Mystery Meat Cleared Of Wrongdying – December 22, 2010
• Saturday, November 6 10:41 a.m. Passersby in the 400 block of H Street enjoyed the dual delights of a shirtless man’s bare chest and his booze-breathed religious exhortations.
10:57 a.m. The owner refused to move his giant white truck with dogs in the back from Tavern Row. But when police offered him the choice of moving it or getting a ticket, he changed his mind.
11:42 a.m. Villa Way pets were locked up in a house with owners out of town, and no way to get the animals their twice-a-day medication.
12:16 p.m. The Valley West mom of a four-year-old has taken to shouting and slamming doors for persuasive purposes.
5:30 p.m. Something died in a Diamond Drive backyard and started stinking up the place. But since the unspecified critter hadn’t broken any laws by joining the Choir Invisible, it wasn’t a police issue. Cleared of wrongdying, the deceased beast was free to go, but of course, couldn’t.
5:40 p.m. High school kids conducting a project in Sunny Brae Park shouted and made gunshot-like sounds. They were advised to move along.
5:59 p.m. A man sawing through a bike lock at the Transit Center said the bicycle was his. it looked abandoned, but he was asked to provide proof of ownership.
• Sunday, November 7 9:01 a.m. Flyers left on Northtown windshields overnight requested personal credit card information.
9:36 a.m. Mailboxes in the area around Spring, Union and 12th Streets were entered, with mail taken and scattered around the neighborhood.
9:56 a.m. Two hunters floated in a boat near the South I Street boat launch, possibly too close to the wildlife sanctuary for their hunting to be legal. An officer compliance-checked the armed outdoorsmen, and they seemed legal. The officer hung around for a while just to be sure all was on the up.
• 9:56 a.m. Two hunters floated in a boat near the South I Street boat launch, possibly too close to the wildlife sanctuary for their hunting to be legal. An officer compliance-checked the armed outdoorsmen, and they seemed legal. The officer hung around for a while just to be sure all was on the up.
• Monday, November 8 1:40 a.m. A bear had its way with a dozen trash receptacles in Wiley Court. Police swang with their spotlights and pummeled it with photons to drive it away.
10:59 a.m. A pit bull and a chicken were seen prancing about an Aldergrove Road parking lot.
1:46 p.m. A loose pit bull Cujo’d a girl and her guide dog on Iverson Avenue, preventing them from leaving their home. When an officer drove up, the loose pit bull tried the same intimidation tactics, arfing at the car. The loose dog was traced to a nearby house, where the owner was warned about animal violations.
2:30 p.m. A South H Street resident went to get her clarinet out for practice, but couldn’t find it.
3:47 p.m. A neighbor reported commercial-level vehicular traffic and people frequently packing out bags and backpacks of something at an 11th Street house. Detectives were informed.
6:14 p.m. A man came home to find the utilities turned off, his girlfriend of 18 months moved out and his shotgun missing. She said she’d return the firearm the next day.
• Tuesday, November 9 1:36 a.m. Another bustling house on Sixth Street bore signs of a commercial grow – lots of nighttime activity, rental trucks coming and going. Info forwarded.
3:12 p.m. A customer at a shop at 11th and K streets accused an employee of being rude, and offered an example of his lofty etiquette standards by spitting on the person.
6:22 p.m. More refined manners in the drive-thru lane at a Valley West burgeria. There, a man in coveralls and a t-shirt hopped out of a van and went pee. Police found the suspected sprinkler and four vanmates, arresting him on a public drunkenness charge.
• Wednesday, November 10 12:36 a.m. A shirtless man went nutso on H Street, kicking a car window, throwing a bottle and scampering around in Tavern Alley. He went into one bar, but was soon chased out by patrons. He and another guy wound up on the roof of a 10th Street building, which police surrounded. After he clambered onto the roof of an adjacent building, police detained and eventually arrested the alpha berserker on a disturbing the peace charge. His temporary sidekick apparently slithered away.
7:48 a.m. A man called from a cell phone with a dying battery with an update on his interpersonal fortunes. He said that after trying to strike him with a can of engine degreaser, a woman had thrown his property out of a car and was now pushing him out too. With that, the phone went dead.
9:05 a.m. An F Street business took a call from a woman who said, “I am going to kill you and blow your brains out, bitch, if you don’t stop following me with your vans.” Police and CHP officers went to a campsite and found a woman, who was detained for a 5150 evaluation. She was soon transferred to a mental health facility.
12:40 p.m. A woman with mental health issues arrived on a bus with her dog, but no money or identification since her purse had been stolen. She’d been sitting at the Transit Center all day, and police aided her in getting a bus ticket.
1:30 p.m. A man reported one of his Facebook friends headed for the Plaza with a backpack full of “weed” to sell. Sometimes he sells “acid” too, the friend said, and camps under the pedestrian footbridge.
2:32 p.m. A man explained to police that he is molested every night in his sleep, and that his computer was stolen when it arrived in the mail.
• Thursday, November 11 12:44 a.m. Two men entered an H Street business seeking a former employee whom they said owed them $10,000.
9:21 a.m. A cannabis shipment was intercepted at a package depot.
10:45 a.m. A man protesting Veterans Day at Eighth and G streets was asked to lower his voice.
4:43 p.m. A woman complained of dogs always chasing her on Sunset Avenue.
4:56 p.m. A man was reported throwing pumpkins into the street at 14th and J.
• Friday, November 12 9:07 a.m. A man swung a bat in the air and pounded rocks on the ground with it at 11th and F streets. The blunt-force hobbyist was advised of the complaint.
9:20 a.m. After an argument about tethered dogs at a Valley West gas station, a disgruntled citizen went online and fired off a complaint about the employee’s conduct. But the cyber-kvetch didn’t restore gruntlement, so the complainant also asked to speak to a police officer. He was told that the matter was civil in nature.
10:38 a.m. An Aldergrove business reported a loose chicken cavorting about its parking lot. The footloose fowl showed no fear of humans, and police assigned the matter to routine patrol of the area.
4:01 p.m. A car left in Tavern Alley overnight wound up with scars to show for it – a stomped-on hood and letters scratched into the driver’s side.
A bongo-boy agglomeration
Emitted hand drum palpitations
All over the square
So cops went out there
Providing reverse inspiration
• Saturday, November 13 12:37 a.m.
The alleyside sax man was playing
His peals both loud and dismaying
To those set on sleeping
The horn’s soulful weeping
Was not very helpful, just saying
2:02 a.m. A van was found rolled over at Alliance and Spear, with the doors open and no one around. Police searched the area and notified the hospital in case anyone showed up there, but no one did. However, unspecified “buddies” were notified of the event.
6:18 a.m. The lodger in Room 124 of a Valley West motel left his car keys dangling from the gas tank door overnight, resulting in the vehicle’s theft.
9:24 a.m. After being unable to pay for his coffee, a man obstinately refused to depart a downtown donut shop. Police arrested him for trespassing and notified his parole officer.
9:42 p.m. Someone knocked on the door of an apartment in the 1200 block of F Street, dropping off a cat with a broken leg. Police picked up the kitty and took it to the on-call veterinarian.
• Sunday, November 14 12:15 a.m. “Mexican Crips” were reported bedeviling an employee at a store. Police found no sign of them.
The sax player’s brass bloviations
Again led to ear-irritation
By alleyside dwellers
Cops met with the feller
Who silenced his sonic creations
7:49 a.m. A bunch of shake and trim was found strewn about an East 13th Street residence.
• Monday, November 15 2:36 a.m. Two men with ski masks, one carrying a pillowcase, went to the night window at a Valley West motel and asked for plastic baggies.
5:24 a.m. A bread truck driver said he had been stopped at a stop sign when a man came up to the car demanding a ride. When he refused, the man was thrown from the vehicle, which the burly interloper then jacked. Police found the truck abandoned a short ways away, and the alleged truckjacker not far from there. He was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and public drunkenness.
11:41 a.m. Mail from an address outside of Arcata was found strewn around a Marsh trail.
11:50 a.m. An aggressive Doberman is said to run loose on 12th Street.
2 p.m. Downtown Brown the bear enjoyed stardom for a time in the redwood tree at 11th and J streets.
7:50 p.m. A woman reported her husband threatening to kill her over the way she treats a dog at a Valley West University of Metaphysical Sciences. He was admonished.
• Tuesday, November 16 9:42 a.m. Someone called a guy a “faggot” in front of a maintenance worker at a Samoa Boulevard apartment complex.
12:44 p.m. A Chester Avenue resident reported her ears ringing from a loud generator that runs all the time at a nearby house. Police went and found all quiet and no one home.
7:54 p.m. Parking in a handicapped zone at an historic downtown storehouse cost a nominally abled but lazy motorist $330.
• Wednesday, November 17 11:58 a.m. The loud generator started up again on Chester Avenue. Police traced the source of the noise to a motorhome, but the generator was again not in use during their visit.
• Thursday, November 18 9:47 a.m. A J Street resident complained that the owner of his home has the place wired illegally and might blame him for it. He said he has had the refrigerator unplugged and has been using minimal electricity for some time since he is afraid the landlord will blame him for the big bill.
12:56 p.m. An Aldergrove Road resident received a check for $3,980 from some dubious outfit in New York. All she had to do to keep it was wire back $2,980 for “government taxes,” thus resulting in a net profit of $1,000 the total loss of her $2,980.
4:38 p.m. It was over a year ago that a Park Avenue resident took on a housemate who, after a month, became unstable and was evicted. This day she received a letter from the person written on dark-colored paper that was difficult to read. The letter stated that the woman is “evil and greedy” and that the ex-lodger was going to sue her for $30,000.
The Plaza, so bongo-infested
Again found itself sorely tested
By drummerly thumping
Which set someone grumping
Police came and hand drums were rested
• Friday, November 19 2:19 a.m. A woman who let her friend stay at her house awoke to find that he had invited several travelers over. She ordered them all to leave and they did, but drove away drunk. She was to call back if they returned, which they did. Police found the vehicle unoccupied, and had it towed.
9:02 a.m. For whatever reason, reported a Grotzman Road resident, a neighbor has taken to sitting on the resident’s porch at night. His theory was that the neighbor was drunk and prowling, but in any event he wanted police to tell the guy that he knows about the porch-sitting forays.
4:45 p.m. A person reported that he was attacked on Trail 10 by two dogs who were running unleashed with their jogging owner.
• Saturday, November 20 9:13 p.m. An East 15th Street resident’s hand had a door slammed on it by a roommate during a drunken struggle of some kind.
• Sunday, November 21 3:49 a.m. On arrival in Valley West having run up a fare more than $100, a taxi rider told the driver that he or she had no money to pay it. The person was arrested on a charge of defrauding an innkeeper, but was released per the cabbie’s request.