Municipal court presents annual report

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — During the Eaton City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 17, Eaton Municipal Court Interim Clerk Sharon McKee reported on violations and a software update.

According to McKee, Ohio State Patrol is the agency with the most violations, followed by City of Eaton and Preble County Sheriff Office. In 2019, Ohio State Patrol filed 53 criminal and 3,242 traffic reports; City of Eaton filed 927 criminal and 440 traffic reports; Preble County Sheriff Office filed 566 criminal and 689 traffic reports.

For 2019, there were 1,969 total criminal and 4,667 total traffic reports filed by all agencies. This is a total violation count of 6,636 for the year.

McKee also discussed the case management system update and thanked council for hiring Law Director Ryan Brunk.

With regards to the new case management system, she referred to a grant Eaton Municipal Court received from Ohio Supreme Court in April of 2019. Since then, Eaton Computer has been working to download old data into the new system. They have also been familiarizing themselves with the new system.

She added, with the new system, municipal court staff will be able to download Ohio State Patrol tickets directly into the system without touching a paper ticket.

Eaton Municipal Court will go live with the new system on March 2.

“I’m sure there will be hiccups and problems, but a couple months [in] and it will be a lot easier,” she said.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH