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Scanner Reports 6-18-12
updated: Jun 18, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Well here we are anutter Monday...
I hope you all had a wonderful Fathers Day. Mine was good sitting at home staring at the wall waiting for
my cats to call me and tell me what to do. After all I'm Cat Dependant and the Thorzine helps. I have
them both now all the time Pooh Bear is old and wants to be left alone. Jo Bear wants to play, is a little
psycho on the Zombie side and scratches faces...Serial Kat just like his Daddy I'm so proud. Not Belinda
though she has scratchs on her face and shes mad, not in a good way. She threw all kittys toys out and
kicked him out, guess where he lives now?
I went over to Kittys old haunts the otter day and there were mice all over the place. Some were having
picnics with the kids, relaxing in the sun, hiking, they were all happy that I'm feeding him now. That cat
eats so much food like 4 cans a day, I can't even pay for my Pandera Verconia Habit anymore. Speaking
of which does anyone know when that .99 Cent store is going to open? I cannot wait till that place
opens. I see their ads in the LA Times all the time. T-Shirts for .99 Cents, I doubt if they fit me, not
many things fit me.
Kinda weird I wasn't even thinking this was Fathers Day weekend. I found this obit for a guy I considered
my Foster Dad. I knew he had passed away but all the information I found on him before just showed
little death notices. I didn't want to have to pay for the information. Anyway I found the full obit and I
spent two days just listening to the scanner and crying my eyes out. I was thinking of all the good times
we had, what the guy did for me and other kids who were so full of anger and rage no one would help
them (Us). This guy was a HELL of a guy. The first time I met Po I had to test him by calling him the "N"
Word. It was not a good test, things didn't go the way I expected them to. Po went off and I tried to get
away but Po was 6'5 over 300 Pounds and had long arms. This was before Staff members were not
allowed to physically discipline us in the State of Indiana. He really let me have it, my lip was bleeding I
walked away opened up my bedroom door and just before I slammed it shut and bolt locked it shut a
steel door in a steel frame I yelled the "N" Word at Po again, Wrong thing to do. He slammed his body
into that door several times, it was just about to give when I opened the back door where there was a
closet that two rooms shared, an escape. I opened the otter door making him think that I escaped
through it, I thought. Instead of doing that I opened up one of the cabinets in the back of the closet got
in and shut the doors behind me. Back then I was alittle smaller 160 pounds compared to about double
that today. He went through the closet looking for me "Where did he go!!!" I heard this giant of a man
yell" Where did he go!!!" I was dead, I knew it. The cabinet door opened and there he was pulling me out.
I was screaming "No, no,no,no,no,...!" But Po didn't listen he was very angry. He knocked the HELL out
of me from Fort Wayne to Gary! I never called him the "N" word again.
There were 13 of us we came mostly from different parts of Indiana, wards of the court. We were
unwanted or too incorrigible to handle. I was both incorrigible and unwanted, no one could handle me.
The boys home was cool they let us be kids there. Besides a few rules of a curfew going to bed at a
certain time we had it good. We were allowed to have girlfriends, grow our hair, dress the way we
wanted. I grew up very angry getting beat by my real father, he never taught me how to fight so I got
beat up all the time. I didn't have many friends, the kids in the neighborhood were scared of me or their
parents made them be friends with me. I finally snapped in school beating another kid with a book and
fractured his skull. I had already been breaking the law committing vandlisms and thefts. I was well on
my way to becomming a violent criminal. By the time I got to the Boys home I had snapped several times
injuring people in the process. I got sent to Military school and I held the drill instructor hostage with a
.22 rifle. I wasn't going to take anyones abuse ever again. That drill instructor had been forced to retire
from the Army for beating up on new Army recruits and here he was working with children in a military
school. I put the fear of Roger in him no one had ever pulled a gun on him. I got beat good for it too.
After being beat for a few years I learned to take beatings, I actually got to a point I was so numb I felt
no pain. Po changed all that, he wasn't a physically abusive guy he didn't beat the HELL out of us. Back
then when kids got outta line they got spanked at home and swats in school within reason. My real
father beat me with a closed fist, whipped me with a belt, cut my finger with a knife, threatened to burn
my hands, and kicked my appendix bursting it. I was usually banged up after he got done. Po was a
great Father to us kids. I don't know what they paid him but it wasn't nearly enough. He didn't just work
and go home after a shift he lived there with us he took us to movies, to ball games out to dinner, to
movies, field trips, picnics, lakes, camping, he even organized a softball team out of us. We played men
19-35 in the YMCA leagues we kicked their arses too! Po is gone now, he passed away back in 2007. I
don't know how he died that was not in the obit. Some of the other kids that were with me in the Boys
Home are gone too, some are in prison. I know of at least two that are free. I wrote to them but they
never wrote me back. It's cool they are probley doing good like me, Free, not in prison or dead because
a guy named John "Po" Woods devoted his life to saving ours...Happy Fathers Day Po.
Here are your Scanner Reports, FRYday:
Someone was using drugs in the Ledbetter Beach Bathroom.
Medical Emergency Fall Victim at the Double Tree head injury.
415 Disagreement over a parking space 100 Block of West Carrillo.
459 Burglary investigation at Coast Village Vons 1040 Coast Village Road.
Theft of Wallet in the 300 Block of Zink Ave.
Non injury auto accident between two vans in the 1900 Block of Cliff drive.
1600 Block of Chino 3 subjects fighting two with clubs one with a bottle as weapons.
484 Shoplifting of clothing 600 Block of State street.
415 Domestic at the Mc Donalds on the Mesa man shoving woman aganist blue car.
Subject refusing to leave Alpha Thrift Store 5600 Block of Hollister.
Check the Welfare of a child left in a black mercedes behind 607 State Street.
Someone's property that was stolen in Santa Barbara was pinging in Goleta.
273.5 Investigation at the station, Domestic Violence.
594 Vandlism at the Harbor 132 Harbor Way.
A subject claiming to be with Homeland Security called 911 to report that a man was smoking
marijuana in Isla Vista to get close to his daughter.
A guy was in the middle of Via Real waving at cars. I think I know that guy.
I still don't know if it was but SBSO called it a 207 Kidnapping at the time. Occured on Halkirk in
Goleta. A hispanic male adult took a gal and her kid out of a friends home aganist their will. They were
pulled over awhile later so I really don't know the end of the story.
2800 Foothill 459 Burglary to a vehicle.
415 at PUFF.
Report of theft of backpack at Chase bank on upper State street by two crooks in a black BMW.
Alamar Motel medical emergency code blue 27 year old male. I don't know if he survived.
Vehicle accident possible injury 101 NorthBound at Bates.
Request for SBPD to check and see if cab driver in an SUV has the proper permits to be a cab driver.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
Unresponsive male in the 200 Block of West Mason.
Around the 1800 Block of State street SBPD was chasing two hispanic male adults, I don't know why
they were chasing them, maybe they were all out for a morning jog, they caught them both.
Near 8 Ashley Ave report of transients disturbing.
While male adult in his 40's ripped off food and the tip jar from Hamburger Habit 216 South
Overdose in the 1400 Block of North Bradley in Santa Maria.
415 Suject at the bus stop in front of Trader Joes on South Milpas.
415 Transient vs the Security Guard behind Pet Co. 19 South Milpas.
Motel 6 near the beach subject not answering the door check the welfare. Subject was code 40 they
called for an ambulance.
2 Code 40 males 1200 Block of Chapala street.
4000 Block of Foothill 484 Theft.
415 Sapsitudes and Haley between current boyfiend, and former boyfiend.
415 Domestic 400 Block of Ellwood Beach Drive male yelling in the street. Nothing like sharing your
415 Domestic with the neighborHOOD.
SBPD on subject passed out behind the Alano Club.
Reckless Motorcycle registered to the 400 Block of Sea Ranch Drive reckless Northbound on Santa
500 Block of West Victoria 415 Domestic.
800 Shoreline Drive subjects pitched a tent now they are smoking drugs in it.
1145 Suicidal subject on Hill Road in county overdose.
400 Block of East Haley 242 reporting party choked by suspect.
Somewhere in the county accident motorcycle vs a Deer.
I did not hear the location but someone found bones in the county and they wanted a depuity to
meet with them. Unsure what that was about heard no more.
Code 40 females 226 South Milpas Battys batting cages.
501 Anacapa man recovered his bicycle at Mac's but before police could arrive the thief came back
and rode off with it.
Check the welfare of a man panhandling with two infanits at Jack's Bagel 53 South Milpas.
6500 Block of El Grecco 484 theft and 594 Vandlism between roommates.
2981 Cliff Drive code 40 Drunk attempting to drive away.
Injury traffic accident 700 Block of Ward Drive possible DUI.
Death Threats at 7-11 5800 Block of Hollister male wearing yellow jeans and a yellow shirt
threatened to go home get his gun come back and kill everyone. Nice guy police caught up with him in
the next block I believe.
4 Black Male adults fight brewing 6600 Block of Del Playa it was over money.
23152 Bicyclist North on Hollister from Los Carnos weaving into traffic going the wrong way.
Some type of 415 fight between 2 males, man threatening with knife then chasing victim with his
vehicle. The suspect was caught by police in the 300 Block of North Soledad and arrested for 245
Assault with a deadly weapon, and Criminal Threats.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
Report of male down next to a bicycle, Old Coast highway near the Tennis Courts.
County somewhere near a park unknown location a Mother bought her child to see it's Father for
Fathers Day and the Father attempted to kidnap the child.
Report of 40 Subjects at the Glass Factory with AK-47'S.
288 Child Molestation investigation at the station, SBPD.
415 Room Mates in the 200 Block of West Haley.
Suicide attempt 900 Block of Laurel.
700 Block of West Sola 5150 yelling at neighbors threatening to hit their car with a stick. He was
transported on a 5150 hold.
415 At Hendrys Beach over an unleshed dog.
Suicide Attempt 300 West Carrillo wrist slash with a knife.
Check the Welfare of a subject locked in his room on East DLG Drinking.
That is it for me for now. Fathers Day during the day just did not seem that busy and I'm grateful. Have
a wonderful start to your week. Dog Willing me, Pooh Bear, Jo Bear, will see you on Wednesday. Roger
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