Small Town Shenanigans: Inaugural Post

Post date: Jul 7, 2011 8:14:41 PM

As a side benefit to living in Excelsior Springs, I get to hear a lot of interesting things that our citizens do. A small portion of these events are memorialized each Friday in the local paper (The Excelsior Springs Standard) in their "Police Blotter" section. Although I don't think the blotter goes unnoticed, I do believe that certain entries deserve repeating due to their humorous content. With that in mind, I decided to start this recurring blog post where I reproduce a few of the entries for your enjoyment. I am hoping to make this a weekly thing, but that may not always work out. With that being said, I will try to do it when I have free time and I think that there is material worth mentioning. And, last but not least, I may from time to time reward the readers with some original art depicting one of the incidents. The first work of art (I don't use this term loosely) can be seen below.

Note: If any of my readers have the honor of being mentioned in one of the entries that I re-post, please feel free to contact me about your potential legal troubles...I may even give you a discount!

I hope you all enjoy reading these as much as I do!

Entries in the Excelsior Springs Police Blotter between June 22nd and June 29th, 2011:

June 22, 4:05 p.m., Dunbar Avenue -- report of juvenile on go-cart pulling another juvenile on tow-rope. Gone on arrival.

June 23, 6:38 p.m., 500 block of Leavenworth Avenue -- report of juveniles possibly trying to kick door open at school. They admitted they tried to open doors; they were waiting for basketball tryouts.

June 24, 6:53 p.m., 300 block of Penn Street -- male, 13, was picked up on felony absconder warrant. He escaped custody.

June 25, 1:04 p.m., 100 block of W. Broadway -- report of large crowd of people. Female had fallen while skipping down sidewalk; she requested no assistance.

June 25, 11:51 a.m., 800 block of Lake Maurer Road -- female was bitten by cat she caught in live trap.

June 27, 5:15 p.m., 1000 block of Rose Avenue -- report of strange odor. Resident was burning things in back yard; he was advised to stop.

June 28, 4:59 a.m., 500 block of Park Avenue -- loud music. Male said it was alarm clock, and he would take care of it in the future.

Picture entry: June 27, 2:35 p.m., 500 block of Isley Boulevard -- raccoon was impounded.