Columbus police department reports 344 calls in November

Published 6:30pm Friday, December 20, 2013

In November 2013, Columbus Police responded to 344 calls.
The calls included 43 suspicious vehicles and 14 suspicious persons, plus 11 stranded motorists and three involuntary commitments.
Officers answered calls for 12 wrecks, 13 alarms and one domestic disturbance. They assisted 11 stranded motorists and 12 Fire/EMS calls. Five disturbances, 58 talks with an officer, two larcenies, and one suicide threat also occurred in Columbus last month.
The police department made sixteen arrests, including 12 misdemeanors, four felonies, and five DWIs.
They arrested two fugitives and made 5,283 premise checks: 4,803 were for businesses, 402 were for residences and 78 were for churches.
The department made 209 charges, and the bulk of these charges, at 82, were for speeding citations.
Other charges included no operator’s license, 12; driving while license revoked, six; drug charges, 24; uninsured motorists, two; careless and reckless driving, 15; and open container, three.
Officers spent 35 hours responding to 28 calls to assist the sheriff’s office, city police departments and other agencies.
The police department also addressed numerous training topics in background investigations, basic Spanish for arrest procedures, RADAR Operator, child passenger safety seat technician certification, automotive digital evidence, and both the Domestic Highway Enforcement Conference and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Conference, for a total of 266 training hours.

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