Friday, December 8. 2006
I live in a pretty rural area of Harford Count, Maryland. Even though we get the Baltimore newpaper (The Sun
) we also get the local paper as well (The Aegis
). The reason is simple: I love small, local, rural newspapers. Where else do you find stories about someone's new tractor, schedules for parades and news articles about kids who finished in the top 5 in a school spelling bee. It's like living on Green Acres
But my favorite section, by far, is Police Blotter.
The Police Blotter is a listing of small (1-2 sentence) descriptions of police reports received by the local sheriff's office. Without fail, I find 2-3 reports which make me laugh. For example:
A woman in the 2600 block of Claret Drive told police Monday a woman was rearranging her Christmas decorations into something obscene.
I bet being the reporter on Police Blotter is a fun job.