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Dispatch Desk

Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 27

8:25 a.m -- An officer assisted the high school principal with a student.

9:46 a.m. -- A caller requested assistance with a funeral procession.

10:13 a.m. -- A complainant came to the police station to report someone fraudulently using her credit card. The officer took the report.

11:13 a.m. -- Exactly one hour later, a complainant filed a report for unauthorized use of her van.

1:03 p.m. -- A caller reported a two vehicle fender bender in the parking lot of a local supermarket. A report was taken.

2:02 p.m. -- A female came to the police department to turn herself in on a valid warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card.

3:02 p.m. -- Two dogs came to blows at the corner of Main and Spring Streets and the owners argued until an officer and Animal Control showed up. Animal Control wrote a report on the incident.

3:41 p.m. -- A caller reported a stalled truck below the Razorback Gift Shop on US Highway 62 West. An officer responded and the truck was moved out of the road.

August 28

8:00 a.m. -- A caller reported two young dogs, one white and one black, running loose in the area of Clear Spring School. Animal Control was given the information but could not locate said dogs.

10:11 a.m. -- A caller from Wall Street reported someone had been prowling around her house last week while someone was house-sitting for her. She subsequently figured out who it was.

8:16 p.m. -- A caller from near the Queen Anne mansion reported an injured deer off the road at that location.

August 29

9:20 a.m. -- An individual wanted on a valid warrant for 15 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card finally stepped up to take his medicine at the Eureka Springs police department.

10:39 a.m -- A caller from Spring Street reported being sideswiped by a semi. A report was taken.

8:18 p.m. -- Someone burning the mid-evening oil set off an alarm at a local financial institution.

11:47 p.m. -- Someone inexplicably burning late-night trash out near a local hardware store had police and the fire department worried for a little while. The officer advised them to put it out.

August 30

2:00 a.m. -- A caller from a local motel asked an officer to talk to a friend of his about his drug problem.

5:39 a.m. -- A caller from a local pizza establishment called to report items stolen from her vehicle.

8:33 a.m. -- A caller reported two men parked across Rock House Road in the field arguing with one another. An officer responded and talked to one of the subjects, who said he wasn't really sure why the other guy was yelling at him but didn't want to make a report.

10:19 a.m. -- Some lowlife was reported dumping dogs at Mountain and Spring Streets. The responding officer found four, two of whom he recognized. None could be caught. Animal Control will be patrolling the area.

4:40 p.m. -- A caller advised a semi trying to get up Spring Street despite the steady traffic. Somehow, however, the driver figured it out and was gone by the time they arrived. But how?

5:07 p.m. -- The owner of a house on Armstrong Avenue called to ask police to remove someone who had pitched a tent on the property. Nobody was in the tent when the officer investigated, but the camper's days are numbered.

5:26 p.m. -- A man at a new local bookshop advised the owner he was "full of drugs" and couldn't walk straight. However, he did drive off in a grey four-door sedan. Police sought him in vain.

6:53 p.m. -- Skateboarders were apparently out of control downtown Thursday evening. One was reported blocking the sidewalk opposite New Delhi. Reports also came in from the Cathouse. The fast-moving youths were advised to stick to the skate park.

10:22 p.m. -- A woman evicted from a residence on Valley View reported the theft of a computer, medications, clothing, a lock box, and hygienic items. She was told she "would be hurt" if she reported the theft to the police. She was advised to come in and fill out a report anyway.

11:02 p.m. -- A caller called to say he thought he'd left his key in the night deposit drop box at a local bank.

August 31

1:17 a.m. -- Security from the tallest hotel in town called to say some kids were messing with trailers located in their parking lot. Security ran them off. Officers were on the lookout for the miscreants' car.

2:10 a.m. -- A guy who refused to leave the Lumberyard changed his mind once they called the cops. He was gone on arrival.

2:16 a.m. -- The officer responding to the previous call was notified of a female hit and run driver who had fled by the time he arrived. The reporting party said she was probably staying in town because she was getting married the next day. They decided not to file a report because it was "just a fender bender." Happy wedding!

9:52 a.m. -- Police were called to the high school to deal with a combative student until the parents could be contacted.

12:09 p.m. -- A Wall Street resident called to report an email employment scam. A report was taken.

12:17 p.m. -- A caller on Mountain Street pleaded for help with a neighbor's dogs that were barking non-stop. Animal Control left a note.

12:22 p.m. -- Animal Control then went to pick up a white dog running loose downtown on Spring Street.

12:54 p.m. -- The owner of one of the more interesting rental cabin properties in town called to report harrassing communications. The police followed through.

1:18 p.m. -- A caller reported a credit card stolen by a juvenile.

1:35 p.m. -- An unrelated caller called to report obscene phone calls. What was up this weekend?

1:53 p.m. -- Police checked on a vehicle off the highway and high-centered on Echols Street and arrested an individual on an outstanding warrant out of Washington County.

3:59 p.m. -- A caller reported a motorcycle accident across from the Palace Bathhouse and Hotel, but only one witness remained by the time police arrived.

4:14 p.m. -- The owner of a local B & B called to reported an elderly couple "screaming and being hostile," requiring them to be removed from the property. Apparently they then moved on, as is so often the case once the gendarmes become involved.

4:24 p.m. -- A caller called to report being run off the road by a post office delivery truck. Carroll County Sheriff's Office was looking for the driver. Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor dead of night...

5:02 p.m. -- A local catfish eatery reported an older gentleman stumbling along the side of the road. Possibly a local. Gone on arrival.

7:07 p.m. -- A local motel called to report a naked two-year old running wild up and down their steps. When police arrived, an employee could no find no trace of the au naturel mite.

7:16 p.m. -- A caller from a different local motel called to report a male individual walking along huffing out of a plastic bag and stepping out into traffic. Police arrested him for public intox.

8:00 p.m. -- A wise-thinking individual turned himself for failure to pay his fines.

September 1

12:38 a.m. -- A caller from Armstrong Street reported while she was walking her dog she saw an electrical line sparking. Officers responding said the line appeared to be melting. Public Works and SWEPCO were notified.

1:52 a.m. -- A caller from a local motel advised of two intoxicated males fighting in the parking lot. One retreated to his room and the other remained outside, yelling. Officers responded and arrested the male individual for 3rd degree domestic battery.

3:23 a.m. -- An anonymous caller advised officers to "get down to Valley View Trailer Park" because "something was going on." They did not find this to be the case when they arrived.

3:54 a.m. -- Officers responded to a request for a courtesy welfare check for a couple on Huntsville Road. They had to catch a flight at 6 a.m. Apparently they made the flight.

12:36 p.m. -- A caller from Mountain Street complained of a stray black dog on her front porch. The officer picked it up for Animal Control.

5:27 p.m. -- An anonymous caller reported a green Toyota Corolla passing vehicles on the double yellow around curves. Officers investigating found no reason to pull the vehicle over.

6:51 p.m. -- A different anonymous caller reported a silver Mustang being driven by a young girl "all over the road" through town.

September 2

12:18 a.m. -- A suspicious white van was reported driving around the Pine Mountain Village area with one headlight out. Officers engaged in slow pursuit and finally pulled the vehicle over at the Wonderlust RV park. A male individual was then arrested for driving left of center, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, felony fleeing an officer, driving on a suspended license, 3rd degree battery, DWI, and refusal to submit. He had me at "criminal mischief."

1:56 a.m. -- A caller from a local squid/whale-themed establishment called to report a hit and run involving a red Chevy sedan which sideswiped a blue Toyota Yaris. The offier took the report.

1:59 a.m. -- A different caller reported a hit and run at the junction of Cole Springs Avenue and Breeder Street. Officers responded and arrested an individual for DWI and failure to maintain control. Nothing good happens after midnight.

2:14 a.m. -- A caller from the Gas Light Inn called to report an intoxicated individual knocking on his door. Said knocker was gone by the time they got there.

8:30 a.m. -- A caller reported illegal dumping at his apartment complex. Responding officers located the dumper and made him go back and pick it all up. Damn straight!

8:10 a.m. -- Someone who left her small child in her vehicle with the windows rolled up while shopping at Hart's was stopped by police for a welfare check. The child was fine, and the officer told the woman about the worried anonymous caller who had reported it.

11:22 a.m. -- Police were unable to locate the driver of a white GMC pickup truck driving erratically on US Highway 62 E from W.T. Focker's.

3:42 p.m. -- A caller reported a possibly intoxicated driver heading into town from the direction of Lake Leatherwood. An officer checked out the area.

9:18 p.m. -- A caller from a local lodge advised customers had been asked to leave for violating their policies and wanted an officer to stand by. Officers did so, and the policy-breakers left.

9:29 p.m. -- A caller driving home reported lights on in the high school. Officers contacted someone to come lock up.

11:43 p.m. -- A local squid/whale themed establishment called about a male who had racked up a tab and then attempted to use a bad credit card to pay. Then went outside and started fighting. But the troublemaker came to his senses and promised to come back the next day to make it all right.

September 3

1:28 a.m. -- An officer responded to strange noises outside a local apartment complex. He found everything to be hunky-dory.