May 8, 2013. Courtesy of the Blowing Rock Police Department, here is the weekly “Brief Sheet,” compiled by Capt. Aaron Miller on Tuesday, May 7.
Operation Medicine Cabinet in Blowing Rock was a huge success Saturday. Blowing Rock Police officers received over 12,000 pills and over 15,000 doses of medications. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event. Special thanks also to Officer Deyton Turpin for planning and executing the event.
Blowing Rock Elementary School held their annual Spring Fling this past Saturday. Dare officer Lance Dotson was on hand to help with the event. Other than moving the events indoors due to the weather, Dotson reported that event was also a success.
One traffic accident was reported last week. The accident occurred on May 2 in the Outback parking lot. No injuries were reported and damage was minor.
A larceny from a temporary office trailer on Valley Blvd is currently under investigation by police. A concrete saw was reported missing from the office on May 2. The incident occurred in the morning hours on May 2nd. The office trailer is occupied by F&W Construction, a subcontracted company working on the highway project, from Greensboro.
Other incidents reported last week include a report for lost or stolen property and a report for communicating threats.
Three citations were issued last week. The charges included speeding and expired registration.
With several inches of rain falling in our area over the last couple of days and more expected it is a good time to remind drivers to use safe driving practices when driving during flood conditions. The following driving tips are reprinted from FEMA’s Ready.gov website.
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles; Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.
- Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The roadbed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.
- Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.
- Do not try to take short cuts. They may be blocked. Stick to designated evacuation routes.
- Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers