Bear News Beartown News

AUGUST 1, 2002

MYSTERY  FROM  YESTERYEAR

A Beartown Constable from the 1930's always sent his reports by telegraph.  Although they seemed confusing, they always contained the exact details to ensure a conviction.

PERKINS SAYS WHILE COMING UP DRIVE SAW MAN CLIMB LADDER OPEN WINDOW AND ENTER HIS BEDROOM STOP THAT HE HURRIED AS QUICKLY AS HIS LAMENESS ALLOWED TO HOUSE WHICH WAS SECURELY LOCKED STOP GOT PISTOL FROM LIBRARY QUIETLY PHONED POLICE THEN WENT UPSTAIRS TO FIND BURGLAR HAD ALREADY ESCAPED WITH VALUABLE JEWELRY FROM DRESSER STOP ON FLOOR TO LEFT OF ROPE LADDER HOOKED TO INSIDE SILL I DISCOVERED WOMANS THREE CARAT DIAMOND RING STOP FOUND INDISTINCT FOOTPRINTS ON WINDOWSILL AND DRIED MUD ON RUG STOP PERKINS SAYS STRONG EAST WIND BLOWING AT TIME STOP FROM ABOVE YOU WILL SEE ROBBERY WAS FAKED

BEARTOWN CONSTABLE

Can you figure out why the robbery was a fake?
Check the next issue of
Beartown News for the answer.


 

FROM LAST MONTH

The MAD COW MURDER

The Beartown Constable got out of his truck and told the medical examiner to check out the body of Farmer Brown while he questioned Mrs. Brown and Earle Masters.
"Tell me what happened." said the Constable to Mrs. Brown.
"Well, my husband went to milk the cows and it usually takes him fifty minutes, so after one hour I went out to check on him.  He was lying on the ground unconscious with a round welt on his head.  I figured a cow had kicked him.  I ran inside and called Earle Masters.  He lives twenty minutes away and is our closest neighbor.  When he arrived, I asked him what to do.  He asked me if I had called the Constable yet.  I said I hadn't because I was too scared and didn't know what to do.  Then I called you, and and now you are here."
"Is there anything else?" asked the Constable.
"I can't think of anything else."
"Thank you." said the Constable.  He then walked over to Earle Masters and started questioning him.
"Where were you when Mrs. Brown called you?" asked the Constable.
"I was home watching TV." replied Earle Masters.
"What happened after Mrs. Brown called you?"
"Well, Mrs. Brown called me on my cell phone because she said she didn't know if I was home or not, and I always have my cell phone with me.  Then I drove to her house and arrived ten minutes later.  I asked her if she had called the police or an ambulance yet.  She said she hadn't so she ran inside and called you.  Then I waited here with her until you got here."
"Is there anything else you would like to add, Mr. Masters?" questioned the Constable.
"No, I don't think so," answered Earle Masters.
"Mr. Masters you're under arrest." said the Constable.
"Why are you arresting Mr. Masters?" asked Mrs. Brown.
"He killed your husband." replied the Constable.

HOW DID THE CONSTABLE ARRIVE AT HIS CONCLUSION? 

Mrs. Brown told the Constable that Mr. Masters lived 20 minutes away and Mr. Masters said he arrived 10 minutes after she called him.  If he was home as claimed, he couldn't have gotten there that fast.


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