It’s time for the annual roundup of what’s arguably one of The Union’s most popular sections: the police blotter.
The Union is one of the few newspapers that still prints items from its local law enforcement agencies’ dispatch reports. While serious news takes place in those reports — things you’d want to know about if they happened on your street — the police blotter also reveals the human condition in all its frailty and, sometimes, its humor.
These were some of our favorites from 2019:
Jan. 1: 12:54 a.m. — A woman from Blue Horizon Court reported that she was outside with her children, banging pots and pans, and someone told them to stop. She felt that was inappropriate.
Jan. 1: 11:59 a.m. — A caller from Mill and Bank streets reported the theft of a burglary tool. He was worried that someone would use it and he would be framed for a crime.
Jan. 2: 2 p.m. — A caller from Lakewood Lane reported a woman ran up to her house and said a man was chasing her with a stick. It was a verbal dispute regarding an online post of items for sale that were no longer available for the woman upon her arrival. She had been refusing to leave the property until chased off by the homeowner. No crime was found to have occurred. Both parties wanted mediation and to never see each other again.
Jan. 15: 6:13 p.m. — A caller asked if dispatch had seen “Murder Mountain,” that’s currently streaming. The caller said dispatch needed to know what’s happening in the world and it “will bring your learning up to a higher intelligence.”
Jan. 29: 9:18 a.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a woman shooting up in her vehicle