News from My Hometown

A Raccoon you say?...
Alright all you big city folks out there... here's a slice of small town America for your enjoyment. Over the past couple weeks I've collected a few reports from the Beaver Dam Police Beat in the local newspaper. They're cut and pasted verbatim.

None of these would have gone beyond the dispatcher in any place much larger than Beaver Dam (pop. 15,000)... but here they earn a response from a police officer as well as a line in the paper. You can almost picture Andy and Barney hard at work. There's something attractive about small-town America... the simplicity... the peace... so different from the hubbub of the big city.

Police work at its best?
Harassment - At 1:10 p.m. on Friday, police received a report from a 26-year-old woman in the 600 block of South Spring Street that she was being harassed over the phone by another woman. Police left a voicemail for the suspect asking she cease all contact.

Parenting at its best?
Juvenile - At 7:47 a.m. on Jan. 19 a woman in the 500 Block of East Brown Street called police because her grandson was refusing to get dressed for school.

But they're still looking?
Animal - At 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a possibly sick raccoon in the 300 block of Seippel Boulevard. Police were unable to locate the raccoon.

Garden of Eden?

Loitering - Police received a report on Saturday at 3 p.m. that there were two people lying on the ground in the community garden, 114 E. Third St. Police made contact with the man and woman and asked them to leave.

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