The Point Reyes Light, a small community newspaper in West Marin, reports calls to the local Sheriff's department in a kind of deadpan poetry that's made it one of my favorite weekly reads. Some great examples are below but you can always read the newest at:
  1. BOLINAS: At 3:44 p.m a wrinkled white man was waving around a feather and shouting at children in Wharf Road.
  2. WOODACRE: At 11:25 p.m. a bearded man dressed in dark clothes was outside the fire station, knocking on windows, asking for water and saying things that didn’t make sense to a listener.
  3. OLEMA: At 12:28 a.m. 10 black cows were in a road.
  4. BOLINAS: At 12:47 p.m. someone asked deputies to check on a woman who had sent a disturbing email to her doctor.
  5. LAGUNITAS: At 7:41 p.m. a man reported finding two torn-up suicide notes at Wiebke's View, in the wetlands.
  6. STINSON BEACH: At 4:03 p.m. a mother and child were reunited.
  7. TOMALES: At 12:12 p.m. a woman who manages parking at Doran Beach said someone had threatened her by email, writing, "You're on my list."
  8. STINSON BEACH: At 9:24 p.m. a man home with an ill wife complained about a loud birthday party with disco lights.
  9. TOMALES: At 6:52 p.m. a stocky man with a missing front tooth was walking around the elementary school grounds; he said he had lost his drone.
  10. CHILENO VALLEY: At 9:26 a.m. someone received a text from a daughter discussing a person armed with a knife and shooting animals. Deputies found a butcher.
  11. STINSON BEACH: At 10:44 p.m. deputies noted that a car parked at the library was covered in spider webs, its windows cloaked in garbage bags and curtains.
  12. SAN GERONIMO VALLEY: At 6:11 p.m. A mountain biker reported a lone white horse running on the Conifer Fire Road.
  13. STINSON BEACH: At 8:47 p.m. spouses were arguing in Seadrift.
  14. STINSON BEACH: At 9:23 p.m. fireworks were sounding.
  15. POINT REYES STATION: At 9:57 a.m. an elder fell.
  16. WOODACRE: At 7:34 a.m. a woman reported that an outdoor clothesline she had recently purchased and left in a box in her backyard was now missing; she believed her son had stolen it. Deputies later spoke to the woman about her dementia, and her history of buying things, hiding them and reporting them stolen.
  17. MUIR WOODS: At 4:17 a.m. a man believed someone was under his deck.