Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers
Most Police Reports are made in the form of short notations on the Dispatch Log, but there are times when longer narratives are needed. The following are highlights from some of the narratives written before 20 December.
Police were recently dispatched to the home of newlyweds who were involved in a domestic dispute, with each claiming to be the victim of battery by the other. Neighbors heard yelling and cursing going on, but didn’t hear any sounds which indicated the dispute had escalated beyond the verbal.
Police were called to an empty home where a suspicious car was parked in the driveway. The owner of the home had recently been admitted to a nursing home. One of the two individuals in the parked car is an employee of that nursing home. Neither individual could come up with a good reason why they had chosen to park in that particular driveway in that particular neighborhood. The nursing home was advised.
An arrest was made during a burglary in progress. The charged individual claimed that when she needed to use a bathroom she simply entered the first house she came to that looked empty and available for her purpose. She knocked, nobody answered, so she went in through an unlocked side door. When preparing to leave, she noticed all the “stuff” the family had sitting around and started gathering up some items. The owners of the residence returned home in the middle of her gathering. The accused tried to flee, but was chased, caught, and then held down by one of the owners until police arrived.
An iPod went missing when it was left in an unlocked car overnight. [Remember to lock your cars, folks!]
A collection box disappeared from a local church this month. No arrests have been made but a person of interest is being sought. The box — and the money in it — was found to be missing just two days after this person of interest was denied cash assistance by the church. The church had earlier given the individual a check to pay her rent, but she returned the check the day after receiving it, saying her landlord wouldn’t accept it. He wanted cash. Because her stories between Day One and Day Two didn’t jibe, she was denied the cash assistance for fear she wouldn’t use the money to pay her rent. She left, upset.
Editor’s Note: After a career in adult education, where writing, course design and development were her “beat”, Deborah is now enjoying the world of freelancing. And volunteering. We thank Deborah Powers for her contribution.
December 26, 2012 4:00 p.m.