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This week's calls include: a hypochondriac suspect, ketchup on cars, and an alarming message from on high.

Friday, April 9

Officers took a report from a resident that multiple firearms had been stolen from his home.

Officers took a report from a man who stated his ex, who had outstanding warrants, had violated a stalking order by texting and tagging him on social media. The woman was located and initially attempted a spirited game of hide and seek but was unsuccessful and taken into custody. On entering the patrol car, she suddenly developed several medical conditions, including COVID-19 and carbon monoxide poisoning, among others, and requested a ride to the hospital instead of jail. She was evaluated and cleared by medical personnel as officers explained that hospital visits are not "Get Out of Jail Free Cards," at which point she miraculously recovered. She was lodged at the county jail.

Officers responded to a hotel where a fight was reportedly escalating between a group of men. At the scene, multiple intoxicated subjects had been locked out of their room by another person believed to be excessively drunk. It was determined nothing criminal had occurred, and all made different sleeping arrangements for the evening.

Saturday, April 10

Officers responded to a report of two men breaking out windows of buildings on B Street with a liquor bottle. At the scene, the men showed signs of intoxication, but there was no evidence of criminal mischief or related crimes. One of the men was cited for public consumption of alcohol.

Officers received separate calls from two different individuals who wanted to report each other's driving habits after a mild road rage incident caused both to pull over. It was initially advised one motorist was intoxicated due to slurred speech, but it was because they were not wearing their dentures. There was no evidence of criminal activity, and the drivers agreed to go their separate ways.

Officers responded to a report of mortar-style fireworks being set off in a residential neighborhood. At the scene, no suspects were positively identified; however, upon leaving, a man on a skateboard nearly collided with a patrol car. He had several outstanding warrants and, after a brief struggle, was taken into custody on several charges.

Sunday, April 11

Officers took a report from a resident that someone squirted ketchup on their car, as well as a neighbor's car.

Officers responded to a report of a man lying on the ground near a dumpster on 19th Avenue, but that it could possibly just be a pile of trash. At the scene, it was confirmed that it was indeed a pile of trash.

Officers responded to a report from a driver following a motorcyclist who was all over the road and appeared to have nearly fallen off the bike near Hagg Lake. The rider was stopped in Cornelius, where he was arrested for DUII and was later found to have three times the legal BAC.

Night shift officers responded to a possible domestic in a vehicle pulled off to the side on Highway 47. Following contact, a man known to law enforcement and a minor who had been reported missing out of Forest Grove were arguing about the vehicle being inoperable. There was no evidence of a crime, but the minor was taken into protective custody and released to their mother.

Monday, April 12

Officers responded to a report from a woman that her grandson and his father were engaged in a physical altercation, and the grandson had a knife. At the scene, both were separated, and it was determined the juvenile was angry with his father for preventing him from leaving the location. He was taken into custody for unlawful use of a weapon and transported to the juvenile detention center.

Officers responded to a report from a convenience store employee who stated a clearly underaged male attempted to buy beer but would not provide identification. The would-be customer threw money on the counter and left on foot. The employee advised they could not accept the money, as that would be the sale of alcohol to a minor, which meant the beer was not paid for and therefore theft. The cash was seized, and the case is under investigation.

Officers took a report from a man who stated he left his parked vehicle with the keys inside briefly unattended, only to return and find the keys had been taken. The case is under investigation.

Tuesday, April 13

Officers responded to a fight between two men near a laundromat. A man with whom law enforcement was well acquainted advised he had been told by a higher power that the other man was dating his sister, which prompted him to punch the other man in the face. The instigator was taken into custody on a peace officer hold for evaluation and cited for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Officers took a report from a resident who put down a deposit for beautician services but found out the company was possibly part of a scam as they discovered misleading information online and would not return calls. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated their ex was at their home destroying property. Upon arrival, the subject had left the location, and nothing had been damaged. It was determined no crime had been committed.

Wednesday, April 14

Officers took a report from a resident who stated their home was broken into overnight. A handbag was located nearby with contents strewn about and car keys missing, which were used to open the resident's locked vehicle. The case is under investigation.

While on patrol, an officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant lingering outside of a store. He was arrested without incident.

Officers responded to a report from a man who was robbed at gunpoint late at night by a group of individuals known to him. With the assistance of county deputies, the alleged suspects were located in a vehicle outside Cornelius and taken into custody. The case is under investigation.

Thursday, April 15

Officers took a call from a man seeking advice about difficulties arising from his divorce proceedings.

Officers took a report from a resident who stated their home security camera showed a woman who appeared to be hiding from someone or something in their backyard in the middle of the night.

Officers took a report from a late-night caller who saw a large, strange, reddish object in the sky. No other reports of such sightings or paranormal activity were received.


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