It’s time once again to see what’s happening on the streets of our sleepy little community of Albany, CA. This is a partial listing of the police log from last week, courtesy of the Albany Patch. http://link.patch.com/view/7rbk.1d/22798686
9:28 a.m. Someone reported a loud bass guitar on Brighton Avenue.
I’m assuming someone was playing it, and it wasn’t just wandering down the avenue.
3:19 p.m. Someone reported several teens in the 100 block of Evelyn Avenue smoking marijuana.
But 3:19 is after Albany High lets out, so at least they weren’t skipping school to smoke, right?
4:25 p.m. A woman went into the Police Department to report that someone had sent her several fake money orders.
All at once or was this a pattern?
7:06 a.m. Someone on Brighton reported “loud music coming from the back of the house” that “starts every day at 7 a.m.”
Oh, that darn bass guitar is at it again.
11:57 a.m. Police took a report of someone exposing himself to another person on San Pablo Avenue.
Ooh, right before lunch? Gross…
5:27 p.m. A red girls bike was stolen from Albany Middle School.
Now was that a bike that belonged to red girls or…oh, never mind.
5:10 a.m. Someone on Cornell Avenue called police to report a “recycling bandit being loud.”
I do wish those recycling bandits would learn how to steal more quietly.
11:48 p.m. Someone on Brighton called to report an ongoing problem of a “resident playing electric bass in the garage.” The caller said he or she “would like him to quiet down.”
Wow, that bass player is up early and stays up late—when does (s)he sleep?
11:53 p.m. Two callers reported two males involved in a fight with a bat. Matter checks out OK.
Did the two males win or did the bat? It seems like an unfair fight if you ask me.
4:32 p.m. Police received a report of a woman stuck in an elevator in Bayside Commons Apartments on Pierce. Miscellaneous public service provided.
Miscellaneous public service provided? What other public service would be appropriate in this case other than freeing the poor woman from the elevator? Giving her food stamps?
12:24 p.m. Someone reported the theft of two boxes of books from the 1000 block of Talbot during the week after four cases were dropped off by UPS.
Woo hoo! Books are still considered worthy of stealing! Who said that the publishing industry was dying?
5:19 p.m. Someone visited to the Albany Police Department to report that his or her vehicle was missing after letting a “friend borrow it [a] couple months ago.”
Unfortunately it’s not a crime for a friend to turn out to be an unreliable snake. Although it should be.
7:23 p.m. Police received a fire alarm call on Santa Fe, with a report that there was smoke in the hallway and “birds confined” in the home. Miscellaneous public service provided.
I understand that the birds would be bored just sitting in a cage, but how did the birds get a hold of cigarettes?
10:38 p.m. Police arrested a transient near San Pablo and Portland Avenue on suspicion of possessing a drug pipe.
It was “on suspicion” of possessing a drug pipe? Does that mean they weren’t sure if he had one or they weren’t sure it was a pipe for drugs?
I have to say that I am so happy that I live where most of the entries on the crime blotter involve loud music rather than gunshots.