By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows
On New Year’s Eve a couple from Canada found a dog along 395 just north of town. They brought the dog into Chewelah and contacted an officer. They were worried it would be struck by a car and the dog was placed into impound. The owners of the dog were on vacation and aware that their beloved Heeler was missing. The local veterinary clinic posted a picture of the dog on Facebook and the owners were happy to discover their dog was safe. Happy New Year, Jake!
During the last week of 2016 the Chewelah PD handled 37 calls which totaled 2,575 calls for the year. Last week officers handled nine calls that were traffic related. Four were traffic stops, one traffic situation, a collision was reported, and drivers reported three traffic hazards. Officers responded to three malicious mischief complaints, two were for damaged tires and one involved a complaint of vehicles cutting corners over a citizen’s property. An officer investigated a domestic assault; four assists to other agencies; a motorist reported an injured deer; the Chaplain responded to a structure fire; and officers received three animal complaints. A person asked an officer to check on the welfare of a man who had a bloody nose. The man was from Indiana, he was last seen hitchhiking south toward the crossroads….. An officer detained a person who made suicidal threats; just west of town a DV suspect was arrested and taken to jail; officers responded to other DV calls outside of town; a report of an alleged assault; and a man complained of harassment after telephone sales people continued to call.
If you don’t like telephone sales, we suggest that you put your number on the Do Not Call registry at www.donotcall.gov. At 9 p.m. an officer responded to an alarm at a local business and found it secure; a man was taken to jail for a protection order violation; two citizens reported a prowler that was trying to steal fuel. An incomplete 911 call; a citizen was locked out of a residence and requested help; a disturbance was reported in the S. 400 block of 4th St E; and a vehicle was reported stolen in the same area. We’ll see you on the street.