the arcata eye


on May 9, 2003

I saw this on TechTV today.  It’s the police log from the Arcata Eye newspaper. What a hoot! Here’s an example day:

Sunday, April 13

12:49 a.m. A woman apparently tried to beat her way into a closed G Street sandwich shop. But the door withstood her effrontery, and she was arrested and jailed on a public drunkenness charge.

1:13 a.m. Another public drunkiliciousness arrest, a few blocks away.

1:29 a.m.

A loyal wife picked up her swain

Who’d got too much booze in his brain

But the cross-’Cata cruisy

Made drinky-boy woozy

So he puked his guts down a street drain.

2 a.m. A big trailer park blowout prepared one man for a night in the Pink House of a drunk-o beef.

2:47 a.m. Yet another greenshirt, this one in his late teens, tried to enter a West End Road employee’s car and was detained in a makeshift break room brig before his trip to the Pink House.

3:42 a.m. A metaphor for human existence was spotted in the 1800 block of Q Street, but police couldn’t find the enfeebled, near-moribund personage seen crawling in the roadway, attempting unsuccessfully to rise.


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