Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkins and scarecrows

A couple blocks away from my home, an overnight crime was reported that might have escaped my attention, were it not for the automated crime alert I received in my inbox this morning from (click to enlarge):

I'm not quite sure how many people have signed up for alerts, but I'm pretty sure I was one of the first. I am subscribed to the area within a half mile of my home. It is an awfully convenient way to keep informed about what's going on in your own back yard--even if you're the police chief.

Pumpkin smashing, of course, is a seasonal crime that occurs when homeowners leave the ammunition laying around on their front porch. Here's another somewhat similar crime from last weekend:

I think I have a good suspect on that one.


Anonymous said...

hee hee Did the officer check the sky for any broom writings?

Anonymous said...

(Sorry to use this blog like this Chief, but I need to let some officers know something)

To all of you officers who have showed support to my family and husband from the recent tragedy that happened to my brother Rob while in Afghanistan, Thank You! It was nice to have my husband there when I went to go see my brother for the first time last week. It was hard to see Rob lying there unresponsive to me when I am used to him being so alert and in charge. Shane was a great support. I thank you for taking over his duties and allowing him to come with me. Your prayers are greatly appreciated as my brother continues to take small steps in the right direction. There is a blog that his wife is writing to keep people up to date. If you wish to know more:

Once again thank you all for your support. And to all the Marines out there reading this Happy Birthday(Nov 10 1775).

Jenn Winterbauer

Zen said...

I did after you mentioned it here. Within 1 mile of Union College is pretty quiet most of the time. Thanks for the information about this site.

Anonymous said...

I think this might be a better suspect

ARRRRG!!!! said...

That's funny, no one messed with my scarecrow.