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Scanner Reports 9-24-12
updated: Sep 24, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Monday-Monday Soooo Good to Meeeeee, I forgot the rest of the words sorry. Any of you read the Letters to the Editor in Sundays News Suppress? Alan Bleeker and Bruce Giffin were Right On. They know what goes on down on Milpas they see it every day. I wrote last week about the guy who had a camp behind the property at 211 South Milpas. There was an unattended warming fire smoldering there all day long I could smell it not seeing any smoke or flame I just let my neighbor know about it I figured he lives there. He called his wife, she called 911 they came out put out the fire, and the camp shelter was dismantled. The next day I noticed everything was gone I thought it was nice of the person to clean up their mess. On Saturday night one of the neighbors asked me to keep an eye on their place as they had to go to work in the evening, I did and nothing seemed amiss until daylight. I noticed that the fence that McDonald Animal Hospital put up was tore back down not only that but the center post was tore out of the ground. It wasn't secure with cement or concrete to begin with but it was secure enough to stand on its own.
I really don't care if people sleep outside some people have to do it they don't have a home; I have been there and know what it's like. SNOT everyone in life is successful at most things they do. Even so they should leave things as they found them, Respect the ground don't be vandalizing the place. I understand the frustration on both sides of this issue I know what it's like to be a failure in life to not be able to get off the street without help. I also know what it's like to live in a home and have to clean up after other people that have no respect for others. As far as the Cacique Street Shelter goes I think it should be run by a Faith Based Organization. It seems to me that places like the Rescue Mission on Yanonali and the Salvation Army on Chapala take responsibility for their clients in the neighborHOODS. They also have successful programs that help people to stay sober and not return to the streets. This again is just my opinion that doesn't mean SQUAT but I'm entitled to it. I will say I did some disrespectful things when I was a drunk but I never went Poopy on the street anywhere I always found a bathroom for that even if I had to wait. As far as number one went I found a place to go yea, a lot of the time it was outside but never right on the street in front of other people, to me that is like committing a sex offense.
The other night I fell asleep watching the Bucket List, I really wanted to see the whole movie instead I think I dreamed my version of it. I was 74 years old living in McKenzie Park. I was on the sauce and on the needle all my friends and all my cats were dead and hopefully waiting for me on the other side. I wore Blue Jeans, a Brown leather jacket, and a light blue knit cap the blue cap was my most prized possession, I looked like Charlie Bukowski. The neighborhood was in shambles it was very rough there is no neighborHOOD in the Santa Barbara area that looks as bad as this place did. It was like South Chicago but everyone was friendly and I was well taken care of out there on the streets. Communities of homeless people usually take pretty good care of their own. It's people outside the community you usually have to watch out for.
I heard a call on Sunday involving a 72 Year old man in Chase Palm Park, who was assaulted. One officer asked another if the elderly man might be helped by another police officer who helps people get off the street. I cried when I heard that the elderly man could be a possibility. Dreams are dreams but they don't all come true. Many of the homeless traveling to and thru Santa Barbara are predators and think nothing of beating up those weaker than themselves to get a drink or a fix. Times have changed it's not like it was in the old days when campers respected the ground, and other people. It's scary out there for those who cannot take care of themselves. All homeless shelters in Santa Barbara need to be responsible and accountable for things that happen in the surrounding neighborhood. I think there should be a board of people that oversee all of the shelters to make sure they perform the duties required of them. That is just my opinion it doesn't mean SQUAT but I'm entitled to it. For Heaven's sakes we need to get these Elderly people off the streets many of them were there for us at one time or another, many are veterans. I wish there was some way we could all agree and things would work out but it seems that one shelter operator doesn't want to work with people in the neighborHOOD Instead he chooses to blame everyone. Until one chooses to work with others even those they disagree with there can be no Peace.
Here is Your Scanner Reports, FRYday:
Subject with warrants picked up in the 800 Block of Cacique.
Possible 459 Burglary to a vehicle in the parking lot behind Hotel State Street.
417 Brandishing a knife in the 3900 Block of State Street suspect last seen Southbound on State Street driving a red Ford pickup truck wearing black framed glasses balding head, with several tats.
Road Rage Blue Dodge pickup truck exited highway 101 at Glen Annie driver was throwing rocks at passing vehicles. That's why I like big old cars they are bigger than little blue Dodge pickup trucks.
CSI for a vehicle at the station.
Highway 1 at highway 135 Hazard investigation for paint spilled across the highway, they had to do a little cleanup.
Report of possible Drug Sales in City Lot 3.
Suspicious Circumstances man climbs into trunk of silver BMW in the 400 Block of East Valerio and away they went. He voluntarily went into the trunk he wasn't forced, there was a male driver and female passenger.
Unknown 415 at Uncle Rocco's.
1800 Block of Overlook Lane 459 Burglary to a residence.
Bicyclist down 700 Block of San Ysidro.
SBPD responding to Ventura County Jail for prisoner pickup.
SBPD requesting back up in 1200 Block of Gillespie for assistance with a 10851 Vehicle thief.
Illegal campers in the 400 Block of Linda.
100 Block of Santa Ynez 415 over theft of a purse, the thief is refusing to give the purse back.
Hispanic Male Adult 25- 30 Years old taking pictures of children in East Side Park 200 North Soledad Reporting Party associated with the school.
SBPD Checking out Homeless Camps 2800 Block of Los Positas.
2 Males fighting in the 3900 Block of State, a couple moments later I heard that a motorist was getting beat up. Heard the SO was on scene when City PD arrived so SBPD left. Later on I heard they were called back to the area but I don't know why.
Medical Emergency for a Fall Victim at Buena Vista Care Center.
Neighbors 415, 800 West Figueroa.
273.5 Domestic Violence involving a one year old child near the Shoreline Cafe.
Funny Money at Ralphs 100 West Carrillo.
20002 Hit and Run suspect vehicle grey truck 700 Block of Meigs Road.
600 Block of East Ortega female Citizen of the World Exposing herself.
1300 Block of Indio Muerto several juveniles trespassing in a vacant residence.
Suspicious Circumstances at 5 Points Man wearing stolen clothes. Black male adult now at Big 5 wearing clothing all of which have security tags on them
Shoplifting at Macys 701 State Street.
Shot heard in the area of the 1400 Block of School Mouse Road.
Some type of Drug Violation in the 800 Block of East Haley.
SBPD Attempting to locate a subject at the Cacique Street Shelter.
Report of an Overdose on an MTD Bus at Magnolia Center.
There was a Footsie Pursuit involving one of Santa Barbara's Cop-a-Roni's in the downtown area. I think it started around Vera Cruz Park and ended at First East Ortega. I found it to be an interesting call because even though the female officer sounded out of breath she still clearly described the man she was chasing.
There was a Full Fire Response for an Elevator Rescue at 21 East Victoria 2 Souls were trapped in the elevator for 20 minutes, but uninjured.
UNgang Actitvy at the High School, and Chase Palm Park since we don't have Gangs I think I'll call them UNgangs.
Actually nothing Bad ever happens in Santa Barbara.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
SBPD was out running Citizens of the World for Wants and Warrants one had this jacket that he might be "Armed and Dangerous." The people our police officers run into out there pretty scary.
Check the Welfare of a man lying on a bus bench in the 7300 Block of Calle Real with a bag over his head not moving.
459 Burglary to a residence in the 500 Block of East Anapamu.
AMR was on a AMA at Cliff and Meigs.
On Meigs there was a Medical Emergency for a teen aged boy having seizures.
400 Block of Los Positas report of man yelling at passersby.
400 Block of Scenic Drive report of K-9 in distress in a vehicle.
100 Block of Junipero under the influence Hispanic male challenging and threatening reporting party.
415 Citizen of the World disturbing 210 West Carrillo.
Sheriff Deputies had a drunk driver pulled over at Santa Monica and highway 101 that was driving all over the road.
SBPD was searching around town for a 61 Year old disabled woman pretty much throughout the day, they found her Saturday Evening.
415 Domestic Los Aquarius at Yanonali. I think there was another 415 Domestic around the same time nearby they were looking for two guys involving two separate calls. They got the otter guy in the Surf near Stearns Wharf.
Someone on the Wine Bus ripped off 6 Wine glasses and were being detained on the Wine bus by employees at 32 Anacapa Street.
Elderly man missing from the 500 Block of East Cota known to go to Ortega Park but not there.
Female Fall Victim Santa Barbara at Victoria Street.
415 Arguing Cab Drivers at MTD 1020 Chapala.
Citizen of the World camping in the 200 Block of West Alamar and yelling at passersby.
415 Argument over a non-injury traffic accident near Jacks Bagel 53 South Milpas.
2 Code 40 Drunks going in and out of the Anacapa Dive center.
10851 Stolen Auto investigation 400 Block of Old Coast Highway.
Suspicious Circumstances 1300 Block of Robbins.
SBPD Transported a female to County Jail.
Report of 3 Stray Dogs in a pack at Cacique and Alisos.
23152 Drunk Driver Tourist at the Union 76 Station 1200 Block of Coast Village Road.
300 Block of East Victoria 415 Fight over a Dog Bite.
Code 60 Vehicle blocking a blue Toyota 900 Block of Bath Street.
Corn Vendor 1000 Block of San Andreas an hour ago on Saturday Evening.
415 Yelling coming from the Mecca 500 Block of North Milpas.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
Report of Child found in the Middle of the Street 2000 Block of Gillespie. Parents live in the 800 Block of Mission.
242 Assault on a homeless man 100 Block of Los Aquarius Fire, medics, along with SBPD responded but victim refused to identify attacker. I think and it's only my opinion that it's out of FEAR.
Male refusing to leave the rescue mission 535 East Yanonali, also challenging staff Hispanic male in his 50's.
Somewhere in the County of Santa Barbara a hiker walked into what sounds like grow of 100 Marijuana plants and there was a black SUV in the area.
A drunk walked away from the Sober Center and now qualifies for County Jail if he gets caught. I did that a dozen times and never got caught one time I was waddling up State Street from Mission with about 8 cops chasing my 400 pound girth. The only reason I got away was because I had the keys to the Heads Above the Rest Hair Salon and they didn't. I used to work there many, many Beers ago.
A Citizen of the World was run for Wants and Warrants he had a warrant out of Michigan that was not extraditable unless he was in an adjoining state. It involved Child Support Thanks A lot Dad!!!
415 Domestic at Dwight Murphy involving a couple in a white truck.
Report of a couch sitting across the railroad tracks at Tejas.
Report of a black male adult possibly stealing cooper wire from the vacant lot across from the back of the Double Tree.
1000 Block of Anacapa report of silent fart alarm a barking spider was found in the heating duct.
415 Hatfields and Mc Coys 500 Block of Bath Street.
415 Citizen of the World yelling, raising HELL, and throwing bottles on DLG Street.
1900 Block of State street Suicide in a motel room, The Clerk went to the room to see if the occupant had checked out. Found the deceased in the room called 911 refused to go back into the room. I don't blame him one bit.
On Willow Road somewhere in the county 415 Neighbors throwing rocks at otter neighbor's vehicle over a barking God.
At the Casino where the Bus Loop is report of a medical emergency for an alcohol overdose they must have lost some money.
Elderly Homeless Man 242ed a couple days ago Code 2 Medics responded after a city police officer requested them to check out the man make sure he is ok.
On Highway 246 Report of a motorcyclist down unknown injury.
415, 594, attempt 242, Disturbance, vandalism, and Assault Attempt, at the Shoreline Cafe 800 Shoreline a female committed the offenses. She was caught after running toward the water What's this new thing about going for a swim after breaking the law?
Report of 5 Subjects Fighting in front of Vons Turnpike.
Report of a large amount of smoke in the 4000 Block of Constellation, It was a BBQ.
200 Block of Stearns Wharf female panhandler at the Dolphin Fountain.
Amtrak train stopped at La Patera in Goleta reporting party reports a bullet shattered a train window as it passed thru Carpinteria, near the 5800 Block of Carpinteria Ave.
2 Suspicious juveniles casing vehicles on Gillespie near Anapamu.
That is all you're gonna get outta me for now. Except I am looking for a cheap washing machine I don't care what it looks like as long as it works half way decent 50 Bucks. Dog Willing we will see you on Wednesday. Bye Bye, Roger
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