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Scanner Reports 8-13-14
updated: Aug 13, 2014, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Happy Wednesday Hump Day. Listening to the Scanner thru the years, as many problems there are out there with the homeless Rebel Rousing and raising HELL, I always forget that the main escalation for the rise in crime is progress. Of course that's only my opinion. It comes with the territory of everything else I think; ours started during the Reagan years when we were called "Home of the Western White House." There were some people that wanted to turn downtown into a Rodeo Drive feel and I think that was about when Paseo Nuevo was born. I never shopped there very much although I did drink the quarter coffee at Nordstrom a couple times. I can't remember when the Downtown Condos went up, when the Bacara was born and when exactly we became The American Riviera. I think I was drinking when all the downtown building was going on. One day I sobered up and went Downtown and wondered, "Where the hell am I?" If it wasn't for Ernie's Drive Inn I'd be truly lost. You can blame what you want for the crime here but to me it's progress; more business, more crime. Just the way it is. Fact of Life, there's going to be progress everywhere, it's inevitable. Someday we are all going to be gone and there will be others here different people but more than likely just like us.
Will this is becoming a tragic week between the killing in Goleta and the possible suicide of Robin Williams. If I were a real journalist I wouldn't be falling apart but I am upset about both incidents even though neither have anything to do with me. I have enjoyed Robin Williams' movies for many years. He was a great actor in my opinion. So good in fact I could not see his pain. Although not too long ago I saw an announcement that he was entering rehab to help him through his depression and in the picture accompanying the story he looked lost to me. I feel kinda lost now. I am reminded of the great Jimmy Stewart who valued the opinion of the public on his work, more than his own opinion. I recall reading in Jimmy Stewart's Biography that he felt as an actor that he belonged to the public therefore he lived for the public. That is what I got out of it anyway. I cannot condemn Robin Williams for killing himself because I don't know his pain, only he knew his pain, but as a member of the public and a fan, I feel bad and I will miss him.
I have no words for the incident in Goleta only Sorrow, Rest in Peace.
Here are your Scanner Reports, Monday:
Medical Emergency feeling disoriented near the church at Garden and Anapamu.
SBPD Premise check Pershing Park.
Unknown type medical at the County Jail.
Somewhere on the 101 trash bag between lanes.
Transient disturbing at 7-11, 331 West Montecito.
415 Domestic 313 West Arrellaga ex-girlfriend refusing to leave. She finally did when the police were on the way. I think they pulled her over then she said he hit her. Who knows who did what, I'm just glad I'm single.
Family 415 Domestic 600 Block of Pico.
Subject with warrants at GVCH.
Illegal Camper Arrellaga off-ramp.
417 Brandishing a knife Downtown; one dog parent to another. That's the way it sounded anyways Male grey tee shirt and shorts with a small black dog brandished a knife toward a woman walking a Pit Bull on State Street from what I heard I think that is what occurred.
242 Assault not Battery investigation occurred at Mason and Alisos.
600 Block of West Cota 242 Assault not Battery investigation.
Suspicious Subject at Santa Cruz Market possibly with false checks.
20002 Non-injury hit and run at 5 Points 2 young males in a grey Silverado last seen headed toward Carl's Jr. Partial California Plate 8MIZ4??.
459 Burglary to a residence 900 Block of Camino Del Sur.
Report of burning trash at Gutierrez and Milpas turned out to be a burning piece of cardboard.
415 Over a non-injury traffic accident Nopal and Gutierrez.
Report of 7 Subjects loitering in the 500 Block of State Street.
Illegal campers near the Volleyball courts 1100 East Cabrillo.
Drunk Guy trying to ride a bicycle at the Alano Club.
242 Assault not battery in I.V.
Traffic Accident blocking in the Garden Underpants 300 Block of Garden.
Somewhere in Orcutt are 3 guys in a green Ford F-150 with a Confederate Flag in the back window flashing passersby.
242 Assault not battery Gutierrez and Santa Barbara Streets suspect last seen East Bound Gutierrez wearing a red shirt and jeans riding a bicycle.
Medical Emergency Chest Pains in the gazebo at Alameda Park.
Market Place McDonalds 242 Assault, not Battery.
Scanner Reports, Tuesday:
Medical Emergency Panic Attack 700 Block of North Alisos.
Medical Emergency 22 North Calle Cesar Chavez Seizures.
Fall victim Brandall Hall Samarkand.
Burglary to a parking locker at Paseo Nuevo.
Driver unconscious in a vehicle 5300 Block of Hollister.
484 Theft from Greyhound 200 Block of Chapala BMA Wearing grey sweats in possession of a rolling backpack.
459 Residence Burglary 200 Block of South Broadway.
Bicyclist on a black cruiser bicycle hit and run a vehicle near the Shoreline Café.
Leaf Blower violation 2800 Block of DLV at a 76 Station.
415 Domestic between mother and daughter in a 2014 Chevy Cruise parked in the 1000 Block of Castillo.
Possible water theft from a hydrant involving a construction truck Portosuello and Gillespie.
Vehicle on Fire Starbucks at Marketplace.
Suspicious Subject trying doors 4000 Block of Foothill HMA red hat, SBPD caught up to him.
20002 Non-injury Hit and Run Canon Perdido and San Pasqual female suspect exited vehicle walked up on the RR tracks and headed North with another female.
Overdose 300 Block of Meigs Road near Lazy Acres.
Vehicle into a house 300 Block of Oliver Road, driver had minor injuries.
Report of a Sea Doo driving recklessly off Butterfly and East Beach, too close to swimmers.
Report of two motorcycles parked in the handicapped space in the 3600 Block of State Street.
Medical Emergency for a Traumatic Injury at Goleta Family Medical 122 South Patterson.
10-8 In Service from Walnut Park Lane. Hearing that saddens me; a home with a family in it is now empty. Rest in Peace.
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