One of the homey little touches in my local newspaper, the Times Argus, is the regular listing from the police blotter. This is labeled “a sampler” from the log; I can’t say how they choose what they print. I’d assume it’s somewhat representative.
Well, if it is, then Montpelier could probably get by with a couple fewer cops. The latest Police Log largely contains calls that didn’t require an armed response, and every log is simliar in content. Let’s run it down, shall we?
Feb. 1: On Northfield Street, a report of someone having seizures who was using alcohol and Valium was unfounded.
Well, ehh. Better handled by a trained social worker. Which is one of the ideas offered by the “Defund the Police” movement: Fewer cops and more social worker/counselor types.
A vehicle broke down on Main Street.
I’d suggest calling Bob’s Sunoco. Very prompt towing service. Or AAA if you’re a member.
Someone from Oregon called to report their Vermont phone number was prank called. They were told to contact their local police.
Feb. 2: A trash can was blocking a sidewalk plow on Pearl Street.
Get out of the truck and move the damn thing.
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