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Scanner Reports 12-02-11
updated: Dec 02, 2011, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
This week went pretty quick. It's already FRYday. Every year about this time this guy shows up at my door and he asks me to be a Santa Claus at his Christmas Party. Every year I turn him down. He's an airline pilot. Last year he offered me tickets to Hawaii and cash. It's nothing personal; I'm just SNOT the Santa Claus type. But every year I get axed, this year someone axed me to be the Santa in a Holiday parade. I had a meltdown - no not really - just said "No Thanks" really quick. I actually think I was the last resort. I admit most of the time I'm jolly, I have a long white beard, hair, I'm a few pounds overweight, I look aHELLofalot like Santa, but I'm SNOT Santa Claus.
However, several years ago when Shakey was still the manager of Mikes Texaco at Cacique and Milpas, a little old lady who looked like a Smurf wandered away from her caregiver, came up to me and with childlike eyes, asked me if I was the real Santa Claus. I could tell she was totally serious. I thought she might have Alzheimer's disease or something. I told her that in fact I was Santa Claus. She got a tear in her eye and began to seriously thank me for the good life she had. Her husband, her children - the whole nine yards. She gave me a little hug, her caregiver eyeing me to death. The little old lady whispered Thank You once more and tiptoed away back to the vehicle she had come from. Several people including Shakey had witnessed this and everyone, including myself, was crying our friggin' eyes out. So I don't do the Santa Thing. OK? LEAVE ME ALONE!
So I went to Pet Co on the first and spent about 25 bucks on Fish Head. I got a heater, fishy food, the blue water stuff that calms them down but perks them up, and the water treatment drops, a little net. He's kinda on his side, but he gets up there a little I hope he pulls through. I'm holding onto him. Pooh Bear needs a pet Beta.
Boy that wind was howling early this morning. I thought our Pecan tree was coming down for a bit there. I wanted to climb inside Pooh Bear's house with him, but he wouldn't let me. A neighbor came running from the back saying his roof was going. That freaked me out. THANK DOG it turned out to be his porch roof which is made out of hard plastic. Still that wind howled a few branches came down. There were a lot of problems around town trees down, branches, wires, transformers burning, alarms going off all over the place, I even turd that a door was blown open at some business in town. The police officer that responded had to wait for the person "On call" for the business to show up. At first the alarm company could not find the representative for the business. That's a real pain for the fuzz - it keeps them from other responsibilities they have. If some of you have businesses out there and you have an alarm, make sure your alarm company has a number to call to get someone to show up to your business in case of emergency. You don't want the place left open unprotected after the police leave.
I heard a law enforcement agency talking about tearing down transient camps. I think it was in Goleta near the railroad tracks. I would be for leaving them alone, but I bet they are concerned about these warming fires that many transients light to stay warm or for cooking. Someone called in one as a brush fire this morning at Castillo and Haley. Later on I heard the fireman say something about destroying the camp because it was a large camp. As many transient calls I hear I bet at least 10 percent of our city's population is transient.
Here's your Scanner Reports, Wednesday:
Some type of 415 fight investigation at a restaurant in the 3800 Block of State Street.
A 2002 Hit and Run First block of South Fairview victim is at an auto body shop where she works. That is what it sounded like the dispatcher said.
Gang Types behind an apartment building in the 700 Block of Wentworth with a knife.
636 West Carrillo USA Gas woman slumped over the wheel of a car.
Shoplifting at Keg and Bottle 3 subjects involved headed toward the 6 pack shop.
Injury bicycle accident at Patterson and Cherry.
An Ex BoyFIEND ripped off his girlfriend's dog - a grey Pitt Bull from El Grecco. Passive Aggressive Control Freak.
415 Disturbed Party at the James Joyce 3 subjects in back refusing to leave one wearing an "I'm SNOT a Criminal" tee shirt said he had a gun he may not be a criminal but he's stupid. Anyway they all ran away after the police were called.
242 Assault being reported at Samarkand no information on who the victim is.
2 Code 40 drunks harassing people near the Garvin Theater at SBCC.
Missing elderly man from 200 Block of West Cota Search and Rescue actually found him he has a GPS bracelet.
110 East Montecito report of Lewd Conduct in a white pickup truck.
200 Block of Veranda Leanda someone found their door open, lights on. Sounds like the call where someone in the 1100 Block of Garden found theirs, and a neighbor's doors wide open the day before.
900 Block of San Pasqual 2 female juveniles throwing eggs at parked cars. People are starving to death and these kids are wasting food.
Cacique and Voluntario subject smoking drugs.
930 Santa Verde fall victim head injury in Quail Lodge victim disoriented.
484 Theft from Home Depot at Market Place, or attempted theft Subject drove away in a grey Mercedes with Michigan Plates.
At the California Hotel a subject was tossing a rope up to a second balcony moments later subject was climbing up the rope. SBPD Responded and detained one and were with two other subjects.
There was a 415 code 40 female refusing to leave the Bottle Shop on Coast Village Road. A moment later Peabody's called they were having a problem also SBPD Responded and it was the same person disturbing at both places! A Connie F. and I will leave it at that.
484 Of beer at USA Gas 8 South Milpas A male wearing a beige jacket. Boy the police were really looking for this guy Carpinteria and Milpas, to Cacique I think they found him at Circle K. Sounded like a manhunt.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
Theft investigation of jewelry 200 Block of West Yananoli.
200 Block of Matilda in an apartment subject is HPD.
Burglary residence 600 Block of West Guitierrez.
Reckless Eastbound on the pass earlier a green Dodge Caravan.
Subject on Arroyo 1145, suicidal.
Medical emergency fall victim head injury 1200 Block DLV.
6700 Block of Del Playa possible animal abuse guy in red Toyota RV picked up puppy dogs by their necks and were flinging them around per witness report.
Modoc at Hollister report from Union Pacific of two kids on tracks playing chicken with the trains.
600 Block N. Alosis loud music.
Self-inflicted wrist laceration in the County.
SBPD Searching Santa Barbara for man possibly with a gun threatening to shoot his family. 5150 Considered violent. They found him in the 1200 Block of State Street.
At the Main Post Office some type of 415, or 245 Investigation. 245 Being assault with a deadly weapon.
Found Property at Scolaris 222 North Milpas.
1145 Subject mentioned something about taking pills at a beach. She was found near the Bacara.
That's all for now Folks. Have a great weekend and Dog Willing, I'll see you on Monday. - Roger
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