Some Great Point Reyes Sheriff Calls
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: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/sheriffs-calls
- •BOLINAS: At 3:44 p.m a wrinkled white man was waving around a feather and shouting at children in Wharf Road.
- •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.
- •OLEMA: At 12:28 a.m. 10 black cows were in a road.
- •BOLINAS: At 12:47 p.m. someone asked deputies to check on a woman who had sent a disturbing email to her doctor.
- •LAGUNITAS: At 7:41 p.m. a man reported finding two torn-up suicide notes at Wiebke's View, in the wetlands.
- •STINSON BEACH: At 4:03 p.m. a mother and child were reunited.
- •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."
- •STINSON BEACH: At 9:24 p.m. a man home with an ill wife complained about a loud birthday party with disco lights.
- •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.
- •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.
- •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.
- •SAN GERONIMO VALLEY: At 6:11 p.m. A mountain biker reported a lone white horse running on the Conifer Fire Road.
- •STINSON BEACH: At 8:47 p.m. spouses were arguing in Seadrift.
- •STINSON BEACH: At 9:23 p.m. fireworks were sounding.
- •POINT REYES STATION: At 9:57 a.m. an elder fell.
- •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.
- •MUIR WOODS: At 4:17 a.m. a man believed someone was under his deck.