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Entries in Police (5)

Monday
Feb132017

Semi Blows Over onto Patrol Car

Shocking video from Wyoming.

Saturday
Apr272013

Dubai Gets Ferrari Police Cars

Dubai's police force will also have access to a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Dodge Charger and a BMW 5-Series, in addition to the Ferraris.

Officers hope the FV - which has a V12 engine, top speed of 208mph and can clock 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds - will deter owners of other high-powered supercars from breaking the speed limit. It may also be used to patrol tourist areas.

Thursday
Apr112013

Man Calls to Report a Drunk Driver, Himself

An Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene.

State Police say 24-year-old Matthew Devore of Logansport was arrested early Monday along Interstate 65 in Jasper County. Police said Devore had a blood-alcohol level of .09, just over Indiana's legal limit for driving. He was being held at the Jasper County Jail on a driving while intoxicated charge.

State Police say Devore lost control of his car early Monday and it ended up in a grassy median with a flat tire.

That was after Devore called police to report he was driving drunk.

Wednesday
Jun132012

Public Swearing Can Get You a Ticket in Massachusetts

Looks like fans outside Fenway Park and the Boston Garden will have to watch their P's and Q's.

Spewing out F-bombs and other four-letter words will now be an offense punishable by a $20 ticket in Massachusetts.

The ordinance outlawing public swearing, approved by town residents on Monday night, was the brainchild of Mimi DuPhily, a member of the town's beautification committee.

She pushed for the law after becoming upset over loud swearing by teenagers hanging around the small town about 50 miles south of Boston.

"We're not talking about just conversation but screaming it across the street," DuPhily, 63, a former selectman, said in an interview on Tuesday.

"Dropping F-bombs and so on. It was the same group of kids. It was very irresponsible behavior, and it was getting out of hand."

The ordinance does not specify which curses are banned, and police can decide whether to ticket offenders.

Saturday
Jun042011

An Alligator on the Loose in Missouri?

Police thought they were tracking a loose alligator in of all places, Missouri.

Officers in Independence, a Kansas City suburb, responded to a call on a Saturday evening about a large alligator lurking on the embankment of a pond, police spokesman Tom Gentry said Thursday.

An officer called a state conservation agent, who advised him to shoot the alligator because there was little that conservation officials could do at that time, Gentry said.

As instructed an officer shot the alligator, not once but twice, but both times the bullets bounced off -- because the alligator was made of cement.

The property owner told police later that he placed the ornamental gator by the pond to keep children away. But residents had little to fear.

"There are no alligators around here, we are too far north, it's too cold," said Bill Graham, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Gentry acknowledged the incident is drawing a lot of attention.

"In hindsight, it's humorous," he said. "But we have to take every call seriously."