Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Neighborhood watching by the light of a dark moon

The new moon this past weekend gave us several nights of moonless darkness. Friday night was cold. Ground spotters observed an unidentified hooded figure in the 37 hundred block of Marvin Ave. loitering for 45 minutes, walking back and forth to keep warm. Hands and face glowed briefly in the dark. Lighting a cigarette perhaps? Then, as if triggered by an unknown signal, the hooded figure cut quickly through the Community Center parking lot and driveway, north to St. Francis Ave.

Two more pairs of eyes were watching. Was it male or female? Opinions differed. Which of fifty shades of not-white was its skin color? Nobody knows. The "entity," as spotter no. 1 called it, walked swiftly onto St. Francis Ave. where it met a second hooded entity. They then both walked west towards Shepherdsville Rd. Each figure carried tightly bundled Kroger plastic shopping bags held closely to their chests.

No further contact was reported.

Saturday night was warm and wet. A few hours after sunset, a fire was set in the front yard of a newly elected City Council Member in the thirty-seven hundred block of Ethel Ave. The West Buechel Police Department was on top of it immediately, as usual.

Exciting, but seemingly not serious. Most of the conversation was about the the future of the Police Department after January 1, when the new City administration takes office.

Trust me on this. I speak from experience. Christmas is the worst possible time for any person to worry about  his job.

Second, life works much better when the guys with the guns, the cops, are happy.

Please end these needless concerns.

As far as fires and hooded lurkers are concerned, I chalk it up to bored teenage boys on a weekend. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.