In the interest of keeping my readers informed, I have put together some of the strangest police calls that Doc and I have ever read. Hope you enjoy them and get a good chuckle.
- A caller reported at 7:14 p.m. that someone was on the porch yelling “help” from a residence on Bank Street. Officers responded and learned the person was calling a cat named “Help.”
- 2:58 p.m.- The Learning Center on Hanson Street reports a man across the way stands at his window watching the center, making parents nervous. Police ID the subject as a card-board cut out of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Animal complaint. A caller on West Point Avenue reported that a belligerent squirrel was preventing him from using his boat dock. The caller said he knew nothing could be done about it, but he wanted officers to know “what kind of squirrels are running around the community,” according to a police report.
- Wal-Mart: Police receive a report of a newborn infant found in a trash can. Upon investigation, officers discover it was only a burrito.
- At 8:29 p.m., police received a call from a Dubois woman who said she smelled something funny in her room last night. She believed that it might be her husband.
- Failure to identify. During a disturbance call a man gave an officer a false name and was arrested after he was found to have warrants for both names.
- A Florence Road resident reported Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. that someone had broken into his home overnight, while he was out drinking with his dog in his sister’s parking lot and stole his snow blower, police said.
- Dog attack – Lower Duck Pond, Lithia Park, Ashland. Police responded to a report of two dogs running loose and attacking ducks about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The officer cited a resident for the loose dogs. The duck refused medical treatment and left the area, according to police.