Police Beat



A woman called police just after the lunch hour, Jan. 9, a Monday (of course), about her pickup truck being stolen.

Her son, she explained to the officer, was driving it and pulled up to a convenience store, at the pumps, and ran inside to grab something. He left the truck unlocked with the keys in it, she explained. He grabbed what he came for, came outside, and the truck was gone.

As she wasn’t sure about the license number, the officer wasn’t able to find it in the database, hence the truck - at the time of the report - has not been listed as stolen.

Smokey and the argument

Police were called to a home Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. (8:57 p.m. but let’s not quibble). A woman there, the caller, said she had been locked out of the house by her husband.

The reporting officer arrived and spoke with the woman. She said she had gone outside to smoke, and when she turned to go back inside the front door was locked. They had been arguing earlier in the week, she told the officer, but not that night, Sunday. (It being Sunday I presume she meant, “The previous week.”) He “bumper her” with the door as he shut it, she told the officer.

The officer then spoke with the gentleman of the home. He had locked her out, he was quoted as stating, but it was by accident. He thought she had left for a friend’s house and locked the door behind her. He realized his mistake when she came to the door “beating and yelling,” but by the time he got to the door she had left and gotten in her car. He texted her, he told the officer, that the door was unlocked.

Both parties, the report concluded, wanted the matter reported for record. Neither his or her age was given in the report.

Fun not fun

So there you are, Sunday night, and an officer was called to a home, an apartment actually, regarding “found property.” It was Jan. 8 at 7:15 p.m. when the call came in.

The officer went to the home and found a department sergeant already there, speaking with the woman, 27, who had called in the report. She told the sergeant, the officer reported overhearing, that there was someone, “a female,” hiding in the home’s back bedroom. Both officers went to the room, searched, but didn’t find anybody.

Speaking again with the woman, she told them whoever it was must have gone through the room’s window. The window had not been opened in quite some time, the sergeant pointed out. It must have been the other bedroom, her personal bedroom, she told the officer. The reporting officer checked that room and again, nobody was there. Here in the report the officer said the woman he was speaking with appeared “very high strung.”

The officer learned she had called 911 earlier about finding keys in her apartment. The officer asked her about the keys. Here the woman, he reported, “was so high strung she wasn’t making sense,” and kept repeating the woman must have gone out the window.

The officer, investigating, asked the woman if she had taken anything, or been drinking. She, she replied to the officer’s question, had smoked meth, but none since Saturday morning, and had recently taken three pain pills (she named the brand) in order to “come down.”

The officer spoke with a woman who shared the apartment with the aforementioned. He was told the woman had been causing problems since she came home roughly two hours earlier. She had not been making sense, the woman told the officer, then telling him she didn’t want the woman in the apartment any longer. As the officer and the sergeant agreed the woman was likely a danger to herself, as well as others, she was “taken into custody” per the report (“put in handcuffs,” is what you or I would say).

As the officer walked the woman to this patrol car for the trip to the jailhouse, she started screaming that was was happening was akin to procreative bull excrement. When the officer asked her to keep it down for the benefit of others in the apartment she yelled at him “At least I don’t beat my wife,” or words to that effect, per, again, the report. As they got closer to the patrol car the woman asked the officer if he could see the animal under the car. There was none, the officer told the woman. The woman replied “it looked like an alligator,” per the report. The officer told her the only thing under the car was some chunks of ice.

She was placed on hold at the jail for review by mental health professionals.



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