Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Cop patrols on skateboard

Another first for the U.S. police: We have a dancing cop, a Grinchy cop, a cop who plays catch with kids, and now a skate cop. His mere existence confirms the decades-old statement: skateboarding isn’t a crime. In fact, he says, “skateboarders aren’t just punk kids causing trouble. They’re all kinds of people in your community; they’re even your police force.”

Video: Dramatic police rescue from oncoming train

A police officer is shown here dragging a hysterical woman off the train tracks Sunday at 1 a.m. as the oncoming train bears down on them. The video that was released by Richmond, Texas, police the same day shows Officer Ramon Morales, who arrived just as the crossing arms went down, pull the screaming woman off the [...]

Look how patient and professional cops can be

Watch in disbelief as two Norwegian cops calmly jail an intoxicated man. Nothing really happens — and that’s the shocking thing about it.

Photo: Police pull over toddler girl in tiny pink hot rod

The little lady was practicing driving in a parking lot with her dad, when Florida equine police thought it would be fun to write her a pretend parking ticket. According to police, both the girl and her dad took the joke in the spirit in which it was intended, and then she got to pet the horses.

Watch: NJ cop takes a moment to play catch with neighborhood kids

In January a Texas police officer was filmed on his cruiser’s dash cam taking a moment to play catch with a young neighborhood boy who was outside playing alone. Today, a video has surfaced of a New Jersey cop who also took a moment recently to play catch with a group of neighborhood boys. Is it s trend? We hope so.

Watch: Policeman on patrol plays catch with boy

A police officer in Rosenburg, Texas, was patrolling a residential neighborhood in his cruiser on January 18, 2014, when he saw a lone boy with a football. So what did the officer do? He got out and played catch with the kid. This, all caught on dashcam and tweeted by Rosenburg police.

UK man walks home drunk, finds this note from police in the morning

A guy who partied too hardy and walked home found this note on Herfordshire police stationery in his home the next day. It begins “We found you staggering in the road,” and is mysteriously signed, “Love from Cagney and Lacey.” He probably had no memory of the courtesy ride home he got from police.

Florida cop catches shoplifter, buys her food to feed her family

Miami-Dade Officer Vicki Thomas caught Jessica Robles in the parking lot of a South Florida Publix with $300 worth of unpaid for groceries. She asked “Why would you do that? What would make you do that?” The surprisingly candid reply came, “My children are hungry.”

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