Police reports pour into our newsroom each day, some via emails and texts, others arriving through the fax machine.
Often, the descriptions of events from police make you smile or shake your head, although the moments were no doubt very serious for the people involved.
In most cases, you hope there is more to the story than appears on the official report, just to make it worth the police officers’ time investigating.
As we bid adieu to 2013, I offer here for your enjoyment a few of the highlights — or perhaps low-lights — from nearly a year of watching police activity and thinking to myself: “This is our tax dollars at work.”
I’ve left out names and addresses. But I’ve tried to leave the absurdity and levity intact.
Well, Happy New Year’s, everybody.
Let’s all make a resolution for 2014 to stay out of the police blotter. Next year, I just might name names.