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Written by Deputy Sheriff III Elise Aitchison

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On the 1st day of Christmas SACSO gave to me... 12 days packed with events! Traditionally the 12 days of Christmas is both a song and the days following the 25th December but this year, the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office have decided to welcome in the much anticipated Christmas day with 11 different events and a special treat on Christmas day!

The events will involve competitions, quizzes, hunts, parties and a lot more, all whilst giving you the chance to win some goodies! Online events will be released on their respective days and flyers for any events that require your attendance will be released in due course.

Events will begin on the 14th December and run right until the final event on the 24th with the SACSO Public Affairs Unit releasing a gift for you all on the 25th. You can find the schedule below:

 

14th - (( FORUM )): Finish the Christmas Lyrics
15th - (( IN GAME/PM )): Tree Decorating Competition
16th - (( IN GAME )): Santa Hat Hunt
17th - (( IN GAME )): Snow Mobile Race (in partnership with RCFD)
18th - (( FORUM )): Naughty & Nice List Unscramble
19th - (( FORUM )): Write a Christmas Poem Competition (in partnership with SAWS)
20th - (( FORUM )): Christmas Word Search
21st - (( FORUM )): Guess the Christmas Movie
22nd - (( IN GAME )): Snowball fight! 
23rd - (( IN GAME )): SACSO Christmas Ball
24th - (( IN GAME )): Christmas Quiz 
25th - (( FORUM )): Gift from SACSO

 

Keep your eyes open for flyers and articles relating to each event as some may only last for that one day! 

From everyone at the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office, we'd like to wish you a wonderful festive season.

Holiday Season Arrives in Red County | SAN Network

Written by Scarletti (posted by Bauer)

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The Holiday Season Arrives in Red County


Image By Sarah McOnelly · Published December 07, 2017 · SAN Network



 

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With the snow falling down tenuously round-the-clock in Red County and the chill breezes bringing down the temperatures of Red County, it's the time of the year when you get the chance to celebrate the spirit of Christmas! Red County always had people waiting for the arrival of the winters to particularly enjoy the steady snowfall and the various amusing places that pop only in this season. You may have your planning done but we definitely suggest you to have a look at our winter catalogue to know the various places you can visit by to make the best out of December!

The place where it all begins: Montgomery Park. Though the Montgomery Park is usually decorated throughout the year depending on the festivals or seasons, December is the only season when the park gets itself glittering in the snowy night. This is definitely one of the major hotspots to visit in Red County where one can seamlessly enjoy the lights that flicker by, the big tree or take a few selfies of themselves sitting on the grand chair. But make sure to visit this place only when it is less crowded, only our Montgomery Park population knows what happens when the park is crowded with people!
 
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Montgomery Park Decorations


This season of joy, happiness and glamour is always left incomplete without enjoying the snow that exclusively falls at this point of year. And Red County has already two places where you can spend your time partaking in these snow adventure activities - Red County Ski Slope and Red County Skate Park.

The Red County Ski Slope is one of the most exciting places to visit while it snows, definitely a place one shouldn't miss. Situated on the edge of Hilltop Farm, the Ski Slope is a long steep way going to the bottom of the hill where people can't ski from the top to the bottom. Basic facilities of acquiring the equipments of skiing is also available on the top making this place a perfect choice even if you don't have any equipment with you.
 
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Red County Ski Slope


The Red County Skate Park is one of those places where you can just totally indulge yourself in skating and music. Just opened this year, this spot is also among the top never-miss places to visit during winters.
 
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Red County Skate Park


House Decorations! As we come closer to Christmas, this is the time when we see houses renovation and being decorated to make them perfectly match with the spirit of Christmas. And the most important symbol of this spirit is the Christmas tree. If you are among the ones who plan to celebrate this season with everything matching to the colors, we advise you to flock to the county's sole Christmas Tree shop where fabulous Christmas Trees are made, decorated and sold! Owned by local Cody Llamas, the 'Trunk Holidays Trees' is the shop you should visit by!
 
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Trunk Holidays Tree


Christmas without events, parties and gatherings; that's something beyond impossible. Though the cheer and joy of homes and snow brings excitement, the special public events and parties is the part which many people wait for! SAN Network has properly laid out an event plan for the entire month to host special for the entire season, with holiday charm and the mass gatherings of people.
 
EVENTS PLANNER

Find the Hidden Presents (SAN Network) - December 9 - December 18

SACSO Ball Dance (SACSO) - December 23

SAN Network Christmas Party - TBA

SAN Network Gatherings - TBA
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SACSO Ball Dance event posters
 
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Christmas Decorations


This holiday season is packed with so many events and the various spots to visit by with the snow already make this season, a fabulous one. Make sure you enjoy and get your Santa Hat ready to indulge in the spirit of this season! And make sure to share your experiences in this article.

SACSO Christmas Ball | 23rd December - 5pm ((8pm GMT))

Written by Beth (posted by TommyB)

FREE EAGLE | Triple Bombing in Montgomery

Written by Beth (posted by TommyB)

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Triple Bombing in Montgomery
By Elena Green • 19/11/17
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Deputies are looking for a man responsible for a series of bombings in Montgomery.

This evening, the San Andreas Sheriff's Department were notified of a bomb threat by multiple sources, including Free Eagle's Lulu Woodard. A series of clues, transmitted over a radio interruption in Flint County, lead few to be informed of the threat which later proved to be true.

One of these clues was an image, sent to Lulu's phone. Whilst it's not been confirmed what this image represents, it was suggested these may have been the targeted areas, a theory later proved incorrect.

 
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The encrypted image, sent to Lulu Woodard


The San Andreas Sheriff's Department rallied Deputies together and acted in unison to evacuate and secure Montgomery, credit being owed to the visibly stable SWAT division, lead this evening by Officer in Charge, Noah Arnett. Their efforts saved the lives of many as reported casualities are minimal.

At 16:36 the first bomb went off, destroying the San Andreas News Network HQ. Further bombs exploded at the Splish Splash Spa and Southern Montgomery Trailers. One of the four bombs, found at Inside Track Betting, was successfully diffused.

Although the motive behind these bombings is unclear, it's apparent that this is the start of a bigger issue at hand.

Free Eagle spoke to newly appointed Sheriff, Deacon Bohannon:
 
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FROM THE DESK OF THE SHERIFF

Earlier today the Sheriff's Office was informed by a courts investigator by the name of Benjamin Serda, he informed the Sheriff's office about a possible bombing in Montgomery. In response to this credible threat a task-force headed up by Master Sergeant Bo Trixie was dispatched to begin investigating this threat. This mix of SWAT and CIU followed up on leads, leading them to an apartment in Palomino where they discovered evidence of such a plot. Soon after we were led to Montgomery after a phone call came in. The Sheriff's Office dispatched several K9's and EOD units to search for bombs, while the Serda and myself looked over evidence for possible spots that may of had bombs. Unfortunately three of the four bombs went off. One of the bombs was found and defused by SACSO's EOD team. Fortunately, SACSO managed to evacuate Montgomery before anyone could be hurt by the bombs. The interdepartmental work with FD and the Courts Investigators was beyond fantastic, because of this, the whole situation concluded with no deaths and only two injuries. The Sheriff's Department is currently pursuing the capture and arrest of MacBo Cameron for Domestic Terrorism.

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Sheriff Deacon Bohannon
 
SACSO would like to urge witnesses to any suspicious activities to contact them on 911, any information would be gratefully received and could help to prevent further attacks.

 

© Free Eagle, 2017

 

FREE EAGLE | Win 100k!

Written by Beth, TommyB

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Win 100k - Complete the Halloween Lyrics!
By Elena Green • 13/10/17
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With Halloween fast approaching, Free Eagle are kicking off their festivities with a quiz set to test who are the true Spooks of Red County. We've raided the depths of the "cheesy Halloween party" playlists to come up with these lyrics, all you need to do is fill in the gaps!

When you've found an answer, simply copy the completed lyrics into an email with the subject "FE | Complete the Halloween Lyrics" and your name, then send it to elena@freeeagle.sa ((Forum PM Beth with the same subject and copy and complete the below. Any unclear PM's will just be ignored.))

 

1. I am the one hiding under your stairs, __(A)__ like snakes and __(B)__ in my hair
2. And grisly __(A)__ from every __(B)__ are closing in to seal your __(C)__
3. I was working in the __(A)__ late one __(B)__ when my eyes beheld an __(C)__ sight for my monster from his slab began to __(D)__ and suddenly to my surprise…
4. They're __(A)__ and they're kooky, mysterious and __(B)__, they're altogether __(C)__, The __(D)__ Family.
5. If there's something __(A)__ in your __(B)__ who ya gonna call? __(C)__!
6. It's just a jump to the __(A)__, and then a __(B)__ to the right, with your hands on your __(C)__ you bring your knees in __(D)__...
7. Well, we got a new __(A)__ so get up on your __(B)__, it's real easy to do, and it's called '__(C)__'
8. Off with your __(A)__, dance 'til you're __(B)__, __(C)__ will roll
9. We're so sorry, __(A)__, you're so misunderstood, you only want to __(B)__, but I don't think we should.
10. I put a __(A)__ on you, because you’re __(B)__

 

From those who get the correct answers, three will be selected using a randomiser to win 100k each! You have until the 27th October to get your entries in with the winners being announced at our Evening at the Fairground event.

This is just the start - remember on the 31st October Free Eagle will be hosting their Evening at the Fairground which will include (but is not limited to!) a party; costume competition; apple bobbing; DJ'ing from Lars Jameson and Elena Green WITH SPECIAL GUESTS and much more!

 

© Free Eagle, 2017

 

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[EXCLUSIVE] Inside a Drug Dealer's Life | SAN Network

Written by Scarletti, Yassin

 

 

 

INSIGHT: LIFE OF A DRUG DEALER
EXCLUSIVE BUMPER ISSUE 

SPECIAL BUMPER ISSUE
Included with 'Her life: Insight of life of a drug dealer's girlfriend'.


By Sarah McOnelly · Published on September 30, 2017 · SAN Network

 


Drugs are among the most influential and significant part of the criminal and illegal business of San Andreas. Flowing in from far off places such as Los Angeles or growing illegally in plantation, they are also fatal for the health as drugs are mostly misused for fatal overdoses. Nevertheless, SAN Network brings forward once in a long time opportunity to know about the personal life of a drug dealer, as we had the rare chance to interact with one. The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV - and much more complicated.  
Meet Shorts, as we call him, censoring his full name who has been selling controlled substances, ranging from moonshine to cocaine in Palamino Creek for the past two years anonymously. Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts flicks a clump with his nail to show me.
According to Shorts, he works a full-time job and only deals as much as he can reasonably use or hide. He lives in the the same small house he's lived in for 12 years, in a down-and-out part of Palamino Creek that recently began to "yuppify," as he puts it.


Shorts, leaning aside his drug inventory.

"There are times when I still find it hard to believe, but for more than a decade, I made my living as a drug dealer. Meth, cocaine, ecstasy, pot, GHB, Special K. You name it, I had it, I sold it.", recalls Shorts. Business in drugs has proved to be one of the best ways of earning money illegally for people like Shorts. They get a steady amount every week, every day or sometimes every hour for the deals they make, some in broad daylight while some in night. We had the opportunity to see a real drug deal being done by Shorts, showing how he sometimes tricked his own clients.

As it appears in the photo, Shorts is dealing with the buyer who is interested in what they call, 'cola'. "Most people nowadays do their deals over internet. F**** them, I never trust this Internet. I do real deals.", says Shorts. It is no doubt that with the revolution of Internet, many negative sides evolved. Deep web or dark web is the best source of illegal items for people in San Andreas. Many deals are done over the Internet which never involves physical contact between the buyers and the sellers. But Shorts is among the few who still hates Internet and deals in his own "classic" way of drug dealing, arranging clients and offering them the bonus.


Shorts arranging a deal with his client and offering him his 'package'.

"You never know about the presence of cops. You gotta keep vigil and stay like you out here did nothing.". The Law Enforcement agencies such as Sheriff's Department keep a close eye on those drug deals and people like Shorts have to deal with them daily. Surprisingly, his house has been searched four times but he hasn't been arrested yet, even after making hundreds of grands from dealing. He's an expert, he says and always keeps his eye out on the laws around. "To be a good dealer, you just don't need to deal. You gotta know about the law, lawyers. Prepare for anything.". The younger ones or new people usually fall trap to the police and even after they have committed no crimes, they sometimes end up getting arrested.


Shorts doing his signature move with his client.

Dealing with drugs had been the most dangerous part of Shorts life. Yes, you won’t believe it but the person we were talking about - Shorts, is now no longer a drug dealer. In fact, he is now a proudly serving member of the society by being a bodyguard, actively employed by a security firm. 
"But selling drugs was the best preparation I could have asked for, entering the real world. Now equipped to handle situations that it takes others years to prepare for. More than anything, selling drugs taught me to believe in myself and what I’m capable of. It taught me to trust my instincts and how to make difficult decisions." 


Shorts proudly doing his work as a bodyguard.

A lot of people face economical issues and involve themselves in drug dealing. But many change and throwing these people to jail won't change anything, not the person and not the society. People change but if violence is used, they change for the worse. Shorts developed himself from a major drug dealer, earning hundreds of grands of money to a simple bodyguard who just earns a few grands every weeks. But he is still proud in what he does and life has changed for him. Or at least, he has changed his own life.


HER LIFE - INSIDE THE LIFE OF A  DRUG DEALER'S GIRLFRIEND

My sit down conversation with a young girl whose careful words and chilling memories paint the picture of what it’s really like to date a drug dealer in Blueberry

How would you describe (him) as your boyfriend?

(Smiles) He was everything you could ever want in a boyfriend. He was smart, he was funny, he’s sweet, caring, open, honest, loyal—you name it. You know what he was the most? He was very attentive. Like, I would tell him a small detail, something so dumb that even I would forget I said it, you know? And then the next week or month he would surprise me with something going off of the littlest things I mentioned. He was a really good boyfriend and a drug dealer. 

Did you ever feel your life could have been in danger while with him?

(Pauses) Yes? Yeah. It’s not an easy thing to admit but yeah, there were many times where I probably could have been killed—easily actually.
Like I’m sitting here and talking to you right now and there were times where I could have been shot. Like, what? What is that? It’s so weird to think back now, but it’s just the life I lived with him

How long into your relationship did he begin dealing drugs?

Oh, really early on. Before, actually. Before he was with me. He always dealt like petty drugs all throughout high school. But it would be like selling weed. And it was selling to other like—you know what it was?—it was just like dumb brown kids selling to other dumb brown kids. And that was fine.
Until one day, it wasn’t just to other dumb brown kids, and it definitely wasn’t just weed.

Did you guys get along right away?

It was that cliché thing where he asked for my number and I said no. He asked again and I said no. He asked me again and again and I said no, no, no.

It wasn’t until near the end night that I saw him again. He saw me like glued to my phone and I remember he just came up to me, grabbed my phone, and took it away from me. And then he took his own phone out of his pocket and gave both of our phones to his friend and he asked me to go on a walk with him. Sometimes, I wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t gone on that walk. Within 5 minutes, he won me over. I mean I didn’t make it obvious to him at all that he won me over (laughs), he had no idea, but I swear he won me over.

What were the things that led to the breakup?

I just like smartened up, I guess? I don’t know. Like, I remember this one time, when we first started dating and we were all at a party and this “big time drug guy” was there and kind of bothering one of my friends. And I remember her boyfriend was like to the guy “hey, bro like that’s not cool” and the other guy just didn’t care and was like “well, what are you gonna do?” and my friend’s boyfriend didn’t do anything!
And it sounds so dumb to think back now but like I remember my boyfriend came up to me and was like “babe, if that were you, I would have booted him in the face. No one talks to my girl or me like that.” And I just remember being so happy that I was dating him. And honestly—at the time—I thought my friend’s boyfriend was such a loser for doing that. And just I so distinctly remember just feeling so happy and proud to be with him—and I felt so bad for her.

And then like two years later, so like in the last few months of me dating my boyfriend, something stupid happened and my boyfriend ended up in the hospital. And I remember I was on my way home from seeing him and I got a call from that same friend and we hadn’t talked in a while but she invited me to the surprise party she was throwing for her boyfriend for graduating university and getting some internship or something.
And then—and I’ll never forget—she asked me like “oh, what has your boyfriend been up to?”
And that that very second I knew she was like “oh, what a loser.” And I just knew she felt so happy and proud to be with her boyfriend and now like she felt bad for me. And I hated that. That was a big turning point for me.

How was it like after you broke up with him?

I mean I was a mess. I loved him and we broke up. We were together for two years and he was my everything and we talked every day for two years and then all of a sudden, one day, we didn’t. And it was really, really hard. And I almost got back together with him a few times.
But I remember, like a month or so after we broke up, my first cousin had a baby. And I just remember seeing her and her husband in the hospital and so happy starting their family—and I wanted that. And I just realized how I would never want my boyfriend to be the father of my children. I wouldn’t, I couldn’t. I couldn’t let that happen with the things he was doing.

And I just kept telling myself “one day you might lose the father of your children, so you can cry over him. But you can’t waste your time crying over this guy.” And that helped a lot.

So you don’t ever see yourself going back to him?

(Pauses) I really want to say yes. I really do, but I don’t know. Like, if I were to get a call right here, right now that was he was like in the hospital, I’d leave this interview right now and go see him. I would. No questions asked.

I will always care for him and want to protect him and I know he would do the same. But I hope I’m smarter than that—to get back together with him. That kind of stuff scares me though, you know? He’s the love of my life. He is and I know I’m not stupid enough to get back together with him but will I ever stop loving him? I mean, I don’t know.
I’m so afraid one day I’ll meet that “father-of-my-kids” kind of a guy and be happy and fine, but then one day, I’ll see him and I’ll just look at him and it’ll all come back. He is the love of my life, I know it. And I just wish I never met him and never got caught in all of this. I wish (laughs) I wish I never went on that walk. But I did. And now he’s walking his own way and I have to walk mine.

What would you say it’s like dating a drug dealer?

It’s just—it’s chaos. It’s chaos, it’s panic, it’s a constant party and train wreck all in the same night. Not to say it was like that all the time. It wasn’t, I guess. But just thinking back to my past year, there’s stuff that’s happened that I swear could be in a movie.

What advice do you have to anyone dating a drug dealer?

Don’t? (laughs) Just don’t do it. It’s not a life you want for yourself, it’s not a happy life to live. You want cute little memories with your boyfriend and do couple-y things together and have a happy life.

You don’t want police showing up at your house at 2am, you don’t want to watch guys get bottled in the head, you don’t want to be afraid your boyfriend might get shot. What kind of a life is that? Where is the happy ending?

There will never be a happy ending.[/blegend]

 

 

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County Radio: Lieutenant Found Dead at His Home

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Lieutenant Found Dead at His Home
Published and edited by Mercedes Sarno Montana of County Radio on 22nd September 2017

 

  • James Radcliffe, a best friend, a brother, and a hero, discovered dead at his home.
  • Authorities are not treating his death as suspisious and have ruled out homicide.
  • Doctors diagnosed Radcliffe with post bereavement stress after death of colleague.

 

Mr. James Radcliffe a Lieutenant in the San Andreas State Police force was discovered yesterday evening at his home. Authorities on scene believe his death was related to an ongoing diagnosis related to bereavement stress after the death of his colleague and friend, Lieutenant Andrew Vorlack on Sunday the 13th of December 2015. Lieutenant Andrew Vorlack was believed to have been an enormous influence on Mr. Radcliffe's life. 

Life and work were believed to be shaky for Mr. Radcliffe when he stepped down from his position within the San Andreas State Police. With only his career keeping him in Red County, he returned home to England alongside his brothers Ryan and Conner both of which worked for Elite Trucking. Mr. Radcliffe remained in England only for a short time before returning back to Red County; the calling from the Law Enforcement sector eagerly bringing him back. 
 

Dillimore Police Station. Mr. Radcliffe's daily place of work.

 

 

He reportedly also gave the State Police a number of attempts to rejoin but failed each time. Nevertheless, within time and the assistance and understanding of Vincent Kemp, a good friend of Mr. Radcliffe, he was soon reinstated back into the force as Corporal before climbing the ranks.

With exclusive reports that the San Andreas State Police will cease to exist and will soon make way for a Sheriff's department, sources claim that no one has been promised a job and that it will be solely up to the new Sheriff as to who will receive a position within the new department. This frightening prospect of unemployment for many of the current law enforcement personnel may have been responsible for the permanent and unfortunate choice that Mr. Radcliffe had chosen to end his life.

A note was discovered by authorities next to Mr. Radcliffe which speaks volumes of the true demons that he was fighting:

The State Police was the only thing that kept me going, it kept my mind occupied and distracted me from the terror within my own mind. It's now been taken away from me, I have nothing left. I've just been told that no one within the command team will be transferred over to the new law enforcement agency and I'm out of a job. I am sorry to all who I let down, I thought I would be ok, I thought I'd overcome this pain. Losing my position has just made me realize that it was there all along, I was just masking it.I managed to save so many lives and make such a difference to the community, but the only life I could not save was my own. To those who read this, remember me for who I was, not who I had become.


County Radio would like to offer this article up as an online obituary to remember Mr. Radcliffe. Some statements in particular that were brought to us are as follows:

 

Councilman Sylvester Quinn

The news regarding the passing of James Radcliffe is extremely saddening and disheartening. He set an example for the policing of the state and he will be dearly missed. My condolences go out to his relatives and close friends.

 


Corporal Alexandra J. Hall


I’ve known Lieutenant First Class James Radcliffe for the entirety of my seven consecutive months within the San Andreas State Police. I worked with him extensively throughout my time within the department, especially within the Emergency Services Unit. I attended the situation at 2 Moyers Road at around one-am after having reports of a Public Disturbance at the address; this later was recognised as his service-canine, Jack who refused to leave the Lieutenant’s side and barked in-order to get someone's attention. I had arrived only to be too late to provide any medical care to the deceased and sadly all the care provided by the Red County Fire Department did not alter his state in anyway. Lieutenant James Radcliffe will always be noted as a hero within the San Andreas State Police, someone who had gone above and beyond all expectations to do his duty, to protect with courage and to serve with compassion. I am extremely gutted and saddened about Radcliffe’s passing and my condolences go out to anyone within his family and friend, he will be missed dearly.

 


It is believed that a small private ceremony for family will be held in the upcoming weeks to remember Mr. Radcliffe. County Radio would like to express our sincere condolences that we wish to extend to Mr. Radcliffe's family, friends and colleagues. He was a true and genuine individual within the County and we hope his hard work, dedication, and heroism will always be remembered. County Radio will be offering a one-minute silence on our broadcast system in remembrance this afternoon. 


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