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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Another no.

Heres another 100 Word Story based on an item from the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, California.  As always, you can see the actual blotter listing and a link to the item after the story below.  Enjoy.

Another no.
By Grant Baciocco

Roger hung up the phone and sighed.

“Another no.” He said to himself.  With his left hand he held the ruler steady and with his right, drew a line through the name in the phone book.

He had been at this for years, but he knew it was worth it.  His father had always told him that hard work and persistence pays off.  He had now reached the “L” pages of the phone book and he had a good feeling that the law of averages were on his side.  He picked up the phone and punched in the next number.

Burlingame, June 5. A resident reported receiving unwanted marriage proposals over the phone.

©2015 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media – All rights reserved.

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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Squirrelly

Welcome back to another 100 word story based on an item from the police blotter from my hometown of Burlingame, California.  The actual item and link to the police blotter in which it appeared is below.  Enjoy!

By Grant Baciocco

“He’s right outside the door.” Dorothy said slowly.  Her whisper barely audible to the 9-1-1 Operator on the other end of the line.

“What is he doing ma’am?” the Operator asked.

“I don’t know.” Dorothy gasped, breathlessly.  “I think he’s listening for me.”

Dorothy heard the Operating typing on the other end of the phone line.  “And you say he’s been stationed there all morning?”

“Yes.” Dorothy whispered.  “He’s just been staring at the front door.”

“Ma’am, I have officers on the way.” The operator said fimly, “Please just stay exactly where you are.”

“Yes.” Dorothy replied, crying.

Rollins Road, 8:16 p.m. May 5 A squirrel reported to be stationed at a front entrance and blocking a fearful resident’s exit moved along by the time an officer arrived.

©2015 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media

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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Trespassers

Now THIS is exactly the kind of police blotter reporting I absolutely love that gets reported in the Burlingame Police Blotter.  Pure perfection.  Enjoy!

By Grant Baciocco

“How dare they!”

“The nerve.  The absolute nerve!”

“Don’t they know this is our parking lot?  Who do they think they are?!”

“Go say something!”

“I’m not going anywhere near them.  Disgusting!”

“We need to get to our car.”

“We’ll wait them out.”

“But they’re eating, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.”

“I tell you Agnes, this neighborhood is going downhill fast.  When there’s an absolute disregard for public property,  that’s the first sign of the fall.”

“I’m calling the police!

“I thought you called them when you saw them walking by earlier.”

“I did.  But I’m calling them again!”

Park Road and Howard Avenue, 4:54 p.m. April 22 Ducks reported to be walking through a parking lot were still there when police responded. Eating bread.

©2015 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media

I’ve been thinking a lot about the police blotter stories I’ve written and posted here and I think the new goal with them is to get to where I’ve written 100 of them and then collect them all into a book tentatively titled: 100, 100 Word Crimes in Burlingame.  Or something.  I’ll try and find a publisher for it and, if not, just release it myself.

One of these days, I’ll have to go through and see how many I have.  I don’t think I’m at 100 yet.  May not even be over 50, but it’s a fun goal to work towards.

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100 Word Stories – Police Blotter – A word from our sponsor.

Happy Wednesday my friends.  Below is another 100 word story based on an item from the police blotter of my hometown, Burlingame, CA.  The link to the police blotter along with the actual blotter listing is below the story.  Enjoy!

A word from our sponsor
By Grant Baciocco

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California Drive, 3:09 a.m. Sunday A person reported a stranger with a flashlight that turned out to be a beer car.

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