Blotter Tales

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

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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.

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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.