Some slow, some busy over holiday

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2008

With fireworks and family gatherings, the Fourth of July in Chilton County was anything but quiet. Crimes committed during the celebrations were down slightly this year.

Clanton Police Department said they had a slow weekend, and were down on calls about fireworks being set off.

“It was a good weekend for us. It was relatively quiet here in Clanton,” Chief James Henderson said.

Maplesville Police were busier with a few arrests including one for domestic violence and one for driving under the influence. Chief Todd Ingram said the arrests made were to be expected with a holiday like the Fourth of July, but he was glad there weren’t more.

Jemison Police Chief Brian Stilwell said the department was busy for the Fourth of July.

“We had a busy weekend with more calls than we normally have, but the weekend according to arrests and accidents went very smoothly and we are all happy about that,” he said.

Jemison had a total of one accident, one arrest for harassment, two arrests for domestic violence, two arrests for resisting arrest, two disorderly conduct arrests and one driving under the influence arrest.

Stilwell said more officers were patrolling over the weekend to help with the increase in emergency calls.