The crime blog: For all your meaningless rants against the nature of mankind

ariquelmy@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 2, 2012 

You might think that Columbus police would have their hands full, what with a new year holiday and everything that comes along with it.

Not so. There's always someone out there who's got the most infinitesimal chip on his shoulder, or firework in his mailbox, which is just enough to get him to pick up the phone and call the police.

Case in point: an Aldora Drive resident called police at 8 a.m. New Year's Day about firecracker shells under his vehicle that was parked on his driveway. There were also some fireworks in his mailbox.

Would you believe a neighbor might very well have been the perpetrator? Well, the officer checked it out and justice was swift: the guy across the street said he'd get his kid to pick up the shells.

Book 'em, Boom Boom Lady.

Don't think that it's all loud pops and bright lights for the average patrol officer, though there might have been some spiral, swirling lights involved for one cop on New Year's Eve. It appears that someone at Mentoring Youth Services on First Avenue smelled some of the wacky tabacky coming from part of the building. An officer was called, took a whiff and confirmed that, yup, that's ganja.

Staff members searched the room but could find no bud. Must have disappeared into thin air ... or into smoke.

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