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Darker tone for Police Blotter

It seems that things have changed quite a bit in Nevada County. I am currently at school in Minnesota, but I regularly visit theunion.com for a single purpose – to check the Police Plotter.

Now, it used to be that the Police Blotter was an absolute hoot. I loved to read about feisty old ladies calling the police to get a cat out of a tree, or the accounts of people reporting goats on the roads, or that a large potbelly pig was in someone’s backyard.

But lately, it seems, Nevada County has become darker. Instead of errant livestock, I am reading about drug busts, vandalism and assault with a deadly weapon.



Granted, I am glad to hear the police officers are doing their jobs – they are not paid to get cats out of trees. But wouldn’t it be nice if that’s the way Nevada County stayed? What happened to the calls about streakers, or even about stealing chickens?

Folks, I love coming home to Nevada County as a rural, slightly backwards town. Let’s do all in our power to keep the police bored.




Blaise Douros

Student at St. Olaf College


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