In the blotters: Beer missiles, secret bombs and the ‘Sandman’

Here’s a roundup of some of the funnier police blotter bits from around the county over the past few months. (Most) identifying details have been removed.

A 40-year-old woman was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault. A male reported that his 40-year-old wife threw a full can of beer at his 13-year-old son after she was found in the garage drinking. The can hit the 13-year-old in the head, and, as he walked away, she threw it again, hitting his back. The female was located at a neighbor’s house and booked into (city jail).

Caller reported that residents in the neighborhood were concerned about a suspicious black box fastened to a street sign post. The caller and another neighbor were concerned it might be an explosive device and wanted it removed. Officers explained they would not be removing the device and after conferring with a public works employee determined it was part of a traffic counting mechanism.

While on patrol, the officer received a report of a male jumping in front of cars. The officer contacted the male who was upset with speeders and that someone threw an egg at him. The officer warned him about his behavior.

A 29-year-old male was arrested for eluding police and possession of heroin. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle that had no license plates and was speeding. The male attempted to accelerate away from the officer, but slid into a ditch. He attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was taken into custody a block away. The male was found in possession of illegal drugs and booked into (city jail.)

Officers were dispatched to an area check for a male unknown to the caller who had been pounding on her door and calling himself the “Sandman.” Contact was made with (suspect), who was intoxicated, slightly disoriented and had been looking for his apartment. His wife was contacted and she brought him back home.

Previously in blotter bits: December, June and September.

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