Officers responded Tuesday to Smithfield Street where they reported finding Thomas Bennett, 65, Smithfield Street, a woman and a young male in the middle of the street with Bennett apparently screaming at the other two people. As officers appear, Bennett walked to his truck and then began rolling up the windows. He was told to get out of the vehicle and put his hands on the hood several times before he complied, according to reports. When officers began patting him down, Bennett reportedly became enraged, trying to spin around on an officer, who nonetheless gained control. Bennett told officers his neighbor's dog attacked his dog and she had shoved him. The neighbor, Theresa Geary, 42, Smithfield Street, told police the incident had happened two months previously and Bennett had come to her home and threatened her and Daniel Board. Board told officers Bennet got in his face and he shoved him away, telling Bennett to go home. During this conversation, officers reported, Bennett began yelling obscenities at Geary, making animal sounds and calling her a "fat pig," and officers told him to stop his childish behavior. At that point, Bennett reportedly yelled repeatedly he was going to kill Geary's dog, prompting officers to charge him with disorderly conduct. He reportedly became combative and had to be forcibly handcuffed. At the police department, officers said he pushed in the chest of one officer and en route to the county jail continued to say he would kill Geary's dog, kick Board's (expletive), and told the officer, "Don't be surprised if I pay you a little visit, too," telling him he was a Vietnam veteran and had killed before and will do it again.
Officers responded at 2:55 p.m. Thursday to Bradshaw Avenue for a report of two small children, a girl and boy, unattended in the roadway in the area. The caller took the children, later found to be 2 and 3 years old, to a Bradshaw Avenue address where officers met them. She told police the children had been unattended for about 10 minutes prior to her calling. The boy had on only a shirt and no underwear or shoes, while the girl was wearing a diaper officers said was heavily soiled and nearly hanging off her. The diaper was changed at the police station, and the caller provided the boy with a pair of underpants. Children's Services was at the station making an assessment at the time the report came in. At 3:19 p.m., the children's mother, Cara Lee Helton-Bradford, 22, 412 Blakely Street, called to report them missing. She was charged with two counts of endangering children. The children were released to her after a court date was set for today.