Police Blotter for March 29, 2018

(By Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows)

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”7,8″ ihc_mb_template=”1″ ]For as long as I can remember it’s been illegal to assault someone unless you’re justified in defending yourself or someone else. For ages, Dads and Moms, pastors and school teachers regularly taught and reinforced this, and many other fundamental rules, that are the building blocks of faith, law, and country. The core of these laws is literally solid enough to be an anchor for an entire nation, and a compass that is able to keep our culture on a healthy course. Unfortunately, in recent years, America has been convinced to drift into a land of unicorns and rainbows. Many Americans are now coming to the realization that they’ve been sold a ticket to a strange place where children are encouraged to exercise one inalienable right to abolish another…. Now where did we put the maps and compass?

During the last two weeks the Chewelah PD handled approximately 72 calls & we are nearing 550 calls for the year so far. One vehicle prowl was reported; a welfare check; a report of an unwanted person; and 22 traffic stops were conducted by officers. A citizen reported a tree down. Yes, if a tree falls in town and no one hears it, it can still damage your car. Officers received three reports of a traffic situation; five threats reports; a traffic hazard; an assault; two suspicious vehicle reports; suspicious persons; and a report of a suicidal person. Malicious mischief was reported; two info reports; a noise complaint; two harassment reports; and an officer assisted the ambulance after a person fell. Officer responded to three disturbance complaints; five incomplete 911 calls; three dog complaints; officers responded to two separate calls of deceased persons. A CPS call; a citizen dispute; a possible attempted suicide; a number of agency assists to other agencies; attempted warrant services; three burglar alarm calls; and an abandoned vehicle report.[/ihc-hide-content]