On Christmas Eve, an elderly man's bagpipe playing is considered a public nuisance. A pair of teenagers steal a delivery truck containing radioactive material. A nervous man is desperate to cover up the smell of perfume on his clothing. A resident from a soon-to-be-closed retirement home buys a Christmas tree, but doesn't have the means to deliver it from the tree lot. A mentally unstable man becomes a sniper after committing an armed robbery.
Reed returns from vacation with a full body sunburn, making for a miserable work day. A motorist's failed brakes result in a fiery traffic accident. An informant provides a tip about a drug dealer working out of abandoned houses. A jewelry store robbery suspect flees in a brown station wagon. Two boys must be rescued after their rowboat capsizes.moreless
Reed hits a cold streak when he performs poorly during a softball game, then loses a holdup suspect during a foot chase the next day. A priest asks for assistance trying to prevent bloodshed between rival Hispanic juvenile gangs. A domestic abuse calls leads to a familiar individual.moreless
Jan has been smitten with Clark Tyson and they've been studying together. However, when Marcia casually, steps in the family room, Clark is instantly smitten. Jan becomes insecure about her looks and seeks out ways to get rid of her freckles. However, later, not wanting people to feel sorry for her, Jan makes up an imaginary boyfriend, George Glass, just in time for a surprise birthday party, being thrown by her family.moreless
Malloy's attempt to calm an unruly bar patron is met with a slug to the face. A routine traffic stop is interrupted by a false alarm domestic dispute call, which proves to be a stroke of good luck for the motorist and the subject of a tongue lashing from Lt. Moore. A disturbance call involving a young woman at an apartment complex ends in tragedy.moreless
Reed doesn't like the way detectives go about their business. A four-year-old goes missing from his residence. An informant's tip leads to the discovery of a murder victim in a hotel room. A hot dog stand owner fails to put proper signage in his parking lot. A couple's long term domestic problems boil over. Mismatched license plates lead to a high speed pursuit.moreless
Steve is smuggled into a labor camp in Eastern Europe to get information from a former Communist honcho who's now working in an uranium mine. Passing himself off as one of the miners, Steve gets in and makes contact with his informer. Getting out is harder as the workers have rebelled and sabotaged one of the shafts to explode.moreless