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The oldest trick in the book

We heard this gem on the scanner. Apparently this isn't the first rodeo for a dispatcher looking up a suspect's information for an officer. 

5-3-2013 @ 9:01 PM

Dispatcher: Not only did he give a bad phone number, but he gave a bad birth date.

Officer: I'm shocked.

Regarding clown cars

Here's one of the best things we've heard on the scanner in recent weeks: 

5/2/2013 @ 5:51 p.m. - “Not sure if clowns are involved, but all the subjects are leaving in a vehicle.”

Unfortunately, we lack further information to provide context to the quote. 

Overheard on the Scanner: 3-29-13

For the week of March 22 through March 29, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders.

3-23-13 @ 5:30 p.m. - A couple of kids were seen lighting pieces of paper on fire and then playing basketball at Longfellow Elementary. One of them was wearing a cookie monster hat.

3-23-13 @ 9:55 p.m. - It’s not even 10 p.m., but officers contacted a passed out male at Irv’s Bar and recognize the man as “their good friend.” They ask dispatch if he’s welcome at detox, but apparently no - he’s banned for a year.

3-26-13 @ 2:32 p.m. - A caller tells dispatch they saw a person riding mattress attached to the top of a moving vehicle.

3-28-13 @ 1:21 p.m. - Dispatch says a male hit his mother in the head and adds, “They’re both adults.”

3-28-13 @ 7:54 p.m. - An officer is trying to identity a woman by the tattoo on her chest, but he tells dispatch he doesn’t know what the tattoo is without looking further.

3-28-13 @ 8:42 p.m. - A dispatcher corrects herself after pronouncing the Ferry County town as Cure-loo instead of Curlew.

Overheard on the Scanner: 3-22-13

For the week of March 15 through March 22, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders.

3-15-13 @ 8:46 p.m. - Dispatch tells officers there’s a “very intoxicated” 11-year-old at Post and Riverside. Medics responded to the young boy.

3-16-13 @ 3:26 p.m. - A Spokane Valley boy earned a new nickname of “bunny ears” as an officer picked him up along with a friend while they tried to hitch hike near the IHOP and later, near the railroad tracks. Why? Because he was wearing bunny ears, according to dispatch.

3-16-13 @ 5:27 p.m. - At first it looked like suspicious people were trying to break into a home at an unknown location, but an officer learned the homeowners were instead trying to remove arrows from their roof, according to dispatch.

3-21-13 @ 11:10 a.m. - “Parents not being entirely cooperative,” according to dispatchers as parents navigated the “zoo” that was Sullivan Road. Parents were unsure how to pick up their rain-soaked children after a massive evacuation from Central Valley High School.

3-21-13 @ 5:07 P.M. - Dispatch dubs a suspicious man as “Mr. Machete” because he was reportedly slinging one as he was running toward Freya on Longfellow, according to a caller.

Overheard on the Scanner: 3-15-13

For the week of March 8 through March 15, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders.

03-08-13 @ 12:50 p.m. - A man tells 911 he’s being chased by someone in “an invisible suit” near Freya.

03-12-13 @ 8:05 p.m. - An officer checking inside a building at an unknown location informs dispatch that there’s a 25-pound cat waddling around inside.

03-13-13 @ 3:26 p.m. - A dispatcher relays to officers a description of a woman’s sweatshirt: “It has a dinosaur on it that says, ‘I’m rexy and I know it.’”

03-15-13 @ 4:40 p.m. - Watch out! Dispatch tells officers a 10-year-old is driving a green Chevy Blazer.

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