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Police Blotter of the Day: Police arrest protesters protesting a bill to give police new powers against protesters

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“The bill, which passed the Upper House early this morning, will extend police powers to move on protesters who are blocking buildings or who are suspected of turning violent.”

Full story (ABC News Australia)

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March 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Suspect eats hundreds of dollars in cash

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IMAGE: Leosvel Cordova Parrado

Leosvel Cordova Parrado (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

In — where else? — Florida:

The victim told deputies they were at a party earlier and Parrado became angry and demanded they return home. She said once they were at home, he pushed her around in their residence and the two of them struggled over her wallet, which he took from her by force. The wallet contained $750 in cash. …

Parrado was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car. As Sgt. Slough was driving to the detention center in Marathon, he heard a strange noise in the back of his car. When he looked in his rearview mirror, he saw Parrado with his mouth full of cash. He was literally chewing — and choking on — the cash he had stolen from his girlfriend.

Sgt. Slough pulled over and attempted to recover the money Parrado was eating, but when he counted the remaining cash he found $277 missing from the whole amount the girlfriend said he stole. Some of the money was found in his underwear and deputies think that is where he hid it prior to eating it.

Full police statement.

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March 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

11 Buzzfeed Listicles of 11 Things

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May 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Kaboom! Oddly named man’s walking stick leads to evacuation

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An aluminum pipe with the word “Kaboom” written on it led to the evacuation of Akron City Hall on Wednesday. Turns out it was a walking stick, and “Kaboom” was the owner’s name. Really.

Full story (NBC News)

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October 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Honestly, officer, that’s not cocaine

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FORT WALTON BEACH — A man who pulled out his pants pockets to show a Fort Walton Beach Police officer he wasn’t carrying drugs didn’t count on a plastic bag of cocaine falling to the ground.

Full story (Northwest Florida Daily News)

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July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Athens man sang national anthem while tied up by robber

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An Athens man told police he sang the national anthem to himself during an armed robbery on Athens’ Eastside two months ago. …

He told officers that as he was leaving a business at 50 Gaines School Road, a man he knew as “Mario” pulled a gun on him and made him go back inside, where he stole a wallet, cash, a pocketknife and an iPhone from the victim’s pockets, police said.

Mario then bound the man’s wrists with zip-ties and tried to lock him in a bathroom, police said.

“He waited until he had sung the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in his head before exiting the bathroom,” according to police.

Full story (Athens, Ga., Banner-Herald)

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July 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Assault with a deadly sausage

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The victim told police he was riding his bike about 8 a.m. Sunday when Michael A. Baker, whom he does not know, came up to him “and started swinging sausage links at him,” Lt. David Dickinson said Sunday.

“He said he was trying to hit him with that. The victim had no idea why,” Dickinson said.

Full story (Brockton, Mass., Enterprise)

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June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Darth Vader. Robbing a bank. On a bike.

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Really, there’s nothing else you need to know, other than that it was in Toledo, Ohio:

Full story (WNWO-TV of Toledo, Ohio)

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May 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Cop twice uses Taser on mom at Mississippi middle school

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A police officer working as a school resource officer in northern Mississippi twice stunned the mother of a Guntown Middle School pupil with a Taser during a heated argument at the school Wednesday morning.

The woman — identified as Michele Lee Eaton, 39, of Saltillo, about 15 miles north of Tupelo — was arrested on disorderly conduct, public profanity and other charges.

Guntown is where Adam Mayes, who allegedly killed a Tennessee woman and one of her daughters before  killing himself earlier this month, was spotted on a convenience store surveillance camera.

Full story (M. Alex Johnson/msnbc.com)

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May 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Driver throws hammer at motorist yakking on cellphone

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The man called 911 and reported he was just passed by a car driven by a 44-year-old Waterloo man who suddenly stopped his car in the middle of the roadway, forcing the caller to stop in the roadway, at which point the man in the car began waving a hammer at the other man yelling “get off the phone,” he then allegedly threw the hammer at the caller. …

“These types of conflicts can easily go bad and are best left to authorities,” stated Sheriff Todd Nehls.

Full report (Dodge County, Wis., Sheriff’s Department via WMTV-TV)

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May 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm


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