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Scanner Reports 4-30-12
updated: Apr 30, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Monday-Monday, one would think that after all we have been through together in this old world, we would at least be able to get along, despite our differences. Whatever happened to live and let live? I guess that is just not in the tea leaves. It seems everywhere I look there are disagreements. It would be fine without the verbal and physical attacks. One would think that things would be different by now. I'm one to talk, I know, but what I mean is just co-existing without violence or verbal assassinations. The politicians do it every time they run for office. I guess it works for them in some weird way.The racism that is hovering over our country reminds me of the 60s in South Chicago. I never thought I would experience that over again. I thought by now we would learn by our mistakes and at least be able to live together in some type of harmony. I'm not talking about everyone being racist and hateful, but there are some, and it's irritating like a bad case of hemorrhoids.
The question that was in Edhat over the weekend is what is better now vs 10 years ago. I probably should not have answered that question, because for one I really don't feel all that good. I ate this real spicy stuff over the weekend and I feel kind of scrappy. I'd probably be in a better mood had I not ate that stuff. Anyway the thing I said about transients being mean I know that to be true because 10 years ago I partied with just about every transient in town. I'd crash in their camps, and they crashed in my pad.
I believe if I did that now I'd be dead or in jail for murder in a short period of time. When I first started listening to a scanner back in the 80s, I recall crime case numbers which usually start at 1. To be in the mid 30 thousands, usually like 33 thousand by the end of the year. I might be wrong, but that is what I recall. Now the case numbers are just over 90,000 a year on the average. Not every crime or complaint is a felony; most are "walk ins," which is when people physically show up at the police department to fill out a report and file it. Many are minor like leaf blower complaints, dog barking complaints, etc. I do believe that we have more crime than we did 10 years ago. It's hard to tell if there is more violent crime than 10 years ago because violent crime is hush, hush, in many cases. There is a lot of opportunist crimes: burglary, robbery, thefts; in most cases, one can protect themselves from becoming a victim. Depending on the situation, common sense is in order.
That being said the first is on Tuesday. Many people will be getting paid, so watch yourself and your surroundings. Some people will be taking this opportunity to rip you off.
With that, here are your scanner reports:
• Check the Welfare of a subject in a sleeping bag near Calle Real and Las Positas
• Suicide attempt, over dose on Mountain Ave
• Unknown type 415 disturbance in the 200 block of Ladera
• 415 subject refusing to leave Jody House in the 600 block of Chapala
• Burglary to a storage unit on Overpass Road
• 415 argument between a customer and an employee
• 415 citizen being abusive toward parking cop in the 100 block of West Victoria
• 20002 Hit and Run in Marketplace
• 415 Domestic in Carpinteria; the victim was at County Community Clinic, investigation there
• 415 physical fight between roommates in Isla Vista
• It was at this time when two city parking cops were talking and one of them accidently keyed the mike and said, "I want to write tickets." There were some otter things said but not quite as good as that. At least someone is doing their job in Santa Barbara :)
• Stray Rottweiler in the 2000 block of Castillo
• Someone yelling in the 400 block of DLV
• Assist SBCC Security with a rowdy drunk
• 900 block of Micheltorena suspicious HMA sitting on curb for 5 hours, tats on his head
• 600 block of Olive, 415 Domestic male locked out. That is why you should never move into her apartment. I always made sure that my girlfriends had nice soft lawns before moving in.
• Juveniles trespassing in the 700 block of West Cota. I did not catch the whole call but heard a report of a robbery near the Greyhound in the 200 block of State Street.
• There was another robbery in Isla Vista near Picasso. A father and son got their wallets and iPhones taken by a coward with a gun. That suspect was described as HMA, 25 years old, 5'10", 160 pounds, with a short beard.
• 261pc Rape occurred Friday night on the Mesa, reported on Saturday
• 500 block of Wentworth, injury accident, vehicle vs. pedestrian
• Shoplifter detained at K-Mart
• Motorcyclist down on 154 at West Camino Cielo, possible injuries
• Report of a possible 23152, bus driver reporting a drunk passenger on the bus
• Medical emergency for a 30 year-old-male in the 600 block of Paseo Nuevo.
• Check the Welfare of the subject at the end of Carpinteria Ave who is slumped over on an adult tricycle
• Non-injury traffic accident, vehicle leaking fluids on Shoreline at La Plaka
• I have no idea where this happened otter than somewhere in the county. Someone put lotion on a fire alarm, must have been sun block. If I was going to put lotion on a fire alarm it would be sun block.
• Report of 12-14 males hanging out near a white Chevy Suburban near Ontare and Celine. The men chased two female teenagers with a stun gun.
• Guy on Modoc shows up at a gal's house, kicks in her door, then leaves, saying he will be back in 5 minutes. He drives away in a silver Audi. The reporting party says he is under the influence of cocaine and prescription medication
• Two gals fighting in the bathroom of a pizza joint in Isla Vista, both injured with bloody faces
• 415 subject yelling and challenging on Robbins Street
• Possible intruder inside of a home in the 400 block of South Milpas. Police searched the home and said Code 4, so I guess all was well.
• HMA in 90 IZUZU pick up truck 242ed a 16 year-old-girl in the county fair line at Hillside. I think the police caught up with this guy.
• 800 block of East Haley, subject brandished a gun and police got sightings of him. A couple officers saw him, but I'm not sure whether or not they caught up to him. HMA 35 years of age, black shirt, plaid shorts, black socks, pulled up on a bicycle
• Intoxicated subject in the breezeway, first block of East Ortega, code 2 medics
• Suicide attempt in Santa Maria, a female called her friend and told her she took 60 over-the-counter sleeping pills at midnight on Sunday. The police were not called until 8am, 8 hours later. It is unknown whether or not the person survived.
• 1100 block of East Mason, 1145pc Suicide Attempt at Sun Flower Park. This person took 90 sleeping pills, overdose.
• At Miramar Beach, there was a report of a reckless jet skier who narrowly missed a father and baby in the water. There were several other reporting parties
• A fella called up the Sheriffs dispatch and admitted that he broke into some vehicles last night and wanted to turn himself in.
• A wallet was taken from someone at The Habit in the 5700 block of Hollister
• Man screaming, 2 shots heard on Paseo Del Refugio, suicide attempt with a gun
• Fall victim with a head injury in the 500 block of West Alamar
• Wires hanging at Chiquita and Cota, it turned out to be a cable wire.
• 415 threatening on 9th Street with a baseball bat, one man threatening another.
• Purse snatch in Solvang, the victim got her purse back because someone got involved and made the creep drop it.
• Fight involving five subjects in the restraint in the 2900 block of Cliff Drive.
• Code 40, subject in parking lot 11 called dispatch and says he was hit by a vehicle. Check his Welfare.
• Code 40 Drunk down in breezeway in the first block of East Cota.
• La Hoya at Cliff, a gray Toyota Tacoma was involved in illegal dumping. This is an ongoing problem per the reporting party.
• Transient injured around the 2800 block of Cliff Drive, the citizen requested a call for an ambulance, police responding. The citizen determined he had minor injuries and called for an ambulance.
• 23152 Drunk, a black Audi was driving the wrong way in the 600 block of Anacapa in the exit of lot 10. Downtown parking is standing by earlier for a guy on 101 South near Carpinteria, reporting that there were people in the trunk of his black Audi. I wonder if this is the same guy? Just another Santa Barbara motorist that had quite a few drinks and decided to cruise downtown for pedestrians. Of course that may not have been his intention, but you know pedestrians walk out in front of drunk drivers all the time in crosswalks.
Well that is all for now. Have a wonderful Monday, and Dog willing, we will see you on Wednesday..Roger
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