I see absolutely no reason not to make this a regular NewsCut category.
From this week's Woodbury Bulletin police blotter, a police call that gives new meaning to the classic line, "Come and get me, copper!"
Police responded Dec. 10 to a Woodbury residence for a report of children refusing to go to school. The complainant said his high school-age children refused to go to school because driving was unsafe and they should have a snow day. An officer declined the complainant's request to drive the students to school. The officer learned the children had been taken to school by their mother.
This is just getting embarrassing.
Trust me, we working on it. Not all in Woodbury are clueless, selfish and irresponsible ... some of us contribute to society. But it is a slow, gradual process (actually, foreclosures and short sales are accelerating things a bit).
This stuff is gold. Keep 'em coming!
It's nice to see what the police do. It's not just gun fights and car chases.
I can also highly recommend the Roseville Review ( you can find an online version ) for hijinx reports in Lauderdale, Little Canada and Falcon Heights. Alas the Roseville police stopped releasing detailed reports so the juicy stuff is missing. The mean streets of suburban Saint Paul!
Not exclusive to the North and East sides...South Metro has plenty of those too...But of course the http://www.lazylightning.org site has alot of that covered.
Reading small town/rural paper police reports can be one-part charming, one-part funny and one-part horrifying.
On the same day, you'll find:
8:30 Lady calls 911 to complain about yard sale sign in neighbor's yard.
8:45 Report of cow in courthouse yard.
10:30 Deputies find 'massive' meth lab at abandoned farmhouse, one door "bobby-trapped" with apparent pipe bomb.
I used to publish reports for a rural paper in SW Minnesota. It was a nice place to live, and I loved the town, but it wasn't Mayberry, if such a place ever existed outside of television.
Feel free to send along (with source and, if possible, URL, your favorite police reports from the local scribes.