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Scanner Reports 6-9-14
updated: Jun 09, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Monday-Monday, Hope you all had a Lovely Weekend. Mine was OK, just a crazy old man taking care of his crazy old cat. It's amazing what a new chair will do. Was sitting on a plastic stool for a few weeks I thought I was dying from what it was doing to my mid-section. I started walking again little by little and eating better but sitting on that stool for hours then trying to get up 12 inches from the floor in my condition weight, bad back, and neuropathy on my legs quite painful. I was pretty healthy for many years but now I cannot move so well but the chair helps big time because I don't have to push myself from the floor every time I try to get up. I tried to convince myself it was exercise but it was hurting me more than anything, anyway life is better with the chair now I hope it holds awhile.

I was thinking the other day that it would be cool if there was a program for kids that are headed for prison, where they would do pre hard time, kinda like preschool I know it's been done 1000 times over in different ways. Scared Straight started in the early 70's in New Jersey a couple years later they had Scared Straight set up in other states. I was one of the first to be sent to prison as a kid at Terre Haute, Indiana along with a group. I'm not sure if others were paid but we got paid to go thru the experience it was not like the program in New Jersey that one seemed a little more intense. We were not given a tour of the prison cells the prisoners did not whistle at us or call us fish or do anything sexual to scare us. They did yell at us a little while doing their little skit on stage but it wasn't all that violent except for the yelling. We each had an inmate tell us their story, one on one, we viewed morgue shots of inmates who committed suicide or were murdered in prison they were in (black and white), and then inmates got on stage and told their stories. At first we were all kinda shook up that we could end up in prison but I don't think anyone was really "Scared Straight" Several of the Boys that were in the Boys home with me and experienced Indiana's version of Scared Straight went to prison later on a couple for murder. As for me I was lucky I managed to dodge that bullet but came pretty close a couple times because alcohol wasn't the good friend I thought it was. Usually when I got into trouble booze was involved.

Now and again I like to search for guys I was in that boys home with see what they are up to. I think many of them are dead. I found one on Facebook the last I heard of him he killed 3 people but looking at his profile on Facebook, it looks more like he's been a family man all these years. I never found any documented proof he killed anyone and I searched. Another fella is doing an 8-12 year stretch on weapons charges at you guessed it Terre Haute, he's been mostly in prison all his life he was the leader of the gang I was in 40 some odd years ago. Another guy got "Life" in prison for a horrible murder at 15 years of age and he's out now for how long only thy great Dog knows... I think the best deterrent to keeping young people from going to prison was what judges used to do in the day. Give them the choice of prison or the Military. I think the Military has saved many a soul from a life of violence and crime although it did not work for me. I had asthma and was always afraid of not being able to breathe otherwise I might have joined the Marines instead of the National Guard and the Navy, even after getting the boot from both services, the Marines wanted me to join up. I had other plans though. I kinda wanted to travel, hit the road, but of course I met a girl in Santa Barbara and that was it. It's all her fault. The End. Just Kidding. I guess they don't do that anymore give someone the choice of Prison or the Military but for what it's worth I think it would work better than most things.

As for me I think I was hurt inside and needed to be healed. Having a cat in my life helped better than other things. Now we're both a couple old farts and his health isn't doing so well. Tomorrow I get the word on a surgery for him on some cancer. He's not in agony so I find no reason to end his life. I have a couple hundred some friends have helped out some. I'm thinking about that "Go fund Me" website but I really don't know how to go about all that. Maybe there's a market for "Old Fat Man Strip Tease" People would pay me to put my clothes back on. I'm sure when it's his time he will let me know, I don't like to think about that, I would want to go with him. I have a friend from my home town that lives in Northern California. He has a dog and his dog's going through rough times too. He's the same way I am, with his dog. It's funny how Animals can soften a mean old heart. Didn't seem like a real crazy weekend; a lot of partying. Left the Scanner on all night Saturday heard a lot of drunken type stuff dreamt about it should have shut the damn thing off when everyone turned into Zombies in my dreams that was kinda scarey glad I woke up.

Well, here is Thy Blessed Scanner Roni reports, FRYday:

  • Medical Emergency for an ill subject 200 Block of West Cota.
  • 415 At PHF 2 Clients showed up at the same time got into it only one staff member there needs back up from the Sheriff's Department. My question about only one staff member being on duty at PHF was never answered. I won't hold my breath.
  • The Nora Units are out and about sometimes the way they are talking I get the idea they are real close.
  • Bicyclist down near the Gaviota rest stop.
  • Code 40, Drunk hanging out next to a brown van at Montecito and Castillo reporting party afraid they are going for a drive. They did got about a block when SBPD Pulled them over.
  • 415 of Sorts inside a gold Camry in the parking lot at 345 Camino Del Remedio subject possibly headed to Cottage hospital.
  • Meanwhile a code 40, Drunk at Cottage wants to leave in a car.
  • Sounds like there is a couple 242 Assault cases at Cottage Hospital I heard an officer say he wanted to work on a separate one whatever that means.
  • 20002 Hit and Run white pickup truck suspect.
  • Older female shoplifter at K-Mart.
  • I don't think this one was here San Miguel at Rose vehicle owner ran over by his own car and he doesn't want medics?
  • 600 Block of Garden 415 between tenant and manager.
  • Sounded like I heard 2 Hatchets on the bench in front of Fiesta 5 Theatres maybe it was a 3D Show.
  • Medical Emergency for a TSA Agent at the airport.
  • 2400 Block of Alamo Pintado Hold up alarm at a bank no robbery.
  • 700 Block of Garden friend refusing to leave 242ed her in the morning, sounds like a nice hot lunch of laxative soup would fix his wagon.
  • Check the Welfare of the man down next to Blue Skies entrance he's sleeping not against the law during the day.
  • 1400 Block of San Andreas 242 wife beaten by husband.
  • Homeless on the tracks refusing to leave at Amtrak subject was laying on the tracks stopped the train.
  • Strong odor of gas in the Downtown area and I don't think the source was ever found. Like Carrillo West 400 Block to Pueblo, to Garden back to Carrillo no source ever found
  • Highway 101 Northbound at Los Alamos red SUV overturned, non-injury.
  • 200 Block of Mahoney Lane in Guadalupe Dog Bite.
  • 3000 Block of Calle Fresno 459 Burglary to a residence.
  • Illegal camper in the doorway 1208 State Street.
  • Medical Emergency at Ortega and State for seizures.
  • 23152 Drunk driver in a black sports car Westbound on Islay from State Street.
  • One shot heard 900 Block of West Mission.
  • Overdose on Pain Killers at Santa Rosa Hall UCSB.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Saturday:

  • 415 Domestic in a motorhome near Skaters Point male is trying to file a restraining order against the female and her 18 month old child, I guess so he could toss them out on the streets.
  • SBPD on a group at McKenzie Park.
  • Check the Welfare of a female laying across the sidewalk in the 2500 Block of Bath Street.
  • SBPD on 2 Subjects Los Positas at the Tracks.
  • Medical Code Blue East Side Santa Barbara.
  • Medical Emergency for an unconscious subject 11500 Calle Real El Cap Canyon.
  • Report of aggressive pit bull area of San Nicholas at San Miguel.
  • SBPD on a group 200 North Milpas.
  • 459 Burglary to a vehicle parking lot 17 West Haley.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject who left Cottage Hospital with an IV still in his arm under the influence of Heroin in the 1400 Block of San Andreas.
  • Get the Bear Cat out; we got a gas powered leaf blower in the 1000 Block of Santa Barbara Street.
  • 415 Domestic at Casa Del Sol in Carpinteria.
  • 20002 Hit and Run City lot 12 a dark colored Acura registered to an address in the 1000 Block of Bath street hit a white BMW, Don't ya just love cameras?
  • Threats investigation at the Rescue Mission.
  • Code 40, Drunk in the bushes in front of USA Gas 8 South Milpas.
  • Anacapa and Figueroa report of a male beating up a female in a black Honda the female was driving they got away before police arrived but not before someone got a partial license plate number.
  • Code 40, Drunk passed out in front of a massage place in the 3900 Block of State Street.
  • In the area of Olive and Carrillo possible 459 Burglary.
  • 415 Domestic male has female on the ground and is pulling her hair, police got there before they could leave.
  • Medical Emergency for a 40 year old male with chest pains, difficulty breathing, and vomiting blood at Garden and Cabrillo.
  • 484 Theft of a coffee machine in the 800 Block of State Street.
  • Keep the Peace at the Italian Grocery store 400 Block of East DLG.
  • 400 Block of East Park County somewhere possible structure fire.
  • 4010 Calle Real report of 415 Verbal Argument with 6'2 5150 male reporting party left area.
  • SBPD on a subject 100 Powers.
  • Man walking Westbound from 200 East Gutierrez in his underpants. Threw his clothing in the street, I wonder if he's wearing Milpas Underpants?
  • Check the Welfare of a subject laying behind the Jack in the Box on Orcutt Road reporting party cannot tell if they are dead, or sleeping.
  • Walnut at N Street fall from a scooter elbow injury.
  • Parking violation in the Loading Zone 330 East DLG.
  • Vehicle rollover highway 154 at Painted Cave or West Camino Cielo, both places reported sounded non-injury.
  • 487 Theft in front of the Old Mission.
  • Hazardous condition on Lower Shoreline hot coals from BBQ left near a handicapped space, How Nice of the ash holes to do that; engine 6 had to come down to put it out.
  • Illegal Campers across from the Rescue Mission in the 500 Block of East Yananoli.
  • Motel 6 in the 4200 Block of Via Real 242 Assault in a room.
  • Medical Emergency for a woman who fainted at Greyhound 224 Chapala.
  • 415 Party in the 6700 Block of Del Playa.
  • Report of a couple possibly doing Heroin in the 300 Block of North Milpas near Gutierrez, last seen heading South on Alisos.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Sunday:

  • Subject with warrants Montecito at Elizabeth Streets.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject laying on a front lawn in the 200 Block of Canon Drive.
  • Fall victim head injury McKenzie Park.
  • Keep the Peace at 402 North Milpas at 7-11 concerning a lost I-Phone.
  • 415 Domestic two men and a woman fighting all night long from 2am on, woman complaining of possible injuries at the Wine Valley Inn sounds like something else was going on there to me.
  • Suicidal subject at the Amtrak station 209 State Street.
  • Overdose at Casa Del Sol in Carpinteria.
  • Chairs blocking the road First East Cabrillo.
  • 415 Disturbance at the Laundry mat 300 Meigs Road idiot knocked over laundry cart.
  • White pickup truck parked in the Handicapped and 15 minute Zone on DLG at State Street with subjects selling items out of the back of the truck.
  • Motorcyclist down entrance to the Bacara.
  • Subject in a green van refusing to leave the gas station at 401 West Montecito.
  • Suspicious subject in front of the Arlington.
  • Gun found in the Good Will Box on Orcutt Road a pistol.
  • Someone has a warrant for weapons possession in the 600 Block of San Pasqual, I believe it was and went to jail.
  • 647 F Drunk subject at the Santa Cruz Market 300 West Montecito Street.
  • CSI I don't know why in the 300 Block of West Islay Street.
  • Found 10851 Stolen vehicle in the 7000 Block of Calle Real.
  • Check the welfare of a code 40, Drunk female across from the rescue mission in the 500 Block of East Yananoli.
  • 300 Block of Union Ave 242 Assault.
  • Grey haired male wearing shorts in his 50's, 594ed vandalized a fence in the 200 Block of Los Aquaries and was reported to be suicidal. Sounds like he took off before police could respond.
  • Check the Welfare of a male subject laying in the street State Street at Mission.
  • Report of a gas pipe broken inside of a structure in the 600 Block of West Ortega.
  • Medical Emergency Villa Santa Barbara 227 East Anapamu, Fall victim in a room.
  • 415 Verbal argument in the 6600 Block of Picasso.
  • Subject associated with a grey pickup truck in the 200 Block of West DLG Dumping furniture.
  • Overdose Goleta Suicide attempt.
  • 2 Knives found at Point Sal Dunes.

    Will that's it outta me for now. Gotta spend a little time trying to clean up my little house; the scrap is piling up. 29 Separate shootings in Chicago over the Weekend although it's not their fault their Mayor blames the state of Indiana for their laws which are different from those in Chicago. I guess he thinks that Indiana ought to do things his way. Personally I think if Indiana did things his way there would be more shootings in Indiana, so there's that. Anyway have a great Monday and Dog willing we will see you on Wednesday. Later, Roger


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