Dispatch Desk

Monday, May 7, 2012

April 23

4:45 p.m. -- Four or five persons were walking around suspiciously near a closed motel. They were gone when police arrived.

April 24

12:09 a.m. -- Complainant reported a dog had been barking for hours. Responding officer discovered the address was not in the city limits.

3:02 a.m. -- Officer on patrol noticed a downtown business door was open. He found no signs of forced entry and secured the door.

8:01 a.m. -- Resident reported that upon arriving home she noticed several of her books were missing. No one was at home when the responding officer arrived, and ESPD learned later that the resident's mother had picked up the books. No report necessary.

April 25

6:54 a.m. -- Alarm company called in a front door alarm at a local business. Officer found that an employee had been having trouble resetting the alarm. Everything was okay.

2:35 p.m. -- A reportedly reckless driver left the area on US 62 heading east before any officer encountered it.

3:33 p.m. -- A cyclist tipped over his motorcycle twice in a parking lot. Observers told police his location and they arrested the driver for DWI, failure to control and implied consent.

5:14 p.m. -- Employee at a business reported that his vehicle had been hit, possibly by a drunk driver. Officer filed a report.

7:33 p.m. -- A tenant was trying to move out of his place. The landlord reportedly pushed him and others who were helping. The landlord also hit the tenant's car, so the officer took information on the domestic dispute and the vehicle damage.

7:48 p.m. -- A medium-sized dog that resembled a poodle was loose in a neighborhood. Officer called the owner who picked up the animal.

8:19 p.m. -- A motorist backed into a motorcycle in a parking lot. Officer took a report.

April 26

2 a.m. -- Officer responded to a report of a horse trailer possibly on fire south of town on Hwy. 23. He reported to Sheriff's office that the trailer was outside of city limits and a deputy would be required.

8:18 a.m. -- A delivery truck hit an awning on Spring Street and down came the awning. Neither the driver nor the building owner wanted to file a report.

9:37 a.m. -- A resident of a nursing home took an unattended fall and sustained an injury. Officer replied that it would be a medical issue and EMS would prepare documentation.

1:46 p.m. -- Complainant from an apartment complex told ESPD her neighbor put a sign on her door telling her to stay away. Caller considered that harassment. Officer talked to both parties and advised the caller that this was not a criminal issue and to please leave the neighbor alone.

April 27

2:03 p.m. -- Traffic in front of the library was congested because of the trolley and other vehicles. Officer assisted until the way was clear.

7:52 p.m. -- A vehicle backed into another vehicle and left the scene. Officer got all the information.

9:50 p.m. -- A motel owner complained about the music from a nearby establishment. Officer responded and spoke to everyone involved.

11:00 p.m. -- A tree fell onto US 62 west of town and it blocked most of the roadway. An officer, Public Works and the state highway dept. all responded, and the tree was moved out of the way.

April 28

12 a.m. -- On a routine traffic stop, the officer arrested the driver for driving on a suspended license and a warrant out of Benton County.

2:28 a.m. -- On another routine traffic stop, the officer arrested the driver for DWI, driving left of center and driving on a suspended license.

3:15 a.m. -- Eyewitness reported seeing two males, possibly intoxicated, harassing two females. There was also a physical altercation between one of the males and one of the females, and the males stole a cell phone from one of the females. Officers were unable to find the males but spoke with the females.

3:35 a.m. -- While looking for two suspects from an earlier call, officers discovered a gentleman and his dog sleeping above Basin Park. He was arrested for public intoxication and for sleeping in public.

9:14 a.m. -- Alarm sounded at a restaurant. Responding officer secured the building with the keyholder.

1:32 p.m. -- A juvenile got into a fight with his family at an apartment complex. He left on foot to go to the police station. The family did not want to press charges but were concerned for his welfare. Officers encountered the juvenile and took him home.

1:46 p.m. -- Daughter of a resident at a nursing facility reported possible theft and neglect of her mother.

2:24 p.m. -- A pickup truck was reportedly driving recklessly as it entered town from the west, but officers never encountered the vehicle.

2:54 p.m. -- A dog got stuck in the skateboard bowl at Harmon Park. Officers could not find its owners, so they took it to the pound.

3:23 p.m. -- The juvenile who had returned home earlier had begun throwing things, hitting family members and then scratching their vehicle. Officer took the information.

4:37 p.m. -- A mother reported her 14-year old daughter had come to town with friends and was not where they had arranged she was to be. Officers located the daughter.

9:48 p.m. -- Observer called in a reckless driver heading toward Eureka Springs from Berryville, but officers never saw the vehicle.

10:12 p.m. -- A dog was barking outside in a neighborhood. Owners took the dog in after speaking with an officer.

10:49 -- Sheriff's office alerted ESPD to suspects, one of whom is not allowed in Arkansas, possibly armed with a .22-caliber rifle. Suspects had stolen two items from a house east of town. Officer followed up with a welfare check and filed a report.

11:15 p.m. -- A gentleman came to the police station to file an assault and threat report.

April 29

10:13 a.m. -- Customers stole a cooler from a lodge. Officer file a report.

4:43 p.m. -- Sheriff's office warned ESPD that a suspect with outstanding felony warrants was possibly heading toward Eureka Springs. Officers never encountered his vehicle.

10:20 p.m. -- As a result of a traffic stop, the driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license and speeding.

11:35 p.m. -- A resident told ESPD that passengers in a small car traveling through his neighborhood were possibly intoxicated and definitely harassing people. Officers searched for but did not find the vehicle.

April 30

1:07 a.m. -- A concerned observer reported a vehicle parked askew in the parking lot of a liquor store at that early hour. Responding officer learned that it was the newspaper delivery person.

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