Blotter Tales

A sampling of incidents from police log books (a.k.a. blotters) in our suburbs.

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Saving the world, one skunk at a time

A tattoo shop has an unintended special, a sergeant saves a skunk, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The last thing you want to happen at a gas station

A gas station attendant makes the ultimate faux pas, reports of break-ins in Marblehead and Brookline lead to vastly different outcomes, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Count on the cops to flush out the problem

Toilet flushings cause distress, a football fan jumps on a moving train, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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When the weather outside is frightful, neighbors can be, too

Neighbors fight over snow, a woman hears strange sounds outside her window, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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When a Patriots’ meet-and-greet goes awry

Police are called to a Milford supermarket when a meet-and-greet with a Patriots star goes awry, a car buyer in Marblehead has big regrets, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Baa baa stuck sheep, what’s with the bucket?

A raccoon traps someone inside a house, a sheep gets a bucket stuck on its head, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Hey, Joe, have a cup of joe

A couch is tossed off a balcony, boom boxes rule the streets, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Sparks flying, they couldn’t beat the heat

Sparks fly when a van tries to evade police, a truck driver misjudges the height of a bridge, a strange object is found in a department store, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Fight breaks out over lollipop

Two men argue over a lollipop, an art installation is mistaken for vandalism, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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No Victoria’s secret: Video catches man taking bras

A thief steals brassieres, a life-sized deer statue goes missing, and other odd takes from local police blotters.

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Saved in the nick of time

Two young men save an elderly couple from getting hit by a train, a woman accidentally drinks “plant food,” and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Airing out their dirty laundry

A goose is rescued from a river, a fight breaks out over a puzzle, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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How to get your car stolen, in two easy steps

A BMW is borrowed without permission, a guy gets head-butted inside a bar, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Why is that chicken standing in the road?

Police encounter a chicken crossing the road, a dog walk turns ugly, tires disappear from cars, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A winter wonderland of vandalism

Holiday decorations disappear, snow throws people into a tizzy, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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’Tis the season for thefts and extortion

A man receives a Bitcoin extortion letter, a suspicious item turns out to be anything but, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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O Christmas tree, why can’t I see?

An oversized tree catches the attention of police, how to avoid porch pirates, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Uh, is that a pizza box on your grille?

A driver gets creative with a cardboard license plate, a portable toilet gets tipped over, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Rescuing a raccoon no walk in the park

A raccoon is rescued, a purse is lost, found, and lost again, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The case of the feathered fugitive

A golden pheasant is lost and then found, a woman gets ditched by her date, a house is toilet-papered, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Pickup truck goes a-splishin’ and a-splashin’

A pickup truck rolls into a swimming pool, a party guest parks badly but redeems himself, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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For Dedham firefighters, a different sort of close call

Dedham’s Engine 4 had to navigate a narrow alleyway to get to a car fire, a late-season swimmer off Marblehead prompts a 911 call, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Rounding up all God’s creatures

Police are called to help raccoons, turtles, cows, and goats, a pizza delivery man causes a scare, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Sorry, officer, I’m just moonstruck

A motorist is enamored by the moon, thieves target some odd items indeed, and other tales from local police blotters.

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Emergency! I’ve just had a really bad pedicure

A woman gets upset over a “bad pedicure,” a man lounges by the pool without any clothes on, strange sounds come from a dumpster, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Throwing water bottles is all the rage

People throw water bottles in anger, a party guest throws a major tantrum, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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If you grow it, they will steal

Cornstalks are stolen, a man knocks over a gas pump, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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These shoes were made for, uh, collecting

Police seize $50,000 worth of footwear, a man gets locked inside a supermarket, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Road rage? No, just highway food fights

A watermelon is tossed at a car, a teenager gets lost in his own neighborhood, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Bombing out in Brookline

A man finds an old mortar shell in his basement, a worker chooses an odd spit for a nap, and other odd tales from local police blotters.