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Police arrest 31 in February

Jonesborough police arrested 31 people in February on charges ranging from aggravated assault and driving under the influence to forgery, theft and cruelty to animals.
Officers with the Department of Public Safety also issued 100 citations in February, the majority of which were issued on West Main Street. Drivers were ticketed for speeding, financial responsibility, registration violations, following too close, failure to exercise due care and various other offenses.
A total of 26 traffic crashes were reported to town police. Most occurred on East Jackson Boulevard and none resulted in injuries.
Traffic cameras resulted in 413 violations being mailed to vehicle owners last month. Of those issued, 243 were for running a red light while the rest were for speeding.
The highest number of red light violations occurred at the intersection of Forrest Drive at East Jackson Boulevard while the intersection of East Jackson Boulevard at Headtown Road recorded the highest number of speeders.
The Jonesborough Fire Department answered 38 calls for service in February, including one working structure fire, which broke out on Feb. 11 at 170 Roy Phillips Road.
Other calls for service included a gas leak on East Main Street, several traffic crashes, a chimney fire on Forestview Drive and various other issues.