Dispatch Desk

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April 30

12:10 p.m. -- A pickup pulled out in front of another vehicle and then slammed on the brakes. Officers did not locate the reckless vehicle.

1:01 p.m. -- A shopkeeper noticed a suspicious substance underneath a parked vehicle that left. Responding officer called Public Works to pour Oil Dry on it.

May 1

10:13 a.m. -- A citizen noticed that a vehicle had been parked in the same spot for two weeks. Responding officer discovered that it had expired tags, so he red-tagged it. The vehicle was later moved by its owner.

1:54 p.m. -- A motel employee reported that she had been harassed for some time by former managers of the motel. An officer spoke with her.

3:18 p.m. -- The same motel reported that a person not allowed on the property had indeed just been there.

4:08 p.m. -- Central dispatch alerted ESPD to a 911 hangup call from a bank and no one answered on call back. Officer who responded found that everything was okay except there was a problem with the phone system.

4:24 p.m. -- A resident reported that a driver drove through his yard and over a trolley stop sign. An officer spoke with everyone involved and they reconciled.

9:35 p.m. -- Officer called a tow truck to remove a vehicle parked in a red zone. The owner of the vehicle talked to the tow truck driver at the scene, and moved the vehicle to a legal parking place.

May 2

12:40 a.m. -- A passerby noticed someone sitting on the porch of a business which was closed. Officer discovered the person lived in an apartment below the business.

9:17 a.m. -- An alarm company reported a panic alarm at an ATM. Officer who responded found everything was okay. Just a false alarm.

1:55 p.m. -- Officer made a routine traffic stop and arrested the driver on outstanding warrants from ESPD and for driving on a suspended license.

8:49 p.m. -- Resident near Lake Leatherwood complained of loud music, and the officer told him the music was being turned off for the night.

May 3

12:03 a.m. -- A concerned observer noticed two mini-bikes without lights driving around downtown. The caller was concerned that a driver might not see them and run into them. Officer who searched couldn't see them.

3:42 p.m. -- A resident reported that her

ex-boyfriend keeps riding by on his bike looking at her with hate on his face. She is afraid he might try to break in. Responding officer did not locate the individual.

11:55 p.m. -- Caller asked ESPD if any officer had picked up a small black mutt in the vicinity of the courthouse. Officer canvassed the area but did not see the missing animal.

May 4

8:56 a.m. -- Employee at a motel reported his wallet missing from his vehicle. His vehicle had been broken into previously and he had not noticed the theft at the time.

4:07 p.m. -- Motorist observed a motorcyclist driving very fast and recklessly on Hwy. 23 coming into town from the north. Officers never saw the cyclist.

5:48 p.m. -- Passerby noticed a dog locked in a pickup. Responding officer saw that the dog had no water or food but seemed okay. He was unable to find the owner but would check on welfare of the animal again later.

7:38 p.m. -- A stray Norwich Terrier wandered near downtown and was captured and put in the pound.

8:45 p.m. -- Resident near downtown reported smelling smoke, possibly barbecue. Fire department checked around the area and reported that what they found was not much of anything and definitely not barbecue, more like a campfire.

May 5

12:43 a.m. -- Observer noticed a male beating on a window at a hotel and the window broke. The male went into the hotel. Hotel owner said he did not want to evict the male as they have his credit card number. Officer took a report.

4:26 a.m. -- Guest at a tourist lodging complained of dogs barking for at least two hours at a nearby residence. Officer tried to make contact with the resident but no one was home. He noticed that the dogs were barking at an opossum trapped in a cage, and when he released the opossum the dogs stopped barking.

4:48 a.m. -- A resident called from another part of town to report barking dogs. Officer responded but did not hear any barking.

9:54 a.m. -- Sheriff's office passed along a report of a silver Sonata coming into town at 5 mph. Officer responded but the vehicle was gone.

10:50 a.m. -- Passersby noticed a suspicious vehicle parked behind a closed motel. During a search of the building, officers arrested two individuals for criminal trespass.

1:50 p.m. -- Further search of the building yielded two more arrests for criminal trespass.

9:49 p.m. -- Two callers alerted ESPD to a fight among at least three males downtown. Officers who responded found that no one wanted to press charges so no report was required and peace was restored.

May 6

12:40 a.m. -- An alarmed observer reported a male running down Spring Street in his underwear. Officers never encountered anyone matching his description.

12:57 a.m. -- Officers responded to a call about a fight at a downtown establishment. One of the combatants was arrested for public intoxication.

2:49 a.m. -- While on patrol, officers discovered two individuals passed out on a bench. They were arrested for public intoxication and sleeping in public.

6:32 a.m. -- Officer on patrol encountered a car off the road along U.S. 62. It had been in an accident. Officer facilitated getting the vehicle towed and took a report.

11:36 a.m. -- A motel reported that a group of motorcyclists were refusing to vacate their room and refusing to pay for another day. The officers successfully vacated the room without further difficulty.

May 7

12:31 a.m. -- During a routine traffic stop, officers arrested a driver for driving on a suspended license, improper use of a tag, failure to pay registration and no insurance.

1:15 a.m. -- While on patrol, officers came across a vehicle parked partly in harm's way presenting a hazard to other vehicles.

ESPD had the vehicle towed.

5:20 a.m. -- An alarm sounded at the Queen Anne Mansion, but it turned out to be a faulty alarm.

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