Tuesday, September 22, 2009
They're not armed, nor will they pursue criminals, as they are only patrolling to observe and report. But that's very, very useful for the prevention and detection of crime. As volunteers, they reduce the greatest expenditure of patrolling city streets... personnel. Of course, you still have to have a qualified police force to respond to their reports.
I like the idea, and I hope it spreads to other communities.
Read more about it here: Chelsea Citizen Observer Patrol
It's actually much nicer than that title makes it sound.
This weekend and next month, the American Red Cross is holding blood drives at four locations in Alabaster and Columbiana. The fun part is, in a show of thanks for donors, there will be prizes given away to a few lucky donors.
They are pretty good prizes, and you can read about them here:
Red Cross to offer prizes to blood donors
Friday, September 18, 2009
"Two suspects have been arrested in a string of burglaries after a female suspect unexpectedly broke in to an off-duty Pelham Police officer’s home in the Wild Timber subdivision."
Oh dear. Wow.
Well, that wasn't the plan, I'm sure. If there was a plan.
Read more about Suspects arrested after breaking into off-duty officer’s home
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Read more here: Get a taste of county, support schools
Read more here: Hoover mayor to be roasted
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Family members of a missing Alabaster veteran are seeking the public’s help in locating their loved one.
Howard Stanford, a 38-year-old Iraq veteran, has been missing from his Alabaster home since Sept. 1. Stanford’s friends, family members and local and state law enforcement officials have been searching in and around Oak Mountain State Park since the man’s vehicle was found abandoned near the park."
I'm sure they could use some local help, read about it here: Missing man’s family seeking public help