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Police Log June 12, 2013

Friday, June 7 

Suspicious conditions, 12:30 a.m.: 600 block of Old County Road. 

Missing person, 2:05 a.m.: 600 block of Old County Road. 

Assist outside agency, 6:42 a.m.: K9 Kona assisted with a search warrant at Pelican Bay State Prison. 

Criminal mischief, 10:55 a.m.: A broken vehicle window in the 500 block of Rosichelli Drive appears accidental, possibly a stone thrown up from a mower.  

Driving complaint, 1:08 p.m.: Police received a report of a black Harley Davidson being operated by an unlicensed driver in the 300 block of Chetco Avenue. It was gone when officers arrived. 

Lost property, 1:25 p.m.: A  wallet was lost in the Brookings area. 

Suspicious conditions, 1:25 p.m.: Dogs alerted resident to two transients passing through an area of Mardon Court where they have not frequented before. 

Driving complaint, 1:26 p.m.: It was reported that a person drinking from a wine bottle was driving at the lower lot at Harris Beach State Park. When contacted, the bottle was a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. 

Panhandling, 5:34 p.m.: A person was contacted at Chetco Avenue and Fifth Street and the activity ceased. 

Menacing, 6:32 p.m.: 16000 block of Lower Harbor Road. 

Open door, 6:26 p.m.: A door left open in the 600 block of Pioneer Road was closed a responsible party. 

Dispute/fight, 6:59 p.m.: A dispute in the 600 block of Railroad Street was found to be non-physical. The parties separated for the night. 

Fire, 9:15 p.m.: Personnel at a business in the 300 block of Chetco Avenue could smell something burning, but couldn’t pinpoint where it was coming from. Brookings Fire responded, checked out the building entirely and found nothing of interest that would cause harm to the building. 

Fire, 10:14 p.m.: Harbor Fire responded to assist with a very large bonfire on Sporthaven Beach that was causing concern with port employees and RV owners. 

Dispute/fight, 10:45 p.m.: A domestic dispute between an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend was reported in the 200 block of Hazel Street. 

Saturday, June 8 

Driving complaint, 2:43 a.m.: A citizen witnessed a person leave a tavern in the 1100 block of Chetco Avenue and drive through town with his headlights off and swerving all over the road. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. 

Found property, 8:46 a.m.: A citizen reported finding a purse in his front yard. The purse belonged to someone who previously reported it stolen from her vehicle. It was returned to the owner. 

Driving with suspended licensed; 10:08 a.m.: An adult male was cited for felony driving with a revoked license in the 500 block of Pine Street. 

Fire, 11:11 a.m.: Harbor Fire and CFPA responded to driftwood fire near the south jetty that was visible from Beachfront RV.

Misuse of 911, 11:29 a.m.: An elderly woman in the 700 block of First Street called 911 to report a dead deer that was not a road hazard. She was counseled on misuse of 911.

Bike/skateboard complaint, 11:45 a.m.: A skateboarder at Wharf and Railroad streets was given a verbal warning for failure to obey traffic control device. 

Criminal trespass, 12:26 p.m.: A registered sex offender was contacted in the Azalea Middle School parking lot and told that he is not to be on any school property at any time for any reason. 

Transient information, 12:34 p.m.: A citizen on Mardon Court requested extra patrol in the neighborhood due to increased transient population hanging out nearby. 

Hit and run, 1:08 p.m.: A woman witnessed a white motor home with unknown plates clip a vehicle parked on a street in front of a  business in the 500 block of Chetco Avenue and break off the driver’s mirror. The victim left the location before officer arrived. The suspect vehicle owner later came to Brookings Police Department to provide his insurance information in case the victim filed a report. 

Fire, 1:22 p.m.: A female motorist reported an outside wall of a structure near 10-10 Towing in Harbor on fire. Harbor Fire Department extinguished the fire. 

Animal complaint, 2:25 p.m.: An officer checked Matot Street as there had been a report of a brindle pit bull tied up in the sun at for several hours, and the caller didn’t think it had water. The officer noted two people in a shaded area at the address, but did not see a dog. 

Minor in possession of liquor, 3:40 p.m.: 500 block of Fifth Street. 

Animal complaint 4:05 p.m.: Two calls reported multiple dogs running loose on the roadway in the 17200 block of Highway 101 in California. Calls were transferred to Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. 

Theft, 5:17 p.m.: 1300 block of Hampton Road. 

Disorderly conduct, 6:06 p.m.: Multiple 911 calls were received for a disorderly man in the 16200 block of Highway 101. A deputy responded from Gold Beach. The man was transported by ambulance as the situation appeared to be a medical issue.

Fire, 9:40 p.m.: Harbor Fire responded to a fully engulfed truck in the 15600 block of Goshen Lane. No injuries were reported. 

Burglary, 10:04 p.m.: An officer came across what appeared to be a possible burglary in progress in the 200 block of King Street as he witnessed someone in a commercial building, with a flashlight, that is not normally occupied at night. The person tried to hide from view when seen. A woman was contacted and officers confirmed with the owner of the building that she was allowed to be there. 

Dispute/fight, 10:47 p.m.: A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 400 block of Hillside Avenue. 

Prowler, 11:46 p.m.: An employee of a motel in the 1100 block of Chetco Avenue was concerned about a suspicious person walking around trying to open doors and peering in windows.

Sunday, June 9 

Dispute/fight, 12:36 p.m.: An officer responded to a dispute between two men in the 200 block of Cypress Street. 

Fire, 4:15 p.m.: Brookings Fire responded to a report of smoke coming through the vents at a residence in the 200 block of Cedar Street. Everyone got out of the house. Fire personnel determined the furnace fan motor had burned up, causing the smoke in the duct system. 

Found property, 5:26 p.m.: A debit card was found in the 300 block of Fifth Street and turned in to the police department. The owner was located and the card returned. 

Loud noise, 7:20 p.m.: A citizen reported a loud firecracker of some kind was thrown from a vehicle on Fifield Street. 

Transient information, 7:47 p.m.: A transient with a fire on Mill Beach was contacted by an officer at a nearby resident’s request to put out his fire and move to the other side of the beach. 

Monday, June 10

Driving complaint, 9:56 a.m.: A motorist was reported to have made a bad pass over double yellow lines on Highway 101 near Carpenterville Road. She told the responding officer that it had been a lawful pass; however, he was counselled on proper child-safety seat installation.

Found property 10:10 a.m.: A wallet belonging to a California resident was  found in the 500 block of Railroad Street and turned in to lost and found. Attempts to reach the owner have been unsuccessful. 

Criminal mischief, 11:45 a.m.: A citizen reported several thousand dollars of damage was done to his vehicle a couple of months ago. He was reporting it now for insurance purposes. 

Assist public, 10:39 a.m.: A citizen was provided with restraining order information and referred to Curry County Sheriff’s Office for follow-up regarding a dispute that occurred in the 99200 block of Winchuck River Road. 

Telephone harassment, 2:22 p.m. A threatening message was left on citizen’s answering machine, possibly from a mortgage company. A reverse call trace was unsuccessful and the officer was unable to call the number or leave a message. 

Suspicious conditions, 3:58 p.m.: A caller reported several vehicles across the street that shouldn’t be at his vacationing neighbor’s house in the 1200 block of Hub Stree. Officers responded and spoke to all parties. The people were there legitimately to bid on a job and provided identification to officers. 

Dispute/fight, 4:24 p.m.: The report of a dispute on in the 17200 block of Mountain Drive was transferred to Curry County Sheriff’s Office. 

Forgery/fraud/bad check, 4:50 p.m.: A citizen reported his bank account had been hacked. An officer is continuing the investigation. 

Threats, 4:53 p.m.: Police received a report of threatening phone calls to a citizen demanding money be wired within a certain time frame or else she would be arrested. A vague reference was made regarding a creditor that was owed, but the citizen sensed it was fraudulent. An officer contacted her and advised to either tell them next time that she has called police or just hang up on them. 

Assist public, 5:02 p.m.: A father in Washington state who had reported his son missing and possibly endangered had learned the son had been cited in Brookings and wanted to have more information about his well-being and direction of travel. An officer spoke to him about the contact he had with his son earlier in the day. 

Harassment, 5:05 p.m.: An officer took a report of ongoing phone text harassment. He contacted the suspects and warned them to stop. 

Fire, 5:45 p.m.: Brookings Fire units responded to a report of strong smoke smell in Star of the Sea Catholic Church and found a heater with a burned out motor. This had caused the smoke alarm to sound. 

Forgery/fraud/bad check, 6:30 p.m.: A citizen reported being the victim of computer fraud and was referred to the Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau for follow up.

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