Oct. 29, 2006 Cops and Courts

A boxer and two schnauzers called it a draw before police arrived to break up their fight, police reports said.

James Fish said he and his two dogs were taking a morning walk in the alley when the boxer came out and attacked his dogs, starting one “big, huge fight.” When he was unable to separate the dogs, the 74-year-old said he called 911.

By the time officers responded to the alley between Lexington and Parkland streets, they found a friendly boxer and the two dogs waiting with Fish, the report said.
The boxer appeared uninjured and was taken into custody. The schnauzers, each suffering from a small puncture wound, were sent home with Fish.

A 74-year-old pedestrian struck by a car Monday was cited for jaywalking, according to police reports.

Miranda Wampler told police she was traveling east around 9 p.m. in the area of 21st and Rosa streets when she saw a man in the middle of the road and swerved to avoid him. The 21-year-old driver said she clipped him with the driver’s-side mirror of her van as she passed, the report said.

Daniel Urroste told police he thought he was walking along the shoulder when the passing car struck him, the report said.

Based on slight damage to the car and nonserious injuries on the right side of Urroste’s body, police determined Wampler was to the right of him when the accident occurred and issued Urroste a ticket for jaywalking, according to the report.

A mailman who slipped while getting into his delivery truck ended up running his vehicle into a parked car before it came to rest in a yard Tuesday afternoon, police reports said.

Ronald Lunn of Melrose told police he was getting into his truck after delivering mail to a residence, when he slipped and grabbed the steering wheel to catch himself, reports said.

In so doing, the vehicle was knocked into gear and the 45-year-old was dragged along as the truck struck a parked car further down the street and eventually came to rest in the front yard of a residence, the report said.

No charges were filed. There were no serious injuries and vehicles received slight cosmetic damage, the report said.

A mother called police Wednesday when a sibling dispute turned destructive and a pickle became a weapon, according to police reports.

When her 19-year-old son began arguing with her 16-year-old daughter because she didn’t answer the phone, Mary Gonzales told police things quickly spiraled out of control, the report said.

Her son became increasingly angry and kicked in the back door of the home and then kicked the front door, causing damage to the frame, the report said.
When her son could not re-enter the home because of the damage to the doors, the 37-year-old told police he went to his sister’s bedroom window and threw a pre-packaged dill pickle at her. The pickle missed, landing on the floor, the report said.
According to the report, approximately $800 in damage was done before the teen left the house on foot.

Police took photos and the pickle, valued at $1, was taken into evidence. The case is being classified as a domestic dispute with disorderly conduct and criminal damage, the report said.

Cops and Courts is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or: