October 2011 Police Blotters

I’m back from abroad and I’ll post pictures and reflections on our travels soon. But in the meantime, here are some of the crazy calls to the police, culled, as always, from a small town newspaper.

  • 6:49 p.m. — A man reported someone possibly rigged his wife’s barbecue to malfunction and cause injury. He was referred to his physician for a medication adjustment.
  • 1:30 p.m. — A caller reported a man and a woman throwing things out a window at each other. They had been arguing about the Raiders game.
  • 3:04 p.m. — Several callers reported a man with long dreadlocks was out of control and running around a yard with a spear gun.
  • 7:36 a.m. — A man reported hearing “Mexican bandits” in front of his house.
  • 1:22 p.m. — A caller reported a man with bloody arms who said he had gotten into a fight with a tree and lost. He could not be located.
  • 2:02 a.m. — A caller reported a fire alarm in a building. A woman was found to have set off the alarm after she burnt her Top Ramen.
  • 12:37 p.m. — A caller reported a man carrying a radio, dancing in the street.
  • 9:47 p.m. – A caller reported a man got out of a vehicle, put on a mask and entered a business.
  • 1:55 p.m. — An employee of a business reported a woman who had been at the food bar the day before had returned and was eating olives and putting her hands in the soup. She left before officers arrived.
  • 3:25 p.m. — A caller reported a man came in through a gate and said he had a key that God gave him. He was advised to leave.
  • 4:06 a.m. — A caller reported hearing a woman screaming. She was found to have been having a nightmare.
  • 5:04 p.m. — A caller reported a man was playing the flute too loudly and became belligerent when asked to play more quietly. He was admonished.
  • 1:25 p.m. — A caller from the library reported an iguana loose on a bookshelf.
  • 7:14 a.m. — A man reported a person pulled a knife on him two days ago. He also reported the theft of a windmill last night.
  • 4:20 p.m. — A caller reported a woman had stolen soup.
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