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Dispatch Desk

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 15

7:03 p.m. -- A complainant from a local motel called to say vehicle had backed into his fence. Upon investigation, the responding officer determined it was a civil matter between the owner of the bar next door and the caller.

7:24 p.m. -- An alarm going off at a bank near McDonald's turned out to be no cause for concern.

October 16

6:54 a.m. -- The officer reporting to investigate a triggered motion alarm at a White Street restaurant found delivery personnel on the scene but no one in the building, which was secure with no sign of entry.

7:52 a.m. -- A caller reported her purse had gone missing last night while she was performing in Basin Spring Park. The purse was later turned in by a citizen who'd noticed it abandoned under the band shell. The purse and all its contents were returned to the owner.

10:12 a.m. -- A caller reported a problem with a dog barking on Mill Hollow Road. Animal Control checked out the situation and found people were working on the property, and the dogs were just trying to help.

1:25 p.m. -- An officer checked on an overturned motorcycle on Hwy 23 North. The driver was unhurt and no report was filed.

1:37 p.m. -- A caller reported a full-sized tour bus at the East Mountain Lookout that was planning to head downtown from there. The responding officer made contact in time to get them turned around and headed back to US Hwy 62. That would have been a mess.

5:31 p.m. -- A black long-haired weiner dog was spotted heading past the Basin Hotel and on up the middle of Spring Street. The caller somehow speculated it was heading toward the New Orleans Hotel. It had apparently been on a one-dog tour of Spring Street earlier and around downtown. Responding officers could find no trace of this leash-less wonder.

7:19 p.m. -- Flashback to last week's police report: a caller from North Main Street made a noise complaint about an electric blower. The responding officer found no excessive noise and pointed out the noise ordinance doesn't come into effect until 10:00 p.m. anyway.

8:50 p.m. -- A caller reported the erratic driver of a "God Honda" SUV in the area of Lake Leatherwood Park. Understandably, the reporting officer was unable to find any trace of this heavenly ride.

October 17

8:00 a.m. -- A caller reported three suspicious boys running behind the houses in Dairy Hollow and heading toward Harmon Park. The responding officer could find no trace of these truant lads though he searched far and wide.

8:42 a.m. -- The owner of a nautically themed bar downtown called in reference to a dispute between her business and the one upstairs. The officer advised a report couldn't be done as it was a civil property matter.

9:53 a.m. -- A caller from North Main Street advised somebody had turned on their irrigation system in the middle of the night. The officer arrived to take the report but no one was there. The caller advised they would come file a report with the PoPo later in the day.

9:53 a.m. -- At exactly that same moment, a caller reported a tour bus headed down East Mountain toward a big snafu. Police caught up with it at Hale Street and got it headed back the other way. Coincidence?

11:04 a.m. -- A caller from Grand Avenue reported animal neglect at a residence. Caller not sure if anyone has been taking care of a penned dog for the past week and the animal looks malnourished. Animal Control reported the dog did have food and water but will check on its status later this week.

3:16 p.m. -- Public Works advised Rogers Alley would be closed another day to let concrete set around a manhole. Why is it a "manhole"? Shouldn't it be a "personhole"?

4:12 p.m. -- A local pizza establishment called to report a series of fake phone orders had been taking place the past three days. Someone had called 12 times in the past half hour and ordered 30 pizzas. The complainant said he would call back once he had provider information on the prank calls to get help making them stop. Don't mess with the pizza providers in this town! Are you crazy?

9:23 p.m. -- A routine stop at the train depot led to the arrest of a male wanted in Fayetteville for failure to appear on the Arkansas hot check law. Held until Fayetteville comes to haul him away.

October 18

8:54 a.m. -- A caller reported to dogs running in the highway between Eureka Market and La Familia. Animal Control caught the rapscallions and returned them to their owner, who explained they'd escaped when the door blew open. Freedom! So close!

9:42 a.m. -- A caller reported the elderly driver of a burgundy Denali almost ran her off the road and asked officers to check on him. They were unable to locate the vehicle on the highway.

2:34 p.m. -- Dog day afternoon. A caller reported a Blue Heeler running wild around the bottom of Planer Hill. Police could find no sign of the phantom pooch.

4:49 p.m. -- A caller complained a bus was tying up traffic on Main Street. The jam was unjammed by the time police got there to help.

4:51 p.m. -- Obviously a busy weekend. Another traffic jam at US Hwy 62 and Hwy 23 South. Police were able to help out this time around.

5:23 p.m. -- A check on a suspicious vehicle parked at an out-of-business motel led to the arrest of an individual for delivery of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and violation of a protection order.

October 19

8:23 a.m. -- A caller reported two small dogs -- one black, one brown -- running loose in the area of Nova and Glenn Streets. Animal Control could not locate them upon searching.

9:24 a.m. -- Caller. Dog barking. Mill Hollow Road. Animal Control. No sign. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

12:11 p.m. -- A caller from Pivot Rock Road reported a neighbor verbally harassing her and "acting out of control." The officer spoke with both parties and they agreed to leave each other alone. No report was required.

12:20 p.m. -- The City Building Inspector spent some time around the junction of West Van Buren and Kingshighway collecting illegal signs.

12:35 p.m. -- More illegal signs in the area of Hively and Washington Streets.

1:13 p.m. -- A local antique shop reported a private property accident and requested a report be filed.

2:14 p.m. -- More traffic congestion, US Hwy 62 and Hwy 23 South.

2:43 p.m. -- A caller from a local condo complex reported a unit door had been open all day and was worried. The investigating officer found everything okay but reported the information to the owner.

2:54 p.m. -- A large black and white dog running around Center Street. Animal Control notified.

3:56 p.m. -- Small black and white dog, small brown dog, Owen Street. Couldn't catch.

4:21 p.m. -- A jewelry shop on Spring Street reported finding the key for a blue Honda CRV.

5:24 p.m. -- A caller from a local gas station requested help with a man who had been in the bathroom for half an hour and wanted someone to check on him.

6:49 p.m. -- A caller from Martz Lane reported a pair of "young guys" selling magazine subscriptions. The caller advised a pair of females were doing the same thing. Hopefully they caught these fiends.

7:01 p.m. -- A caller from the high school gym requested EMS for a 16-year-old suffering chest pains. Said the youth had a past history of same.

8:33 p.m. -- A caller from the Queen Anne Mansion reported a car in their parking lot, owner unknown. Asked the police to keep an eye on it overnight and they would decide then whether or not to have it towed.

8:44 p.m. -- A caller advised she had lost the keys to her 2001 Acura Seal. They had pink and orange jellies over the keys themselves.

10:16 p.m. -- A caller from Kingshighway reported four kids stole a ceramic sign from her highway that said "No Peeing Here." She explained the sign referred to dogs peeing, not people. She didn't want to file a report, only to let the police know in case other signs went missing. How many "No Peeing" signs are there around town?

11:13 p.m. -- During a routine traffic stop, police arrested a male for driving on a DWI, suspended driver's license, and no insurance.

October 20

2:14 a.m. -- During a routine traffic stop, a male individual was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

3:51 a.m. -- A caller from a local motel advised a male was asking police to come get him but would not say why. Officers responded and found the subject wanted a ride to a different motel. Officers found the subject a place to stay for the night.

11:53 a.m. -- A caller from upper Spring Street called to report a black Honda SUV driving recklessly, almost hitting another vehicle as it headed downtown. Police could not track it down.

2:31 p.m. -- More traffic congestion at the Hwy 23 South junction.

4:07 p.m. -- A caller from a local hotel reported a confrontation with a disgruntled soon-to-be ex-employee. Police contacted managers and the employee, who was advised he will be charged with trespassing if he returns.

5:22 p.m. -- Dog. Chained too close to road. Owner moved chain back.

6:04 p.m. -- Misled by his GPS (that's pronounced "mizzled"), an 18-wheeler driver turned onto the Historic Loop before catching his mistake. Police helped him turn around and head on out.

8:53 p.m. -- A caller from downtown reported "a lot of smoke in the area and it smells like rubber." Responding officers and fire department found about 100 yards of black marks from someone peeling rubber coming down Judah Street. There was no fire.

9:07 p.m. -- A downtown caller reported a truck parked for two hours in the fire zone, but the vehicle was gone by the time police arrived.

9:20 p.m. -- During a routine check of the high school, an officer found an open door in the gym. The officer found everything okay in the building and got a key holder to come lock it up.

10:16 p.m. -- A caller from a local motel reported the theft of her cell phone and her L.E.D. hula hoop. A report was taken. They've got their best men looking for clues on that hula hoop.

2:22 p.m. -- While cleaning an apartment on Spring Street, a caller found what appeared to be narcotics and asked them to come pick it up, which they did.

5:59 p.m. -- A caller from the hospital asked an officer to come speak with a patient, which he did.