Check Out Japan's Badass Motorcycle Cops

Today, it was announced in the Japanese press that the country is getting a squad of off-roading police bikes. That's good, because some of them have been practicing. » 3/26/14 8:00am 3/26/14 8:00am

Cops Show Up Live on Warcraft Stream After Troll Phones In Fake Report

A popular livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here. » 12/04/13 4:00pm 12/04/13 4:00pm

Masked Reagan Suspected in GameStop Stickup

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. » 9/23/13 4:30pm 9/23/13 4:30pm

Boy, Skyrim Cops Have To Deal With Some Seriously Messed Up Stuff

Between the dragons, magical creatures, prostitutes, drugs, and absurd heroes (like you!), being in law enforcement in Skyrim doesn't sound fun....but it is hilarious. For us, that is. » 8/08/13 5:30pm 8/08/13 5:30pm

Police Trainer Tells Cops to Quit Throwing Guns Like It's a Video Game

Today's cops are, apparently, throwing their guns all over the place, says a police training expert. One guy threw it behind cover before diving after it. Another guy ditched his weapon in a struggle for a rifle. These are poor decisions, says the expert, and he thinks he knows what's behind them. » 6/03/13 4:30pm 6/03/13 4:30pm

Man, I Wish I’d Gotten To Beat A Cop At Video Games

Kids these days have all the fun. It's bad enough they have cellphones and high speed access to the internet, but now they get to fulfill one of my lifelong dreams - beating a cop at video games. » 3/15/13 11:00am 3/15/13 11:00am

Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do When The Skyrim COPS Come For You

Not all the guards in Skyrim are knee-injured former adventurers, and not all of their tasks involve capturing dragons and stopping marauding Dovahkiin. Some of them are just regular old working stiffs whose 9-5 involves cruising around and sorting out the drunk and the disorderly. » 8/22/12 7:00pm 8/22/12 7:00pm

Wired Controllers Blamed in Attempted Murder

Cops in a northeastern Pennsylvania community booked a man on attempted murder charges, saying he tried to strangle his wife with "a video game cord." Either he was playing with wired console controllers from a generation ago, or the guy went and grabbed the Xbox 360 brick to choke his spouse. » 2/10/12 11:00pm 2/10/12 11:00pm

Second Time's the Charm, or at Least a Trend, in Xbox Live SWAT Griefing

Instead of bogus pizza deliveries, sending a SWAT team to your door appears to be the hip new griefing trend in online gaming. Earlier this month we told you about a gamer in Eugene, Ore. who answered the doorbell to a police raid, thanks to some douchebag he met in FortressCraft. Now it's happened to someone in… » 6/30/11 8:30pm 6/30/11 8:30pm

Pokémon Suspect, Cops Arrest You!

Japanese cyber cops are cracking down big time on individuals who are breaking copyright law. And if you break he law, you just might end up on prime time news. » 3/09/11 8:00am 3/09/11 8:00am

Drug Dealer Gets Three Years In Wii Bowling Case

A Florida man whose home was notoriously raided by undercover detectives who stopped to play Wii bowling has agreed to a plea bargain that will send him to prison for three years. » 10/14/10 1:00am 10/14/10 1:00am

Stolen Console Leads Cops To Meth Surprise

A Florida woman swiped and pawned her roommate's console, and when the cops came over to ask questions, they noticed a "large white chemical cloud" wafting out of the house. Better living through chemistry! » 9/11/10 3:00pm 9/11/10 3:00pm

Kid Bribed With Video Games To Steal Drugs, Say Cops

Kids, if someone promises you a video game! if you let them borrow a bottle of mom's pills without telling mom, that's bigtime STRANGER DANGER and you need to tell McGruff the Crime Dog. » 8/03/10 8:30pm 8/03/10 8:30pm

The Case of the Indie Devs and the Medical Marijuana Mixup

IllFonic, the Denver-based developer of Ghetto Golf, happens to have a medical marijuana dispensary for a next-door neighbor. Last night its alarm went off, the fuzz showed up at the wrong address, and three devs were cuffed at gunpoint. » 3/06/10 3:00pm 3/06/10 3:00pm

Stolen Video Games Help Catch a Predator

A Delaware man is looking at some time in the slammer for failing to register himself as a sex offender, and he would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling video games. » 1/08/10 6:20pm 1/08/10 6:20pm

Stolen 360 Helps Cops Bag Prolific Bronx Burglar

Jeremiah Gilliam's streak of 200-plus larcenies and burglaries came to an end when the criminal mastermind plugged in a jacked Xbox Live, leading the cops directly to his door. » 12/24/09 6:00pm 12/24/09 6:00pm

Mom Calls 911 When Kid Won't Stop Playing Console

In Chicago last month, a kid called 911 when the 'rents took away his Xbox 360. Saturday in a Boston suburb a mom dialed the law when her son wouldn't stop playing. Oh yeah, Grand Theft Auto's involved here, too. » 12/21/09 10:00pm 12/21/09 10:00pm

Detroit Shopper Gets Cray-Cray When He Can't Return a Console

The ancient Chinese curse reads, "May you live in interesting times." So when a GameStopper says "It was an interesting day here," you know he's not talking about big sales. » 12/02/09 10:40pm 12/02/09 10:40pm