(By Chief of Police Mark Burrows)
The Chewelah Police Department initiated & responded to approximately 62 calls. Thirty of the calls were officer-initiated traffic stops, several warrant arrests, and a few situations officers contacted suspicious persons. Officers also responded to a trespassing complaint; a DOA, several area checks, welfare checks, and a medical alarm. Officers also responded to several agency assist calls to the north, south, and east of town; an info report; and a baby coyote was found outside the ER at the hospital. We weren’t sure how to categorize that one… Threats were reported in an apartment complex; an assault; a burglary; and a citizen reported finding black mold in an apartment. Unless the mold committed a crime there is no need to report it to the police. A citizen reported a possible prowler; officers received two abuse reports; a concerned citizen reported seeing a dog left in a hot vehicle; and at 2330 hours a deputy observed an occupied vehicle at a local espresso stand. The occupants were ID’d and released. It may have been suggested that they return during business hours to score a hot beverage.