Blotter Tales

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

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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.

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When skunks crashed the pool party

Skunks are said to trap people in a swimming pool, an argument between Uber passengers gets physical, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Police continue to chase Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go results in calls to police, a police chief rescues a pet pig, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The customer is sometimes . . . angry

Angry customers kick out the doors, a young job-seeker is scammed, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Fit to be caught

A man is caught on camera stealing a rowing machine, a police officer catches a bird while a wily wabbit gets away, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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In Hopkinton, a day for all God’s creatures

Police help shoo a snake out of a man’s basement, a woman is seen driving a toy car, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Overdosed on a smartphone, apparently

A false overdose alarm, an Uber driver accused of drinking on the job, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Hokey smoke, Bullwinkle, this isn’t my house!

A gray creature makes a surprise appearance in someone’s bedroom, a man leads police on a car chase, people steal the darndest things, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Calls about nuisance animals keep police busy

A stray cat crashes a party and refuses to leave, a 6-year-old calls 911 because she wants to play, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Coffee klatch? In Bridgewater, make it coffee clash

Coffee goes flying, pirates invade Marblehead, a golf cart ends up in a pond, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Who let the pigs out? Who, officer, who?

Pigs are bustin’ out all over, a singing stroller is accused of making off with a bird feeder , and other odd tales from local police blotters.