Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter. PERKINS POLICE FRIDAY, APRIL 20 12:49 p.m. - 200 block W. Perkins Ave., employee of cell phone company allegedly tried to take business away from a nearby establishment who sells similar wireless products. The employee reportedly persuaded customers to come to his store. For the full daily police blotter from agencies across the area, pick up the Register or check out the e-paper.



These blotter items are becoming more ridiculous by the day! Why are we taxpayers allowing frivolous calls like this one, and many others recently, to go unchallenged? Cell phone retailers and companies are ALL ripoffs anyway, so why call police because one scam artist is taking away 'business' from another scam artist?!

Sue Meredith

How can we, the taxpayers, stop people from making these calls? I agree that people are getting way to carried away with them, but they are taxpayers too.


This is as stupid as people calling to discipline their kids.  Oh, yeah, call the cops because your kids misbehave.  I may need them because some idiot has me at knife point and they are tied up because your little johnny won't go to school when you tell him to.  Really smart. 

I tell you what.  The next time someone calls for something stupid, we charge them for the call.  Want to see how fast it stops? 

For every time a parent calls the cops for a child discipline they should handle themselves....$100 fee.

For business problems $200.00 fee 

Watch how fast these stupid things stop. 

You don't pay....you go to jail.  Then you watch how fast they stop calling the police for dumb things like this. 


I agree that many calls to 911 are just plain ridiculous if not out right stupid, but who gets to decide what is and isn't important? 

Erie County Resident

Maybe they should ride their roll over minutes to the other store and punch them in the redial button!