Police Log: March 21 – March 24

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Vada Shelby, News Contributor

Thursday, March 21

DUII- Alcohol

Around 11:50 p.m., an officer observed an unsignaled lane change and pulled the driver over. The suspect took a breath test and had a BAC of .16 percent. The suspect was booked into jail that night.

Friday, March 22

Menacing/Strangulation DV

A suspect was arrested around 10 a.m. after witness reported an argument between the suspect and their significant other. The suspect was charged with Menacing, Strangulation, Attempted Assault II, Attempted Assault IV, Interference with Making a Report, Criminal Mischief II, and Disorderly Conduct II.

The suspect’s significant other reported the suspect had pinned them to a door by their throat and threatened to punch them in the face. The suspect also threw their significant other to the ground by their wrist, leaving broken skin in the shape of fingernails on their wrist. When the suspect’s significant other said they were calling the police, the suspect attempted to hit their phone out of their hand and damaged a bike nearby in the process. Two witnesses came to the significant other’s defense and called the police.

The suspect denied being physical with their significant other and was lodged that night.

Public Assist

An officer was dispatched to a Veterinary Clinic for a sick or injured cat brought into the clinic. The cat was found by workers at a landfill and was brought to the clinic, and the staff at the clinic requested the cat was brought to a humane society for treatment. When the officer arrived, the cat was inside a box and unable to move. The cat was taken to a humane society and handed over without an issue.

Camping on Private Property

Around 5:00p.m, an officer arrived at a scene for a report of illegal camping. The owner of the property was contacted, and the owner stated they wanted to press charges for Camping on Private Property. The people found camping on the property were issued citations and asked to leave.

Fugitive Arrest

Around 9:30 p.m., two officers were following up on an illegal camping complaint. One of the campers had a warrant for Public Illegal Camping and the other camper had warrants for Public Illegal Camping and Theft III. The warrants were confirmed and a citation was requested in lieu of them being taken into custody. The Benton County Jail authorized this request. The two suspects were cited and given court appearance times, and the officers left.  

Traffic Crash

Around 11:00 p.m., an officer responded after two people called in hit and runs on each other. One person had failed to yield while turning left, and both drivers failed at locating the other before reporting the crash. One driver was issued a citation for a Dangerous Left Turn, and both vehicles were drivable.

Harassment/Attempted Assault PSO

Around 9:10 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a memory care facility for a report of an altercation between two residents. Two residents had a verbal argument that resulted in one of them pushing and pulling on the other. The aggressor became combative when officers arrived on the scene. The aggressor was transported to the hospital for care, and nobody on the scene was injured. Due to the aggressor’s lack of culpable mental state, they were not charged with a crime.


Saturday, March 23

Loud Noise

Around 12:42 a.m., an officer responded to a report of loud stomping and yelling. Upon arrival, the officer could hear random yelling and noises coming from an apartment. The officer contacted the resident, who explained they were celebrating the end of the term. The officer explained they were being too loud and issued a SRN for loud noise.

Open Container

Around 2:30 a.m., an officer contacted a suspect for drinking out of a beer bottle in front of a building. The suspect was impaired but cooperative and immediately disposed of the bottle when asked to. The suspect was warned for the Open Container offense.

Removal of Solid Waste

Around 10:30 a.m., an officer responded to a report of suspicious activity. The caller reported two suspects exchanging materials around a dumpster in a parking lot. Upon their arrival, the officer contacted the suspects who had been dumpster diving. Both were given warnings and left without there being an issue.

Assault in the Fourth Degree

Around 2:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched for a report of an argument. The reporter said they had shown up to pick up their soon from an ex boyfriend, and an argument occurred and they were scratched with an object by their ex boyfriend. After hearing both stories, the probable cause of a crime could not be determined. The reporter was cited for a warrant in lieu of custody.

Theft By Deception

Around 3:04 p.m., an officer responded to a call in reference to a scam. The victim had been asked if they wanted to make $100 by two people in a car, and they told the driver yes and got into the car with them. The victim was asked to make a Verizon account under their name and give the driver their phone, and the next day they would put the accounts under their names.  When the victim felt like they were being scammed and asked to be let out of the car, the driver and other passenger started speaking in a different language and continued driving. They eventually dropped the victim off around the same place they had picked them up and left. Local phone stores were notified and asked to keep an eye out for possible scams. The suspects have not been located.

Sunday, March 24

Assault IV

Around 12:15 a.m., two officers responded to a report of a physical altercation that had occured. Upon arrival, the officers learned the suspect had punched someone in their eye as the result of an argument over what type of alcohol they should purchase. The suspect was arrested for Assault IV, but the case didn’t qualify as domestic abuse because the suspect and victim were only acquaintances.

Fugitive Arrest

Around 2:30 a.m., an officer contacted a person he saw going through a dumpster behind a business. The officer discovered the suspect had six confirmed warrants. The warrants were for Possession of Meth, Disorderly Conduct, Trespass II, and two counts of Theft III. The suspect was arrested that night.

Illegal Camping

Around 8:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to look into a report of illegal camping. There was a truck with a camper on the back of it parked near a private parking lot. The truck and camper had garbage on the sides, items inside them, and a bike chained to it. The officer left an Illegal Camping notice and took photos of the scene.

OD/PCS Heroin

Around 8:20 p.m., an officer responded to a report of an unconscious person. Upon their arrival, there were medics on the scene tending to the person. The person appeared to be overdosing on narcotics, and their grandmother advised they were a known heroin user. The person involved had a warrant out for parole violation and dangerous drugs. Due to the emergency medical assistance immunity law, the warrant was not served.

Monday, March 25

Fugitive arrest

Around 1:00 a.m., an officer stopped somebody for riding their bike without a light and in the wrong direction. The officer learned from dispatch the suspect had a warrant out for their arrest for Harassment. The suspect was put into custody

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