HCSO log

By submitted, 03/29/17 9:17 AM

Hempstead County Sheriff's Department

Domestic Dispute

On March 28, at approximately 5:50 a.m. Deputy Matt Dunham was dispatched to 232 Highway 234 in reference to a domestic disturbance. Dispatch advised the caller, a 39-year-old female stated that a 38-year-old male was being violent towards her.

Upon arrival Deputy Dunham made contact with the 39-year-old caller who stated that the 38-year-old male was being violent towards her and would not leave.

Deputy Dunham asked the female if there were any threats made or any physical altercation and she stated that there was not. The female said that the male became violent and told her that he was going to throw all of her stuff outside. The female told Deputy Dunham said that she wanted the male to leave.

Deputy Dunham spoke with the male who told Dunham that he did not know why the female became upset this morning. The male subject said that the female started putting his property outside and he told her that she needed to stop or he would put her stuff outside as well. The male informed Dunham that his boss was on his way and he was going to take all of his property and leave.

Deputy Dunham stood by until the man’s boss arrived. Upon arrival of his boss he then gathered his belongings and left the property.


On March 28, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Deputy Landon Loe was dispatched to 146 Hempstead 23 in reference to a suspicious person.

Dispatch advised that the caller stated there was someone beating on his door that was trying to cause harm to him. The caller stated that he was in the first trailer on the left upon entering the trailer park.

Upon arrival, Deputy Loe attempted to make contact with the caller at the first trailer on the left, but noticed it to be unoccupied and failed to make contact with anyone.

At that time, Deputy Loe was advised by dispatch that the caller had plotted somewhere on the right side of the trailer park. Deputy Loe waited for backup to arrive so we could do a proper clear of the premises. Once Deputy Sorensen arrived, they performed a sweep of the area and were unable to locate either the caller or any suspicious persons.

Deputy Loe approached by a male subject who stated that he was the one who called. Deputy Loe asked the caller why he stated he was on the left side the caller stated that he wasn’t sure if he was on the left or right at the time of the 911 call.

Caller stated he was inside his residence when he heard someone start beating on his door. The caller stated he could hear them talking about doing harm to him through the door. The caller stated that he wasn’t exactly sure who the people were, but that he thought there were two of them.

The caller stated that since he’s lived in the residence, he’s smelled the odor of methamphetamine that he claimed was from the previous tenants. Deputy Sorensen and Loe looked through the house and on the property lot, but found no signs of any suspicious activity. Deputy Loe attempted several times to make contact with family members of the subject in order him to get a ride, but was unsuccessful in making contact with any of them.


On March 28, at approximately 4:10 a.m. Deputy Dunham was   dispatched to the area around Hempstead 23 and Highway 32 North.

Dispatch stated that a 30-year-old male kept calling 911 asking for a ride and that he was saying that someone was kicking cans under his residence.

Upon arrival Deputy Dunham did not locate the male subject at that location. Dunham went to an address on Hempstead 23 where he spoke with the caller, who stated that people are messing with him. caller stated that heard people kicking cans under his residence. The caller told Dunham that there is music coming from an air vent in one of the bedrooms. Deputy Dunham asked the caller to show him where the music was coming from.

The caller showed Deputy Dunham the vent. While standing there the caller asked Dunham “do you not hear that”? Deputy Dunham told the caller that there was no music coming from the vents. Caller told Deputy Dunham “I knew it they are trying to set me up.” Deputy Dunham asked the caller who he meant and he said the people that live around here.

Deputy Dunham cautioned the caller not to contact 911 again unless it was an emergency. Caller said that he understood.

Medical Emergency

At approximately 6:24 p.m. on March 27, Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 1040 Hempstead 7 in reference to a male subject under mental duress.

Upon arrival, he made contact with a 28-year-old male subject who stated that he wasn’t feeling right.  He was having thoughts of hurting himself and others.  There had been some arguing in the house and it had made him feel like “ending it all”.  Male subject stated that he had been released from Riverview Rehabilitation several weeks ago and told the doctors there that he “wasn’t ready to leave” but they made him leave regardless.

Pafford EMS arrived and transported the male subject to Wadley Regional Medical Center to be evaluated.

Welfare Check

At approximately 4:40 p.m. on March 28, Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to Highway 174 South in reference to a welfare check.  he was advised by dispatch that he needed to make contact with two juvenile females and have them to call their mother.

Upon arrival, he made contact with the grandfather of the two juveniles. He stated that his son was at an attorney’s office at the moment getting child custody papers drawn up.  Deputy Sorensen observed that the juveniles all appeared to be in good health and well taken care of.



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