There Was Something Odd About That Bear-Eared, Spitting, Puppynapping Druggie – December 22, 2012
• Saturday, November 24 5:17 p.m. The one-wayness of the streets in the couplet at Foster, Eastern and Western avenues is not universally observed. One pedestrian reported that he always confronts cheaty-sneaky drivers on Foster Avenue who blaspheme traffic calming religion by not going The One True Way.
8:46 p.m. With her angry, hostile swain hitting things as they walked down I Street, it’s no wonder she was upset.
• Sunday, November 25 8:52 a.m. A construction trailer in the 200 block of G Street was burglarized, with two padlocks cut to gain entry.
4:28 p.m. A woman’s wallet was stolen from inside a Plaza shop.
8:10 p.m. A woman seen lying on the ground on Bayside Road unsteadily rose to her feet and wandered down Crescent Way to Samoa Boulevard. There, she stood in the roadway with her hands in the air. A male companion reported that she was “having a bad day.”
• Tuessday, November 27 9:12 a.m. A pocket-dialed cell phone treated a dispatcher to the sound of furniture moving and muffled voices.
12:29 p.m. A mother is a druggie who spends a lot of time unconscious, according to a neighbor. Her five-year-old daughter wanders around the neighborhood unattended and though escorted home, mom was still zonked and the child toddled right back to a local park.
1:19 p.m. After a regular customer was caught on security video stuffing merchandise into his pants, police were asked to have him return it and apologize. A store employee then saw his wife at a supermarket and asked her why her husband was stealing stuff. But the wife said he was at work and doesn’t wear glasses. She then went to the store and watched the tape and no, it wasn’t hubby.
1:27 p.m. Four wetsuits and a surfboard worth $1,975 were stolen from a Villa Way front porch.
1:38 p.m. A man in Westwood Center said a woman pushing a baby stroller stole his wallet containing $400 out of his car. He soon called to say he had located the suspect and gotten his wallet back.
2 p.m. A woman said a man wearing broken glasses and a hat with bear ears had stolen her puppy and sold it for drugs. He told her he was running from APD because he had been spitting on people on the Plaza.
8:20 p.m. A lower G Street resident called 911, stating that he was “legally blind” and asking if the dispatcher would call his counselor for him. He said he didn’t have any emergency, but was supplied with a crisis line number. He then asked if he called in via APD’s business office number the dispatcher could dial the phone number. Rather than do that, the dispatcher suggested, he could simply call the counselor himself.
• Wednesday, November 28 4:17 a.m. A car stolen from Chestnut Way was found in Patrick’s Point.
5:31 a.m. A man came to the police station’s front door and then called from two different payphones stating that, “You better get to Arcata Theatre Lounge before there’s one less transient in Arcata,” then hung up. He soon called again to say, “I’m going to kill someone, you better hurry,” and hung up. Police found him arguing with some guy, but no violence.
1:30 p.m. From lower H Street came another 911 cry for help, with the caller this time claiming there was a medical emergency and repeatedly stating that “I’m not a doctor.”
1:34 p.m. Another 911 call from lower H stating that a friend needs help, and stating that a woman was dying. His words slurred, the caller said:
“She’s killing herself by not getting help.”
“She is blacked out now, breathing is irregular.”
“She is awake enough to snatch the phone out of my hand.”
“Her eyes are glazed.”
He was told to stop calling 911 when there was no emergency.
1:41 p.m. The lower H Street resident called on a non-emergency line to say that the woman had blacked out and he wanted officers to help him escort her off his property.
6:56 p.m. A woman called to report that someone had broken into a Christmas present stored in a refrigerator.
• Friday, November 30 11:32 a.m. A Wyatt Lane resident left her wallet in the car with the door unlocked for a couple of days. It and its credit card contents all disappeared.
4:40 p.m. A man left his car unlocked in a Valley West parking lot, and his iPad vanished.