Saturday, December 22, 2012
In other unusual police news, a neighbor dispute led to an inappropriate display.
Are you considered "dressed" if you're wearing no clothes? A Milford man reported this week he was having a problem with his neighbor. The neighbor, he said, was now "inappropriately dressed," in front of his window. We're not sure what that means, exactly: but we're going to go with the theory that the man was not dressed at all. It's Dominick the Donkey! In Dover recently, police received a call for donkeys in the roadway. Officers found the animals' owners, and returned them to safety. In other wild animal news... A turkey has been terrorizing Natick this month. OK, so "terrorizing," might be a bit strong, but he did attack a mailman. He's quite fearless, one resident says. Methinks he might be feeling a bit cocky after successfully …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Animals are cherished all year long as important family members — here you'll find suggestions for thoughtful yet practical holiday presents for them and/or for people who adore their own.
During the holiday season it's more important than ever to try to get as much as you can, out of every gift you buy. This includes the gifts you get for your own precious pooches, fantastic felines, and all the others you hold dear, whether they may be feathered, finned, or furry. If you don't have pets of your own, you most definitely know of someone who holds at least one close to his or her heart. The following is a guide to help you make sure the pet gifts you buy this year will not only be greatly appreciated, but will also be well-worth purchasing. "I think that our customers think of their pets as family members and are doing whatever they can to spoil them, just like their human family members (especially the children)!" said Amy…
Friday, December 14, 2012
As new breaks of a school shooting Friday morning in Newtown, Conn., what thoughts does it evoke for you?
A mass shooting Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school may be one of the worst to ever occur. Several fatalities—an official count is pending notification of family members—have been confirmed by law enforcement on the scene of at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The alleged shooter is deceased inside of the school that serves children in kindergarten through fourth grade, authorities say. Patch reporters have been on the scene since the news broke just after 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. Follow Newtown Patch for updates. As news of this tragedy breaks, what thoughts does the shooting evoke for you? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Also in unusual police news, a man was considered suspicious because he was looking for bathroom products for his cat.
Your own garage might be one of the first places the cops look. Just sayin'. A Marlborough woman who allegedly hit a utility pole so hard that it cut off power to a neighborhood on Saturday tried to conceal her damaged vehicle in her garage. The woman allegedly drove off after striking the pole and attempted to hide her vehicle. Police found her, took her statement, and was charged with a variety of offenses including operating under the influence of liquor. Pretty sure you will not guess what made this man suspicious. A Hopkinton officer contacted a resident after a suspicious man was reported in the area. The resident said the man was looking for kitty litter. Officers were unable to locate the litter-seeker. And somewhere, cats were …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
In other unusual police news, police had to help a woman find a commonly used button in her car.
Sure, blame it on the cat. No, really. Door alarms at a senior housing complex in Medfield were going off like crazy this week, prompting a response from both the police and fire departments. The culprit? A cat that apparently pulled a fire alarm in one of the apartments. This log entry does nothing to combat stereotypes about female drivers. An officer responded to a report of an erratic operator on Route 9 in Shrewsbury. After stopping the vehicle, the officer assisted the female operator with locating her window defroster. Well, it was a hazardous materials response...technically.. We at Patch jumped to attention this week when we received a breaking news alert that Westwood emergency responders were heading to the scene of a hazardous…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Trojan was nixed when it tried to hand out products outside City Hall plaza.
Looking to promote and expand their business, Trojan, the brand name associated with condoms, has begun going from city to city handing out free sex toy products. After stops in New York City in August, where they were initially met with opposition from City Hall and their vibrator giveaway was delayed a day due to lack of proper permits before approximately 4,000 freebies were handed out, and Washington, D.C., Trojan is bringing their free giveaway promotion to Boston. Originally the sex toy manufacturer wanted to hand out sex toy products at City Hall Plaza, but officials quickly nixed that idea, saying that City Hall Plaza is a family oriented area and it wouldn’t be appropriate. Now the Boston Globe is reporting that Trojan has found a…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Also in unusual news, a resident suspected a neighbor of running a drug lab.
Is Sylvester Stallone Making a Sequel? A Westwood resident was alarmed at 3:45 a.m. one recent morning after seeing two guys, dressed in fatigues, walking down the street with bows and arrows. We googled to see if another Rambo sequel was in the making locally, but came up short. What's more suspicious: the Santa hat before Thanksgiving, or the fleeing? A neighboring police department asked Milford police for assistance this week when a man near the town border was seen fleeing from a property on foot. The man was described as wearing a Santa hat. Police caught up with him. He was a solicitor for Verizon, and had no badge on him. Breaking Bad's Popularity Evident in Hopkinton The person who called Hopkinton police on a neighbor this week …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Also in quirky police news this week, an umbrella was mistaken for a weapon.
Stolen: cash, video equipment...and a hot dog steamer? A Northborough pizza shop was broken into this week, and the thief, in addition to swiping cash and surveillance equipment, stole, of all things, a hot dog steamer. "The hot dog steamer is obviously an unusual piece of equipment to have been stolen," said Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin. "I can’t say I’ve ever really seen that before." Armed with a dangerous portable shelter A 911 caller reported a man walking in Shrewsbury with a rifle. An officer spoke to the man who was not carrying a rifle, but rather, an umbrella. If you're not in the market for a new Jeep, you can always just rip off your car door. Milford police officers this week responded to a report of a green car door in the roadway…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
In other unusual police news, a person covered himself in mud.
Maybe police should do a post-election well-being check on this man... Someone called Medfield police a couple of days before the election, requesting a well-being check for a man who was standing in front of an old restaurant waving a U.S. flag and speaking out about President Obama. Police responded and reported, "There is no problem with the man; he is just a strong supporter of Mitt Romney running for president." Mud-as-clothing. It's the latest thing, haven't you heard? A caller said a person in Shrewsbury had covered himself in mud and was walking up a street in town. Officers responded and spoke to the person and his parents. I misplace my keys all the time. But my car? Not so much. Also in Shrewsbury, a caller reported his motor …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We interrupt our regularly scheduled election coverage and conversation to bring you sites that lead to ridiculously cute animals.
I found myself wondering yesterday, as I watched pundits analyzing the latest polls: what if all news stations were to suspend election coverage up until the results were announced? What if, instead, they all made a pact to show us photos and videos of animals doing cute things? Even if you're intently watching the election today (as we are), you may still enjoy a break. Let us offer you some websites as diversions. 1) Lil' Bub We have trouble disagreeing with this cat owner's assessment that Lil' Bub, a painfully cute cat born with several genetic mutations, is "the most amazing creature on the planet." 2) Dogshaming More of a dog person? This website, in its own words, supplies "your favorite furry friends with a healthy dose of shaming…