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Scanner Reports 4-27-12
updated: Apr 27, 2012, 7:05 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Top of Ye Week To Ya. Thinkin' about the people I used to hang out with when I was a transient many, many beers ago in Santa Barbara. There was a guy named "Blues" he was my favorite he talked like Samuel Elliott, that down to earth low voice just from the tone of his voice you knew he was cool. Blues was pretty mellow he didn't bother anyone. I remember an Indian feller named Chief slept in a green VW Van, and there was my old drinking buddy Rick we pounded many a Jim Beam. Then there was Jack and Darrel almost redrumed me on City College Hill cause I had over 500.00 Dollar in my pocket and they nude it. Body was aching so badly that night I couldn't sleep but I shut my eyes and lay there half in and out of it. I heard Darrell ask Jack "You think he's asleep yet?" "Ain't gonna matter when I stick him with that knife" Jack answered. I didn't wait to see whom they were talkin about I nude it twas me. I opened my eyes made sure that knife wasn't in no one's hands. Yawned and rolled right over the edge of that hill overlooking our beautiful Marina. I did drop a few feet before I slammed my rib cage into a rock; that really hurt. I rolled with it the rest of the way down pretty much landing on my feet which I beat as quick as I could away from there. I never saw Jack again but I'd see Darrell now and again thru the years in AA meetings. We never talked just greeted each other. AA was funny like that. Anonymous like one great big happy family of screw ups how could you hold a grudge against yourself? I remember a guy named Steve from New York he was a big tough Irish beer drinker, then there was Big Red they were always getting into fights. I remember one night all 3 of us were sleeping in this old abandoned gas station across from the employment office. I crashed out early those two started fighting .Things were flying around, smashing. They looked like two old dinosaurs scared the HELL outta me. Big Red was like 6'6 250 he was solid and no one to mess with. Steve 6'3 about 190. I was a skinny as a rail 6'6 165 in those days. I wasn't much of a fighter unless I was really drunk. Big Red was always hitting me up for a buck. I always gave it to him the last time I saw Big Red was behind the Lawn Bowling joint on DLV sitting on a chair he asked me for a buck and I gave it to him.
Most of the transients back then were pretty mellow. Even Jack, he would only kill you if he knew you had money or if you crossed him in some way. He looked a lot like Jesus .I was SNOT a very mellow person back then. I probably gave other transients a bad name back then. Kinda like some of those JackAshes out there nowadaze. Except I never did no poo poo on the sidewalk or in public for that matter. Of course the city was more open with bathrooms back then. One could always find a place to go. It sure don't seem like 32 years ago, but it was. I miss those old days there was crime back then too. Not as many robberies though. You really did not have to worry much about getting robbed when you were houseless. Now you have to worry about getting killed. I hear a lot of stories of the homeless getting beat out there especially around Check Time which is coming up. Not just the houseless but the poor, disabled, and elderly. Only take out and carry what you need. This has been a Public Service Announcement from Roger the Scanner Roy, Boy, Guy Have a great Weekend and be Safe.
Hair is Thy Blessed Scanner Reports, Wednesday:
242 Assault at Pershing Part First Block of Castillo.
484 Theft of a bicycle at JJ's Liquor. Police thought the Assault suspect ripped off the bicycle.
Report of two males fighting 600 Block of West Micheltorena. Later on there was a report that two subjects were forcing a third to walk with them on the bridge. I don't know if it was the two guys fighting .I have no idea whom this third person was either.
Medical Emergency on South Salinas Twice yesterday at the same address.
Someone in the County OD'd on Meth.
A suicidal man wanted to drive off Big Sur. There is any number of places along highway 1 to do just that. 72 miles of it. My gal was driving us from Big Sur back this a way back in ‘95. The whole time she was nagging me about what a failure our relationship was becoming and she just wanted to drive off a cliff. I was pretty scared those 72 miles.
Report of 2 Males smoking marijuana near Skaters Point.
Suicide Attempt on Calle Crespas wrist cut.
Suicide attempt on West Mission wrist cut.
Report of Autistic male being harassed by another male at Carpinteria and Alsos Streets.
23103 Reckless Driver on State Street South from Padre in a green Chevy Impala through downtown it was reported to be driving in the other lane Southbound in the Northbound State street. Reporting Party followed it to 200 Block of Bath where it was registered. Police arrived and took over from there to contact the driver in his residence. I don't know what happened after that.
Medical Emergency for a fall victim at the Villa Santa Barbara, head injury.
On Via Rosa there was a report that 3 people were smoking H and S, out of an apple.
At highway 154 and San Marcos Ranch Road report of a 10851 occupied vehicle, Stolen.
Medical transport from County Jail to Cottage.
State and Ortega subject got out of a Black Chevy Impala with a bat hit someone got back into vehicle and left. Too bad he did not remove his license plate first.
Possible squatters in a home on Los Alturas Road.
Puesta Del Sol at Alamar suspicious subject walking around acting suspicious.
135 East Valerio 20002 Hit and Run driver hit parked car and kept on going.
415 Domestic in the 3500 Block of State Street.
600 Block of East Alamar transient in someone's back yard this was after dark.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
Mattress in the slow lane that's about my speed too. 101 Northbound just South of the Cabrillo on ramp.
400 Block of Santa Barbara Street CSI I don't know why.
Suicide Attempt 200 Block of East Anapamu.
1144 Dead Body 154 at San Antonio Creek Road.
Medical Emergency on the Amtrak pulling in at Goleta seizures.
Trespasser in custody at the casino.
Subject slumped over the wheel of a silver Honda sedan at the West end of Cachuma Lake.
WMA Playing with his loud instrument in front of the Balboa Building 735 State Street.
Medical Emergency unresponsive 20 year old female in Scolaris 222 North Milpas. Report of a Blue Volvo dealing H and S at Blanchard and Soledad.
At Winchester and Rio Vista there was a naked male standing in the yard.
Juveniles loitering 1700 Block of Thomas Ave. where recent vandalism has a Concerned Citizen, concerned.
1400 Block of Salinas Place 415 Domestic.
At the CVS on Bradley in Santa Maria someone is jumping up and down on a car. They just might have us beat.
3-4 Male transients yelling in the 700 Block of State Street.
When I was houseless we raised a little HELL now and again. We worked though for our grub and drink. If there was no work we dumpster dived, or ate Beans, Rice, Powdered Milk from the Sally or Noodles and vegetables from Wings of Love. We didn't intimidate and beat people out of their money. The first Summer Solstice Parade here I joined in dancing with my bottle of booze. Those were the daze. I'm glad I'm not a kid growing up today. Quite Ironic the guy that the Solstice Parade was started for celebrating his birthday lived here where I live. It's like a little piece of Heaven on Milpas Street. Have a great Weekend Dog Willing We will see you on Monday. Roger
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