Dispatch Desk

Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 21

8:06 a.m. -- A caller reported a deer caught in an iron fence on Lookout Circle with its leg badly broken. The officer, sadly, had to put the deer down.

11:31 p.m. -- A caller reported a guy he knew was "intoxicated or on some kind of drug" running around naked in the woods behind Copper Street "yelling that he is going to kill someone." The responding officers did indeed find him running around naked by the East Mountain Lookout and arrested him for public intox.

January 22

11:55 a.m. -- A caller from Council Street reported two men came to his tenant's door and told her they were there to "pick up the junk" but needed to be paid up front. The caller was worried it was a scam. The responding officer noticed a pickup nearby and two guys moving some things, so he asked, and sure enough, they admitted they had gone to the wrong address at first.

1:58 p.m. -- A caller reported a dog on a leash that had been there all day and all night last night. Caller was worried about the animal. Animal Control checked -- the dog was okay -- and said they would follow up later.

4:32 p.m. -- A caller from the high school advised they had an unidentified reddish-yellow wire-haired puppy in back of the building by the gym. The pooch is in the hoosegow. Call if it's yours!

5:29 p.m. -- Everything was 10-4 following a call about an open window at the old high school.

January 23

3:36 p.m. -- A caller from the hospital reported a woman was there "again" saying that men with crowbars came to break into her house and asked if the hospital knew anything about it. The responding officers advised they had no knowledge.

8:41 p.m. -- The hospital called back to say the individual from before had left the hospital wearing a pink robe, hospital gown and fluffy pink slippers, heavily medicated. She was located at home okay and said she was going to bed.

January 24

6:00 a.m. -- Carroll County Sheriff's Dept. advised there was a dead deer in the east bound lane just past Sherwood Court. The responding officer moved the deer.

12:12 p.m. -- A caller reported a brown Kia "swerving all over the road" heading east into town from the direction of Leatherwood. The responding officer checked the highway without locating the vehicle.

12:20 p.m. -- A caller requested an officer to a shop up on the highway in reference to a suspicious male they think has been shoplifting in other area stores. The subject was gone by the time officers arrived on the scene.

4:15 p.m. -- A caller reported "his children being left alone while mom is working." The responding officer checked on the children and found them with a babysitter who was watching them.

5:12 p.m. -- A caller from Oakridge Drive said she needed her water turned off. The meter was "spinning like crazy." Public Works came to the rescue and shut it off.

10:50 p.m. -- A caller from near Catfish Cabins requested an officer drive by because her dogs were acting odd and she thought there might be someone lurking nearby. Fortunately this was not the case.

January 25

12:31 a.m. -- A caller advised her iPhone was stolen at a popular downtown bar. When she called it, a man answered and said if she wanted it back, she could come down to Lake Leatherwood and buy it from him. The responding officer called the phone, and suddenly the guy had a whole 'nother story. The officer returned the phone to its owner, who kindly did not press charges.

4:01 a.m. -- A caller from Kingshighway reported she and her boyfriend were arguing, and when she tripped over a lawn chair and bloodied her nose, he "didn't seem to care and just went to bed. "The responding officer spoke with both parties and got them separated for the night.

11:41 a.m. -- An irate customer was 86'd from the only dollar store in town. Now he will have to drive to Berryville to cause a scene. Smooth move!

3:15 p.m. -- A caller from Victoria Woods reported her black, white and tan wire-haired terrier is missing. Call if found: 363-4469.

7:16 p.m. -- A routine traffic stop near La Familia resulted in the arrest of an individual for driving on a suspended license and failure to stop at a stop sign. Transferred to CCSO as he was unable to bond out.

8:02 p.m. -- A caller from White Street reported a dog barking in the early morning hours. The responding officer made a couple passes but was unable to locate the animal.

January 26

12:48 a.m. -- A caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of Dairy Hollow. The responding officers found a couple of kids shooting off bottle rockets behind a nearby apartment complex and were advised this was a big no-no.

11:32 a.m. -- A caller from Commerce Street reported a neighbor with three dogs which were being let loose, and one of which was a "biter." There will be a follow-up by Animal Control.

1:51 p.m. -- A caller from a local gas station reported his employees were being verbally harassed on the phone. The officer spoke with the employees. No report was taken at the time.

4:25 p.m. -- A visitor from Fayetteville found a female chocolate lab near Thorncrown Chapel, and police took her to the kennel at the police station. At 6:24, the woman who was watching the dog for a neighbor picked up the wayward pooch.

4:46 p.m. -- A caller from downtown reported finding a wallet in Basin Park and said she would bring it to the police station after work if its owner had not claimed it.

6:29 p.m. -- A caller reported a little girl playing by the road next to the old high school. The responding officer found the girl with parents nearby. No harm done.

7:00 p.m. -- The erratic driver of a silver Bronco was reported coming into town crossing over the double yellow frequently with unsteady speed.

January 27

7:56 a.m. -- An officer requested a tow truck for a white Nissan with Texas tags that had parked in the loading zone up by the Group W Bench. Adios, Texas!

5:43 p.m. -- A caller from Linwood Street found himself blocked in by a vehicle. The responding officer took care of the situation.

10:48 p.m. -- A caller from Wall Street said somebody was playing drums very loudly, and yes they were. The responding officer said the young Gene Krupa didn't realize the hour and he would shut it down for the night.

January 28

6:42 a.m. -- A caller from Pivot Rock Road and US Hwy 62 West advised a semi truck was parked on Pivot Rock near the main highway. Said she wasn't sure what the problem was but "it's just sitting there taking up a whole lane." The vehicle was gone by the time the responding officer arrived.