They were unsuccessful and then wrapped a chain around the axle while the same bystander pulled with his truck managing to move the vehicle enough to free the door from the canal bottom. The driver was then freed. He remains hospitalized on life support.
In other news one house on North Berner was broken into overnight during the week. Two vehicles on the North side of town have also been gone through. Officers have developed a couple of suspects in the cases. The investigation is ongoing.
A handgun was stolen from a residence on West Del Monte. The suspect, who is an acquaintance of the victim, has not been located.
Chief Gutshall visited with Lt. Mike Rowan who is recuperating from an auto accident. He is in good spirits, though still in pain. He’s hopeful to return to his desk in the next week or two.
Synopsis of the week’s police activity:
1161 Commercial / Residential Security Checks
585 Complaints Investigated
19 Arrests Made
34 Traffic Citations Issued
15 New Code Enforcement Cases Opened
49 Red Light Camera Violations
15 City Ordinance Violations
67 Merchant Escorts Provided
16 Alarms Responded To
4 Traffic Accidents Investigated