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"Police Blotter, Dec. 18, 1999"
"OAK HARBOR POLICEThe following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:Saturday, Dec. 11At 5:13 p.m., a minor fire was reported in Christmas lights on the roof of the Broadway Appliance strip mall. There was no damage.At 7:01 p.m., a driver reported that someone threw a garbage can into their windshield while the car was parked near a Blockbuster Video store.At 9:49 p.m., a caller said a man in a grey Honda Prelude lit an explosive off in the parking lot behind Taco Bell, next to the dive shop. The explosion caused no damage, but left bits of the explosive all over the parking lot.Sunday, Dec. 12At 1:54 p.m., a shopping cart was reported in the middle of the road near Albertsons at Highway 20 and Erie Street.At 3:03 p.m., an officer was called to remove tree branches from a street.At 3:53 p.m., a caller said a man had broken a window and was trying to get inside on Oak Harbor Road.At 7:30 p.m., a stray dog was picked up on SE Pioneer Way.Monday, Dec. 13At 1:08 p.m., a male and female reportedly entered a public restroom together in Flintstone Park.At 1:23 p.m., two dogs were reported running loose north of Regatta Drive and NE 8th Avenue.At 5:17 p.m., a car reportedly struck a pedestrian at N Oak Harbor Street and E. Whidbey Avenue.Tuesday, Dec. 14At 11:53 p.m., a man requested a police officer to drive to an address on Oak Harbor Street to tell his wife, from whom he is separated, that she should home because one of her hamsters had died.Wednesday, Dec. 15At 12:26 p.m., a Capital Drive resident said a couple broke a restraining order by dumping grass clippings on his mulch.Thursday, Dec. 16At 12:02 a.m., medical help was called to aid a man who walked into the front lobby of the police station bleeding from the mouth and head. The man said he had been assaulted.At 2:56 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a driver locked out of their vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The vehicle was running.At 3:38 p.m., a woman reported that her daughter had assaulted her and torn her clothes. She refused an offer of medical treatment.COUPEVILLE MARSHALThe following items were selected from reports made to the Coupeville Marshals Office:Tuesday, Dec. 7At 9:41 p.m., an officer was sent to Careage to help a driver who was locked out of their car. The car was running.Thursday, Dec. 9At 2:46 a.m., a vehicle prowl was reported in progress on Zylstra Road.At 3:46 p.m., a caller reported that a neighbor makes loud noise with musical instruments and cars.Friday, Dec. 10At 1:51 p.m., a caller reported that someone was in a field across from the south side fo the feed store shooting at ducks. The caller was concerned because of the proximity of school children.At 2:18 p.m., officers helped with a truck that lost its wheel just inside town limits on Parker Road, blocking traffic.At 11:01 p.m., an officer was called to Whidbey General Hospital to deal with the second of two people who had taken methamphetamines and seemed volatile.Saturday, Dec. 11At 11:44 a.m., a resident of Marine Drive complained of someone shooting a rifle in the area of Long Point."