Law enforcement calls increased in Columbia in May 

Published 7:07 pm Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tyrrell County sheriff’s officers responded to 721 law enforcement calls inside Columbia during May, Sgt. Kevin Sawyer reported to the town’s board of aldermen July 2.

There were 655 such calls in April and 689 in March.

Nineteen ambulance calls and one fire call were reported in town during May versus 27/2 in April and 18/3 in March.

Ten motor vehicle accidents, three disputes in progress, 11 general law calls, 16 intrusion alarms, six drug violations, 66 security checks, four suspicious conditions in progress, 37 traffic stops, and eight vehicle unlocks were among the many different activities reported.

Citations issued for speeding in the 35-mph zone of Scuppernong Drive (U.S. 64) were for speeds of 51, 52, 55, 61, and 63 miles per hour.

Offenses reported in the area northwest of the Broad Street and Scuppernong Drive intersection were: one investigation and four citations.

In the northeast there were seven investigations, eight citations, one criminal summons served, and one warrant served for simple assault, breaking and entering, and second-degree trespassing.

The southwest quadrant saw four citations issued and one arrest order served for probation violation.

And the southeast sector was the scene of one investigation, nine citations issued, one arrest order served, one on-view arrest for drug violations, and one warrant served for driving while license revoked and drug possession.

Arrests made at the sheriff’s office were for failure to appear in court and failure to pay child support. Three warrants were served for possession of controlled substance on prison premises.

The officer assigned to in-town duty drove 368 miles during May.