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This week's calls include: strange beeping from the woods, teens at school on the weekend, and a nosy neighbor.

Friday, May 21

Officers responded to a report from a resident who said an unknown woman came to her house and threatened her. The woman was located nearby and initially provided false identification; however, she had been arrested on several prior occasions. She was cited and released on multiple outstanding misdemeanor warrants, but it was determined no criminal activity had occurred related to the initial call.

Officers responded to a report from a resident on the outskirts of town who heard a strange beeping sound coming from the woods. An area check was conducted, but law enforcement was unable to locate anything suspicious or unusual.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who received a message indicating their daughter was in distress. The woman was located at a hotel where a domestic disturbance was in progress. The instigator was arrested for harassment and lodged at the jail.

Saturday, May 22

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a post in a gas station parking lot. The driver was found to be experiencing a medical emergency and was transported by ambulance to a hospital for minor injuries.

Officers took a report from a resident who said a statue of a dog and seat cushions were taken from their front porch.

Night shift officers responded to a residence where three individuals were arguing loudly outside. The dispute was over concerns that one man was attempting to drive home while intoxicated. It was determined he only wanted his apartment key, which shared the keyring, and had no plans to drive. He was given his key and a courtesy ride home.

Swing shift officers responded to a school where multiple alarms had been tripped. Several teens were located on the basketball court who had found a door that had been propped open, which they took as an opportunity to shoot some hoops, check out the library and use the restroom. They agreed to leave, which they did without incident.

Sunday, May 23

Officers responded to a report from a resident who said they were being harassed by their sister and her boyfriend. Multiple people were found at the location, some of whom did not care for the others. All subjects agreed to be more respectful. It was determined there was no crime.

Officers responded to a report of a fight at a bus stop between a group of individuals and that the alleged instigators left in a vehicle. One man at the location advised he had an argument with some family members who then hit him. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside a vacant house. The owner was located nearby, who advised the car had broken down and he was arranging for a tow.

Monday, May 24

Officers received a tip that a man known to have multiple outstanding felony warrants was at a local park. He was arrested without incident and lodged at the jail.

Officers responded to a report from an electrician who said a man came into an apartment he was working on and attempted to pick a fight. The man was found in a neighboring apartment, noticeably intoxicated, and told police he was simply assuring the electrician and repairmen were doing their job properly. It was determined nothing criminal had occurred, nor any damage to property, and the apartment's resident opted not to pursue charges.

Officers responded to a report from a resident who heard gunshots. No one was found at the location on arrival, but a bullet was discovered at the scene and security footage showed an altercation between multiple subjects, one of whom could be observed threatening another with a gun. Officers also received a report from a local hospital that an individual came in with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The case is under investigation.

Tuesday, May 25

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle swerving on Highway 47. Following a traffic stop, the motorist was determined not to be impaired but was found to be driving while suspended. He was issued a citation.

Swing shift officers conducted a welfare check on a man who was reported sitting for an extended time in a vehicle parked on Elm Street. It was the driver from the previous call; however, this time he was noticeably under the influence with drug paraphernalia in plain view. A search yielded methamphetamine and heroin. He was arrested.

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at a store. A man helped himself to three large packs of beer without paying.

A night shift officer spotted an occupied vehicle parked suspiciously at a hotel. Following contact, the passenger was found to have two outstanding warrants, and a consent search revealed methamphetamine and fentanyl. He was arrested on the warrants and possession of a controlled substance. Due to medical issues, he was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

Wednesday, May 26

Officers took a report from a woman who said she received a call from a security company stating they had intercepted a package at the Canadian border in her name that contained narcotics and $10,000 in cash, and now she had to pay to resolve the matter. She had not sent any funds but was advised to keep an eye on her financial accounts.

Officers responded to a hotel where a guest could hear a heated argument that sounded as though it was escalating and involving children. The guests were safe, and the matter was a misunderstanding based on a movie they had watched. It was determined there was no crime.

Officers referred a subject to juvenile services after an individual matching the description of a beer thief from a shoplifting incident the day prior came to the station and confessed to the crime.

An officer observed a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant in the front yard of a residence on 19th Avenue. On seeing the officer, the man fled on foot. Containment of the area was set up and a K-9 track was conducted, but the individual evaded capture.

Thursday, May 27

A swing shift officer spotted the wanted suspect from the previous night's elude taking out trash at the same location. He elected to stick around this time and was taken into custody without incident.

Officers responded to a report from a woman who said her mother was being aggressive toward her. The mother and daughter had a heated disagreement about makeup and agreed to separate for the night. They must have changed their minds, however, as officers were called back to the residence later as another argument broke out. The daughter opted to leave for the evening.

Officers responded to a report from a coffee shop employee who said an unhappy customer threw their drink at the exterior window after their order was made incorrectly. The customer was gone on arrival, and there was no evidence of property damage. The employee was advised to call back if they returned.

Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Accounts of events are based on police and eyewitness reports.

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