Retro police log
Chicken thieves and a bunch of drunks
Here’s another installation of our popular Retro Police Log series, in which we highlight some of the interesting entries from old Concord Police Department logbooks. Enjoy!
Jan. 7, 1940: Call to Thirty Pines for a suspicious car. Just a fellow and a girl. All O.K.
Jan. 18, 1940: Called to watch for a Schonland truck from Manchester. The driver is drunk.
Feb. 26, 1940: State Police called to stop a car that was all over the road. Stopped. He was not drunk enough to hold.
Mar. 3, 1940: Complaint that there was some blood in the street in front of Mrs. H. Sleeper’s house on Merrimack St. Found it was red paint.
May 9, 1940: Robert Jones of Charles St. says someone stole 121 white leghorn chickens 5 days old from his cellar.
May 10, 1940: The deputy went to Gilmanton and the only chickens they have are 250 in the attic and they are all black. Not a white one on the place.
May 10, 1940: Call to the bog about a bunch of drunks. They were gone when I got there.