Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 29, 2014

I did a civilian patrol by Plymouth Center.  I noticed a person taking pictures of the First Parish of Plymouth.  Probably an advertiser for the church or the local news photographer.  After a quick coffee break I headed on my walk.  Nothing much to report other than the fact along the way, I noticed an open car door with two people talking on their smartphone, one male one female.  It looked like they were texting and I don't think there was a thing for credit cards on smart-phones so it wasn't anything devious, presumably.  A woman getting ready for her wedding was taking home her wedding gown.  With the weather coming later, I hope it doesn't get ruined. I would've went to the corner, by Massachusetts State Police were at Memorial Hall with lights & sirens on.  I detoured.  Whatever there it was for the best, because I was a civilian & even if I was in my work clothes I haven't developed a rapport so that they can trust me with my knowledge & sleuthing.  I do have detective skills, but all relationships take time to form and develop.  As I crossed on the other side, I noticed a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt looking behind me.  Best to remain silent, especially as he said hello to two men.  I saw my old teacher (name confidential to keep privacy) as we talked about old times and today.  Pretty quiet patrol, but working.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 23, 2014

I patrolled the Waterfront.  As I was getting out, I noticed a traffic officer walking my direction.  I didn't want to make eye contact or there would be complications.  There was construction for a sewer pipe on Water Street.  The weather was brisk for late March.  I covered the dock by the Mayflower II, where I noticed a man in a black leather coat, with a black knit hat with a white circle around it.  I didn't want to get too close to construction so I crossed by Ziggy's.  I walked into the parking lots of Plymouth Bay Winery & the Bradford Inn.  Even though I can't look in, at least my hearing is pretty good.  I noticed people on cell phones at least three different times.  I don't want to jump the gun, but it tends to make one very nervous for those who are different.  As I went past a fountain with lady Pilgrim on there, a family noticed an egg in the fountain.  I do hate it when people prank on national treasures.  A quiet, but good patrol, especially when tourism is going to start this season.