Vilnius police officers Zilvinas Adomaitis and Andrey Gubanov react to a man resisting arrest in an apartment stairwell. The drunk man's wife, who claimed her husband threatened to kill her, made the call for police; however, she did not want to press charges. This was one of two calls that day involving a drunk man threatening his wife. He was legally drunk based on the breathalyzer test. Based on figures from the World Health Organization's recent "Global Report on Alcohol and Health 2014," Lithuania is listed as the third heaviest drinking country in the world. Among other things, alcoholism is seen as a contributing factor to Lithuania's suicide rate.
Part of the 6th district, Justiniskes, in the western edge of Vilnius at 1:45 a.m. Justiniskes was built mainly in the 1980s and almost all of the buildings are large Soviet-built residential apartment complexes.
Two Vilnius police officers wait outside of an apartment that has been reported to be the source of leaking that reached four stories below it. The source was an aquarium with a broken filter. "I don't think we should be responding to this. It's not the police's job," said one of the officers.
Gubanov waits for the ambulance with a man that was beaten over the head by his wife for coming home drunk. "Please don't stand up, stay sitting. The ambulance will be here any minute," said Gubanov. It was 15 minutes before the ambulance arrived.
Police responded to a call regarding a man lying in the street with alcohol. "I don't know how he got here, he's miles from home. It's best if he sleeps at the station instead of here. When he wakes up, he'll be closer to home," said the police officer.
"It's Friday night, but there's very little activity right now. Everyone must have gotten out of the city for the weekend. Most of the calls we're going to get is going to be noise related," said Adomaitis.
Adomaitis climbs the stairwell to reach the apartment of a man that has been threatened by his son. Uncertain of where the son is or how long it will be before he returns, the police instruct the man to call the police again when his son arrives.
Found publicly urinating, an allegedly drunk man tells police that he will return home. "Don't bother going home drunk, your wife kicked you out of the house for a reason. What good are you going home drunk?" asked Adomaitis.
Responding to a noise disturbance call around midnight, the officers help determine what apartment is the source by looking for lights shining through the windows.
Adomaitis' patrol shift is twelve hours long, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. That night he worked until 5 a.m. because additional paperwork was required.
Adomaitis waits to be let into the apartment complex where a noise disturbance is believed to be taking place. "We're just having fun. We're not causing any trouble. Who called the police?" asked the people responsible for the noise.
Police respond to a loud party and find underage youth allegedly drinking; the youngest was a girl, 14. Two boys of age sit outside of the apartment waiting for friends. "The boy who was throwing the party asked if he could get the fine under his name, but since his parents own the apartment, I have to put it under theirs. He's worried they're going to find out about the drinking. It doesn't make much difference, the neighbors would still tell the parents when they return," said Adomaitis.
Caught stealing a box containing 24 beer cans, a man flips off the Lieutvos rytas journalist Andrius Vaitkevicius.