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Scanner Reports 2-21-14
updated: Feb 21, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Thank Dog it's FRYday! Another beautiful Day in Santa Barbara. One might think with all the beauty that surrounds our lovely town everyone would be happy. There is so much to do here; the ocean, the mountains, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, the list goes on. Even if one is poor and cannot afford many activities these are pretty much free. There are many other things to do also with little or no cost including educational activities, volunteering, listening to music. Not all concerts cost an arm and a leg around here. If you're dirt poor and need food there are many organizations here willing to help you; Catholic Charities, Food Bank, the Salvation Army, the Rescue Mission, just to mention a couple.

If you're depressed and need to talk there are places to go to for that also. If you're in dire straits go to a 12-step group. Chances are there is one covering whatever is ailing you, if you're feeling depressed and life isn't worth living but you're not suicidal. Like me I'm Catholic and if I commit suicide I'm going to burn in HELL so more than likely I will never kill myself. If you're like me 12-Step groups are wonderful. Where else can you go and eat cookies, have a couple cups of coffee, get an emotional lift and drop a buck in the basket? That's an option you don't have to put anything in there at all. There is so much to do and help to attain if you need it. I'm mentioning this because yesterday, I heard a suicide on the Westside of Santa Barbara. Other than it being in a home I won't say where because it was not a public suicide.

In Lompoc in Jalama Park a suicidal subject was found dead; probable cause Suicide. There were at least 3 attempts in the County including a heroin overdose, and an overdose in parking lot 10, although the parking lot 10 might have been an Alcohol OD. On Tuesday there was a suicide at PHF the county Psyche ward, I heard an 1144 in the county it might not have been a suicide but sounded as if it was. I hear a lot of suicidal people call in Santa Barbara County many are missing, some have vehicles if they are a danger to themselves, and then they are dangerous to others. I'm hearing a lot of suicides lately and that is why I wrote this, I'm concerned. I think some people think I like hearing all the bad things that happen in Santa Barbara but I don't. Wherever I hear a medical emergency, or a suicidal subject I break out my rosary and pray. I'm sorry if that offends people I'm not perfect just a regular hypocrite like everyone else. Don't tell Dog but I don't like praying all the time either. We may not all agree on things here but we all have something to contribute in this life so don't give up stick around and suffer with the rest of us.

Hair is thy Blessed Scanner Roni Reports, Wednesday:

  • 16 Year old suicidal son threatening other family members but disappeared before police arrived somewhere on Stow Canyon Road.
  • Bicyclist vs pedestrian on a street that sounded like Chads Court.
  • 5150 Female yelling from white van in McKenzie Park.
  • Fall victim down 12 steps head injury 1400 Block of Chapala.
  • 16 year old kid from Stow Canyon not returned calling in suicidal threats.
  • Code 40, DRUNK female gave police, fire, and medics, HELL on Wednesday in the 1300 Block of State running in and out of traffic screaming and yelling. I think they finally took her away. Some people SHOULD NOT drink.
  • Suspicious male walking around Patterson School 400 Patterson Road, SBSO knows who he is.
  • Medical Emergency seizures at 118 East Figueroa, court house.
  • 1100 Block of East Gutierrez illegal burning of trash in the yard.
  • Medical emergency for chest pains at fire station one.
  • Suicide by hanging on the West Side.
  • Heroin overdose in the 1900 Block of McClellan, Santa Maria.
  • 415 Homeless subject disturbing Dwight Murphy Park 500 Block of Ninos.
  • Medical Emergency seizures at Fresh Market 200 Block of North Milpas.
  • Medical Emergency unresponsive overdose Parking lot 10
  • Report of a Code 40, DRUNK disturbing and getting naked at the Dolphin Fountain foot of Stearns Wharf. Makes me wanna go for a swim not with him though.
  • Report of a gas leak near Santa Felicia and Hollister.
  • Woman traveling the wrong way Southbound in the northbound lanes on Patterson in a motorized wheelchair.
  • Unattended child found wandering 5000 Block of Birchwood.
  • 415, 5150 female refusing to leave a room at Motel 6 3505 State Street.
  • 20002 Hit and Run in the 400 Block of State Street suspect vehicle a black Toyota Tundra with"7921" in the license plate.
  • A man in Isla Vista with a 10,000 Dollar warrant wants to turn himself in he has been drinking and has a license plate tattooed on his arm, sounds experienced to me.
  • 459 Burglary investigation to a residence in the 700 Block of West Mission.
  • The better the weather the more the crime.
  • 5150 Elderly naked male disturbing at Starbucks became aggressive and had to be restrained by the police there was a medical emergency after this and he was rushed to Cottage Hospital, unknown condition.
  • Theft of Alcohol CVS 200 West Carrillo.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Thursday:

  • 415 Male subject yelling at the Carpinteria Farmers Market on Linden.
  • Mesa Lane at School House Lane CSI Call unknown crime.
  • Check the Welfare of the elderly woman in traffic Cliff at Los Positas.
  • Traffic stop Cliff at Meigs no license plate on a brown Honda Accord.
  • Montecito Fire requested SBSO assistance in detaining trench workers who refused to stop working at a possible water main break, Cal OSHA also notified. Got my streets mixed up San Ysidro I think. If I were a real journalist I'd know.
  • Santa Barbara city fire requesting SBPD and Adult Protection Services for a call in the 2800 Block of State Street.
  • Medical emergency for leg pain 400 East DLG.
  • Suspicious Circumstances reporting party being followed by a man with grey hair and a mustache. (I don't know why that description sounds so familiar) at DLG and Laguna.
  • Smoke check on highway 166 near Cuyama turned out to be a small fire.
  • Check on an RV in a 90 minute space on Calle Palo Colorado.
  • Homeless subject refusing to leave then pushed the reporting party in the 400 Block of State Street.
  • Medical Emergency for an unconscious elderly woman in front of Uptown Bar in the 3100 Block of State Street. I bet there's some nice cold beer in there today.
  • Keep the Peace while subject picks up property 800 Block of Cliff Drive.
  • Theft of Mail in the 6700 Block of Abrego.
  • Female homeless gal disturbing at Tri County Produce causing a ruckus of sorts last seen heading to Dwight Murphy Park.
  • Vehicle accident behind the Medicine Shop one driver possibly 12500 Unlicensed.
  • 415 Subject refusing to leave GVCH Emergency hospital a male who came in with a female that don't want him there SBSO Responding. Good if the gal don't want him there he should go, ya know?
  • Harbor Patrol is on an unlicensed driver in Marina one SBPD responding.
  • Woman in vehicle broadsided a SBPD car in the 400 Block of Corona Del Mar.

    Will that's enough outta me for now this computer has been acting up a wee bit and I don't want anything to disappear. Made a big pot of lentil for the neighbors and me. With chili's, tomatoes, organic onions, and kale, Bacon and Rice on the side, chips and cheese. I'm no gourmet chef but I like to cook for my friends. If you're feeling scrappy find someone to talk to don't do yourself in. Take it from someone who don't have much is crazier than a loon. It ain't all that but it ain't half bad either. Have a great weekend and Dog willing we will see you on Monday. Later, Roger



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