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Police Blotter of the Day: Suspect says that’s not my pot — it was already in the car when I stole it

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Douglas Glidden

Douglas Glidden (Androscoggin County Jail via Sun Journal)

LIVERMORE FALLS — Police said a Jay man was adamant that the marijuana police found in the car he was driving was not his because he had just stolen the car.

Full story (Franklin, Maine, Sun Journal)

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April 10, 2014 at 12:08 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

Police Blotter of the Day: ‘Marijuana’ in undercover deal was sandwich

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A Graham man was charged Monday with selling an undercover police officer a bag that he said contained an ounce of marijuana.

Instead, the bag contained a half-eaten chicken sandwich.

(Dustin Rockwell Davis, 23, was charged with selling and delivering a counterfeit controlled substance — which is also a felony.)

Full story (Burlington, N.C., Times-News)

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February 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Drunk man goes into wrong house, gets into bed with couple

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Police said House had a blood alcohol level of 0.174.

Full story (WDIV-TV of Detroit)

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August 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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)

Written by Alex

July 31, 2012 at 10:21 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)

Written by Alex

June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Burglar downloaded child porn, left wallet

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Officers found a wallet they believed the burglar had dropped, and detectives went to the address listed, where they said 25-year-old Derek McDine was found hiding in a closet.

He was arrested without further incident on burglary charges, and investigators began examining computers stolen from the accountants.

Detectives said they found evidence of child pornography that McDine is accused of loading onto the computers, and he was also charged with possession of child pornography.

Full story (WLWT of Cincinnati)

Written by Alex

January 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Police Blotter of the Century: For suspect, gun is a .38-caliber pain in the …

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Authorities believe Michael Ward concealed this .38-caliber revolver by hiding it where the sun don't shine. (WITN-TV)

A man pulled who was pulled over for a traffic violation in North Carolina was found this week with a gun in his jail cell — a big gun that authorities believe he hid in his rectum.

Deputies said the man — who claimed he was disabled and couldn’t walk — was searched and strip-searched both at a hosital and at the Onslow County, N.C., jail before he was placed into a holding cell. Jailers even made him perform what they call a “squat and cough” procedure.

No gun.

Only later did the .38-caliber revolver — 10 inches long, with a 4½-inch barrel — turn up.

Ward was taken back to the hospital Friday for examination of “possible injuries that may have occurred” to his rectum.

Full story (M. Alex Johnson/msnbc.com with WITN-TV and WNCN-TV)

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January 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Memo to shoplifters: Don’t pick ‘Shop With a Cop’ night. (Police Blotter of the Day)

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WOWT-TV

WOWT-TV

A shoplifting suspect who picked Wednesday night to try and steal a DVD player didn’t realize it was also Shop With A Cop Night at the Gretna, NE. Walmart.

More than 24 Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in the store at the time. …

“It really set the tone for the weekend coming up for us, for Christmas and what Christmas is supposed to be about,” said Sarpy County Lt. Kevin Griger.

Full story (WOWT-TV of Omaha, Neb.)

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December 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

Police Blotter of the Day: ‘Can I have my weed back?’

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Jeter asked for a preliminary hearing in Beaver County Court, and public defender Mitchell Shaheen tried Monday to convince Judge William Livingston that the marijuana could have belonged to any of four men in the car. He recounted Jeter’s comment to police that he intended to purchase the marijuana, but had not yet consummated the deal.

Shaheen, however, had no defense for Jeter’s question to officers as he was released from police custody in May.

“Mr. Jeter asked if he could have his weed back,” officer Bruce Clark testified Monday in court.

Full story (Beaver County, Pa., Times)

Written by Alex

December 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

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