Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crime Wave in Cooper's Compound

U.S. News & World Report named Bella Vista one of the Best Healthy Places to Retire in 2008, but it is rather obvious that the magazine overlooked the series of crimes that constantly plague local residents. A look at the the frightening incidents reported to the Bella Vista Police Department on any day would cause potential retirees to be as fearful and apprehensive as local residents. Here is an example of the mayhem on a single day last Thursday.

· At 8:32 a.m.Thursday, a dog was reported killing cats in the Bascombe Lane neighborhood.

· At 11:09 a.m.Thursday, a caller reported a road-rage incident in which a driver had gotten out and hit the caller's car window.

· At 7:06 p.m.Thursday, a caller reported a man in his 60s screaming and cursing at a 7-year-old girl near the All In One convenience store.

· At 8:21 p.m.Thursday, a caller on Leeds Lane reported footsteps in the snow went around the house to the back porch and over the fence.

We report; you decide.

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