Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More Strange Police Calls

In my ever present search for community newspapers that print police call logs, I've finally run across a worthy competitor to the Gorham Times. The Rochester, NH police log at Fosters Online is a selection of items from the hundreds of calls the police receive. Here are my favorite strange calls from the month of May.

4:08 p.m. A vehicle, with its Massachusetts plate number noted, drives over a newly seeded lawn at 210 Gonic Road.

6:41 p.m. Another grass hater runs over a lawn in Fieldstone Village.

11:01 a.m. A man said to be wearing "a lot of clothes" sits in the breakdown lane near the Hi-Vu Motor Inn.

2:56 p.m. A gentleman described as "an older, yucky" male sits near the Exit 13 ramp.

2:08 p.m. A gentleman reports that his mother has clunked him on the head with a frozen ice bottle.

1:22 a.m. Ten teens at Cumberland Farms on Highland Street steal a package of Slim Jims and threaten the clerk, who presses the panic hold-up button. Police respond with commendable swiftness, but the thieves have taken off.

8:09 p.m. On Unity Street, juveniles beat up a Porta-Potty.

9:34 p.m. On Brock Street, a woman carrying a child is waving hi "in a very dramatic manor."

4:52 p.m. Four-wheelers are a plague on Harry Street in Gonic.

8:29 p.m. A tall man with his arm in a sling steals an 18-pack of beer from the South Main Mobil.

12:59 p.m. A man and woman, both over six feet in height, argue on Gonic's Main Street and then vanish into woods. Police find no trace of the pair, but don't dismiss it as a tall tale.

6:40 p.m. A group of girls place purses in the middle of Oak Street and are amused by cars trying to avoid the obstructions.

7:36 p.m. At Stop-N-Go on Gonic Road a lady wanders in a daze after her boyfriend "freaks out" and dashes into the woods.

And my favorite series of calls.....

11:59 p.m. A gentleman calls to say he cannot find his Billy Ray Cyrus CD and names his own mother as a suspect.

12:10 a.m. The Billy Ray Cyrus CD has still not appeared, despite another search, and the caller wishes to file a complaint against his mother. He is told that due to flooded cellars, washed out roads and massive evacuations, among other stuff, it could be a while.

12:12 a.m. The Billy Ray Cyrus CD is found!

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