By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Last week I saved the blotter as a draft. Here’s a small plate of the leftover details. Officers responded to about fifty calls; 22 traffic stops; a med-seeker was trespassed from a clinic; and a Pit Bull at large. The dog had a tag so the officer was able to identify the owner. A dog tag, what a great Christmas gift idea! Five vehicle prowls were reported; barking dogs; a domestic argument; threats; and a few assists to other agencies.
During the week of November 13–19 the Chewelah P.D. handled 32 calls. The week before we had around fifty calls. Officers responded to three collision reports last week. One was minor, one was an assist to the S.O.; and the third was a non-injury collision about two blocks south of the traffic light on Park St. A citizen reported a possible theft of pills; an officer responded to a DV just outside of town; and a citizen reported alleged threats. Harassment was documented; about a dozen traffic stops; an assist to the S.O. on a burg in progress south of town; and officers received three dog complaints. One of them involved a Chihuahua on the loose. It was running up and down the street in an area where trucks were hauling gravel. A parent reported a child locked in a vehicle; a noise complaint; trespassing; another assist to the S.O.; and a man reported that several chickens were loose in his neighborhood. A citizen reported that a dog was tied up outside. The citizen requested that an officer check on the dog but the citizen didn’t want contact. The dog appeared to be fine. A welfare check; an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle; and while an officer was looking for the owner of an abandoned vehicle he found a warrant suspect and took him to jail.