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Scanner Reports 1-18-12
updated: Jan 18, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Wow it's all ready Wednesday, tomorrow it will be Thursday, the next day FRYday. I see we're back into the Barricade Issue. I think in the next 10 years there are going to be barricades all over Santa Barbara. It should be like that the way the city takes care of its sidewalks and roads. I hear public accidents all the time over the scanner. People tripping over curbs, potholes, a little crack in the sidewalk. You don't just smoke crack, sometimes it smokes you. It happens all over town too anything the city owns, maintains. I don't know how they determine what is a public accident and what is not. Maybe someone can enlighten us on the subject. I would think though a public accident would be something like walking into a hole that shouldn't be there, or that doesn't have barricades around it.
There is a great example for a barricade. A hole in the sidewalk that shouldn't be there. Of course the question is: What came first the hole, or the sidewalk? Or maybe the whole sidewalk...Sorry couldn't help it. I had a public accident once in the Milpas Underpants. I was walking with my girlfriend down Haley; we were auguring we either argued or had sax that was the whole relationship Boy that woman loved jazz! Anyway walking, Haley, sax...I wasn't looking where I was going, like now and I tripped into a hole in the sidewalk. I did some weird kinda fall, when I woke up I was hurting like hell. I felt like a total idiot. Here I was arguing with my girlfriend and Mr. Know it all not looking where he's going walks into a hole. People were out of their cars calling 911 and I was like no way! I'm fine blood all over my head. I had to get the hell outta there, and I did. I think I called someone that worked for the city later on and complained about it. A couple years later the hole was fixed.
Maybe the city does need barricades all over the place, with little blue lines painted at their base. It is really up to us, not them. Our actions can determine the decision of whether or not barricades are put up. Be careful, don't jump, and watch your dogs. Take personal responsibility, Save yourself, the taxpayers some money. But you know it will never work everyone will forget sooner than later. Barricades in 10 years and that is my opinion. As far as Public Accidents go I don't know how much responsibility the city takes if it is determined that a Public Accident is the cities fault. I do know that the police go out, file a report. (CSI) Shows up and does a report taking pictures etc, etc… Somehow, Some way it costs the taxpayers money. One would think if there were more repairs there would be fewer accidents. It would never be perfect but it could be improved.
Tomorrow will be 9 years since I've had a drink or in my case 2 cases of beer and too much medication during a suicide attempt. I talked myself out of the hospital my gal kept me out of jail. But I was really sick for days afterward. I'm not saying I'll never do it again. I'll just say I hope to Dog I never do it again.
Hairs your Scanner Reports, Monday:
Possible man with a gun call in the 400 Block of East Cota. I'm not sure if he was found or not, the call was kinda confusing sometimes people think they see a gun.
Vandalism in the 700 Block of San Pasqual.
Somewhere in the County fella wanted to commit suicide by cutting his own tongue out. That would really hurt not to mention all the things you would not be able to enjoy anymore without your tongue, like talking.
Someone called in 415 Construction on a national holiday...Is it against the law to do construction on a holiday now? Wow when did this law pass? Snuck it right past me.
Los Positas and Modoc at the turnout 415 Domestic.
415 Domestic in a motel in the 3000 Block of DLV.
A code 40 drunk disturbing at American Storage.
A male subject at Orcutt Road and Patterson not making sense talking about his mother, my mother does that to me also.
400 Block of East Anapamu 415 Leaf Blower.
Public Assist dog stuck on a cliff near Hendry's Beach.
In the 3600 Block of Live Oak a woman was hysterical over the phone with a dispatcher saying that Igor was torturing her...Some of these calls really freak me out.
Suicidal 17 year old in DLG Plaza.
415 Female transient refusing to leave the Red Cross 2707 State street.
A subject with warrants in the 7400 Block of Hollister.
Report of a fella in the rear parking lot of 5 points overdosed in a vehicle.
415 Domestic corner of Milpas and Montecito.
Out of control Son 300 Block of San Ysidro.
290 Light House suspicious blue pickup truck.
261 Rape Investigation occurred a week ago in Santa Barbara.
415 Transient refusing to leave Cacique Street Shelter.
Illegal burn Castillo at Quinto Christmas Tree.
Another Christmas Tree Fire near 200 Block of Oceano. This was determined to be arson with suspect information.
1200 Block of State street possible trespasser.
Verbal 415 in the 1200 Block of Cacique.
36 Hitchcock 459 to a vehicle.
Suspicious Subject in the Laundromat in the 2600 block of DLV Wearing dark clothing and mixing detergents. That is scary.
Scanner Reports, Tuesday:
At a board and care home on Cresent there was an 1144, death.
Medical Emergency in the 1200 Block of Punta Gorda for a semi-conscious male 32 years old.
Large group of transients smoking marijuana in Vera Cruz Park.
2700 Block of Miradero Drive 1144, death.
Illegal camper to the rear of the Lobero Theatre.
484 Shoplifting from the Old Navy store on State suspect male last seen South on State.
Group of 10 Transients harassing people between the Habit and Parking Lot 10 600 Block of State street.
Female refusing to leave the Lobero Theater. She left before police arrived.
At Monte Vista School there was a possible 415 Fight brewing between divorced parents.
At Carpinteria Middle School two girls were fighting.
group of guys were reported to be fighting in front of Thrifty Gas in the 4000 Block of State Street.
800 Block of Linden at a laundry mat a woman had all her clothes stolen from her.
In the 100 Block of West Micheltorena a neighbor overheard a Father threaten to kill his Daughter. I would have called too.
Riven Rock at Hot Springs transient walking in area, back pack two walking sticks.
SBPD transporting one to the Warming center in the 1500 Block of Garden.
Check the Welfare of the code 40 in the court yard of the rescue mission.
Montecito at Milpas vehicle vs bicyclist injury. Driver of vehicle that hit the bike rider transported the bicyclist to the hospital. A witness told police that the bicyclist had the same thing happen at Milpas and Haley, and thought the bicyclist was pulling some type of insurance scam. The police went to Cottage.
242 Assault at a beauty salon in the 300 Block of East Haley.
Injury traffic accident 100 East Canon Perdido vehicle vs ped.
Medical Emergency 5800 Block of Calle Real CVS Pharmacy for a subject unable to get money from the bank to pay for their pain medication so they are requesting transport to the hospital because they are in pain.
500 Block of Castillo 415 Domestic in front of the Athletic Club.
Will dats it for now kiddies, moving right along. Dog Willing, me and Pooh Bear will see you on FRYday. Roger
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