This Week In Our Small-Town Police Blotter: Choose A Woman and Go!

It’s unbelievable what law enforcement officials have to deal with around here. This, folks, is from the most recent edition of our weekly newspaper: “Police were advised of a truck driving at a high speed on Boulevard Street.  When they located it, it was stopped in the roadway with the driver’s side door open.  A…

This Week In Our Small-Town Police Blotter: Colloquialisms In the Police Report

Our weekly newspaper often uses colloquialisms in their news stories about local law enforcement activities.  Of course the law enforcement officials themselves may use these words in their official police reports, and the newspaper may simply repeat what is in the reports.  Regardless, people from other parts of the country might not understand the stories.  An example this…

This week in our small-town police blotter: An unexpected ride to jail

There were six stories in the police blotter this week: one about an attempted break-in; four about thefts or attempted thefts of a lawn tractor, a weed trimmer, a hot water heater, and household items including guns; and this one about an unexpected ride to jail… “A deputy responded to a report of a woman…