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.