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Scanner Reports 6-30-14
updated: Jun 30, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Monday-Monday. What a Weekend. When I was young there was a lot of tragedy in my life, I saw and experienced many different things some good but most bad. When I got to Santa Barbara most of the bad things ended but they would always live comfortably in my head and screw things up for me in one way or another thru the years. Back in 1981, I met this guy named Brad. He was my best friend till 2004 when he died of bone cancer. In 1990 I met a woman I spent a few years with but didn't marry. Both friendships suffered greatly from my drinking. She passed away Dec. 19th 2003, he March 26th 2004. I totally lost my marbles over the loss of two great friends. I was sober when they both passed on and by some miracle I stayed sober, but thoughts of suicide ruled my life for years after. My life shrunk into that of living in a box. I didn't leave my place unless I really had to; I only went certain places. I quit cracking jokes, laughing, watching television, reading books. I basically quit life though I continued to breathe.

Those were some rough years I always wondered why their deaths affected me so greatly compared to others I saw, and experienced within a shorter period of time moved on. I saw a lot of death in my younger years my friends either being killed or doing the killing. There was a lot of violence my whole life from the time I was born till I left Indiana. What the hell was different from seeing my best friend's little brother sliced and bleeding to death in my arms at 15 years of age. Watching a man shoot his gal and himself in front of a bar, getting molested and sliced, living on the streets eating garbage. None of that affected me like the deaths of my two friends. Then Belinda became ill, Belinda was my friend back then too. Maybe it's because these friends were true friends, lifelong friends or they were meant to be. I knew them longer than others in my life. I'm not slow only took 10 years to figure it out, but things did get slower after my friends passed away way back then. Some people say the road gets narrower; same thing I guess.

I found out that Belinda's illness was more serious than first thought. She really has to take things slow from here on out. Her sister says that the Doctor says she's tough but she can't smoke no more. She drinks too, but I'm hoping for a miracle. I'm praying she becomes a Nun. She is one of my best friends one of those lifelong friends. Belinda's illness bought those feelings back of losing my friends. I never thought that I would have friends in my life that I could trust. I didn't trust anyone even people in my family but I trusted Brad, and C.J.; they were my family, and now Belinda. I have other friends that are close now too now I know why losing Brad and C.J. affected me so much. What are you Grateful for in Santa Barbara? I'm grateful that I was able to experience true love, and friendship in my life and it happened in Santa Barbara.

Here is thy blessed scanner roni reports, FRYday:

  • Disoriented male in a vehicle in the underground parking garage at Ralphs 100 West Carrillo.
  • Somewhere on Sueno a vehicle alarm went off woman gets out of the vehicle with a baseball bat, beat the vehicle for a while got back in and drove off. She was wearing a black top, checkered PJ Bottoms last seen driving down Sueno.
  • 415 Fight involving dogs suspect last seen North on State Old Lady with a tan boxer.
  • 1800 Block of Bath theft investigation.
  • 415 Homeless camper refusing to leave back of building behind the 100 Block of East Victoria.
  • 200 Block Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Maria 415 Domestic ex-girlfriend Tammy came over and assaulted her ex-boyfriend and his new lover.
  • 594 Vandalism to vehicle 1000 Block of Tunnel Road.
  • 20002 Hit and Run grey Hyundai registered 100 Block of West Alamar committed the deed 3000 Block of DLV tried to get away sometimes at high rates of speed victim following thinking they got away perhaps next time they should remove their license plate.
  • 20002 Hit and Run investigation 300 Block of West Valerio.
  • Vehicle vs pedestrian at Cost Co non-injury.
  • Violation of a court order 600 Block of Pilgrim Terrace.
  • Identity theft 3200 Block of Via Real.
  • 415 Argument over parking 400 Block of DLV.
  • Subject in the first block of West Valerio harassing an elder now in their home per a neighbor.
  • Trash can fire Chino and Carrillo.
  • 415 at USA Gas 4000 Block of State Street.
  • 415 Male with walker in his 60's yelling inside Derf's 2000 Block DLV.
  • Smoke investigation 3700 Block of Hitch Cock Ranch Road.
  • Illegal campers 1300 Block of East Cabrillo near the Volleyball courts.
  • 415 Homeless subject refusing to leave USA Gas 8 South Milpas.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Saturday:

  • Check the Welfare of a subject down in the bushes near the Farmers Market Cota and Santa Barbara Streets.
  • West Main at Guadalupe Stray grey Shepard dog in the road.
  • Cat Nap a female at Spectrum Gym in the 3900 Block of State Street reported that a male in his 50's wearing a beige sweater ripped off her cat and was last seen on foot toward Via Lucero.
  • SBPD Premise check Los Positas at the tracks.
  • 415 Homeless subject raising Hell in the 700 Block of State Street this was a fight mutual combat where one person was pepper sprayed.
  • Vehicle accident near the Fess Parker Winery on Foxen Canyon Road.
  • Garden and Victoria report of Ducks in the roadway and near the sewer.
  • 417 Brandishing a gun several subjects involved near Santa Ynez and Clifton subjects ran one caught unknown if he had a gun.
  • Somewhere in the county some feller caught his wife with another feller and he was threatening to hurt him. The phony husband was hiding in the garage. The real husband said no violence yet but there was going to be. All I heard don't know where.
  • 600 Block of Garden eye injury.
  • Report of a tent somewhere on the freeway Southbound 101 between Milpas exits.
  • 459 Burglary to a residence 1100 Block of Cacique.
  • Engine 3 requesting SBPD for a Combative patient in the 800 Block of Olive Street.
  • Elevator Rescue at Forever 21 900 Block of State Street.
  • 10-36 Frank Wanted felony warrant subject on the beach, at Goleta Beach until SBSO got there then he tried to get away but got caught near the bike path.
  • I don't know what this was about but had a friend that hangs out there so I wrote it down:" All of the subjects are now in the Mesa CafĂ©." that was all I heard about that.
  • Threats investigation at the station, Santa Barbara.
  • Ill subject in a vehicle Turnpike off-ramp Northbound.
  • 415 Domestic Arrellaga and Gillespie male and female wrestling, later on the male tried to get away and had to be held down by good Samaritans.
  • Suspicious subject driving on the freeway wearing an Army Helmet driving a US Army jeep with a machine gun mounted on the back, no other military vehicles around it. Reporting party thought that was suspicious I did not catch the location.

    Scanner Roni Reports, Sunday:

  • Loud music at the Oak Park Tennis Courts.
  • Hit and Run on Haley.
  • Credit Card fraud at the Casino to the tune of 6,300 in cash.
  • 415 Homeless A-Hole in front of Starbucks 500 Block of State Street.
  • 415 Domestic 900 East Cota female refusing to leave.
  • Suspicious subject in Foodland parking lot trying doors on vehicles 1500 Block of San Andres.
  • Cathedral Oaks at La Patera a quarter mile West on La Patera white truck in bike lane with large object on roof.
  • 242 Assault at the Sea Landing.
  • On Garden Street did not get the Block a woman found a man sitting in her vehicle in the morning. Later on he was in her kitchen I didn't hear where she found him next.
  • 2 Idiots sitting on the corner of Mission Canyon and Foothill drinking alcohol smoking possibly drugs and harassing a female.
  • 1300 Block of West Main in Santa Maria check the welfare of someone injured in a domestic dispute.
  • Early Sunday morning like 5am in the morning a 17 year old girl called 911 and stated that she was involved in prostitution at a motel in the 3700 Block of State Street. There must be quite a few child molesters in Santa Barbara. It's not ok just because you pay for it.
  • Someone yelling on a front porch in the 600 Block of Catani Way.
  • 1400 Block of Twin Ridge 415 Domestic.
  • Smoke check at Seaway and Blue Road.
  • Vehicle accident highway 101 near Padaro vehicle 40 feet off the road occupants ran but got caught.
  • Drinkers and open container violations JJ's Liquor Castillo and Montecito.
  • 23103 Reckless Driver in a silver Scion near Cathedral Oaks and North Kellogg.
  • Fire Alarms going off in the 1900 Block of Castillo. This was a FOOD ON THE STOVE CALL. No one was home, the Fire Department had to do a forced entry.

    Will that's enough outta me for now. Belinda is home and I'm stressed out. She's got this big old scar on her stomach and I'm worried sick about her. My guts are killing me seeing that thing on her. I don't get sick like this much but Boy I got a case of it right now! Sweating hard shaking like a leaf will at least maybe I'll sleep better. Anyway have a great Monday and dog willing we will see you on Wednesday. Later, Roger

    P.S. She loves her poem, Pam! :)


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