DISPATCH Desk: The Best of 2017
12:45 a.m. -- A complainant advised
that he had not heard from his wife since
Wednesday afternoon and requested a
welfare check on her. Officers responded
and spoke with the wife. She advised that
she was fine and would contact her husband.
We haven’t heard from our ex-wife
in months now, and we like it that way!
6:56 p.m. -- An officer responded to a
report of custodian interference. Isn’t that
a 15-yard penalty?
9:54 p.m. -- A subject was arrested
for driving while intoxicated, refusing to
submit to a chemical test and driving left
of center. Seriously, who wants to take a
chemistry test when you’re drunk?
5:55 p.m. -- An area restaurant advised
that there was a female customer who
wouldn’t leave the property. Officers responded
and got the woman a taxi. This
happened to us once at a Chinese buffet.
3:47 a.m. — A complainant advised
that she was awakened by a male dressed
in dark clothes running down the middle
of the street. An officer responded and
checked the area. A male subject was
found and arrested for public intoxication
and an outstanding warrant from the Eureka
Springs Police Department for failure
to pay and failure to appear. This is why
we don’t go jogging at 3:47 a.m.
3:16 p.m. — An officer took a report of
an accident involving a vehicle versus a
house. We’re pretty sure the house had the
right of way.
5:17 p.m. — A caller complained about
the neighbors letting their chihuahuas
run loose in the neighborhood. An officer
made contact with the owners. The dogs
were in their yard and supervised by the
owner. Cash us ousside, how bow dah?
2:32 p.m. — A property owner requested
to speak to an officer to report the prior
property owner attempting to take stones
off the property without permission. It’s
like they always say: Those who visit past
houses shouldn’t steal stones.
6:42 p.m. - A caller requested an officer
for assistance with a problematic raccoon.
An officer responded and located the raccoon.
There’s nothing worse than a problematic
11:21 p.m. - An officer responded to a
gathering of approximately 15 people on
Spring Street that could potentially cause
a disturbance. An officer stood by in the
area. We’re guessing it was a spontaneous
7:54 p.m. - A caller advised a male
subject urinated publicly in front of one
of their wedding parties in the parking
lot. An officer responded but did not locate
the subject. Sadly, this isn’t the worst
thing we’ve seen happen at a wedding.
1:45 a.m. — A caller advised that two
individuals were having sexual relations
on the second floor balcony of an area
motel. An officer responded but was unable
to make contact. No report was taken.
Which really is a shame, because we’d
like to read THAT report.
6:28 p.m. — A caller advised that her
soon-to-be ex-husband was calling her
from a friend’s number and she thought he
might be using some kind of machine to
show he was calling from another phone.
She advised he was also calling from a
private number, but she could not prove it
is him other than knowing his voice. The
caller was advised the information would
be logged into the system and an officer
would be informed to add it to his report.
We wonder why they couldn’t make it
4:13 p.m. — A caller advised someone
had trashed her apartment and she could
hear them in the building. An officer responded.
No report was taken. Someone
trashed our apartment, too, and now
they’re sitting on our couch watching
10:13 p.m. — A caller advised her husband
was missing. He did not show up
at the hotel, she said, and his phone was
found on the ground at the hotel by a
friend. Later that night, the wife received
a phone call from her husband stating he
was in Joplin, Mo., and was getting a hotel
room there for the night. We are certain
there’s a great story there.
1:50 a.m. — A disturbance occurred
at an area restaurant between a husband
and wife. When a third party tried to intervene,
he was hit in the
head with a bar stool. An officer responded
and requested dispatch to send
EMS. EMS responded, but the victim refused
treatment. All parties refused
to make a complaint. The husband involved
in the disturbance had left the
scene before arrival. At least