Blotter Tales

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

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Quincy’s owl whisperer to the rescue

An owl is rescued in Quincy, a mail mystery stumps investigators in Brookline, and other tales from local police blotters.

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With a boost, injured hawk takes wing

A hawk is rescued from an MBTA station, an alleged thief leaves behind an important clue, a lost cat is reunited with its family, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A bah, humbug that may top them all

Religious statues are stolen (and then recovered), a driver has an interesting explanation for driving erratically, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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An injured owl recovers, and a purse thief is foiled

A purse snatcher is caught in the act, an owl is rescued, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Hawk goes looking for bargains

A hawk gets trapped inside a store, a woman breaks the windows of a police station, and other odd takes from local police blotters.

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Buyer’s remorse, and a mysterious grenade

A grenade is found in a backyard, shampoo is thrown in a road rage incident, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Warning, shoppers: Watch your wallets

Pickpocket thieves target shoppers, a painting is stolen from a restaurant bathroom, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Vandals knock over nutcracker

A nutcracker statue gets knocked over, a naked man runs down the street with a paper bag on his head, and other odd tales.

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A swan in need of direction

Police help out a wandering swan, a woman loses her keys in a donation bin, a Grinch cuts someone’s Christmas lights, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A holiday edition movie call-out

Christmas lights are cut, inflatable decorations are damaged, and other holiday-related tales from local police blotters.

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A smart speaker leads to a scare

Alexa draws the attention of the police, officers get into a snowball fight with students, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Little lost leaf blower

A leaf blower is located in Norton, a gun is found in a dressing room in Wareham, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Stolen bike in Brookline? Not so fast...

People fight over cake in Peabody, mascots are toppled at Bridgewater State, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Adding insult to injury is such a drag

A professional dog-walker has a very bad day in Stow, a customer throws ice at a McDonald’s in Norwood, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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An alligator, python, and tarantulas check into a hotel . . .

Exotic animals are taken into custody in Framingham, clothing mysteriously vanishes in Brookline, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Fugitive ferret caught jaywalking

A ferret is found wandering in Salem, sheep sounds are reported in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Where the graffiti borrow from the classics

A man streaks outside a grocery store in Revere, some interesting graffiti is found in Belmont, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Stuck in the mud, sucked into the ocean

An SUV ends up in the ocean, an alligator sighting is reported, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A bronze book thief is sought in Hull

A beloved sculpture is vandalized, a group of ghost hunters get in trouble, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Check out this parking job

A woman drives onto cars in a parking lot, an inflatable unicorn is rescued, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A surprise visitor is shown the door

A raccoon shows up at someone’s home, the search for missing cars at the mall, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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A boa constrictor is lost (and then found) in Saugus

A snake escapes in Saugus, police receive singing complaints, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Turtles, and groundhogs, and skunks, oh, my!

A turtle and skunk are rescued, Wiffle balls are taken hostage, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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‘Driving’ toddler gets out of a ticket with ‘cuteness warning’

An officer makes an interesting traffic stop, a Kmart shopper allegedly does some drug dealing as he shops, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The hotel guest had eight legs

A tarantula makes a guest appearance, raccoons scare the heck out of a homeowner, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The creatures of summer, from cows to Pokemon, hit the streets

Cows get loose and roam the streets, a woman finds a surprise in her mailbox, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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In Wareham, a case of SUV-dipping

An SUV is found in Buzzards Bay, a man flipping tables offers police a unique rationale, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm?

Goats go on the lam, an apparent sleepwalker wakes up in his neighbor’s house, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Where the animals own the streets

A man reports a new kind of gaming loss, a groundhog loiters on the stoop of someone’s house, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Baby seen drinking beer at a sports bar

A toddler is seen imbibing an adult beverage, a man climbs into a Dunkin’ Donuts shop through the drive-through window, and other odd tales from local police departments.