Retro police log

Take those cakes and beat it, pal

And don't try to get funny with us, either
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The Concord Police Department gave us access to some recently unearthed logbooks dating back all the way to the turn of the century. We thought it was a fascinating way to see what Concord was like way back when.
 
Jan. 5, 1940: Called to Thirty Pines to take out a drunk. When I got there, he was gone. Was over to Piekerman’s home, #3 Borough Road. He is Piekerman’s step-father. He had taken some cakes off the counter and beat it.
 
Jan. 7, 1940: Call to Fred Heath’s home, Canal St. Family row.
 
Feb. 13, 1940: Mrs. Massie called and wanted me to come up there. She had a dog, no name, that jumps her five foot fence and gets after her dogs. She wants the dog taken care of.
 
Feb. 29, 1940: Arlene Perkins, last house on Crescent St., picked up a black pocketbook with about five dollars in it. It belonged to Mrs. Moore on Wash. St. Mrs. Moore gave me thirty-five cents to give to Arlene. Did so.
 
March 28, 1940: Mrs. Lacey complains of kids crossing the ice below Main St. bridge.
 
April 4, 1940: Murry the milk man complains of children playing in the road near the upper bridge on Washington St.
 
May 22, 1940: Ed York of Summer St. reports that a man that works at Basset’s Clam Box got funny with his girl, she said he tagged her home and grabbed her when she went into the yard.
 
June 8, 1940: Gloria LaFlame, 22 Crescent St., went over the dam in the Contoocook River. She was pulled out by Floyd Waterson of Crescent St. Dr. Barker attended. She was bruised up some by rocks and her toe was broken.
 
Aug. 21, 1940: The Bamby truck driver was taken sick. Called Dr. McLeod. He ordered him to the hospital for an operation. Left here with his boss at 4:30 a.m..
 
March 29, 1941: Mr. Dewey, a bus driver, complains of a horse-drawn milk wagon. He says the driver was on the wrong side of the road and almost drove into the bus.
 
April 26, 1941: Took a nickel machine out of Kennedy Shrible’s pool room.
 
June 1, 1941: Dewey the bus driver says there is a man laying in the woods near the Bog Rd. It was a tramp sleeping. Brought him up for safekeeping.
 
Oct. 16, 1941: A call from Deputy Silva saying to go to Miss Colby’s on River Rd. and tell her to mind her business. She gave Kilbee Keeler and his mother hell yesterday for shooting squirrels on the other side of the river. She used quite abusive language. Keeler will be up there hunting again this P.M. and don’t want her to bother him.
 
Oct. 16, 1941: Doris Sargent, 28 yrs. old, says a woman staying at her house is pulling some funny business. Turned her over to state police. She lives in Canterbury and is a mental case.
 
Nov. 25, 1941: A call to 5 High St. Mrs. Frost reported a man standing behind a tree. The fellow was gone when I got there.

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