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Scanner Reports 2-27-12
updated: Feb 27, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Well Shucks.... Someone I never met but hoped to someday passed on the otter day and I just heard about it. His name was Steve "The Preacher" Glover, and he had a heart attack. He was 54. He was a DJ on a local AM Station back in Hammond, where I am from. He was someone I looked up to, as he went after the bad guys. It tain't much, but I'd like to dedicate the Scanner Reports to "The Preacher" today.
Well hair we are, anutter Monday. Something I want to add about the Homeless issue we have here in Santa Barbara. I've been through a lot of scrap in my life and but For the Grace of Dog go I....It ain't my right to judge but I'm not going to let anyone take advantage of me either. I used to do that all the time put otters ahead of myself. Most people take advantage of you, if you let them. I'm right in the middle I'm all for helping someone if they need help but as far as letting someone push me around because Mommy did SNOT change their poopy diaper as much as she should have, or they were abused...BULL MANURE! No one deserves my anger just because I had a poopy life. If I can't be a pain in the Hiney, neither can they! I think there should be a government grant available to the people of Santa Barbara for having to deal with all this DRAMA! After all we are paying for it in one TAX or a nutter. The whole damn production is paid for by TAXPAYERS. The politicians, the Police, the Homeless, all of the actors in this real life play are paid for by the Taxpayers. Where the HELL is their GRANT? Maybe everyone should receive a trip for two to the destination of their choice for a couple weeks, or maybe a new car. Maybe some COLD HARD CASH...I'm just sayin', ya know?
Once in a while if I'm ahead a couple bucks and someone's hurting I help them out. It's my way but when someone comes up to me and says "Give me some money," or if they ask for spare change in an aggressive manner, I tell ‘em where to get off. It ain't right people intimidating others out of their money. At the same time I don't think it's right to let people that cannot care for themselves starve or to treat them bad because they are homeless. Right in the middle - my only excuse is that I'm a Gemini. I'm a bleeding fart liberal and a Right weiner at the same time and that my friends are why I'm on MEDICATION.
I want to thank all of our emergency responders for saving our arses on Saturday Night from a near disaster. It's really quite AMAZING really, for a fire to start in dry brush like it did with strong winds and for Fire to respond as quick as they did and put it out. I've said it before, I'll say it again, we are lucky we have the Emergency Responders that we do. Without them Santa Barbara would be burning right now.
Hair is your Scanner Reports, FRYday:
1200 Block of Bath street violation of restraining order.
Los Alturas Road report of a res. burglary, and several auto burglaries in the area.
Bath and Cota illegal dumping investigation.
Drama on Natoma Ave. First reports of a woman screaming two males driving away in an SUV? Then other calls from the same general area 200 Block 415 Domestics.
Resident that lived in the 6500 Block of Del Playa beat up a homeless person and put him in the hospital with severe lacerations to the face.
484 Shoplifter in custody juvenile male 35 South Milpas, Rite Aid.
First East Figueroa grey Lexus suspect in 20002 Hit and Run.
Subject down in the parking lot next to the Santa Barbara Independent.
20001 Hit and Run vehicle vs Bicyclist, Injury.
CVS Pharmacy on South Turnpike ex-employee in store being detained for stealing meds. I have to say there has been a few more criminal cases involving theft of drugs as well as phony prescriptions since my doctor went to jail.
Dearborne at Hollister illegal camper.
4000 Block of State Street homeless man named Mike asked a friend to take care of his cat because he is going to commit suicide. I'm not sure they ever caught up with Mike last I heard his cell phone was traced to 1919 State street. He told a friend if the police caught up with him he was going to grab their weapon.
300 Block of Lynda Road juveniles shooting off fireworks.
700 Block of Rosemary Road 415 Domestic.
600 Block of Castillo 415 Domestic.
Possible fight brewing in 200 Block of South Canada.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
Found child at the Cabrillo Arts center.
Open line on a cell phone with someone moaning in the background in the 300 Block of West Valerio.
Report of Door to Door sales person 415 with resident 900 Block of Garcia Road.
Report of 415 yelling coming from Rocky Nook Park.
2500 Block of Oak Crest 459 burglary to a vehicle.
1200 Block of Bath street Check the Welfare of a 5150 in that block.
100 Block of Chapala Street in the creek bed several subjects putting up camp, tents Illegal campers.
Heard one City cop say to another, "That guy wearing some kind of Clown outfit riding the scooter almost ran into a couple people. You could get him on Anacapa he's probably driving back down there..."
Illegal Party Hounds in a motor home corner of Alisos and Gutierrez.
1000 Block of Coast Village Road 415 over a hit and run.
600 Block of Sutton Keep da Peace.
Micheltorena and San Andreas injury traffic accident.
488 Theft of lotion from the Rite Aid on Fairview.
Some Type of 415, 242, Assault or strong arm theft at Rite Aid on State Street. Not sure what happened there suspect caught in front of Macys 701 State Street. They ran him and he had warrants in 3 other states under a different name. He was a bad guy so they took him away.
Threats investigation in the 400 Block of East Cota.
Suspicious subject on the beach following a woman around on More Mesa.
Medical emergency for a woman Montecito at Nopal unknown type medical problem.
In the Ortega Park bathroom report of a white male wearing a red shirt smoking crack. Ya know that is pretty embrASSing when you're smoking crack and someone calls the police on you.
I had one of those South Milpas five dollar pizza specials the otter night I guess I put too many chilis on it because early the next morning my crack was smoking all over the neighborhood. I just barely made it to the bathroom when the cops started pounding on the door they told me next time I don't come out right away They are calling Hazmat. I ain't ever eating one of those pizzas again!
1900 Block of Red Rose 415 Domestic.
Theft investigation involving theft of money 331 West Montecito.
600 Block of West Mission 594 Vandalism.
Medical emergency Tunnel trail female with fractured ankle.
415 Barking Spiders over on Walter Way.
Female with a stick threatening people in the 600 Block of East Ortega. Of course there are several people throwing things at her. Wondering if she was trying to protect herself.
242 2 Subjects beating the HELL outta each otter. What's the crime in that - sounds like mutual satisfaction.
At 15 Chapala there's a 415 Fight over theft of a bicycle.
Then I heard an officer say, "Waiting for the coroner to show up and take a picture of his back." Not sure what that was about - possibly an Over Dose call I'd heard earlier?
Medical Emergency unresponsive subject Cacique Street Shelter.
Medical Emergency for another subject in front of McDonalds 29 North Milpas laid out half way in the street, turned out to be drunk, and combative with responders police requested.
415 Transient screaming in front of the Arlington Theater.
Illegal Camper in the 1500 Block of Portosuello Ave.
500 Block of East Victoria report of 459 don't know what was broken into.
Unsafe Bicyclist West on Garden running red lights, cutting people off.
1200 Block of Dover Road 3 suspicious subjects in a van in that block loitering.
1000 Block of Del Mar report of Loud Potty must be drinking a lot of beer to be so loud.
3000 Block of State Street 415 Argument over subject refusing to pay cab fare.
Gang Activity in the 100 Block of South Kellogg.
Audible Alarm Storke Road Post Office turned out to be a medical emergency.
Code 2 Medics for an extremely intoxicated 17 year old male in the 400 Block of North Salsipeudes.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
I don't know where the SBPD set up the Check Point but it sounds like they are pretty busy.
Report of 5150 WMA wearing a red shirt yelling, screaming and beating up cars in the Gelson's Parking Lot.
Report of 10-12 Juveniles in Bonnet Park smoking drugs, I don't know what kind.
2500 Block of DLV suicide attempted overdose.
23103 Reckless Diver South on Hope driving green Ford Fusion partial plate 5UV17?
Suspicious male in the parking lot of PUFF, dark skinned male 5'10 didn't hear anymore.
Check the Welfare of a subject down in the 700 Block of Bath Street.
2500 Block of Miradero 415 Fight between neighbors.
Somewhere in the County a mother Overdosed on Heroin and her 13 year old daughter called 911 possibly saving her.
415 Domestic on Petizer, Ex-Boyfriend stating he's going to kill the new boyfriend living on North La Cumbre in Santa Barbara the Ex-BoyFIEND has been drinking of course I wonder if he's watching the Oscars?
429 West Valerio woman left Food on the Stove and locked herself out of home Full Fire Response, they broke a window to enter residence put out the food. Venting out the residence.
That is pretty much it for this episode of Roger's Scanner Reports. At the end of his shift, the Preacher used to tell his listeners "Remember you're just renting space on this big rock, so relax, swing hard as you can, and say your Prayers." Rest in Peace, Preacher. Dog Willing, Me and Pooh Bear will see ya all on Wednesday. Roger
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