Checked Out OK

Literary Nonfiction. Police Log. CHECKED OUT OK is a collection of over 300 actual police log items from several small towns in Western Massachusetts, compiled by Ericson, and indexed into such categories as "Puzzlement, Tremendous Social Events," "Suspicion, Delusion, a Squirrel Acting Oddly," and "Gone when Police Got There."

8:57 a.m. – A fox eating rabbits on Sunset Avenue checked out OK.

9:55 a.m. – A Rolling Green Drive resident told police that his girlfriend has been receiving poems at her Hadley workplace from a 60-year-old-man. Amherst police advised the man to contact Hadley police about the problem.

12:51 a.m. – Police assisted people who were observing the salamanders crossing Henry Street.

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By Momo (Northampton, MA) · ★★★★★ · July 02, 2014
This selection of local police blotter reports offers quaint and quirky, funny and poignant glimpses of life in Western Massachusetts. Each posting reads like the shortest of stories, from people meditating in cars and food disappearing to neighbors battling each other and animals exhibiting odd... ...more
By Scott (Pelham, NH) · ★★★★★ · August 02, 2013
Really fun collection of police logs. I thought it would get old and planned on reading only a couple pages at a time... but I couldn't put it down. ...more