Readers are always drawn to police and crime stories on Greenfield Patch, and November was no different.
Of the month's five most-read stories, four of them had something to do with the Greenfield Police Department or crimes committed within the city's limits.
- The city's police department probably wishes it could have avoided the top spot this month, or found its way to No. 1 through other means, but when a police officer resigns his position after being accused of "sexting" a jewelry thief suspect, people want to know about it.
- Autumn Markos, a newborn baby in need of a heart transplant, captured the hearts of many Greenfield Patch users this month. And a quick reminder: a benefit to help raise funds for her family's mounting medical costs is Saturday, Dec. 1.
- Unique crimes like stealing electronic flushing mechanisms out of the bathrooms at McDonald's will always catch people's attention.
- The police department doesn't just respond to calls for crimes. They also get "animal complaints." Just not sure who'd complain more: the guy who nearly lost his prized deer or the deer who caught his arrow.
- On a serious note, a Milwaukee man was charged with producing child pornography in a Greenfield home.
Honorable mentions: A story on the renovation and grand-opening of JB's on 41, posted over Thanksgiving weekend, made a late surge in the month's final week and would have cracked the top five if November had been just a few days longer. ... The price tag for a concession stand got the attention of the Greenfield School Board, and Patch users, this month.