During the January 19, 2016, regular city council meeting for the City of Colusa, the Colusa City Police Department reported that December 2015 was an active month for the department.
Activities included a domestic violence incident that turned into a kidnapping. The department reported that the suspect was apprehended after crashing into a fence and arrested for kidnapping, domestic violence, and the possession of a dangerous weapon.
It was also reported that Officer Beecham has completed his field training program and is now working as a performing officer. Additionally, Officer Salazar continues in Phase II of her Field Training Program, and Officer Ruiz has started Phase I in his Field Training Program after Graduating from the Butte College Police Academy.
Colusa City Code Enforcement has closed all open cases, handled two vehicle abatements, two citizens complaints, and four parking issues.
The Colusa Police Department summarized that there was a total of 387 calls for service in December, an increase from 341 in November. The department handled 66 documented case investigations, with 54 of them concerning criminal activity. There were 13 theft cases and three reports of vandalism.
The Colusa Police Department reported that there were three vehicle thefts and three reportable traffic collisions for the month of December.
The total number of traffic stops increased from 131 in November to 171 traffic stops during the month of December. The top moving traffic violation for the month were seatbelt and cellphone violations. A total of 35 traffic citations were issued during the month; seven of those were mechanical violations, and six citations were for drivers license issues.
The number of arrests was increased in December to 33 from the 27 in November. The Colusa Police Department reported that 14 arrests were warrant arrests, five DUI arrests, and fix arrests made for drug and alcohol outside of DUI-related violations.