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Scanner Reports 1-24-14
updated: Jan 24, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Thank Dog it's FRYday. Watching Channel 9 Snooze the other night there was a story where a girl was telling everyone it ain't worth it to Drink and Drive because you never know what is going to happen. She lost her big sister because they went out with friends who were drinking and driving. Two girls were killed in the wreck. It really should not be called an accident. What is accidental about drinking and driving, or driving under the influence for that matter? Every time someone is killed driving under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs, the driver or friends of the drivers usually say they should not have done it. It's the same thing over and over and over again but no one GETS IT! It happens again and again. Driving under the influence has become part of our lives. Many people do it at least once in their lives. I did it when I was younger; I'm glad I don't do it anymore. I know people that do though. I don't see them or I'd call the police anonymously. That is the way to report someone if you're thinking of turning someone in. Do it anonymously so they don't know you turned them in. They would be wondering who snitched them out and it might stop them from doing it again, thinking that everyone's out to get em. Keep em paranoid.

Whenever I write about Driving under the influence, I hear stories from people who admit barely escaping Check Points realizing that they were approaching one only to pull a U-Turn within a couple blocks to escape being checked out, "Of course I only had one beer." they add. So why avoid the Check Point? One fella that says that to me usually means he had a dozen beers, by one beer he means he had one 12-Pack. I think Driving under the influence will exist as long as there is travel. Someday when we have Flying cars people will be flying into buildings and into the ocean, into each other of course. The only hope there is in curbing this crime are tougher Laws and Punishments, longer jail and prison sentences. On Edhat commenters have suggested that not only names of offenders be printed but Mug Shots of people arrested for driving under the influence be published this might help. Someone's name being printed they could get away with saying "Oh that is someone else with the same name as mine." They might have less of a chance with that excuse if their mug shot was printed. Offenders might think twice about driving under the influence if their employer, or maybe their clients see that they have been arrested for driving a motor vehicle impaired not many people out there want to do business with a criminal.

I remember years ago my name being printed in the paper for breaking the law. A few years after my name was in the paper I was applying for a job somewhere and the potential employer recognized my name and he says to me "Get your butt on down the road I don't hire criminals." Needless to say I got my butt on down the road. Back then I was young and really did not have a problem finding work I had a problem keeping it, and one of the reasons I had a problem keeping a job was because I preferred getting drunk, and I usually got into trouble when I got drunk. My name was printed in the paper for a Burglary which was dropped down to a petty theft because all I took was a street map of Santa Barbara County which at the time cost 50 Cents, stupid huh? This was 34 years ago and when I went to court I fell asleep in Judge Lodge's court room snoring away they had to wake me up. I didn't get into too much trouble after this in my life, though I'm not a lifelong 12-Step member. A.A. Showed me many things and I credit the Steps for saving my life as well as others' and it's the reason I did not stay a stupid criminal for very long. I still practice the Twelve Steps of A.A. having been planted in my brain almost every day for 17 years. I know people are sick and tired of my obsession with Driving under the Influence. Will I'm sick and tired of hearing about people losing their lives. Driving under the influence; when that ends I'll write about something else.

Here is your Scanner Reports, Wednesday:

  • Assist the Sam Units in the 2200 Block of Garden Street on a wanted subject.
  • Code 3 Fire and Medics for a code 40, DRUNK passed out next to the door of McDonalds 29 North Milpas. When the fire department got there they requested code 2 SBPD.
  • Saturn and Mercury Illegal Dumping I knew we'd get there sooner or later.
  • 242 Assault involving a La Cumbre Junior High student at the Station.
  • Medical Emergency at Amtrak.
  • Vandalism Window Smash Mad Dogs 505 State Street jerk that did it seen last Eastbound on Haley.
  • Report of injured Deer and Doe in Roadway 200 Block of Saint Andrews Way.
  • Report of a 417 Brandishing a machete San Andreas at Sola.
  • 242 Assault at Campus Point suspect is in the ocean.
  • 2600 East Valley Road Fire Department training exercises Copter 3 and another Copter landing and lifting off.
  • Medical Emergency Laceration to the leg 500 Thornburg.
  • Medical Emergency woman in wheelchair hemorrhaging from the nose and mouth at CVS Pharmacy
  • 1109 State Street. I hope she's ok.
  • SBSO, 200 Block of Oak Road meet with CWS, Child Welfare Services.
  • A 5150 called in and reported a shotgun at the door at Friendship Manor. That sounds like a pretty wild and swinging place to live.
  • Medical Emergency Central Coast Nursing for a Code Blue.
  • Illegal Camper to the front 32 East Haley.
  • Check the Welfare at Castillo and Montecito for a male down on the sidewalk.
  • Sheppard's Place off Carpinteria Ave report of a Homeless camp in the area off Carpinteria Avenue.
  • 23152 Drunk Driver in a BMW Westbound from 600 East Cabrillo 6SSJ???
  • Subject 314 at Dwight Murphy Indecent exposure.
  • 415 Argument over a stolen Skateboard at Ortega Park 600 East Ortega.
  • Report of a subject at a bus stop on Camino Del Remedio yelling and wearing paper booties.
  • Report of juveniles pushing shopping carts into cars and then each other at Costco.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject down in a large pool entrance Cabrillo at Calle Cesar Chavez.
  • 300 Block of West Cota 242 Assault.
  • Medical Emergency woman suffered seizures and crashed her van at Quarantina and Reddick ended up on the sidewalk. She was transported to Cottage and when came out of it took off unknown why. They said she was having a medical issue.
  • Report of a White Mustang traveling 95 plus mph thru Santa Maria on Highway 101 and texting.
  • Hazard condition upper East Campus SBCC on a smoldering pile of mulch.
  • 23152 Male in white Chevy truck 1999, seen swerving all over the road Modoc and Hollister Area.
  • Some type of 415 in the 800 Block of North Milpas thought I heard someone's wife was breaking things up in the Speedy Mart.

    Scanner Reports, Thursday:

  • Homeless subject challenging passersby to a Duel 501 State Street.
  • Auto Theft investigation on Calle Cesar Chavez at Calvary Church.
  • 800 West Walnut ill female outside.
  • Code 100 Bomb threat UCSB.
  • SBPD Requesting police supervisor on Kimberly Street. Not sure if the request for a female officer to search an X-Ray in the 100 Block of Helena is connected.
  • Animal Cruelty call on the Beach at Del Playa.
  • Fire department call for a public assist woman in wheelchair 900 Block of State Street.
  • 400 Block East highways 246 Trespassers.
  • Medical Avenue leg pain.
  • Medical emergency 5700 Block of Via Real with possibly combative patient.
  • 1000 Block of State Street female disturbing.
  • Medical Emergency at PHF Abdominal pain
  • 400 Block of Alisal vehicle vs building.
  • 10-36 Subject with warrants at the Casino.
  • Check the Welfare of a disorientated female elderly 84 years old wandering around her HOOD, Not saying where that is exactly.
  • Fire reported out in Brush behind homes in the 1600 Block of Grand Ave. Santa Barbara City, juvenile seen running away from scene.
  • 415 argument over non-injury accident rear of Big 5, rear of 5 Points.
  • Keep the Peace 100 Block of Los Aquaries.
  • 415 Possibly involving a gun County Dump Road at Calle Real.

    Will that's it outta me for now. Thinking about In and Out Burgers moving to the HOOD. That would be good real good in fact I hear Dunkin Donuts is coming to Southern California and now Krispy Kreme too! I hope they all move to the HOOD, Keep me company, heeheehee. Have a Wonderful Weekend and Dog Willing We will see you on Monday. Later, Roger


     

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