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Scanner Reports 7-21-14
updated: Jul 21, 2014, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Monday-Monday. I hope you're having a lovely Monday. On Friday I went out to check my mail and across the street near Circle K at the Bus Stop was Jim and Linda, (not their real names) victims of the brutal rape and physical assault early Wednesday morning on East Beach. I spoke with them for a few moments. Linda told me it was horrible, "They held us down, they had knives I thought they were going to cut off my breasts" she said, "When it was over I went over to the Double Tree." Jim could not move he thought his arm was broken." Jim said "I thought my arm was broken," he added. "I was held down face first in the sand. I couldn't breathe." His arm was twisted behind him. When it was over it felt like his arm was broken and he couldn't move so well. I'm surprised he lived thru the assault with his face shoved in the sand like that. The way he told me it sounded like the guy was sitting on him with his arm twisted behind his back this would be painful for a younger man but Jim is 69 years old and he has arthritis like many older adults, he also has a heart condition. Any type of restraint can be quite painful and limit ones ability to move for a time. They are both Grateful that their attackers were caught quickly, but both have been terrorized and are in fear for their lives, even though the rapists are in jail. I asked them where they were going and where they had been the past couple of nights. Linda said "Not at the beach." She never wants to sleep there again; it scares her they have been sleeping other places where there is light and other people they know, sleeping nearby. They were getting outta town for a couple of days. I think maybe someone helped them out so they could rent a room somewhere and try to recover a little. They both need a safe place to live. Sometimes people never recover from this type of assault. I'm sure in time Jim may feel better about his surroundings but it might take Linda a long time and I don't think the full shock of what occurred has hit her yet.
I'm not a doctor but I have experienced rape and abuse and I think Linda is going to need some counseling and therapy. I believe the Rape Crisis Center can help her. They told me that some people are trying to help them get a place to live. He is on housing but refuses to take a place without Linda. He will not leave her on the streets alone. I know some of the people involved in trying to help them get off the street I told Jim to accept their help, he agreed that he would although he has been reluctant in the past to accept help. I have known Jim for many years. He is a veteran and does not scare easily but things are different after this incident. He believes that if they continue living outside they will be murdered. I think now he will accept help if Linda is offered it also. It's horrible what happened to them but I am glad they are alive and I hope they accept all help offered and get a safe place to live soon. I am also grateful to the Santa Barbara Police department for working this case and catching the attackers so quick and also getting them off the streets before they kill someone. Hopefully they won't be able to bail out of jail and come after Jim and Linda or run away. I appreciate all the comments of well-wishers and those willing to help Jim and Linda but it might be better to wait and see if they get a place to live first.
Saturday Afternoon was Home listening to the Scanner and trying to recover from these DAMN Shingles they are a real pain this time around anyway there was a knock at my door I opened it and there was an old friend of mine Marcos, "Are you Roger?" He asked he never knew my real name "Yea" I answered "How are you?" Smiling he hands over a bag of vittles. I said "Thanks, do you want anything for this?" He just smiled said "I heard you were in need" and took off. Wow he gave me a whole bag of stuff...Kale,Okra,Tomatoes,Eggplant,Beans,Celery, Some other things at the bottom I made a healthy broth soup with some of it. That was very nice of him to do that. I don't need anything but maybe they do, Pushy Shovels C/O The Independent Living Resource Center Inc. 423 West Victoria Street Santa Barbara 93101. Nice it says on their website, "We grow an abundance of nourishing, beautiful, organic produce to Share." Dog bless them. They sure helped me out nothing better than a nice plump fresh Tomato.
Here is Thy Blessed Scanner Roni Reports, FRYday:
Medical code 2 for facial lacerations in front of the Faulding Hotel 15 East Haley this is for a prior injury with stitches opening up.
SBPD On a group Plaza Del Mar.
415 Investigation 500 East Ortega.
2300 Block of Whitney Ave 459 Burglary to a vehicle and 10851 vehicle theft.
1500 Block of Cliff Drive Illegal Campers 6 RV's in a row parked at that location.
1300 Block of Shoreline subject with a shopping cart.
Code 40, Drunk Subject 3500 Block of State Street.
300 Block of West Carrillo Code blue then death natural causes in a residence.
Medical for a fall victim 500 Block of East Islay.
415 Cottage hospital a couple doctors trying to get someone to go back to the hospital.
415 Argument over parking lot 12 SB City.
Check the Welfare of an elderly 5150 Female at Wood Glen Hall 3010 Foothill.
SBPD Officer runs subject for warrants finds 50,000 dollars' worth on to jail they go.
Possible fight brewing 800 Block of San Pasqual.
261 Investigation "Rape" Cottage Hospital Emergency.
Probation Assist at an address in the 1600 Block of DLV.
Check the Welfare of a code 40 Subject in the 200 Block of East Yananoli.
415 Subject disturbing 509 State Street.
Check the welfare of a 3 year old child with a 45 year old female at city lot 2 900 Block of Chapala.
Suspicious subject possibly wearing a welders mask and a sheet at Canon Perdido and State Street.
Subject blocking the sidewalk and aggressively panhandling 821 State Street.
Suspicious Subject inside of Sammy's Camera suspected of stealing on Thursday back on Friday for more.
Subject refusing to leave the 7-11 in the 3400 Block of State Street.
Unknown Activity in the Milpas Underpants involving Medics possibly the police.
Group harassing Passersby at Gutierrez and State Street.
Suicide attempt on the American Riviera.
SBPD on a group of Subjects city lot 12.
Subject refusing to leave the Alano Club 235 East Cota.
Report of a Subject aggressively panhandling and bothering people in the 500 Block of State Street. Illegal Burn East End of More Mesa Bon Fire on the Beach.
415 Fight 2 Males fighting in front of Little Cesar's Pizza.
415 Family domestic 100 Block of North Alisos.
Possible DUI Driver female driving a green bug with a big star on the door 1100 Block of Garden heading East.
Possible DUI Driver 200 Block of South Salinas.
415 Argument over non-injury accident 200 Block of West Montecito.
415 Neighbors 1700 Block of Sunset.
Traffic Accident and damage to City property 1000 Block of Anacapa.
Scanner Roni Reports, Saturday:
Suspicious Subject casing vehicles 1000 Block of East Haley.
Fall victim 1200 Block of State Street.
Theft of Alcohol Ralphs 100 Block of West Carrillo Subject wearing swimming shorts Westbound on Carrillo.
Report of injured baby raccoons in the 800 Block of West Figueroa, responding officer found one dead, sad I hate hearing that but wondering what happened to the other one
200 Block of West Pueblo 459 to a Doctor's Office.
Vehicle leaking gas 100 Block of highway 246.
Reckless Driver Gabbing on a cell phone while driving 2840 DLV in a grey Honda.
Medical Emergency for a disoriented subject in the 4300 Block of Calle Real.
Code 40, Drunk Subject in front of Casa Esperanza in the 800 Block of Cacique.
3 Subjects disturbing in front of the Metro 4 theaters.
Westside 80 year old woman is afraid to go home because she's afraid of her husband.
314pc Indecent exposure 50 year old man with his shirt off at the Drum Circle, you should see me with my shirt off I need a bra.
Harbor Patrol is on a boating violation at the Launch Ramp.
273.5 Domestic Violence 100 East Cabrillo at Skaters Point.
23152 Drunk Motorcyclist East on Montecito from the Neighborhood Bar black motorcycle, black helmet.
Loud mouthed 415 Subject with an open container in the 900 Block of State Street, yelling at passersby wearing a black sweater with "USA" Logo on it.
Reckless grey truck doing donuts Modoc at Los Positas.
Loud Music Broadmor and State Street.
Subject loitering in the 300 Block of East Victoria.
23103 Reckless motorcycle on Calle Real.
415 Domestic 900 Block of Vincent Way male and female yelling furniture flying.
415 Fight 6 subjects one possibly with a broken nose 6700 Block of Sabado Tarde.
Keep the Peace while reporting Party picks up property Canon Perdido at Nopal.
415 Loud Music art Alisos and Ortega.
Scanner Roni Reports, Sunday:
10851 Possibly stolen vehicle Cathedral Oaks and Turnpike at Tuckers Grove stolen Ford Explorer but then I heard it was found later so not really sure if it was stolen or lost.
415 Domestic in the 1200 Block of Quinientos.
Check the Welfare of a juvenile at the beach who was hit by a vehicle at Albertsons advise on Fire and Medics, County Call.
374 Public defecation Ortega Park Quarantina and Cota.
SBPD on a premise check SBHS.
Trespassing in an apartment unit male unknown to the reporting party in her apartment 800 Block of Camino Del Sur.
Premise check 700 Block of Lawrence.
Premise check Franklin School.
One in Custody with warrens 924 State Street.
SBPD involved Foot Pursuit in the 300 Block of East Cabrillo suspect had 2 No Bail Warrants he was captured near the stage in Chase Palm Park. Another Outstanding Performance from the SBPD.
Carjacking in the County sounds like Lompoc last I heard they were pinned down in the Riverbed near College and Riverside in possession of a rifle.
Check the Welfare of a subject on the sidewalk 315 North Soledad Street.
Injury traffic accident subject having seizures crashed into parked car 3000 Block of Lucinda Lane.
Motorcyclist off the cliff 9500 Block of Jalama Road unknown if injury.
Smoke check in Miguelito Canyon on a possible illegal burn.
Injury traffic accident Micheltorena and Castillo vehicle vs bicyclist.
DLG and State Street Injury traffic accident vehicle vs bicyclist.
288 Child Molest Investigation occurred in Goleta but investigation by SBPD I think the suspect or victim lives here not sure which.
Vegetation Fire possibly in Granny Field or thereabouts 10x10 foot spot fire near Vons Turnpike and smoke reported near the RR Tracks.
415 Subjects disturbing customers at the Circle k 200 South Milpas, 2 males and a female.
Some type of 415 involving possibly an Amtrak bus driver possibly "Acting Strangely" SBPD was responding as well as Amtrak Employees not sure what occurred there.
I haven't traveled in a long time but when I do I like to hitchhike. I just walk over to the side of the road roll my pant leg up show some of my leg and stick my thumb out. I don't think that would work anymore though. Anyway that's enough outta me for now Have a Wonderful Monday and Dog Willing we will see you on Wednesday, Hump Day. Later, Roger
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