lock their doors and some even leave the keys in their cars! It is so seldom that we hear sirens that when they do
happen we all run to the window to watch the police car or ambulance speed by. This is not to say we don't have
any crime at all--there is the occasional petty theft and numerous alcohol issues, but how refreshing to pick up
the paper and see a picture of the local kindergarten class playing in the snow as headline news.
Our one and only newspaper (not published on Saturday or Sunday) has a section called Police Blotter where the
days events that required a call to the police are logged. Here are some actual entries in the newspaper from just
the last couple of weeks (not all on the same day):
At 2:20 pm a resident asked for help getting his dog back from his ex-wife.
At 3:35 pm a Sony phone was found at the Middle School.
At 6:05 pm a resident reported neighbor's kids screaming and crying. Police determined the noise level was
reasonable for that time of night.
At 7:20 pm a 911 call was received from the Hall. Police talked to parents of girls meeting in the building about
the proper use of 911.
At 8:30 pm a resident asked police to check on a possible case of animal abuse involving someone duct-taping
a dog's muzzle shut. Police referred the matter to an animal control officer.
At 8:50 pm people arguing outside a bar turned out to be disagreeing about which direction to go. No crimes
had been committed, police determined.
At 9:40 pm a girl reportedly left home without permission.
At 11:20 pm a Lillian Drive resident who was disturbing neighbors with his late night drilling and hammering
project agreed to quit for the night.
And my personal favorite:
At 3:30 pm a resident reported to police that a stray bunny rabbit had been hanging out in her yard for 3 days
and she was concerned that it was lost.