_ Dec. 4 - A city hall employee in Colby contacted police to report a vehicle that was illegally parked in a spot reserved for renters of the old library space. An officer ran the registration of the parked car, and discovered that the owner lived nearby.
The officer made numerous attempts to contact the owner by phone and at the residence before he answered his door. The officer informed him that he would no longer be able to park in the spot next to the old library. The owner agreed to move his vehicle.
_ Dec. 4 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford gas station in response to a woman attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills. The officer arrived and met with a store employee, who said the suspect was in the store’s office and appeared to be “fake crying” after being confronted about the fake bills.
The suspect said the two $100 bills were given to her by her aunt, who is disabled and needs help paying her bills. She said she didn’t know the bills were fake and provided several answers for why she would have counterfeit bills in her possession, but none of them made sense. She tried getting her aunt on the phone to speak with the officer, but she claimed someone was not allowing her aunt on.
Dispatch advised the officer that a detective had recently served a search warrant at the suspect’s house and found fake money there as well. The officer brought the suspect out to his squad car while he went and spoke to the cashier who interacted with her. The cashier said the suspect and another woman came to the counter and had asked if they could put money on a credit card. The cashier said the store could do that for a transaction fee. The suspect said she wanted to put a total of $215 on the card, and she attempted to use the two fake $100 bills to do so. A special pen was used to identify the bills as counterfeit, and the police were then contacted.
The officer brought the suspect to the police station for an interview. She retold the story of getting the money from her aunt and going to the gas station to put it on a credit card. When the officer would point out differences between her story and what the cashier said, she would change the details to fit what the cashier said. The offi cer also noted that she seemed to be fake crying, with no tears coming out.
The officer then called the woman identified as the suspect’s aunt. The woman who answered the phone confirmed her name but said she was not actually the suspect’s aunt. She also said she did not give the suspect two $100 bills earlier that night. She said the suspect had been at her house, but not at the time she told police.
When the officer confronted the suspect about her lies, the suspect started to cry real tears. She admitted to getting the counterfeit bills from a woman who has warrants out for her arrest and is evading police. She said the woman she referred to as her aunt may be harboring this woman and not telling police about it. She said she suspected the bills might be fake, but she wasn’t sure until she tried to pass them at the store.
The officer told the suspect that she may be charged for her involvement depending on the results of his investigation. He said she could also be arrested if she did anything to violate the terms of her probation.
_ Dec. 6 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a burglary complaint. The officer met with a man who said his Samsung phone and vape pen had been stolen from his bedroom. He valued the items at a total of $150. He said the cell phone had a Cheech and Chong “Up in Smoke” screen saver.
The complainant said all the doors to his house had been locked, and he did not see any signs of forced entry or footprints in the snow. He said he and his roommate were gone for about an hour and a half that night.
When asked about suspects, the complainant identified a male individual who had previously set off the motion lights at his house on several occasions. The officer contacted the suspect and asked about him about his whereabouts during the time of the burglary. He said he was in Marshfield, not at a house like the complainant claimed. The officer asked him why the complainant would identify him as a suspect. He said the complainant is jealous of the straight pipes on his truck, and was upset at him the night of the burglary.
_ Dec. 7 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford apartment in response to a possible domestic incident after the neighboring tenant reported hearing yelling and a possible slap. The officer arrived at the apartment with a woman outside. She said she and her boyfriend had been arguing after coming home from the bar, but nothing physical happened. When asked about the sound the neighbor heard, she said an air conditioning cover leaning up against the wall got bumped.
The officer and a Clark County deputy went inside and spoke with the boyfriend. He told the exact same story as his girlfriend, and confirmed that nothing physical happened. He was asked about a fresh injury on his right knuckles. He said he got too drunk at the bar, fell against the bathroom wall and skinned his knuckles. His girlfriend later confirmed this is how he go the injury.
Because both parties told the same story that nothing physical happened, the officer left the scene after they agreed to calm down and go to sleep.
_ Dec. 7 - Officers were dispatched to an Abbotsford bar in reference to a fight. They spoke to the bartender, who said two intoxicated men came into the bar and started a conflict with another patron. One of the men punched the patron before they were told to leave. The bartender said the victim did not want to press charges, but she wanted the two men charged with disorderly conduct.
An officer spoke to the victim, who had blood coming from his wrist. He said it was the result of his bracelet cutting his skin. He declined medical attention and did not want to press charges, buthewantedtwosuspectsto be banned from his business in Abbotsford. The officer told him that he would relay the message and warn them that they will be arrested for trespassing if they enter his business.
Officers tried several times to meet with the suspects at their home, but they were not there, so a message was left for them to contact police.
_ Dec. 8 - Officers were dispatched to an Abbotsford residence to apprehend a woman who had violated the terms of her felony probation. Officers first met with a neighbor who said the woman must not be home because her car was not there. Dispatch reported that her GPS monitor had shown her to be at home when the warrant request was placed.
The woman answered when officers knocked on her door. She had two young children with her, so she arranged for boyfriend to watch them. She was placed under arrest and taken to the Clark County Jail.
_ Dec. 8 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford motel after a woman reported that a man had tried to pull her into his car. The reporting party said she had returned to her room at the motel, and the suspect was still sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot.
As the officer was enroute, dispatch reported that the suspect had left the parking lot and went north on STH 13. The officer did not see the vehicle as he approached the scene.
The officer met with the complainant and her boyfriend. She said she had gone to the store across the street and was returning when a car turning onto East Oak Street stopped and allowed her to cross. The vehicle then pulled next to her, causing her to walk around. She said the driver motioned for her to come closer. She said she kept her head down and kept walking, and the man reached out his arm and tried grabbing her.
The complainant said she went back inside the store and waited there until she was sure the vehicle was gone. She then returned to her motel room and noticed the vehicle parked next to the motel sign, with its lights on. She then called 911. She said the vehicle was either a Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix, early 2000s, and silver in color.
The officer checked with the owner of the motel, but he did not have any cameras facing the parking lot. He and a deputy also checked the store, which had partial video footage of the incident. The officer could see it unfold exactly how the complainant described it, but he was unable to see the attempted grabbing or make out the vehicle’s license plate. The officer did extra patrols of the area for the rest of his shift.