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Scanner Reports 5-30-14
updated: May 30, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

FRYday. A week ago this evening, 3 UCSB Students were gunned down. I heard it all over the scanner, it doesn't seem like it's already been a week. There have been a couple incidents since that has Isla Vista residents nerves frayed I'm sure; the fireworks, the accidental gunshot, every time a siren is heard people wonder if it's a shooting. It will be that way for a while, maybe a long time for some. Once again a mass shooting is bringing up Gun Control. People are angry on both sides of the debate, as they have been in past mass shootings. Sandy Hook did it for me, hearing about all those small children being shot down and murdered in school along with several teachers; broke my heart. This shooting, having heard it over the scanner, it being so close to home, then reading and hearing the stories of the victims, again my heart is broken.

Many years ago when I was younger I was a member of the NRA for a brief period of time. I joined along with a group of friends back in Indiana. I have always believed in the right to keep and bear arms. I believe owning a gun is like owning a knife. Guns and knives are tools like hammers, screwdrivers, and saws. Vehicles also fit this category. What once were considered tools, are now becoming necessary evils. Twice in my life I used a gun. Both times I believe my life was spared. I believe Home Protection is necessary in the form of some type of weapon or at the very least an alarm system. While I believe in the right to keep and bear arms, I also believe that laws need to be enforced protecting citizens from deranged people who should not have the right to keep and bear arms. When a Welfare check is requested concerning someone who might be acting in an aggressive or homicidal manner, more than the police should be involved in determining a 72 Hour hold, or the search of a residence.

Elliott Rodger said if they would have searched his residence and found his videos etc., it would have been over. Personally I think if he would have been found out he would have just put it on hold for a couple years and he still would have gone on a rampage sooner or later. If people are intent on killing others and a gun is not available, they will find another way. There are a lot of people out there that own guns and are law abiding citizens that live a non-violent life and don't understand Gun Control. Why should these people be forced by our government to give up their firearms, regulate the amount of ammunition they purchase or kind of guns they can buy if they have never broken the Law? They shouldn't have to. Maybe then psychological testing should be required. It's required in becoming a police officer, why not for having a gun? Personally and it's only my opinion, which everyone is entitled to, there is no loss of freedom in Psychological testing, unless someone has something to hide. I'm not talking the basic Psychological testing either I'm talking intense Psychological testing Boot Camp. This testing could help weed out people who have evil intentions of owning a gun. Let it be known concerning Welfare checks at least in Santa Barbara County there are many. I could not put an exact count on the number of Welfare checks requested each day but there are so many more people might need to be hired to respond to them. Don't believe me, buy a scanner you'll hear it for yourselves.

Scanner Reports, Wednesday:

  • Subject was refusing to leave the Alano Club at 235 East Cota but police convinced him to go.
  • SBPD was checking out a homeless camp 101 Southbound Castillo off-ramp.
  • Coppers were rapping on their cell phones suddenly there was a raid next door and someone was taken into custody along with their dog.
  • Code 40, Down in the 1400 Block of State Street.
  • Threats investigation at the Disability office 200 Block of East Carrillo.
  • Report of a 5150 in the middle of the street Micheltorena at Chapala.
  • State at Anapamu two drunks disturbing drinking.
  • Fall victim State and Carrillo.
  • Burglary to a vehicle 800 Block of North Milpas.
  • Shoplifter in Paseo Nuevo stuffed a bunch of stuff in her purse and got away.
  • Unknown location Subject took a dump on a bus stop, and was standing there with his pants around his ankles waiting for someone to hand him some paper, I guess.
  • Threats investigation and vehicle vandalized 4200 Block of Pozo Circle.
  • Fireworks Ladera at Montecito.
  • Traffic Hazard Carrillo DLV Tall white male in traffic.
  • Code 40, Drunk on the Bus Bench in front of Foodland.
  • Fireworks on Abrego in IV.
  • Subjects selling crack in Vera Cruz Park. I wonder how much crack is going for I'd like to sell mine. Make money and lose weight at the same time.
  • Homeless female refusing to leave McDonalds 29 North Milpas.
  • Code 40, Drunk down 1100 Block of State Street.
  • Back Pain at the Rescue Mission.
  • Dislocated hip on Ash Avenue.
  • Missing Ford Fusion 600 Block of East Cabrillo.
  • 242 Assault investigation on Calle Morales.
  • Medical Emergency 30 year old female with chest pains at Taco Bell.

    Scanner Reports, Thursday:

  • Illegal camper in RV First block of South Canada.
  • SBPD Premise check on a camp 101 Northbound Carrillo off-ramp.
  • 415 Domestic 800 Bell Street male punching the car as female sits in passenger seat watching.
  • Suspicious subject sitting on a fence in the 1000 Block of Neal Park.
  • Suspicious Circumstances at the Boys and Girls Club 600 East Canon Perdido they would not say what the suspicious circumstances were.
  • 484 Theft of tools at a construction site off Stagecoach Road.
  • Non-injury traffic accident Taxi van and older Mercedes Figueroa and DLV.
  • A gun was found in the 2000 Block of Cliff Drive, unknown type.
  • Student detained in office at school in possession of drugs in the 5300 Block of Carpinteria Ave.
  • Upper State Street huge homeless camp reported by a subject who reported they could see it from their window, sounds like State at Calle Real.
  • 415 Domestic and 242 Assault on Tagnazzini in the County.
  • Missed Location but the manager of an AM-PM in the County somewhere involved in a 415 First fight in a bathroom.
  • Head injury at a police station, County.
  • The Hoax in Noleta. Someone called 911 and reported that they killed their wife and kids. I hope they get caught and made to pay for all of the emergency responders' time.
  • 415 Homeless subject refusing to leave 100 Block of East Cabrillo.
  • Possible suicidal subject in the 600 Block of East Montecito.
  • Landlord Tenant 415, 800 Block of North Nopal.
  • Southbound highway one at 135 vehicle rollover unknown if injury.
  • Not 100 percent sure but suspect a subject brandished an airsoft pellet gun at someone then ducked into a business in the 400 Block of East Haley when police arrived. I don't know if the subject got his gun taken away or got spanked or what happened after they discovered the gun wasn't lethal.
  • Suspicious Circumstances involving an unconscious female being pushed in an grocery cart at Canon Perdido and Saint Vincent. SBPD on a group 1500 San Pasqual.

    That's it outta me for now have a good weekend and Dog willing we will see you on Monday. Remember: Not One More. Roger


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