By Mark Burrows/Chewelah Chief of Police
On Saturday, September 24, two young men loitered at a restaurant that was closing, causing the employees to be concerned for their safety. Suspect #1 had been trespassed from the establishment and was placed in cuffs. Suspect #2 was 86’d and ordered to leave the area but, instead, he attempted to sneak up behind the arresting officer. An off-duty officer happened to drive by and see what was happening. The off-duty officer assisted at the scene and was assaulted by Suspect #2. Suspect #2 told the officer he was going to kill him, etc. A brilliant proverb instructs parents to, “Raise up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
The Chewelah PD handled approximately 33 calls last week…. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the light department was paged just after 2100 hrs after a man drove his pickup into a power pole and caused a power outage. The driver was taken to jail after it was discovered he’d allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then attempted to run him over. A big thanks to the Sheriff’s Office for the backup this week! Fourteen of the week’s calls were traffic stops; a minor fender bender; officers responded to three incomplete 911 calls; and a theft was reported. Adults at an apartment complex repeatedly failed to get along, then called 911; a traffic situation was reported after two males in imported cars sped around the block without stopping at stop signs; and a juvenile was arrested for domestic violence. A woman reported that a young boy threw a knife at another boy; a bicyclist reported being chased by an aggressive dog; an assist to the ambulance crew; and a report of malicious mischief. A citizen reported a prowler in the 1000 block of W. King; a citizen requested a welfare check on an impaired person who’d left the scene. The complainant guessed she was headed for a saloon.