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Scanner Reports 3-10-14
updated: Mar 10, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

The other morning I woke up and had pain on the left side of my chest. It was weird and felt arthritic. I rubbed it a bit then got up and made coffee and forgot all about it. A couple hours later I was walking down the driveway when my eyesight went blurry. I took my glasses off and rubbed my eyes remembering the wind from the day before must be allergies I thought. I felt kinda tired throughout the day but really did not think much of it, later on that evening I was watching a movie and had an itch on my chest so I reached in my shirt to itch and felt a lump. I thought that was weird that wasn't there before I went in the bathroom and took off my shirt and Oh my there was a horrible looking welt spider bite. I ripped it open and grabbed my cologne, spraying it directly into the wound then I put antibiotic cream in it. I did not sleep so well. Saturday morning I headed off for Cottage. It was hot all day Saturday but I felt a fever and chill from the bite. They gave me a couple tests and sent me off with antibiotics which I don't like taking, but sometimes you have to.

I went out in the waiting room thinking my ride would be there but it wasn't and thought I'd like to walk a bit when I get to tired I'll call my friend to come and get me from a pay phone. I headed down Bath Street toward town and when I got to Mission I stood there watching the traffic wiz past me. I realized standing there that I was only 2 blocks away from 1822 De La Vina; the place I used to live that would be tore down soon. I decided I would go see what was left. It was still standing I went up the steps and walked toward the main house and went back to 1985. The last time I was there talking to my landlady on the porch drinking ice tea it was a hot day like Saturday. My friend Brad walked up and we all sat there. I could almost see them still. The place was beautiful even though it was kinda tore up; I walked around to the other house and saw my old place abandoned blinds still in the windows. I didn't look all the way in I was afraid someone might call the cops on me prowling around like that.

The old Persimmon tree next to our place was dried up and dead. There was a lot of overgrowth if I was homeless I'd been sleeping there too. Funny I could have sworn the garage was closer to our back door I peered in almost thinking I'd see the stuff I left behind, long gone in the trash or someone else's garage now. Then I went around the back toward the cottage and there it was; the same way I remembered it although not in the same place. Like the garage it seemed to have moved. I saw the patio where many years ago I'd tossed in heads of lettuce for the desert turtles that Anita had. They too were long gone like everything and everyone else. Many years ago I lived there with a gal I thought I'd marry. I was tempted to open up the garage where I remembered Anita kept her Beautiful Buick Riviera 1964 a lovely year with 22,500 original miles on it and not driven in many years then but then I would be prowling. I turned and scanned the yard.

Someone had built a bird aviary that wasn't there 30 years ago. It's too bad that too will be destroyed with the rest of the houses. I walked between the back garages toward the front of Anita's house when a wind seemed to come from nowhere and a door slammed nearby. I jumped a couple feet in the air then turned and went another way. I missed my friends dearly but don't want to see them quite yet. I went back where my old apartment was and stood there a long time looking at it. I wanted something from this place to remember it when it's gone. I looked down found a nice smooth rock put it in my pocket and slowly walked away, remembering all the good times I had there. A fella was getting in a pickup truck on the street watching me for a second then drove off. I thought it was time for me to leave too.

I headed down De La Vina in almost every block I remembered something or someone. It's too bad I had to go to Cottage, but the walk home was nice; so many memories. Too bad I didn't think to carry water. It was getting hotter and hotter and I was feeling a little dizzy and couldn't find a pay phone. It used to be there was a pay phone in every block. Everyone has cell phones now everyone except for me. I got to a small deli and got some water but still no pay phone. I wasn't too far from Ralphs; there would be one there for sure. I saw a phone outside the liquor store there on De La Vina but it looked like loogie city was living all over it and I wasn't going there, so on to Ralphs. I was really hot and dizzy by the time I got there and thought I was just about ready to have a heat stroke and if I did I wasn't going to tell you guys ‘cause I'm always telling you to drink lots of water. I went up the front steps of Ralphs and could not believe my eyes; the patio, the fountain, sure didn't look like a grocery store. I was in Love.

Right away, a couple jerks burst my bubble fighting in the parking lot and they were not homeless they were a couple thugs fighting over a parking spot with another guy. I looked all over for a pay phone. You know, it used to be you could find a pay phone on every block! I saw this fella near the entrance and he was somehow quite familiar to me although I was quite sure I had never seen him before. I asked him if he knew if there was a pay phone there, he said No but offered me his cell phone I was able to call my friend and have him pick me up there after a brief shop lifting spree. Anyway I offered this guy a couple bucks and he very politely said "No" but I gave him the money anyway. He did me a favor and I was grateful. Funny the guy's name was Peter; he was homeless, originally from South Africa. He was a very interesting man and he totally reminded me of another Peter I knew. Do all Peters look alike? Maybe it was the fever. I saw him get up and move to another bench after I spoke with him but when I came out of the store a few moments later he was gone.

Howard showed up we picked up a lot of Chicken and came home. I have these huge Horsey Pills I have to take but I'm pretty sure they are helping. I didn't get a lot of reports down over the weekend and I'm sorry about that but I still did them. And here they are.

Scanner Roni Reports, FRYday:

  • Suspicious Orange Box on the corner of South Bradley and Lakeview in Santa Maria.
  • Somewhere on Hot Springs the wind blew a tree down.
  • SBPD waking up the Castillo off ramp Illegal camper crew getting them off to work or school.
  • At 816 Cacique an idiot was refusing to leave and threatening to set the place on fire. He got away before police could get him but heard there was a hold waiting for him when they did catch up with him.
  • Heard over CHP Radio there was a subject crossing the freeway at Milpas, NOT very smart and that's all that would be left after he got run over about 20 times.
  • Medium brown and white dog hit and killed in the 2200 Block of Las Canoas.
  • 4300 Block of Modoc vehicle vs bicyclist.
  • Free moving boxes in the 1000 Block of Quinientos.
  • Subject disturbing in front of the Habit so what else is new?
  • 4000 Block of Jupiter 242 Assault at Maple HS.
  • Suspicious male driving a yellow Cadillac elderly hanging out with kids at Olive Hill and Clark.
  • Premise check Dwight Murphy.
  • 900 Block of Garden Trespasser.
  • Storke at Hollister 20002 non-injury hit and run citizen got involved followed the guy and he was caught.
  • Subject selling tools out of a suitcase 624 State Street, SNOT for long.
  • 23152 Gold Explorer 100 Block of East Anapamu.
  • 5100 Block of Linden fall victim head injury.
  • 415 Employee possibly assaulting others 7-11 on Calle Real in Goleta.
  • 100 Block of Bodega Lane missing vehicle.
  • Marketplace 3 German males in an RV with Washington Plates involved in lewd prostitution.
  • Suicidal male at the entrance of MTD wearing black.
  • Illegal bonfire 8 foot flames blowing embers in the wind 5100 Block of Carpinteria Ave.
  • Code 40, Drunk with a gun at New House 3 2400 Block of Bath Street he told someone he had a gun, Not sure if he really had one. I knew a guy who was suicidal because he was on parole and could not find the job he wanted he told the police that he had a gun but he didn't have a gun he was just being dramatic. They picked him up he went to jail for violating his parole and got another 10 years Dummy.
  • Report of drunk juveniles at a party at La Casa De La Raza going to jail.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Saturday:

  • Medical Emergency for a head injury SBPD on scene 501 North Milpas.
  • Illegal Camper in the 800 Block of Cliff Drive.
  • Smoke odor but no fire 1600 Block of Bath Street.
  • K-9 2 On a subject 800 Block of Cacique.
  • Traffic Stop 100 Block of Garden.
  • Code 2 medics for intoxicated subject 324 West Montecito.
  • Loud Music 1200 Block of San Andres.
  • Someone called in and said a female bit their lip in the 700 Block of State but when the police got there he was not there.
  • Injured MONSTER TRUCK DRIVER refusing treatment at the Fairgrounds. I didn't hear which Fairgrounds which seems pretty unfair to me.
  • 459 Burglary to the residence in the 600 Block of West Gutierrez.
  • Violation of restraining order 500 West Canon Perdido.
  • Burglar Alarm Cantwell's.
  • Vehicle accident 101 Southbound at Turnpike Rollover traffic accident.
  • 23152 Driver thought to be involved in that accident was found at Islay and Castillo in a tan jeep with body damage.
  • 246 at Questa Medical for a man down.
  • 1600 Block of Mountain Avenue Loud Music.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Sunday:

  • Threats investigation in the Emergency Room 320 West Pueblo Cottage.
  • Naked Subject just hanging out in the 2700 Block of State Street.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject at Amtrak 209 State Street.
  • Public Accident First Block of Garden no injury property damage only.
  • Unconscious Subject at Hendry's Beach.
  • Family 415 600 Block of East Ortega.
  • Elderly fall victim head injury at the Zoo.
  • 415 Argument over a non-injury accident Quinientos and Alisos.
  • Male with shoulder length brown hair in his 30's exposing himself to passersby in the 500 Block of State Street.
  • Medical Emergency San Andres at Victoria.
  • A couple burglars working it in IV Sunday morning, burglary and Hot Prowl on El Greco.
  • 800 Block of Cliff drive illegal camper.
  • San Marcos High School Report of water flowing from the Boys locker room sounded like a flood, engine 13, and 11 for the Clean Up.
  • Code 3 Medics at 824 Cacique no reason given Fire and SBPD on scene.
  • Copter 3 delivering Hikers to Cachuma Saddle from somewhere up in the hills unknown reason but if I had to guess I would think the hikers might have been overheated and lost. I'm sure KEYT will tell us later.

    Anyway that's enough outta me for now feeling a little scrappy anyway. Have a Great Monday and Dog Willing We will see you on Wednesday. Later, Roger


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