Back in May, Kristen Tribe, an assistant editor at the Wise County Messenger, pointed out that the Lufkin Daily News' Police Blotter, which is regularly highlighted here at the TM Daily Post, isn’t the only absurd chronicler of crime in the state. We immediately took a look at December through April of her paper’s blotter, and agreed. The crime of this rural area near the Metroplex was quirky. But was it just a fluke? You be the judge. On Monday, we brought you items from the blotter from May through July . Read this selection of happenings from August through October:
"A woman was upset because a tow truck was parked at her neighbor’s house."
"A woman reported that her neighbors are playing sexually-oriented games."
"A looted automatic-teller machine was discovered beneath a bridge just north of Decatur.
"A homeowner in Alvord reported they found a knife in their yard that an unknown suspect had used to cut branches off plants in the garden."
"A 4-year-old boy was upset because he couldn’t wake up his dad."
"A tractor was stolen from a business."
"A man said he was threatened by an intoxicated landlord."
"A daughter got into an argument with her mom while they were traveling in a car. The daughter jumped out of the car at the intersection and wouldn’t get back in."
"A woman in Greenwood reported that someone threw a chair through her window."
"Unknown suspects stole some gravel."
"A man reported that his grandfather was upset at him for playing video games all night."
"A Newark woman reported a possible scam. She said an unknown suspect told her if she sent money to a specified location she could receive a 'stimulus package.'"
"Parents complained that their daughter was making a racket."
"Another couple got into an argument over alcohol."
"A man showed up at the emergency room of Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He said someone struck him over the head with a beer bottle while dancing at Ruben’s Ballroom outside of town."
"A woman complained that the neighbor’s kid was sitting inside her car."
"A man found a bag of mail underneath a bridge."
"A man said someone suffering from road rage followed him to a gas station in Paradise and slapped him in the face."
"A 12-year-old boy went bananas and refused to mind his parents."
"Someone reported a tangle of boys fighting. It turned out to be boys play wrestling."
"A man was upset his neighbor’s cats were on his property."
"A man was arguing with his daughters over stuff."
"Truck drivers got into an argument over cutting in line at a gravel plant in Bridgeport."
"A woman reported that her children are ruining hunting season."
"Horse feces was put in someone’s mailbox. "
"A woman couldn’t get hold of her husband on the phone."
"A soon-to-be ex-husband was found hiding out in a barn on the property after being asked to leave the premises."
"A tenant getting evicted from his home near Boyd got into an argument with his landlord over ownership of a go-cart."