Compiled by Gabriel Falcon
Welcome to the 360 Crime Blotter.
Some of the best crime writing comes from cops on the beat. But it’s not fiction. It’s fact, put down on paper in incident reports. We’re going to bring you their first-hand accounts. Taken from police department web sites, the official submissions run the gamut from mundane misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies. They all show what police officers across the country face 365 days a year. So let’s get started:
Seattle police department
The Seattle Police Department is attempting to identify the individual pictured here. He is believed to be the suspect in a recent sexual assault that occurred in an area hospital in the 700 Block of Broadway. This crime occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 1st.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 40’s, wearing a sweater with horizontal red, blue, and green stripes. He was last seen in a motorized wheelchair, although he may be able to walk. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Seattle Police Department Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575. Citizens can also report a crime tip through Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Colorado Springs Police Department
Summary On 10/29/08 at approximately 3:21AM officers were dispatched to 458 S Murray Blvd, the Apollo Village Apartments, regarding a home invasion burglary that had just occurred. The victim, Mr. Gonzales, said he and his teenage children were asleep in the apartment when they were awakened by loud banging on the door. Mr. Gonzales said he and his kids looked out the window and saw a hispanic female kicking at the door. The door was forced open by the female and 4 males entered the apartment, along with the hispanic female. A hispanic male pointed a gun at Mr Gonzales and his teenage children, asked where the dog was, and forced Mr Gonzales, along with his children to sit on a couch while three black males searched the apartment for a dog. The suspects were apparently looking for a dog that had been stolen from them. The suspects did not locate the dog and left the apartment. There were no injuries. Officers checked the area for the suspects, but were not able to locate them. The suspects were described as a Hispanic female in her twenties, a Hispanic male in his twenties with a shaved head approximately 5 foot 10, and three younger black males. The suspects were last seen in an older model dark colored 4 door vehicle.
Boston Police Department
At about 4:04 am, on Saturday, November 8, 2008, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for loud music in the area of 5 Shepton Terrace. On arrival, officers spoke to several residents who stated that one of the tenants was playing his music much too loud. As officers approached the location in question, officers could hear Christmas music being played at an unnecessarily loud level. When the tenant answered the door, officers instructed him to lower the music due to calls made to 9-1-1. Officers further advised the tenant that people were having difficulty sleeping due the loud Christmas music. With the music turned down, officers left the location. However, a short time later, officers were called back to the same address for the same reason (noise complaint). Upon arrival, officers were able to hear the loud Christmas music. When officers knocked on the door, the tenant answered the door and began swearing at the officers. Officers arrested Kevin Foley, 54, of South Boston and charged him with Disturbing the Peace.
Lincolnville Police Department
Chief Young summoned Dwayne O. Whitelocke, 24, of Lincolnville, for speeding 58 mph in a 45-mph zone and for no inspection sticker.
While off duty, Chief Young helped the Maine State Police subdue an alleged gunman at Stockton Springs Elementary School after hearing calls for assistance on his radio. The man was arrested and taken into custody; no one was injured.
Chief Young received a report of a missing juvenile from Slab City Road. The juvenile's parents located him in Camden.
Officer Trundy conducted a radar detail on Atlantic Highway. He issued one written warning for speed. He also issued a written warning for an expired registration.
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