The following is my idea of how one of these calls may have gone:

*West Richland Police, how may I direct your call?

**Yes, I need somebody out here right now!

*This is the non-emergency number, would you like me to connect you to 9-1-1?

**Listen, I can see a STOP sign from my window and they're not stopping!!!!

*Are they running the stop sign?

**No...er...yes...I'm mean they're stopping, but not all the way!

*And can I have your name, please?

**THIS IS KAREN AND I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS CRIMINAL ELEMENT OF NOT COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP WHEN THE SIGN CLEARLY SAYS STOP!! NOW WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT???????

Problem solved, Karen...here's your post. Now go back to bed.