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Scanner Reports 6-16-14
updated: Jun 16, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Monday-Monday. Will it's that time of the year again, when many of the Students go home for the summer and all the neat FREE things end up on Craigslist. There are numerous couches, bedding, and chairs on there; cookware, desks, even a pool table. Everything one needs to furnish a home. Some of it's donated to other organizations for resale. I remember when it was all just dumped in the trash and hundreds of people would do the yearly Dumpster Diving in IV. Seemed like I was either always working somewhere or didn't have a vehicle at the time when that was going on. I have always loved Dumpster Diving. Even when I was a young'un I loved Dumpster Diving. The things one could find digging in thy Holy Trash. The first thing I ever found digging in someone else's trash was sealed boxes of Model muscle cars, and war planes. Some of the models were from the great "Rat Fink" collection of the 60's. Think of what that might be worth today. Of course that was in 1968; those models are long gone. I never made those models anyway my folks bought me some testers airplane glue and well I liked the smell a little too much. Before I came out here I used to cruise the alleys of Munster Indiana for furnishings to fix up places I lived in. One person's Trash another's Treasure. Of course Trash wasn't the only thing that went into dumpsters. Stolen goods too hot to handle, guns, and people they end up in dumpsters sometimes too.

I found a family's history in a dumpster over here on Milpas when I used to recycle cans and bottles. Their home had been broken into over on East Cota, thousands of dollars taken, but the family history was something no one could replace. I gathered as much as I could and took it to them and told them where the rest was they were able to get a lot of it back. Although I just happened onto these items in the trash I have known for many years when there's a theft nearby sometimes the things the thief don't want ends up in the nearest trash usually.

A friend of mine back in Hammond got his car busted into in the Loop up in Chicago when he was moonlighting as a Fed Ex Driver. During the day he was a school teacher in Gary, Indiana. In the afternoon evening and weekends he drove for Fed Ex. Someone ripped off a briefcase of completed tests he needed to grade and he had to find them. So there we were 3am searching in this parking lot for anything that got taken from his vehicle. I had worked a double shift that day doing security at Pullman Standard. You just didn't sit on your rear working at Pullman Standard that is where Amtrak cars were made in the Day. I was exhausted but within a short period of time after hitting the trash I found everything. Important tip if you ever get your house or car broken into or get robbed break out the rubber gloves. I had a friend who trash picked in Chicago. He was always finding guns and knives, I never found anything like that but I did find a couple Rolex watches and many useful things. When I think of Summer Break in I.V. and all that stuff it's like Treasure in the Trash.

One year I worked out there cleaning apartments and I found a few interesting things I was able to take. One was a box of pennies I found in the dumpster, a case of Everclear 180 proof grain alcohol I gave away, a motorcycle stuck in a wall I got a hundred bucks for just to name a couple things. I had a friend who found 5,000 in cash in a Dumpster in Montecito that was many years ago. He was a Vietnam Vet. He deserved to find that money. Every year at this time I love to scan the Craigslist for freebies. Reminds me of those good old days.

Will here's your Scanner Roni Reports, FRYday:

  • 154 at Windy Gap report of a vehicle accident.
  • Eastbound 154 at 246 Bicyclist down.
  • Illegal camper in a white RV 1300 Block of East Cota.
  • 2 Code 40, DRUNKS raising HELL in front of New House 2 aka 1, 227 West Haley after police responded they requested code 2 medics and a supervisor I don't know why but can guess.
  • Someone appears to be sleeping on the beach 6500 Block of Del Playa, I heard no more about that.
  • Several subjects disturbing near the playground at Dwight Murphy.
  • SBPD traffic stop 200 South Milpas.
  • Vehicle Fire on 246 engine compartment.
  • Suspicious Circumstances in the 400 Block of Alamo Pintado.
  • 484 Suspect in La Mesa Park over the bridges toward the homes last I heard.
  • First Block of West Quinto Forced entry on a smoke alarm, FOOD LEFT ON THE STOVE.
  • 200 Block of Lee Drive suspicious circumstances.
  • Check the welfare of a homeless female down on the sidewalk 617 Garden Street she was extremely intoxicated, probably extremely hung over today.
  • Homeless subject down in the bushes 101 Southbound Milpas off ramp.
  • Man down at the bus stop DLV and Haley.
  • Fall victim out of the back of a truck in a parking lot near Santa Cruz dorm UCSB.
  • 415 Subject says he's being chased by a gang member, possible 242 on Casitas Pass.
  • Disabled vehicle highway 101 at Garden.
  • Possible stalker in the 3900 Block of Maricopa.
  • 500 Block of State Street subject passed out in front of Starbucks.
  • 209 State Street 415 Cab driver and citizen, citizen says he was threatened by the cab driver.
  • SBPD officer on foot chase Eastside last seen 1100 Block of Carpinteria possible gang member parolee.
  • 900 Block of State Street subject refusing to leave and shoved security guard at the Apple Store.
  • Check the Welfare First block of East Cota subject leaning up against a wall going potty.
  • Fire Alarms going off Munroe School.
  • Medical Code 2 behind the Tennis Courts at Oak Park abdominal pain.
  • 100 Block of North Depot medics stage for a stabbing sounded like North County.
  • Then Heard Fire and Medics to Currier and Mill for someone with blood on them.
  • Loud Potty 1100 East Cota.
  • Vegetation Fire 4 juveniles seen leaving the scene 300 Block of First Street.
  • Stolen Wallet on Lillie.
  • A couple subjects 2 males and one female inside Taco Bell 1840 Cliff Drive smoking and refusing to leave.
  • Unknown Medical emergency Santa Barbara at Canon Perdido.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Saturday:

  • Illegal Campers below the Bluffs at the Clark Estate.
  • 3200 Block of Highway one medical emergency for someone throwing up blood in a vehicle.
  • Medical Call in Town closer to Goleta and 1144, Death.
  • Medical Emergency for an unresponsive subject on the bench in front of the museum of art 1100 Block of State Street.
  • Unknown type Medical 1400 Block of San Marcos.
  • Mattress in the number one lane Los Carneros at highway 101.
  • Major Gas Leak highway 246 in the area of Central sheared gas pipe.
  • Dumpster Fire next to a building at UCSB.
  • 415 Domestic and possible stabbing 1200 Block of Bethel Lane heard a woman was stabbed in the head but the call was vague, not a lot of information.
  • Entrance to Hope Ranch Beach vehicle flipped over on its roof no injuries but there was screaming per the scanner.
  • Homeless man passed out in a Porta Potty in the 500 Block of State Street. I almost died in one of those. A jerk friend of mine tried to push one over I was in with his car the exhaust pipe was totally gassing the hell outta me he had the door pinned so I could not escape. Finally heard me screaming and pulled forward. Sometimes I regret not killing him.
  • Two SBHS Football players collided into each other one was injured knocked semi-conscious on the Football Field 700 East
  • Anapamu, Fire and Medics responded.
  • Someone reporting that they can smell drugs being made on Prescott Lane.
  • Unknown type Medical emergency at the Double Tree.
  • Unknown type medical at the County Jail.
  • Medical Emergency on the side of the road Highway 101 At Mariposa Reina.
  • Missed location but a traumatic injury in I.V. Involving the neck.
  • 101 Southbound North of the Gaviota tunnel bicyclist down.
  • 300 Block of Oliver Road suspicious circumstances involving a landlord tenant dispute.
  • Burton Mesa at Clubhouse Deer hit by vehicle possibly injured SBSO was unable to locate the deer so hopefully not that injured.
  • Lucky this wasn't my car: Check the Welfare of the Idiot passed out on the hood of the reporting party's Chevy Cavalier on level B of Parking Lot 10.
  • 242 Investigation from Friday night in the 500 Block of North Milpas.
  • 415 Homeless guy yelling in the area of City Lot 11.
  • Southbound from the 2200 Block of State woman in her 50's walking South on State Street in her Underwear.
  • Report of possibly suicidal subject highway 101 at Bates.
  • Vehicle vandalized in the first block of Helena.
  • Vehicle Fire at USA Gas 600 West Carrillo not near the gas pumps.
  • Report of 3 Males smoking The Weed 1700 Block of Chino.
  • A skateboarder 242ed Assaulted a Bus Driver in the 1000 Block of Chapala at MTD.
  • Report of a dog in the center divider highway 101 at Donavan, I sure hope the CHP Got him I hate hearing those calls poor Doggie.
  • Code 40 at Cottage clear for the Sobering center.
  • Unresponsive Code 40,Drunk in the 4000 Block of Via Lucero.
  • County: "Woman being held against her will by her drunk parents but she's 5150." Heard over the radio Sheriff channel seems like it might make a good country song somehow.
  • 4 Illegal campers in a blue van in the parking lot of Fresh and Easy 300 North Milpas Street.
  • 1000 Block of Grand Ave 415 female 594ed vandalized some plants.
  • Loud Potty 1200 East DLG.
  • 800 Block of Olive 415 Domestic woman heard yelling "Don't hit Me." Get rid of that one.
  • Fall victim head injury unconscious 1100 Block of East Cabrillo at the Hyatt.
  • Drinkers in a parking lot possible fight brewing 800 Block of East Figueroa.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Sunday:

  • Fire Alarms but no Fire at Cottage Hospital.
  • Medical Emergency for a male going through alcohol withdrawal on Olive Street.
  • 415 Fight at the In and Out Eastside of the Shell station 2 males beating one male.
  • Vandalism to a vehicle on San Miguel Court.
  • 484 Theft from Macys reporting party was following the suspect.
  • Report of vehicle or vehicles vandalized at the Korean Church 800 Camino Del Sur.
  • 415 Domestic 3100 Block of Via Real.
  • Don't know why but saw a woman arrested at the Habit across the street 200 South Milpas.
  • 5150 Yelling Cacique and Milpas went out found some of our plants vandalized I don't think the yeller did it he was across the street.
  • 417 Brandishing knives 3 Idiots in a vehicle 2 guys and a gal brandished knives at highway 101 Southbound near Santa Monica in Carpinteria.
  • 4400 Block of Third Street subject refusing to leave possibly UI on meth.
  • Report of a female yelling 500 West Anapamu Street.
  • Medical Emergency for seizures at the County Jail.
  • Vehicle Rollover DLV at Arrellaga unknown if injury.
  • Structure Fire in the 500 Block of North Quarantina.
  • Another Yeller right in front of ye old Homestead thinking he was going to start yanking plants I went out. He was yelling that the police took all his stuff his blankets, his clothes, even his bible. He axed me if I had a blanket I said "No" and I don't gave em away and threw some out when the spider bit me. I don't think he believed me but he moved on yelling all the way up Milpas Street.
  • 200 Block of North Western, North County possible structure Fire.
  • Gal Pal refusing to leave the 1000 Block of Indio Muerto must be a fun relationship someone has to call the Law to get his girlfriend to leave.
  • AMR on a dedicated stand by at the County Bowl for a concert.

    Will I'm outta here have a Lovely Monday and Dog willing we will see you on Hump Day. Later, Roger


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