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Law enforcement calls in Columbia remained steady in first quarter

Tyrrell County sheriff’s officers responded to 479 law enforcement calls inside Columbia during January, 410 in February, and 492 in March, Deputy Nathan McPeak reported recently to the board of aldermen.

There were 21 in-town ambulance calls in January, 12 in February, and 15 in March. And there were four fires reported in the town in January, three in February, and one in March.

Arrests in January were:

one order for arrest for failure to maintain child support;

two on-view arrests for (1) felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a place for constrolled substance, and possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana; and for (2) assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, and trespassing;

and three warrants served for (1) assault on a law enforcement officer; (2) felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, and reckless driving to endanger; and (3) possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substance.

Arrests in February were:

one criminal summons served for communicating threats;

one order for arrest for failure to maintain child support;

and four warrants served: (1) disorderly conduct on school premises and assault on a school employee; (2) possession of a controlled substance on prison premises; (3) possession of schedule III controlled substance; and (4) simple assault.

Arrests in March were:

one criminal summons served for injury to personal property;

three orders for arrest: one for child support failure and two for failure to appear in court as ordered;

and seven warrants served: (1) breaking and entering and larceny; (2) child abuse; (3) indecent liberties with a child (four counts); (4) misdemeanor larceny; and (5-7) three warrants for obtaining property by false pretense.