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1972

5 Jan. 1972
Citizens All
Woman reports a pickup truck bumped her car. When she stopped, they stole her purse. On patrol they spot a stopped car with the hood up. Driver says his engine over heated but a stakeout shows him meeting with a counterfeiter. A call about loud noise results in a citizen chewing out the officers. A scuffle at a food drive-in results in the arrest of a man for outstanding warrants. A cruise by the house with noise turns up the pickup and two men who robbed the woman.
 
12 Jan. 1972
The Princess and the Pig
A call to a night club finds a singer, Kathy, strung out on drugs causing a disturbance. She finds security with Reed who rides with her to the hospital. She tells him someone is trying to kill her and giving her drugs. Narcotics believes she can provide a lead to new drugs and ask Reed to go undercover with Kathy as a soldier AWOL with a big cache of heroin to sell. He agrees and although he makes a deal, the girl burns him under pressure. The narcotics squad lose Reed but Malloy arrives as the dealers are trying to kill Reed and Kathy.
 
19 Jan. 1972
The Tip
They are on a stake out for an armored truck robbery but the thieves make a clean escape. A call to the bus station about a potential rattlesnake in a suitcase turns out to be an electric toothbrush. They make contact with their source T.J. about the robberies and he a provides a few extra details as to where he overheard the threat. A call to the same bar puts them onto a man they suspect might be involved but with no proof. Malloy develops a theory on how the robberies are committed involving the sewer system. They plan a stakeout based on Malloy's theory which they...
 
26 Jan. 1972
The Parole Violator
Malloy is given a tip that a young man he coaches is using heroin again. Malloy and the boy's parole officer work together to track down what is going on. Reed and Malloy respond to a hit and run where a small boy is hit and hurt severely. The boy thinks Reed is his father who was killed in Vietnam. A man blows a stop sign resulting in a traffic stop. He is given a ticket but his passenger is taken in for selling drugs. In reality he is an undercover officer trying to make a buy from the driver. Malloy is called by the parole officer to help take in the young man for ...
 
2 Feb. 1972
The Adoption
A maid for a wealthy couple tells Reed and Malloy that the family had a baby, and now it is missing. They find the baby was put up for adoption. Also, a case involving a trashed football locker room, a burglar and high speed chase.
 
9 Feb. 1972
Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen
Adam-12 arrives at a scene in Chinatown where a young man was beaten. He is an undercover officer working on Chinese gang problems. A young lady briefly appears but runs off before talking. A report is taken at a department store where a woman's purse was stolen while she was in a bathroom stall. They accompany her to her house where they catch the thief, a man. Reed is asked to report to the hospital where they believe the young woman has reappeared but her uncle refuses to let her talk. The next day they are asked to help bust counterfeiters where the same burglar ...
 
16 Feb. 1972
Substation
Malloy and Reed are assigned to the Los Angeles Airport sub-station.
 
23 Feb. 1972
Backup 1-L20
While transporting a burglary suspect, Sgt. MacDonald hits a pedestrian who was crossing the street. Eyewitnesses say the pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and the Sargent should have stopped.
 
1 Mar. 1972
Who Won?
The officers are working to move drag racing off the streets onto a regulated drag strip. Working with various racing organizations they finally meet the requirements for insurance, etc. provided by the drag strip owner. He also requires that the drivers keep the noise down in the streets surrounding the strip. However, the day before they are to start racing the timing and audio equipment at the drag strip are stolen. When he announces he has replacement equipment on the way, the street organizer of the races who stands to lose money puts on a race in front of the ...
 
8 Mar. 1972
Eyewitness
The pair have been helping with a search for a first grade boy missing after school. They return to patrol handling a loud dog complaint. Malloy realizes the dog is a seeing eye dog that has been stolen. A neighbor reports seeing a man and boy covered with blood getting into a taxi. They then spot the car suspected in the case of the missing boy. His father had picked up the boy and not told his mother. Family dispute call revolves around a wife upset with her husband unending football viewing smashing his TV. They trace the witness sighting of the bloody boy and a ...
 
15 Mar. 1972
Wednesday Warrior
Albert Porter, Reed's friend in the reserves is on his first day of patrol partnered with Officer Wells. Wells is not impressed with his geeky partner. First call is to a park where they advise a young group where they can legally camp. Second call is a bank robbery where they are the backup to Wells and Porter. The robbery seems to fit a pattern of other crimes where the robber is always different, wears a backpack, and is young. Reed suspects a car they pull over for a broken brake light. Malloy believes the young man to be okay but Reed spots a problem in their ...
 
13 Sep. 1972
Dirt Duel
A pair of motorcyclists snatch handbags and go off-road down trails where police officers cannot follow in their patrol cars. A motorcycle club in the area is suspected but never caught. Reed invites them to a community meeting to air their complaints on their continued harassment. When they attend, their leader challenges Malloy to a duel and they settle on a dirt bike race. Reed must teach Malloy how to race on a dirt course. Malloy loses the race but seems to gain some respect from the leader of the club. On patrol, Reed spots a suspicious license plate and traces ...
 
20 Sep. 1972
The Late Baby
The spicy summer temp sets the officers abuzz. They learn Ed Wells is her overprotective uncle when he does his best to ruin her date with Malloy. Stars famous Hollywood children Christine and Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Gary Crosby.
 
27 Sep. 1972
Airdrop
Reed and Malloy spend most of their time in the countryside surrounding Los Angeles. Among their more mundane tasks is to stop an erratic driver under the influence of drugs and alcohol. However, the bigger catch is alerted to them by Teri, a girl on horseback, who saw a light plane land in secluded field. Reed and Malloy investigate to see the plane and a departing jeep off in the distance. When they arrive just in time as the plane is about to take off, they flag the plane to a halt. The rented plane is piloted by Paul Stocker, a cocky but "clean" individual who had...
 
4 Oct. 1972
Lost and Found
In a combined episode with Emergency, a boy runs away from the hospital when he is afraid due to his diagnosis. Malloy dates a woman volunteer on the hospital hot-line who is handling a teenage suicide when the program's funding is cut.
 
11 Oct. 1972
Training Wheels
Reed and Malloy search for an auto thief, but then are switched to bicycles to try to break up a ring of car strippers.
 
25 Oct. 1972
Badge Heavy
When Reed sees Officer Charlie Burnside choking out an apprehended suspect, he reports Burnside, but with very little actual evidence it may not be possible to bring the badge-heavy Burnside down.
 
8 Nov. 1972
Harry Nobody
A hotel room shooting is witnessed by the janitor Harry, a man considered to be a wino, a "nobody", by his family and friends. When Reed treats him with respect, he admits he witnessed the shooting, but his confession gets tangled in Harry's dead end life. Meanwhile, Molloy retells his experience of chaperoning a junior high dance.
 
15 Nov. 1972
The Surprise
When a string of jewelry stores are robbed with the same M.O., Reed pulls some clever police work during an unrelated traffic stop. Also, Malloy spots the pattern of a second burglar as he breaks into stores in a path across town.
 
22 Nov. 1972
The Vendetta
A WWII survivor encounters a Nazi collaborator. Malloy and Reed stumble upon his ambush plan during a routine night check. The pair use their humanity and police training before this vendetta causes another tragedy.
 
6 Dec. 1972
The Chaser
Malloy and Reed have to deal with an out of state bounty hunter tracking down a bail jumper. With his out of state gun permit, swagger, and physical skills, he keeps the Adam-12 team hopping in his wake.
 
13 Dec. 1972
Hot Spell
At the beginning of their patrol the officers are forced to wear long sleeves although the forecast is for hot weather. A call about a theft in a park leads to a tip that a man had his bicycle pump stolen from his bicycle and it might have contained drugs. Man complains about his grass being trampled by people shopping at his neighbor's never ending yard sale. When they investigate the sale, they find some of the items are stolen. The man running the sale is taking the items on consignment from a man who supposedly does repo work. They wait and arrest the man who ...
 
20 Dec. 1972
Gifts and Long Letters
A call about a suicide attempt at a hotel finds a women has tried to commit suicide for the second time but she is okay. She has left a note for another resident of the hotel. When they contact the man they recognize him as a convicted felon on parole involved with some serious mob activities. The man is a recluse and refuses to talk to the woman. The officers spot a man changing a tire and ask if he needs help but he says no. A second call to hotel occurs when the manager tries to evict the parolee because he types till 3:00 am but really simply wants the man evicted...
 

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