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Scanner Reports 3/20/17
updated: Mar 20, 2017, 7:00 AM

Roger the Scanner Guy

Monday Monday, another Monday. I was thinking about Meals on Wheels the other day. It's a good program for seniors, as one of the things it does is allow them to stay in their homes longer, continue to be independent as some seniors cannot cook like they did when they were younger. My mother told me she cannot cook anymore. She goes out to eat or buys herself cooked chicken at grocery stores, but she cannot cook the meals she once did. She used to cook some good stuff when I was a kid; pizza, spaghetti, chili mac, beef soup. Of course she can't eat that stuff anymore either. Meals on Wheels delivers meals in a tray like vegetable, meat, pasta, apple sauce. Servings are mostly softer easily digestible foods.

I used to rent a studio apartment years ago beneath a home on Chiquita Road. The top part of the home was where my landlady lived. She was a retired doctor, about 90 years old, still independent somewhat. She received Meals on Wheels. I recall her saying that she paid for the service, 2.00 for each delivery. Sometimes she did not eat the food and she'd give the tray to me. I did not eat the good stuff, I'd give it to a homeless friend. Sometimes she would half eat the stuff and leave it at my door and that totally grossed me out, but then as time went on and I got to know her, I learned that she had been in a concentration camp during WW 2 and wondered if that had anything to do with her leaving the food have eaten like she did sometimes.

I think it's horrible that folks paid taxes all the years they worked, knowing in their older ages they would be taken care of, only to have to rug pulled out from under them by their president, as many older folks voted for him. If Meals on Wheels will not be supported by the government anymore, it should still be supported by the people in any way possible, as the current administration states they see no results of good the program gives they really don't care of the good any program does. The results of abolishing programs like Meals on Wheels will be more seniors in nursing homes, earlier than they should have gone to one, and ill and starving seniors’ earlier deaths. Of course take away the weekend vacations in Florida and we'll really see some protesting on Twitter. Had to be said.

Scanner Reports, FRYday:

  • Fall victim from a roof in Solvang near Mesa and Valley Oaks.
  • Premises check, 1900 block of San Andres.
  • Vehicle fire, Calle Koral and Los Carneros Way.
  • Med call 216 East Yananoli, UI Subject.
  • Check the welfare of a subject down in a sleeping bag, 900 block of North Alisos.
  • Unknown type medical call on East Valley Road, 1500 Block.
  • Elevator Rescue, one soul on board, Cottage Hospital.
  • Fire reported out in a small brown Chevy SUV at Cacique and Milpas, put out by a tow truck driver from Bob Holzer's Towing.
  • Check the Welfare of a female down on the Northbound Carrillo onramp.
  • Student seen on campus after being expelled, SBHS, 700 Block of East Anapamu.
  • Subject disturbing at Taco Bell 1840 Cliff Drive.
  • 100 Block of Cannon Drive, burglary to a vehicle.
  • Medical call for a knee injury, La Cumbre Jr High.
  • Camper at City Hall, 735 Anacapa.
  • Theft of merchandise from K-Mart.
  • Gasoline spill, McKenzie Park, Fire call cleanup.
  • Check the welfare of a female in the 500 block of East Gutierrez.
  • Recovered stolen vehicle 900 block of Portosuello.
  • Gasoline spill from a green jeep, 1200 block of Chapala.
  • Check the welfare of a drunk subject older female drinking for several days, 700 block of Linden.
  • Medical call at Mission Terrace, 600 West Juinipero.
  • Suicidal subject with a knife stabbed herself multiple times in the chest in front of her mother, north side of Santa Barbara.
  • Check the welfare of a drunk at Santa Barbara Street and Victoria.
  • 14 year old took an overdose of Aspirin midtown Santa Barbara.
  • Subject in hospital gown, Patterson and Hollister, trying to escape GVCH. Subject was picked up near La Sumida Gardens.
  • Subject disturbing, 1900 block of State Street.
  • Loud party in the 1100 block of San Pasqual.

Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • Vehicle burglary, Harbor View Inn, 28 West Cabrillo.
  • Wanted subject, 400 block of East Yanonali.
  • Female rollaway from Cottage Hospital in a wheelchair. On Alamar wearing a hospital gown.
  • Found property at Far West Gun, 2009 State Street.
  • Broken gas pipe, 4000 block of Inverno Drive.
  • Death at 203 Hitchcock. RIP
  • Chalk Hill, disoriented deer, Fish and Game extended SBSO showed up. Heard no more after that.
  • Man down on a floor in a residence in the 400 block of Corona Del Mar.
  • Man exposing himself middle of the street, then went into McDonalds, 29 North Milpas.
  • Male masturbating near East Beach Grill, 1100 block of East Cabrillo. WMA, beard, wearing a trucker hat.
  • Drunk falling in the street, first block of East Anapamu.
  • Drunk driver south on Bath in a black Hyundai from Montecito Street.
  • Report of 6 motorcycle riders north through Summerland doing 100 mph.
  • Group of 3 subjects disturbing, 5100 block of Hollister.
  • Check the welfare elderly female in a wheelchair, 85 years old, 18 East Ortega.
  • Three dine and dashing young men who ran from 502 State Street came back later and paid for their meals.
  • Vehicle hit a parked car in the 700 block of East Anapamu.
  • Unresponsive male down in the street front of the Neighborhood Bar, 235 West Montecito.
  • Medical call, Salvation Army, 423 Chapala, unknown type.
  • AMR call, City Lot 10. Did not hear for what.
  • Drunks hanging out behind the Riviera Hotel, 125 West Carrillo.
  • One shot heard in the 2000 block of Emerson.
  • Drunk down near Bev Mo, fire department responded, he got up and ran away.
  • Loud music, 6800 block of Trigo.
  • Loud party, 1100 block of San Pasqual.
  • Loud party, first block of South Canada.
  • Assault investigation at Cottage Hospital, occurred downtown.

Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • Vehicle accident, Highway 101 NB, Las Positas, two vehicle accident, started a small brush fire.
  • Eight skateboarders at Washington School on Lighthouse.
  • Vehicle accident, 1300 block of Las Palmas, solo vehicle, unknown if injury, responders responded.
  • SBPD on a group at 424 State Street.
  • Threats investigation, 600 block of San Pasqual.
  • Area check, 3600 block of Via Lotto on a dark grey truck that pulled up at neighbor’s house. Occupant got out and started challenging the neighbor, but left when they saw the reporting party on the phone.
  • Medical call, foot injury, 300 block of Palisades.
  • Medical call, 400 block of East Cota.
  • Assault, City Lot 11, investigation in the lobby of the police station.
  • Loud party, 20 subjects in a tent, 2100 block of Laguna.
  • Report of a subject beating on an RV, 222 North Milpas. SBPD responded.
  • SBSO on a subject, Calle Real at Turnpike.
  • Vehicle fire, Highway 154 at Edison in Buellton.
  • Medical emergency for a subject down near JJ's Liquor on Castillo. Got up and left when the Fire Department arrived, possibly sleeping.
  • Overdose, 700 block of Loma. When he figured out responders were coming he barricaded himself in a back room. That was all I heard.
  • Medical call, female fainted in the lobby, 1214 State Street.
  • Domestic and possible assault between a male and female, Dwight Murphy Park.
  • Drunk Driver westbound Hwy 246, 2002 Olds. The vehicle is registered to an address on Highway 246, so they might not be getting far.
  • Uncooperative shoplifter at Ralphs, 100 block of West Carrillo.
  • Two very large bongs stolen from the 5700 block of Hollister, 2 WMA's around 19 years old involved. Employee following them in an unknown direction. I guess nobody knows where they are going.

More rain, Yippee! Have a wonderful Monday. Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Clancy, Poncho, Jerry, Carl, Stan, C.J., Jonathan, Walter, Fred, Billy, Brad, Isabelle and Jerry, John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, and Chris willing, we will see you on Wednesday. Later, Roger

 

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 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 08:00 AM

Roger, I agree Meals on Wheels is important. Not only for delivering food to seniors who may not have dinner otherwise, it also serves to check on people living alone. There could be a dire medical situation no one would notice if not for the volunteers delivering meals. Also, there are lonely seniors who have no other human contact on a daily basis and, although a brief contact, it serves to let them know someone cares.

 

 COMMENT 764528 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 09:29 AM

Agreed. What is this country coming to? For a developed, advanced nation, we sure treat our elderly poorly.

 

 COMMENT 764538 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 10:01 AM

Roger my comment to the Box truck incident was simply Monday Monday. That was before i read scanner reports. lol

 

 COMMENT 764548 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 10:27 AM

You don't need government to feed people. You can do it all on your own.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 10:29 AM

Where were you when these people were feeding the government out of their paychecks?

 

 COMMENT 764566 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 11:31 AM

You have to be a special kind of low level idiot to resort to stealing a bong. Wow.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-20 12:01 PM

I found one in a dumpster once and it got me high for 6 months.

 

 COMMENT 764765 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-21 12:05 PM

"All units in the area, be on the lookout for a subject carrying two large bongs."

 

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