By Chewelah Police Chief Mark Burrows
Last week an intoxicated man was asked to leave private property. He was given ample opportunity to follow the simple directions but chose to stay and assault someone. The man resisted arrest and learned the temporary effects of taser and pepper spray before being transported to jail. An officer was down wind and accidentally inhaled part of the orange pepper spray cloud….it happens.
During the week of Apr. 24-30 the Chewelah P.D. handled approximately 42 calls. Fourteen of the calls were traffic stops, three were suspicious vehicle contacts and four were contacts with people who seemed out of place. An officer responded to a harassment complaint at an assisted living facility; a calf was out near the High School; and an officer contacted a person who claimed to be watching a crime in another county through the eyes of a dog. A theft complaint; a dog at large; a disturbance call; and a request for extra patrols. An ambulance assist; a welfare check; and at about 10 a.m. a citizen reported that two guys were about to fight in an alley behind a bar. The hospital called after an adult female threw a temper tantrum in the waiting room; an incomplete 911 call; a security check; and two suspects with warrants were arrested & taken to jail. An officer responded to investigate a report of animal neglect. The dog had indoor and outdoor beds and was healthy. An info report; an assist or two for the S.O.; another harassment complaint; a civil standby; and a good neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle. Thank you for reporting suspicious activity. It’s a lot more fun to prevent crime than it is to investigate it.