By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD What does the average citizen know about detectives? I would imagine those raised on a diet of TV, movies, books, would with some confidence state they knew quite a bit. Ok then. Tell us what … Continue reading Call Box: Detective Story, the Real Deal, part 1
Working Metro was anything but dull. Central Division (downtown) had been inundated with car clouters (burglars) in one six square block area on the PM/AM watches. Continue reading The Call Box: Oogga Boogga
By Ed Meckle I remember reading somewhere that a light bulb burns brightest just before it goes out. I hope this not the case as some of my memories are crystal clear, others not so. Maybe some things are best … Continue reading The Call Box: Three Tales of Yesteryear
What follows can only be described as an act committed by me in a moment of weakness. Not done in a mean-spirited manner but only because I had lost control so to speak, and, well, “the devil made me do it.” Continue reading The Call Box: The Strange Case of the Poisoned Mushrooms
So, this is not a lecture but a tale, The Tale of the Master Burglar, or the burglar’s burglar. Continue reading The Call Box: A Burglar’s Burglar
By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD In the mid 1950’s, L.A.P.D. patrol officers carried .38 caliber, 6” barreled revolvers. The choices were either a Colt Officer’s model, or a Smith and Wesson (S&W) K-38. You also had three types of holsters to … Continue reading The Call Box: “I Outdrew Marshall Matt Dillon”
In the early 1960’s Los Angeles held the title “bank robbery capitol” of America. At the time, one in every 10 bank robberies in the USA occurred in the LA area.
Continue reading The Call Box: The Remorseful Rapist