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This week's calls include: 'dumb tweaker stuff,' a furious feline and a noisy neighbor.

Friday, March 26

Officers took a report from a resident who stated their vehicle had been stolen overnight. A very quick investigation revealed the vehicle had been towed due to blocking a business's driveway.

A swing shift officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 47 for a lighting violation. Following contact, an open White Claw was viewed in the passenger cup holder, which prompted the driver to advise he had been drinking, felt impaired and he should not be driving. The man was cited for multiple infractions.

Officers responded to a report of a "tweaker kid" doing "dumb tweaker stuff" near a local gym. A juvenile matching the description was not located in the area.

Officers responded to a report from a resident that a former tenant was at the location banging on the door. Officers contacted the woman and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.

Saturday, March 27

County deputies advised officers that a motorist suspected of DUII was heading toward town on Highway 47. The vehicle was located and stopped. The driver was significantly intoxicated and had a child in the back seat. The man was later found to have nearly three times the legal blood alcohol content. He was cited for DUII, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.

Officers responded to a report from a man who stated a "very large, insane" house cat attacked him while he was walking with his self-described aggressive Chihuahua. Lacerations on his shins and calf clearly indicated an altercation with a cat. Several areas were checked; however, the predatory feline was not located.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated their neighbor's back door was wide open and their dogs were running in and out of the house barking excessively. At the scene, the resident was on the couch, possibly unconscious. He did not rouse as officers banged on the door. They entered the house through the unlocked front door and contacted the man, who advised he was fine and just really tired. He declined medical attention.

Officers responded to a late-night shoving match between a mother and adult son that was reportedly escalating. There was no evidence of injuries and neither wanted to be a victim. They agreed to separate for the night.

Sunday, March 28

Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated a man had thrown coffee on them and had also pushed and attempted to strangle them. The man was arrested on multiple charges.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who heard a heated argument between a man and woman late at night and what sounded like the woman being put into the trunk of a car. At the scene, the man was in the car and initially stated there was no woman, but he later let it slip that he had been talking with a woman who had since left the location. He consented to a search of the car. The woman was not found in the area.

Officers took a call from an angry resident who stated his neighbors regularly report him for making too much noise at night. He was encouraged to speak with his neighbors directly and advised that if he reduced his volume at night, it would likely reduce the number of complaints.

Monday, March 29

Officers responded to a report from a resident who found what appeared to be an unexploded cannon ball. The item was examined, and it was determined there was no danger.

Officers responded to a report from an employee who found a safe at work that contained a heroin kit and stash of paperwork bearing the name of an individual currently on parole. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated tools were stolen from a work truck overnight. The case is under investigation.

Tuesday, March 30

Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated a laptop had been stolen from their vehicle over the weekend. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence. A man was arrested after he assaulted and attempted to strangle another individual, causing injury.

Officers responded to a report from a woman who said she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend's ex-wife and older daughter while she was walking her dog. No signs of injury were found and there were no witnesses to the altercation. The case is under investigation.

Wednesday, March 31

A patrol officer stopped a man for multiple traffic violations on Maple Street. The man stated that police had no authority to stop him and ran from the scene. He was caught and taken into custody. A litany of citations ensued.

Officers responded to a report that a man, possibly intoxicated, was wandering around vehicles in a neighborhood with a knife. He was observed driving away from the location in a white sedan. A nearby patrol officer spotted the vehicle on Hawthorne Street and conducted a traffic stop. The man showed no signs of impairment, but he did not have insurance, a valid license or tags. He was issued multiple citations.

Officers responded to a report of a man actively slamming a shopping cart into a glass bus shelter. A Cornelius deputy was first to arrive and was immediately accosted by the man, who started throwing punches. A Taser was deployed, and the man was taken into custody. He was arrested for criminal mischief, attempted assault on a police officer and probation violation.

Thursday, April 1

Officers conducted a welfare check on a man who was seen slumped over in front of a restaurant on Main Street. The man said he had a medical condition that made him extra-sleepy, and he had ingested a fair amount of marijuana a few hours before, but it was not affecting him. He was evaluated by medical personnel but declined a trip to the hospital. He was strongly admonished not to drive.

Officer responded to a report of mail theft at an apartment complex. Multiple mailboxes had been broken into overnight and their contents taken. The case is under investigation.

Officers took a report from a resident who found a counterfeit $10 bill on their windshield.

Officers took a report from a resident who stated a neighbor came onto their property and cut their bamboo.


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