Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

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By The Staff

SOUTH JEFFCO — A local couple frothing over some suds after a dinner party had to be counseled by deputies on May 3. The deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 5300 block of South Union Way and found the couple battling over who would do the dishes — but not in a typical housework-avoidance brouhaha. The industrious hubby stood in front of the sink and blocked his eager wife’s route to dishpan hands. He started yelling and pointedly telling her to get out of the kitchen, and after about 10 minutes, she called the sheriff's office. The deputies told her that it wasn't clear that any crime had been committed, and they remained on the scene while the woman packed up some belongings and left to stay in a hotel for the night. It was not known if the husband then actually washed the dishes.

The great (well, pretty good) escape

SOUTH JEFFCO — A South Jeffco woman reported that her dog had been stolen May 3, but a minutes-long investigation revealed another, more likely culprit: a box right next to her backyard fence. The woman reported that the last time she saw the dog was the night of May 2, and that by the next afternoon the dog had vanished. She said the dog had never jumped the fence before, and that someone must have stolen her pooch. The responding deputy saw that the fence was in perfect working order, but in one corner of the yard, a black plastic box right next to the fence provided a perfect canine launch pad. The woman agreed that the dog could have possibly jumped the fence, and said she would contact area animal shelters. The dog — a white husky with blue eyes named "Keenai" — had a rabies tag and a Home Again tag, but no other identifying information.