• Wednesday, March 30 10:35 a.m. A caller reported a possible grow house at an undisclosed address. The symptoms were continuous activity day and night, a rusty substance oozing from the place, vehicles with Idaho plates and possible trimming and packaging activity. The report was forwarded to APD’s Special Services Units.
3:23 p.m. After a car accident at 11th and G streets the previous day, a woman reported that the other driver had called her seven times asking that she let him fix her car without going through his insurance company. She didn’t want to talk to him any more.
• Thursday, March 31 10:44 a.m. An L.K. Wood Boulevard vehicle was gutted of its fungible gizmos, including a $200 iPod and a $400 stereo.
• Friday, April 1 11:18 a.m. A safe loaded with valuables was reported stolen from a Wyatt Lane garage. Lost were two pistols, more than $2,000 cash, jewelry and documents.
6:26 – 6:30 p.m. Various folk who formerly enjoyed each others’ company have long since unfriended, but in meatspace that doesn’t mean they don’t see each other. And when they do, it sometimes becomes a government matter.
6:42 p.m. Some yokel threw a can of soda pop from a pickup truck on West End Road, striking a bicyclist in the head.
6:45 p.m. Old Arcata Road was the scene of a spectacle when a car tried to ram a motorhome. The respective drivers stopped to choke each other for a bit, then left in opposite directions.
• Saturday, April 2 1:42 a.m. A man said that as he walked out of his L.K. Wood Boulevard apartment, two guys ran up, knocked him over and took his bag.
3:09 a.m. A residence and vehicle on Acheson Way were besplatted by paint-filled balloons, with two male-types in hoodies spotted in the area.
4:57 a.m. A half-naked man was seen running, dancing and yelling at the sky on Q Street. The scantly-clad sprite disappeared into the night.
8:54 a.m. The egging of a house in Blake Court appeared to be someone’s idea of a yolk.
12:15 p.m. Police were called to a vehicle vs. residence collision on Virginia Way.
4:35 p.m. Three wheeled lads were seen on Virginia Way being towed by a car on their skateboards.
• Sunday, April 3 4:11 a.m. A car with a handicapped placard, 75 miles worth of gas on board and the key left inside was taken from a Palomino Lane carport.
7 a.m. After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman reported him cutting himself with a razor. He was treated at the hospital, then committed to a mental health facility.
10:47 a.m. A twenty-something man wearing “designer clothing” sat in his black hybrid SUV in a downtown parking lot shouting obscenities at passersby. It looked to the witness like the dapper denouncer was sort of lying in wait for people to walk by so he could yell at them from his eco-hulk.
1:19 p.m. An assault suspect was arrested in the alley behind a downtown hardware store, and has been forevermore banished from the area.
5:41 p.m. Wire was stolen from a Fifth Street lumber yard.
6:12 p.m. A man driving a car with an infant inside pulled into a Valley West gas station to snort some nitrous oxide tanklets or “Whip-Its.”
8:40 p.m. Insults to tranquility on 18th Street included a loud stereo and a live ukelele performance.
8:54 p.m. When a Fourth Street resident grew weary of a newfound friend’s drunken companionship, she asked him to leave. He took it pretty well, if by pretty well we mean that he took a fire extinguisher and discharged it all over her door and into her home. This threatened to trigger an asthma attack on the resident’s behalf, but she seemed OK as long as she didn’t snort the extinguisher goo. Eventually the beanie-topped boyo was located and promised to clean up her deck and kitchen.
• Monday, April 4 9:13 a.m. Yet another drunken howler verbally befouled the Arcata Heights section of G Street. Arrested.
9:50 a.m. Like clockwork, a ponytailed man at Samoa Boulevard and G Street next made up the random railing and ranting deficit. He was deemed sufficiently crazed to warrant committal.
10:28 a.m. An acoustic guitar and case left in the bed of a truck at 10th and J streets didn’t remain there long.
1:39 p.m. After yelling at a Plaza bank employee and threatening to spit in her face, a nose-pierced man in a hoodie stalked off northbound on F Street.