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Malloy and Reed find themselves crossing paths numerous times with Officer Ed Wells, a brash cop who Malloy feels has a reckless disregard for safety. A woman is threatened with a gun by her boyfriend. A man is reported to be attempting to kidnap a young child. A trigger-happy man with a shotgun barricades himself inside his home.moreless
An eccentric millionaire who spends his free time as a strong-armed police buff provides assistance apprehending a drunk driver and ending a shootout, but seems destined to overstep the law. A professional jewel thief who stole a $1500 engagement ring may walk due to lack of evidence.
During a nighttime patrol, Reed instinctively returns fire in the dark and kills a teenage sniper who attacked the patrol car in a residential area. He is immediately subjected to an intensive interrogation as part of an investigation to determine if the shooting was justified.
An interstate bounty hunter comes to town with an invalid gun permit and a short fuse. An elderly man expresses his strong disliking of hippies. A frustrated wife desperately wants to receive a traffic ticket.
A racist gas station owner who's just been robbed for the third time unwisely decides to tell his story to a local television station. A young hitchhiker extorts money from men who give her a ride. A wino swears that he saw a pink elephant.
While alone and engaged in a nighttime high speed pursuit with a hold up suspect, Malloy is seriously injured in a rollover accident in a secluded location and loses two-way radio communication. Reed and many others from the department race against the clock to locate him.
Officers are on the lookout for the "Mulholland Mauler," who has raped six female hitchhikers and left them for dead in the ravines along Mulholland Drive. Malloy and Reed quickly make an arrest of a likely suspect, but it may come too late for the Mauler's next victim.
An officer finds many overwhelming changes to the job when he returns to active duty eight years after an act of heroism put him out of commission. A young woman is terrorized by her mentally disturbed ex-husband. A three-man team of serial burglars targets local warehouses.
On Christmas Eve, a rescue mission Santa finds himself in handcuffs after being mugged. A businessman's decision to drive home drunk after an office party results in a fatal accident. A desperate single mother is detained for shoplifting. The young daughter of a Native American couple goes missing at night while camping in a mountainous area.moreless
Reed puts his reputation on the line when he decides to file a formal complaint against a fellow officer after witnessing him use excessive force on a suspect. On patrol, he and Malloy search for suspects in two separate robberies.
Malloy and Reed investigate a series of severe beatings of workers at local factories. A wino encounters misfortune after robbing a liquor store for two dollars.
Malloy, enrolled part-time at a local college, takes offense when a radical group of fellow students ostracizes him for being a police officer. When he subsequently has to arrest them for organizing a sit-in at one of the school's buildings, a member of the group makes a potentially deadly decision.
Officer Wells questions Reed's judgement after he is swindled twice in a short period of time. Two men argue over a marijuana plant in the middle of a sidewalk. A heavily armed fugitive kidnaps a woman's young child and demands a $1000 ransom. A drunken sniper roams a neighborhood under cover of darkness.moreless
A drunken woman leads officers on a high speed pursuit. A boy with a photographic memory witnesses a burglary, then later spots the suspect while in the back of the squad car. Two drunk men shoot at a box of dynamite in a residential neighborhood. A disgruntled customer phones in a bomb threat to a beauty school.moreless
Malloy and Reed are on the lookout for a travelling businessman driving a green Pinto, who called his wife in Nebraska and told her he was going to commit suicide at 2 PM. A property manager finds a newborn baby in a garbage can. An elderly woman helps bust a car stripping operation.moreless
Malloy and Reed have a difficult night ahead of them when they get stuck with an old patrol car that it is riddled with problems. A woman is caught trying to steal a car. An elderly prowler has a sympathetic story. A motorist pulled over for a vehicle violation points out an ironic coincidence. Suspicious activity is reported at a warehouse. The pursuit of an armed robbery suspect ends with a foot chase.moreless
Malloy and Reed transport an unconscious 8-year-old boy to Rampart General Hospital and help him and his parents cope with the ordeal. Afterwards, they assist a child welfare hotline operator locate a 15-year-old girl who has intentionally overdosed on pills, then race to find the boy they brought in earlier after he escapes from the hospital.moreless
Malloy tries to help a 60-year-old career criminal he had arrested during his first year on the force, who was recently released and begs to be re-arrested so he can spend his retirement years in the comfort of the federal penitentiary. A homeowner who claims his valuable stamp collection was stolen during a burglary draws suspicion.moreless
Reed fears the possible consequences after denting the fender of the patrol car. A woman has good reason to fear for her safety after testifying against her neighbor's son. An addict invades a home and takes a baby hostage.
Malloy and Reed are in for a rude awakening when they report to the home of a former professional wrestler on a domestic abuse call. An apartment robbery investigation changes focus when one of the suspects is found dead. The owner of a stolen car spots parts from it on another car. Bank robbery suspects engage in a shootout during their escape.moreless
Malloy's early morning trip to the laundromat leads to a chance run in with a drug mule who may provide clues about a new dealing operation in town. A minister-in-training uses a very unorthodox method to get his message across. A Finnish-speaking child becomes separated from her family. Two neighbors become entangled in a convoluted feud. A well-known drug dealer leads officers on a high speed chase.
An uneventful traffic stop becomes more interesting when something catches Malloy's eye. A drug dealer goes to extreme lengths to break into a hospital supply warehouse. A group of thugs seek revenge after officers shoot a friend. A baby is left unattended in an apartment with a pet lion.
Officers are on the lookout for an elusive bald serial rapist. The comical antics of an alcoholic land him in jail. An Asian woman mistakenly donates a wood burning stove that holds her family's life savings. An overweight woman becomes stuck in a phone booth.
Sgt. MacDonald begins to doubt Reed will make it out of his probationary period after he loses his cool with a molestation suspect. A woman believes her neighbors killed their child and hid her body under their porch. A man forces his ten-year-old foster son to be his accomplice while committing home burglaries. Apprehended robbery suspects attempt to incite a race riot.moreless
Malloy fears that a boxer who has just been paroled after serving a murder sentence is going to seek revenge against him. A member of a car theft ring is crushed while working under a car. A liquor store robber swears revenge against Reed. The patrol car suffers a flat tire. A 4-year-old child locks himself in a refrigerator. A motorist suspiciously drops a bag of pills out his window.moreless
Reed has full faith that an explorer scout volunteering at the station can repair his television set in time to watch King Kong tonight. A teenager on a modified dirt bike leads officers on a high speed chase. An elderly man fears that his neighbor buried her husband in their backyard. A disguised woman robs a jewelry store. A group of women illegally protest outside a supermarket. A coffee shop holdup results in two gunshot victims.moreless
A surly woman has her purse snatched by a man driving a pickup truck that should be easy to spot. A man attending to a disabled vehicle on the side of a road is surveiled after he is caught in a lie. A recent widower finds an unusual and potentially dangerous way to cope with being alone. A man unwisely tries to provoke an actor while at a lunch stand.moreless
Malloy and Reed are stunned to discover that the driver who led them on a high speed chase is the son of Sgt. MacDonald, and Malloy takes it upon himself to help his boss figure out why the young man is acting out. In the meantime, they investigate a possible burglary in progress at an apartment building, mediate a dispute at a park over an elderly woman feeding ducks, respond to a call of two armed men fighting over a woman, and deal with a wino who is attempting to direct traffic at a busy intersection.moreless
When a good friend is shot and critically wounded in the line of duty, Reed is faced with the challenge of keeping focus on his duties. A surly drunk driver endangers pedestrians. A cue stick is turned into a weapon during a pool hall brawl. A foot chase ensues when a couple of bike thieves are pulled over and questioned.moreless
Sgt. MacDonald feels his wife is neglecting her domestic duties when she gets a job. A tense standoff occurs when a pair of trigger-happy robbery suspects take a female hostage to the roof of a grocery store. An elderly man reports his wife missing from their retirement home.
Malloy and his date join Reed and his expecting wife on a weekend trip to a ghost town. They have to fall back on their police instincts when they become the target of a motorcycle gang that discovers they are cops after destroying Reed's car.
The department insists that officers wear long sleeves during a December heat wave. An elusive bicyclist draws suspicion after overreacting to having his air pump stolen in a park. The investigation of a pensioner's two-month-long yard sale yields a breakthrough on locating a heavily armed fugitive.
Reed's infant son is running a high fever. Officers arrive at the scene of an armed tavern robbery in progress. A young, naive woman ignores advice to leave a dangerous neighborhood. Evidence of severe abuse is uncovered during a domestic disturbance call. A home burglar chooses a poor hiding place.
On his way home from the market following shooting re-qualification, Reed shoots a would-be unarmed mugger after his armed accomplice fires a shot and drives off. When the would-be mugger later dies, the license plate number turns out to be invalid, and the only witness swears he heard just one shot, Reed is placed on desk duty and faced with a possible murder charge.moreless
A well-meaning passerby turns the scene of a rollover accident into a blazing inferno. A well known family of travelling home improvement con artists targets the area. A disgruntled man attempts to seek revenge against his former employer. An elderly couple attempts to drive home from a party drunk.
Malloy spends his birthday preoccupied with the thought his colleagues might be planning to throw him a surprise party. A man finds himself going to jail after his antique store is robbed. A customer at a lingerie store is reluctant to explain what was stolen from him. Two men act suspiciously at a closed service station. Reed takes a patient approach to apprehend a serial jewelry store thief. An officer finds out the hard way not to trust a "friendly drunk".moreless
Malloy and Reed spend a night shift on desk duty with a female recruit after Malloy breaks his wrist and another office worker calls in sick. A homesick elderly woman refuses to identify herself. A lenient father bails out his son. Reed is injured responding to a nearby student protest. A suspicious man walks in looking for a wanted fugitive.moreless
Malloy's brand new car gets dinged up when he has to bail out to chase down a purse snatcher, but Sgt. MacDonald promises him his kid brother in Beverly Hills can fix it on the cheap. A drunk man randomly shoots arrows while roaming the streets. The aftermath of a robbery at a mom-and-pop deli results in tragedy. A citizen provides vital information in the search for a wounded drug store robbery suspect.moreless
Two men arrested for pulling a gun during a traffic stop face serious charges when the contents of the trunk of their stolen car are revealed. A toilet-papered house turns out to be a prelude for a serious crime against a teenage girl and her recently widowed father.
Malloy and Reed are temporarily assigned to LAX. A desperate actor takes a stewardess hostage in a lounge. An undercover operation is required to intercept a large narcotics delivery from Toledo. A rape suspect must be identified and apprehended before he boards a flight.
A well-known drunk is brought in for his weekly booking. A violently drunk woman causes her husband to be charged with assaulting a bartender. Good Samaritans who make a bad decision lead a high speed pursuit. A biker tries to coerce a woman to repay a debt by riddling her apartment with buckshot.moreless
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.
After his wife's credit card is turned down attempting to buy a washing machine, an irate Reed begins a long and painful process with his bank to get his credit rating corrected. Facts don't seem to add up in a seemingly simple hit-and-run investigation. Two homesick brothers steal camping gear from a store's basement. A rare error is made during the search for a liquor store robber.
Reed naively thinks the system can help a young serial car thief who repeatedly skirts responsibility for his actions with the help of his rich father's lawyer. A young woman desperately wants to take down her boyfriend's drug dealer after he fatally overdoses on heroin. A stubborn elderly woman is observed driving recklessly in her vintage car.moreless
An environmentalist known as "The Ferret" poses as an employee to infiltrate and sabotage an industrial complex he believes is creating too much pollution. A popular witch doctor convinces pregnant women to eat clay, with tragic results.
Reed gets the chance to drive the patrol car when Malloy discovers that is license has expired. A drug pusher uses an ice cream truck to target juveniles. A gambling addict goes to desperate lengths to get committed to treatment. Neighbors assume a homeowner who is on an extended business trip has abandoned his property. A woman kills her husband after a fight on their 22nd anniversary. A passerby finds a live baby in a trash can.moreless
On a Saturday night, a suspected drunk driver hits a light pole. Reed is confident he can haggle an additional $12.50 off a used car. A home invasion results in a fatality. A car stripper is reported in a parking garage. A speeding motorist tries to avoid being linked to a traffic warrant. A drunk commits two armed robberies.moreless
A petite housewife gives a sergeant a black eye. A dispute over meditation techniques leads to a fist fight inside of the Temple of Love. An unlikely suspect driving a red Mustang leads a high speed chase. A liquor store owner misuses his silent alarm to deal with unruly customers. Loud music, a swimming pool, and a game of hide-and-go-seek prove to be a deadly combination for a little girl.moreless
A petty theft call leads to the discovery of a badly abused young child who's been left to fend for herself and baby sister in an apartment. An investigation ensues to locate the parents while the children are put in protective custody.
The search for a stabbing suspect leads to a bitter ex-cop who has just moved into the area. A naive and frustrated starlet shoots up a telephone booth and loses a suitcase containing dangerous contents. A familiar individual intervenes after a robbery suspect becomes cornered at the train station.
A large car theft operation is targeting older cars, then staging them around the city as abandoned vehicles so they can be towed and scrapped. The son of Malloy's girlfriend is suddenly getting bad grades in school. A suspect runs off after robbing an elderly woman for her Old Age Benefits check. A pair of foolish teenagers enter a house that is being fumigated.moreless
The Captain has ordered top priority be given to ending a rash of high-value burglaries in the area, and all signs point to career criminal Reno West. A vicious guard dog prevents a nurse from aiding an unresponsive diabetic man. A woman regrets calling the police on her abusive husband.
Malloy returns from vacation sporting a mustache, but finds it difficult getting his colleagues to accept his new look. A drunk man crashes a small plane, critically injuring his young son. Valuable stamps are stolen from a mansion. A professional sketch artist witnesses a jewelry store robbery. A purse snatcher's slow reflexes prove to be his downfall. A disgruntled housewife makes a poor decision after emptying out her joint savings account.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.
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
A couple of juvenile delinquents ransack a house. The captain implements Reed's idea to deal with truants, to the dismay of Officer Wells. A couple of high level drug dealers choose a bad location to hide their shipment of heroin. Two men use stolen automobile parts to build a high powered go cart.moreless
An elderly woman forgets to turn the gas off before leaving home. A man claims someone crashed through his front door and stole his disability check. A seven year old girl is reported missing when she fails to return home after school. A man is found shot to death outside of a garage at an apartment complex.moreless
As part of a trial program, Malloy and Reed team with Motor Officer Grant to better combat crime. A young member of a neighborhood watch becomes overanxious to make amends after an embarrassing incident during a police safety check at his home. A female witness acts suspiciously at the scene of a traffic accident. The owner of a hotdog stand complains about illegally parked cars. A daylight stakeout is needed to catch a serial burglar.moreless
Malloy and Reed are hounded by a pair of young, unethical freelance journalists who are determined to document police brutality. A man is found passed out in an alley. Galveston police ask for assistance contacting the wife of a deceased man. A stoned suspect becomes uncontrollably violent during transport to jail. The apprehension of armed robbery suspects needlessly results in tragedy.moreless
While assisting in a tactics training course, Malloy and Reed meet Officer Wells' new partner, an overconfident probationary officer who seems destined to put himself and his colleagues in danger. A senile man asks a bank teller to give him a million dollars. Motor Officer Grant throws out his back during a traffic stop. A credible bomb threat is reported at a grocery store.moreless
A lonely and deranged homeowner holds Reed at gunpoint. A neighborhood is being terrorized by a twelve year old serial burglar. A church organist and choirmaster get into a fistfight.
A young boy attempts to run away from his mother and step-father, whose dysfunctional relationship is spiraling toward tragedy. A female hype mistakes a stranger for a drug pusher. A man gets locked out of his truck by his dog. A wino is observed riding a stolen bike down a sidewalk at night.moreless
Malloy fears his girlfriend is going to want to get married after having dinner with Reed and his wife. A liquor store owner regrets being located next to a freeway interchange after being robbed yet again. A pair of teenagers walking roadside through the hills get a lecture about starting fires. A young mother loses control of her car and plunges over a steep hillside. A couple uses loud volume to deal with their marital problems.moreless
The search for a young shoplifter who escaped custody leads Malloy and Reed to the lair of an eccentric spiritualist.
Malloy needs to sell two tickets to the ballet after his date cancels, but he quickly regrets putting a notice on the station's bulletin board. A marine fuel dealer is accused of forgery. A motorist thinks he just got a great deal from a longshoreman on a big screen television. A young couple acts suspiciously after being pulled over. An astrologer is observed driving recklessly. A drunken cook shoots a rifle from the crow's nest of a docked ship.moreless
A 6 year old boy is apparently abducted while walking home from school. Malloy immediately notices evidence of a crime upon arriving at a barking dog call. A nearly-blind elderly woman claims she saw a man and boy covered in blood enter a taxi cab. A woman becomes fed up with her husband watching football. Students pull a creative prank on a professor who teaches a class on miniaturization. The search for two armed robbery suspects ends with a shootout inside a busy train depot.moreless
A manufacturer of classified electronics is targeted by someone who first frames an employee for theft, then plants a powerful bomb on the premises. A suspicious man is spotted carrying heavy bags down the street. A street race ends in tragedy.
A police detective is accused of stealing $350 from a well-respected boxing promoter, then is later accused of stealing a gun from a pawn shop and paying someone to steal a car. A disgruntled wife in curlers takes a baseball bat to her own car in the middle of a downtown street. A woman reports a pair of burglars inside her neighbor's house.moreless
While transporting a burglar to the station with Malloy's assistance, Sgt. MacDonald strikes and kills a jaywalker with his cruiser. Unfortunately for him and Malloy, all of the other witnesses inexplicably claim she was in the crosswalk, which puts the careers of both MacDonald and Malloy in jeopardy.
A serial bank robber is phoning in fake calls to the department to draw resources away from his next target. The patrol car is plagued by an annoying sound. A home-sick young rancher steals a horse from its stable and escapes into the hills. Upon discovering her boyfriend is a heel, a young woman barricades herself in front of his car.moreless
A purse snatcher wants to be booked in time for dinner. A weekend barbecue at Reed's house is overshadowed by concern for two officers involved in a serious traffic accident, and a young neighbor who overdoses and becomes the target of a drug dealer.
A young, spoiled socialite, pulled over for speeding and having an expired license, fails to sway Malloy with her charm. Unaccustomed to not getting her way, she becomes obsessed with winning him over at any cost, making life miserable for him and his colleagues.
When his inexperience results in charges against a hype being dismissed, Reed decides to temporarily join the narcotics squad to hone his skills. The demands of the assignment quickly take their toll on him personally, and his worst fears are realized when Malloy assists in a narcotics bust.
Malloy and Reed are terrorized by an unidentified sniper who sets them up and follows them on their calls. An eight-year-old boy with a rare blood type is in desperate need of a transfusion. A man threatens to light himself on fire at a gas station. A prowler is reported on a dead end street at night.moreless
Gloved robbers make off with $500 from a tavern in a stolen car. An elderly holocaust survivor who runs a dry cleaner resists a violent shakedown attempt. A man takes the law into his own hands while attempting to collect on a debt at the marina.
A serial rapist/murderer is praying on hitchhikers, and isn't leaving behind any solid clues. A juvenile crashes his friend's dirt bike. A high speed pursuit involving a Porsche is hindered when the passenger is pushed out. Police scouts aid in the search and apprehension of two liquor store robbery suspects.
Malloy recovers from his gunshot wound and returns to patrol with Reed. A reported burglary at a recently opened school for women raises suspicion. An armed young couple breaks into a warehouse full of mannequins. Reed contemplates taking the investigator's exam as he prepares to give a speech in acceptance of the Medal of Valor for saving Malloy's life.moreless
After two consecutive shifts which were interrupted by punctured tires, today's shift starts with mundane calls while other officers get all the action. An elderly woman demands assistance aiming her television antenna. A tree becomes uprooted and falls across a street. A group of juvenile delinquents are accused of spray painting a swastika on a homeowner's front lawn. A loud music call is interrupted by a man threatening to jump off the ledge of a building.moreless
Malloy discovers a glaring fib on an elderly woman's driver's license during a traffic stop. A group of teenage girls in mini-skirts are stealing cars from trusting men. A young woman takes matters into her own hands when a guy tries to steal her motorcycle. A young man finds a new use for the home of his unsuspecting, bed-ridden aunt. Two men are observed pushing a large safe down a sidewalk.moreless
A disgruntled tenant holds his landlord at knife point. A child from a quiet neighborhood goes to extreme measures to avoid spending time with his abusive father. Malloy becomes suspicious of a bag of laundry left on the side of a road.
While Reed has his shoes at the repair shop, the squeakiness of his replacement shoes drives Malloy crazy. A betrayed husband destroys his own possessions. The driver of a cargo van misunderstands the meaning of double jeopardy. A young boy hides inside an industrial building about to be demolished. An wounded bank robber takes a hostage.moreless
Valuable informant/ex-convict TeeJay vehemently denies accusations of assaulting a priest, dealing drugs, and stealing a gun after being fired from his dish-washing job at Duke's Longhorn Café. Malloy and Reed set out to determine if his story, which is full of suspicious coincidences, is actually true.
Reed feels a strong sense of accomplishment when he stumbles upon a large stash of illegal narcotics while executing a traffic warrant. He's in for a rude awakening at the trial, however, when he's cross examined by the defense attorney.
Malloy is asked to fill in for Sgt. MacDonald, leaving Reed to partner with a young probationary officer who lets his judgment be clouded by his constant need to prove himself. A purse snatcher hides inside a church. Burglars target a closed pharmaceutical supply company. An armed robbery suspect becomes cornered in a lumber yard.moreless
While on a quiet patrol, Reed decides to spend part of his lunch break doing business at his bank while Malloy waits in the patrol car. Unfortunately, he walks into the clutches of a pair of ruthless armed robbers who take him hostage.
A teenage serial purse snatcher has become an expert at playing the system, but Malloy tries to convince him and his neglectful father that the young man's bravado will inevitably result in tragedy. A jaywalker is struck by a vehicle.
An elusive serial arsonist spawns a copycat. A woman takes issue with her husband bringing home a female acquaintance to watch a football game. A man's overzealous bird watching in a high rise gets him into serious trouble. A mentally ill man holds his wife at knife-point.
Reed becomes preoccupied with the well being of a friend, an electrical engineer by profession, who has just qualified as a reserve police officer and has the bad luck of drawing Officer Wells as his partner. A group of young people want to camp illegally in a park. A rash of bank robberies appear to be identical in every way, except for the description of the suspects. A young couple acts suspiciously during a traffic stop.moreless
Malloy and Reed are left frustrated after investigating the theft of an elderly woman's prized DuMont television set, but they have hope that a recently passed law might provide her and other victims with compensation. An armed robber is able to get away after shooting an over-trusting shopkeeper. A waitress at a drive-in is targeted by a pair of inexperienced armed robbers.
A well-armed tailor who immigrated from Yugoslavia after World War II and claims to be defending his establishment from burglars may have more sinister intentions. A drunken travelling businessman passes out in a bar girl's car.
Malloy decides to ask the new girl in the steno pool on a date after learning she's Officer Wells' 25-year-old niece. A prowler is reported in a heavily wooded neighborhood. An outstanding warrant for parking tickets could put a flower vendor out of business. A green Corvette is able to evade officers, which turns out to be the worst thing that could have happened to the driver. A gardener at a vacant residence raises suspicion.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
Several storefronts are bombed when a protection racket moves into the downtown area. A vagrant with bad timing is gravely wounded. A scuffle between two Native Americans at a bar may be a prelude to a more serious altercation. A disoriented pizza delivery man is mistaken for a burglar.
A frantic door-to-door search takes place in response to the disappearance of a six year old girl, and Malloy's reaction while apprehending her abductor could put his career ambitions in jeopardy. A man gets stuck in a storm sewer while trying to retrieve his wallet.
A drunken woman threatens the patrons of a bar with a handgun. A group of four carjackers go on a robbery spree after targeting a man with a cache of guns in his trunk. A mentally disabled man dies under suspicious circumstances.
There's a new dispatcher on today's day watch, and while Reed can't stand her voice, Malloy has a much different take. A hit and run driver leaves a young girl in serious condition. A Hebrew typewriter is stolen from a synagogue. A disgruntled movie studio painter attacks his former co-workers with a sniper rifle.moreless
Malloy buys a random painting out of pity for a destitute elderly artist, only to make Reed and others envious. A father has a good reason to break into a gumball machine. A Peeping Tom suspect turns out to be anything but. A man devises a creative way to avoid having his furniture repossessed. A former football player turned suspected robber leads officers in a game of cat-and-mouse inside the Los Angeles Coliseum.moreless
A man becomes fed up with his wife holding karate lessons in their apartment. A hit-and-run outside a bar results in the death of a pregnant woman, and the investigation leads Malloy to believe that it may have been intentional.
Malloy and Reed witness a young Hispanic man save a trapped watchman from a burning warehouse, but become suspicious when he resists numerous attempts of private and public commendation. A drunken man is spotted dangling out his bedroom window. A man with a heart condition is reported to be unresponsive by his neighbor.moreless
While delivering gifts to needy families on Christmas Eve, Malloy and Reed become determined to give a young boy a yellow toy dump truck for Christmas, which may be for naught when his mother becomes a crime victim. A man celebrates the holiday by going for a drive with a .31 blood alcohol level. A mail order ham and fake Christmas tree result in a domestic dispute.moreless
During roll call, Sgt. MacDonald gives a lecture on the importance of officer presence. A gas station attendant is pistol whipped by armed robbers who escape in a red convertible. A 91-year-old man causes concern when he decides to go home to South Dakota. A babysitter mistakes a raccoon for a prowler. The response to a silent alarm results in a gunfight and multiple casualties.
Reed thinks he's got a great deal lined up on a used boat, but Malloy's convinced there's something fishy going on. The owner of a stolen horse is convinced that it's been sold to a riding academy. An informant provides a tip about a suspicious restaurant parking lot attendant. A socialite accuses Malloy and Reed of stealing her diamond ring.moreless
A wealthy businessman openly offers Malloy and Reed security jobs at three times their current salaries if Reed agrees to withhold damaging testimony against his troubled son. An elderly man strangles his chronically ill wife to death. A familiar individual threatens to commit suicide.
Malloy and Reed become jealous of a Officers Walters and Brinkman, who have been lucking into big arrests while they get stuck with mundane tasks. An elderly woman becomes rightfully concerned with the well being of an underage girl living with hippies next door. Teejay the informant provides a tip on a big drug buy about to go down. A couple of kids home alone concoct a story about a burglar to cover up an accident.moreless
Malloy suspects that a well-known former neighborhood criminal, who now claims to be reformed after taking in his young niece and nephew, is somehow behind a rash of cracked safes in the area. A man forces his cousin to be his criminal accomplice by holding her baby hostage.
A recently paroled high-society cat burglar appears to be preparing to return to his old ways. A liquor store robbery results in a fatality and a standoff. A librarian reports a book theft. A distraught unemployed man takes his young daughter hostage inside their home.
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
A daylight stakeout based on an informant's tip ends in embarrassment, as brazen armored truck robbers strike and evade capture yet again. A woman believes there's a rattle snake in her luggage. An New Yorker lacks knowledge of California traffic laws. The aftermath of a bar brawl yields a potentially valuable clue.moreless
Two neighbors become involved in a domestic dispute after making a poorly-planned agreement to share ownership of a new boat. Despite Malloy and Reed's repeated efforts to mediate, the situation quickly escalates out of control.
Reed becomes preoccupied with hunger after his wife puts him on a low calorie diet, but a busy shift repeatedly prevents him and Malloy from going Code 7. A homeowner has the sod stolen off his front lawn. A woman fears her stepson has become involved with an out of town friend who is in possession of stolen credit cards. A parolee uses bad judgement when shopping for a used car.moreless
Malloy wins $10,000 in a contest to name a new woman's shampoo, and Reed is full of ideas on how he should use the money. A woman tries to start a conversation with her neighbor by turning up the volume on her Victrola. A sniper opens fire from the top of a parking garage. A divorced man's few remaining possessions are stolen from his foreclosed home. A wino is murdered in an alley.moreless
An elusive purse snatcher targets his latest victim while she is visiting her husband's grave. A retired cop turned security guard becomes a pest. An elderly man who attempts to break into a car in a church parking lot appears to have a sympathetic story. An elderly woman facing eviction would rather go to jail than live with a friend. A dispute over five dollars nearly turns violent. A runaway baby carriage plunges into the river. An armed robbery suspect temporarily eludes capture.moreless
On his way to an auto mechanic after his shift, Malloy is ambushed and kidnapped by a group of drug runners who plan to use him to secure the release of one of their associates.
A 600-pound offset printing press is stolen from a business by a well-known professional thief. An 85-year-old man refuses to leave the now-condemned apartment building where he's lived alone for the past 27 years. An unusual vehicle is observed travelling down city streets.
Reed feels overwhelmed soon after volunteering to find an entertainer for an upcoming police party. Teejay the informant provides a tip about a drug dealer who is leaving town and steeply discounting his supply. A woman and her young daughter are forced onto the street after she loses contact with her unemployed husband and runs out of money.moreless
Reed has to deal with the consequences of forgetting to roll up the window on the patrol car. An estranged husband kidnaps his own child. An elderly man tries to pay for a meal with trading stamps. An escaped prisoner with a loaded gun is spotted napping on a city bus. A delivery van is hijacked.moreless
Reed tries bagging his lunch to save money. A press agent convinces a young model to partake in a nude photo shoot on a busy public beach. A man is observed stealing from a phone booth. A stolen dune buggy leads a motor officer on a high speed chase. An attractive woman becomes the target of a dangerous obscene phone caller. A wino dies while eating at a diner. A woman is pulled over for towing an unusual object.moreless
Filling in again for Sgt. MacDonald, Malloy pairs Reed with the department's first female officer. An underage drunk driver is enabled by his dismissive mother. Car strippers target a parking garage. A large group of misfits try to crash a rock concert.
As part of a trial program to help ground based officers better understand the abilities and limitations of helicopter assistance, Malloy and Reed are selected to be observers on several Air Support Division missions. This morning's missions include a search for two robbery suspects inside a high rise office building and a search for a suspect who's fled a murder scene.moreless
Malloy and Reed take flight in separate helicopters to provide assistance in the search of a light plane stolen from the Los Angeles Airport by a distraught man. Afterwards, they search for a group of robbery suspects who flee in separate cars, then Reed discovers a house fire during a nighttime patrol.moreless
Malloy has his eye on an attractive woman he's seeing all over town walking a Scotty dog, which eventually turns out to be bad news for her. A police helicopter reports a young man riding his dirt bike in the hills illegally during fire season. An armed movie theater hold up suspect flees on motorcycle. Two armed robbery suspects who fatally shoot a night watchman inside a department store get unexpected help during their escape from a joyriding couple.
Reed is over the moon after he and several other probationary officers have a two-hour long meeting with the police chief. A bubble-headed woman reports that her white Ford has been stolen with her pet boa constrictor in the trunk. A couple of hypes pass out and set their home on fire. Feuding neighbor housewives turn water hoses into weapons. The owner of another white Ford picks a bad day to transport a large amount of marijuana.moreless
The investigation of a convenience store hold up is complicated by a wounded officer and an uncooperative victim. A woman is reported to be operating an illegal astrology service from her home. A pharmacist reports on a thirteen year old boy in possession of a powerful narcotic.
During a seemingly routine traffic stop, Malloy and Reed are ambushed and kidnapped by two men who are on the run after a foiled robbery attempt. Their only hope is a young woman who is led to believe Malloy and Reed just killed her brother.
Malloy investigates an accusation that the best player on his rec-league basketball team has relapsed on drugs. A child is critically injured by a hit-and-run driver. An undercover narcotics officer has to improvise when he and a suspect are subjected to a routine traffic stop.
A drunken man with no flight experience steals an airplane at a busy airport. A 17 year old runaway is reported to be living in a condemned home with a much older man. A convenience store robber escapes into the attic. A bank safe booby-trapped with dynamite is stolen with a tow truck.moreless
A well known parolee who has become delusional and reclusive draws suspicion when his girlfriend attempts suicide for the second time. A casual offer to help a stranded motorist could yield critical information in a detective's search for an armed robbery suspect.
Malloy and Reed become envious of Officer Wells, who has been given a coveted assignment in the newly established Astro helicopter division. A wealthy elderly couple gets locked in their heavily fortified basement safe. Robbery suspects escape on a motorcycle.
A young woman arrested for shoplifting baby formula escapes custody with a stolen baby. Reed must think quickly when held at gunpoint during a warehouse burglary.
Officer Wells appears to have met his match with a new partner who always insists on doing things his own way. A short-fused husband decides he needs a gun to protect his home. A neglected girl causes a scare while playing with a mannequin. Officers attend firearms re-certification. A mountain climber decides to hone his skills on the side of an abandoned building. A pawn shop robber is chased through a car wash. A homeowner gets trigger-happy when he suspects a prowler is in his backyard.moreless
A manhunt for two black militants ensues when two officers are critically wounded after being ambushed in their patrol car. Tensions with the militant group rise when one of the suspects dies in police custody after being shot in the back, while the search for the other suspect continues. On patrol, a 75-year-old man gets his first traffic ticket.
Reed volunteers to pick out a 20th wedding anniversary gift for Sgt. MacDonald. A paralyzed former wrestler becomes belligerent in a bar. An unlucky driver becomes desperate to avoid another ticket. An unethical used car salesman is thwarted by his secretary. A liquor store holdup ends with two shooting victims. Two men act suspiciously near a parked camper.moreless
Malloy's elderly apartment manager stages a disruptive protest at the station after she's victimized by an elusive serial purse snatcher. A high speed chase ends in a lumber yard. Discarded candy wrappers prove to be a critical clue during the investigation of the murder of a young man at this parents' home.moreless
While on duty in a rural area, Reed and Malloy request the assistance of the DEA to build a case against the smug pilot of a light plane they suspect is involved in a drug smuggling operation.
Reed volunteers to write a profile on Malloy for the LAPD's magazine to honor his tenth anniversary on the force, but soon realizes he may be in over his head. An unlucky gambler picks the wrong gas station to steal $1 worth of gas from. A man goes to extreme lengths to stop the barking of his neighbor's poodle. A woman's plan to get her husband arrested backfires. A liquor store robbery suspect barricades himself inside a residential garage after a high speed chase.moreless
Reed and his colleagues have differing takes on a joke he retells after hearing it from Officer Wells. An elderly woman suspects a friend stole her mink scarf out of her refrigerator. A destitute couple with five children resorts to desperate measures to increase their income. Reed is put in a difficult position when he has to ask an old friend to turn down the music at a party.
Prior to their shift, Malloy and Reed agree to give a talk to a group of 5th grade students, and later let the kids watch them train for the California Police Olympics. But when the tires of their patrol car are slashed and a stopwatch goes missing out of Reed's car, the two officers suspect one of the children.moreless
An elderly woman spills a large bottle of perfume in the back of Malloy and Reed's patrol car. A clergyman uses a poorly thought out plan to get his church's cash offerings to the bank. A well-meaning man is accused to kidnapping his granddaughter. A young boy asks for help locating his stolen bicycle.moreless
Malloy and Reed drive up on a convenience store robbery in progress, which results in the suspects taking hostages. A new computer system is put into use in stopping a pair of serial burglars who escape on motorcycles. A routine traffic stop thwarts a potentially heinous crime.
A wealthy couple acts suspiciously when their maid reports their baby missing. A young woman acts suspiciously when a man is caught prowling outside her home. A trainer acts suspiciously when a college locker room is ransacked.
A retired western movie star reports a problem with thefts at the riding school he runs for troubled young men. A man is attacked while inside a phone booth. A robbery suspect tries to escape by foot. A woman acts suspiciously when asked to move her illegally parked car. The car of a door-to-door salesman is rendered unusable in a manner that attracts a large crowd.moreless
While a fifteen year old boy fights for his life in a hospital after overdosing, the friend who dealt him the drugs threatens suicide after barricading himself in his bedroom with a loaded gun.
Newly appointed police commissioner Edna Dixon accompanies Malloy and Reed on Night Watch. An elderly wino strips naked at a bar. Tensions rise following a gang-related stabbing. A deaf juvenile steals a car.
Malloy and Reed are given a fill-in assignment at LAX. A security camera spots a car being stolen from a parking structure. A stolen suitcase contains a surprise that neither party wants to claim. A returning soldier claims a businessman picked his pocket. A ticket agent spots a man buying airline tickets with stolen credit cards. A boy is escorted back to his mother after running away to Chicago. A suspect flees after robbing a parking structure attendant.moreless
Sgt. MacDonald offers a reward for the return of his favorite boots. Malloy, Reed, and Sgt. MacDonald take to horseback as part of the search for suspects responsible for a break-in at a large ranch. Officer Wells starts a collection for a couple who claims their baby needs brain surgery. The station is attacked by a sniper.moreless
Reed starts a flu epidemic that decimates the city's police force. One man forces another down a busy sidewalk at gun point. During a traffic stop, a dispute erupts over a cantaloupe. Reed observes a strange light inside a closed department store. An athletic young man runs off when questioned. A motorist who is pulled over for a minor traffic violation turns out to be a VIP.moreless
A hype robs a hand-made craft store run by elderly women, but his guilty conscience causes him to resort to desperate measures to make amends. Three hold-up suspects lead officers on a high speed pursuit. A priest goes undercover to help bust a drug pusher.
Reed contemplates buying a house, but Malloy thinks he's in no position to be able to afford it. Two drunk middle aged women fight over a man inside his house. A cab driver is robbed by an out-of-towner. A booster-club president is overwhelmed by a bus full of Mexicans who show up at his house and mistake him for someone much more important. A deranged man begins shooting at anyone who passes by his house.moreless
Officers complete a hazardous driving refresher course. Officer Wells comes up with an idea to use a nighttime undercover bicycle patrol to deal with a rash of residential car break-ins. A hippie has an unusual passenger who doesn't like cops. A break-in occurs at a new-car showroom.
Malloy and Reed find an abandoned police car in a remote area. At roll call, officers are asked to look out for a suspected militant and attempt to follow him to his stash of weapons, where Assistant D.A. Paul Ryan will give them further instructions. A security guard who once saved Malloy's life asks him to investigate a theft ring at the docks, but hesitates to provide any further help.moreless
A young employee at the city garage takes a patrol car for a joyride, Code 3. A young woman attempts to cash an OAB check. A drug warehouse in Officer Well's district is subjected to multiple break-ins. A security camera is stolen from the garage of an apartment complex. An elderly woman makes a habit of filing complaints of a prowler in her back yard. A silent alarm is tripped at a mortuary.moreless
Following their discovery of a serial rapist's latest teenage victim, Malloy and Reed are asked by a female police sergeant to participate in a "Lady Beware" rape defense course for high school students. An elderly career criminal with a heart condition is caught committing a burglary with his young nephew. An out of work actor resorts to desperate measures to obtain groceries. A plain-clothes stakeout is used to apprehend the serial rapist.moreless
Reed's wife is in the hospital expecting their first child, and Reed soon realizes it wasn't a good idea to report to work as usual. A drunken man plays matador in the middle of a busy street. A robbery suspect attempts to flee by foot. An inquisitive child helps with the investigation of money stolen from washing machines. A minor traffic accident results in a major delay.moreless
A young folk singer whose career has been derailed by drug addiction contends that she is being threatened with death by a night club manager who is a member of a large drug ring. Reed agrees to go undercover to bust the operation, but his life is threatened when things don't go according to plan.moreless
Malloy's girlfriend Judy invites Reed and his wife Jean on a double date, but Reed's dedication to his job threatens to interrupt their plans. Cattle from an overturned truck wander into the downtown area. A woman is observed riding her bicycle down residential streets at 45 miles per hour. An aspiring musician steals a guitar. Three men stage a bar fight as a distraction.
The investigation of a fatal shooting in a hotel room hinges on the eyewitness account of a hopeless wino named Harry, who is desperate to impress his family and make a name for himself. A Peeping Tom is reported outside the home of an exotic dancer.
The daughter of a powerful Chinatown elder withholds critical information during the investigation of an escalating gang war that has already left an undercover officer in a coma. The arrest of a cross dressing purse snatcher/burglar unexpectedly leads officers to a counterfeit money printing operation. A middle-aged marijuana smoker does a poor job concealing his crime during a traffic stop.
A very troubled boy apprehended during a burglary is in desperate need of a father figure, which compels Malloy to invite him along on an upcoming week-long group camping trip in the mountains. A taxi leads a high speed chase. A motorcycle strikes an elderly pedestrian in a parking lot. A convenience store is the target of an armed robber.moreless
Officer Woods' new partner is a nervous and quiet recruit, and the embarrassing secret he's trying to keep from his fellow officers might actually imperil them. A real estate broker's well-meaning but poorly thought out gesture nearly leads to a mob scene. A drug store owner discovers a way to profit from armed robbers. An armed robbery suspect opens fire during his escape attempt.
Officers Malloy and Woods take a group of children to a youth camp, but Malloy becomes preoccupied with the fourteen-year-old boy he reluctantly brought along, who continues to compensate for his small stature by getting into trouble. Meanwhile, Reed goes on patrol alone, and deals with a woman who uses a unique weapon to fend off an attacker.moreless
Reed gets stuck manning the front desk after spraining his wrist, where he must deal with a caller who claims to have planted a bomb at the station, a young man who wants to file a claim of police brutality, and an elderly man who walks in with a shotgun. Meanwhile, Malloy is assigned a partner who is a first-day rookie, and they deal with three young children from Oklahoma who are abandoned by their mother, and engage in a high speed pursuit that ends in a most unexpected way.moreless
A drunk goes for a joyride sans clothing. A boy pays for his ice cream cone with a fifty dollar bill. Under cover of darkness at a park, two men are observed with a cargo van full of auto parts.
Reed's dog has a litter of puppies, and he's desperate to find homes for them. A silent alarm is tripped at a swim wear factory. A young boy gets his head stuck in a metal fence. An attractive young woman reports a prowler trying to pry open her bedroom window.
An anonymous call of shots-fired over the radio leads to an emergency roll-call and frantic search for Motor Officer Grant. Meanwhile, Malloy and Reed respond to a citizen report of an armed robbery in progress at a bar, and Reed goes undercover as a pizza delivery driver to bust a dangerous scam.moreless
Abe Strayhorn and his assistants from the Major Fraud and Consumer Protection Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office launch an investigation of a local doctor following the death of one of his patients, who was found wearing a strange belt that the doctor claimed would cure his diabetes.