Friday, March 18, 2011

People should really be careful what they send out via text message. A young man got into an argument with his wife who grabbed the kids and left for Dallas. He sent out text messages implying he was going to take a lot of pills and end it. Officers show up and cannot get him to answer the door. Fearing he is dying inside the house they force their way in and find him asleep. They were also told he had weapons so naturally they handcuffed him for safety. He was upset and said he sent those messages trying to elicit sympathy and get his wife to return. He didn't think she would call us.

A fight breaks out at a late night restaurant between two groups of customers. A drunk hit a woman knocking her out. Then as her crowd rushes to her aid he pulls out a gun and fires shots, alerting the officer across the street. The man tried to get away and got rid of the gun (he was a convicted felon) but was caught and arrested.

There is a man going around robbing drug stores late at night. He hit two in the same night.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's been awhile since my last post. Well let's see....

Ran into an "old friend." He was found drinking boxed wine on a sidewalk in a neighborhood. I remember the last time we arrested him. He started off nice but once the handcuffs went on he got an attitude, screaming and kicking. He had to be restrained. I reminded him of this and to his credit he did apologize. Since his wife was literally around the corner we let her come get him. He says he knows he needs help. I hope he meant it and just wasn't blowing smoke up our butts.

With people being laid off to slash budgets it was a matter of time before it hit police officers. Most people would think that police and fire fighters would be the last to be laid off. However the reality is we are just as expendable as anyone else on a budget item sheet. Of course certain people are "protected" while others have to worry about their jobs because of someone else's decision. It's the way of the world.

A woman comes home from the rodeo. She is ambushed in her own driveway by two men who tie her up and force her to drive them to an ATM machine. They help her captive while they ransacked her home and fondled her. Thankfully they left her alive and fled. We're on the lookout for a particular vehicle now.

A man carjacked a woman with Lojack which lead officers to the car. After a brief chase they captured him.

Neighbors find a young child wandering the streets. They point officers to where the kid lives and find the father passed out on a couch. He was arrested and charged with child endangerment. I don't think I got the full story here.