| REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE (Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)
At 11:43 p.m., Dispatch received a non-emergency call reporting a disturbance of the peace at 121 Cedar Hill Drive. The caller, who identified himself as Warren Edwards (Person 1) of 119 Cedar Hill Drive, said a resident of 121 Cedar Hill Drive was using a powered garden trimmer and the noise was disturbing the neighbors. During the call, the complainant pointed out that this noise was in violation of local neighborhood homeowner's association rules. Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 225 (Officer Richard Squire) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 11:43 p.m.
R/O responded to the location and observed an adult white male, later identified as Ambrose Garrett (Person 2), in the yard of 121 Cedar Hill Drive. Person 2 was using gas-powered trimmers to cut the hedge. R/O noted the exterior yard lights were on and shining brightly, illuminating the exteriors of several residences in the immediate area. R/O further observed a second adult white male, later identified as Warren Edwards (Person 1), in a first story window of the adjacent residence at 119 Cedar Hill Drive. Person 1 appeared to be watching Person 2.
R/O approached Person 2 in the front yard of 121 Cedar Hill Drive and requested that Person 2 desist operation of the hedge trimmers. In response, Person 2 was belligerent and abrasive. Person 2 said that it was his yard and he would "tend to his garden anytime he damn well pleased." R/O indicated that Person 2 was in violation of neighborhood association rules. Person 2 responded, "I'm in charge of the association. I am the association. I can do what I want." Person 2 continually asked who "snitched to the cops" and wanted to know "if it was that weasel Edwards" who called the department to report the noise.
R/O informed Person 2 that he was in violation of city and county noise ordinances and could be subject to citation and/or detention if he did not desist immediately. Person 2 agreed to stop using the gas-powered trimmers and to turn off the bright exterior lights. Person 2 ultimately complied with just a warning. No citation was issued. No arrest was made.
R/O observed Person 2 cease operation of the hedge trimmers, enter the residence and extinguish the exterior lights. R/O then proceeded to the residence at 119 Cedar Hill Drive and was met at the front door by Person 1, who identified himself as Warren Edwards. Person 1 confirmed he was the individual who had reported the incident. Person 1 expressed concern about Person 2's mood at the resolution of the incident. R/O indicated that no further difficulties were expected but instructed Person 1 to contact the Sheriff's Department if any additional issues arise. Person 1 thanked R/O for the assistance and re-entered his residence.
R/O left the scene at approximately 12:01 a.m. At 12:30 a.m., R/O conducted a drive-by at the incident location and observed no activity in the yard at 121 Cedar Hill Drive and the exterior lights were extinguished.