Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011


First responders are witness to a wide variety of events, often tragic, sometimes comical, and at times just disappointing.

This Spring, a fellow in Massachusetts decided to take his restored 1938 Plymouth our for a drive. On Interstate I-195 east of New Bedford and, somewhat ironically, less than 40 miles from the historic Massachusetts town of Plymouth, a mechanical failure caused the gas tank to be punctured.

The three photos below tell the story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jail Statistics

According to the American Jail Association (, the inmate population in U.S. jails has declined for the second consecutive year. The stat announced by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed that the overall jail population declined by 2.4 percent in the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, dropping from 767,434 to 748,728.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Not Exactly a Clean Getaway

In a southern New Jersey town, police officers responded to a store on a report of a shoplifter. A description of the suspect and his apparel was given, and not long afterward an officer detained a person wearing the described clothes, walking not far from the store.

The officer found that the suspect was carrying two 100-ounce bottles of laundry detergent in a bag from a different store, although the suspect had no receipt for their purchase.

Upon being arrested the suspect said that in retrospect he should have hidden in the woods for twenty minutes because he saw all of the police cars in the area.

A store employee confirmed that the suspect was the shoplifter. The employee said she had seen him come into the store, empty handed, and walk up an aisle. He came back down the aisle, sweatshirt bulging with something, and walked out of the store.

She also said that she had been wondering who had been stealing all of the Tide.