Report based on conversations heard on the Jamestown Police band scanner Thursday morning.
A young, approximately half grown, skunk was found in the alley ofÂ theÂ downtown area of Jamestown. No further information is expected from the police department given the juvenile status of the offender.
Two officers managed to convince the skunk to enter a pet carrier for transportations. The officers had been issued the department .410 shot gun butÂ took it upon themselves to transport the animal rather than use deadly force.
I also doubt tasering was seriously considered.
Transportation was accomplished without, and we’re quoting traffic heard on the scanner here, “discharge.”
The skunk was transported, gently I’m sure, to the vicinity of the garbage bailer where, again we’re quoting the scanner traffic, “the prisoner was released.”
It’s unknown whether the skunk posted bail or was released on his own recognizants. I’m guessing their just hoping he doesn’t show up for any court appearances.
Anyway, I do believe we have a couple of “skunk whisperers” on the Jamestown PD.