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In the Line of Duty

An officer was working in uniform off-duty at Memorial Stadium, providing security for a sports team. While the team was trying to get on their bus, someone tried to break through and get to the team. While holding the charger back, the officer was then bit on his left arm. Not Just in Utah

A woman has been trying for the past three years to contact her estranged husband regarding divorce papers, but he has not yet presented them to her. Recently, however, she has found documentation showing that he has remarried here in Mecklenburg County."Running with the Devil"

Last week, we reported on someone stealing bushes from in front of a church. This week, the wave of church theft continues. At another local church, a window air conditioner was stolen from the fellowship hall on a Sunday. Another church's sign was stolen from its location outfront, near the street. This is the fourth time the sign has been stolen.Puzzled

A woman opened her door one recent morning to find that someone had stolen the doormat at her front door and a birdbath from her front lawn. She has no idea why anyone would do such a thing.Love Spat

A woman recently got into a verbal altercation with her boyfriend because he hadn't asked her to marry him. The argument started when a friend called the boyfriend and asked him why he hadn't gotten married yet. The woman then confronted the boyfriend about this matter. The "verbal" altercation turned physical when he pushed her out of the way. The woman says he struck her several times in the head and chest, although police said she didn't have any visible signs of injury. The (former?) boyfriend told the reporting officer that he admitted to shoving the woman during the fight. He was arrested on the scene. Taking a Dip

A woman recently discovered that an unknown person had caused damage to two patio chairs in her backyard. According to the woman, someone must have entered her fenced-in backyard, got up onto the two chairs and broke them while attempting to get into her pool. The pool pump was overturned and the pool cover was damaged.

That Stinks

An unknown person was seen placing something into her neighbor's mailbox. When the neighbor arrived home, she discovered that it was dog shit; it had not only been placed in her mailbox, but had also been smeared on the rear windows of her house, with the word "Slut" written nearby. The back door had also been egged.

In Need of a Fix

In a kindly gesture, a woman loaned another woman some computer hardware so she could practice her typing. The recipient's husband, however, took the hardware without her consent and traded it to a third party for some drugs, leaving his wife without something to practice on and leaving the generous woman without her computer.Something FishY

An interesting "car theft" recently took place when a man discovered his 1995 Dodge Ram truck had disappeared from the parking lot. All sets of keys were accounted for,, but that's not what was so perplexing: the truck had been experiencing engine problems and was parked because it could not run. Officers checked, but the vehicle had neither been towed nor repossessed. If that isn't bizarre enough, another report was filed a half-hour later from the same man with the same story but with a different car: this time he said it was a 1983 Dodge Colt.

Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

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