Constables on Patrol


September 4

12:15 p.m. – Witness reported three juveniles exiting a vacant building near downtown. It appeared they activated a fire extinguisher inside and maybe broken a window. Constables watched for the juveniles.

3:28 p.m. – Property owner claimed previous tenants had broken into one of her properties. Constable and the previous tenants talked about it. No charges were filed.

4:21 p.m. – There was a two-vehicle accident in the commercial area of US 62.

September 5

5:25 p.m. – Concerned onlooker told ESPD a group of people hanging around a particular parked car in a lot downtown looked suspicious. They were gone before a constable got there.

8:53 p.m. – Constable checked up on a report of an inebriated person walking in traffic down the middle of US 62 but did not encounter her.

10:42 p.m. – Constable and phone owner figured out the owner’s phone, which had been in the owner’s pocket, had accidentally called 911 and hung up.

September 6

7:02 a.m. – Constable came across an individual he knew to be subject of an outstanding warrant, so he initiated a traffic stop and arrested him on the warrant for failure to appear and driving with a canceled driver’s license.

12 p.m. – One vehicle bumped into another one near downtown.

7:58 p.m. – Noise complaint about loud music came from residence on a street south of town. Constable hung out for a while and did not hear any music.

September 7

10:35 a.m. – Individual came to the station to clear his warrant for failure to appear on a traffic citation. He was processed and released.

1:02 p.m. – Constable arrested a person known to be subject of a felony warrant and held him until deputies arrived.

8:14 p.m. – Constables responded to a two-vehicle accident just west of downtown on US 62. One person was arrested for DWI, implied consent, no driver’s license, reckless driving, failure to pay registration fee, leaving the scene of an accident and no vehicle insurance.

September 8

8:04 a.m. – Traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver on a felony warrant out of CCSO.

10:49 a.m. – Animal Control picked up a large dog wandering loose in a parking lot along US 62. Owner later told ESPD the dog had jumped out of the truck while he was in town.

1:26 p.m. – Individual was transported to ESPD from Washington County jail on a warrant for failure to appear for public intoxication.

1:55 p.m. – Surveillance equipment captured a shoplifting incident at a business. Constable filed a report.

2:05 p.m. – Vehicle with out-of-state plates had been parked in a loading zone for two days, so the constable issued some citations.

2:08 p.m. – Constable went to the high school about a controlled substance issue.

3:26 p.m. – Downtown merchant claimed two vehicles had been parked in a loading zone all day. Constable checked and cleared the loading zone.

11:20 p.m. – Suspicious activity at a motel prompted a visit by a constable.

September 9

12:15 a.m. – Alarm was triggered at a business on Hwy. 23 South. Constable found the building secure.

1:33 a.m. – Constable initiated a traffic stop and arrested the driver for DWI and driving left of center.

7:24 a.m. – Careful observer alerted ESPD to two males, a female and a dog sleeping behind a business downtown. They were gone when the constable arrived.

10 a.m. – Traffic stop resulted in the arrest of an individual on a felony warrant.

12 p.m. – Passerby complained about a sports car parked in a red zone and blocking traffic downtown. Constable went to the scene but the car was gone.

12:49 p.m. – In a different red zone downtown, another vehicle was illegally parked, and not the first time, either. Constable did not encounter the vehicle, but ESPD put on extra patrol in the area.

1:10 p.m. – Motorist returned to his vehicle to find damage to the vehicle and a business card on the windshield. Constable filed a report.

2 p.m. – Constable on patrol provided traffic control while a vehicle stalled on Planer Hill got the attention it needed.

2:16 p.m. – Two vehicles parked awkwardly downtown were cited for illegal parking although the constable determined the roadway was passable.

7:08 p.m. – There was an accident in a parking lot.

September 10

3 a.m. – A wife flagged down a passing constable and asked for help finding her husband. Husband was dutifully located.

5:42 a.m. – Constable performed a welfare check at a motel.

September 11

5:28 a.m. – Resident near downtown told ESPD she might have heard someone on her front porch. Constable searched the area but did not find anyone.