Tuesday, February 15, 2005

White Trash Wednesday

I have decided to participate in White Trash Wednesday when I can.

From my own personal experience I know the best way to keep tabs on what is going on in the white trash community is to check out the small town newspapers. Specifically the police blotters.

Winona MN-- Sunday, Feb. 23 Lance Coburn, 18, Whitehall, Wis., was charged with fourth-degree DWI, transporting a loaded firearm and minor possession of alcohol at Fifth and Main Streets at 2:41 a.m. after an officer observed his vehicle turn left on a red light at Third and Main. According to police, Coburn was carrying a loaded uncased firearm and was returning from coyote hunting.
The police just hand another victory to the coyotes. It was only a minor possession of alcohol anyway.

West Depford, Somewhere, geez these sites are bad about telling you where they are.

Burglary/Theft - 3:00 PM - A resident from the 4500 building on Apple Lane reported while they were asleep in their apartment, someone entered the residence and stole their Beagle dog that was later found nearby in a swimming pool and returned to the owner.

This sort of thing is happening more and more lately, and frankly it has got to stop.

Blaine, WA--February 6: A reported stolen vehicle from South Dakota was found parked in the 500 block of Peace Portal Drive. The vehicle was occupied by one sleeping individual. The individual was awoken and detained until it was confirmed that the vehicle was not stolen. At one time the vehicle had been stolen, but the individual who had been sleeping in it had permission to have possession of the vehicle. What a nightmare.

What a nightmare indeed!!! It is getting so a feller can't even pass out in someone else's car without the pigs harrassing him.

And if that isn't enough excitement for one town in a day.....

February 6: A woman in the 300 block of Alder Street called 911 and reported that her adult son had called her and told her he intended to harm himself. Officers responded to a local motel where the man was staying and were met outside by the man’s mother. Officers checked on the man’s welfare and he offered that he had attempted to commit suicide by consuming harmful amounts of medication and alcohol. The man was transported to St. Joseph Hospital by medics.

Mother, this is your adult son, I have called to inform you that I intend to harm myself with harmful amounts of medication and alcohol. Please do not inform the authorites.

Durango, CO--2:22 p.m. Two shepherd crosses killed chickens on Stills Lane, and the dogs were still running around the area.

9:44 a.m. A neighbor in the 100 block of Ryler Drive never moves or drives their yellow Volkswagen van. Obviously whoever reported this doesn't know how to fit in.

9:20 p.m. A man wearing no pants but a wearing blue coat was running on the Animas River Trail toward the fish hatchery. The man was possibly in someone's back yard peeping.

Could be, but shouldn't we find out all the facts before we go jumping to conclusions?

9:04 p.m. A dead deer was in the turning lane in the 300 block of Colorado Drive.

His name was not released pending notification of the next of kin.

Lubbock TX--500 Block of 50th Street
Police arrested three men on burglary charges Tuesday morning after they were stopped with several cartons of cigarettes not far from the crime scene.

Officers responded to the burglary call at Buddy's Check Cashing about 2:55 a.m.
When they arrived, they saw that the front door was shattered by a cinder block, a jar of pickles was overturned, and dirt and glass covered the store counter.
An unknown amount of cigarettes were also missing.

Based on witness accounts, officers identified the suspects and the vehicle, resulting in the arrests.

Thank God they caught these three, anyone willing to risk hard time for a few cigarettes is a bad actor, and tipping over that jar of pickles was just comepletely uncalled for.


Now thisy here ain't no crime, but it do make a feller swell with pride.

Shawn Bunch struggles to describe his initial thoughts when he approached the deer he shot on opening day of the Wisconsin gun-deer season in late November.

Matt Tainter also admits that he hasn't quite found the appropriate words to describe the unusual white-tailed buck.Nonetheless, Bunch and Tainter, both from Westby, Wis., and several dozen other people, many with decades of hunting experience, agree it is the strangest looking deer they ever saw.

"Maybe that's why I sneaked up on that one-eyed buck," said Bunch, adding that the deer was at least a 15-pointer, possibly more, as four or five smaller tines were broken off.

Ain't he a beauty?

In addition to a nice-sized rack on top of its head, the adult buck had a forked antler protruding from one of its eyes."If you look at the skull, the horn protrudes right out of the eye socket," Tainter said. "The eye was still functional, but the antler acted like a blinder, and I am pretty sure the deer had a hard time blinking that eye as the eyelid was scabbed over.

"Despite the deformity, Tainter said the deer wasn't afraid to fight with other bucks during the rut, or white-tailed mating season, earlier this fall."Oh, yeah. He was a fighter. Both ears were ripped up pretty good," Tainter said.

Bunch said the deer eluded him for three or four years before he finally crept within shooting range about 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Although Bunch shot the deer from only 30 yards away with his 12-gauge shotgun, he said he never noticed the strange antler coming out of the eye until he knelt by the dead deer.

"I walked up to him and thought what is going on here?" he said. "I never saw anything like that.

"I knew other hunters would work him right towards me on opening day because I could hear car doors slamming and guys coughing," said Bunch, a stay-at-home dad. "I thought if I sit in the stand for two hours and if no one drives him to me, I'll put the sneak attack on him."

Just before 9 a.m., Bunch used the wind to his advantage and sneaked within 30 yards. One shot and the deer fell dead.