The BLAP Beat is taken from the Bass Lake Authority Police dispatch log.
On 6/01/15 at about 0122, a Bass Lake Authority Police officer pedaled into the drive-thru of Jolly’s Late-Nite Donut where he observed a man sitting on the hood of a passenger car fiddling with an electronic monitoring device attached to his leg. The officer, after ordering a 3-for-1 jelly-filled special and a cup of black, attempted to attain the identity of the man.The man employed his foot to upend the officer’s coffee and escaped into nearby adjacent woods. The officer ordered a new coffee then proceeded into the woods on his patrol bicycle in an effort to apprehend the man, who the officer suspected of being a parole absconder. The officer had difficulty maneuvering his patrol bike through the dense undergrowth and retreated to the parking lot to await backup and consume his snack. When a backup officer arrived at 0733 a sweep of the woods turned up the man hiding in a pile of leaves and along with two more parole absconders who were wanted by BLAP for absconding. All three were arrested for tampering with a leg-mounted electronic monitoring device, parole absconding and illegal use of a leaf pile.