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2013 Public Safety outlook: Alcohol incidents a priority for sheriff

Sheriff Ken Furlong knows the root of almost all the violence in his community. The presence of alcohol and drugs haunt the violent arrest reports. “I want to see the simple assaults come down,” Sheriff Ken Furlong said. “They’re alcohol (and drug) related.”As Furlong gazes into the coming new year, he sees what he hopes to be snowstorms brewing. With each storm, and its precipitation, comes a drop in downtown violence.“Weather has a huge, huge impact on what we do,” he said.When the storms lift and the sun brings warmer temperatures, Carson City’s denizens will be enjoying themselves in full …

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