These are latest Police Reports which I collected from a hundred or so which ran in the local Saugus, MA Newspaper [my hometown] from about late Sept through Late Nov, 2014. My favorite are children rolling into traffic in barrels, the woman who called the police because wild turkeys surrounded her car, the lady who called the police because a snake came out of her air conditioner, the report about the alligator taken into custody, and the poodle who ran out of some lady’s house “prior to taking a bath.” This collection is in a league of its own compared to past ones in that I find them all to be subtly humorous without being knock down hilarious or perplexing. The beauty of these lies in the idiosyncratic and odd details provided [i.e. why would it be important to the reader to know the poodle was just about to take a bath before it escaped?]. Enjoy!
Barrels of Fun for Traffic on Denver and Marden – At 8:18 p.m. a caller reported several children rolling into the road in barrels on Denver Street and Marden Street.
Primal Combat on Desota Street – At 3:26 p.m. 911 callers reported a physical fight between two white males with sticks on Desota Street.
Ding, Dong, Ditch…a Classic – At 12:50 a.m. a Walnut Street resident reported someone rang his doorbell and there was no one at the door.
Injured Hawk – At 11:34 a.m. a Golf Country employee reported an injured hawk.
Bathtime Departure for ‘Prior to Bath’ Poodle – At 1:21 p.m. a Water Street caller reported her black poodle was missing. It ran out of the house prior to taking a bath.
Larceny of Leaves – At 7:48 p.m. a Breakheart Road caller reported having an argument with a neighbor about the ownership of a tree, leafs…
A large Quantity of “Something” – At 12:47 a.m. a caller reported a suspicious black SUV occupied by two males drove down the street and stopped in front of a home on Sunnyside Avenue, and the people got out and threw a large quantity of something at the house and left the area.
Bow and Arrow Bozo – At 10:04 a.m. a caller reported a male dressed in camouflage walking around Prankers Pond with a bow and arrow. Officers searched the surrounding streets and were unable to locate the male.
Turkey Tie up at Fairmount – At 10:26 a.m. a caller reported a turkey with some type of cable wrapped around its feet in a yard on Fairmount Place. The canine control officer requested the Animal Rescue League to assist with a special net.
Turkey Squad Surrounds Sedan – At 3:24 p.m. a caller reported her vehicle was surrounded by wild turkeys on Bisbee Road and she was unable to safely exit the vehicle.
Cigarette in Cliftondale –At 3:08 p.m. a caller reported a male threw a cigarette in his face outside a convenience store in Cliftondale Square.
The Odd Occurrence with the Auto on Innis – At 8:10 a.m. an Innis Street caller reported a gray Honda repeatedly backing up and parking behind his vehicle. An officer reported a male was teaching his daughter how to parallel park.
Chilly Snake Gives a Lady the Shivers – At 4:25 p.m. a Central Street caller reported a 12-inch snake came out of her air conditioner in her sedan.
Arrested Alligator Put in Prison – At 3:28 p.m. the canine control officer reported being off with the Environmental Police investigating an alligator in a tank on Golden Hills Road. Environmental Police took the reptile into custody.
Offended in the Garbage – At 8:07 p.m. a Sally’s Beauty Supply employee reported a suspicious male going through the Dumpster behind the business. When asked to leave, he became verbally abusive toward the staff.
Bearded Men in Hats Converse – At 11:42 a.m. a caller reported two males talking on their cell phones and pacing back and forth on the Pratt Overpass. The caller reported the males were wearing hats and had beards. Officers reported the males were National Grid employees.