For fun, yes, fun, I sometime read the police blotter in my local newspaper, the Boerne Star. Here are some items from the most recent edition (Nov 4).
Boerne Police Department
October 30, 1:59 a.m. – An officer found nothing suspicious where a woman reported hearing someone walking about outside, followed by a thud, but promised extra patrols. [Watch out for those scary thuds.]
October 31, 10:03 p.m. – After one caller reported shots fired, another said shots were fired and a woman was screaming and a third complained about fireworks, police found a man making dry ice bombs in his front yard and told him to stop. [Note to self: Never make dry ice bombs in front yard, even on Halloween.]
November 1, 8:08 p.m. – An officer stopped a driver suspiciously going up and down neighborhood streets and learned she would soon be moving in to the neighborhood, but couldn’t find her street at night. [Hate it when that happens.]
Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department
October 27, 2:10 a.m. – After an officer stopped a speeding vehicle, the driver was arrested on three local warrants and a suspended driver’s license. He was cited for speeding, DWLI and an open container of alcohol. The handgun, ammunition magazines and holster found in the car, along with the Iraqi dinar bills and laptop computer were taken to the police department before the vehicle was towed away. [Another note to self: If I have local warrants and a suspended driver’s license, and an open container of alcohol, and a collection of weaponry, don’t speed.]
November 1, 6:30 a.m. – Door bell ringing at 6, 6:35, and 6:38 a.m., was reported with no one at the front door. The officer found the doorbell button stuck and reset it. [Police officer as free handyman!]