The public seems interested in reading the daily events of the police and most local newspapers print a “Police Log.”, Newton Patch has a section. During the late 19th and early 20th century "Police Logs" were referred to as “Police Court “ and “Police Notes”.
Old police reports and "Police Logs" are a nightmare to read for the anyone who is sensitive or leans toward the politically correct, but they are a reflection of crime, police departments and newspaper reporting many years ago. I selected one at random from a 1905 Newton newspaper, and attached it to this article. If there is any interest in reading, these "Police Logs" or early crime reports, I’ll add others in the future from my collection.