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Scanner Reports 6-25-14
updated: Jun 25, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Hump Day Wednesday. Time sure seems to fly. On Monday I was doing my thang listening to the Scanner when there was a knock at the door. I don't get many visitors I'm a bit of a loner. I waited hoping the knock would go away along with whoever was knocking. Then I heard someone say "Byrd are you in there?" Byrd, my nick name, Great I thought an old drinking buddy came down here to relive old times. They kept knocking so I answered the door they were not going to go away. It was Mark, someone I knew through another friend but at the time I didn't know it was Mark because I quit remembering names a few years ago after my last Drunk. Mark was there to inform me that Popeye was missing. Popeye is someone I have known a long time. He told me that Popeye switched from beer to Vodka, started pounding the booze. He got to a point a lot of drunks do when everything starts to come out without warning. I'm sure there might be a better way to put it but I can't think of it right now. Vodka. Went from beer to vodka just like that. Sounds like suicide to me; like someone giving up. I have known many. I thought back to the last time I saw Popeye he didn't look to good, kinda like Edwin a couple months before he died. I thought the last time I saw Popeye it would not be too long for him either. It takes a drunk to know a drunk. Mark told me Popeye went to the hospital and the last he heard on the 11th of June Popeye had been released from the hospital but he never returned so all his friends thought he might be in jail, or the morgue. I asked Mark Popeye's real name and wrote it down. I would ask around but that's all I could do.

I found Popeye alive and sober in a nursing home in Goleta. It was the first place I called I got to speak with him. He told me he had to stay there for 20 days, he sounded good. I told him all his pals was worried about him including his girlfriend of 10 years, they sleep outside like many others. Popeye was offered a home to live in but he would not leave his girlfriend out on the streets. It sounds to me like outside isn't working so well anymore so hopefully if he's offered a place to move into again he will be able to take his Common Law Wife with him. After I spoke with him I realized that I didn't get Mark's phone number and Popeye's girlfriend was probably worried sick so I had to go find her and let her know where he was and that he's ok. I went down to East Beach found her let her know. Happens to a lot of us we get older and can't take care of ourselves anymore ending up in a Nursing Home. Sad but true; gotta go somewhere I'm sure if I live on awhile I'll end up there myself. I don't like to think about it though. I think for Popeye it was good if only for a while. He was getting much needed rest he has lived outside for a long time, as long as I have known him, 16 years. He's a veteran on the housing list I hope he gets a place with his Gal. It's a shame that so many veterans are Homeless.

I just love depression it always hits you without warning. I just heard an old friend was given the wrong medication and now she's in a coma. I did not know her that well but none the less it made me sad. I guess between that and everything else.

Here is your Scanner Roni Reports, Monday:

  • Del Norte at Alameda bus into parked car, non-injury.
  • Anacapa at Figueroa vehicle into a bicyclist injury traffic accident.
  • Violation of a court order 100 Block of Camino De Vida.
  • Vandalism at the Montecito Inn.
  • Medical Emergency in booking at the county jail.
  • Hazard investigation 6000 Block of Hollister.
  • Report of a pit bull chasing a child 7500 Block of Cordova.
  • Dibbley at Castillo a tree fell on vehicles damaging them.
  • A 40 year old woman fainted at a yoga studio in the 1100 Block of State Street.
  • Code 40, Drunk in parking lot 11 headed for the Sober Center.
  • On North Patterson someone wants to turn in a firearm.
  • Medical Emergency in Motel 6 on Carpinteria Ave in Carp patient locked in room.
  • 415 Room Mates in the 2000 Block of Bath.
  • Smoke odor Hitchcock and Gregory.
  • Suspicious circumstances behind the old Ford Dealership on Hitchcock some one thought kids might be lighting fires. I'm unsure if evidence of a fire was found.
  • 415 Homeless subject challenging people to fight on the sand near East Beach Bath House.
  • Highway 101 at Sheffield, females in bikinis running across the freeway with surfboards.
  • 20002 Hit and Run investigation 3000 Block of Calle Steve Margaret Street.
  • Suicidal subject in Goleta.
  • 273.5 Domestic violence investigation 132 Harbor Way.
  • Vehicle fire fully involved 4600 Block of Marlene.
  • 20002 Non in jury Hit and Run Taco Bell parking lot Cliff Drive.
  • Check the Welfare of the gentleman down in front of Little C├ęsar's wearing a purple shirt and Jeans.
  • Non-injury Hit and Run 600 Block of Cornel.
  • Shots heard on North San Marcos.
  • Check the Welfare of a male subject on Del Playa who has not moved for 10 minutes, there was anutter one of those earlier did not move for 20 minutes I can go longer than that sleeping, So There!
  • 4500 Block of 10th street Anxiety Attack. Me too, they SUCK!
  • 459 Burglary 1000 Block of Castillo I don't know if it was a vehicle or a residence.
  • 300 Block of Rancheria 20002 Non-injury Hit and Run.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Tuesday:

  • 10851 Stolen Auto 100 Block of Huntington Place.
  • Subject unknown to resident refusing to leave and pounding on their front door 900 Block of Olive.
  • 415 Neighbors on Hidden Valley Way.
  • 459 Burglaries in rooms 343, and 344 At the Sandman Inn in the 3700 Block of State Street.
  • 415 Verbal over a stolen phone at USA Gas 8 South Milpas.
  • 415, 18 Anacapa former employee refusing to leave property.
  • Alert 3 At the Airport small plane crash landed occupants uninjured.
  • 415 Subject disturbing 800 Block of State Street.
  • At the rear of Family Services 3 subjects went over the back fence into a creek bed trespassing.
  • Drinker 800 Block of State Street.
  • Haley and Bath streets non-injury traffic accident.
  • Code 60 vehicle blocking 300 Block of West Ortega.
  • SBPD Contacting 2 at Macs 35 East Haley.
  • SBPD checking on something behind 315 Hitchcock to do with what happened there at one AM Tuesday Morning. I have no idea what that was because I was sleeping.
  • SBPD on a subject 1200 Block of State Street.
  • Traffic Hazard red meat truck blocking a lane at DLV and Mission.
  • Someone got their Identity stolen in the County.
  • 1144 in a residence in the 200 Block of East Haley.
  • Medical Emergency 1100 Block of DLV.
  • Probation responding to social services to pick up a violator.
  • A couple Homeless drinking Mikes Hard Lemonade somewhere in Santa Barbara.
  • Report of subject with a gun in the 1300 Block of San Andres.

    Will that's enough out of me for now. Have a Lovely Hump Day and Dog Willing We will see you on FRYday. Later, Roger


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