Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The week in police reports

Here's a few that you probably won't read about in the press. With 400 or so incidents daily, a lot goes by that gets little attention. I have lightly edited these to remove personal identifiers, and for brevity in some cases. Click on the report for a larger image.

Attack bat:



Careful with those abbreviations:


Did we win or lose?


Yuck!


Carrying a concealed dish scrubber:


Anyone check the usual beavers?



Why police officers carry knives:


Dangers of second hand smoke:


All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing:



Fortunately, there are plenty of good people who understand the golden rule:


19 comments:

RINGO said...

The sad part is I own a 166 lb, lab malamute mix, that eats a ton and poops about the same and the only way he would stop a burglar would be if the burglar happened to trip over him, while he was sleeping.

I'm now thinking attack bats are the way to go.

How many bats can a person own in the city limits and do they have to be licensed?

Anonymous said...

Way to go Officer White! Good save.

Grundle said...

I believe it more likely that the woman doesn't own anything of significant value...not that a burglar was scared off by by a 2-oz. winged vermin.

Anonymous said...

Officer Adams, did it look like this, or this?

Anonymous said...

How about this home invasion robbery? That sure seems like a big operation just to steal some electronics and $250 cash, when there are far easier ways to steal that amount of stuff, namely larceny from auto.

Do you suspect that the robbers had some other, unreported type of merchandise as their primary target? Do any of the known parties involved have any history of drug arrests? Did any of the news media ask you similar questions at the AM briefing?

Jim Malone said...

Im curious of how many other reports there are of vehicles entered after breaking wind??? If not a misdemeanor it's at least a party foul.... Nice report. Ha!

Tom Casady said...

12:16 PM-

You must have taken "Reading between the Lines 101."

Anonymous said...

I used my Magic 8-Ball! Seriously though, the story as printed doesn't pass the proverbial smell test. Four guys could walk through a large apt complex parking lot overnight and find much more than the reported robbed items inside unlocked cars, with only a fraction of the bullet wound risk one takes when doing a home invasion. People (even criminal people) don't often choose the harder task to reach the same goal; it's just bad game theory.

Do you ever run a drug sniffer dog through the residence after one of these suspicious home invasions?

Kendra said...

I love reading those. I have another good one for you. My husband works for HHS off duty at the Welfare office. Today a gentleman came up to him and wanted to report that his ex-girlfriend was in the parking lot hugging another man to make him jealous. He claimed that it was upsetting him and wanted to know if there was anything that could be done. My husband told him that it was not a crime and he should just ignore it. The best part: the guy is currently attending SCC's fire prevention technology course, in hopes of joining the ranks at LFR. Here's hoping he doesn't make it through the hiring panel. :)

Anonymous said...

Is she certain it was just a bat?

1372 said...

Thanks 8:45. Officers Grell and Ortiz were there too.

Anonymous said...

Not a pirate ship, but perhaps some kind of unlicensed mobile pharmacy. There was a small amount of controlled substance in the vehicle. Be sure and look at the four attached photos. Maybe their radar signature wasn't as small as they thought.

JIM J said...

To Kendra:
You really don't have to worry about that guy making it through the panel. They screen people good.
I once was going to drive a bus for Startran. After I took the test I was told I did not pass the "Personality Test" And they told me I would not make a good driver.
I went on to have a great career driving for The Lincoln Schools. Never one problem on my bus in the few years I did drive. I am retired now. More retired from the job pool more than anything. I enjoy life now and am very lucky. Most people would be out on the streets. The City wastes a great deal of time in the testing it does for the Startran drivers. Guess it worked though as it kept me from driving. When I see they are short on drivers, I just sit back and laugh.

1195 said...

11:23-

I'm certainly not the sharpest axe in the shed, but this was not damage caused by a beaver.

Tom Casady said...

1195-

LOL,LOL, LOL. ;-)

Anonymous said...

To Jim J,
If the Morphine addict and drug theif can make it into their ranks, I would say that the boyfriend of the parking lot hugger has a chance of getting hired...

Anonymous said...

Beaver, hehehe

Anonymous said...

its s good thing that lady don't live in Omaha I think they passed a ban on attack bats when they passed the dangerous dog ban

Anonymous said...

Sounds line a rabid criminal infestation! The city should fumigate! Sometimes infected individual such as “Carrying a concealed'' simply need a booster shot of common earth elements such as lead, copper and phosphate. I would have used a medium to large gauger applicator from around 9mm to .45 cal