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- Law West and East of Privilege Creek -

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Thought for the week: In an instant, a law enforcement officer must make decisions that require months for a lawyer. But if he hurries, he's careless. If he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident, infallible with a diagnosis, be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp - or expect to be sued.

Monday, Feb. 24:
• A Breaking Bad in Bandera Babe was nabbed on a felony for carrying more than four but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance and for misdemeanor possession of pot. Where does this old-enough-to-know-better woman think she lives, Colorado?
Wednesday, Feb. 26:
• Another day, another drug bust in Bandera for felony possession of more than four but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance and for possibly having a pipe with which to smoke it in.
Thursday, Feb. 27:
• A misdemeanor warrant from an outside agency seemed sufficient to send a Pip from Pipe Creek to the slammer for a spell.
Friday, Feb. 28:
• So, this 18-year-old apprentice Master Criminal from the Lake District remains in the county can not only for felony possession of a PG 1 controlled substance, but also for felony tampering or fabricating of evidence. Way to go, guy!
• Apparently hindering apprehension and prosecution only rates as a misdemeanor charge as yet another Lunkhead from Lakehills discovered after doing same.
Saturday, March 1:
• Another druggie was busted in Bandera for felony holding of a PG 1 level controlled substance.
• So, this ne'r-do-well remains a guest of the Doo Drop Inn on account of he disregarded the suggestions of five - count 'em, five - previous courts, resulting in the issuance of a quintet of capius pro fine warrants. I love to speak Latin.
• No only was a San Antonio Slugger arrested for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but he was also picked up on a first DWI. Who'd thought?
• A local yokel found himself in a pickle after being charged with "duty strkng fixture," which I believe means this unbelievably bad driver might have hit a street sign or directional sign or somesuch.
• A Pie-Eyed Pipe Creekian was busted for drunk driving for an ostensible first time.
Sunday, March 2:
• A Bad-Tempered Bandera could do with a little anger management after being nicked for misdemeanor assault with bodily injury and a duo of assaults by contact.