Dispatch Desk

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 3

1:28 a.m. -- A caller from a local apartment complex called to report strange noises "by a trailer in the parking lot" and said he did not want to investigate alone because the lights were out. The responding officer found nothing amiss.

8:23 a.m -- A local restaurant reported someone had broken in the back door and stolen a bag of money. The report was taken.

9:41 a.m. -- A caller reported a neighbor's dogs driving him nuts barking all night long. We've all been there. Animal Control located the dogs, which lucky for them were outside city limits, but he talked to the owner about the problem anyway. Thank you.

11:08 a.m. -- The owner of a local meteorite shop called to report a meteorite had just been stolen. The officer filed a report. Stealing a meteorite is pretty low.

11:05 p.m. -- The owner of a local motel called to report an employee had taken keys he shouldn't have. The responding officer helped him get his keys back.

September 4

4:41 a.m. -- An officer quickly responded to a call from Eureka Springs Hospital, who had reported a disoriented and bleeding male who said he could not tell them what had happened to him, that he had awoken bleeding. The officer advised him to file a report if/when he remembered any details.

9:58 a.m. -- Our local bicycle officer and drummer extraordinaire reported a dog running loose on Owen Street. Animal Control recognized the pooch, but the hound was back on its own front porch when he tracked it down. He left a note for the owner to contact him tout suite.

3:48 p.m. -- A female caller reported her moped had been stolen from Rapid Robert's. It was there at 11:30 a.m. Now it was gone. She asked officers to keep an eye out for it.

7:21 p.m. -- A caller from Owen and Elk Streets called to say she'd run out of gas and could get gas and be back before a tow truck could be called. Such was the case and she was out of there.

September 5

2:52 a.m. -- A hospital employee called to report a male subject who had fled the hospital, possibly heading toward Huntsville, after having been given 10 milligrams of morphine. A portable blood oxygen reader was also missing from the room. The Madison County Sheriff's Office was given the information to follow through.

5:40 a.m. -- A caller reported having hit a young deer in their driveway. The deer was gone by the time the officer arrived.

7:56 a.m. -- The high school asked an officer to work with students who were involved in a fight yesterday after school.

2:51 p.m. -- A caller from Valley View called to report harassing communications.

8:50 p.m. -- A flatbed truck broke down by the Exxon heading toward Berryville, and the caller reported a guy walking down the side of the road. A tow truck was reported on its way.

9:04 p.m. -- A caller from Clay Street by the high school reported a girl with a white T-shirt and jeans crawling back down behind his house from the end of the gym. Police searched the area without success.

September 6

8:00 a.m. -- A caller from near the elementary school reported a car vs. pole in the parking lot. An officer took the report.

8:06 a.m. -- A shivering wet white pekepoo in Little Lake Eureka was reported to Animal Control, who returned the poor little thing to its owner, who had been looking for it all night.

9:36 a.m. -- A shop manager downtown reported a car that had been parked at a meter for two days. The officer checking found only tickets from the previous day. The vehicle will be towed if it's still there tomorrow.

10:49 a.m. -- A caller from the ECHO clinic reported someone had stolen the motor off the boat in front of the building. A report was taken.

11:25 a.m. -- A caller from near Windle & Associates reported a ladder falling off a vehicle and hitting another one. The officer took the report.

12:42 p.m. -- A caller reported a two-vehicle accident on US Hwy 62 but the investigating officer could find neither vehicle, and no one on the scene knew anything about an accident.

12:53 -- A caller from a local discount warehouse called to report a forged check.

4:10 p.m. -- A caller from Prospect Street reported two sports cars racing on Prospect heading toward the Crescent.

5:28 p.m. -- A silver Ford Taurus was reported driving recklessly on US Hwy 62 just past Magnetic Road. Officers could find no trace of the vehicle.

7:06 p.m. -- A caller asked an officer to come to Queen Anne Mansion to deal with harassing communications between an individual and his estranged wife's boyfriend. The officer escorted the individual to safety to the city limits, headed toward Berryville.

8:42 p.m. -- A reportedly reckless driver with one taillight out was followed from near Turpentine Creek to Rapid Robert's. However, the driver appeared sober and the officer did not witness any violations.

September 7

9:10 a.m. -- Animal Control picked up a Daschund puppy mix on Ojo and returned it to its owner on Point Street.

9:48 a.m. -- A caller reported a gray Camry westbound on US Hwy 62 crossing the center line repeatedly, but the officer was unable to make contact with the wandering vehicle.

11:31 a.m. -- A poor planner was arrested while in court for an outstanding warrant to pay on fines. Word to the wise: pay the fines.

3:37 p.m. -- Nelson's Funeral Home called to ask for help with a funeral procession from Hwy 23 South back to the Eureka Springs cemetery.

8:30 p.m. -- The owner of a local restaurant fired two employees for smoking pot and requested to be put on extra patrol in case of vandalism. Pot smokers don't vandalize; they just eat a lot of snacks.

10:20 p.m. -- A guy who was having a drink at a local high-end restaurant came outside to find his Ford Ranger gone. He called to report it stolen. It turned out the owner's estranged wife had picked up the truck. The officer gave the guy a ride to the police department to meet her and get his belongings. I guess it was her truck.

10:38 p.m. -- A caller from a local motel asked police to do an extra patrol because one of the antique cars in town for the weekend had gotten scratched up the night before. Police followed through.

September 8

10:47 a.m -- A complaint from a roadside vendor and an individual "who did not want to give him what was owed" came to nothing when the responding officer advised them their problem was a civil matter.

2:05 p.m. -- Three individuals walking around in Harmon Park drinking alcohol out of a brown paper back was advised drinking was not allowed in the park, for one thing; for another, children were present. C'mon guys.

3:15 p.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported an accident on the first corner down the hill west of Razorback Gift Shop involving one vehicle with minor injuries.

7:10 p.m. -- Five people dining while intoxicated at a local Mexican restaurant were taken back to their hotel room by the restaurant owner. Try pulling that most places.

11:54 p.m. -- A caller reported a black dog running around Mountain Street around the neighborhood making all the other dogs bark all night. The responding officer didn't hear any barking. Animal Control will follow up.

September 9

1:07 a.m. -- A caller from Fairmont Street called to complain of a loud party on Howell or Kansas Streets. The responding officer advised them to turn the music down and keep quiet.

1:34 a.m. -- The owner of a local bar called to report she had been threatened by a female named Brittney around two hours earlier. This had also happened the past May. She said she would file a report the next day.

3:06 p.m. -- The hardworking editor of a local newspaper called to say he had just backed into the yield sign at the junction of US Hwy 62 by the high school because he wasn't paying attention. Don't ask. He straightened it up and said if it needed fixing to let him know. Lucky for him, the investigating officer found no need of further repair. The editor will never do that again.

5:20 p.m. -- A caller from a local gas station called to report a drive-off totaling $55. The responding officer caught up with the vehicle on Magnetic Spring Road. Apparently there were three vehicles in the group and the driver thought the gas was covered. It wasn't, so he returned and paid his bill.

11:36 p.m. -- The owner of a local bar called to report a fight in the parking lot between a regular and an unknown male in a black truck. The local requested EMS to come check him out and a report was taken.

September 10

1:30 a.m. -- Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested an individual who had an outstanding Eureka Springs warrant.

2:01 a.m. -- Possibly the same caller from last night called to report a loud party going on nearby Fairmont Street. The responding officer told the same half dozen people to keep it down and go in their house.

2:37 a.m. -- The noisemakers refused to stay inside and keep it down, so the responding officer came back. He made contact with a different group of people who took off. Another local resident told the officer the problem would be dealt with.

4:04 a.m. -- A caller from the hospital reported a possible false ID. The responding officer found all to be in order.

10:30 a.m. -- A local hoe-down called to report a verbal argument between a separated boyfriend and girlfriend. The subjects were actually physically separated and went on their ways without further incident.