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Police Blotter

From the May 10, 2012 Salmon Recorder Herald….

Woman reported a large unknown type of animal (dispatch thought it sounded lick (sp) a rock chuck) confronted her as she was attempting to enter her vehicle. Woman ran back to her house and the animal chased her and then ran under her house. She said the creature chirped at her.

[Editor’s note: When I went to college in the oh-so-sophisticated city of Spokane, Washington, I found out that the species I knew to be rock chuck and whistle pig had other more formal names (please see my earlier scientific journal log about whistle pigs). A rock chuck is also known as a yellow-bellied marmot …

Photo by Wanda Bates

and I’ve never known one to attack a human. Or maybe most humans are too prideful to admit that they’ve been chased into their house by a rock chuck.]

Police Blotter

From the March 1 Salmon Recorder-Herald:

  • Man said that a couple are fighting again and he didn’t want an associate to have to go back to the behavioral health center.
  • Person reported cows that were loose.
  • Man said he got up and was vomiting blood. He had been drinking hard.
  • Caller said that there was six to eight horses loose around 3 Mile Lane and they were headed for the highway.

Police Blotter – 2/23/12

From the Salmon Recorder Herald, Feb 23, 2012 —

  • Person said there was something going on but didn’t have any details.
  • Woman reported a pitbull tangled up in her back yard who is barking and being aggressive.
  • Person reported a newborn calf running down the middle of the road.
  • Man said that neighbor keeps coming in and out of his house and is breaking things. He would like an officer to come by.
  • Was a child dialing. Dispatch notified the parents.

OK, that last item is a child asking to be dismissed from the gene pool. I mean, in the age of Caller ID, dialing 911 is a display of such buffoonery as to require sterilization. In fact, I am surprised that slumber parties persist in the age of Caller ID. I’m not sure that my friends would have bothered to congregate if prank calls were taken off the fun list.

But I’m not sure we would have thought to use the telephone in the way that tweens and teens do today. Somehow, no matter how many of their besties are congregated in one place, they manage to spend their time texting the lone human on Earth who is not at this party.

As long as they are not texting 911.

From the Police Blotter

In the Feb 9, 2012 Recorder Herald:

Man said he just got a ticket from a city officer and wants him to come right now and talk to him. He said if the officer would have shut up for five seconds he could have explained his side of the story.

Man said he was concerned for a friend that left his home at about 1 p.m. to buy beer and had not returned.

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