Police release video showing dog throwing itself off balcony

The local police of Polinya have released a video showing a starving and thirsty dog throwing itself off a balcony to escape the hot summer sun. The terrified animal jumped before the fire brigade arrived to rescue it. Luckily it landed on an awning and survived, otherwise it would have died on the pavement below. Police, who are filing animal abuse charges against the owner, remind pet owners to never leave their animals on balcony’s, Continue reading Police release video showing dog throwing itself off balcony

Small pony abandoned in Almería city centre

A bizarre situation happened yesterday in Almería city. Local police found a small pony abandoned in the city centre – and had to use a rubbish lorry to take it the pound. Residents of C/ Lopez Vega called the cops early Sunday morning after spotting the scared animal nosing for food. The local police managed to catch the animal, but had no way to take it to the local pound. The city has cancelled its Continue reading Small pony abandoned in Almería city centre

Almería council criticised for hiring private security guards to control traffic during Holy Week

The town council of Almería has been criticised for allowing private security officers to take over traffic duties during the Holy Week parades as there aren’t enough local police officers to cope. Five unions filed a joint complaint when the situation became apparent.No-one seems sure why the private security people were assigned to traffic duties, but it seems someone has a photo. Nor does the complaint mention if they were on the main roads or Continue reading Almería council criticised for hiring private security guards to control traffic during Holy Week

Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

Six residents of Almeria city saved two dogs from dying in a locked car yesterday afternoon, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law. The excitement started at around 3pm when a local man called José, according to local paper La Voz de Almería, was asked to call the local police by a youth who had spotted two dogs locked inside a car parked on the Rambla, the main Avenue in Almería. The car Continue reading Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

Mojacar refuses water fine appeal

Mojacar townhall has rejected the appeal lodged against the five €500 fines given to a bunch of youths drinking water on the beach in the summer. The youths had appealed against their fines as the first step in legally fighting the “unjust” fine. The townhall had to consider the complaint and decide whether to ratify the local police action. Naturally enough, rather than allowing the whole sorry episode to quietly drop out of the public Continue reading Mojacar refuses water fine appeal

Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before

The townhall of Mojacar has a plan to rack in the fines, by ordering the coppers to fine and fine and fine any poor sod with a wallet. This is now official Mojacar policy, after the town budget was spotted to allow for a five fold increase in fines over 2012 levels. Some numbers via ideal.es and UM, the opposition party: In 2012 the budget expected fines totalling 65,000€ to be issued. In reality, 457.000€ Continue reading Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before

Almeria city in massive traffic fine cockup

Almeria city has been found guilty of not following correct procedures in notifying hundreds of drivers of traffic fines. The average fine was about €48. It will cost the city €300 in court costs for every fine which is appealed against. The case came about after drivers started to appeal against traffic fines they had received from the city, alleging that the city hadn’t followed correct procedures in telling them about the fines, meaning the Continue reading Almeria city in massive traffic fine cockup

Vera local police go onto minimum duties – no traffic fines!

As a sign of protest against the suspension of two local police in Vera by the Mayor (he claims they were in dereliction of duty, the local police say that they were an example used to frighten the rest of them into signing a new work contract) the entire local police force of Vera have voted to go onto minimum duties. This means no overtime, no use of personal mobiles (as the official system has Continue reading Vera local police go onto minimum duties – no traffic fines!