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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)

Written by Alex

April 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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

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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.

Written by Alex

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)

Written by Alex

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)

Written by Alex

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

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