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When you just have to have a bucket of oysters [Lewiston Tribune, Idaho :: ]
[May 12, 2014]

When you just have to have a bucket of oysters [Lewiston Tribune, Idaho :: ]

(Lewiston Morning Tribune (ID) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) May 12--Items for this column are pulled from police blotters from around the region.

A Lewiston man was robbed of a gallon of oysters by a man wielding a sledge hammer. The suspect was dressed in black and had facial hair. He approached the victim who had set the gallon of oysters on the grass in his front yard as he prepared to take in some groceries. It was 10 p.m. The man with the sledge hammer said, "I want that," according to police. The oysters were valued at $3.

Last week in an area eatery a woman and her boyfriend argued over the all-day breakfast menu. Police did not know what spurred the argument because what happened afterwards was more fascinating, so no one bothered to ask.

The woman, presumably out of spite, irrationality or an insatiable hunger, swallowed a bag of methamphetamine. Then things got interesting. When police arrived, the woman had removed her clothing ( i.e., "ripped off," according to police) and despite help offered by patrons, refused to dress herself. The fracas was akin to a stage play. Her shoes and socks lay on the sidewalk "her shorts were to her ankles," police said in a report. The woman was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Police found drug paraphernalia in her discarded clothing, and she was charged with a misdemeanor. The call was logged by dispatchers as a drug overdose and left police wading into a gray area: Was the woman a victim or her own perpetrator? --- An Asotin County resident got an earful of equine last week. The horses in her neighborhood neighed long and loudly. The buggers serenaded and soliloquyed, and wouldn't stop. Her inability to reach REM prompted her to phone authorities.

--- It may not have been the same singing horses, but there were definitely horses on the road this week. They were "headed to Asotin," according to a report. In another report, an Asotin County caller noticed a sawhorse in the road. A decoy? --- A state police officer arrested a Washington man for having a bunch of illegal chemicals, the kind people ingest to get freaky, write undecipherable rock 'n' roll lyrics and remain otherwise unemployable wards of the state. As the man rode in the back of the patrol car, he engaged the cop in a conversation about the price of methamphetamine in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. Like Walla Walla sweet onions or Hermiston melons, crank is more expensive here than in the Tri-Cities, he said. A lot more, he said. On the other hand, it can be sold for more. The man denied the wad of bills in his pocket were a result of his business prowess.

--- The vehicles of salmon anglers were reported parked along roads that followed the valley's two big rivers. In Clarkston, on a Spin-n-Glo day, witnesses saw people break into a shed. They were stealing fishing poles, according to the report.

--- A clerk at an area electronics business that sells cellphones, and stuff, reported denying a purchase in excess of $1,000 to a young, tattooed woman in a ripped T-shirt. She tried using a credit card number scribbled onto her hand.

--- A man reportedly walked to the lingerie section at a Lewiston department store, stood in front of some bras, unbuckled his belt, dropped his trousers and you know the rest. He left in a pickup truck with Montana plates.

--- Bartholdt can be contacted at [email protected] or (208) 848-2275.

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