We used to sing the song, America the Beautiful, in our public schools. These inspiring lyrics were penned 103 years ago but our need for the message couldn’t be more obvious. Current national news stories are downright negative and depressing…. We could use more stories regarding why and how so much of the fabric of our culture remains intact.
The Chewelah PD handled 58 calls in the last week and approximately 110 calls since your last police blotter. Four of the calls from last week were dog-related. Barking dogs, dogs on the run, etc. One pet owner rec’d a ticket for allowing two dogs to run loose and is being charged with not having dog tags. On another call, an aggressive dog was collared and transported to impound. Officers responded to three disturbance calls; a noise complaint; and a person reported harassment. Two fraud calls; two welfare check requests; three theft reports; two unwanted persons; officers checked on five suspicious vehicles; and made 26 traffic stops. Traffic stops promote safety by enforcing speed limits, insuring vehicles are operational, and discouraging people from driving impaired. Officers also responded to a report of a possible prowler at 1 a.m.; a vehicle prowl; an area check; an alarm; a report of a stolen vehicle; and two assists to other agencies. Local deputies and officers appreciate your support and encouragement.
-By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows