Saturday, May 3, 2014

Somewhat Sultry Saturday

Butterfield Terrace 12:30 p.m.

The rains held off today.  A good thing if you're into frisbee, running or cycling.  Not so good if you're a public safety first responder dealing with the final weekend before graduation in a college town.

College Street (Rt 9) 3:00 p.m.

Corner Main Street and South Whitney 5:00 p.m.

Town center midnight.  Somebody plugged in the Merry Maple

UPDATE:  Sunday morning

So no, thankfully, there were no Hobart Hoedown or Blarney Blowout type incidents last night into the early morning.  

As usual the bewitching hours (10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.) produced the usual alcohol related calls:  Large noisy party at 351 Potwine Lane around 1:30 a.m. and another one busted up 15 minutes later at 310 West Street and around that same time a backyard camp fire/party at 140 Sunset Avenue doused. 

Hobart Lane private security also caught and detained a young man trying to set fire to the dumpster that was torched a couple dozen times last year. 

Police were also requested by a reporting party who sounded drunk, complaining that his girlfriend was escorted into a Party House on the corner of Main Street and South Whitney (pictured above), but he was rejected.

And APD also responded to an apartment complex on East Hadley Road for another caller, who also sounded drunk, complaining he had been, "punched in the face."

Yeah, it's all fun and games until somebody gets punched in the face. 


Anonymous said...

Surprised to see the tree aglow leaving The Lord Jeff firepit @ 11PM
(just after mocking the Merry Maple tradition to out of towners at the pit!)
A sign for me from above?

(It looked nice- but we need a Christmas Tree!)

Anonymous said...

I think if a group or church made the arrangements and paid for it, they would have to put up a traditional Christmas tree. After all, there is a Menorah.

Dr. Ed said...


If a woman -- who "sounded drunk" called the police and reported that she'd been raped, I like to think that the APD would respond on the basis of the presumption that she was the victim of a violent crime and that it didn't matter if she was drunk -- or if she had shaved her head and howled at the moon last Tuesday night.

Being "punched in the face" isn't quite the same as being raped (although it can be fatal) -- and it most definitely is (1) a violent crime, which (2) citizens have the right to expect the police to (at least initially) take seriously, and (3) it doesn't matter if the victim "sounded" drunk -- or was -- that does not justify a felonious assault.

Larry, if I knew -- as a fact -- that an officer refused to take a rape report merely because the victim was drunk, I would try to get that officer's badge but I suspect there would e a LONG line of people ahead of me who did it first.

How is being punched in the face different? It also is a violent crime, and something that people aren't supposed to do to others.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

And another drunken thought from the "Wonderous World of Ed."

kurt geryk said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey Ed,
Did you miss the part of Larry's post that said the police responded to the report of being punched in the face?

Anonymous said...

At some point, Ed is going to make news.

Dr. Ed said...

At some point, Ed is going to make news.

Yep. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what your point is, Ed.