Dispatch Desk

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 8

6:56 a.m. -- A caller advised a silver Toyota was passing on the double yellow downtown on North Main. Police located the vehicle but could find no probably cause to stop it.

9:21 a.m. -- A large black dog was reported running loose near Swiss Villa Apartments. An officer checked the Pivot Rock Road and Dairy Hollow areas without luck.

9:35 a.m. -- A caller from Vaughan Street called to report a sick raccoon on the deck. Animal control took care of the problem.

11:07 a.m. -- A local inn called to report vandalism to one of its rooms.

11:17 a.m. -- A mysterious yet reckless driver in a white SUV was reported driving off the road and driving other vehicles off the road before turning into the parking lot of a popular local restaurant that starts with "M" near the high school and hitting a flower bed. An officer arrived within minutes but no one had witnessed anything and the white SUV was long gone.

11:59 p.m. -- Two brothers were reported fighting at a local apartment complex. The decided everything was fine when the cops showed up.

1:09 p.m. -- A caller reported a two-car accident near a local jamboree. There were no accidents and an officer took the report.

3:38 p.m. -- A caller reported a realtor trying to make a foreclosure was having trouble with the (previous) owners, who were making threats. Officers had words with the parties involved.

August 9

0:22 a.m. -- Lucky for everybody, nothing was amiss at a local drive-through deli when police responded to a report from the alarm company that something might be amiss. The meatball subs were unharmed. Whew.

3:59 a.m. -- Jerry with SWEPCO called to advise that Benton Street was completely blocked by a fallen tree. Public Works sprang into action and quickly cleared the way.

1:38 p.m. -- A caller from Spring Street reported her identity had been stolen under suspicious circumstances. Unlike being stolen under normal circumstances, I guess. The officer took the report.

5:08 p.m. -- A caller reported he had yelled at a driver for driving while texting near the top of Planer Hill, said the driver flipped him off in response and showered him with salty language. The police could find no sign of the unrepentant texter upon arrival.

7:49 p.m. -- A caller from a local-flavored restaurant down town called to report a lost dog on a leash with a red harness and a black Chihuahua with white markings on its face. The caller was advised to bring the animal to the police station but did not show up.

9:32 p.m. -- A caller reported an abandoned vehicle east of Thorncrown Chapel, but the owner showed up with gas before anything else could happen.

10:30 -- A caller from downtown reported losing a purple bag with a black zipper containing a substantial amount of money. His information was taken.

August 10

6:58 a.m. -- An officer advised a subject sleeping in his car on Mountain Street that sleeping in his vehicle was against city ordinance and was issued a warning.

9:32 a.m. -- One of Eureka's Finest arrested an individual on an outstanding felony warrant for revocation of a suspended sentence.

9:39 a.m. -- Animal control called to say he was in pursuit of a red collie mix. The dog was playing hard to get, so animal control was going to follow it home to discuss local leash laws with its owners.

9:47 a.m. -- An officer was flagged down on Spring Street by a mother out looking for her juvenile daughter, who was supposed to be spending the night with a friend but instead went to her boyfriend's house. The officer began searching, but the mother called back at 10:24 a.m. to say the about-to-be-severely-grounded girl had returned.

11:14 a.m. -- Madison County called to issue a Be On The Lookout for a red Ford pick-up stolen from the Huntsville area. It was later reported in a gas drive-off in Elm Springs and later located in Bella Vista. It never even got close to Eureka.

10:21 p.m. -- A reckless driver from the Humane Society was reported headed toward town. Not necessarily FROM the Humane Society, but you know what I mean. Anyway, they couldn't find a trace.

10:38 p.m. -- A caller from North Main Street called to report a yard sale still going on at almost midnight was making too much noise.

The officer was advised the lady had a permit for her yard sale and had had a rain day. No report required.

August 11

1:20 a.m. -- A caller from near the Auditorium called to advise a "very intoxicated" male had gone into the public restroom 20 minutes earlier and had not re-emerged. An officer checked the bathroom, found the individual, and sent him on his way.

9:42 a.m. -- A caller from Spring and Main Street complained her vehicle had been sideswiped by a trolley and wanted to file a report.

11:05 a.m. -- A caller from a local inn called to file a property damage report.

5:07 p.m. -- A caller from Pivot Rock Road called to complain of having been drugged in the night. An officer suggested she speak with a doctor about her sleep apnea problems and random nights of excessive sleep before an investigation starts.

5:32 p.m. -- A complaint was lodged about a teenager playing the electric guitar too loud for her to enjoy her evening walk. An officer spoke with the budding Eddie Van Halen and the guitar was turned down.

6:00 p.m. -- a Be On The Lookout was put on in the area for a man who missed dinner with his brother and could not be located. His possessions were still in his room.

7:02 p.m. -- A caller complained she could not park at the Auditorium because the lot was blocked off for the Eurekan sporting event. Police advised the lot was reserved and they could not help.

9:09 p.m. -- A caller from near the Group W bench advised a vehicle had hit something twice near a local T-shirt emporium and had possibly left the scene.

9:33 p.m. -- A vehicle containing two adults and two children was reported overturned on US Hwy 62 heading west past the Razorback Gift Shop. EMS on the scene. Report taken.

10:20 p.m. -- A caller complained of a recurrent garage sale on North Main Street. An officer advised the woman the person had a valid permit and she should make a complaint with the city on Monday if she had further issues.

August 12

1:02 a.m. -- An officer located a one-car accident near Brighton Bridge and made an arrest for DWI and failure to control.

7:49 a.m. -- An officer was called to help with traffic at the courthouse due to an ongoing sporting event.

10:51 a.m. -- An officer made contact with a subject sleeping in his vehicle parked on the roadside on Mountain Street. The subject was issued a warning for sleeping in his vehicle and was advised of city ordinances against it.

1:02 p.m. -- A caller reported a pit bull running loose on Wall Street. An officer picked up the dog and brought it to the police department.