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Posted on: December 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Police Blotter

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Police Blotter

December 10, 2029


What does police Officer testing look like.  Is there yelling?  Screaming?  No.  Not even a little.  We’re actually very nice.  We start with a written test.  Nothing too hard, but we need to make sure you’re reasonably intelligent and can meet the demands of the job.  We follow that with a physical fitness test.  If you’re having flashbacks of high school gym class, you’re not far off, but we have to make sure you can pass the same test they give you the first day of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.  After that, we administer an Oral Board.  It’s kind of like an interview…but not.  We don’t want to give away the surprise, but you’ll see if you ever test with us.  If you get through all that, you get to sit down with the Chief of Police and have a conversation.  It’s not so much of Ann interview as it is two people sitting down and talking about whatever.    In the end, the Chief will make the final selection of the top applicants.  


On the the blotter!


19120795:  On December 10, 2019 at about 10:09 a.m., Officer Normand responded to a Dog Bite call.  Has anyone ever wondered why documenting these incidents are so important?  Rabies is lethal, that’s why and an unvaccinated dog is a real hazard.  This incident happened the previous day on Redmond Street.  The victim was working construction in the area when two females walking their dogs on leash passed by.  One of the dogs lunged at him, but was pulled back and scolded by the owner.  He didn’t think he was bit at the time, but when he got home discovered the dog had broken the skin on his calf.  The victim remembered the owner called the dog, Marv.  If this is your dog, Officer Normand would appreciate a call, so he can verify vaccinations. 


19120810:  On December 10, 2019, at about 11:45 a.m., Officer Osmond responded to a report of Fraud. Apparently, an employee of a local business received what they thought was an email from their boss, telling them to buy a number of Apple gift cards.  Thinking the email was legitimate, the employee did as requested and then replied to the email with the gift card numbers.  It was only later they learned that the boss’s email had been hacked.  Careful, Jackson.  This kind of fraud is very common and generally beyond the resources of your local police department to investigate with the suspect probably living in Bangladesh or some other country half way around the world.  Although, if anyone thinks the suspect is in Hawaii, we’d be happy to go check it out.   The victim is working with Apple in an attempt to recover the funds, but that may not be possible.  


19120819:  On December 10, 2019, at about 2:56 p.m., Officer Osmond responded to a report of an intoxicated male in the roadway in the area of Buffalo Way.  When he responded, he located the man urinating on a snow bank, easily seen by anyone passing by.  Officer Osmond madden contact and…we known you’re not surprised…the man was heavily intoxicated.  A .23% to be exact.  Officer Osmond did his best to get the man home, but the man couldn’t remember his address or a friend’s name to help get him home.  We’ll do everything we can to help you get to your destination, but you’ve got to meet us halfway.  Unfortunately, Officer Osmond had to arrest the 48 year old Williston, ND man for Public Intoxication and Urinating in public.  


19120820:  On December 10, 2019, at about 3:19 p.m., Officer Gerlach responded to a report of Theft.  He is still gathering information for the report, but it looks like someone removed a shower and associated fixtures from a commercial property.  That sounds really random.  Officer Gerlach is probably thinking the same thing, but let’s give him some more time to investigate and find out what the deal is.  Maybe it’s just a huge misunderstanding.


19120830:  On December 10, 2019, at about 6:47 p.m., Corporal Traphagan responded to a report of a suicidal person.  You couldn’t have asked for a better cop to respond to this type of call.  He has a big heart and is ready to help whenever the situation calls for it.  In this case, he was able to make contact with the person, talk with them about their problems and convince them seeking treatment was in their best interest. Good work, Corporal Traphagan.  


That’s it for now Jackson.  Have a nice day.

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