The Chewelah P.D. responded to fifty incidents just during Chataqua. Twenty seven were related to traffic incidents that included a DUI that was processed by the WSP. Thanks again to WSP and the Sheriff’s Office for the extra help during our community event! Officers also responded this week to reports of dogs in the park; a disturbance at an apartment complex; a disturbance at the hospital; and a report of a runaway juvenile. A fraud complaint that was actually a civil issue; another disturbance at the hospital; and a disturbance at a local business. The number of disturbance calls this week was…disturbing. An officer responded to a juvenile problem; a few suspicious people were contacted; suspicious vehicles were checked; an incomplete 911 or two; theft calls; an alleged protection order violation; and a man reported an unwanted person at his apartment. The intoxicated suspect proved to be a slow learner and later returned to the area and was taken to jail for making threats. Officers investigated another disturbance at an apartment complex; helped out with Chataqua here and there; investigated another disturbance call shortly after the bars closed…; and a citizen reported that a stop sign had been knocked down. And last, but not least, Chewelah officers responded to back a Sheriff’s Deputy who found himself in an unexpected vehicle pursuit. The deputy was responding to a disturbance call (big surprise) when a vehicle in front of him began speeding up and passing cars… The suspect ditched his vehicle and ran into the timber near Deer Lake. The WSP requested K-9 units to track the suspect. The K-9’s responded from Spokane and quickly located the suspect, who made the decision to hide rather than surrender. Suffice to say that the large dogs, of German descent, ended up taking a bite out of crime and the suspect was carted off to jail after being cleared at the ER.