17 March 2014

Police Blotter: He Was "Distracted By the Changes"

Damage - Officers responded to a vehicle in the lake. Investigation revealed that Brendon Muese was driving recklessly, lost control of his vehicle, and drove into the lake off Dutton Road. Muese was charged with Reckless Driving and Driving without a License.

There are easier ways to get a flooded engine, ya know?

Suspicious Person/Activity - Officer contacted two individual in regards to a large amount of smoke coming from their yard. The individuals were working on a sweat house and shortly after were able to get the kinks out of their design. 

Why am I reminded of Cheech & Chong's "Up in Smoke" movie? 

Trespass - An inebriated James T. Massey, 31 yoa, who had earlier been carried from the bar and deposited outside the doors, was arrested for Criminal Trespass II after he lay down in front of the doors and refused to leave. 

Welfare Check - A disturbed woman who lived in this community decades ago phoned police to report that she felt ill and was thinking of harming herself. Local police in Colorado, who are now quite familiar with the woman, advised they were attempting to take her into custody.

Assault - Caller told police he had locked himself in the wheelhouse of his vessel because another man on board the boat had threatened to knife the people on board.  Officers responded and found an extremely intoxicated and distraught man who claimed to have been thrashed by other members of the boat’s crew when he returned to the boat in a disreputable state. The crew admitted to forcing the drunk off the boat after he became unmanageable. The captain of the vessel elected not to pursue charges.

Traffic Crime - Complaint about an erratic driver who nearly drove into a ditch and crossed into the opposing lane several times. The responding officer found the driver, who said he had just returned after a 20-year absence and was distracted by the changes to the town during the intervening years.

Yeah, that's a new one. 

Harassment - An intoxicated and emotional woman who lived in this community decades ago called from out of state approximately 20 times to say that her husband had threatened to kill her and had also ordered some pornographic materials. It was unclear whether the two complaints were related. Police in the woman’s jurisdiction were asked to check on the woman; they later reported that she was fine and had become a regular customer in recent weeks. 

What is it with these folks calling someplace they used to live, decades ago? 

13 comments:

Old NFO said...

Bunch 'a REAL winners there... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

Break-up (spring thaw) isn't far away; must be cabin fever. Heh.

Mrs. S. said...

The stories of people calling places they lived decades ago might be alzheimer's cases. They frequently flash back/regress to a "younger" version of themselves. Whatever the case, it is still quite sad.

Rev. Paul said...

That's true, ma'am. And it's sad, indeed.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Cheap and/or free long distance isn't always a blessing.

PioneerPreppy said...

I can't wait to call the Unalaska police for something. I think I might report that Stephen is stalking Kymber and see how far that get's me.

Rev. Paul said...

WSF - that's true, too. Heh.

Preppy - I think you wouldn't get very far, and that you'd have more fun than they would. But you prob'ly know that already. :)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I bet your police officers are never bored up there with all the stories provided by subjects/suspects.

Rev. Paul said...

It can be ... challenging, Sandy. Most of 'em are pretty good folks, though, and take it in stride.

ProudHillbilly said...

I wonder if the erratic driver got a field sobriety test despite his excuse?

Rev. Paul said...

Probably, PH. He may have seemed quite sober when the officer spoke with him, but given his driving ...

Teresa said...

LOL - wow! People leave Alaska, but can't quite let it go ;)

Rev. Paul said...

Teresa, this place has a way of getting into your head (in a good way); the mountains call to us. :)