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Colusa police reports increased call volume

The Colusa Police Department started off 2021 with an overall increase in the number of calls for service 

Colusa Police Chief Josh Fitch, in his report to the City Council on Feb. 16, said that the call volume for January 2021 was 361, with 26 agency assists, up from 257 calls for service during the same period in 2020. 

‚ÄúThis is a 29 percent increase,‚ÄĚ Fitch reported.¬†

January’s call volume also exceeded December, which had 333 calls for service. 

During January, there were 28 arrests made, which resulted in 12 Colusa County Jail bookings. 

The others arrests resulted in citations, a majority of which were drug-related offenses and driving without a vehicle license, Fitch said.  

In January, one domestic violence arrest was made. There were no DUI arrests. 

There were 49 police reports initiated, of which 46 were investigated. 

On Feb. 1, the Colusa Police Department lobby was reopened to the public. Concealed weapon permit applications and interviews have also been resumed. 

Police request anyone entering the lobby to wear a facial covering.

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