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This week's calls include: a foul-mouthed pedestrian, a red-handed suspect and a non-refundable deposit.

Friday, Sept. 17

A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant walking along 22nd Avenue. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

A caller reported a woman was walking along Elm Street calling people "filthy names." Officers located the woman, who then provided officers with a healthy sampling of colorful remarks. She declined police assistance.

A caller reported an unknown person had stolen more than $250,000 in jewelry from her residence. On inquiry, officers learned no such bijouterie existed, and thus it could not be reported stolen.

Saturday, Sept. 18

A caller reported their spouse was wielding a knife and threatening suicide. Officers contacted the individual, who was noticeably under the influence of stimulants and alcohol, and convinced him to drop the weapon. They were ultimately taken into custody on a peace officer hold and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

A caller reported a suspicious, occupied vehicle parked near a busy intersection late at night. Officers contacted the driver and found they had an outstanding warrant. They were arrested and lodged at the jail.

Officers assisted Cornelius police in breaking up a fight at an area grocery store.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a ditch near the junction of Fern Hill and Blooming Fern Hill roads. Officers located the vehicle but found no sign of the driver or occupants.

Sunday, Sept. 19

A caller reported someone spraying graffiti on a new building along Poplar Street. Officers arrived and found the subject literally red-handed and in possession of several empty cans of spray paint. He was cited for trespassing and criminal mischief.

A caller reported an escalating argument between two parties, one of whom brandished a gun. On arrival, police found multiple people at the location, all of whom advised an argument had taken place, but no one witnessed anything physical or involving a weapon. Police ultimately sorted out that the matter was more rooted in a longstanding animosity between the caller and another individual and no threat had been made. Both parties were advised to avoid each other.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the middle of the night, during which a third party was assaulted while trying to break up a fight. The instigator was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Monday, Sept. 20

A caller reported an unknown person had repeatedly turned on her garden hose, letting it run.

A fast-food restaurant employee reported a woman came screaming into the location and ran into the bathroom. Officers contacted the woman and found she had an outstanding warrant. She was arrested and lodged at the jail.

A caller reported their neighbor had a noisy pig in their apartment. The caller was advised to contact the complex manager.

A night shift officer stopped a vehicle in a residential neighborhood for multiple traffic violations. On contact, the driver was found to be noticeably impaired; they were arrested and later found to have almost twice the legal blood alcohol content.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

A caller reported they were hearing frightening sounds emanating from their refrigerator in the middle of the night. After some sleuthing, officers located the rather disoriented caller in the emergency room at a hospital in Hillsboro.

A caller reported they accidentally clipped a pedestrian with their vehicle on account of the blinding sun early in the morning. The pedestrian reportedly stated they were fine and refused to give any identifying information. Police were unable to locate the individual.

A caller reported they had agreed to pay a man for a ride, but came up short in the dollar amount promised and now the man had shown up at the caller's door with a knife. The man, with whom police are well acquainted, was gone prior to police arrival.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in a residential neighborhood. On arrival, police found a man had locked his brother out of the house and the brother was attempting to gain entry. Though not a burglar, the brother was arrested for violating a release agreement.

Police received a tip that a juvenile with a felony warrant from another county was in the area. They were located near a local store, arrested and transported to juvenile detention.

A caller reported their inebriated significant other was refusing to leave her apartment unless the police came. The police came. He left without incident.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Police responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Maple Street and Highway 47 involving a small sedan and a large tractor trailer. No one was seriously injured. The driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

A caller reported they had reserved a significant amount of party supplies, then canceled the order, and now the vendor was refusing to refund her deposit. She was advised the matter was a civil issue.

Police received numerous calls about a woman acting erratically and screaming at several locations around town. Officers made contact with the woman, with whom police are very well-acquainted, multiple times. They found no evidence she was in distress or committing any crimes. She was eventually offered water and a bus ticket out of town. No crime.

A caller reported they attempted to sell some jewelry on social media but ended up having payment issues with the buyer. The matter was ultimately settled via a digital wallet service. No crime.

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.


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