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Jonesborough police, fire experience active month

From STAFF REPORTS
Jonesborough police made 29 arrests in May, with a total of 38 charges being placed. Those charges included three DUIs, and 11 for driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Officers issued 119 citations during May, 53 of which were for speeding. The majority of the citations were issued on West Jackson Boulevard.
According to reports, 23 motor vehicle crashes were reported during May, the majority of which took place on East Jackson Boulevard. Three of the crashes resulted in injuries.
Jonesborough authorities also mailed out 14 code enforcement letters to city residents for a variety of issues, including overgrown grass, junk vehicles and dirty lots.
One business owner was cited for a violation of the sign ordinance, while multiple verbal warnings were given to residents and businesses about property and sign violations.
During the month of May, traffic cameras registered 659 violations that resulted in 500 tickets being mailed out.
Of the violations mailed out, 233 were for a red light violation and 267 were for speeding.
The highest number of red light violations occurred at Forest Avenue at East Jackson Boulevard followed by East Jackson Boulevard at Headtown Road.
East Jackson at Headtown Road, heading west, had the highest number of speeding violations.
The Jonesborough Fire Department was busy in May, working 54 calls for service, including two structure fires.
According to reports, the two fires ­— one at 1005 W. Main St. and one at 1103 Walnut Grove — occurred almost simultaneously during a severe storm. Both structures were saved.