Archive for September, 2010

Dateline Apr. 4, 2003: CTW Chat: About that pesky graffiti

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

CTW took another twist last night during a moderated chat regarding the graffiti that has popped up around Aglaura. The graffiti, layed out around town in a pattern similar to the actual image of the defacement, seems to be a significant focal point at this stage of the investigation.

The twist? Read the transcript! If your time and/or attention span can’t cope, you can cheat and read the last page. ;)

[jdwham] Welcome everyone, my name is J.D. Willingham
[jdwham] I am the Borough Attorney for Aglaura NJ
[jdwham] and will be acting as one of the moderators for this Press

Conference
[jdwham] Just a few brief rules of order before we begin
[jdwham] This will be a moderated chat

[jdwham] and you will be given the floor to ask questions one at a time
[jdwham] After Mayor Dobbs has made his statement
[jdwham] you may PM me for permission to ask your questions
[jdwham] and you will be recognized one at a

time in the order they are received
[jdwham] Remember the topic of this Press Conference is
[jdwham] The Graffiti

Investigation in Aglaura
[jdwham] All of your questions should be centered around that
[jdwham] If time allows, we

may entertain questions about other relevant topics
[jdwham] OK, please keep that in mind as we proceed
[jdwham]

With that I’d like to introduce the honorable Mayor Pat Dobbs
[pdobbs] Thank you, Doug. And welcome, everyone. I’m not

quite used to this interface, so please bear with me while I poke the keys; I’m used to having Lorraine do my typing for

me.
[pdobbs] Aglaura continues to be the center of regional, national, and even international attention and we’re hoping

this little Press Conference will answer any remaining questions people might have regarding recent events in our town, and

the surrounding area so everything around here can return to normal.
[pdobbs] Before we get to our main topic, I’d like

to make a couple announcements regarding upcoming events that I encourage the public to attend.
[pdobbs] #1 What: The

Aglaura Easter Egg Hunt
[pdobbs] When: 10 AM, Saturday, April 19, 2003
[pdobbs] Where: Diana’s Grove Recreation

Area, Pavillion C (western end of area)
[pdobbs] This event is free to all Aglaura Borough and Pemberton Township

residents under the age of 12 years (kids, please bring your parents!).
[pdobbs] As many will remember from last

year, there will be free pictures with the Easter Bunny, some special free prizes, free food, and even an egg-coloring

contest!
[pdobbs] The event will be kicked off with a special reading of Beatrix Potter’s >The Tale of Peter Rabbit”

by our very own Head Librarian, Agatha Dobbs!
[pdobbs] Really, it’s a great time every year. Please join us.

[pdobbs] #2 What: A Celebratino of Local Artists and Their Works
[pdobbs] When: April, 2003 (the whole month)

[pdobbs] Where: Aglaura Public Library
[pdobbs] The Aglaura Library is hosting an exciting exhibition of artwork,

crafts, writing, and multi-media creations from local artists.
[pdobbs] Some of these works, along with other local

artifacts acquired and generously donated by The Hollow Needle Rare Books and Antiques, will be auctioned off at a fundraiser

on April 27.
[pdobbs] The Library asks that any folk that are interested please visit the Library’s website, or else

contact the Library during business hours for more details.
[pdobbs] For information regarding The Hollow Needle’s

fundraiser contributions, please refer to the Spring Guide available on their website.
[pdobbs] This promises to be an

exciting event!
[pdobbs] Thank you ladies and gentlemen - now, before moving on to our main topic today, the Aglaura

Police Graffiti investigation, I’d like to update you on the situation with our Borough Councilman, Mr. Dale Sprague.

[pdobbs] I’d like to report that Dale has returned to the local community after a brief period of rest and recuperation,

and he is currently re-building his life with the help and support of his local friends and associates.
[pdobbs] He was

invited to participate in this Press Conference but declined out of fears that his presence might distract everyone from our

true purpose here today, the Graffiti investigation.
[pdobbs] Hopefully by now, everyone who was interested in receiving

a copy of the official State Police Accident Report from Dale’s accident has received one; if not, the Aglaura webmaster, Sam

Greene, will making it available online shortly after the Press Conference.
[pdobbs] One brief comment about the report

in hopes of clarifying a potential question: the report’s remark about possible prosecution was in regards to the apparent

discrepancies in some of Dale’s early statements about the accident.
[pdobbs] When I first read this, I contacted the

local NJ State Police Barracks, and can report to you I have been assured that this has been cleared up - there should be no

charges filed against Dale in regards to the accident.
[pdobbs] I don’t know about you, but I think this is great

news!
[pdobbs] With the filing of the official report and with Dale’s return to his role on the Aglaura Borough Council,

this should clear up any remaining issues or questions about Dale Sprague and any potential impact on Aglaura.
[pdobbs]

Mr. 42, would you please sit down? Thank you.
[pdobbs] Now, on to our main purpose for being here, the investigation by

the Aglaura Police Department of a series of vandalism incidents in the town in which graffiti was spray-painted or otherwise

placed upon both public buildings and private residences in Aglaura.
[pdobbs] We were hoping to have the Aglaura Chief

of Police, Mrs. Dawn Prufrock, here at the Press Conference but she unfortunately has been called away in the line of duty to

a local emergency and has been unavailable since earlier this afternoon.
[pdobbs] . Hopefully she may still make the

Press Conference before it is concluded to help field questions from the floor.
[pdobbs] Nevertheless, Douglas and I

have all of the facts at our disposal and will entertain questions shortly.
[pdobbs] First — although it is still too

early to make a definitive and final statement, we believe that our increased vigilance and patrols, coupled with Tip Line

and the ongoing investigatory work, has paid off and potentially ended the spree of vandalism and graffiti.
[pdobbs]

There has not been an incident reported in almost a week, since the last one found at a residence on Winton Pond Road, on the

southern edge of Aglaura.
[pdobbs] . Before that, they were occurring at a rate of one every three or four days.

/>[pdobbs] sorry about the misplaced punctuation folks - I’m still getting used to all this typing.
[pdobbs] just typos,

I assure you.
[pdobbs] Now, all together, we believe that were ten incidents that we can attribute to the same, as of

yet, unidentified parties.
[pdobbs] Actually, I’m wrong - it’s been more like ten days, I’m sorry.
[pdobbs] I

forget exactly. Let me continue.
[pdobbs] There were one or two other incidents that have since been determined to be

copy-cat incidents, which have been attributed to a couple of local teenagers.
[pdobbs] Because of their ages, we will

not identify them here but they will be prosecuted for vandalism following standard Aglaura and NJ State procedures.

[pdobbs] As I’m sure their parents are relieved, I’d like to report that it has been determined conclusively that these

youths were NOT responsible for the other ten incidents.
[pdobbs] Because it is still an ongoing investigation, however,

we are not going to comment on the details that led us to that conclusion but we are convinced that these copy cat incidents

are separate from the remaining reports.
[pdobbs] Now, as I’m sure (at least, I hope) many of you are already aware

- we have identified the ten locations still unaccounted for on a special map that is now available on the Aglaura

website.
[pdobbs] We were originally hoping the vandals would stop if they got no media attention, but that had sadly

proved not to be the case.
[pdobbs] As is evident from this mapping process, you can see that the overall image created

by the collected vandalism incidents closely resembles the image itself which has found to make up the graffiti.

[pdobbs] This is another reason why we are optimistic that we may have seen the last of the incidents.
[jdwham] A

brief interruption Mayor, if I may
[pdobbs] Yes, Doug?
[jdwham] I’m going to start making a list of questioners so

you may begin PMing me, but please be patient
[jdwham] We are all new at this
[jdwham] Now Mayor, please

continue
[pdobbs] …
[pdobbs] oh, yes
[pdobbs] Our own investigators and forensic experts have surmised that

the making of the overall pattern may have been the goal of the perpetrators all along.
[pdobbs] If you look at the map,

you will hopefully see what I am talking about.
[pdobbs] Now that it is done, we probably won’t see any additional

incidents.
[pdobbs] We have also been working with these same experts and some resources from surrounding large

metropolitan areas to try and determine if the symbol in question is the recognized markings for any known gangs or

organizations.
[pdobbs] So far, I’m sad to report, we have not uncovered any possible connections along these lines.

[pdobbs] Now please bear with me folks, I am almost done, and I hope this is helpful to you.
[pdobbs] After thorough

documentation of the images and incidents via photography, we have begun the clean-up process which should be complete this

week.
[pdobbs] This, plus the cessation of the incidents themselves should help put this whole thing behind us. Chief

Prufrock has assured me that we have several concrete and significant leads we are following up to identify, locate, and

prosecute the responsible parties.
[pdobbs] When we have more that we can release on that, we will.
[pdobbs] Okay

then.
[pdobbs] I thank you for being patient.
[pdobbs] At this time, I would like to return the floor to Mr.

Willingham, who will open the forum for questions.
[jdwham] OK just one minute please
[jdwham] I understand that

people using a chat applet
[jdwham] are having trouble PMing me
[jdwham] Please be patient we are working on it

* jdwham sets mode: +v myssfitz
[jdwham] ok the first question is from myssfitz
[pdobbs] Please pardon me if I

mispronounce your name - there are so many difficult ones out there.
[myssfitz] Yes,
[pdobbs] Myssfitz, your

question please?
* pdobbs sets mode: +o jdwham
[myssfitz] Can you give us any info on what the copycats did and how

they were determined to be different? did they contain circles of any kind?
[pdobbs] Ah, very good question.

[pdobbs] I will answer you what I can.
* jdwham sets mode: -a jdwham
[myssfitz] Thank you
[pdobbs] Without

going into details that might jeopardize the ongoing investigation…
[pdobbs] certain of the incidents, upon

investigation, were found to be significantly different from the rest, either in the materials used or the actual design

itself.
[pdobbs] The police feel comfortable in declaring them “copycats” to the ten unidentified-source acts of

vandalism.
[pdobbs] Now, in two of the copycat incidents, the subsequent investigations have led to the identification

of alleged perpetrators, both local teenagers or groups of teenagers in each case
* jdwham sets mode: -v myssfitz

[pdobbs] Don’t worry JD, I’m being very careful with what I say here
[jdwham] We all appreciate that Mayor

/>[pdobbs] We need to respect the privacy of juvenile offenders to an extent, I’m sure you all understand - and as of now

they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
[pdobbs] So to this end, these cases have been referred to the

appropriate authorities for follw-up and possible prosectuion.
[pdobbs] More than likely (as it IS part of my political

platform), these youths will be put to work in a community-service type program in which they can help clean up the

graffiti markings around town.
[pdobbs] I hope that addresses your question. Who’s next, JD?
[jdwham] Ok, the next

question will be from eulalie
* jdwham sets mode: +v eulalie
[jdwham] OK Eulalie you have the floor
[eulalie]

hmm too fast .. ok
[eulalie] Thank you .. Could we get the positions on the map labled in order to see if they are

moving in a specific direction or pattern when they create this design and what material did they use?
[pdobbs] JD - I

think we have resolved the technical problem with people PM’ing you.
[jdwham] Thats great
[pdobbs] Sorry for

interrupting, Eulalie
[eulalie] s’ok
[pdobbs] Now, as I recall, the map is already labeled
[eulalie] oh your

right .. sorry :) didn’t convert dates properly heh
[pdobbs] So you can see how things have progressed, unless Sam

hasn’t gotten that copy up yet. I will have to check into it after this conference is over.
[pdobbs] Thank you.

[pdobbs] As for materials, I’m afraid I can’t answer, for fear of more copycats, among other reasons related to the ongoing

investigations
* jdwham sets mode: -v eulalie
[pdobbs] Boy that JD sure is fast at whipping the floor away from

people.
[jdwham] Sorry
[jdwham] Just a little new at this all
[pdobbs] Okay folks, who’s next?
[jdwham]

Please feel free to PM me if I cut you off too fast
[jdwham] Next question is from danman_d
* jdwham sets mode: +v

danman_d
[danman_d] Do you have any indication of what the symbol may represent? A code or message perhaps?

[pdobbs] Well, as I mentioned in my statement
[pdobbs] this is something we have been looking into but we haven’t been

able to attach any meaning or significance to it ourselves - the police are investigating, however.
[pdobbs] One thing I

can tell you
[pdobbs] The investigators have been looking into known possible sources for graffiti - gangs, indigents,

teenage pranks, cults, that sort of thing
[pdobbs] But so far, nothing conclusive has been found.
[danman_d] OK,

thank you very much.
[pdobbs] You’re very welcome, sir.
* jdwham sets mode: -v danman_d
[pdobbs] Doug, do we

have any other questions?
[jdwham] For the next question we go to numark
* jdwham sets mode: +v numark

[numark] Good evening, Mayor. Thanks for taking my question. As an outsider to the county, I don’t quite recognize some of

the establishments where graffiti has been found.
[numark] In particular, the northernmost copycat incident. What

location is that and does it have any relation to any of the “true” graffitti incidents?
[pdobbs] Well, copycat

incidents are indeed copycats - they wouldn’t have relation to true graffiti incidents.
[pdobbs] Now as I recall

[pdobbs] the northernmost graffiti incident was on a billboard on the side of the road, and I don’t recall it being a

copycat incident.
[pdobbs] if that’s not the one you mean, can you please clarify?
[numark] Sorry, mayor for

interrupting, but I was referring to the northernmost copycat incident, not the northernmost of all of them
[numark] It

appears to be toward the middle of North Street.
[pdobbs] Oh the one in the center of town?
[numark] Yes.

[pdobbs] That was on a statue.
[pdobbs] You may have seen it - old Jacob Ong throwing his hat in the air
[pdobbs]

That will in fact be one of the first graffiti incidents the juveniles clean, if I have my way. I love that statue.

[pdobbs] As I was saying before though - being a copycat incident, it’s not related to the other incidents.
[pdobbs]

Does that answer your question now?
[numark] Yes, very nicely, thank you.
* jdwham sets mode: -v numark

[pdobbs] All right - and welcome to Aglaura, Numark. Who’s next?
[jdwham] OK the next question will be from

ZMaiden
* jdwham sets mode: +v ZMaiden
[ZMaiden] Indeed. I understand if you cannot reveal too much. I was

wondering if anyone has taken credit for the
[ZMaiden] actual events
[pdobbs] You mean the graffiti events?

/>[ZMaiden] yes..not the copycats
[pdobbs] well nobody actually took credit for the copycats either - the police found

them.
[pdobbs] As to the unidentified-source incidents, again, this is something I cannot comment on due to the ongoing

investigation.
[pdobbs] I hope you understand.
[ZMaiden] of course I do, sir.
[pdobbs] Thank you.

[pdobbs] Doug, is there anyone else?
* jdwham sets mode: -v ZMaiden
[jdwham] Next will be FFnInSep_
[pdobbs]

Well it’d be nice if you handed him the microphone, Doug.
[jdwham] OK sorry for the delay
[jdwham] Technical

problems
[pdobbs] and a touch of levity.
[jdwham] How about konamouse?
* jdwham sets mode: +v konamouse

[konamouse] thank you.
[konamouse] We heard reports of “mysterious objects” being placed inside peoples locked home or

cars. Can you describe and comment on these items? Are there any pictures available? Thank you
[pdobbs] I should ask

you - what have you heard?
[konamouse] There was a news report from Channel 8
[konamouse] but since I don’t get

that channel, I couldn’t see the series of reports.
[pdobbs] I am not aware of any objects being placed anywhere that

are related to the graffiti - as far as I’m concerned, they’re separate incidents.
[konamouse] People were finding

objects in their cars, it was part of the same series with the graffitti in locked homes/garages.
[konamouse] you have

to admit that weird objects placed in locked cars, and weird graffitti, seem related.
[pdobbs] Well there’s one critical

difference - finding an item in a locked car isn’t quite vandalism - though I agree with you, it’s terribly weird.

[konamouse] We’d like a little more information on the reported items.
[pdobbs] It’s for that reason I can honestly

say that I am not aware of any investigation into the matter - JD, do you know anything offhand?
[jdwham] Well I do know

some incidents have been reported
[jdwham] But as far as I know
[jdwham] the police had determined they were either

family pranks or just cases of resident’s confusion
[konamouse] what were the objects?
[jdwham] Nothing at all to

tie it into the graffiti as far as we are concerned
[jdwham] We may be able to rpovide that information
[konamouse]

and why did the news reporter deem it part of the investigation with the graffitti?
[pdobbs] Konamouse - and anyone else

here - I will look into it and if there’s anything worth reporting, I will cover it at another time. Until then, though, do

me a favor and keep your eyes peeled - our Tip Line is still open. I certainly can’t speak for news reporters - perhaps you

should contact Channel 8?
[jdwham] In a separate forum but we just dont have that info with us right now

[konamouse] okay, thank you, we’d appreciate any information possible.
[pdobbs] Now, now, JD - I understand their

concern. I assure you, it’s not that I am not concerned about this myself, I just don’t have any information about it -

we’ve been awfully busy answering questions about Dale, and investigating the graffiti incidents.
* jdwham sets mode: -v

konamouse
[pdobbs] We all have our priorities in life, and the police do not have infinite resources (as they always

seem to tell me, anyway). Who’s next.
[jdwham] OK next will be the42guy
[pdobbs] As long as he remains seated.

:)
* jdwham sets mode: +v the42guy
[the42guy] My question is: Obviously, the graffiti has circles on a circle,

and I’ve seen some filled in, some not filled in (in the pictures I’ve seen). My question is, do circles or spheres mean

anything especially to Aglaura, and does the graffiti face a certain direction, is it rotated a certain direction, and is it

any certain color? Also, this may be irrelevant, but have you seen or heard about the “men with dead eyes” I have heard

about, an
[the42guy] sorry about earlier, btw
[pdobbs] Oh it’s quite alright. Your question is actually well worth

the wait.
[pdobbs] I’ve seen the same pictures you have, actually - I really couldn’t tell you anything about direction

or orientation
[pdobbs] I’m not sure what you mean about men with dead eyes - there have indeed been many strangers

milling around town the past month, as I’m sure the residents here today can agree.
[pdobbs] We have received reports of

strangers involved in a wide variety of things over the past month, from taking pictures of local buildings, to harrassing

the local residents for information, local history…
[pdobbs] I can’t say that I know of any connection to the graffiti

incidents, however.
[the42guy] okay, thanks
[pdobbs] As for color - I’ve seen the same black circles you have.

[the42guy] alright
[pdobbs] And you can just walk around town and look at what’s left.
[the42guy] could we

possibly get more pictures at a later time?
[pdobbs] I’ll leave that to the police department - we’re reticent to

release more than need be with an ongoing investigation, but I don’t see the harm in posting a picture or two of things you

can see just walking aruond town.
[pdobbs] Sound good?
[the42guy] yah, thanks a bunch
[pdobbs] Okay, who’s

next
* jdwham sets mode: -v the42guy
[jdwham] Next will be spambot99
* jdwham sets mode: +v spambot99

[spambot99] Is there something special or unique about the materials used?
[pdobbs] As I stated previously to another

person’s question - Eulalie, I believe it was - we cannot release that information because of the ongoing investigation.

[pdobbs] Anyone else?
* jdwham sets mode: -v spambot99
[jdwham] Yes, next will be whitterbug
* jdwham sets

mode: +v whitterbug
[whitterbug] Thank you. Mayor Dobbs, The original graffiti shown on the Aglaura website seemed to

be incomplete.
[whitterbug] Did anyone come back and complete the symbol after it’s discovery?
[pdobbs] you mean on

the library?
[whitterbug] yes
[pdobbs] It hasn’t been touched since then.
[pdobbs] Knock on wood
[pdobbs]

Ok, who’s next?
* jdwham sets mode: -v whitterbug
[jdwham] OK next is setebolo
[jdwham] Oops he must have

left
[pdobbs] I see him there near the back, but he might be sleeping.
[jdwham] OK on to grumpyboy then

[pdobbs] Oh well, if he wakes up, let him ask his question.
[pdobbs] I can’t entertain everybody.
* jdwham sets

mode: +v grumpyboy
[grumpyboy] Thank you Mayor
[pdobbs] Yes sir.
[grumpyboy] my question is: I understand the

grafitti at the library is unfinished because the perpetrators were interupted. Who interupted them and did they get a good

look at the perps? Were the perps interupted in any of the other grafitti incidents?
[pdobbs] Good lord, who teaches

you guys to do such homework? I have a police force that might like some of you on the forensics team.
[pdobbs]

Alright, not as funny a comment as I had hoped. :)
[pdobbs] Anyway, to answer your question
[pdobbs] As you

noted, the very first incident reported, the one at the Library, we received reports from eyewitnesses who seem to have come

upon the culprits as they were making the symbol
[pdobbs] Unfortunately, the two people who made this report have given

us different and somewhat contradictory descriptions.
[grumpyboy] is it possible for you to give us some details of the

descriptions?
[pdobbs] These particular eyewitnesses are some of Aglaura’s oldest residents, and we are attributing the

apparent discrepencies to either their poor eyesight, the time of day (dusk), or just confusion caused by the excitement

of the incident for the old couple.
[pdobbs] I’m afraid I cannot release their names or descriptions at this time,

no.
[pdobbs] Since the time of the first incident, there have been no confirmed sightings of anyone associated with the

graffiti
[grumpyboy] so the rest of the grafittis were “completed”?
[pdobbs] I hope you understand my reluctance at

sharing the names of esteemed Aglaura townsfolk; I hope I haven’t said too much on this already.
[pdobbs] Yes, the rest

of the graffiti - to the best of my recollection - was completed.
[grumpyboy] sorry mayor, just to clarify
[pdobbs]

Boy, you *are* grumpy.
[pdobbs] But continue, please. :)
[grumpyboy] you cant release the descriptions of the

perps?
[pdobbs] Well it *is* an ongoing investigation.
[grumpyboy] alright just wanted to make sure u didnt mean

the descriptions of the witnesses
[pdobbs] But honestly, I don’t remember specifics off the top of my head - the police

weren’t treating them too seriously at the time because they didn’t make sense - all across the board, they were.

[pdobbs] I hope you can understand, but we weren’t anticipating a series of incidents, either.
[pdobbs] Well I meant

both, in a way.
[grumpyboy] Thank you Mayor (oh, and I’m not really grumpy).
[pdobbs] No, you were actually

quite pleasant. Thank you.
* jdwham sets mode: -v grumpyboy
[pdobbs] I tell you what - I’ll see what I can dig up,

but I can’t make any promises at this time.
[pdobbs] Who’s nex t?
[jdwham] OK next question will try setebolo

again
* jdwham sets mode: +v setebelo
[setebelo] Good evening, Mayor. And sorry for my poor english, this is not my

first language. How many graffitis were found indoors? Can we have the name of the owners of the non-public buildings where

the graffitis were found?
[pdobbs] Your English is excellent, actually.
[setebelo] thank you :)
[pdobbs]

There were two* indoor incidents.
[pdobbs] Names may be released upon the conclusion of the investigation, although some

should be fairly intuitive just looking at the map.
[pdobbs] Does that answer your question?
[setebelo] yes, but

can we know were the two indoors occured?
[setebelo] where…
[pdobbs] I understand that various local

residentshave been revealing names and locations to the media and to people who inquire, but I don’t feel right discussing

what I feel are private matters for Aglaura’s citizens.
[setebelo] s’ok. thank you.
[pdobbs] And thank you. Who’s

next?
* jdwham sets mode: -v setebelo
[jdwham] Next question will be from KyraB
* jdwham sets mode: +v

KyraB
[jdwham] Kyra?
* jdwham sets mode: -v KyraB
[jdwham] OK let’s try cemgate
[pdobbs] Ah yes, Ms.

Gatenza. Welcome to you.
* jdwham sets mode: +v cemgate
[cemgate] Aside from the copycats and the “unfinished”

incident on the Library, were they all identical in form?
[cemgate] Hi Mayor;)
[pdobbs] Pretty much, yes, they

were.
[pdobbs] I can’t give you specific details though because of the ongoing investigations.
[cemgate] They seem

to have an esoteric edge to them, are there any “identifiable” areas in Aglaura that have things like “standing stones”, or

mini stone-henge type things
[pdobbs] Gosh, not that I’m aware of
[cemgate] Thanks..that’s all
[pdobbs] I’m

familiar with the town, but specific things like that aren’t my expertise, really.
* jdwham sets mode: -v cemgate

[jdwham] OK next will be maggiemae
* jdwham sets mode: +v maggiemae
* maggiemae hands the Mayor a donut.

[maggiemae] Good evening Mayor. You mentioned a number of ‘outsiders’ asking locals questions on town history and

photographing buildings. Did this begin around the time of the graffiti? What buildings have reported the photographs taken

and what history questions are they asking?
* pdobbs isn’t allowed to accept gifts.
[maggiemae] Aw :)

[pdobbs] Oy, outsiders.
[pdobbs] Normally, I love ‘em. Love ‘em to pieces.
[pdobbs] We’ve just had SO MANY over

the past month, ever since Mr. Sprague’s accident it seems.
[pdobbs] So yes, I’d say it all has happened within that

time.
[maggiemae] Can you tell us what buildings, parts of town, specific aspects of the town history?
[pdobbs] As

far specific buildings, I really couldn’t tell you - it’s like we have tons of inquisitive minds getting to know our little

town, taking pictures of everything really.
[maggiemae] Is there anyone on your investigative team that you could put me

in contact with to ask questions of?
[pdobbs] That’s hard to say - e-mail me later with some details about what you’d

like to know, and I’ll forward them to the Sheriff.
[maggiemae] Oh, and were there any strange goings on *before* the

whole Dale Sprague incident began?
[pdobbs] She would be the most likely to know the answer to that, as far as who can

help you anyway.
[pdobbs] There weren’t any real strange goings on - we’ve been a pretty quiet, peaceful little town and

all. You want weird, though, I believe we have a local business that’s all about weird.
[maggiemae] That would be the

Emporium of the Weird?
[pdobbs] I think that’s the name of it, yes.
[pdobbs] Alright, JD, who’s next?
* jdwham

sets mode: -v maggiemae
[jdwham] OK let’s see, next on the list is dmax
[jdwham] ?mode #aglaura v dmax

[jdwham] sorry
[pdobbs] Speak English, JD
* jdwham sets mode: +v dmax
[dmax] Thank you for the

opportunity!
[dmax] is this thing on
[dmax] heh
[pdobbs] Indeed.
[dmax] My understanding is that all

buildings that have been stained with graffiti have been built or modified by the Marzano family. Is this correct? Are the

Marzanos tied to the graffiti problem to your knowledge?
[pdobbs] I think you even woke up Seteblo again
[dmax]

sorry, I’ll talk quieter
[pdobbs] Absolutely not.
[pdobbs] No correlation to the Marzano family whatsoever.

[pdobbs] Next?
[dmax] But certainly they would have an interest in their construction
* jdwham sets mode: -v

dmax
[jdwham] Mayor I’m sorry to interrupt but
[pdobbs] Don’t worry, JD. What’s wrong?
[jdwham] It seems the

Police Chief has returned and would like to speak to you
[pdobbs] Oh really, where is she?
[jdwham] She would

really like to have a private word with you
[pdobbs] Nonsense. She should be here anyway helping with the press

conference. Please, ask her to come in.
[jdwham] Ah, hold on a second
[pdobbs] Dawn, please, come up here if you

would.
* jdwham sets mode: +v aglaurachief
[aglaurachief] Mr Mayor
[aglaurachief] Im sorry for being late

[pdobbs] That’s okay, Dawn. What’s wrong?
[aglaurachief] Something very important came up and I had to respond

/>[aglaurachief] We had a report from a local resident, a pretty frantic call
[pdobbs] Well please, speak freely.

[aglaurachief] About someone trying to get into their home
[aglaurachief] They claimed whoever it was identified

themselves as the Police
[pdobbs] Oh my. Well we’ve taken names, and I sincerely doubt it’s any of these fine folk

here.
[aglaurachief] But when they looked outside they knew it wasnt so they called us
[aglaurachief] When I and

another officer responded we found the house deserted with no sign of the owner or possible intruders
[aglaurachief] Or

any sign of forced entry
[aglaurachief] But there’s something you really need to know
[pdobbs] Really, please,

continue… you know my motto about openness.
[aglaurachief] The house was on Winton Pond Road
[aglaurachief] It

was Dale Sprague’s house
[pdobbs] Oh dear.
[jdwham] Errr I think we need to end this Mayor
[pdobbs] Folks, I’m

sorry, I really must leave.
[pdobbs] JD, please clean up in here.
[jdwham] OK folks Im sorry for the rather abrupt

ending
[jdwham] I hope you all got what you were looking for tonight
[jdwham] Thank you very much