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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Ducks

Happy Wednesday!  Here’s yet another 100 Word Story based on an item in the police blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA.  The actual blotter item as well as a link to the original page it was found on are below the story.  Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

By Grant Baciocco

Officer Roberts was about to get back into his patrol car when he felt a tug at his pants leg.  Looking down he saw a brown duck looking up at him.

Officer Roberts looked at the duck, wondering if it had, in fact just tugged on his pants.  The duck looked up and, gesturing with her wing, pointed to the far side of the busy street.  Officer Roberts was then startled to see six ducklings appear and join their mother in pointing across the street.  Smiling, he nodded and stepped out into the street and stopped traffic for the ducks.

Burlingame Avenue, 8 a.m. Friday An officer responding to reported traffic hazard escorted ducks across the street.

©2015 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media – www.SaturdayMorningMedia.com

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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Pizza Night Part 1

In the history of me writing these 100 Word Stories based on items from the Police Blotter of my hometown of Burlingame, CA, I’ve never come across a two part story.  Until now.  Enjoy Part 1 below and then come right back here next week for Part 2.  You won’t want to miss it.

As always, the link to the actual police blotter item is below, however, do not click it until after Part 2 comes out and you’ve read it.  Because, spoilers!

Pizza Night Part 1
By Grant Baciocco

Thursday night was pizza night at the Stevenson household.  A night where the entire family, Bob, Jane and their three children: Tom, Mark and Stevie could sit and enjoy a slice or two of pizza.  The table was set, drinks poured all that was left was the pizza, an extra large with all the toppings.

Stevie Stevenson was the first to spot the delivery car pull up out front and the rest of the family ran to join him to watch dinner’s impeding delivery!

Imagine their horror as the driver, pizza in hand, delivered it to the house next door.

Murchison Drive, 7:22 p.m. July 2 A person waiting for a pizza to be delivered called police, said that when the delivery driver arrived a neighbor took it. An officer responded, determined the person’s complaint was unfounded, that the neighbor also ordered pizza.

©2015 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media – www.SaturdayMorningMedia.com

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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 – 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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