Dispatch Desk

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 9

7:13 a.m. -- Two black Labs were running loose near downtown, but Animal Control never encountered them.

9:59 a.m. -- There was a minor two-vehicle accident uptown.

10:51 a.m. -- Someone found a fuzzy black puppy. Animal Control picked it up.

11:59 a.m. -- A dog was running loose along U.S. 62, but the Animal Control officer did not encounter it.

12:05 p.m. -- An officer repaired a faulty parking meter near the courthouse.

5:58 p.m. -- A motel reported a guest was not following the rules and asked for officer assistance. With an officer present, the manager and the guest came to an agreement.

April 10

2:57 a.m. -- An observer downtown reported two couples appeared to be helping themselves to food at a restaurant. Responding officer discovered that it was the owner and his friends.

8:14 a.m. -- Two dogs were running unescorted very early and were getting into trash on the curbside for pickup. Animal Control will patrol earlier on trash day.

9:51 a.m. -- High school authorities requested an officer for a fight at school.

10:10 a.m. -- Traffic officer assisted in getting a truck backed down Spring Street.

11:48 a.m. -- Downtown observer reported a vehicle that almost hit two other vehicles. Officers never saw the clumsy vehicle.

1:45 p.m. -- A male and a female sparred in a parking lot, but they left before an officer could intervene.

2:16 p.m. -- A van hit another vehicle in a crowded parking lot and left the scene. The driver told the witness she would return and she did. Officer filed the report.

2:50 p.m. -- Individual reported credit card fraud. Officer took a report.

6:12 p.m. -- A semi was reportedly driving erratically as it headed toward town from the east. Officer followed it from one side of town to the other and observed nothing erratic. Everything just fine.

6:17 p.m. -- Resident complained of a neighbor's dogs barking. Responding officer checked with the neighbor who said it wasn't his dogs but another neighbor's dogs. No dogs were barking at that time.

9:33 p.m. -- Observer reported a truck sideswiped two other cars and was parked downtown. Responding officers found that the truck had brake problems. No cars in the immediate area had any damage.

April 11

4:03 a.m. -- Restaurant employee reported hearing something down by the woods behind the building and asked for officer assistance.

9:34 a.m. -- Property owner complained that someone removed the grate covering a storm drain on his property. ESPD added extra patrol.

10:15 a.m. -- Animal Control Officer picked up a stray dog.

April 12

7:24 a.m. -- A medium-sized dog was running along U.S. 62 near Harts. Both the Animal Control Officer and a patrolman tried to apprehend the fugitive but could not.

12:39 p.m. -- Merchandise was stolen from a shop downtown.

8:24 p.m. -- Concerned neighbor reported a dog left on a porch for days without food or water. Also the dog had reportedly been barking all day. Officer discovered that food and water were available and there was no dog on the porch, although other unleashed and unattended dogs were roaming the area. Animal Control was notified.

8:37 p.m. -- Attendee at an AA meeting at the convention center reported an elderly woman who was stumbling and confused and possibly intoxicated. Responding officer discovered the lady was not intoxicated but in need of medical attention. EMS responded and provided assistance.

April 13

12:18 a.m. -- Sheriff's dispatch relayed a report that there had been an explosion and power outage near Pivot Rock Road. Responding officer found that the power was on and he could find no damage anywhere.

3:34 a.m. -- Employee of a convenience store reported dogs howling nearby. An officer heard coyotes in the area but not near enough to pose a problem.

7:21 a.m. -- Eyewitness reported a vehicle passing on a double yellow line and speeding. Officers never encountered the vehicle in town.

7:46 a.m. -- Another report of a vehicle crossing the center line and being otherwise reckless, but officers in town did not see the vehicle.

8:14 a.m. -- An alert citizen reported two black Labs running loose in a neighborhood. Animal Control had been looking for these dogs for several days, but, doggone it, they were nowhere to be found by the time he arrived.

2:59 p.m. -- Report from the elementary school that a parent who picked up a child smelled very strongly of marijuana. Officer went to the school to get the information.

5:24 p.m. -- Caller reported that his friend was having trouble breathing but continued trying to mount his motorcycle. An officer and EMS responded but EMS did not transport the man. Officer followed him home to make sure he got there safely.

7:46 p.m. -- Officer noticed a bus with all its lights on. He called the driver who said he would turn them off when he got back to town.

8:11 p.m. -- A photographer was blocking traffic near downtown. Responding officer discovered the photographer would block traffic for about 30 seconds or so and then let everyone go by. Officer asked the photographer not to block traffic.

9:43 p.m. -- A security person for the UFO Conference reported that some people posed as press to gain entrance to the conference and then tried to sell something. The subjects were also possibly intoxicated, but they were not really bothering anyone. Officer advised the caller this was a non-issue.

11:46 p.m. -- Routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver for outstanding warrants from Elkins and Siloam Springs.

April 14

3:05 a.m. -- Officer doing routine door checks discovered a door at the high school unlocked. He reported it to the principal who passed along the information to someone who will lock the door.

8:00 a.m. -- Guest at a motel reported she backed into another vehicle. Officer assisted her in filing a report.

9:12 a.m. -- Guest at another motel requested a welfare check on the infant and small child in the next room. Responding officer found them both to be okay.

4:25 p.m. -- A person at the convention center had parked his RV in a fire lane and was not cooperating with security who had asked him to leave. Officers told the property owner that since the vehicle is on private property, it could be towed. Officer advised the gentleman to cooperate with security. Owner said he would call again if there were further problems.

April 15

10:51 a.m. -- Someone stole items from a vehicle parked at the Crescent Hotel.

11:15 a.m. -- Officer picked up two chocolate Labs near the pool at a motel on U.S. 62.

12:43 p.m. -- An officer and Animal Control responded to a report that a child at ESH had been bitten by a dog. They discovered the bite actually occurred outside of city limits.

5:15 p.m. -- An individual turned herself in on a warrant out of Rogers.

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