Concealed Weapons

The Case of the Diaper Guns

 
While on midnight shift patrol with my regular partner, I conducted a traffic stop in an urban area on a vehicle driving w/out headlights at night. As soon as I walked up to the vehicle, I noticed about 1/2 an ounce of marijuana in plain view on the dashboard, which was seized.

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Pre-Planned Ambush Foiled at Fair

 
I was working at the county fair when I was flagged down by a concerned citizen. She stated there was an intoxicated male sitting on the back of my patrol unit and gave me a description. I went into the parking area and saw a white male sitting on my patrol unit.

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Suspect Reaches for Weapon as Officers Go Hands On

 
An off-duty officer working security at a housing complex spotted a disorderly suspect who was wanted for threatening residents with a handgun, as well as an outstanding bench warrant. Upon seeing the officer, the suspect immediately fled on foot.

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Drunk Subject Pulls Revolver in Back Seat of Squad Car

 
Transit police officers responded to a call for a male subject reportedly harassing a woman at a downtown bus stop. Officers contacted the subject and noted he was obviously drunk. The officers conducted a pat-down of the subject and found an open bottle of liquor on his person.

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Staggering Drunk Conceals Firearm

 
I stopped and arrested a staggering drunk in a parking lot. As I searched him, he leaned up against and partly over the hood of my car. He also kept squirming, so I had a hard time with the search, especially around the crotch. I thought, “Whatever.”

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Officer Shot on EMS Call at Transit Center

 
Fire, EMS, and police responded to a medical emergency at a bus terminal around 1730 for a 47-year-old male who was arriving on a bus from out of the area. Initial call notes indicated the man was having a seizure.

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Searched Suspect Gives Officer Big Switchblade Knife

 
I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail. I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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Driver Pulls Concealed Handgun as Officers Attempt Arrest

 
A patrol officer conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a driver operating a motorized scooter. The officer knew the driver from previous encounters, and he knew the driver had a suspended license for a prior DWI. The officer contacted the driver and explained to him again that his license had been suspended and he cannot be operating any motor vehicle on the roadway.

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Officer Nearly Shot in the Head during Misdemeanor Arrest

 
During the nighttime hours, an officer approached a male subject that appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, with its engine running, in front of an apartment complex. The officer asked the subject why he was out in the vehicle, and the subject stated that he had just left a nearby residence after visiting family. The officer then stated that he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and asked the subject if he still had marijuana in the car.

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Murder Suspect Planned to Shoot Officer during Stop in Hotel Parking Lot

 
A patrol officer observed a male driver and a female passenger sitting in a black SUV parked at a local hotel. The officer parked his vehicle near the subjects and approached the driver’s door, perpendicular to the subjects’ vehicle. As the officer approached, the female subject exited the SUV and the officer asked what the subjects were doing.

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