The Chewelah Police Department would like to remind everyone in North America to remove valuables from your vehicles, roll up the windows and lock the doors even if your car is parked inside of your locked garage. It’s also a very good idea to evaluate how secure your house and outbuildings are by making sure your door and window locks are in working order. Smart people protect their valuables from the people in the world who steal things.
During the week of Aug 21 – 27 the Chewelah P.D. handled 53 calls. Sixteen of the calls were traffic stops; officers contacted a few suspicious people while you were sleeping; theft of a personal check; and two burglaries were reported in the 700 and 900 block of 3rd St. E. The thief entered the residences through unlocked windows and made off with jewelry. While looking for a possible suspect to the burglaries an officer contacted a homeless man who had warrants. In another call, a known thief was caught prowling a vehicle, taking change, on the east side of town. The owner of the vehicle confronted the suspect, snapped a good photo of him and posted it on Facebook. A citizen reported finding a bicycle along Lincoln, west of Bernard. The bicycle was an older off-white ladies bike with low miles. A citizen made a littering complaint after tires were found on his property; a complaint of barking dogs; and two neighbors engaged in an argument and they both called 911. The responding officer heard their complaint which included derogatory remarks regarding the police department’s inability to either prevent the argument or help them become friends. A restraining order might work, or perhaps one could enroll in interpersonal communication courses. Some people suggest seeking inner peace through the healing powers of interpretive dance. Another vehicle prowl was reported in the south 300 block of Bernard. Items stolen were a black leather bag containing personal information; a laptop computer, change, etc. An accidental overdose was reported; a few welfare checks; a disturbance call; and a concerned person reported that a man in his 50’s was asking various people, including a teenage girl, if they wanted to smoke MJ near Park and Lincoln. The man was riding a black bicycle with orange forks. Other calls included an assist to the S.O. on a DV north of town; barking dogs; an incomplete 911; a citizen assist; a report of people arguing; trespassing; and threats.
By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows