The Concord Police Department was kind enough to give us access to some recently unearthed police logbooks. We think it's a fascinating look into the way life used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some interesting entries for you. Check it out!
July 1, 1934: Mrs Barrette of E. Canal St. complains of Jim Henry selling her husband beer and getting him drunk so he won't work.
Aug. 23, 1934: Got a call to go to California Field about 9:15 p.m. Said there was a gang there raising hell. Found them, but all they were doing was singing a little. Not even drunk. Drove them away.
May 1, 1935: John Connors, 54 years old of Keene, N.H. While thumbing his way north at the bridge claims a man got out of a car and assaulted him. Blackened his eye and knocked the skin off the side of his face. He said it happened so fast he didn't get a good description of the car.
July 24, 1935: I understand that Mrs. Babineau has married men calling on her at late hours and she goes out and leaves her children alone.
July 28, 1935: Mrs. Frost of High St. complains of her daughter going over to Mrs. Young's and of Mrs. Young enticing her to do things against her mother's wishes. Told Mrs. Frost we would talk to her daughter about it.
August 21, 1935: Mrs. Frost complains of her daughter going over to Mrs. Young's and sitting in the house with no lights on. Talked to them.
May 19, 1936: Boys with grease guns shooting dirty water over houses and autos on Beacon St. going toward White Park.
June 15, 1936: Campbell Malonsen, missing since Fri. on a drunk. Mother very sick, if seen tell him to go home. Mother thinks he might be dead. If found, call 2474-J. (Sister says he came home).
June 17, 1936: Mrs. Keaton reports a man near corner of School and State St. by Parker School who appears to have lost his mind, and asks for Police to take care of him. Taxi took him home.
June 21, 1936: Mrs. James Knight, 47 Mt. Rd. complains that her husband is on his way to the street, on a drunk, and is spending his bonus money at the rate of $20 a day, for liquor.
July 7, 1936: Report of man falling off fence on stone wall No. Main and Fiske Sts. Taken home.
Aug. 13, 1942: A carrier pidgeon picked up in rear of Veroneau's store. Keep bird until called for.
Aug. 18, 1943: Call to 24 E. Canal St. Mrs. E. Baker complains of the kids upstairs spitting down on her kids. Talked to them.