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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn Killdeer police Chief Chris Fenstermaker discusses the annexation of the Bi-Hutch trailer park into Killdeer city limits, which contributed to an increase in calls for service for his department.

On patrol: Killdeer police see sharp spike in crime

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KILLDEER — With oil boom growth and the recent annexation of land into the city, Killdeer police have seen a spike in police calls for service this year.

Officers responded to more than 700 calls for service this year, up from 334 last year, 184 in 2011 and 168 in 2010.

After hearing of the increase, Killdeer City commissioners approved hiring another officer for the department, which is currently comprised of Chief Chris Fenstermaker and two officers.

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