Multiple reports of explosions: On the record for March 17, 18
Craig Police Department
Craig — Friday, March 17
8:27 a.m. At Centennial Mall, officers received a report from security of a suspicious man, tall and clean-shaven, by the bathrooms in the mall the night before.
9:26 a.m. At Craig Christian Church on West Victory Way, officers checked out two suspicious vehicles, a blue Ford truck and a grey Mazda, in the parking lot. The drivers told officers they were traveling through and pulled over to sleep for a while.
10:13 a.m. At Clay Street Storage, officers responded to a report of needles found laying on the ground next to a fence. They were disposed of.
10:18 a.m. At the Flower Mine, officers responded to a report of a theft. A man allegedly tried to purchase flowers on a stolen card. The owner of the credit card called police 20 minutes later but a report has yet to be filed.
11:47 a.m. On Ranney Street, officers took a report of a found bicycle.
12:03 p.m. On the 500 block of Fourth Avenue West, officers responded to a report of a scam call. A man reported that a scammer called his wife claiming to be her grandson and that he was in prison for drugs.
12:23 p.m. On the 1100 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to a report of a trespass. Behind the old Kmart building, the caller saw 10 to 12 teenagers coming out of the trash compactor area. They were gone on arrival.
1:05 p.m. At the Superwash on West Victory, officers responded to a report of a group of 10 kids, approximate age 14, hanging around. The caller was concerned that they were skipping class.
2:10 p.m. At Loaf ‘N Jug, officers responded to a report of theft by an employee who took money, cigarettes and food. The incident happened on March 10. Charges are being pressed against the employee.
4:24 p.m. At an undisclosed location, officers responded to a report of child abuse.
6:06 p.m. At an undisclosed location, a man reported he saw a child playing with a gun as he drove by; he wasn’t sure if it was a toy or a handgun. The child was estimated to be 12 to 13 years old. Officers contacted the boy, who had a BB gun, and advised him to put it away.
8:35 p.m. On the 900 block of Sequoia Avenue, officers took a report from someone who thought their banking institution had defrauded them. The man said $700 had gone missing from his and his daughter’s account with no record of any transaction. Officers advised him to contact the bank and then follow up with police.
10:20 p.m. On the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, a caller told officers she heard two explosions to the east of her building within three minutes of each other; she didn’t believe it was guns. Officers were unable to find anything.
10:55 p.m. At McDonald’s, officers responded to a report of a disturbance. A man, who had been kicked out of McDonald’s before, was being disruptive and threatening. He was issued a trespass notice.
Saturday, March 18
1:57 a.m. At Mathers Bar, officers responded to a report of a bar fight between two men. Officers contacted them and the parties were separated.
2:37 a.m. On the 1300 block of East Victory Way, a caller reported hearing an explosion outside her house. Everyone evacuated the house, but officers checked the area and did not find anything.
4:17 a.m. On the 3700 block of West Ridge Court, officers responded to a third report of an explosion. The caller heard one to the west of their residence and another sounded like it was above the residence.
1:35 p.m. At City Market, a 66-year-old woman was detained in the office for shoplifting. She was issued a summons theft of peaches, cat treats, ginger, four Kind bars, four Kind Plus bars, pudding and bacon, amounting to $27.25.
2:27 p.m. On the 1400 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to a report of a drunk pedestrian. Officers found him behind the office of Western United Realty walking towards Frontier Apartments. Officers fond him laying down, with evidence of alcohol on board, but he declined assistance from officers.
5:50 p.m. At Sherwood Forest on the 800 block of Washington Street, officers responded to a report of 10 kids fighting. When officers arrived, they were all getting along.
6:15 p.m. On the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, officers responded to a report of a possible drug deal. The caller saw a female meet a vehicle, then saw a male go to the vehicle and saw an exchange, then they left.
6:48 p.m. On the 600 block of Ranney Street, a woman reported that two people were stealing her electricity without her permission. She unplugged the cords and filed a report with officers.
6:58 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers responded to a report of a scam. A woman reported she received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer in Craig, but they wouldn’t give their name. They asked for money to donate to the Craig Police Department, but she guessed it was a scam and hung up. Commander Jerry DeLong emphasized that CPD will never call people for donations.
7:14 p.m. At The Memorial Hospital, officers responded to report of an ATV injury crash on the trails north of the old gas station on the east side of town. A female suffered minor bumps and bruises in the accident.
8:42 p.m. On the 1100 block of Barclay Street, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. The caller observed two people in the street, heard a female yelling that she needed to go to the hospital, and saw a man grab her and throw her on the ground. Officers contacted both parties, who denied anything happened. The man said he fell off his bike earlier but refused medical attention.
Our grandson, Kenny Prather, who is now a resident of Kenai, Alaska, has always had a positive outlook on life. No matter whether his pickup truck breaks down, he has to drive to work on slick roads, he doesn’t feel well, or a hundred other scenarios, he always says, “It’s all good.” So I was reminded of him when I read this week’s book. The leading character in the book thinks “It’s all good,” too.