Release the raccoon after eating the food in the trash

Every day, police officers respond with reports of all kinds of incidents and non-events, most of which are never in the news. Below is a sampling of lesser known – but no less significant – incidents from police records (also known as blotters) in our suburbs.


On July 28, a raccoon was rescued after being trapped at the bottom of a trash can Dedham. Police posted a photo of the raccoon on Facebook to remind residents to keep their trash safe. “Just a friendly reminder that wild animals love to eat what we humans throw at us!” Police Books. “This young raccoon had a smorgasbord inside a resident’s litter box this morning! The best thing we can do to prevent this from happening, is to keep a rock or brick on top of the bins where these lids can be lifted quite easily. Once the animal is at the bottom of the bin, ejecting itself Out of the box it can be a big “ahh oh” especially after eating a big meal! This little guy has been rescued and is now resting his stuffed belly up a tree!”

Jack of all trades

A motorist from out of town recently came to Bucksboro The lobby of the police station because he was stuck with a flat tire, and he didn’t know how to use his jack. Sergeant Brett Bailey was lucky for him, and was willing to help him. “BPD’s Evening Shift Takes the Term ‘JACK for All Trades’ to the Next Level!” Police wrote on Facebook. After a quick and friendly lesson from the sergeant. Billy, this chauffeur is back on the road in no time! Thanks to CBK Towing for the help! No business is too small! “

Be careful what you put on your chest

Here’s something you probably don’t think about: the amount of personal information you give the world when you put bumper stickers on your car. police in howl He recently issued a public service announcement reminding people to think twice before putting stickers on their cars. “While most badges may appear harmless, criminals can learn a lot about your personal life,” the police wrote on Facebook. For example, a youth sports poster for criminals will indicate that your children play sports, so you will be away from your home often to attend their games and practices. Cape Cod poster? For a potential thief, this indicates that you spend a lot of time away during the summer, making your empty home a prime target during the warmer months of the year. “What information are you walking around with?” The police asked in a Facebook post. “Please do not give free information to strangers through car stickers.”

She tried to stay dry, and got caught instead

He is 42 years old carver A man drinks beer in a public park in Plymouth With two other men when suddenly the water sprinklers appeared. In an attempt to avoid getting wet, the three men took refuge in a house that was under construction. “It was the problem, it wasn’t their problem,” the police wrote on Facebook. “It is against the law to withdraw nuisance sprinklers inside someone else’s property.” When the officers detained the three, one of the men was less than cooperative. Police said that before handcuffing him, he threatened to kill an officer, and also lowered his center of gravity and kicked an officer. He was later charged with assault, battery with a dangerous weapon (foot trembling), resisting arrest, threatening, breaking and entering, and trespassing.

swan rescue

At 3:31 PM on August 31, Wilmington Police received a call from a person concerned about a swan on Lake Street whose beak had stuck to its foot and appeared to be in distress. It turned out that a fishing lure and a hook were stuck in his foot, and he needed help. A falconer and animal control officer responded to the call and successfully removed the fishing lure and hook from the swan’s foot. The happy outcome was documented in the police record, which stated that “the swan’s wounds have been cleaned and the birds are on their way.”

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