Dispatch Desk

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 22

7:23 a.m. -- A caller from the elementary school passed along reports of children running back and forth across the highway while waiting for the bus. The responding officer got there after the bus left but will patrol the area in the morning.

10:45 a.m. -- A caller from Eureka Springs Elementary School called Animal Control to report a fox underneath the shed out back. The Animal Control officer crawled under the building, but the wily beast had made tracks and could not be located.

10:48 a.m. -- A caller reported a stalled semi on Leatherwood Hill on U. S. Highway 62. The responding officer assisted until fuel was brought and the vehicle was cleared from the highway.

11:12 a.m. -- A caller reported that a neighbor was calling her doctor and other medical professionals without permission in regard to her medical status.

11:59 a.m. -- A caller reported the theft of his scooter tags in the area of Mountain and Center Streets.

12:39 p.m. -- All turned out well when an officer responded to a near fender bender in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village and both parties decided there wasn't enough damage to report.

1:02 p.m. -- A caller reported that residents on Anderson Street were trying to build their own speed bump. An officer made contact and told them to desist due to the potential hazard. According to the municipal code, tampering with public property is a misdemeanor carrying a fine of up to $500 for the first offense and double for repeated offenses.

8:56 p.m. -- A caller from Shelton Drive asked to be put on extra patrol because of concern over two suspicious males in the area supposedly looking for work who might have broken into her house.

11:10 p.m. -- Police arrested a female for DUI near the Lumberyard following a tip from a caller.

August 23

3:37 a.m. -- The responding officer could find no trace of a dog "barking all day and all night long" as reported by a caller. A message was left with Animal Control for follow up.

3:49 p.m. -- A female turned herself in on a warrant out of Eureka Springs for child endangerment and DWI.

11:54 p.m. -- A caller from Prospect Avenue complained about a dog that was barking loudly and would not stop next door. An officer responded but did not hear the dog barking. He spoke with the dog owner, who advised she would take the dog in the house for the night to avoid any more complaints.

August 24

12:20 a.m. -- Police responded to a tip from Carroll County Sheriff's Dispatch regarding a caller from Spring Street who said a male was trying to break into his house but had left. Officers searched the area for the male but did not find him.

4:04 a.m. -- While doing routine patrol at the high school, and officer found a door open to the gym. Nothing appeared to be amiss, so he locked it up.

10:38 a.m. -- A caller advised that a silver Honda was being driven erratically and had almost hit three vehicles head-on turning onto US Hwy 62 from Hwy 23 S. Officers made contact with the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop after witnessing the vehicle cross the center line multiple times. The driver was issued citations after explaining to the officers she was "just tired." No intoxicants were involved in the stop. Officers waited with her until someone could come pick up the woman and her passengers.

10:42 p.m. -- A caller reported hitting a hydrant at a local motel while watching the Volkswagens in town. He had left the scene but was worried he might have damaged the hydrant. Public Works was notified and discovered there was damage to the pipe beneath the hydrant.

11:40 a.m. -- A teacher from the high school called to report a male student who was not supposed to be on campus was there and was causing a female student to miss class to see him. The officer explained to the young man the error of his ways, and told him to stay off school property.

11:45 a.m. -- A caller reported her boyfriend for assaulting her but declined medical assistance. She told them where he worked and where he lived. Unable to contact him by phone, an officer checked the hospital and sure enough, someone matching his description had come in earlier and reported some scrapes, but no visible bruises. Officers tracked him down at his house.

11:54 a.m. -- A caller reported that a dog in a silver SUV parked at a local discount store lunged at her from the vehicle. The officer checked it out, but no dog could be located.

6:22 p.m. -- An anonymous caller called to rat out a vehicle in the no parking zone in front of the Basin Park Hotel. By the time the police could check it out, the vehicle was gone.

10:30 p.m. -- A guest at a downtown hotel reported a man was passed out on the sidewalk next to a greenhouse on North Main Street. Officers arrested the unconscious individual for public intox.

11:19 p.m. -- It was just one of those weekends. On routine patrol, police noticed a man yelling and being a general pain in Basin Park. They arrested him for public intox.

August 25

12:14 -- While patrolling the Victorian Inn, an officer located a white and black mutt running around. The officer called the phone number on the tag and returned the wanderer to its owner later that night.

12:16 -- An officer stopped to help a stalled vehicle at Stone Gate Inn.

3:03 a.m. -- The night of craziness continues. During a routine traffic stop, an officer arrested an individual for DWI, no driver's license, speeding and having an open container.

6:40 a.m. -- Officers arrested a female who was asleep on the sidewalk near the post office. She was charged for public intox and sleeping in public.

10:30 a.m. -- An individual turned himself in on a Eureka warrant for failure to make time payments on a DWI. He paid cash for his bond and was released.

11:59 a.m. -- A caller said a note was left on his vehicle advising of an accident that needed a report taken. The officer took the report.

3:59 p.m. -- A caller from Lake Leatherwood Park reported a "huge pile of gravel" washed into the roadway.

4:15 p.m. -- A concerned called reported traffic was blocking access to Eureka Springs Hospital, so officers opened the intersection.

4:20 -- A report was taken on an accident near Rapid Robert's involving a beige Toyota 4Runner and a silver jeep. No injuries were reported.

6:52 p.m. -- A caller from Mountain Street called to say she thought something had been put in her drink the night before. The detective who returned her call advised her to go to the doctor.

9:25 p.m. -- Mysterious gunshots were reported at a local trailer park. Police talked to three different residents who said they'd thought the noises were fireworks and could not tell from which direction the sounds had originated.

August 26

2:03 a.m. -- Police responded to a 911 hang-up from the Squid & Whale only to discover someone trying to call a cab had dailed 911 by accident, and that everything was okay.

3:39 a.m. -- A caller reported a man and woman fighting on Cross Street. The caller said when he attempted to intervene, the male struck him on the head with a gun. The responding officer found no injuries between the girlfriend and boyfriend, and the caller refused medical help. A report was taken.

11:48 a.m. -- Officers responded to a burglar alarm going off at a local liquor store, only to find it was an employee showing up for work.

1:24 p.m. -- A caller from Hillside Avenue reported a downed tree blocking a lane of traffic. The officer who responded moved it.

3:48 p.m. -- Police could find no trace of young rapscallions reported throwing pennies down at the fountain from the band shell at Basin Spring Park. The word "rapscallion" originated in the 1690s and is an elaboration on the more common "rascal."

6:32 p.m. -- Officers responded to a call about two guys fighting in the parking lot of a local apartment complex by arresting one of them for disorderly conduct.