Blotter Tales

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

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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.

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In Milford, big bang theory disproved

A man wakes up on a stranger’s couch with no clue how he got there, a wind chime is almost snatched, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Woof woof from the roof

A Stow dog displays its feline side, an alleged thief flings his dinner at a store clerk, a man reports the theft of his . . . wait, never mind, and other tales from local police log books.

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Some hot wheels are a bit too hot

Honda Accord wheels keep disappearing in Stoneham, customers have a spat over spilled sugar, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Emergency? Only by kid standards

A scam artist meets his match in a Marblehead woman, those creepy clowns may be having a second wind, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Mayday from the water closet

Men argue about parenting in a grocery store, a drone is seen flying where it shouldn’t, tailgate thieves target trucks in Freetown, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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When a Mini hits the water, it will sink

The UMass Lowell crew team makes an unusual discovery in the Merrimack River, turkeys cause trouble on local roads, and other odd tales.

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Storks at work in blue uniforms

Firefighters help deliver a baby in Amesbury, a Bridgewater man lost his car to his name-unknown girlfriend, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Sure looks and smells like a grenade

Purses mysteriously disappear (and then reappear), adult diapers show up in an unexpected place, a young man pretends to throw coffee at passing motorists, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Thou shalt not covet thy storage-facility neighbor’s goods

A reported Bridgewater burglar proves to be anything but, musical wannabes sing up multiple storms, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Emergency! I need a smoke!

A hospital caller uses the 911 emergency line to report a nicotine crisis, strange items wind up in mailboxes, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Move over! Runaway cow!

A runaway cow wanders the streets of Stow, a woman is accused of playing darts too aggressively, an officer discovers a giant roll of bubble wrap, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Your ride’s here — not!

Police try to find a parachutist in the woods, two men fight over an Uber ride, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Stowing snow in Stow? No day at the beach

A look at odd tales from the log books of local police.

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His request: Hold the pickles, please

Snow removal riles residents of the Witch City, Stow police finding a mother and daughter noisily chasing demons, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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This robber was not funny

A “South Park” lookalike robs a bank, senior citizens throw a loud party, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Tossing money out the window? Not me, officer

A neighbor complains about X-rated noise next door, a man misplaces his “stolen” car, and other odd tales.

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At this store, the merchandise is hot

A handbag draws quite the crowd, movers are mistaken for thieves, and other odd tales from local police blotters.