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Friday, January 4

Police Blotter for Jan. 4, 2013

Only one arrest for shoplifting Thursday. Not much else going on. 

A juvenile left a local school at about 12:30 in the afternoon, telling staff he was going to jump in front of a car. He was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation voluntarily. 

There were a few instances of larceny reports and a few arrests based on warrants, but as Lt. John Catone explained to me last week when I asked about them, they are often bench warrants issued by judges. 

He said bench warrants mean that a judge orders police to bring someone before him/her. Often, Catone said, the people are let go after court and it doesn’t actually constitute an arrest. 

Furthermore, he said if someone is arrested for the first time on a warrant, they report it to us as a new arrest. 

Thursday it looks like there were four or five, but none were reported as arrests in the blotter.

Here it is:
Jan. 4, 2013 blotter

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these - they are interesting and provide a nice overview of a general day - not just what is reported in the various newspapers.

Will you be posting these on a regular schedule ?

January 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM 
Blogger Lucian said...

Hi Anonymous,
I'm trying to make it a regular schedule. After having a few days off, I post the ones that came while I was gone. So today, I'll publish the blotters from the last three. Sorry, it is going to be as regular as my work schedule, which is not very — as you might imagine.

January 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM 

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