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Scanner Report 6-13-12
updated: Jun 13, 2012, 7:05 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Wednesday, and Hump Day for those of us lucky enough to work and make a lot of money. A lot of Door to Door sales people out there I have been doing a little reading on them. Personally I would not open my door to anyone even if they looked like they were Mormon. I gotta little story about that. Many years ago I was living in a Rescue Mission in Hammond, Indiana. It was run by the Hammond Baptist Church. We got three squares a day, a warm bed, a hot shower. In exchange we walked to the church and sat in the basement in the broiler room available and waiting for work from 6am to 6pm. We had to go to church too; a lot of Church! Most of the time we were working not waiting around, it was Winter time. One day these guys showed up at the door white shirts, black ties, shiny black shoes, they were wearing those tags that Mormon missionaries used to wear on their shirts. We opened the door thinking they made a mistake. Mormons at a Baptist Church.
But they were not Mormans. They were the FBI. One of the fellas staying in the rescue mission was wanted by them and bad. We had no sooner opened the door then not just two agents but a dozen appeared and they drew their guns on us. It was pretty scary, mostly because two other guys besides the otter were wanted and we all took off running. I was not always the goody two shoes I am now. I'm scared of Mormons now. I know I'm safe with the Baptists. We did not know it but when the Rescue Mission accepted us into their program they called the police to see if we were wanted by the Law. Three of us were. Rusty was wanted for busting into an armory; he was kind of a Domestic Terrorist. Eddie was wanted in Gary for robbing a drug dealer; I was wanted for probation violation. The funny thing about it is all three of us had no idea that the police knew exactly where we were. I don't know what happened to Rusty and Eddie. I joined the NAVY and got the HELL outta there. Times have changed about a thousand times since then and it really is not safe to open the door to people you do not know even if they look clean cut.
The majority of your Door to Door solicitors are looking for an opportunity to rip you off. Don't give them the chance, keep your doors locked. Tell them to go away. Call the police if you are suspicious of them. Some of them knock on your door and if you don't answer they break in. Some you let in. Say if two people come in one keeps you busy the other asks to use the bathroom. They leave and you discover some of your stuff is gone. It ain't worth it to be nice anymore. People take advantage of you. It wasn't too long ago one of those kids selling magazines door to door was busting into people's homes. Don't listen to the jerks that say you're paranoid. They are part of the problem. It's better to be safe than Sorry.
Hair is Your Scanner Reports, Monday:
100 Block of Los Aquarius medical emergency code blue transport to Cottage.
Suspicious vehicle parked in church parking lot 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez. The vehicle turns out to the vehicle used in a 20002 Hit and Run in the 1000 Block of East Montecito the day before.
Medical Emergency fall victim Samarkand neck injury.
On Monday there were a few medical emergencies for code blues several of them passed away.
Suspicious circumstances Santa Felicia at Hollister Group of 4 Aggressive panhandlers were suspected in stealing bicycles and a jar of money from a shed.
Report of jerks throwing metal objects from the State Street over crossing on people walking through the underpants.
Attempt Suicide 93 year old man at Vista Del Monte Alcohol poisoning.
4000 Block of Via Lucero two subjects one black male adult and a white female adult approx. 75 years old carrying a vacuum cleaner. Going door to Door offering to clean apartments of the elderly.
Check the Welfare of someone not heard from for a few days living in the 3900 Block of Via Lucero.
2000 Block of White Ave. Son attempting to steal Mommy's prescription medication. That is when you switch the vicodins with laxatives. Be the last time Sonny Boy takes your medication.
A meter of some sort exploded it was tied to the North Ridge Station.
Medical Emergency Code Blue in Montecito 1144 passed on.
242 Assault in Pershing Park group of white male adults beating on a subject wearing a brown hoodie.
Back to the 3900 Block of Via Lucero where Mom's Boy fiend pulled a butcher knife and held it to her Son while his Sister called the police. The jerk was caught attempting to leave. Where was the Mother during all of this? I never heard anything about their Mother.
Threats investigation 500 Block of East Ortega.
242 Assault on Consuelo Drive.
Report of Transformer sparking in the 4400 Block of Elm.
Scanner Reports, Tuesday:
The Varta Alarm went off at a construction site here in town somewhere and SBPD nabbed a trespasser, it was a 459 Burglary alarm so maybe they got him for something more serious.
Kid in his 20's ran his black pickup truck into a parked car on Nopal got out of the truck and ran away. Personally I would have taken my truck too.
City lot 9 900 Anacapa illegal camper.
273.5 Domestic Violence in the 900 Block of Castillo Mama got tired of getting hit Daddy went to jail.
On West Main in Santa Maria several vehicles were broken into.
400 Block of North Canada a 5150 Attempted to 242 Assault someone.
Code 40 Drunk female refusing to leave Whiskey Richards. Remember when there were only a few bars downtown? Remember The Office? I got picked up and tossed into their dumpster once.
484 Investigation at H and M 800 Block of State Street.
23103 Reckless driver in a blue Subaru doing donuts in the 2500 Block of Cliff Drive.
At Mission and Chapala 594 Vandalism broken window Hispanic male adult walking West on Mission did it.
At Los Olivos and Garden streets 415 Transient with a blue chair. Quit complaining at least you got something to sit in.
Pit Bull Attack on Zink Ave in Goleta. Person and another dog attacked.
Keep the Peace in the front of the police station 200 Block of East Figueroa.
Report of Structure Fire 5800 Block of Hidden Lane in Goleta.
23152 Driver and passenger openly drinking in vehicle near the Holiday Inn Express in Carp. A Ford F-150 with a "Go Packers" sticker in the back.
In the 1000 Block of Cliff Drive 6 or 7 skateboarders trespassing on someone's driveway left the scene in a vehicle with Washington plates.
20002 Hit and Run investigation at the station occurred at APS and Gutierrez.
415 Refusing to leave an apartment in the 500 Block of East Gutierrez the police helped the subject leave. It sounds like they had to force entry to get to him. It also sounded like the guy had a warrant and went to jail, at least for a while.
That is it outta me. Jo Bear is home now getting used to all of us. He is really a cool little cat. Pooh Bear and him are starting to get along. Well have a great Wednesday Dog Willing well see you on FRYday. Roger
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