Tiny Town, USA – Today's Tiny Town Blues report touches on some small items from the week that caught our attention.
But first, this free verse prose poem from the opening pages of the Sept. 10 police activity log (music, please):
A Half Day in The Life
Officer gave courtesy ride home after a 911 hangup call was placed from a payphone.
Officer assisted a subject who was looking for shelter for the night.
Caller reported hearing noises outside his residence.
Officers were unable to locate any problems.
During a routine traffic stop the driver was arrested for DWI and driving with a suspended license.
Officers took a report from a subject who stated she had been punched earlier in the night.
Officers made contact with a subject whom the complainant was unable to reach.
Officers checked the area for a subject who was reportedly yelling outside location. No such individual was located.
The building appeared to be secure.
Caller reported hearing noises outside, officers were unable to locate anything.
Complainant reported being physically harassed however declined to cooperate with the investigation.
Vehicle ticketed for a parking complaint.
Reported disabled vehicle in roadway was gone upon officers arrival.
Complainant reports her 14-year old son locked himself in his room refusing to go to school (8:54 a.m. Fifth Street).
Can you imagine calling the cops because your kid has locked himself in his room and won't go to school?
Can't force them to go to school or get a job, can't shoot 'im.
Actually you could, but the consequences are severe. Anyway, that's one call for the TTT Poop Can.
Or how about the tree that caught on fire on W. Seneca at 6:20 on Sept. 9? An officer had to assist with traffic control while the spontaneously self-immolating tree was extinguished.
We assume the tree just blew up, because who would set a tree on fire in our tree city? Hmm. Come to think of it, a stroll through portions of West Seneca leaves the subject of alleged arboreal arson up in the air.
We like this one: A subject who was arrested for exposing himself was given AN APPEARANCE TICKET! If he shows up at City Court in a long overcoat we hope to be there.
Poor Michelle Freelove of Locke. Consider her bad luck: popped this week for allegedly committing nine felony counts including grand larceny third and meddling with a batch of forged checks. Bummer!
Oh yes, last weekend was a holiday but not for the Tiny Town Blues. They continue to put the heat on the noisy newcomers:
Ticket tallies issued for the following from Friday though Monday:
Open container: 27
Under Age Drinking: 16
There were a total of 253 complaints over the Labor Day weekend.
– C. Penbroke Handy