The Concord Police Department granted us access to some recently unearthed logbooks. The books date all the way back to the turn of the century, and we think they're an interesting way to gain perspective on how things used to be in Concord. This week, we've got fornicators, the rough and tumble Morrises, a couple calls from our old friends the Moores and an escaped prisoner whose description needs to be read to be believed. Check them out!
Sept. 1, 1901: Miles McSweeney for keeping beer.
April 24, 1903: Napolian Durant - for keeping his restaurant open after eleven o'clock on 5 Canal Street. Paid $4.00 fine, case placed on file.
July 13, 1903: Annie Libbey for safe keeping. Age 15, American, Lady, Married.
July 31, 1904: John Carter for Fornication in Central House. Age 26, Irish, Single.
July 31, 1904: Hattie White for Fornication. Age 32, housekeeper, French.
July 31, 1904: Fred Merrill for Fornication. Age 27, Irish, laborer. Central House.
July 31, 1904: Laura Simond for Fornication in Central House. Age 40, French, housekeeper.
Oct. 28, 1938: Francis White of the garage complains of boys shooting at his car on the way up the street.
Oct. 29, 1938: A call to Church Street a gang of men keeping people awake. Sent them home.
Nov. 6, 1938: Escaped from Concord Police station: a boy, bushy hair, no hat, and ears like a jackass.
Dec. 24, 1938: Call to Cy Morris house on Pine St. Cy and his wife were going good.
Dec. 26, 1938: George Waterson reports hitting Frank Dimond of W. Parish and knocking him out. Dr. Boucher attended ordered him taken to M.P. Hospital.
Jan. 21, 1939: A car reported a man walking in road drunk by Abott Rd. It was Jim Driscoll going home.
March 9, 1939: Call to Cy Morris, 14 Pine St., family row. Cy's oldest boy clipped Cy on the face and split his upper lip.
March 24, 1939: Had a call to Cy Morris house, 14 Pine St. Walked down. Cy Morris, his wife and Warren Chase were fighting.
March 25, 1939: Mr. Bushman complains of Richard Loveland who lives over Fox Hardware store kicking and punching his boy. Bushman sent his boy to the doctor.
April 26, 1939: Had a call from Cy Morris house that a car was there and all the men in it were drunk. Looked them over, they were O.K.
May 31, 1939: Howard Moore wants no more swimming on his side of the River.
June 2, 1939: A call from Cy Morris house saying that she had nothing to eat in the house. She said that Cy had not paid the store bill and she can't get any more food.
June 4, 1939: Saw her and the boys out riding in their car at 1:30 a.m.
June 16, 1939: Cy Morris says his wife came to his father's house and tried to push him around and that she fell down in the ditch and fainted away. Investigated.
June 22, 1939: Complaint of boys swimming at Main Street Bridge by Mrs. Moore.