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July 5

- A resident reported the possible theft of their nine-pound, male, tortoise-shell cat from near the intersection of Thatcher Road and Nichols Lane. The owner hired a professional search and rescue tracking dog that determined the cat was allegedly taken by vehicle on Thatcher Road but that it would cost an additional $1,000 to continue tracking.

n Police responded to assist the fire department at a local assisted living center after a resident drove his scooter chair in to use the bathroom and got stuck. The fire department had to remove the door to free the resident.

- A man called a crisis line saying he was going to hurt someone. He also said that the police had better come armed and have their Tasers ready because he was not going anywhere without a fight. Officers arrived and began talking to the man. They learned he was extremely upset after finding out that his girlfriend was seeing his best friend. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted with a mental health provider who was riding with a deputy. The man later told police he decided not to fight because the first arriving officers were so nice and spoke to him in such a calming manner. The man was transported to the hospital.

- Officers assisted in a serious crash on Highway 47 near Anderson Road. One passenger was entrapped and had to have a limb amputated. One of the drivers fled the scene.

July 6

- A resident called police because her sisters were “harassing her” via social media.

- A woman complained that her ex-husband kept coming over to the house that he still owned but didn’t live in.

- A local masseuse called about how to handle harassing calls from an elderly man about every six months.

- A man called for advice because fellow church members were telling people he was a pedophile.

July 7

- Two citizens alerted police to an alarm at Wells Fargo Bank. It turned out to be the audible pedestrian warning signal at the drive-up window exit that would not turn off. An officer managed to fix it.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance between a 17-year-old girl and her mother. The daughter was upset that her mother was drinking and not feeding or changing the diaper of her one-year-old child.

- A man reported he was threatened by telephone over a dispute about two lamps.

- Police checked on a dog panting in a hot vehicle with no water and the window opened barely a crack. Officers immediately found the owner who had run into the store for a few minutes. Officers warned the owner on how quickly temperatures can rise in a vehicle.

July 8

- Police responded with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) after a 41-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency, stopped breathing and had no pulse. CPR was in progress when police arrived. Officers shocked the woman’s heart with the AED and turned treatment over to arriving fire and medical crews. The woman was stabilized and transported to the hospital.

- A caller reported that a man was following a pregnant woman, yelling and throwing things at her.

- Police responded to suicidal subject at a local park and found a 17-year-old girl with a knife to her throat threatening to kill herself. Police were able to talk her down and she eventually pulled the knife away from her throat and surrendered. She was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

- A man assaulted another man at Pacific Avenue and Main Street after the man called his girlfriend “fat.”

July 9

- A woman called to complain that her son’s dad’s new girlfriend calls her names and yells at her when they do custody exchanges. 

- Police assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in looking for a missing 5-year-old child. The child was subsequently located sleeping in a closet at the residence.

- A resident called to report a neighbor angrily yelling and swearing. Police were unable to locate the angry neighbor.

July 10

- A city parks employee called police after a man cursed and threw a bag of dog feces at him at a local park. The parks employee had simply reminded the man that he was not allowed to smoke in the park or have a dog off-leash.

- Police again checked on a man in a wheelchair who reportedly had not moved in three hours. The man was fine and enjoying the sun.

- Police responded to a suicide attempt by hanging. The woman was transported to the hospital.

- A 15-year-old ran away from home because he didn’t want to go on a family trip.

July 11

- Police assisted after civil paperwork service attempts were unsuccessful at an address where hundreds of flies could be seen on the interior windows and no one would answer the door. Officers made entry into the residence and found no one inside. There was, however, lots of garbage and rotting meat on the kitchen counter.

- A citizen called 911 after seeing a man dragging a female down Highway 47 then chasing after her. Upon arrival, the female was not injured and did not want anything done. Unfortunately, police arrested the man anyway after they learned he had a warrant for his arrest.

- Police received a call about a woman in her 50s wearing a dirty shirt who was yelling and carrying on near the side of the 7-11 store. Officers contacted the woman who claimed she was a retired police officer, district attorney and jail warden. She was told to keep it down and to stay away from the 7-11.


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