Dispatch Desk

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 18

11:17 a.m. -- Sheriff's office received a 911 hangup call from a bank in town. Officers responded and found everything to be okay.

2:26 p.m. -- Animal Control had captured a golden Lab that had been galavanting through a neighborhood when the owner of the animal came running up to retrieve it. It had jumped through an open window to get out. The animal was released to the owner.

2:55 p.m. -- A tree fell across Grand Avenue and onto power lines. An officer blocked off the road until the way was clear.

2:55 p.m. -- A truck was going the wrong way on a neighborhood street, but it had found its way out by the time an officer arrived to assist it.

3:30 p.m. -- A concerned citizen reported a dog locked up in a vehicle downtown, but the vehicle left before an officer got there.

6:20 p.m. -- Another concerned observer reported small children riding bicycles in the middle of a street, but the responding officer never saw them.

April 17

6:25 a.m. -- A resident reported excessive barking at a nearby house. Animal control responded and heard no barking but spoke to the accused barker's owners.

7:08 a.m. -- A small unaccompanied puppy was captured near downtown, and Animal Control took it to the pound.

9:15 a.m. -- Animal Control Officer made a followup call regarding a dog disturbing neighbors early in the morning.

9:40 a.m. -- Animal Control responded to a report of two black Labs resting comfortably near King Street. The dogs ran away not to be found again.

10:52 a.m. -- Another call about the loose black Labs.

1:35 p.m. -- Officer followed up on a report of a theft at a business.

1:38 p.m. -- Resident of an apartment complex told ESPD that her neighbor was coming into her apartment and switching cat food for dog food and leaving pine needles all about. Officer spoke with the two parties but was not able to determine if anything suspicious was happening.

2:26 p.m. -- A man and woman were going door to door trying to sell steaks. Officer located the vehicle and followed it on Hwy. 23 going north until it left city limits.

9:05 p.m. -- A concerned citizen reported that neighbors who had been drinking just got into a vehicle and were headed to an establishment in town. Officers never encountered the vehicle.

10:14 p.m. -- Owner of an inn asked ESPD to check on a report of a possible gas smell at the tourist lodging. Officer responded and everything was okay.

10:17 p.m. -- Caller told ESPD that the headlight fuse on their antique car just blew, so they pulled into a parking lot. They needed an escort to their motel on the other side of town. Police accommodated but advised them to replace the fuse first thing in the morning.

April 18

8:49 -- Caller told ESPD that another person had borrowed his trailer and was refusing to return it. An officer spoke with both parties and cleared up the misunderstanding.

12:31 p.m. -- Those two vagrant black Labs were spotted again in the north part of town, and again vanished before Animal Control could catch them.

12:44 p.m. -- A resident in the south part of town asked Animal Control to remove a snake from the front porch. The snake escaped.

2:18 p.m. -- A motel clerk asked for assistance in finding the owner of a vehicle leaking fuel in its parking lot. The license number did not belong to a registered guest and no one in the restaurant knew about the vehicle. Motel employee took care of cleanup and the vehicle owner was not immediately identified.

3:02 p.m. -- A briefcase and some money went missing from a local business.

4:10 p.m. -- Two black dogs were wandering around in a backyard on the north part of town.

6:35 p.m. -- Sheriff's office alerted ESPD to an erratic driver heading toward town from the east. Driver seemed to be fighting with someone in the back seat. Officers never saw the vehicle.

6:37 p.m. -- A motorcycle was passing on the double yellow lines on its way to town from the south.

April 19

8:35 a.m. -- A van ran out of gas on Hwy. 23. Driver told the officer that someone was on the way from Holiday Island with more gas.

9:49 a.m. -- Officer provided assistance to a motorist near downtown.

5:10 p.m. -- Two officers noticed a motorcycle on top of a person near US 62. They stopped to help and called EMS and then arrested the cyclist for DWI.

6:09 p.m. -- An eyewitness reported a male and female indecently exposed and inappropriately behaving near an establishment downtown. Officer did not encounter them.

6:37 p.m. -- A sedan hit a scooter in a parking lot and then left. Officers took the information.

7:22 p.m. -- Officer responded for traffic assistance to a one-car flipover accident near downtown.

8:11 p.m. -- Motorist reported a motorcycle heading into town from the west with malfunctioning headlights and taillights. Officer searched for but did not find the motorcycle.

9:40 p.m. -- A resident reported two small dogs getting into things. Officer took information but was unable to find the culprits.

April 20

12:49 a.m. -- Driver told ESPD that a possibly intoxicated couple jumped in front of his vehicle while he was driving on U.S. 62 in town. Officers did not find anyone fitting their description.

3:24 a.m. -- Hotel employee noticed someone sleeping on a windowsill. An officer found the person and encouraged him to find another place to stay for the night.

7:24 a.m. -- Resident told ESPD that a man came to his porch and requested a shower, cup of coffee and a ride. The person then began to change clothes on the front porch. Responding officer spoke with the man and advised him of city ordinances regarding camping in the city and told him to stay off private property. The man said fine, he would just leave town.

8:35 a.m. -- High school requested officer assistance after teachers noticed a marijuana smell emanating from some of the students.

12:04 p.m. -- A vehicle had parked in the handicapped spot at Black Bass Lake. Responding officer checked with the Parks Department. Parks Director said there was one spot there marked with a sign and they were working on getting the spot more clearly marked.

12:36 p.m. -- Housekeeping at a motel opened a door of a room and out ran a dog. The motel requested assistance from Animal Control but the owner of the animal returned to collect the dog.

2:41 p.m. -- A motel reported two persons causing a problem about paying their bill. Officers arrested the two persons on outstanding warrants.

6:49 p.m. -- Passerby noticed a truck loaded with dogs in a parking lot. She was concerned for their welfare. Responding officer found everything to be in order at the scene.

6:50 p.m. -- Motorist reported a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner heading west out of town on U.S. 62. Officers did not locate the vehicle.

8:24 p.m. -- Two dogs attacked a baby deer on the north end of town. The deer had to be put down because of it injuries and it was picked up by Public Works.

9:54 p.m. -- An anonymous caller reported that a lady in a wheelchair at the AA convention said her meds had been tampered with, and the person she had been riding with had been falling asleep while driving creating a hazard for other drivers. EMS responded to check on the person's welfare.

10:53 p.m. -- Owner of a restaurant told ESPD that a long-time employee had quit on bad terms, and this person had keys to everything. Owner said she would change the locks in the morning but asked for extra patrols for the night.

10:54 p.m. -- Concerned motorist reported a driver on US 62 swerving left of center. Officers checked but did not encounter that vehicle.

11:08 p.m. -- Two vehicles appeared to be racing through town going north according to the caller. Officers searched the area but did not encounter either vehicle.

April 21

12:42 a.m. -- This time the driver of a vehicle swerving all over the road pulled into a gas station and officers spoke with her. She left her vehicle at the gas station for the night and officers transported her to a nearby motel.

12:58 p.m. -- Patron at an establishment said he had been hit in the face. Officers met with him and a filed a report.

1:24 a.m. -- Residents at one end of an apartment complex complained about noisy people at the other end of the building. Officers spoke with the noisy end to quieten things down for the night.

10:50 a.m. -- A lodge reported vandalism to one of the rooms. Officer spoke with the manager.

3:18 p.m. -- ESPD was notified of a female who had been drinking and would be driving from her apartment toward another apartment complex. Police did not see her vehicle.

3:21 p.m. -- One neighbor was harassing another and her grandchild at an apartment complex. The person being harassed requested officer assistance in restoring calm.

11:15 p.m. -- County dispatch transferred a 911 call about a domestic dispute at a local motel. The caller had hung up during the call. Officers responded to the inn but did not discover any kind of a disturbance there.

April 22

12:59 a.m. -- During routine patrol, an officer encountered a person sleeping in a downtown parking lot. The person was arrested for public intoxication.

2:05 a.m. -- County dispatch asked if ESPD could investigate a possible prowler call on a county road but both patrolmen were involved at that moment.

7:01 a.m. -- A vehicle was left parked off the road and in a grassy area near downtown. ESPD said it was off the road and had been locked up for the night, so no problem.

12:24 p.m. -- There was a vehicle/groundhog accident on Hwy. 23N. The animal did not fare well and was carried away for proper interment.

2:22 p.m. -- Witness reported a possibly intoxicated driver on Passion Play Road. Officers did not encounter the vehicle.

April 23

12:05 -- A caller told ESPD that his friend's car had been stolen, but while reporting it noticed that it had been moved down the road and three persons were getting out of it. Upon confronting the three individuals, one of them wanted to fight but another one insisted they leave and they got into a pickup and left. Responding officer did not find that vehicle.