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Posted on: December 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Police Blotter


Police Blotter

December 11, 2019

Some of what we do in police work is pretty hard. Emotionally, physically and, yes, even intellectually.    Some of those frequently done tasks become so ingrained we could do them in our sleep.  We even dream about it when we go to bed at night…or day as the case may be.  Like making a traffic stop.  It sounds easy, but it’s actually more complicated than it looks.  Your just driving, right?  Yes, but you’re also working the radio, lights, camera and getting ready to jump out of the car as soon as it stops rolling.  Watching a new recruit attempt it is entertaining, like watching someone attempt to rub their stomach and pat their head for the first time.  

Occasionally, your away from the job for a while and have to relearn the process.  For example, before Lt. Schultz was a lieutenant, but a detective in investigations, he was rotating back to uniform patrol after a three year stint.  Being away from it that long, he had to remember how to be a beat cop again.  It's like riding a bike, though.  You don't really forget, but it takes a bit for your brain to remember how it's done.  On his first traffic stop of the night, in a police car he'd never driven, (they're not all alike inside), he hooked his bootlace on the parking break and took a header coming out of his car.  Fortunately for his pride, it was dark and  no one saw.  You have to find humor where you can find it.  We're laughing with you, Lt. Schultz, not at you.  :) 

On to the blotter!

19120902:  You may have seen our  Press Release regarding the joint drug investigation that resulted in both arrest and search warrants the other day.  Pretty cool stuff.  This event is just our documentation of assisting the DEA in storing evidence related to the case.  We help other agencies all the time, whether it’s with arrest warrants, search warrants, or doing interviews on their behalf.  We are always ready and willing to help a brother or sister law enforcement officer in the pursuit of solving crime.  Someday it may be us asking them for help.  It’s pretty cool being part of a profession like that.  We’re hiring.  Did we mention we are hiring?

19120945:  On December 11, 2019, Officer O’Donnell responded to a Domestic Disturbance.  We’ve mentioned before these can be horribly complicated and emotional.  Sometimes it’s difficult to ferret out the truth with conflicting statements and evidence.  Other times it’s pretty obvious what needs to be done.  In this case, Officer O’Donnell wasn’t able to establish wether a crime had occurred or not.  He didn’t just call it quits, though.  He spent some time providing the persons involved with information to seek additional help if they needed it, like the phone number for CSN or Victim Services.  Either of these two organizations can provide help obtaining other services like protection orders and access to free legal help.   

The end.

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