On 12/27/18 at approximately 2:09am the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to the 300 Block of North 5th Street for a check on the welfare. Upon arrival the Officer observed a female, later identified as Erica Ritzman, 39, of Columbia sitting on the edge of the driveway and street. The Officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person, she had slurred speech and admitted to consuming beer at a local bar. Ritzman was charged with Public Drunkenness. Note: All parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.