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Police Blotter

Posted on: July 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Police Blotter


Police Blotter

July 16, 2020

Why do armed police officers respond to medical and fire calls?  It’s not like a badge and gun are needed for those situations.  The simple answer is because we’re trained and we’re the fastest responders in situations where every second can count.  We often beat EMTs to the scene to start life-saving efforts until more trained personnel can get there.  Heart attack, choking, and overdoses victims have all been saved thanks to the quick response of police officers.  We also beat firemen to the fire and while you won’t see us holding a fire hose, you will see us evacuating buildings, blocking streets and wielding fire extinguishers until our fire department brothers and sisters can get there.  Jackson Police officers are credited with saving several lives on fire calls last year.   Do we go to every medical or fire call?  No.  We’re not needed for most of the hundreds of calls received each month, but we will be there when lives need saving or when our brother and sister EMTs and fire fighters need our help.  If they need a building evacuated or a street closed, we’ll be there.  If they need help carrying a patient or their gear, we’ll be there.  Being a police officer isn’t just about solving crime, it’s about serving the community in whatever capacity they need us.  

Enough blather.  On to the blotter!

20072326:  On July 15, 2020, at 1:31 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to a report of Stalking.  The victim is reporting that a man is following her, attempting to leave notes, parking near her house and contacting her family.  The victim is not okay with this and is hoping RO Schmidl can make it stop.  RO Schmidl has identified the man and is attempting to contact him to have a conversation.  This conversation will likely include a short conversation about the crime of stalking and a request on the behalf of the victim for him to stop the behavior.  

20072380:  On July 15, 2020, at 7:05 p.m., Officer Raab responded to a report of Burglary.  The victim told him someone entered their home and took their laundry, iPad, a painting and an Apple TV modem.  We continue to encourage our residents and visitors to lock your homes and vehicles.  The victim in this case now has to replace several hundred dollars of stolen items, money we’re sure they need to spend elsewhere.  

Here is the other stuff we did yesterday.

Totals    Description

1    911 Hang Up

1    Abandoned Vehicle

1    Animal Control Complaint

1    Animal Control Found

4    Citizen Assist

5    Code Enforcement

2    Collision

2    Commercial Alarm

3    Disturbance

5    Fire Alarm - Commercial

3    Fire Alarm - Residential

2    Follow Up PATROL Investigation

1    Found Property

1    Hazmat -- Small

1    Investigate Fire

1    Lost Property

1    Medical Assist

1    Motorist Assist

4    Parking Complaint

2    Parking Rounds

2    Parking Violation

1    Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately

1    Residential Burglary

1    Stalking

3    Suspicious Vehicle

7    Traffic Stop

1    Vehicle Identification Number Inspection

58    Totals

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