Dragnet Season 3
S03 E01Sep 3, 1953
Public Affairs - DR-07 Sep 3, 1953 Joe and Bill appear on the TV talk show "Speak Your Mind" debating the topic "The Police, Who Needs Them?" with a professor and a hippie (played by Howard Hessman, though listed in the credits as Don Sturdy).
S03 E02Sep 10, 1953
Juvenile - DR-05 Sep 10, 1953 Joe and Bill are working the night watch of Juvenile division. They handle a run away boy from New York, an underage marriage, an abandoned baby, a boy on drugs, and a girl accused of stealing money.
S03 E03Sep 17, 1953
Community Relations - DR-10 Sep 17, 1953 Joe and Bill attend a meeting of the East LA Graduates Union, attempting to recruit recent minority high school graduates into the police academy. A black patrol officer joins their efforts until his house in vandalized and he decides to resign from the force. Joe tries to change his mind.
S03 E04Sep 24, 1953
Management Services - DR-11 Sep 24, 1953 Joe and Bill are called back to work because of an emergency. It's April 4, 1968, and Dr Martin Luther King has been assassinated less than an hour ago. They are assigned to the police emergency control center to monitor potential unrest in the LA area
S03 E05Oct 1, 1953
Police Commission - DR-13 Oct 1, 1953 There is a police crackdown on dishonest tow truck operators. Joe and Bill are assigned to investigate 6 complaints against the same tow truck company.
S03 E06Oct 8, 1953
Homicide - DR-06 Oct 8, 1953 Joe and Bill review the progress report of a homicide (thus the name of the episode). Joe has invited Bill and his wife to his apartment for dinner. The dinner is constantly interrupted by neighbors asking for advice and complaining about a loud party. One neighbor calls to say that someone is breaking into the coin boxes in the laundry room. Joe and Bill grab their guns and investigate.
S03 E07Oct 15, 1953
Robbery - DR-15 Oct 15, 1953 Joe and Bill are working the robbery desk. They handle a variety of complaints about a truck hijacking, a bank robbery and a robbery of a neighborhood market. A woman complains about "thieving birds" and another thinks her wallet had been stolen, but misplaced it in her coat.
S03 E08Oct 22, 1953
Public Affairs - DR-12 Oct 22, 1953 Joe and Bill are assigned to help arrange a press conference for the President of the United States at LAX
S03 E09Oct 29, 1953
Training - DR-18 Oct 29, 1953 Joe and Bill are instructors at the Police Academy. They are teaching a class of women cadets. Joe is asked to assist a woman reporter who is writing a story about women in the police force. On of the cadets is being pressured to resign by her boy friend and Joe must convince her to stay.
S03 E10Nov 5, 1953
Public Affairs - DR-14 Nov 5, 1953 Joe and Bill have been asked by a store owner to help him form a crime prevention group of neighborhood story owners. Most of the story owners are not convinced they need such a group until two robberies occur.
S03 E11Nov 12, 1953
Narcotics - DR-16 Nov 12, 1953 Someone is selling LSD to teens. Joe and Bill are asked to speak to a local High School group that want to form an anti drug club "Smart Teens". They plan to create posters and Joe gets a Disney artist to draw them. But will the kids follow through?
S03 E12Nov 19, 1953
Internal Affairs - DR-20 Nov 19, 1953 Joe and Bill investigate a charge of police brutallity against a patrolman. The patrolman was attempting to stop someone from driving drunk when things got out of hand and the drunk tears the patrolman's uniform.
S03 E13Nov 26, 1953
Community Relations - DR-17 Nov 26, 1953 Joe and Bill are sent to a Community Relations conference at Lake Arrowhead with other police officers. Their task is to discuss ways of improving community relations, and in the process find a few officers that have bigoted views.
S03 E14Dec 3, 1953
Homicide - DR-22 Dec 3, 1953 Joe and Bill are called to an apartment where the manager has found a young woman bound and dead. The 91 year old manager of the apartment building is a suspect until joe find out that the old man was chief of detectives in Chicago. Finger prints lead Joe and Bill to a couple.
S03 E15Dec 10, 1953
B.O.D. - DR-27 Dec 10, 1953 Joe and Bill are assigned to the Business Office Division. A priest is in the division to observe its operation. Joe and Bill work a series of problems from a potential tidal wave, a wino, protesters, a suicide, and a lost boy.
S03 E16Dec 17, 1953
Narcotics - DR-21 Dec 17, 1953 The Captain ask Joe and Bill to investigate having dogs trained to sniff out narcotics. They contact a dog trainer to train dogs for the job. Joe and Bill do a demonstration for Judges to prove the effectiveness of using a dog to detect marijuana.
S03 E17Dec 24, 1953
Administrative Vice - DR-29 Dec 24, 1953 Joe has a new partner, Lt. Chris Drucker while Bill recovers from the flu. Joe and Chris are trying to catch bookies. Drucker is really working for the bookies and has been tipping them off when a raid is planned. Drucker tries to bribe Joe to help him.
S03 E18Dec 31, 1953
The Joy Riders Dec 31, 1953 A 15-year-old car thief is given a tour of the jail in an attempt to impress him of the consequences for choosing crime. Unfortunately, it doesn't work - the young man later kills someone with a shotgun.
S03 E19Jan 7, 1954
Frauds - DR-28 Jan 7, 1954 Joe and Bill investigate someone who has fraudulently obtained disability checks. This person has been renting apartments and only using them as a mail drop. Joe and Bill meet with a group of apartment owners to ask for their help.
S03 E20Jan 14, 1954
Juvenile - DR-19 Jan 14, 1954 Joe and Bill are asked to investigate allegation of child abuse by his mother. The story deals with the difficulty of having a child removed from an abusive home.
S03 E21Jan 21, 1954
Burglary - DR-31 Jan 21, 1954 A costumed thief calling himself "The Crimson Crusader" has been stealing comic books, movie posters and publicity photos of various superheroes.
S03 E22Jan 28, 1954
Vice - DR-30 Jan 28, 1954 The Captain assigns Joe and Bill to find the location of a high stakes poke operation that has been preying on visitors. Bill and Joe pose as farmers and check into a hotel where an agricultural convention is occurring.
S03 E23Feb 4, 1954
Forgery - DR-33 Feb 4, 1954 An actress' pay checks have being stolen and someone have cashed them. Joe and Bill visit the actress' apartment and find her roommate the prime suspect. They try to track the roommate down, but are unsuccessful until her husband contacts them.
S03 E24Feb 11, 1954
Juvenile - DR-32 Feb 11, 1954 A child has been bitten by a dog and the child is allergic to the ant rabies shot. Joe and Bill have less than two hours to locate the dog.
S03 E25Feb 18, 1954
Juvenile - DR-35 Feb 18, 1954 An infant girl is found in a garbage can; Joe and Bill use the child's blanket to track down the mother.
S03 E26Feb 25, 1954
Frauds - DR-36 Feb 25, 1954 Someone is embezzling from Summers Department Store by opening up false credit card accounts at the store. Joe and Bill figure it is an inside job and question employees in the credit department.
S03 E27Mar 4, 1954
Intelligence - DR-34 Mar 4, 1954 Joe is invited to a night school alumni party. Joe goes and is approached by one of the alumni to join the Fielder Militia, a right wing group. They want Joe to help one of the Militia’s members get a Federal firearms license. Joe works with the ATM to join the Militia to locate Militia’s cache of illegal automatic weapons.
S03 E28Mar 11, 1954
The Big Shoplift Mar 11, 1954 Friday and Smith are surprised to find a wealthy house wife is a shoplifter, until they discover that she is a kleptomaniac.
S03 E29Mar 18, 1954
The Big Hit-Run Killer Mar 18, 1954 A woman and her grandson are run down by a bakery truck, but the driver has an airtight alibi.
S03 E30Mar 25, 1954
The Big Drink Mar 25, 1954 A woman is found dead in an empty lot. The body is discovered to belong to the wife of Mr. Ellis (Claude Akins). Detectives Smith (Ben Alexander) and Friday (Jack Webb) take on the task to find the facts behind the death. Mr. Ellis drowns himself in liquor as a way to drink down his sorrow. However, this behavior soon lands him in trouble as a suspect of the tragedy.
S03 E31Apr 1, 1954
The Big Girl Apr 1, 1954 Friday and Smith hunt down the bandit queen; a tall, gorgeous woman who is on a rampage of robberies and shootings.
S03 E32Apr 8, 1954
The Big Mattress Apr 8, 1954 Friday and Smith investigate a corrupt cop.
S03 E33Apr 15, 1954
The Big Pug Apr 15, 1954 An elderly woman is badly beaten and robbed while on her way to the bank. The trail leads to an ex-prize fighter.
S03 E34Apr 22, 1954
The Big Frame Apr 22, 1954 A man's body is found in the gutter and the only clue is a pair of skid marks found nearby.
S03 E35Apr 29, 1954
The Big Plant Apr 29, 1954 A woman disappears and her husband is the prime suspect, but Friday and Smith will have a hard time getting past his fierce guard dogs.
S03 E36May 6, 1954
The Big Check May 6, 1954 A check forger is victimizing small businessmen in a particular neighborhood.
S03 E37May 13, 1954
The Big Threat May 13, 1954 A man is beaten and robbed, then the thieves intimidate him and his family so he'll refuse to testify against them.
S03 E38May 20, 1954
The Big Dare May 20, 1954 A single mother is stabbed to death in her home. The list of suspects includes her teenage son and her many boyfriends.
S03 E39May 27, 1954
The Big False Make May 27, 1954 A store manager identifies a robbery suspect, but Friday and Smith think that the suspect is the wrong man.