Friday, May 22, 1998

The Mosquito takes to the air

Driving home from work on Friday evening, John DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane had just tuned in to WRKO 680 on the AM dial at 5:45 p.m., when host Howie Carr launched into his Friday night feature "Police Blotter Fax." To DeBruzzi's surprise, it was the police blotter from the Carlisle Mosquito that had been faxed into the station that day and was being read on the air.

Carr first described Carlisle as "that leafy suburb to the west for Cambridge wannabees—a terribly crime ridden neighborhood." Then Carr's side-kick Sandy proceeded to read from the police blotter:

• May 4, 3:42 p.m. It was reported that someone had popped balloons on a Rutland Street mailbox; the responsible person was located and advised.

• May 5, 6:30 a.m. A large turtle was reported on Bedford Road. Police checked the area with a negative find.

• May 6, 5:56 p.m. A Martin Street resident reported someone threw a clump of dirt at the front of the house.

• May 9, 3:38 p.m. A Russell Street resident requested assistance with a water problem which was resolved before the patrol arrived.

"Wouldn't we like to have problems like that?" added Sandy.

[Ed note: Carr might have noted several other items that police blotter reporter Kathy Coyle compiled for the May 15 police log: A raccoon stuck in a dumpster on Autumn Lane that was removed; a large turtle on Lowell Road that was removed from the roadway and a large turtle reported on Curve Street that was not located.]


• Congratulations to Daniel Balles of Nowell Farme Road for completing the 42-mile-long BIKE NY tour of the five boroughs of New York City. Daniel is a second grader in Lynn Walker's class at Carlisle Elementary School.

• Susie Abromeit of Rogers Road has been invited to a USA Tennis Cross Sectional Regional Training Camp, held May 8-10, at the United States Tennis Association Center in Flushing, New York.

The top 24 junior players from the USTA/Eastern and USTA/New England sections have been invited to participate in the camp.

• Alex Luther, of Virginia Farme Road, recently received the award for Outstanding Freshman Automotive Technology Student 1997/1998 at Minuteman Science-Technology High School.

• Jessica Critchlow of Baldwin Road, a freshman at the College of Wooster, is a member of the varsity women's lacrosse team where she plays attack wing. Critchlow is a starter and is a consistent goal scorer.

• On May 16 and 17, Ariana Klinkov of Orchard Acres, David Blake, and Adam Blake of Lowell Road competed in the North Atlantic Sectional Fencing Championships. Ariana Klinkov, who is ranked 7th nationally, won her third consecutive Women's Sabre Sectional Championship, David Blake was 4th in the Men's Epee and Adam Blake competed in the Men's Foil and Epee. They all hope to compete in the tenth annual Pomme de Terre, a large local tournament, on June 20th at Brandeis University. Spectators are welcome to come and cheer on these and other local fencers.

David Blake is assistant fencing coach at Harvard University and is teaching children's fencing lessons in Carlisle through the Recreation Commission.

• The following Carlisle ninth-grade students qualified for the North-East Junior District Festival Band or Orchestra. Their names were omitted from the article that appeared in the Mosquito on May 8. They are Julian Felch, Jon Owen, Drew Kmiec and Jess Markey.