By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows
The Good Book advises to praise the Lord….with loud music. A local church read the book literally & we received a noise complaint just before 2300 hrs. The 911 call indicated that the officer was to contact someone named Gabriel…..
Last week Chewelah officers conducted 22 traffic stops in order to improve traffic safety. An officer also impounded an aggressive Chihuahua. Fortunately the complainant had already lured the ferocious beast into a kennel before the police arrived on scene. The dog was so aggressive, the vet clinic was unable to scan for a chip… A business called to report a disruptive patron who appeared be impaired; a burglary report; a report of a broken vehicle window; and…if you smelled rotten eggs near Park & King on the 31st, someone broke a gas line. Thanks to the Chewelah F.D. & Avista for taking care of that! Suspicious people were contacted during the night shifts; an officer assisted the S.O./ WSP on a call just north of town involving felony warrants and a stolen vehicle. A person on a motorcycle was contacted by the park just before 0200 hrs; an incomplete 911 call near the traffic light; an assist request from Tribal Police; an officer responded to a morning report of a missing person; and the California Highway Patrol requested a welfare check on a person who was reportedly distraught. On June 2nd at 1730 hrs someone reported a dog barking continuously. It was in the back of a gray pickup with a black camper shell. A P.O. Violation; an harassment complaint; we received a report of three dogs running near 2nd St. W. and South Ave.; and we received a report of an aggressive dog up on Eagle Drive.
Remember to secure your dogs folks, it’s the right thing to do! We received a report of a woman who went by the name Marlene & was lying in the ambulance space at the E.R., refusing to leave. An officer checked on a pedestrian just south of town; and a citizen reported that someone swiped their 1972 Harley Davidson XL CH Sportster motorcycle. The bike is a black, kick-start only motorcycle with multi-color flames on the fuel tank, bearing Wa. Lic. CV851D. A citizen found a debit card and called 911. The bank advised to destroy the card & they’ll send a new one to the customer.