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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 (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)

Written by Alex

April 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Of COURSE It’s Florida: Topless thong-clad woman vandalizes McDonald’s

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IMAGE: Security camera video

Of COURSE there’s video. (Pinellas Park, Fla., police via WFLA-TV)

Topless thong-clad woman vandalizes Pinellas Park McDonald’s

A Pinellas Park woman shown topless and wearing a thong as she vandalizes a Pinellas Park McDonald’s was arrested for criminal mischief.

Full story (WFLA-TV)

Written by Alex

April 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Utah woman tries to commit arson using bacon, police say

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IMAGE: Cameo Crispi mugshot

(Uintah County, Utah, Sheriff’s Office)

NAPLES, Uintah County — A Uintah County woman is accused of trying to set fire to her ex-boyfriend’s home with a pound of bacon left burning on a gas stove.

And here’s the best part:

Cameo Adawn Crispi, 31, was charged Wednesday in 8th District Court with arson, a third-degree felony.

Yes. Crispi. According to police, it was a Crispi bacon attack.

Full story (KSL-TV of Salt Lake City)

Written by Alex

March 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Deputies: Girlfriend struck with anger management book

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Spartanburg County deputies have arrested a man who they say hit his girlfriend with a workbook from his anger management class during an argument, and she cut his arm with a boxcutter.

Full story (Spartanburg, S.C., Herald-Journal)

Written by Alex

March 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: New Orleans police officer arrested after leading police officers on high-speed chase

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IMAGE: NOPD Sgt. Charles Miller

(New Orleans Police Department via WDSU)

Detectives said Miller sped off in his truck and led the officer on a high-speed chase.

During the chase Miller ran a stop sign, drove through a red light, drove at speeds near 90 miles per hour and committed other traffic violations.

Full story (WDSU-TV)

Written by Alex

March 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Man missing three days found naked in electric transformer box

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IMAGE: Bryan Hulse

Bryan Hulse, 29, of Houma, La., was reported missing Sunday. (WLOX-TV)

Bass said the investigation revealed the 5-foot-3, 200-pound Hulse was aware of the search and had been hiding for several days in a breaker-control cabinet at the substation, which is surrounded by a metal fence topped with barbed wire. …

Bass said Hulse has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is in custody pending a bond hearing.

Full story (Biloxi, Miss., Sun-Herald)

Written by Alex

March 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Police seek Amish buggy in hit and run

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Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy twice hit a passenger vehicle at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township, about 6 p.m. Sunday.

The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified.

Full story (AP via WPXI-TV of Pittsburgh)

Written by Alex

March 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

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