Nov. 7: Vicious animal — An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man’s friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends did not see the incident, only the dog running away. They told police their friend said the dog ran up to him, bit him and then took off.
Simple battery — Officers observed a disturbance outside a sports bar on E.G. Miles Parkway and intervened. A Deal Street man told police another man got upset with him when he interacted with a woman inside the bar. The man said words were exchanged and he thought the incident was resolved. When the man left the bar with his friends, the irate man followed and re-initiated the dispute, pushing the first man. Both men were prepared to fight, but a friend of the first man intervened and stopped them from fighting.
Probation violation/suspicious acts — An officer conducted a foot patrol on Kelly Drive because of recent burglaries reported in the neighborhood. The officer heard residents behind a home warning other residents that he was in the area, so the officer went behind the home to investigate. The officer saw two people run inside the home, and he recognized a third man, who had a warrant out for a probation violation. The officer verified the man’s warrant, took him to the police department and cited him for probation violation. The man was unable to post bond, so he was taken to jail to await his court date.
Aggravated stalking — An officer was sent to a Varnedoe Street residence because a man sitting outside the home reportedly had violated a protective order. A woman in the home said she had an active “stalking protective order” against the man, who was sitting in his vehicle outside. She also said the man had called and texted her multiple times that day, and she showed the officer the calls and texts on her phone. The officer arrested the man, processed him at the police station and then took him to jail to await his bond hearing. The man’s friend came and took his vehicle.
Battery — An officer went to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where staffers told him a man had been injured after he was attacked at a night club. The patient said he walked out of the club and a group of men began beating him. He said he didn’t recognize any of them.
The night club staff said several fights had broken out in the parking lot that night. The officer viewed the club’s surveillance video and confirmed the victim’s account of the incident. The case number was provided to club management.