1. Around these parts, if your untimely death didn’t involve alcohol, boobytraps, or ATVs, you are kind of a loser.

  2. 21:41 20th Feb 2013

    Notes: 13

    Reblogged from fuckyeahforensics

    Tags: authorities believe


    Authorities in North Texas say a 48-year-old woman called 911 to have a deputy deliver cigarettes to her home.

    Hood County sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Jividen says the woman, a Granbury resident, called 911 on Feb. 11 asking for the cigarettes. Jividen says the woman instead received a visit from two deputies and was arrested.

    She was charged with a misdemeanor count of abuse of 911. She was later released from the Hood County jail on a $1,000 bond.

    Jividen says the caller was “very intoxicated” when she dialed 911.

    Granbury is about 65 miles southwest of Dallas.

  3. The latest installment of Authorities Believe:

    “He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”…“Alcohol may have been a factor,” Schneider said. “Impairment is up in the air.”

  4. Part of the ongoing Authorities Believe series:

    An early-morning dispute at a Tualatin Taco-Bell left two victims suffering from stab wounds and police are searching for several suspects….Police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

    Plus, bonus drunken taco carnage! Border Patrol agent crashes truck into taquería:

    Manager Armando Curiel said workers were busy serving up tacos at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday morning, when a truck came crashing through the building.

    "The truck jumped a rod, a big iron rod,” said Curiel, “Then it hit the light post, and it ended up inside the restaurant."

    Brownsville police said it was 24-year-old Luis Alberto Gonzalez who was behind the wheel.

    U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed Gonzalez is a Border Patrol agent.

    Police have not determined how he lost control of the truck, but believe he had been drinking.

  5. The latest installment of my periodic series, “Authorities Believe”:

    The truck took out an aluminum fence and a palm tree before continuing through the parking lot, through some bushes and finally coming to a stop against a corner of the fort’s retaining wall, Samson said.

    Samson said it was likely that alcohol was involved.

  6. Two of three men facing charges they stole a stuffed alligator from a Hartland man’s pole barn in Deerfield Township and took it “mudbogging” have taken plea agreements in the case.

    From the article from the time of their arrests:

    "We think what happened here is these guys saw the alligator and got this bright idea after they’ve been drinking too much — hey let’s get this alligator and they tied to their truck and thought it was funny. That’s eventually what got them caught," Bezotte said. "Thank god we got them before they got on the road."

    Quality investigative work.

  7. A 23-year-old man is in hospital after having his nose bitten off during a fight in the Darwin city centre on Tuesday morning….

    ….Police believe the man was involved in a brawl with another man.

    It is understood alcohol was involved and that the men did not know each other….

    Darwin police watch commander Bob Harrison says it is very “unfortunate”….”I’ve been in the job for just over 30 years and I don’t think I have been to a fight where someone has had a nose bitten off,” he said.

  8. ….Although police would not say Thursday if the accident was the result of a failed suicide attempt, investigators believe DeGroot sat in the car on the tracks for up to 25 minutes before he “changed his mind,” according to police.

    But for an unknown reason, DeGroot could not get his car off the tracks. He got out of his vehicle and didn’t have time to call police or try to flag the train down before the locomotive smashed into the compact vehicle.

    Police believe DeGroot had been drinking with his wife Wednesday evening and the two had gotten into an argument.

    ….Police believe DeGroot stayed around and watched them from a distance as they conducted their investigation. They picked him up a few hours later as he was walking home.

    This is like a Carver story. (Tom commented, “I can see it now: 4 pages, and it’s called’ Union Pacific.’ Though it would take place in Washington State, and the guy would be dressed in hunting attire.”)

  9. Police said the man had allegedly taken the steamroller for a joyride and lost control, the steamroller tipping over on him.

    Police said alcohol was a factor.

    You know how Canadians love steamrollers.

  10. Police say she struck the median, went airborne, crossed a lane and then rolled four times with the car stopping in a front yard.

    Police believe the woman was ejected through the back window that was already broken, flew through the branches of a pine tree and landed on the garage roof.

    The Herald Times Reporter reports she climbed off, with help from bystanders, and tried walking away.

    ….Officials believe alcohol was a factor.