Howard Smith, East Chestnut Street, reported having problems with his neighbor’s dog running loose and attacking his dog. Smith said the neighbor, Erwin Duncan, came on his deck and the two began arguing. Smith said Duncan punched him in the face, breaking his glasses, and he responded by pushing Duncan, who fell through the deck railing into the yard. Smith said he did not want to press charges but wanted his glasses fixed. Duncan was not home but his wife said he had spoke to another officer about the dog incident and he did not wish to press charges either.
A caller reported finding a syringe and needle in the men’s restroom at Smith Oil at 7 p.m. Friday, but police called to the scene could not find the syringe/needle there or in the women’s restroom
Kevin Kriss reported at 2:33 a.m. Friday he was walking his dog by the county homeless shelter when two men began cursing and threatening him. Police spoke to Billy Styen and Richard Perish who said Kriss appeared to be drunk and was trying to start a fight with them. Kriss did not appear drunk and was told to stay away from them.
Police were called to the Rite Aid at 1 p.m. Friday, where they found Jay Farrow, who was agitated because his debit card was not working and he was just trying to purchase more minutes for his phone. Police were able to get Farrow to calm down and he apologized. He then purchased the items using cash.
Police were asked to check on the welfare of a female resident at Apple Grove apartments at 3 a.m. Friday. The officer was able to speak to her through the bedroom window and she said she was fine.
Chris Batton reported at 2 a.m. Friday that Tracy Ketchum was knocking on doors at the American Healthcare facility on North Market Street. Ketchum told police he would quit knocking on doors and stay in his room.