Monday, August 31, 2009

Crime Beat

A Misty Pine Road resident reported July 18 that someone had broken the head off his chicken-shaped mailbox.

I guess the wondrous thing about this story is that the guy actually reported it. He musta been awful proud of that chicken-headed mailbox.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dryden Theatre: Dial M for Murder

With the resurgence of 3-D at movie theaters nowadays, it makes one wonder what a master of cinema would do with this technology. Well, wonder no further, readers, because tomorrow is the day that you find out. Just go down to the Dryden Theatre and plop down your money for an experience that you will not soon forget: Alfred Hitchcock in 3-D. That's right, the Dryden Theatre has set up the silver screen and dug out the cardboard anaglyph glasses for one showing only of DIAL M FOR MURDER. Don't miss it. I'll be disappointed in you.

Update: And if that weren't enough for you, you'll be treated to an introduction by one of the leading film noir scholars in the zip code: ME!

Come on down and see something you may not find anywhere else in your lifetime: one of the few existing vintage 3-D prints of DIAL M FOR MURDER.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crime Beat

At 11:36 a.m. July 16, a bin full of knitting patterns and business books, valued at a total of $500, was reported stolen from a driveway in the 500 block of Oakridge Drive.

I'm going to look into it and find out where my friend Nancy was on this day. She always has trouble with socks.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Crime Beat

All from Penfield:

Sometime between 11 p.m. on July 7 and 6:30 a.m. on July 8, an unknown person entered the unlocked garage at 1081 Whalen Road and stole a white Walter Hagen golf bag containing various Cleveland and Ping golf clubs.

An unknown person entered the open garage at 1 Pipers Meadow Trail sometime between 11 a.m. on July 7 and 6:30 p.m. on July 8 and stole a set of Titleist golf clubs.

Sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m. on July 10, an unknown person stole a bag of golf clubs from the open garage at 34 Bainbridge Lane.

An unknown person stole a set of golf clubs from an open garage at 31 Watersong Trail between 6 and 8:30 p.m. on July 10.

An unknown person entered the open garage at 51 Seawatch Trail and stole set of golf clubs sometime between 6 and 8:45 p.m. on July 10.

In my imagination, the lead detective has a big map on the wall with pushpins (color-coded according to date) at each of the houses. He scratches his three-day beard, runs a hand through his hair, leans his forehead against the map. "Why?" he asks, a whisper to no one. "Why?"