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Arcata Police Log: Stoners entranced by prancing pavement plasma

Arcata Police Log: Stoners entranced by prancing pavement plasma

• Wednesday, April 11 2:02 p.m. A woman attempting to enter her Ninth Street business was unable to do so because of the mandatory beardo-weirdo projecting discomfort in some nearby bushes. He had a blanket over his head and motioned with his arms at her, at one point mimicking her movements. 11:21 p.m. The world

Arcata Police Log: All this shoving is pointless… I know, let’s yell instead

• April Fools’ Day 8:21 a.m. When a 13th Street man woke up with a swollen face and less money than he had when he dozed off, he accused his brother of beating and robbing him in his sleep. 1:24 p.m. An H Street beggar’s sign read “HELP,” which to him meant give me money

Arcata Police Log: It came from the hardscrabble netherworld

• Monday, March 12 5:43 a.m. A man chose the front of a bongo-beleaguered Plaza hotel to yell about having lice all over his body. 5:44 a.m. A Valley West motel guest who had let a strange woman into his room the previous night didn’t expect her to rummage through his stuff and steal his

Arcata Police Log: Beer-flinger’s belongings embark on aerial lawn-bound journey

• Sunday, February 25 12:56 a.m. It’s no secret that those two don’t like each other, and the latest clash had to do with one stealing the other’s dog. The dog’s owner supposedly kicked the rustler in the face and accused her of the poochnapping. • Monday, February 26 4:02 a.m. A red-haired man who’d

Arcata Police Log: Science confirms link between unsecured cash and thievery

• Valentine’s Day 4:18 p.m. A swarm of sitabouts 10 in number formed a sort of Sargasso Sea of expert texpert choking smokers and drinkers outside a stylish Ninth Street restaurant. Police waded in and thinned the herd. 6:05 p.m. A quintet of bike-borne campers – one with a striking green Mohawk hairdo – descended

Arcata Police Log: What hath clod wrought?

• Tuesday, February 3 5:49 p.m. It’s always nice when hospitality is extended to strangers, especially with the offer of shelter to a woman and her daughter in one’s home. It’s even more gracious if, unlike this case, the home belongs to the person doing the inviting. 5:58 p.m. The CHP was called in to

Arcata Police Log: Upstairsers’ jumpy Tupperware rave a raucous stompfest

• Friday, January 26 5:08 p.m. A woman at a Valley West golden arches said a man had been blowing rocks about with an air blower, an unconventional hobby and one whose delights must remain undescribed, since the rubble-rouser wouldn’t talk about it and drove away in a red pickup truck pulling a trailer with

Arcata Police Log: No no, you put the lime in the coconut

• Thursday, January 18 12:47 p.m. With a vigor and determination known only to beanie-topped drunks in acid-washed jeans, a man jumped a fence to get onto a Janes Road school’s grounds, then went about trying the door handles on cars there. The parking lotrepreneur was arrested on a public drunkenness charge. 2:41 p.m. A

Arcata Police Log: ’Scuse me, while I punch the sky

• Saturday, January 13 8:42 p.m. A man at the centroid for rude rumbustiousness – the bench at Ninth and H streets – chose from a well-established menu of jiggery-pokery the actions he might inflict on Arcata’s long-suffering innocent passersby. Some sort of primitive effort-reward calculation drove him to that most low-effort/high-impact of tactics –

Arcata Police Log: Oh hi, I just broke in and washed your lady-laundry

• Sunday, January 7 11:44 a.m. An E Street resident said someone strode into his apartment, gave him $20 and took his stereo. He said he wished to refund the $20 he didn’t ask for or want and get his stereo back. 3:30 p.m. A Seventh Street resident complained of a neighbor trying to steal