LIGHTS AND SIRENSThe police department responded to 362 incidents in the week of September 21, 2008 to September 27, 2008. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable events:
Collision/Reckless Driving, 9/22/2008, SR 9/Lundeen Parkway
A 41-year-old male was cited for reckless driving after colliding with another vehicle. A witness called 911 reporting that he saw a collision between two vehicles. The witness stated that the victim made a lane change and the driver behind him became angry. The suspect pulled onto the shoulder of the road and sped up to the vehicle; hitting the side of the vehicle several times with the left front fender of his car. Officers contacted both drivers and a citation was issued.
Collision, 9/23/2008, SR 9/SR 204
A collision report was taken when a dump truck lost part of the load it was carrying. The 54-year-old male truck driver was carrying a load of watery clay. A vehicle cut in front of the truck, forcing the driver to hit the brakes and as he did so some of the truck’s load splashed onto the road and cars in the area. It is estimated that the truck lost approximately 6000 pounds of clay. The truck driver did not stop and was contacted in Granite Falls. The roadway was cleaned up and a report was filed.
Burglary, 9/24/2008, 1200 blk Vernon Road
A burglary report was filed after an unknown male entered an occupied residence. Officers were dispatched to a burglary-in-progress complaint. The 49-year-old male victim called 911 when an unknown male opened the rear slider door of his residence while he was watching television. The suspect walked in and then ran out of the house when the homeowner moved from the couch. The suspect fled on foot and officers requested K9 assistance from another police department. A dog track was conducted and officers were unable to locate the suspect. A report was taken and forwarded to detectives for investigation.
DUI, 9/25/08, 91st Avenue Ne/SR 204
A 24-year-old female was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way down the road. The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. The officer noticed her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot. She voluntarily agreed to some tests to determine if her ability to drive was impaired. She was placed into custody, her vehicle was impounded, and a citation was issued.