I’m Just Here to Help

No Telling

I‘m not entirely sure what to do with these tidbits from the Log Cabin Democrat’s Police Beat, but I’m unable to keep them to myself.

“Residential burglary at [deleted] Highway 89 South (about a mile northeast of Mayflower). Victim reported on Thursday that someone had broken into a residence and stolen a water hose and water hose reel, a Marlboro bag, a box with 500 magazines in it, some camping supplies and some iodine.”

Sounds like someone’s on the lam. Because it creeps me clean out to think otherwise, I’m going to assume that box held back issues of Field and Stream. Regardless, that’s one heavy box to tote around and I’m surprised the thief didn’t take a little Bengay with that iodine.

And this typographical house-guest mystery:

“Theft of property at [deleted]block of South Boulevard. Victim reported that at some point between 11 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday, as the victim slept, someone stole an ACER computer. The victim told police that a guest known to her only as “E” had stayed at the apartment on that night, and was gone before she woke the next morning. The letter “U” was reported to be missing from the computer’s keyboard.”

The point is, anyone looking for NaNoWriMo material need look no further than this fascinating link. God bless the Log Cabin Democrat and all who scribble there.

I just shake my head.

6 thoughts on “I’m Just Here to Help

  1. That's just too much! Thanks to you, I've taken to actually scanning our police reports. This week's most amusing was an auto burglary that resulted in the theft of a “fake D&B purse containing and undisclosed amount of cash and half a pack of cigarrettes.” Appearantly, the purse was gift from the owner's boyfriend and she is anxiously awaiting its return!

  2. See, I went from having no news to having too much news. Two miles from where I live now, there was an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl walking home from school, and a rape of a 15-year-old girl walking home from school, within an hour of each other. Nothing fun-interesting. It's just sad.

    Although I did see in the blotter the other day that somebody's tires were slashed and they called the cops about this. Lordy.

  3. I am sure you would also enjoy the sherriff's log in the Pt.Reyes Light newspaper (in Marin Co. Calif.) I will see if I can post some on my blog “Where We Are” if you're interested. Love your writing and you seem to have a really good time!

  4. Julia, that's HORRIFYING. Sounds like things are creepy where you are. Don't you dare go out alone.

    Thanks, Mega1! Many times these little blotter snippets are better than News of the Weird.

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