January 25, 2013 through February 7, 2013
321 Calls for Service and 69 Traffic Stops
Belle Fourche Police Department Custodial Arrests: (this means the person went to jail)
Mark Michael Vancas, 35, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with abuse and/or cruelty to a child under the age of seven (7).
Joseph Lee Larson, 33, of Rapid City was arrested and charged with forgery.
Isaac Dale Solvie, 39, of Spearfish was arrested and charged with 4th DUI and driving while license is suspended.
Sindy Tatiana Richards, 23, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with 1st DUI and obstructing law enforcement.
Gary Winston Greenwalt, 73, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with 1st DUI.
Benjamin Lee Simpson, 62, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with 1st DUI and speeding.
David Nathaniel Dahn, 27, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
Belle Fourche Police Department Non-Custodial Arrests: (this means the person got a ticket)
Stephen Allen Mckean, 33, of Belle Fourche was charged with driving while license is suspended.
Jordan Allen Stmper, 18, of Belle Fourche was charged with under-age consumption of alcohol.
James Ronald Hogan, 67, of North Dakota was charged with over driving road conditions.
A male juvenile was charged with driving beyond restriction of learners permit and obstructed windshield (ice).
Of the 321 calls for service here are some to share:
Thank you to those of you who have already supported the Special Olympics by donating to the Polar Plunge. I am close to reaching my goal but am not quite there. If you would like to see Katie the Cop weekly but have not yet donated to this cause please go to http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/katiethecop to make your donation. I am also more than willing to stop by your house or business and pickup a check. Just give dispatch a call (892-2737) and they will send me your direction. Also, join the fun on February 24, 2013 at the Spearfish Rec Center. This is where the craziness will take place. By the way, I am not only jumping into a freezing bath of water I will be wearing an incredibly embarrassing costume.
This is the second time I am writing Katie the Cop this week. I had the report complete and thought I had saved it but something went wrong and I lost the entire document. I was about to give up because I had already spent much of my Sunday on the computer. But my supportive husband urged me to do it again. Here is what I can remember without going through the log again (400 pages).
A schnauzer was caught ding-dong ditching, well kind of. When Brigette went to answer a knock at the door no one was there. She continued about her business. After some time had passed she heard the knocking again. This time when she went to the door she saw a schnauzer type dog running down her stairs and to the street. There was no catching this nicky-nicky nine door game player.
Chellsee took her kids to school early in the morning. When she returned home she thought someone was playing a mean prank by placing a large pile of dirt and sticks in her back yard. Annoyed she called to report the pile of dirt. An officer responded but there wasn’t much he could do. Chellsee had no idea who would have done this to her or why. Later that day a local gas/cable/electric company (you take your pick) called to ask if she was satisfied with the service call that had been done. The pile of dirt now made sense. I can guarantee Chellsee did not give the service call five stars and crews were there the next morning to clean up the yard.
The last call I am going to include is the guy who dropped his phone in the toilette. (Ok, so I don’t know if it was the toilette or just water but the toilette is funnier.) When the phone got wet it dialed 911 causing the police to come to his house just to make sure he was ok. He was quite upset that his phone no longer worked. I don’t know if he had insurance on his phone but if he didn’t I bet he wished he did.
I have decided to include a fictitious name with the stories, just for fun. I promise they are not the real names of the people involved, I wouldn’t do that.
Officer Katie Allart