From the March 21, 2013 Sheriff's Reports
March 7: 6:43 PM: Burglary – 8600 block, Thurston Rd. Caller advises deceased’s family responded to location & took the patient’s purse, which included a set of keys to complainant’s house. The family has made entry several times to pick up deceased’s property without caller’s permission. The family has also taken several items that belong to caller. Citizen self report.
March 8: 2:46 PM: Attempt To Locate Drunk Driver – Mp. 16, McK. Hwy. Involved is an eastbound dark green Blazer that is swerving. Driver hit himself in the head a few times – might be trying to wake himself up. OSP advised.
March 8: 2:59 PM: Driving Under the Influence – Mp. 16, McK. Hwy. Involved is a dark green Blazer. Male driver smelled of alcohol. There is a female passenger. Complainant & boyfriend are parked behind them. Boyfriend is trying to keep them from driving off. 15:20: Vehicle just left eastbound. 15:36: Vehicle is now westbound, not weaving – speeds between 50 – 55 mph. Caller says male was cooperative until he found out police were en route – does not believe the male knows they are behind him. 15:53: Assist – field sobriety tests, tow en route.
March 8: 8:15 PM: Suspicious Subject – 45000 block, McK. Hwy. Complainant just had a homeless male subject come up to her door. Involved is a “tweaker looking” male, 30’s, white shirt, red jeans & backpack. Involved sat on her porch for quite a while, then left eastbound on foot. Caller is concerned male may be going to break into a residence of someone who is not home. 20:29: Male came back, started asking caller the same questions. OSP advised.
March 9: 6:28 PM: ATL DD – 91000 block, Taylor Rd. Involved is a westbound tan sedan Female driver arrived at location visibly intoxicated & demanding beer. Caller refused & female left. OSP advised no units within 40 miles.
March 11: 5:49 PM: OSP Request K-9 – Mp. 18, McK. Hwy. Foot pursuit with Taser deployment. Subject is still at large. 18:55: Can hear someone down in the swamp, whistling. 20:24: Assist – complainant advises they have him.
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