(By Chewelah Police Chief Mark Burrows)
Just under seventy calls for the week of September 4th-10th. A burg complaint; several reports of suspicious people; an incomplete 911 call; thirty traffic stops; and people reported a few vehicle prowls. Please remember that your unlocked car isn’t a place to store your valuables… An officer responded to a threats complaint; a suspicious person just south of town; a man was jailed for identity theft 2nd; and an ATL was broadcast after a man didn’t answer his cell in Spokane. An officer rec’d a report of a dementia patient driving a car; another traffic complaint; several disturbance complaints; malicious mischief; and a citizen reported a traffic situation after a young female driver acted strung out.
Officers responded to a report of a runaway juvenile who was located in the E. 200 block of Main Ave. The runaway’s dog was aggressive toward officers then ran home. Officers worked overtime to safely transport the juvenile and update family on the young person’s, and the dog’s, status. You won’t read that on FB. An officer assisted a State Trooper on a traffic stop near town; an incomplete 911 call was investigated; and a business owner requested a security check after finding a cable lock and a note on a vehicle. A citizen requested a welfare check on a despondent friend; a suicide investigation; another incomplete 911 call or two; and an officer responded to assist a deputy south of town after a man pulled a gun on a motorist. Another incomplete 911; two cowardly suspects damaged church property; a man reported being harassed; a report of barking dogs; and, at 5pm, an officer checked a parking lot after a citizen called 911 to report that two dogs were left in vehicles. We’ll see you on the street.