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:
July 8: 2:58 p.m. — A man said he was former law enforcement from Southern California and said something was “wrong” with a garage door company. He wanted its physical address and was unhappy with the refusal of assistance in this “Mickey Mouse town.”
July 13: 6:34 a.m. — A caller from Sutton Way reported a woman by the bus stop doing cartwheels and putting strawberries and whipped cream in her hair.
July 17: 10:32 a.m. — A caller on Purdon Road reported that a deer was keeping her and her family hostage. The deer was staring at them and circling their home.
July 31: 7:06 a.m. — A woman reported she was being terrorized by her landlord over her service cat.
Aug. 22: 4:41 p.m. — A woman reported her boyfriend was not returning her calls.
Aug. 26: 8:16 p.m. — A woman from Rough and Ready Highway reported someone has been putting dirt on her car door handles for three months.
Aug. 30: 10:53 a.m. — A woman reported men who live on the property were scaring her due to drug activity. An argument could be heard, then the woman could be heard discussing meth, acid and heroin, and saying, “Cops will make noise when they show up, we can hide the drugs