Dispatch Desk

Thursday, November 8, 2012

October 29

11:07 a.m. -- An officer arrested a female at a traffic stop on Passion Play Road on a felony warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.

1:37 p.m. -- An officer arrested a male at a local gas station on an outstanding Eureka Springs warrant for failure to pay fines.

4:50 p.m. -- A caller from North Main Street reported three dogs had a deer cornered by the creek across the street from his house. The dogs fled when the officer arrived. The deer had been injured from a fall and had to be put down.

October 30

11:26 a.m. -- A caller reported people selling magazines door to door on Wall Street. An officer located one of the people, advised them of city ordinances, and told them if they were caught again they would be cited.

3:03 p.m. -- A caller from Ridgeway Avenue reported a suspicious young dark-skinned man trying to sell something. The caller ran him off and said he was headed downtown. Police found no sign of the subject.

3:39 p.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Office reported stolen 1989 Dodge Dakota with a black convertible top headed toward Eureka from Berryville. Eureka police were asked to be on the lookout.

4:06 p.m. -- A caller from Kingshighway reported someone had hit the gas meter in front of their house and they could smell leaking gas. The responding officer reported the meter punctured and turned off the valve until the gas company could arrive. The building inspector waited on site until the gas man had it all running right again.

5:46 p.m. -- A caller reported what she thought might be her stolen 1989 Dodge Dakota parked at a real estate office near the Rockin' Pig.

6:07 p.m. -- A caller asked police to come check things out. Her car alarm had gone off and she was afraid someone was outside. Police found no clues.

9:35 p.m. -- A caller from a downtown hotel reported a man and woman drunk and puking out front. The responding officer could not find anyone sick on the road when he arrived.

October 31

7:10 a.m. -- A caller reported almost hitting a child in the highway near a bus stop. The responding officer talked to the children about staying away from the highway.

9:18 a.m. -- A caller from Breezy Point Circle reported a female she knew but wasn't friends with had entered her house unannounced while the door was unlocked. She didn't want to file charges but asked for an extra patrol so the women would not ever return to the property. A report was taken.

2:13 p.m. -- A caller from Mountain Street called to file a report for a stolen money order, saying she'd last seen it on her nightstand. She was concerned since the money order was for rent and said she did have a "couch guest" staying with her temporarily. The officer filed a report.

November 1

6:30 p.m. -- A caller from Spring Street reported an individual neither he nor his wife wanted anything to do with had just driven past their house and said his wife was scared because the guy had been bothering them lately. Asked for an extra patrol. A report was taken.

November 2

2:26 a.m. -- A caller advised reported he hit a deer between the Super 8 Motel and the Victorian Inn and it was dead on the side of the road. Public Works was notified and will come pick it up.

2:32 p.m. -- A caller reported two dogs in a white Mercury with Missouri plates. The windows were not cracked and the dogs looked stressed. Animal Control removed the dogs from the car and put them in the kennel with food and water. The owner was charged with impound fees.

7:12 p.m. -- A caller from Pine Street reported his house broken into on Halloween night. He reported his entertainment system and the title to his car stolen. A report was taken. Egging the guy's house would have been plenty.

7:57 p.m. -- A caller from a popular local Mexican restaurant reported a jeep had clipped another vehicle which tipped and struck a third. No injuries and no domino effect, fortunately.

8:04 p.m. -- A caller from an historic photography shop downtown called to report a tourist had dropped keys down a storm drain and that a string and magnet was not doing the trick. Public Works reported being unable to help once the string and magnet idea was exhausted. They did offer some phone numbers for calling for help in the morning.

10:29 p.m. -- A caller from a local apartment complex called to request officers' help with a neighbor involving a broken phone "and hand." The caller said "blame was going everywhere" and "spoke in fragmented sentences." The officers determined the situation was going to be a civil matter.

10:45 p.m. -- A dog was barking/howling for 20 minutes on Elk Street. Officers could locate no barking or howling in the area.

November 3

12:26 a.m. -- A male caller said he "needs cops there now" because a neighbor is taking pictures of his girlfriend "every time she goes outside" and otherwise harassing them. The officer responded and got everything figured out and under control.

2:10 a.m. -- An anonymous caller reported a group of people being loud in the parking lot of local cottage industry out on Hwy 62 W. The responding officer advised them to call it a night, and they did.

11:16 a.m. -- A caller advised his vehicle was rear-ended in front of a local restaurant named for pancakes. No one was hurt. The officer took the report.

3:52 p.m. -- Someone pocket-dialed 911 from Benton Street. No harm no foul.

4:05 p.m. -- A hit and run was reported at a local submarine sandwich establishment. The culprit was a white Geo Metro, possibly with an intoxicated driver. A report was taken.

4:20 p.m. -- A caller from a jewelry store on Spring Street called to report a street fight in progress. Nobody wanted to press charges when the police arrived and went their own ways.

7:35 p.m. -- A caller from earlier in this report went by the police station to report the Halloween theft of an Xbox, piggy banks, and a car title. Stealing the Xbox is a low blow.

8:20 p.m. -- A caller reported a bike tipped over at the stop sign atop Planer Hill. Then the biker got back on. The caller surmised they were leaving. Advised they have left. Why did this person call in, exactly?

11:16 p.m. -- A dog was barking too loud on White Street.

November 4

1:20 a.m. -- An officer found a couple at the post office who said they'd parked their vehicle there earlier but now it was gone. The towing company advised they did not take it. After looking around, the officer found their vehicle at Basin Park and the couple got a cab to their hotel. Why didn't they just walk down the hill?

1:39 a.m. -- An anonymous caller advised that a local entertainment venue was still serving alcohol after they were supposed to. The responding officers found this was not the case.

3:30 a.m. -- A big black dog was barking at the corner of Prospect and Kansas Streets.

10:15 a.m. -- A caller from the hospital advised a man had come in saying he'd been in an accident the day before. The responding officer took the report.

10:23 a.m. -- A big white dog with a long lead was reported by Caribe. When the police showed up, it ran into the woods by the Bavarian Inn. Animal Control was advised of the dog's existence. No tags or ID.

1:32 p.m. -- A patrol officer found a door open at the elementary school. Some teachers were inside and secured the door.

2:38 p.m. -- A small car almost got towed parking in front of the staircase at an East Indian restaurant downtown but moved own before the tow truck arrived. It was cited, however.

4:04 p.m. -- The fire department asked an officer to check for a burn permit at a local motel. They were advised to contact the fire department the next time they wanted to burn something.

8:49 p.m. -- Someone complained a white van in front of the local laundry mat was making noise disturbing customers. The responding officer asked them to keep it down. I'm surprised anybody could hear anything over the washers and dryers.

10:18 p.m. -- An officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle at a local furniture-type store. He checked it and found a male individual snooping around the property. He was arrested for criminal trespassing and obstruction of governmental operations.

November 5

12:05 a.m. -- A security call led the responding officer to an alarm going off at the best below-street-level restaurant in town, but the key holder confirmed it was a false alarm.