Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Small Town Capers

In an earlier post I mentioned that I'd discovered that small town New England police reports are refreshingly inane and amusing compared to the grim stuff we usually hear about in the news. So, here are my favorites from this week's Gorham-Westbrook Gazette Police Notes.

WHOOPS A woman called police to report a burglary in progress after she heard sounds coming from her basement. Police responded and searched the house with a K-9 unit but did not find an intruder. Instead, they determined that some bottles had fallen over when the washing machine was running.

NOT ILLEGAL A man called to report a suspicious vehicle that was illegally parked in front of his house. Police investigated and found the car was not illegally parked and that the owner of the car was visiting someone across the street. Police determined that the caller has a problem with cars parking in front of his house.

GOOD AIM, BAD TARGET A patrol officer reported that his police cruiser was hit with a snowball. He and another officer checked the area.

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