Completely agree with Justin Tubbs' assessment of the effect newspaper police blotters have on people's personal lives. I've never really understood the point of publicizing police call records in local papers, although I have to admit the recent story about the kangaroo sighting was great entertainment. Like Mr. Tubbs said, the printed record of a police call can be researched and discovered for generations to come. Finding a story about a family member or loved one in a newspaper archive can be extremely damaging.  Why not leave that kind of detail to the files of the local police and sheriff's offices, and save the newspaper print for more important community news? Reporting on major crimes in our county is one thing; reporting on a police call to check on a bellowing cow is another.