Dispatch Desk

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 8

12:19 a.m. -- A caller from a local apartment complex called from her bathroom, where she had locked herself in because it sounded like somebody was at her bedroom door trying to pry it open. The officer responded in less than five minutes but found nobody around except for one relieved caller.

12:47 a.m. -- An alarm from a local banking institution proved false and everything inside okay.

7:30 a.m. -- An officer drove to Pulaski county and back to pick up an individual being held on a Eureka warrant. He's in the jailhouse now.

7:55 a.m. -- An officer took a report on a call from the high school reporting damage done to the band room.

5:49 p.m. -- Police responding to a call from a gas station on the edge of town found the driver of a white Caddy had struck the pole out front before coming to a stop by the dumpster behind the station. Not surprisingly, they arrested the driver for a 2nd DWI, implied consent, leaving the scene of an accident, drinking on the highway, careless/imprudent driving and no proof of liability insurance in the vehicle.

October 9

4:41 p.m. -- A caller from a local cemetery asked the police to speak to a neighbor in re: to 15 bags of trash they'd left out near the cemetery entrance. The responding officer dealt with the trashy situation.

5:53 p.m. -- Police could find no trace of a barking dog on Mill Hollow Road.

October 10

2:14 a.m. -- A caller from Pivot Rock Road asked the police if someone would help her catch her dog. So they did.

2:09 p.m. -- The editor of a local hard-hitting newspaper called to report a downed power line on Wall Street as he was driving home from the supermarket. The responding officer confirmed it was a phone line and AT&T was notified.

7:04 p.m. -- A caller reported a missing person. Gone to the grocery store, didn't come back. Not answering cell phone. Possibly went to Berryville. The information was transferred to county law enforcement.

8:49 p.m. -- A report was taken from a caller at a local trailer park advised someone had broken into a vehicle then ran inside a trailer. The reporting officer confronted the people who went into the trailer and will be getting a voluntary statement from the owners. A report was taken.

October 11

8:07 a.m. -- The responding officer could find no evidence of erratic driving on the part of a silver delivery van that had passed the caller on the curves of US Hwy 62 before turning onto Hwy 187.

10:54 a.m. -- Police forwarded a follow-up call to Animal Control regarding a black mini-pincher mix running wild on Commerce Street.

1:41 p.m. -- A caller reported a two-vehicle private property accident at the drive-through at McDonald's.

5:07 p.m. -- A caller asked for extra patrols at her residence on Shelton Drive because she thought "several people" would be trying to break into the residence while she was gone out of state. An extra patrol was assigned.

October 12

11:01 a.m. -- A caller from near a local beaver-themed restaurant reported a red Toyota pacing a male pedestrian eastbound on US Hwy 62 "yelling at him and blocking traffic." The responding officer made contact with both subjects down the road a piece and advised them to get it together.

11:16 a.m. -- A caller reported a two-car accident near a local restaurant with the French word for "love" in its name. No injuries and both vehicles were moved off the road.

3:15 p.m. -- A caller reported a stolen social security number. A report on identity theft was taken.

3:59 p.m. -- A caller reported a tour bus on Springs Street near Crescent and Spring. The responding officer found a bus parked up at the Crescent Hotel but nothing on Spring Street.

4:14 p.m. -- A caller asked for help with traffic while he did quick repairs on a trailer stuck across the street from Alpine Liquor. The vehicle was gone by the time help arrived.

7:20 p.m. -- A blue Honda Ridgeline had an unfortunate encounter with a buck at a local motel. Guess who won. A report was taken.

8:06 p.m. -- A domestic encounter took place at a lovely local Asian restaurant between two brothers because one of them was with the soon-to-be-ex-wife of the other. Brothers came to blows. A report was taken.

11:10 p.m. -- A caller reported a gas leak on Center Street. The fire department was unable to shut it off and so called the gas company. The gas was shut off at 49 Spring Street and the gas company advised they would have to tear up the sidewalk Monday to fix the problem.

October 13

10:38 a.m. -- A caller reported a non-functioning change machine in a downtown lot. The responding officer fixed it.

11:00 a.m. -- Transit called needing help with traffic blocked by a broken-down trolley. The responding officer did the trick.

3:07 p.m. -- Traffic was temporarily congealed near Pizza Hut by an auto accident. Airbags were employed and a report was taken.

4:30 p.m. -- A male caller ratted out vendors in Basin Park operating without a license. So they left.

5:29 p.m. -- A false burglar alarm on Passion Play Road got everybody worked up for a little while, but the the key holder contacted the police finally and said everything was copacetic.

6:23 p.m. -- A noise complaint about a leaf blower and too-loud radio was investigated on Main Street. Given the relatively early hour, the noise-maker was given until 8:00 p.m. to wrap it up.

6:49 p.m. -- A reckless driver heading through town toward the west turned into a local campground and then was advised to stay there.

8:31 p.m. -- The caller from 6:23 p.m. called again to complain about the woman with the weed blower and loud radio. When asked, she explained she had actually been done for about 20 minutes.

10:05 p.m. -- A caller from a local apartment complex reported harassing communications from a neighbor who was helping him move into his place, but then began "causing him problems." Police advised it was a civil matter. Caller said they would give talking to the guy another try before they referred him to their attorney.

October 14

12:14 a.m. -- A caller from near Harmon Park reported a female yelling for help. Responding officers found her in her car beaten up. Officers searched the area and found the responsible male and arrested him for 3rd degree domestic battery and camping in public.

12:30 a.m. -- While doing routine patrol, an officer witnessed a private property accident. Neither party wanted a report filed, so they were left to work it out between themselves.

3:13 p.m. -- A caller from the Historic Loop advised a large motor home backing up traffic seemed lost. The responding officer assisted the vehicle back to US Hwy 62, and it headed on to Wanderlust RV Park.