10:30 a.m. A chatter of Chihuahuas, about 10 in number, clattered tinily about on Frederick Avenue. An investigating officer was approached by several neighbors complaining of the chronic Chihuahua crisis, which was traced to a faulty fence.
2:40 p.m. A drunk-sounding woman called police asking why she had been arrested for public drunkenness the previous day.
7:07 p.m. A Janes Road mobile home park resident reported that neighbors had been finding large piles of feces in their yards for the past several nights. The previous night at 2 a.m., another tenant heard noises outside and observed a large “creature” standing upright. The resident went to get a firearm, and saw the creature striding away down the street, still upright.
5:16 p.m. For many vagabonds and the fellow travelers they give a ride to Arcata, job one on arrival is unloading everyone’s shit from the van and spreading it all out on the sidewalk for sorting. Many cigarettes and refreshing beverages are sometimes necessary to this process.
6:10 p.m. As a woman made her way across the Plaza to work, a non-gentleman unveiled his ghastly reproductive equipment, providing fellow slouchabout-sophisticators a moment of hilarity.
2:37 a.m. A man complained that neighbors in Apt. 6 wouldn’t let him bring home his gal-pal to Apt. 2. The meddlesome neighbors were said to be “acid heads” who “are all tripping.” Eventually he was able to overcome the psychedelic embargo and bring the girlfriend inside.
4:17 p.m. A suspected trimming operation in a Union Street apartment stank up the local area, annoyingly entingling neighborly nostrils.
• Friday, August 31 10:22 a.m. A deranged raccoon was reported on West End Road, disoriented, walking in circles and trying to climb a pole.
• Saturday, August 25 2:28 a.m. After a wholly unnecessary contretemps at a relatively mellow Plaza bar, a drunk wandered down the donut shop alley to a parking lot, where he was tased and cuffed.
9:26 a.m. A bearded man was reported pacing back and forth on Eye Street, looking “sketchy.” The free-prance artist wasn’t framed for canvassing the ‘hood, but was identified and asked to draw his attention elsewhere.