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RHPD blotter: Dog sets off alarm?
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports: 

Matter of record: An officer responded to an “interior motion alarm” call at a Waybridge Way address around 9:16 a.m. Sept. 19.

There, the officer found the front door was “unlocked and opened freely,” and called for backup, then checked around the house to see if he saw any signs of forced entry. He also talked to a neighbor, who didn’t have contact information but told him “that a large dog lived in the residence, however, it was friendly.”

When backup got there, they went inside “loudly identifying” themselves as police, the report said, and “made contact with the family dog in the living room, who appeared to have escaped from his kennel.” There was no sign of “malicious behavior,” so officers “secured the dog back in the kennel and secured the residence.” Officers also left a voice mail for the key holder.

DUI: An officer pulled over an SUV around 10:17 p.m. Sept. 17 on Highway 17 at the parking lot because the driver was suspected to be drunk. Before the driver took a field sobriety test, he was asked if he’d had anything to drink. “He admitted to drinking 10 drinks at first then laughed and stated he was playing,” the report said. “(He) then stated he had two margaritas.” The man blew a .135 on a preliminary breath test and was arrested for DUI.

Matter of record: Cops went to the TA around noon Sept. 19 because there was “a blue semi parked with a foul smell, and fluids leaking from it.”

Police found a note on the driver’s door saying “the chicken in the back had spoiled,” and another driver had tried “knocking on the semi three different times.” “The fuel tanks were almost empty, the load of chicken appeared to be spoiled, the curtains to see in the sleeper compartment were closed, and the parking pass showed the truck parked on the 17th was supposed to be gone on the 18th.” Fire and EMS were called to try and help find the semi’s owner/ operator, who came back around 1:45 p.m. and was not angry that police had broken a window in order to make sure no one was in the semi.

Matter of record: An officer was sent to a truck wash around 4 p.m. Sept. 14 “in reference to a semi truck that had fallen through the floor of the wash.” The officer reported the truck’s driver said he was being directed by a ground guide who told him to turn left, “which caused him to hop the guide rail on the left side of the bay with the driver’s side front tire. The passenger’s side front tire then rolled across the metal grate, which collapsed, leaving the truck stuck in the drain canal.”

Everybody got a case number and a tow truck was called.

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