Joe and Frank investigate a series of burglaries in new housing developments where the suspect's signature is the killing of pet birds.
Joe Friday searches for a check forger who has been using the name of the old-time movie villain Parker Allington, who died three years ago. The search takes him to a former extra who has given up show business for crime.
A teenage boy turns himself in and confesses to being an addict, but he refuses to give up the names of his friends who supplied him.
A group of police women act as decoys to draw a stick-up man out into the open.