Dispatch Desk

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 20

3:37 a.m. -- A late-night stroller found it odd the back door of a local supermarket was open at this hour. The responding officer found it was employees getting ready for an incoming truck.

November 21

9:52 a.m. -- A shop owner downtown called to report a man came into her shop and tried to sell her oranges! By the time police arrived, this fruit-wielding miscreant was already leaving downtown. They warned him anyway. Nothing rhymes with orange.

1:33 p.m. -- A caller from Spring Street advised a white truck was driving all over the street and even onto the sidewalk. Thought the driver might be under the influence. The responding officer determined the guy was okay, just out looking for his dog. On the sidewalk.

4:48 p.m. -- A caller wanted a welfare check done for an individual on Ridgeway he hadn't heard from for over a week. The officer made contact and found everything was okay. It's nice to know who your friends are.

November 22

9:29 a.m. -- Police were unable to locate a speeding motorcycle passing on the double yellow heading into town on Hwy 23 North.

11:06 a.m. -- A caller from Benton Street advised she had been threatened by her boyfriend and was over at her neighbor's house. The responding officer spoke to the boyfriend, who agreed to leave. No report was taken.

11:48 a.m. -- EMS toned out for a vehicle that had fallen off a parking area on Paxos Street. The vehicle was occupied but there were no injuries. The officer took the report. Paxos is a tricky little street.

2:57 p.m. -- The female caller from earlier on Benton Street asked an officer to stand by while she retrieved her property from the home. The caller was advised that a court order is needed for a civil stand by. The officer from the previous call went by anyway, just to be safe; the woman had already retrieved her property by the time he arrived and packed her car and left without further incident.

7:24 p.m. -- A caller from Wall Street reported three dogs running wild -- a "wolf dog," a beagle and a brindle bulldog. The responding officer found no such dogs but alerted Animal Control to follow up.

9:42 p.m. -- A caller reported a black Dodge Charger using blue and red lights to make cars pull over in the area of Pine Mountain Village. Police could find no sign of such a vehicle but alerted Carroll County just in case.

November 23

6:57 a.m. -- While checking parking meters at the Auditorium, an officer found a gray lockbox containing cash and receipts from a Spring Street business. The officer left messages for the owners and will hold onto box till they miss it and come looking.

8:46 a.m. -- The owner of a local gallery called to say the hinge pins from the store's door were missing. Nothing was missing from the store.

9:18 a.m. -- A caller reported a break-in at the Spring Street business that had the missing money box. Reported things scattered and missing. The responding officer and detective wrote up a report. At press time, the case is still under investigation.

10:56 p.m. -- The owner of a business up on Spring Street called to say a lost dog had been found and left with here there at the store. Animal Control picked up the dog and brought it to the police department, where its owner came and retrieved it shortly thereafter.

3:40 p.m. -- A caller from the most haunted hotel in town called Animal Control to report a goat -- not a ghost, a goat -- from its garden area. Animal Control captured the goat and found someone to babysit it until someone claims it. Anybody missing a goat?

6:23 p.m. -- Officers made contact with a truck driver and semi who'd wandered onto the Historic Loop and gotten as far as Ermilio's. They got him turned around and headed back the right way. It was that sharp right there past Ermilio's that got him, I'm sure.

9:27 p.m. -- A caller from a local hotel reported a car had smacked into another car in the parking lot and had stopped by the water tower in the parking lot. The responding officers had a mess to deal with. One driver was stumbling around the roadway. They ended up arresting the driver for suspicion of DWI, driving on a suspended license and no insurance. His female companion was arrested for obstruction of government operations.

10:27 p.m. -- A caller from Norris Street reported she had found a chocolate lab puppy wandering around there and she would care for it until someone claimed it.

11:58 p.m. -- On a routine traffic stop on Kingshighway, a male was arrested for driving left of center, DWI #2, possession of a controlled substance, implied consent and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 24

1:11 a.m. -- Responding to a call from a distraught father who said his 19-year-old son was threatening to kill himself, police went to Rock House Road and waited with the son until county authorities could arrive, since the address was outside city limits.

9:53 a.m. -- A shop downtown called to advise someone had been tampering with the front door. A report was taken.

12:31 p.m. -- A caller wanted to report a lost or possibly stolen camera in a black bag.

November 25

2:07 a.m. -- A burglar alarm at a popular local convenience store proved to be a false one.

4:43 a.m. -- Carroll County called to advise of a death on Dickey Street. EMS on scene. The officer responded and took the report.

10:32 a.m. -- A caller reported a white male attempting to push a white convertible up the hill behind the Inn Convenience Store. The individual was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with possession of a controlled substance during booking.

November 26

12:06 a.m. -- A caller asked police to help him remove an intoxicated female from his house on North Main Street, then changed his mind and called back. The officer checked into it anyway and found out everything was okay and the "just got into an argument." I think I know that guy...

12:35 a.m. -- The girlfriend from above called back to report an altercation with her boyfriend -- the same one, presumably -- but said she was okay and did not need an officer to respond. He did anyway. Why was she still there? Why didn't she just leave? Why keep calling the cops?

1:28 a.m. -- That big black dog from the corner of Kansas and Prospect Streets finally got his owner a citation by barking all night long. Finally.