Sunday, February 3, 12:20 PM
1456: Doin’ the hospital tour on this accident–gotta go up to Swedish, then to Masonic, then to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital. Gonna take the better part of the day on this one.
Dispatcher: Swedish, Masonic, and what’s the other hospital?
1456: Saint E’s.
Unidentified Caller: You hit the trifecta, my friend.
1456: That’d be like winnin’ the lottery–I’d be gone.
Monday, February 4, 12:15 AM
Dispatcher: Is anybody having problems hearing me on the zone?
Unidentified Caller #1: Perfect.
Unidentified Caller #2: Clear and melodic.
Unidentified Caller #3: Sounds purty.
Dispatcher: Thank you. Is this better?
Unidentified Caller #4: Back away from the mike a little.
Dispatcher: All right, am I too low or too loud? Let me know.
Unidentified Caller #5: You sound like you’re in a can.
Dispatcher: I am in a can. You didn’t know?
Tuesday, February 12, 2:00 PM
123: Does anybody have any information about a one-armed bandit wanted for a theft?
Unidentified Caller #1: That happened yesterday.
Dispatcher: 123 yeah, they said something about it happening yesterday, but nobody came up with any kind of information about it. Units stand by, 3750?
3750: Yesterday at about 1:30 in the afternoon at, right next to McDonald’s, what is that–220 S. State, and I believe the paper car was 122–it was a pickpocket incident and the offender was short, male, black, with one arm.
Dispatcher: Thanks. 123, you copy that?
123: Can you repeat that please?
Dispatcher: At about 1:30 PM at McDonald’s, 220 S. State, the man was a male black, he was short, he had one arm.
3750: 122 did the paper on that, squad, there was a complainant on that.
Dispatcher: And 122 did the paper on it.
Unidentified Caller #2: How’d we handcuff him?
Dispatcher: Oh, what would you do, his belt loop or something? I don’t know.
Unidentified Caller #3: Belt.
Dispatcher: Yeah, that’s what I thought.