"The raccoon fled the scene," and other suburban police tales | Pittsburgh City Paper

"The raccoon fled the scene," and other suburban police tales

A quick round-up of a few of the more perplexing items from local Patch website police blotter reports in recent days:

From Chartiers Valley:

Ladder stolen: A ladder worth about $200 was stolen from a Border Street home on Aug. 7, Scott police said. (Italics ours. Hopefully that ladder is reallly long, or does tricks or something.)

From Forest Hills-Regent Square:

A man stole $33 worth of socks from the Dollar Tree in Edgewood Towne Centre and fled. He was later located in Swissvale, arrested, cited and released.

A resident of the 100 block of West Hutchinson Avenue reported a raccoon in a garbage can. Police moved the can to the middle of the yard and knocked it over. The raccoon fled the scene.

And from Sewickley:

Chickens on the loose
Police were dispatched recently to the 800 block of Nevin Avenue for a report of chickens on the loose in a yard. An officer made several attempts to herd the chickens and all were unsuccessful. The chickens ended up running into the woods and the officer was unable to find them. (OK, OK. The link is ours too.)

Bat call
Police were called Aug. 1 for a report of a bat in a Grimes Street house. The bat was caught and released.

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