Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cabin fever

Despite the weather, we were surprisingly busy yesterday, with 306 total dispatches: assaults, burglaries, thefts, child abuse, child porn, medical emergencies, child abuse, traffic crashes, you name it—even an indecent exposure. Nebraskan’s are hardy! Quite a few people called us to tell us they were stuck. “Yes, you most certainly are.” And there’s nothing like a foot of snow and a 40 MPH wind to bring these out:

1918: MALE BLOWING SNOW IN THE STREET

1806: BLK PU W/ WRIGHT CONST ON SIDE IN DRIVEWAY...PLOWED SNOW INTO INTERSECTION

1602: SAYS SHE FEELS LIKE HURTING SOMEONE...WILL WAIT OUT BACK SO SHE DOESNT

1550: PRIVATE CONTRACTOR PUSHING SNOW INTO 21 ST

1438:CALLER SAYS HIS ADULT NEIGHBOR IS SHOUTING PROFANITY AT HIM WHILE HE SHOVELS SNOW

1423: LINCOLN CONCRETE PUSHING SNOW INTO STREET WITH TWO RED PU(S)

1422: JL EXCAVATING USING A BOB CAT TO PUT SNOW IN STREET

1404: PARTY BLOWING SNOW INTO THE STREET ALSO ICE CHUNKS HITTING PASSING CARS CHIPPED COMP'S WINDSHIELD

1338: PEOPLE PUSHING SNOW FROM PRIVATE LOT INTO PUBLIC ALLEY

1331: NEIGHBORS USING 4WHEELERS TO PUSH SNOW INTO THE STREET

1303: NEIGHBOR IS BLOWING HIS SNOW DIRECTLY ONTO COMPS HOUSE - ONGOING PROB - ASKED HIM TO STOP AND HE STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN

1243: ATV WITH SNOW BLADE PUSHING SNOW OUT OF HIS DRIVEWAY ACROSS THE STREET AND ONTO THE STREET AND THE SIDEWALK SPACE OCCURRING AT THIS TIME

1223: MAN BLOWING SNOW INTO THE STREET...PLOW DRIVER TOLD HIM TO STOP ....THE MAN FLIPPED HIM OFF AND TOLD HIM TO DO HIS JOB

1014: NEIGHBOR FROM 1224 MULDER PUSHED HIS SNOW ACROSS THE STREET AND BLOCKED COMPS DRIVEWAY CONT PROBLEM AND COMP WANTS CONTACT

0959: KABREDLOS PUSHING SNOW ACROSS THE STREET COMP MAD BECAUSE THEY ARE PUSHING IT UP ONTO THE CURB IN FRONT OF HER HOUSE

0434: SNOWBLOWING HAS STARTED UP AGAIN

0417: IN THIS STRIP MALL, PEOPLE PUSHING SNOW OUT INTO THE STREET FROM THE PARKING LOT

0353: NISSAN PU BATTERY DEAD AND COMP IS VERY COLD ON NORTH PARK ROAD SOUNDS VERY C19 SAID HE GOT OFF WORK AT MIDNIGHT

0322: EX ROOM MATE STRANDED THERE -- IS C19 AND DESTROYING THINGS /// COMPL CALLING BACK SAYS SHE HAS LOCKED HERSELF IN THE BEDROOM

0300: RED JEEP CHEROKEE OUT OF STATE PLATES WAS FALLING DOWN DRUNK AND GOT IN VEH AND THEN GOT STUCK SOMEONE IS TRYING TO PULL HIM OUT NOW

0236: THIS NEIGH OUT ALREADY SNOWBLOWING HIS RESIDENCE

0223: SOMEONE PUSHING SNOW ONTO THE STREETS

0221: PARTYGOERS RUNNING OUTSIDE NAKED IN THE SNOW (FROM GROUND FLOOR APT)

0207: MAINT PUSHING SNOW OUT ONTO THE STREET FROM THE BUSINESS

0148: GF GOT STUCK AND NOW IS FLIPPING OUT AND YELLING AT COMP THEN SAID JUST GET SOMEONE OUT HERE AND TAKE HER AWAY AND HUNG UP

0116: PULLED HIS CAR IN FRONT OF COMP AND BLOCKED HER IN NOW SHE IS STUCK

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are we talking full moon here, too? Sounds like somebody needs anger management counseling.

Tom Casady said...

Readers:

Don't get bored, and miss the fourth one up from the bottom...so to speak.

Anonymous said...

What is the law about blowing snow in the street? I had always heard you could until the street was plowed. (BTW - I don't do it, I shovel.) But wondering what the actual law says?

JIM J said...

OK! Let me guess. A bunch of seniors at the retirement center decided to have a party and run into the snow cold night nude. This would be a complaint.
A group of Victoria Secret models doing the same would promote the bored that you speak of.
I was out in this snow, because I had to be, and you will be glad to know I was sober AND had my clothes on. Was any frost bite reported. OK, that is enough.

Anonymous said...

Chief were there calls for service like this 35 years ago? Were people more self reliant back then?

Anonymous said...

I caught that--could cause some interesting cases of frostbite at the very least. Wonder what the average BAC was in that group?

Tom Casady said...

7:31-

Same silly calls, but ther weren't cell phones, so you couldn't call us up to give us the up-to-the-minute account of being stuck.

7:28-

Illegal to deposit snow from your property in the street, but in most of these cases, the contractor has no intention of doing that--he's just moving it out of the drive temporarily, and intends to push it up sidewalk-to-curb when the lot is cleared. There are some exceptions, though--the City has its fair share of numbskulls.

Anonymous said...

http://crackle.com/video/MediaDetails.aspx?id=1609824

Anonymous said...

I know that folks find it irritating when people shovel, snowblow, run the leaf blowers, etc. at "odd hours". I used to get off work at 2 a.m. So I would get home about 2:20, and then I would shovel my driveway (it was very long as the garage was in a spot where the vacated alley used to be.) I did not use a machine, just back-power. But my neighbor would get up and use a machine at 7 a.m., when I was sleeping. I did not complain because I knew that normal awake time for him did not coincide with mine. I know people are getting owly, but show some common sense and consideration.

Grundle King said...

Anon 9:28, good for you. I know people get upset about being woke up sometimes...but I honestly doubt that anybody is scooping snow at 2:30 in the morning because they WANT to.

JIM J said...

All the streets are slick...duh. I was just on the Teresa street bridge. A car spun out, Ilost count at six spins. He escaped with no crash. After picking up my dentures, I called dispatch to let them know about the uncommon (salt trucks have been out for days) ice conditions on this bridge. The bridge has a history of multi car pile ups.
I was amazed to be transfered to a recording that asked me to report my pot hole.
I will just park next time and wait for the accident show.

Anonymous said...

"Same silly calls, but there weren't cell phones, so you couldn't call us up to give us the up-to-the-minute account of being stuck."

It's unfortunately a two-edged sword. Cell phones enable citizens to follow bank robbers at a prudent distance and help the dispatcher vector in cruisers to intercept, or to report drunk drivers bouncing off curbs, but there's the other kind of calls, too, when common sense takes a short vacation.

ARRRRG!!!! said...

I built another snowman.

My other one melted. Must be global warming.

Gregory said...

What a joke? Calling out the police for snow blowing, being cold, etc...I'm sure the people calling assume that the police drive 4x4's & can get to them without any trouble.

Grundle King said...

I actually don't have a problem with people reporting others for pushing/blowing snow into the street. It is against the law, after all. And beyond that, it's dangerous because passing motorists probably can't see past the shower of snow. On top of all this, it kind of defeats the purpose of plowing the streets if you're putting the snow right back out there where people drive.

I mean really...how lazy do you have to be to blow snow right back into the street?

BTW, I use my snowblower to shoot it into my backyard.

Steve said...

I always find it amusing (or irritating) that people pick times like these (blizzards) to drive their absolute worst and do things they wouldn't even do on a good-weather day, like it's okay to pull out in front of someone 50 feet away because the road is icy and it might take you to long to get across the street if you wait any longer.

Dave said...

I'm guessing the indecent exposure call was the dude at Bennett Martin Library, masturbating next to the security desk?

Tom Casady said...

Dave-

That's affirmative.

Anonymous said...

the snow has got to go somewhere. Like you said, usually plowing snow into the street in unintentional. If people would just have patience, it would stop wasting everyone's time with useless calls to the police department.
And the guy at the library...my goodness. what is wrong with people?

Anonymous said...

Hey Chief, this is an old case and isincredibly off topic, but I was wondering if anyone had been arrested in this case yet: A9-024411.

Anonymous said...

The reason I ask about the old crime Chief, is because the one in black with the gun looks suspiciously like the GIRL that was arrested for the burglary attempt at Clever Clown a few days ago. Right down to the hair, the "side burns" the prominent brow line, and the feminine stance while leaning over the counter. I could be wrong of course, but you never know. You may just want to take a look at the stills on crimestoppers and then her mug shot.
Of course if someone has already been arrested for the crime, disregard my post. Just trying to help. :)

Anonymous said...

running around naked while drunk is against the law??? i really have to find some new hobbies..

JIM J said...

http://cjis.lincoln.ne.gov/~ACC/A912/A9121696.PDF
I called about an hour prior and the dispatcher blew me off. WHY not get EXTRA salt on this bridge?":?

Anonymous said...

Monkey see monkey do.

City shoves it in your driveway.

Major steets city shoves it on corners blocks sidewalks.

So what the hell is the difference other than illegal!

Grundle King said...

Anon 1:08,

The difference is that the city has no feasible way to put it anywhere else...you do.

You can't complain about how long it takes them to clear the snow, then turn around and demand that they make sure not to push now into driveways, which would take WAY, WAYYYY longer than the current method of snow removal.

It's not THAT much work to carry the snow to the edge of your driveway...and if you have a snowblower, it's not that hard to adjust where it deposits the snow...just turn the knob.