In Davis County, Utah, escalating gas prices are forcing officers to keep an eye on their vehicle mileage. Until the end of the year, officers in the state’s third-largest county, which spends more than $25,000 each month on gas, are limited to driving less than 100 miles during their 12-hour shifts, according to The Associated Press (AP). But, Lt. Brad Wilcox says that, although the officers may be limiting their driving, response efforts will not be compromised. Wilcox told AP that “the restriction is like a kidney stone — ‘It will pass.’”
Don’t pinch the Charmin
More than a few measly office supplies are missing from the Fond du Lac, Wis., City County Government Center. Since June, toilet paper has been consistently disappearing from the men’s restroom, according to AP. County Executive Allen Buechel says that a mysterious thief visits the office up to two times each week around noon, stealing about six toilet paper rolls from dispensers, some already dwindling to their cardboard centers. Officials are optimistic about catching the thief and are watching for suspicious activity. But, the missing toilet paper has not been a significant loss to the county. “We don’t buy the best toilet paper,” Buechel told AP.