Katie the Cop: Belle Fourche police update

2012-07-21T12:00:00Z Katie the Cop: Belle Fourche police updateOfficer Katie Allart Belle Fourche Police Department Rapid City Journal

Katie the Cop’s Weekly Report

July 13, 2012 through July 19, 2012

171 Calls for Service and 37 Traffic Stops

Belle Fourche Police Department Custodial Arrests:

Michael Paul Jurkowski, 26, of Casper WY, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, kidnapping, sexual contact without consent, and simple assault.

Damien Palmer, 22, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with DUI (1st), exhibition driving, and no seatbelt.

Donald Arthur McLaughlin, 45, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with simple assault – domestic violence.

Timmothy Owen Odson, 33, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with DUI (2nd), driving while license is suspended, and failure to maintain insurance.

Justo Tobar Jr., 43, of Belle Fourche was arrested and charged with DUI (1st), driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding, and no seatbelt.

Branden Tyler Bridges, 23, of Isabel was arrested on a Brown County Warrant for contributing alcohol to a minor. He was also issued a citation for the same charge, contributing alcohol to a minor.

Myria Jean Warren, 74, of Belle Fourche was charged with inhumane treatment to an animal and intentionally killing an animal.

Drew Alexander Delehoy, 21, of Belle Fourche was charged with trespassing.

Dustin Cox, 20, of Belle Fourche was cited for underage consumption of alcohol.

Of the 171 calls for service here are some to share:

On Friday night a trio of drunks disturbed the peaceful night in the neighborhood by using outside voices during the late hours and practicing their baseball skills by throwing unidentified objects.

Whenever possible officers respond to emergency calls from medical assistance. On one particular call this week the friend of the patient had a warrant for his arrest but bailed while officers were helping the EMT members get the patient into the ambulance. He may have gotten away this time, but we will be back.

The potty police are on the lookout for toilet tippers. This act of toilet terrorism can cost the owners of the toilet up to $150 for each toilet in need of up righting.

If you see a member of the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department, please thank them for all their hard work during these hot and dry days. They have been responding to an increased number of fire calls.

What do you do with a squirrel that has chewed through your cable line more than once? You may feel impelled to shoot it with a pellet gun.

A citizen dealing with this problem wanted to do just that. But he knew better, before shooting he called to ask if it was ok. Unfortunately for him, he will have to find a different way to get rid of the pests. It is against city ordinance to use anything that causes a projectile to launch. Game, fish and parks might have an issue with him killing or injuring the wild animal without a permit as well.

Officers were busy on Saturday dealing with badgers. Yes badgers, a fat short-legged gray furry animal in desperate need of a mani, a pedi, and anger management. It is unknown if it was the same badger, as the sightings were in different areas of town and nearly 10 hours apart.

Please bear with me while I vent for a moment. Please pull to the right when you see a patrol car traveling with its red and blue lights on.

This includes but is not limited to when the patrol car is being followed by a funeral procession. It is not only respectful but, like it or not, it is the law. Thank you.

Several federal offenses occurred Wednesday night when a deviant drove down the street damaging mailboxes. Imagine sitting in a federal prison when your cell mate asks: What are you in here for?

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