Some interesting calls dispatched tonight:
Incorrigible juveniles- mother in an argument with 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter. Kids have locked mom out of her house and won't let her in.
Fight - 72 year old man arguing with 45 year old girlfriend. Girlfriend locked him out of house and called medical personnel to treat old man boyfriend. Man transported to hospital and is now outside of emergency room requesting police. There was nothing wrong with him medically and he wants to report his girlfriend for convincing paramedics to take him away.
Incorrigible juveniles- Same kids as before have locked mom out of her house for second time tonight.
Armed Robbery - Woman walking on sidewalk robbed at gunpoint by two men. Woman does not want any police contact and will not give description of suspects or their direction of travel. She just wanted to give us a 'heads up' on armed assailants.
Criminal = Not very smart
One of my squadmates just left for a different squad within my same precinct to get different days off. He responded to an aggravated assault where a man driving a blue truck pointed a handgun at a woman in the parking lot of her apartment. She told police she saw the truck in the parking lot three times in one day "peeling out". Another officer a few miles away was randomly checking records on license plates and received a hit on a stolen truck (the same one driven by the aggravated assault suspect). By the the time the hit registered, however, the truck was long gone. Since the truck was in the apartment three times, the officer decided to park in a back corner and wait to see if it returned a fourth time.
No armed car thief would be stupid enough to return to the same spot four times in one day, right? Well, guess what? After a short while waiting, the officer decided to leave. As he was exiting the parking lot, the blue truck approached the entrance but quickly drove off when he saw the police car. The officer followed him to a different parking lot and pulled in behind him as he parked in a spot. The driver got out of the truck with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other. He did the only smart thing of the night by quickly throwing his gun to the ground. He was arrested and found to have a long, long, criminal history record.
My night was not as exciting which is all right with me. It was raining all day and night (a very rare occurance in my city) and I was okay with staying dry. I did help take a mental patient into custody for a court-ordered trip to the hospital for evaluation. He threatened me with lawsuits for: police harassment, invasion of privacy, looking at his apartment furnishings without permission, and embarrasing him in front of his neighbors (other psychiatric patients).