Dispatch Desk

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 5

12:05 a.m. -- False alarm at the best below-the-street restaurant downtown. Try the buttermilk pancakes or the Cajun burger.

9:43 a.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported a 911 hangup from a local leading banking institute.

10:05 a.m. -- a vigorous rattling of the door of a downtown business by the delivery guy set off the alarm. He left voicemail with contact info. Fortunately everything was okay there, too.

2:08 p.m. -- A responding officer got a call two young males were hanging around the elementary school. They were thoroughly encouraged to leave school property. They were not students.

2:46 -- A caller from a local supermarket called to report an irate customer yelling at the cashier and in general showing his rear end. Officers responded and talked to the cashier, but the unmannered wretch was gone. Later he showed up the police department to talk to an officer but left because he couldn't be bothered to wait around.

3:26 -- An officer responded to a call about a motorcycle vs. automobile encounter in front of a local hamburger roadhouse. No injuries. A report was taken.

9:45 p.m. -- A caller from Mountain Street called to report two suspicious males banging on her door. The responding officer did not encounter anyone fitting that description.

November 6

4:52 a.m. -- A phantom alarm was reported supposedly coming from a bank near McDonald's up on the highway. The responding officer found no alarm going off and reported everything was OK.

5:04 a.m. -- On routine patrol, a male individual was found sleeping in his car and was arrested for public intox and sleeping in public. Cold car, warm jail cell, hopefully.

9:14 a.m. -- A caller reported a two-vehicle accident at the bottom of Planer Hill. A report was taken.

10:03 a.m. -- An irate visitor who was threatening people outside a local motel with an icepick turned out to have a warrant out of Georgia for probation violation on a burglary charge and was arrested for same. I would think if I had a warrant waiting on me like that I would keep my head down and my icepick in my pocket. But noooooo...

11:52 a.m. -- Chief Hyatt was on the scene of an accident at the junction US Hwy 62 East and Hwy 23 South. He got the intersection cleared. A report was taken.

12:06 p.m. -- A caller in line at a local drive-through burger joint called to advise two guys in the car in front of her were smoking marijuana and it was "wafting over into her vehicle." She didn't think either of them was fit to drive. Apparently she was wrong; the vehicle had vanished like a puff of smoke by the time officers could respond.

4:04 p.m. -- A caller from College Street reported an altercation between a husband and wife in the area. The wife wanted the husband to go to rehab, rather than jail. Called later to advise she would be calling the prosecutor's office in the morning to see about getting him committed for alcoholism.

November 7

11:12 -- A caller from Spring Street reported a hit-and-run committed on her vehicle over the weekend as it sat parked. A report was taken.

11:58 p.m. -- A caller from Ridgeway advised that her dog was attacked by the neighbor's dog. The neighbor's dog was not on a leash and very aggressive. The responding officer spoke with both parties and took a report. Both parties asked for extra patrol for loose dogs between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Animal Control was notified and followed up the next day.

12:41 p.m. -- A caller reported her wallet stolen from a downtown hotel. A report was filed.

3:36 p.m. -- A caller from Wall Street asked for help because her daughter was "angry and out of control" and had locked her out of the house. Been there, done that. She was not afraid for her life but would like some assistance. Which she got. By the end, everything was 10-4 there.

November 8

12:53 a.m. -- A caller from a local pub reported a male had broken the glass on the front door and would not go away because he thought he had left his phone in the bar, when in fact he did not. Officers responded and arrested him for public intox, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Hope he found that phone!

2:18 a.m. -- A caller from a local lodge reported a boyfriend and girlfriend in room 101 were fighting, and the girlfriend was kicking his you-know-what. The responding officer spoke with all parties involved and since there were no visible injuries and no one wanted to file a report, the couple were put in separate rooms for the night.

11:01 a.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Department toned out a one-vehicle scooter accident on Hwy 62. The driver was taken to the hospital and a report was filed.

3:59 p.m. -- A caller from Mountain Street made a report against a female individual for stealing a money order from her. She made an inquiry at the post office and found a copy showing the original name scratched off and the alleged thief's name written in. The responding officer picked up a copy of the money order and attached it to a previously filed report on the issue.

4:43 p.m. -- A caller from Basin Spring Avenue (that's one of those stairway alleys) reported shoplifting from a store there. The three girls and boy suspected of stealing the jewelry were clean, and the caller decided she no longer felt they had done it. Went ahead and filed a report.

5:06 p.m. -- The weekend crime wave hit its peak when an Historic Loop resident called to report that while driving from the Crescent Hotel to Hwy 62, he spotted three boys running on the after school track playing soccer with a pumpkin. One was wearing bright orange shoes. These no-goodniks were long gone by the time the SWAT team arrived. (In actuality, no SWAT team was necessary.)

5:24 p.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Department was contacted following a call from a woman whose child had been bullied at Berryville Elementary school and on the bus and had come home with bruises, and wanted to speak to an officer about it. Berryville then called her to take her statement.

November 9

12:01 a.m. -- A caller from a local motel reported she had people smoking in one of her rooms. The responding officer spoke with the motel manager and the manager of the group, who advised he would talk to his people.

12:21 a.m. -- A caller from Kingshighway reported a deer stuck in a fence. Fortunately, the responding officer was able to set it free.

9:16 a.m. -- A local business owner asked police to check a vehicle that had been parked on their property for the past four days. The responding officer found nothing wrong with the vehicle and advised the owners it would be towed since it was on that property.

1:27 p.m. -- A caller reported a blue Enduro style motorcycle had passed them in front of Hill Country Hardware westbound, with no helmet, driving at a high rate of speed. Information was taken.

3:22 p.m. -- A two-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Spring and Main Streets.

5:35 p.m. -- A local merchant found a wallet in the store and asked an officer to come pick it up. It was returned to its owner three hours later.

5:43 p.m. -- A caller from Prospect Avenue reported a car parked in the red zone on Prospect and Pine Streets was causing problems with traffic. It was people unloading luggage. Then they moved.

6:16 p.m. -- A caller from White Street advised guests there were yelling and fighting with a tattoo parlor owner. The caller was worried her car might be vandalized. An extra patrol was put on per request.

7:40 p.m. -- A caller from Hwy 23 South called to report three crotch-rockets "hauling ass" about 100 mph headed toward Eureka Springs from Huntsville. The call was forwarded to the state police.

9:04 p.m. -- A caller from a local bar reported a customer said her purse was stolen while she was outside smoking, having left her property unattended inside. Oops. The bouncer checked a couple of people but nothing was ever found.

9:56 p.m. -- The crime wave continues. Citations were issued to two males, aged 19 and 20, caught flipping gourds at the street lights on North Spring Street near Grotto Spring. Though they broke the outer lens on one light, it still worked. Public Works was notified. One of the hooligans apologized for throwing the gourd. Several broken gourds were noted in the area. Also broken candle holders on the street (?) The apologizing gourd-thrower cleaned up the broken glass. Both guys were told they were need to show up for court. The last time I saw someone throwing rocks it was my kid, when he was four.

November 10

3:07 p.m. -- A local innkeeper reported a collision between a PT Cruiser and a silver car. A report was taken and one vehicle was towed to the shop for radiator problems.

5:53 p.m. -- A welfare check was made on a stringed instrument peddler on Spring Street. The caller hadn't heard from him in a week. Although the responding officer checked the place of business, he was unable to make contact with the owner.

11:39 p.m. -- A caller from a local sub sandwich shop reported a "couple guys acting kinda suspicious." In the end, it seems the guys got into an argument with an out of state officer who called them in. Everything 10-4.

November 11

6:58 p.m. -- An officer responded to a domestic dispute between a couple in adjoining rooms at a local motel. Report says it was all verbal and the female decided to move to a different room for the night.

7:46 p.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Office advised on a possibly unresponsive female on White Street. EMS was dispatched to Eureka Springs Hospital.

10:02 p.m. -- A caller from a local lodge complained about the presence of a vehicle at the far end of the parking lot that had been asked to leave. The responding officer spoke to the individuals, who advised they were sharing a room with some other people and had wanted some time alone. No report required.

November 12

12:56 a.m. -- A caller from Prospect Avenue called about a dog barking on Kansas Street. The owner took the hound inside for the night. Thank you.