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12/18/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Deputies can't be bothered?

Where have all the sheriffs gone? I have lived in the county for almost 10 years. When I first moved here, the county sheriff took a very active role in controlling speeder and traffic violations. Now we can't even get them to respond to a call about continuous speeding on what has become a major drag strip.

The area I am speaking of is Castle Rock Road. The speed limit is 35, but no one who drives it does so under 45. I have called on several occasions to have it monitored. They have come out once that I know of. Their response to me is, when is this the worst? Because we don't have the manpower or hours to monitor it all day and night, but that is when it occurs.

It never lets up. I thought that this was part of the job - to protect and to serve? Where are they when you need them?

Earnest Fleming


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Article comment by: Easy Fix

Easy solution. Change the speed limit on Castle Rock to 45 mph. Problem solved.

People tend to drive the road rather than the speed limit. Obviously the posted speed limit is too low on that particular road and some others I can think of.

Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Article comment by: Quickly Becoming A Lawless County

They're afraid - too many people with too many guns.

Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Article comment by: Little Birdie

The reason is this town if full of idiotic citizens who call the police for everything not remotely important. Example, we recently had a neighbor call the police on another neighbor for oil stains on their driveway which had also had some minor leakage to the sidewalk. Seriously? Are you that concerned over an oil spill that you had to alert the authorities? This town is full of idiots who expect the police to solve minor disputes instead of where they need to be, protecting and serving our community in upholding the laws, not minor neighbor disputes that could be handled on your own.

Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013
Article comment by: janice palmer

it gets more and more stupid

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013
Article comment by: Fed up

Castle Rock? Is that all? Try Stockton Hill some afternoon or evening. The little punks weave in and out, back and forth between lanes, just like the video games they're used to playing. What they haven't figured out yet is that when they crash and burn, they can't just hit "replay" and start all over again.

Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Article comment by: Jack a Lope

they are sitting over by grandpas diner, and where that furniture store used to be on northern

Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Article comment by: Jump Whoops

You can only catch good air at the wash on Castle Rock if your going over 45mph!

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Thai Mai Shu

Seriously Earnest? You have nothing better to do than sit out on Castle Rock road with your own traffic radar device and clock the speed of every vehicle that traverses "your" section of roadway?

I hate to tell you this but there are way more pressing issues in Mohave County then some kid doing 45 in a 35 zone.

Deal with it.

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Meadview Deputy Supporter

Thanks to the Mojave County Deputies who patrol Meadview and Pearce Ferry road and also to the Park Rangers who do the same. They do take care of problems here.

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: tj denton

YES!!! we need cops on every single street corner in this country! I would also like them posted at every subway in town because the footlongs are SUPPOSED to be 12 inches and i know for a fact that they are only 10!!! i demand action because im being robbed blind here every day. Where are they when i NEED them?!? we should probably put MAGNET on the case for this sandwich fiasco because im not sure the regular police can handle it. CALL 911

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

All I can suggest, apart from drugs & alcohol or going to church to let someone else do all the talking, or wading into the Miner's tar pit of haters and missionaries.....is to take a little drive to the outskirts of town some night, and just hang out under the stars for some relaxation and thought. Then count to about 20 slowly, and you'll get all the sheriff attention a good little citizen could want.

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

What are you talking about? Do you expect them to be there 24/7? What makes you so special? I have personally been stopped on Castle Rock. Have you not seen them, sometimes in three's, sitting on Northern next to the flood channel? Just drive over there and breakup their chat session and tell them to get to work.

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Radar Luv

To be honest, I don't know that the police can trust your radar estimates.

I was flagged down furiously by some big old guy, "former control freak bully probably" for my speed and I was going UNDER the posted limit.

I guess he felt I was going to fast because of the contrast between my car and short legged embarrassment of a dog he was walking.

Or maybe he was angry in general, having to walk his wife's excuse of a dog.

Maybe these people are late for church.

Those Pentecostals like their church and if they got to break Man's Law to get to church on time, so be it.

It wouldn't be a true service if the weren't all there to hypocrit-alize about other members.

Karma mandates, you'd be the first to get a ticket anyway.

Leave well enough alone and don't look to the Po Po to address and fix all your issues

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Just A. Citizen

I feel ya man. Went thru the same scenario exactly, quite close to you. The posted speed limit was 25 mph and some folks were doing 60.
Calls, and calls, and calls to MCSO. Visits as well. In twenty+ years there, I saw MCSO doing speed control twice.
Sorry to tell you about three choices.
Give up on your own.
Get medication to help you give up.
Move to Butler where the MCSO crimefighters dwell in force.

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

It is possible that Sheehan decided that he wasn't going to waste time enforcing speed laws. He is on record as saying he would not enforce any law that he "feels" violates the Constitution.

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