Spotsylvania is on Reelz TV – Episode 48

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Spotsylvania is on Reelz TV - Episode 48

First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the outstanding work you do every single day. Feel free to seek me out for any assistance that I may be able to offer. If you need a cold drink on a hot day, just knock and I or someone from my family will come to your aid. You have a thankless job, that many people do not understand. Thank you

Spotsylvania County, Virginia (where I reside) is being featured on On Patrol: Live, from December 2 through Feb 4, 2023. On Patrol: Live is on Reelz and if you don’t have cable, then it is available on Philo. Philo is a digital streaming service, for just $25 a month.

New episodes coming on Fridays and Saturdays.

This episode was S01E48 broadcast on January 14, 2023. Camera crews tagged along with Spotsylvania Sheriff Deputy Jessica Delage and Deputy Tristen Burnett. They featured Spotsylvania in three different incidents in this episode.

** I will only mention the names of individuals who were arrested. Those arrest records are available online in several places and in the local news media as well.

This episode lasted 3 hours with Spotsylvania being featured first in this episode.

Incident 1

Normally, I cover the scenes about Spotsylvania, but this one just pisses me off. This episode opens with Beech Grove, Indiana officers responding to a call of a toddler with a firearm. When they first arrive at the apartment the door is not only unlocked, but the door was open enough that it opened when they knocked on it. They were told that a toddler was playing with a gun. The cops initially assumed that it was a toy. When the officers saw a doorbell video of the toddler playing with the handgun, you can not only sense how upset the officers suddenly became, but you can also sense the urgency in their voices.

The man in the apartment allowed the officers to search for the gun, they searched for a fairly long time and eventually found it inside the top of the rolltop desk. There is no way the toddler put the gun in that position and closed the top. The gun was loaded, but thankfully there was not a round in the chamber.

The dad was clearly lying about having any knowledge of the weapon. If you watch, Dad knew where it was, he moved things in front of the desk, in an attempt to draw attention away from it. The good thing is that the gun didn’t fire while the child was playing with it. The neighbors had every right to be worried and scared. Not only for the safety of the child but also for the safety of those in the immediate area. That child could have accidentally shot anyone in the area. Dad deserved everything he got and I hope that they take the child away from him. Having a child is a 24-hour responsibility and you can’t just have a gun lying around, doors unlocked, and allow the child to their own devices.

When I watched this incident for the first time, it looked like the desk was open when the officers first arrived, but upon closer inspection, it was closed, but the chair was in front of it. When the officers return the chair has been moved. This supports the thought that he moved the gun to the desk and moved the chair when he did.

The police pointed out that the gun was neatly placed in the back part of the desk and the lid was closed on the desk.

The father was arrested for child endangerment and the toddler was fortunate enough to spend the night with his mother, who we can hope isn’t as careless as his father.

Incident 2

Spotsylvania got one incident tonight, where Sgt Pittman was responding to a hit and run on Route 3 (Plank Road) in front of the Chick-fil-A. An off-duty police officer saw the guy exit the damaged turn and enter the restaurant. Over four segments, we watched it unfold where a Blue Dodge Dakota hit a sedan on Plank Road and then left the scene.

We watched the attempt to have the suspect take a Field Sobriety Test, but he was just too “code” (cold), so he was arrested for a Felony Hit and Run and later for DUI. We eventually see the car he hit and the truck with no right front tire.

Volusia County

Big Kudos to Volusia County, Florida Deputy Benjamin Speller taking the time on a traffic stop to help the two ladies. He could have just written a citation and left.

Beech Grove, IN

I have no idea how to describe this incident that Sgt Brandon Shipley responded to. It was supposed to be an Illegally Parked Vehicle on private property. When he got there, it was an older man and woman sitting in the parked van. 

His opening words to the two are funny.

Sgt Brandon Shipley: “Hey bud… having a snack..”
Sgt Brandon Shipley: “You might want to put your pants on”

Alright, so the two were having some form of sex in the front seat of the van. 

Another officer arrives on the scene, and the two realize that the two are extremely drunk. In fact, the other officer states to the woman, …you are shit-faced” and she replies with “yes, I am…”

After a whole bunch of going back and forth, they decide to let the two walk away and a friend is going to drive the van away. 

Another hilarious statement from the lady to the man in the van “shut the fudgesicles up”.

At the end of this incident, the host Dan Abrams:  “aliright, we go from this call a 69 in Richland County” {chuckle}

There is just something that makes a grown-ass man chuckle like a 12-year-old boy, lol

Richland County, SC

On shots fired call, they detain a young black man (Malik) and I’m not sure that I understood a single thing he mumbled, suddenly I had a memory of James “Mushmouth” Mush from the Junkyard Gang on Fat Albert. 

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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