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.
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 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 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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.