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Scanner Reports 10-3-12
updated: Oct 03, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Happy Wednesday Hump Day. To some just another work day for others, like 81 year old Antonia Becerra, of Glendale who got her life savings ripped off in a lottery scam and has to keep working to survive. I read her story in the LA Times on Sunday. Could you imagine the horror of something like that happening to you? You save all your life; a buck here, there, you make it to retirement then get nailed by a thief. Some people have no conscience. They don't care that someone worked hard all their life saving every penny to make ends meet. They just want to take everything they got then leave them with nothing. A lot of people would give up at this point; not this gal she is still working 3 days a week at the same job she's had over 40 years. The Glendale Police Department is helping her out by collecting donations to help Antonia to get her life back on track.
I read dozens of these stories each week but I get real angry when I read or hear of people abusing the elders. It reminds me of Santa Barbara the Capital of Elder Abuse after what happened here a few years back in one of our Nursing homes. People say that the Nursing home abuse case changed lives, Elders gained more rights, and nursing homes were forced to become more accountable. Organizations protecting the elders sprouted up all over. I had a friend whose mother was abused here in Santa Barbara she went to all of those organizations and all they did was refer her to other organizations. She went the official route not much was done there either. My take on things that occur like this in Santa Barbara is that the abuse is discovered, uncovered, and then covered back up only better than before. The only service provided to victims is Lip Service, from what I have seen concerning Elder Abuse. It really burns me up when I witness the horror of Elder Abuse like I did a few years ago when that poor old woman was tossed out of the Shelter on the street.
Seems like almost every time I go across the street to Circle K the shelters security guard shows up. Sometimes when I'm walking back from the Post Office I notice another staff member I'll call Spanky because that is who he looks like walking behind me and laughing what a bunch of Bozos. I mean Come On don't they have anything better to do than follow people around they don't like in an attempt to intimidate? I don't feel intimidated by Elder Abusers so good luck with that. I think people who abuse the Elderly and disabled are Scum of the Earth. It sure is sad. Sad for the homeless who have nothing and are trying to better themselves, and sad for the people that let it happen. Kinda funny a neighborhood activist told me last week that every time she went to Circle K, the shelter guard shows up I thought she was a little nuts, then I noticed the same thing happening to me. I don't mind being nuts especially if these people consider themselves to be sane I really don't want their brand of sanity. The next time I see something like that happening in my neighborhood I'm going to document the HELL out of it. I will also call the other shelters here in town and attempt to get the person a place to stay there. I hope I could count on someone here in Santa Barbara to help. It really is a shame that we treat our poor elderly that way.
Here is your Scanner Reports, Monday:
SBSO requesting unit with camera to respond to Carp High School not sure for what vandalism maybe.
1500 Block of Eucalyptus Hill Road Fire "Food on the Stove."
459 Burglary to a vehicle in the 200 Block of South Canada.
459 Burglary to a residence on Mira Vista slender Hispanic male.
SBSO requested assistance from SBPD in a search for a wanted child molester, not sure if they got him yet.
Report of juveniles smoking Rock cocaine near the elevators in parking lot 10.
2800 Block of State Street SBPD on scene of a 5150 Subject on 5150 Hold going into custody.
3 Code 40 Drunks in the 1200 Block of Cacique.
Medical Emergency at the County jail for someone suffering from dt's.
Overdose 800 Block of Foxen Canyon Road.
Highway 101 Storke off ramp vehicle accident drivers 415 Arguing or fighting.
Medical Emergency Garden at Figueroa 16 year old female suffering asthma attack.
Two Skateboarders into a pole Canon Perdido at Milpas, transported to hospital by private vehicle.
8-10 Juvenile gang Types hanging outside of the East Side Library.
Dog ran into police car on San Andreas then ran away, Animal control was called I hope the dog was found by now.
East Valley at Toro Canyon Road vehicle into a tree injury accident.
Engine 3 responding to an overdose in the 1100 Block of North Milpas.
Stabbing on East Beach near the Volleyball courts one suspect caught others got away for now.
3 Subjects trespassing on Cleveland School property off APS I think police got them.
400 Block of East Ortega 415 Male yelling that he is going to kill someone.
415 Woman yelling in the Ambulance Bay at Cottage hospital.
Scanner Reports, Tuesday:
Injury traffic accident Carrillo at Santa Barbara streets, motorcycle vs vehicle.
Overdose on Magna Vista.
100 Block of East Haley 415 Domestic couple beating each other up.
Suspicious Circumstances at Church Hills Jewelers.
Suspicious circumstances Tour Bus sitting in front of court house 118 East Figueroa CHP on scene reports to SBPD that passengers on bus are reporting that they were 211ed Robbed.
15-20 Transients challenging passersby I did not hear where but get the idea it was near Parking Lot 10. One reporting party witnessed one of the transients shooting drugs with a needle he was last seen going through parking lot 11. Police described him as a white male with a shaved head tats all over riding a black bicycle.
After that SBPD were talking about this one fella that raises a lot of HELL around town I think they thought he was the guy shooting the dope maybe he was either way the HELL raiser was drinking a beer in the 200 Block of South Milpas when he was confronted by someone some of us know and love (as a friend). Apparently this person a female didn't know that this fella that was having a beer the guy the police were looking for hates women. It's not like it's tattooed on his head. This guy throws his beer at the women and starts chasing her. She calls PD, They show up after looking around for him for a while he is found by either the old post office or the new one. I think it was behind the old one. He was 5150ed and taken away.
There was an 1144 somewhere on Via Real.
Someone became angry at the Silly Council meeting and was also taken away for some quiet time.
There was an overdose at the Cacique Street shelter.
Medical emergency 700 Block of Carpinteria for difficulty breathing.
On Hillview somewhere in the County someone's mother slit their wrist with a knife.
A 20 year old kid threatened to kill his mother and father also in the County.
At Toyon and State Street a minor injury accident.
Carrillo and Bath vehicle vs Bicyclist injury accident also.
SBPD attempt to locate Domestic Violence suspect around town.
In Santa Maria a man who had been pacing back and forth on a street and crying was now laying in the middle of the street, he was also taken away.
A shoplifter was detained in the CVS in the 4800 Block of Hollister.
There was a report of a Suicidal subject on the bottom floor of the casino of the parking garage sitting in a car.
Overdose on Pine 500 Block.
Main Water line break Hollister at Coronado.
Overdose 6100 Block of Sheridan Way.
Very weird day a lot of people upset. Well today is a nude day let's all make the beast of it, Shall We? Happy Humpster Day! Dog Willing, we will see each otter on FRYday. Roger
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