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Scanner Reports 6-2-14
updated: Jun 02, 2014, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Monday-Monday. Almost Election Day. I have only missed one election since 1976. I was homeless basically at the time and wasn't allowed to vote. It was ok; my vote wouldn't have counted anyway. I got my mail in ballot a couple weeks back and slowly studied everyone who was running as well as the other stuff. I voted for some, and wrote in a couple cartoon characters for others. I saw a couple negative campaign ads and wrote in Elmer Fudd. I was getting ready to finish it last weekend and send it in when the shooting happened and I totally did not care about the election anymore. The ballot's been sitting on my shelf ever since. I feel like the old ball and chain is off of me, I feel FREE! So I'm not requiring myself to vote this time around, my vote don't count anyway.
Headlines across the online version of the Chicago Tribune on Sunday: "12 Hours of Violence leaves 4 dead and 14 Wounded across Chicago." Every Weekend there are headlines like that in the Tribune; it reminds me of the Sports scores. These are people who have been shot pretty much; there are other acts of violence that result in death that are not included in those headlines. Chicago is a much bigger city than Santa Barbara. A lot of people there own guns. I had a couple when I lived back in Hammond and that was in the 70's. Ask people to give up their guns in Chicago and I doubt you would get much response. Especially from those who have already been victims of violent crimes. I guess I had a lot more hope for World Peace when I was a kid than I do now. I don't think there's a lot of hope for our society to change anymore. Guns are not the only things that kill people in our society there are a host of other weapons, then there's motor vehicles. Accidents do happen but no one wants to slow down, or get off the phone, or stop TEXTING, or give a bicyclist, or pedestrian the right of way. Everyone just wants to blame each other. So all one can do is protect themselves, and their loved ones. As long as there is angry people that think they have been wronged there is going to be violence.
Violence is like a weed to get rid of a weed for good you gotta dig it up and get all of the root, that is the only way to get rid of a weed. Weed killer might work for a month or two but weeds always grow back and so does festering anger. Maybe I'm just not positive enough to believe that our society can be free of violence but I don't believe our society can be free of violence. We have to dig all the way down to the very bottom of those roots, dig em up and out don't leave one piece cause those weeds always grown back, what I'm talking about is doing more than lip service. You gotta work get your hands dirty, dig? Lip service is all I have been seeing in that respect the whole idea of stopping gun violence on a dime now isn't going to work. There is going to be more than there already has been. Maybe we can change our little part of the world at least until it happens again.
Here's your Scanner Reports, FRYday:
Injury traffic accident near DPHS.
Castillo at Los Olivos injury traffic accident vehicle vs pedestrian.
Medical Emergency 1900 Block of Laguna a 5 year old suffering continues seizures at Roosevelt School.
SBPD on a subject at first North Calle Chavez.
Code 40,Drunk homeless subject in the bushes 400 Block of Santa Barbara Street.
Heard a city police officer say something about a recent rape case it sounded like they were looking for someone.
UCSB Rec Center baseball player with an ankle injury.
Suspicous Mini Cooper on Betteravia.
12 Possible shots heard in the 1800 Block of Las Canoas.
Disabled white Jeep needs a tow, in the Garden Underpants.
20002 Non-injury hit and run DPHS.
Medical Emergency pregnancy complications the rear of the county jail.
23103 Reckless motorcyclist running stop signs etc last seen heading into the back of the Arlington.
415 Domestic inside a grey SUV at Carlo and Calle Real it was physical someone was getting beat up. Vehicle had been registered to the 5200 Block of Overpass but had a release of liability to Sylmar.
Odor of Gas on Lakeview Court.
Someone fell from a cliff in the 6700 Block of Del Playa.
At Armitos and Kingman there were 6 suspicious juveniles.
Disoriented female 1036 Anacapa Street.
911 Hang Up KEYT 700 Miramonte, no answer on call back. So someone at KEYT called 911 and hung up. I wonder why. Enquiring Mimes wanna know.
Vehicle blocking 154 at Cold Springs Bridge, I don't know where the owners were.
Vegetarian fire 7400 Block of Murano Drive some punk kids lit a sofa on fire and the fire spread to the brush. It was an accident they just wanted to burn the sofa. How come these kids were not in the ocean swimming? They live less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on a hot day. What's up with that?
This is kinda cool. I don't think I'll say the one hundred block; everybody probably already knows anyway, there is a video alarm on a roof downtown. When tresspassers enter that roof the alarm goes off and shows video of the trespasser. Kinda cool huh? Of course they are not always still there by the time police arrive.
Suspicious Circumstances at Sansum Clinic 51 Hitchcock they would not say what was going one there and I find that suspicious.
Assault victim 8 South Milpas Code 40, Drunk Assault victim I wonder if he said something someone did not like.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
Code 40, Drunk walking Eastbound down Carrillo Hill in the street, that's not smart.
Santa Ynez and Carp Street vehicle accident.
Medical emergency at Casa Esperanza.
Female assault victim at Pershing Park with a broken jaw.
200 Block of West Carrillo for a theft of wine from CVS.
Abandoned vehicle 1200 Block of East Gutierrez.
100 Block of East Montecito man down.
500 Block of Consuelo 18 year old breaking up parents' home.
Code 2 medics for a ill subject at Pershing Park.
Medical emergency for a code blue infant at a bank on Calle Real.
Vehicle Accident DLV and Calle Morales.
Drunk disturbing outside Smart and Final.
Suicide somewhere in the city.
Overdose at the Sandman Inn.
Overdose in a driveway in the 200 Block of West Cabrillo.
Subject went to Ortega Park to use the bathroom and left his friend in the car, when he came back his car and friend were gone. I wonder if they were raptured.
Suicidal Subject 400 Chapala.
Theft of a bicycle 1300 Block of State Street.
Attempt Suicide at the county jail someone cut themselves and were reported to be bleeding or hemorrhaging.
SBPD went to Stearns Wharf to meet with Shore Patrol.
Right after that Drunk call Stearns Wharf.
Subject refusing to leave the Rescue Mission 535 East Yananoli.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
594 Vandalism window smash with a baseball bat 700 Block of Madera Drive possibly gang related.
415 Disturbance in the 700 Block of Bath Street.
Illegal camper in the doorway in the 900 Block of State Street.
Homeless subject yelling at passersby at Marina 4.
459 Audible Alarm Chic Filet 3600 Block of State Street.
4000 Block of Via Lucero 273.5 Domestic violence.
Traffic stop 600 Block of North Salsipuedes.
Medical Emergency7 Man down SBSO on scene 6600 Block of Picasso.
Smoke investigation Northbound Garden Street onramp, no fire.
415 Domestic 400 Block of Ellwood Beach.
Highway 246 at Quail Valley Road Check the Welfare medical SBSO on scene.
415 Disturbance at Mission Terrace.
Unknown type Medical Emergency Rattlesnake trail, trailhead.
Muni Code violation Female selling items at Haley and Alisos.
Suspicious Circumstances in the first block of South Soledad they did not say what they were.
SBPD responding to Stearns Wharf for Shore Patrol.
Suspicious Circumstances Subject called the Goodwill Store in the 300 Block of West Carrillo Drunk and says he was going to shoot the store up.
Medical Emergency at Office Max man hit in head by falling boxes and possibly knocked out momentarily.
Speaking of injuries I did something and hurt myself maybe it's sitting on this stool don't know but it hurts so I'm getting the HELL outta here Have a grape Monday and Dog Willing we will see you on Wednesday. Later, Roger
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