Dispatch Desk

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 22

9:19 a.m. -- The robot sentries at Guardtronics (doesn't it sound like there ought to be robots involved?) reported a burglar alarm at the museum on South Main Street. Chief Hyatt was on the scene within moments and confirmed an employee had just hit the wrong button.

9:44 a.m. -- A caller advised tires appeared to have been thrown out at the bottom of Elk Street and asked if someone could haul them away. The responding officer determined they were on private property and to consult the property owner.

11:00 a.m. -- A caller reported tools stolen from the work site at the new high school. A report was taken.

October 23

5:38 a.m. -- A caller reported the back end of her car had slipped off the ledge at the intersection of Alexander and Breeding Streets. Officers and a tow truck responded and got her off the ledge. That happened to me when I was 16 and out running around in my dad's old '65 Chevy pickup. One of the school's bus drivers, Roy Jones, lived next door and took pity on me and pulled me out with a chain so my dad wouldn't have to find out be involved.

9:37 a.m. -- A caller from Carroll Street reported his police scanner had been stolen. Irony. Irony.

10:00 a.m. -- A male individual came by the police station to file a report concerning harrassing communications. A report was taken.

10:50 a.m. -- A local high school official called to ask for an officer to be present while a juvenile was searched. The juvenile was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

11:04 a.m. -- A caller from Ridgeway reported she and her dog had been attacked by a reddish brown Terrier. She said she only had a couple of scratches and her dog was okay. Animal Control followed up on the report.

11:18 a.m. -- A caller reported a bus stuck in front of Rogue's Manor. The responding officer helped the vehicle navigate back to a downtown parking lot.

9:26 p.m. -- A caller requested an officer to go by the elementary school to make sure the doors were locked. The front doors were unlocked, so with some calling back and forth, the officer located the key and locked it all up.

9:55 p.m. -- The wife of an 84-year-old called concerned that he had been gone for four hours. Said he had left against medical advice without hearing aid and with various serious physical ailments. Fortunately, he made it back home shortly thereafter.

October 24

2:31 p.m. -- A caller reported an accident at Center and Mountain Streets. A report was taken.

9:36 p.m. -- A caller asked for an extra patrol to check on a diesel unit he had installed at his place of business behind the building, running through the night.

October 25

6:20 a.m. -- A caller asked for an officer to come help check because he thought he heard someone trying to get into his apartment. The responding officer checked with the area and made contact with the caller.

10:23 a.m. -- A caller from the hospital advised she was almost run over in the parking lot by a vehicle following an altercation with a woman who came in to the ER and was upset because of her co-pay. The caller said they would deal with the issue internally but asked the officer to instruct the suspect that if she should ever have to return to the ER, she may not act in a manner that endangers others.

11:41 a.m. -- A caller advised that her daughter's boyfriend was at her house and she would like him told not to return due to harassment. The responding officer filed a report and had a talk with the boyfriend.

12:22 p.m. -- Dog barking on Eugenia.

October 26

7:09 a.m. -- Dogs barking Owen Street.

7:16 a.m. -- EMS requested officer assistance with a combative patient after being toned out for a male subject having seizures in front of a motel office.

10:15 a.m. -- A caller reported receiving texts from a male subject who said he had a gun and wanted to kill someone. Officers located the subject and spoke with him and a friend. He'd been in a fight and was okay but did go to the hospital to get checked out.

11:10 a.m. -- The officer responding to a call about the changers not working in the city parking lot fixed them.

4:32 a.m. -- A female caller advised her friend posted on Facebook her 1989 Dodge Dakota convertible pickup had been stolen by an older man with a beard and gray hair, heading north on Hwy 23 South. All units were alerted, but the vehicle was not confirmed stolen at this time.

4:48 p.m. -- A caller from a downtown bank reported a huge traffic jam going down Planer Hill.

5:22 p.m. -- A female caller called the police to find out what to do about another female who won't stop calling and texting her to give her a ride somewhere. What? Block the number? Turn the phone off?

5:55 p.m. -- A caller from CR 2665 reported losing her tri-colored basset hound Lucy. Lucy is chipped (I had to think about that for half a sec) with a collar and tags. Owner suspected Lucy was heading for Catfish Cabins. Smart dog.

6:00 p.m. -- An '06 Mercury Mountaineer and a gray '06 Ford Focus attempted to occupy the same space at the same time in the parking lot of a local supermarket, with predictable results.

7:26 p.m. -- A caller from a business on North Main Street called to complain about someone running a wood chipper. The officer explained the sound ordinance doesn't kick in till 10:00 p.m. Every time I see the words "wood chipper" I think of that movie "Fargo." You don't mess with people with wood chippers!

8:46 p.m. -- Apparently a bunch of people in crazy hats caused chaos around the Crescent Friday night. A caller from Lookout Circle described it this way: "People are parking anywhere and everywhere at the Crescent, parked illegally, blocking my driveway and running into my wall trying to turn around!" The responding officer could find no parking violations in the Crescent parking lot, though he did find one vehicle blocking a walkway. No signs of blocked hydrants or fire hazards. Advised the caller it would be a civil matter between him and the hotel.

9:29 p.m. -- A caller reported a cream-colored Cadillac Equinox swerving and driving like an idiot all over the road.

October 27

8:21 a.m. -- An anonymous caller from Elk Street reported a white SUV with Florida plates parked in a no parking zone and blocking him in his own carport. A parking citation was issued, and the vehicle was red-tagged for removal in 24 hours.

11:01 a.m. -- A passerby reported water running at the train station. An officer checked it out and found it to be true. Calls were made.

1:59 p.m. -- A caller from a downtown club reported being given a ticket even though he'd paid his parking. He was informed it was a private parking lot. Officers spoke with the complainant.

4:09 p.m. -- A caller reported a minor accident with no injuries near Gavioli Chapel.

4:43 p.m. -- Officers responded to a tourist in a car on Spring Street in need of assistance.

11:23 p.m. -- A caller reported his mother was meeting a fellow in Eureka Springs for a date and hadn't returned any calls for about nine hours. He said she was supposed to park her 2004 gold Honda Accord at a local bank. Officers checked and found no car. Just as things were starting to get hairy, the caller called back to say that mom finally called and the date was going great.

October 28

1:23 a.m. -- On a routine traffic stop near Basin Park, a male individual was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, and driving left of center.

1:57 a.m. -- Dogs apparently barking on Owen Street.

4:28 a.m. -- A caller reported his wife was bitten on the hand by two Great Danes while trying to break up a fight between them and her dog. A report was taken. Parenthetically, don't try to break up dog fights, and don't try to break up dog fights between Great Danes. They will bite the you-know-what out of you every time. It happened to me. And they were Jack Russell terriers, not giant monster dogs.