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Scanner Reports 2-07-12
updated: Feb 06, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Another Monday - I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I sure did; went for another bicycle ride on my tricycle. The weather has been wonderful. On Saturday, I rode up to Anacapa street, was walking toward Cota on the sidewalk encountered some very nice people who thanked me for moving out of their way with my bicycle. I felt like I was in old Santa Barbara for a minute there. A woman said "I love your T-Shirt! I love Edhat!" I was wearing my Edhat tee shirt underneath my tropical fish shirt. I told her I was Roger. I should not have done that because she made a sound like she didn't love Roger as much as she loved Edhat. I've been laughing about it ever since. I stopped at the Alano Club for a bottled water, and signed up for a membership. I haven't been a member there for many beers, and don't stop in that much but the Alano Club does a lot for the community. Besides the money I paid into the membership was going to go to my former doctor, somehow the Alano Club getting the money this month seemed more fitting.
I had a talk with an old friend David C. who had an unpleasant experience with panhandlers on State Street. He avoids State Street now. He was followed, basically stalked like prey as he strolled along with a young tough following behind attempting to intimidate him for money. David was more irritated than anything... I haven't been to State Street for a long time, as the weather gets warmer I will make my way up there people usually don't ask me for money though - probably because I'm huge. I really can't think of any otter reason I get hit up once in a while usually by people that know me. A kid hit me up in Rite Aid the other day for a quarter he did not have enough for aspirin and he was really sick poor kid I helped him out. That to me is different. I have heard many stories of people being intimidated for money and even attacked.
A commenter let me have it last week about defending the homeless because someone challenged them to a fight while aggressively panhandling them. I understand there is a group of young thugs out there that pulls this scrap I'm really not sure why the police don't run them outta town. When I was out there they gave me a couple rides to Goleta and told me to keep going unfortunately I was starting to go to AA about that time, in AA they tell you to "Keep coming back." I always got coffee and a donut at the meetings. Cops don't give out donuts and coffee.
I didn't sleep too well Saturday into Sunday after the bicycle ride the pain caught up with me. I got a couple hours at best then the nerve endings went crazy. I'm not going to give up my Weekend Bicycle rides - I'll be going same time next year. Me and Ballistic Belinda was hanging out the otter day. One of the neighbors walked by with his cell phone. Belinda says I know what he's doing, I know his type. "What's he doing?" I said "He's taking a picture of me with that camera." The Ballistic one says, "he thinks I'm hot I know his type" she says. "Whoa wait a minute he's 25 years old good looking always brings hot fashion model types home I don't think he wants to do it with an Old Maid Belinda." That was the wrong thing to say to Belinda - Boy did she get mad... I didn't know I could still run that quick.
Last year at this time I think I counted all of the 415 Domestic's during the Super Bowl - there were not many. This year, I BBQ'd and totally gorged myself full of food, missing most of the football game. What the Hay?
Hairs your Scanner Reports, FRYday:
Someone was trying to steal bicycles on Jennings in the 800 Block.
A SBPD officer was requesting code 2 medics and a supervisor sounds like an injured bad guy, they never said how. I think it was the first robber there was a robbery in that area on FRYday.
1500 Block of Clearview illegal burn in the backyard, Fire said it was a BBQ and OK.
A couple fellas firing assault rifles at the Glass Factory.
Strong Arm Robbery at a store for merchandise at 921 State Street. I think the idiot who was drunk was caught 2 blocks down State Street.
SA big rig ran into some wires knocking them down in the 5300 Block of Overpass.
Medical Emergency at Gelson's market for a female fall victim on Aisle 9.
415 Domestic and Drama 600 Block of Sutton Ave.
Meanwhile at James Joyce an old geezer in his 60's and drunk was challenging people to fight.
Possible burglary in the 500 Block of Allen Road, homeowner out of town gardener called her stating a door was open.
From the County dispatcher I turd this: "Holdup alarm coming from the holdup alarm button." I did not hear where that was.
1200 Block of Punta Gorda heavy foot traffic possible drug sales on block.
A guy wearing a hoodie dark clothing thin build tried to enter a car at Bath and Pueblo while the vehicle was occupied. The driver got away sounds like attempting carjacking action to me.
At State and Toyon in the middle of the street stood a code 40 Drunk 12 year old kid in the middle of the street.
Unknown type medical emergency in the 500 Block of State Street.
Eastbound on Haley a 23103 Reckless black Mustang at a high rate of speed.
400 Block of East Gutierrez someone on someone's porch for the last hour ringing their bell.
A woman picked up a drunk guy at Sharkees drove him to the 200 Block of North Milpas. I don't know if it was her place or his, he passed out she could not move him so she called 911. What a fun date dat was.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
SBPD Got a guy on a felony parole violation, bye bye.
Around 5am-ish, there was an injury traffic accident on Highway 101 Southbound just North of Castillo. I heard one officer say that the crash was caused by a WRONG WAY DRIVER on the highway, that was all I heard about that.
242 Assault in the 21000 Block of Olive, reporting party said the suspect was a cab driver.
1400 Block of DLV 374 dumping of personal human waste, and 602 Trespassing on someone's property.
Medical Emergency unconscious male at the Cacique Street Shelter.
Villa Riviera unconscious 94 year old male who was combative but is now out cold, I wonder what happened there?
Shoplifter at Rite Aid 825 State Street.
Code Blue on the West Side a little while later the person passed away, 1144.
101 Northbound off ramp vehicle accident rollover one minor injury.
Suicide attempt, self- inflicted stab wound to the stomach on DLV, Sounded minor the person that did it was running from the police when they got to her home.
A male entered a residence that was not his in the 700 Block of Spring Street confronted he took off South on Milpas.
Someone called from a cell phone and reported that they were being attacked at Los Olivos and DLV, heard no more about that either.
Fist fight 2 guys 1111 East Cabrillo, Milpas at Cabrillo.
1000 Block of Del Mar Loud Potty.
CSI In the 400 Block of West Montecito street.
At McDonalds 29 North Milpas 2 drunk guys were playing cards and refusing to leave.
3800 Block of Center Street there was a report of a possible structure Fire.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
Woman at the Rescue Mission says she's being stalked by a man in a wheel chair.
900 Block of Rancho Alisal 11-7 Possible Prowler.
400 Block of Cornel subject under the influence disturbed.
Report of Woman in Black Nissan smoking marijuana with juvenile confronted by reporting potty she ran into a store to get away. That was the last I heard of that.
415 Domestic in the 1600 Block of Mountain Drive.
SBPD Doing a check point out there somewhere.
3100 Block of State Street suspicious male, HMA 5'8 170 Did not hear why he was suspicious.
Transient problem in 800 Block of East Canon Perdido near California Cleaners yelling and dumping of their own personal human waste. 4 males and one female associated with a dark colored truck. See now these transients are the bad guys. If someone did that here at my house and I caught I'd rub their face in it. I stand up for the homeless but not for the criminal element within - so there.
Male fall victim unconscious with a head injury at One Oak Street.
Right after the Super Bowl report of 20 subjects fighting at the Colonial apartments in I.V. That must have been some game!
Hazard Investigation subjects dumping unknown substance down storm drain at Sola and Salsipuedes, Engine 3 responded.
So there ya have it. Another Weekend Scanner Report come and gone. Maybe someday there will be no crime and HELL will freeze over. I'll go ice skating then. Have a great Monday. Dog Willing me, Pooh Bear, and Ballistic Belinda - the only one who actually watched the Super Bowl on Sunday - will see you on Wednesday. Roger
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