Dispatch Desk

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 1

1:12 a.m. -- A call from an alarm company sent police to check out the situation at a local subway store. It was a false alarm.

6:13 a.m. -- An officer had to put down a wounded deer on Dairy Hollow Road. Public Works was notified to take care of the dead deer.

5:13 p.m. -- A dog walker called to report a male individual asleep behind McDonald's. Officers and EMS checked him out and advised him he was not allowed to sleep inside the city. He said he was moving down the road.

10:30 p.m. -- A caller advised the flashers were on on the backhoe at the new high school construction. The responding officer checked the area.

October 2

2:59 a.m. -- A caller complained a car was in the ditch on Inman Street off German Alley and although someone was trying to pull it out, they were making a lot of noise. The responding officer found everything okay. A woman had backed off a driveway and they were on private property. No damage was done.

3:13 a.m. -- The owner of a local inn called to report a fight between a tenant and a visitor. She said they were tearing the place up. By the time the officer responded, the visitor had left the property. The officer took a report for the property damage.

10:12 a.m. -- A caller reported traffic backed up at Pendergrass Corner. The officer responded and the traffic cleared up.

5:40 p.m. -- Fayetteville police sent a "hit request" to Eureka to say they were holding an individual with an outstanding Eureka warrant, and to come get him please.

October 3

11:42 a.m. -- The owner of a local lodging facility called to report a male and two females in a white pickup took off without paying after staying nearly a week. A report was taken.

3:09 p.m. -- The elementary school called requesting help at the request of a teacher for a student they believed was a danger to himself and others because he wouldn't stop fighting. The caller then called back to say the student had calmed down and a guardian was on the way to pick him up.

6:18 p.m. -- The Squid & Whale called to say the manager had boarded up one of their doors and they could not get in. Police advised this was definitely a civil matter they needed to work out for themselves.

October 4

10:02 a.m. -- The caller from a local inn reported finding a pair of shoes, a wallet, and, yes, false teeth in the parking lot. The police took the items back to the station, and sure enough, the owner showed up to claim them. How could you leave your false teeth in a parking lot?

4:37 p.m. -- A Dodge van and a black Chevy attempted to occupy the same space at the same time, with predictable results. A report was taken. There were no injuries.

5:24 p.m. -- Police redirected a call to Public Works from an individual reporting a tree limb down blocking the road between US Hwy 62 and the East Mountain Lookout. Said a bucket truck and chainsaw would be necessary.

6:33 p.m. -- Police were unable to track down a reckless black BMW heading into town from the west.

October 5

12:00 p.m. -- A caller advised a boxer dog was loose on Wall Street. The owner was refusing to put the dog on a chain. The caller called back shortly to say the owner was home and the dog was put up.

12:05 p.m. -- A caller advised on her way to town she saw a male sitting on the side of the road on the white line on Blue Bird Hill. The officer found the guy just needed a ride and gave him one.

2:21 a.m. -- While doing routine safety checks downtown, an officer found the door to the Back Porch unlocked. He checked everything out and secured the door.

12:47 p.m. -- A caller advised his truck had stalled in traffic across from the Balla Paradisio on Planer Hill. The responding officer helped with traffic until the vehicle could be towed.

4:23 p.m. -- A caller complained of cars parking in the red zone at a local inn. The parkers said they were unloading their luggage and would move asap.

8:34 p.m. -- A local inn called for help with a female who was intoxicated and knocking on doors bothering everyone. Police assisted her in finding another place to stay. No report required.

9:02 p.m. -- A call from a local bar said a lady was blocking ingress to their bar while handing out pamphlets advertising a different bar. The responding officer advised as long as she is on the street in public space there is nothing they can do as she was not harassing anyone. The bar was advised it was a civil matter.

9:41 p.m. -- The noisy guest from 8:43 p.m. was back at the original hotel, trying to drive away in a white hardtop Jeep. Police arrested her for public intox.

10:31 p.m. -- Police responded to a call about a white Toyota Tundra "swerving ridiculously" trying to get around vehicles between Center and Mountain Streets.

October 6

1:00 a.m. -- An officer responding to a call about a driver driving way too fast up Magnetic Spring Road advised the driver to slow it down.

2:00 a.m. -- An officer responding to a car "just sitting in the parking lot" of a local hoe-down discovered a lost tourist and helped them find where they were going.

3:36 a.m. -- While doing a routine check of downtown businesses, an officer found the door to a local historic photo establishment unlocked. He found everything inside in order and locked up when he left.

It is actually kind of nice we live in a town where the police are like this.

3:38 a.m. -- A caller from one motel advised police of an ongoing noisy party at the motel next door. The responding officer told them to go inside and be quiet, which they did.

8:12 a.m. -- A caller from a local candy shop called to complain of a vendor selling T-shirts in front of his store, possibly without a permit. Since he didn't bother to ask the dude whether or not he had a permit, police had to come down and check it. Yes, he did. Next time just ask!

8:52 a.m. -- A caller from the same candy shop above called to say the shop owner had him blocked in with a vehicle and would not let him leave. The responding officer spoke with both individuals. Ah, melodrama!

10:40 a.m. -- A caller complained of two males handing out pamphlets on the highway stopping traffic and causing issues. The responding officer spoke to both individuals.

2:31 p.m. -- Police picked up a camera bag left at Magnetic Spring, located the owner and returned it.

6:06 p.m. -- A caller from a local assisted living facility reported a resident had gone overnight to visit their daughter and had come back short 30 narcotics. A report was taken.

9:43 p.m. -- An officer cruising by a local bar stopped to break up a fight. EMS checked out both subjects. One was taken to the hospital to be checked out, and the other was arrested for disorderly conduct.

October 7

2:05 a.m. -- A caller from a local nautically themed bar called to say her husband had beat her up and left in her car. She was at a nice downtown hotel with friends. Officers took the report but was unable to locate the husband, so a "be on the look out" was put out in Northwest Arkansas for the guy.

2:06 a.m. -- A doctor at a local bar on the highway called to say his practically new red Corvette had been backed into. If I had one of those cars I'd be scared to drive it. A report was taken.

9:24 a.m. -- A caller from a local motel reported their Corvette had been hit in the parking lot by a maroon pickup that high-tailed it immediately. The responding officer took a report.

10:14 a.m. -- A caller called to rat out a vehicle parked in the handicap spot at a local church. The responding officer advised the vehicle had a handicap placard on the rearview mirror. All the caller had to do was check it out before bothering the cops.

7:36 p.m. -- A caller from a shop on East Van Buren asked to have an officer check things out because she had heard noises in the store. The officer found nothing to get excited over.

7:54 p.m. -- A caller responded to a possibly intoxicated driver coming into town from Hwy 23 South. The responding officer found no cause for alarm.

October 8

12:08 a.m. -- An alarm company reported an alarm going off at a local financial institution. The key holder who responded checked the bank and found everything to be okay.