Sgt. Sawyer summarizes activities for aldermen

Published 11:23 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tyrrell County sheriff’s officers responded to 746 law enforcement calls or complaints inside Columbia during July, Sgt. Kevin Sawyer reported to the board of aldermen August 6.

There were 721 such calls in May and 699 in June.

Sawyer reported 17 ambulance and two fire calls in July compared with 18/1 in June and 19/1 in May.

Officers performed 91 traffic stops, served 48 court papers, unlocked 10 vehicles, investigated 10 motor vehicle accidents, as well as performing 312 business checks and 129 security checks on individuals and properties inside the town.

In the northwest quadrant of the town, as defined by Scuppernong Drive and Broad Street, officers conducted one investigation and issued 23 motor vehicle law violation citations.

In the northeast there were three investigations, 28 motor vehicle law violation citations, and one order for arrest for child support delinquency.

The southwest section was the scene of one investigation and three motor vehicle law violation citations.

And in the southeast there were two investigations, 22 motor vehicle violation citations, one on-view arrest for misdemeanor marijuana possession, and one arrest order served for three counts of child support delinquency.

Two warrants were served at the sheriff’s office for communicating threats and for simple assault.

Deputies patrolling the town drove 1,388 miles during July.