Woman sipped beer after arrest

SANDPOINT, Idaho — A Bonner County woman accused of battering law officers and people inside the Panida Theater Friday managed to slip her handcuffs and crack a beer en route to the jail.

Staci Anne Spence is charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery and possession of marijuana.

Spence, according to police reports, was attempting to meet the band that was performing at the Panida and was asked to leave. She allegedly kicked a security guard and hit a 66-year-old man in the face before being ejected.

Officers encountered a reportedly belligerent and intoxicated Spence outside the theater and things escalated further. She kicked two officers and bent back the finger of a third while being placed into handcuffs, the report said.

Spence, 42, managed to free her hands after being placed into the back of a police vehicle and open a beer, which apparently went undiscovered during her arrest.

— Bonner County Daily Bee, July 29, 2014



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A roundup of actual items, excerpted from the police blotters of the Lake Oswego and West Linn, Ore., newspapers:

Roughhousing outside the Essence of China restaurant resulted in a broken window.

A suspicious vehicle was parked at Palomino Park for one hour.

A “possibly drunk” subject was walking down Lancaster Street. Officers determined he was not drunk.

Between 15 and 20 juveniles were leaning on customers’ cars at Shari’s.

A woman was suspicious when her neighbor invited her son and another boy into her home to “look at paint colors.”

Illegal fireworks were reported near Carriage Way and Sun Circle.

Five males were mooning traffic near Clark Street and Skyline Drive.

A suspicious buggy was parked with open doors for 90 minutes.

Stamps and a Red Robin gift card were taken from a vehicle in the Bolton area.

A suspicious caller claimed to be from PGE and threatened to turn the electricity off at Healthy Pet.

20 juveniles outside Shari’s were being rude to customers.

Loud people were swimming at Shiftshore Park.

A suspicious soap seller may be operating on Canal Circle.

A man was seen carrying a large purse into Mary S. Young Park.

Vandalism amounting to $80 was done to the amphitheater at Roehr Park.

Five kittens caused traffic problems while attempting to cross Salamo Road.

A real estate saleswoman is concerned about a trailer being parked for the past week and a half right next to a property she is trying to sell.

A suspicious man peering into windows on Carman Drive turned out to be a pest-control worker.

A woman reported she lost her silver-and-turquoise bracelet valued at $1,000 at the Festival of the Arts.

In an ongoing dispute on Woodway Court, a man complained that his neighbor is cutting off the tops of plants in his yard.

A magician was accused of putting on too loud of a magic show at a party on Lakeview Boulevard.

Peacocks are suspected of damaging a car on Boones Ferry Road.

People were being “very loud” at Swiftshore Park.

A suspicious looking woman exited a vehicle and “was checking out” workers near the 5300 block of Windsor Terrace.

Loud music coming out of a house on North Shore Road does not seem to fit the image of the people who live there.

A woman claims she is being harassed via a microwave from heaven. Police found that she is not a danger to herself or others.

A neighbor came by a man’s house and started screaming at him for doing yardwork.

A duffel bag was seen on the side of the road near Sunset Avenue and Willamette Falls Drive. The bag was full of garbage.


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A roundup of actual items, excerpted from the police blotters of the Lake Oswego and West Linn, Ore., newspapers:

A filmmaker making a zombie movie notified police there would be lots of screams coming from South State Street.

A downstairs resident at Ridgeview Condos is leaving his bathroom fan on all day while he goes to work.

A suspicious vehicle in the 6100 block of Churchill Downs Drive was suspected to be associated with teens.

There have been three thefts of service by a man who has plugged his own electric car into someone else’s electrical outlet on Centerpointe Drive.

Suspected drunk people were getting in and out of vehicles and revving engines in the 3800 block of Calaroga Drive. It was the homeowners moving cars.

When police arrived at an apartment complex to help a woman screaming “Don’t hurt me!” they found the scream had actually come from a TV program.

A man aroused suspicion on Burma Road by carrying two backpacks.

Three guests at a hotel got into a shouting match over prostitutes and a laptop.

Suspicious circumstances were noted when a woman received a call from a private name and number and heard what sounded like five shots in the background.

Teens near Fairhaven Drive and North Hampton Court would not move for a snow plow.

Peaceful protesters were dispersed in the 19300 block of Willamette Drive.

A theft of a photo of John Wayne was reported in the 2300 block of Debok Road.

While trying to pull her dog out of a storm drain on Ash Street, a woman suffered a thigh injury when she was hit by a light-colored sedan with halogen lights.

A valuable trombone without a serial number was stolen from a white Honda Accord on Briercliff Lane.

Some boys raised alarm when they climbed the back fence of a lumberyard on Boones Ferry Road. It turned out they were making a movie.

When asked why he was on a woman’s porch at Third Street and C Avenue, a 16-year-old boy said he was looking for a baguette.

A man was spotted passed out in a flower bed outside of a convenience store on Boones Ferry Road after imbibing too much beer.

A noise resembling a vehicle peeling out and hitting garbage cans resounded from the 6100 block of Churhchill Downs Drive.

An angry wife is suspected of destroying items in a garage in the 19000 block of Walling Circle.

A portable toilet was “almost” in the middle of the street in the 20600 block of Noble Lane.

White powder was found around a tree in the 2300 block of Chickadee Court.

A single shot heard in the 1300 block of Fourth Street was a single firework.

Benches on a porch in the 2600 block of Warwick Street were moved.

A man punched and damaged the lottery machine at West Linn Saloon.

A tree was mysteriously cut down in the 3200 block of Sabo Lane.

Police assisted Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue on a cat attack in the 5600 block of Alder Court.

A car was rifled through in the 22600 block of West Bluff Drive. Nothing was stolen but kids’ snacks were eaten.

Six or seven people exited a vehicle “clearly meant to hold up to five people” at McDonald’s on Willamette Drive.

Two suspicious men using flashlights in a vehicle in the 2600 block of Parker Road were in fact delivering newspapers.

A strange man was seen videotaping the entrance of a bank and its customers in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road. He was making a movie.


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A roundup of actual items, excerpted from the police blotters of the Lake Oswego and West Linn, Ore., newspapers:

When confronted by police about unauthorized sale of flowers from a street corner in downtown Lake Oswego, a woman insisted she was not selling flowers but giving them away.

A man reportedly peering in cars on Rosemont Road was just dropping off a “secret Santa” gift nearby.

A dog with a four-year history of barking too much is now walking down Poplar Way.

A family returned from vacation to find that two large planters had been taken from their front porch on Westfield Court.

A woman was caught stealing digestion pills from Market of Choice.

An unfamiliar vehicle in the 3700 block of Fairhaven Drive was just a rental.

A suspicious man carrying a clipboard was spotted in the 3000 block of Sabo Lane.

A woman in the 20700 block of Willamette was the victim of a prank call.

Porcelain totem poles made by students were damaged by a vandal.

A beaver suddenly appeared on the roadway on Iron Mountain Boulevard.

A man is going from door to door flapping his arms like wings.

A suspected alarm in a neighborhood turned out to be crickets.

A male is getting dressed and undressed on Eaglecrest Drive.

Two suspicious loiterers at a business turned out to be culinary students.

While hitchhiking on Greenbrier Road, a man broke into a dance.

A suspicious shopping cart was disturbing in the 2900 block of Mark Lane.

A man with a crowbar aroused worry in a woman. It turned out he was actually carrying a flute.

A family suspects their landlord wants to turn their son into the devil.

A cat bit a woman in the 3600 block of Wild Rose Loop.

A big guy who dyes his hair and appears intoxicated has caused ongoing problems with bad parking.

Two odd men wearing beanies were walking around a parking garage on Third Street late at night.

A hitchhiker appeared not to be dressed for the weather near Marylhurst and Willamette drives.

A man waving his arms on a street corner was just enjoying music while waiting for a bus.


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A roundup of actual items, excerpted from the police blotters of the Lake Oswego and West Linn, Ore., newspapers:

A man accidentally loaned his friend a stolen Ford Falcon.

A caller was frightened by a “round, bright white light shining through the trees.” It was the moon.

Loud holiday music could be heard in the 1100 block of Blankenship Road.

An ill duck was trapped on a building ledge on Meadows Road.

A vehicle was scratched in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road.

A stinking truck full of garbage and rats is being left on First Street.

While seeking to find the source of the odor of marijuana, a man discovered a wandering skunk.

A couch was disposed of in a front yard in the 1100 block of Blankenship Road.

A drunken driver showed up at a garage sale.

A mysterious chicken suddenly appeared on Sierra Vista Drive. Police couldn’t make it go away.

Loud singing from a pub bothered neighbors.

While vacationing in Arizona, a woman had her antique cast iron chairs stolen from her backyard.

Barking dogs are disrupting physicians’ concentration while they are doing procedures on patients.

A hanger found in a driveway in the 1500 block of Sixth Street caused suspicion.

A man wearing huge shoes heedlessly walked into traffic near Mark Lane and Willamette Drive.

A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road.

Some juveniles took a watering can to the park, took photos of it and then returned it.

What looked like drugs in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road turned out to be vitamins.

A man denies he stole a bottle of wine from Rite Aid.

Smoke coming from a vehicle in the 2800 block of White Salmon Court was just steam.

A 55-year-old woman refused to leave a hair salon.



A roundup of actual items, excerpted from the police blotters of the Lake Oswego and West Linn, Ore., newspapers:

After hearing the click of a gun, a woman is more fearful than ever that an unknown female is out to kill her.

A caller thought a man wearing fatigue pants and no shirt riding a motorcycle in the 22700 block of Salamo Road “looked unusual.”

A man was seen digging up ferns on a private lot on Skye Parkway.

A thief took advantage of an open house on Rogers Road to steal a container holding 100 prescription drugs.

A man slumped in his vehicle in the 5600 block of Hood Street was just parked and using the Starbucks Wi-Fi.

A dog defecated in a woman’s yard on Wax Wing Circle.

A woman was suspected of DUII after her unsteady driving on Stafford Road. It turned out she had just gotten new glasses and was having trouble getting used to them.

A suspicious man walking near Robinwood Village was just a new resident.

A drunken woman screamed for help as a man sat on her; apparently, he was actually trying to help her.

After robbing an unlocked shed, a thief threw some tuna on a car parked on Wood Thrush Circle. Loss was set at $5.

A naked man was seen on a log masturbating in the 5400 block of West A Street.

A light bulb at the back of a house on Westview Court was unscrewed over the weekend.

A big purple overstuffed chair was dumped at the end of G Avenue.

A woman wants to get rid of the three guys standing outside her house.

Suspicious people running through a park in the 1400 block of Lewis Street were just playing tag.

A resident in the 5500 block of First Court believes a neighbor has been listening in on her for several years.


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A list of actual items, excerpted from a roundup of calls to the Forest Grove, Ore., police department (via OregonLive):

Police responded to an argument between neighbors about bark dust and blowing leaves. They were advised they could either talk it out and come up with a neighborly solution or could go the route of taking legal action. The residents opted for the legal route and stated they would each sue the other.

A neighbor called police after a drunken neighbor came over and started yelling about random topics.

Officers responded to a loud polka band playing at a party on Birch Street. The party broke up after police arrival.

Police responded to 26th Avenue after a resident reported that tree trimmers had damaged a power line. Officers learned that one of the trimmers had a warrant for his arrest. Forest Grove Light & Power responded to repair the damaged line.

A man called police concerned about bikini baristas at a coffee stand wearing very little clothing. He was quoted as specifically telling the dispatcher that he “did not want that to be the first rack [his] kids see.”

Officers responded to a report of a man at 21st Avenue and B Street carrying a case of Heineken beer and trying to flag down cars. The man was apparently attempting to sell his case of beer bottle by bottle.

A woman called for help after she was picking blackberries from her motorized cart and became stuck.

Officers assisted sheriff’s deputies on Golf Course Road after a man reported that gang members threw him from a bridge into the Tualatin River.

A caller reported finding a bloody item of clothing behind the old Blockbuster building. It turned out to be mud.

Officers responded to Poplar Street and Pacific Avenue after a resident reported that a car entered her front yard and struck some bricks. A woman then jumped out and was showing a neighbor pictures. Officers contacted the woman driver who had no odor of alcohol but appeared impaired. The woman was placed under arrest. A police drug recognition expert completed a drug evaluation on the woman and determined she was under the influence of nearly a dozen prescription drugs.

An apartment manager on 22nd Avenue reported that she could hear a woman, possibly with mental health issues, yelling at herself. Officers found the woman, who was actually angry with her roommates and was yelling at them.

Officers were mooned, flipped off, spat at and called obscenities by two men at a local bar when the officers stopped to do a bar check. One of the subjects also struck an officer with a lit cigarette. Both were detained and one was lodged at the Washington County Jail while the other was taken in for detox. The officers used no force. Officers later spoke with a roommate of one of the subjects, who stated that it was the intent of both of these men to get arrested together at the end of the night.