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police blotter

The written record of events, especially arrests, that occur on a daily basis in a police station or precinct. The local newspaper has been printing the police blotter provided by the station every day for the past 70 years, regardless of what kind of crime has been happening in the town or not.
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police blotter

A precinct's daily written record of arrests. In the days before ballpoint pens, much less computers, police station house records were kept with ink pens, the writing from which had to be blotted to keep the ink from smearing. Sheets of paper might come and go, but the blotter's indelible imprint remained as a metaphorical reminder of the name of the person who was arrested. That's why many old gangster movies has lines about the cops checking a bad guy's record on the police blotter.
See also: blotter
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Compile the funniest police blotter items from Nevada County into a book and enlist a friend to illustrate the entries with cartoon drawings" says Liz Kellar, from The Union in Grass Valley.
In the weekly Paw Print Press, with a staff of 15 student reporters and columnists, "birth and wedding announcements, obituaries, City Council meetings, the police blotter and local features share pages with stories about Itasca High School athletics, school cafeteria menus and honor roll notices," the Dallas Morning News reports.
As my graduate department chair noted, this was consistent with the Atlanta media's longstanding convention of covering the black community from the police blotter.
A: I'm an exhibit curator of "American Originals," a changing exhibit of documentary treasures from the National Archives holdings that includes such documents as the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, the police blotter listing the assassination of President Lincoln, and the arrest papers of Rosa Parks.
I found the (superstar's) name on a police blotter and decided to let someone else worry about him for the next four years."
But the far more frequent black-on-white crimes, he argues, were written up only as simple criminal statistics from the daily police blotter.
Meanwhile, Albayalde also warned that the police officer who received the report of whistleblower Edwin Roberto as well as the threat to his life but did not investigate the matter after recording the story to police blotter may be relieved.
They cited that they already reported in the police blotter back in October 2018 that they discovered a drone hovering over their properties and, when their people followed it, they saw it landed at Zandra's Resort and Convention Center of Sandra Cam.
After the police entered the incident in the police blotter, Robert was brought to the hospital for treatment of his wound,while Doti called up Rod who was interviewed by the police investigator about the personal circumstances of his father.
Requirements include barangay certificate of Residency/Indigency, any valid ID of the client, and Police Blotter (for victims of pickpockets, illegal recruitment, etc.)
Based on the official police blotter entries, among those who had complained to the police were Lito Sumpay, Ryan Herrera, Saetiel Pielago and Angelo Refran, all of whom reported that Andaya had 'terrorized' them with a knife and threatened them with harm if they did not leave Camarines Sur right away.
Just serve some good food, give travelers a nice place to stay (how about the Hamister hotel if it ever gets built), and keep the streets safe (apparently no easy task if you read the police blotter).
Both Rob and Cami are journalists by trade: Rob previously worked at The Springfield News and is currently employed at The Register-Guard as director of graphics, while Cami used to be a reporter at both The Springfield News and The Register-Guard and still occasionally works as a freelance writer, including as compiler of the Springfield Extra police blotter.
Even this tidbit from our police blotter archives will make headlines, with the anti-gun movement running through the streets screaming for new federal laws.
4, The Item ran the following information, which was taken from the police blotter in Clinton:
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