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Police make 29 arrests in November

Last month, Jonesborough police arrested 23 people on a total of 29 charges. Individuals were arrested for everything from drug violations and driving under the influence to child abuse and violation of wildlife hunting laws.
Authorities also issued 70 citations in November for violations including speeding and failure to exercise due care. The majority of those citations were issued on West Jackson Boulevard.
A total of 29 traffic crashes were reported in November, with three of those resulting in injuries. Most of the crashes occurred on East Jackson Boulevard.
Traffic cameras at major intersections in Jonesborough resulted in 399 violations being mailed out to motorists.
Of those, 221 violations were issued for running a red light and 178 were issued for speeding.
The highest number of red light violations occurred at Forest Drive at East Jackson Boulevard heading south. Drivers traveling west on East Jackson Boulevard at Headtown Road recorded the most speeding violations.
During the month of November, the Jonesborough Fire Department answered 35 calls for service, including a building fire at 37 Meadow Edge Court on Nov. 29.
Other calls include a bomb scare at the downtown courthouse on Nov. 5 and a middle school student being struck by a vehicle on Highway 81S on Nov. 19.
Firefighters also responded to several traffic crashes, two vehicle fires, and a report of a biological hazard at 3822 W. Market St., on Nov. 29.