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Scanner Reports 8-3-12
updated: Aug 03, 2012, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
A few years back, Belinda's Grand Ma asked me to watch out for her. I said I would, not knowing Grand Ma was on her Death Bed. Ah well people say they will look out for people all the time they never do it. She couldn't really expect me to watch out for her the rest of my life, could she? Belinda was full on Ballistic then drinking everyday raising HELL in the neighborhood and beyond every night. I had just sobered up. It's one thing to watch out for someone when you're both drinking. "Watch Out you're gonna knock over my drink you idiot!" But making that kind of commitment and being sober? Her Grand Ma was dead, some things should not count when you're sober, like promises to watch out for other people whom are not. Belinda had a condo by the beach she usually showed up in the day time we hung out then she would go home at night. One day she was really pounding the drinks, she can really put it away too. Drunks can never seem to agree on anything drunk or sober it's just one of those things. We was having a little disagreement when she just took off, I figured good she was probably headed to the beach outta my hair! I was kicking back had my scanner on relaxing with my Marlboros I wasn't ready to let those go yet. Fire tone went off on the scanner, "Engine 2 Respond to Milpas at the Railroad tracks for train vs bicyclist." "Oh Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!" I jumped up and ran like the wind for those tracks. Several of my friends were about a dozen feet away from the victim. My heart was pounding outta my chest. A couple of them turned and said "It ain't her." A fireman even told me it wasn't her. It took me awhile to calm myself down a bit. "Who was it?" I asked a friend. Over there he motioned. There was a small group of firemen in the center of Milpas in the planter. One was sitting there trying to comfort the victim who was alive but wouldn't be for long. He was talking softly to the victim who was bleeding from the mouth. I was frozen unable to move or look away the man's eyes staring beyond me as he spoke words I couldn't hear. The fireman held the man speaking to him until he passed on. The man was drunk on a bicycle carrying a bottle when he got hit. I had seen him around the neighborhood he wasn't a trouble maker just a drunk, it didn't matter though he coulda been the worse person on Earth seeing him die like that tore me up I cried for hours and hours after that. I haven't seen a lot of death in my time not like these responders who see it every day. But I have seen several people pass away but for some reason this poor fella really got to me and watching the fireman holding him speaking softly to him tore me up too. I could not tell you which fireman it was it doesn't matter though they are all angels with hearts of gold.
Ever since that happened I don't go out when I hear calls like that I get almost uncontrollable tremors. Things were different when I was younger I guess maybe it was because I didn't take life as serious. Every time I hear of a train hitting someone on the tracks I remember that incident. I went out on a code blue call at the beach involving a homeless woman about a week ago because I thought I might know her. I shook all the way there and all the way back. I didn't know the woman still I don't like to see people hurt. As far as watching Belinda she's kinda like my little sister except my little sister is not mean when she gets angry and Belinda she can get quite Ballistic. She's my next door neighbor now sometimes I feel like pulling my hair out. The neighbors get a kick out of it until she starts doing the "War Dance" then everyone hides.
The cats are both my responsibility now Ballistic Belinda has given up Jo Bear I believe that frees me of my cursed commitment also, THANK DOG! Both cats Pooh Bear and Jo Bear do not get along so I might have to find a home for Jo Bear. I don't want to but it's very hard for me to constantly watch both cats. Jo Bear is a good cat loves to eat rats, birds, gophers, lizards, and just about everything else. I don't think he should live in a house with more than one cat he seems to get a little jealous. But one of the cats on the property sorta put him in his place. Still he goes after Pooh Bear who is too old and cannot fight back.
Will here is thy Scanner Reports, Wednesday:
Some type of 415 Disturbance in the 700 Block of Spring Street.
Medical Emergency for seizures in the 1200 Block of East Yananoli.
One detained in the 900 Block of East DLG. I think it involved the 415 Disturbance on Spring Street.
374pc On Kimberly street 100 Block this is possibly littering or taking a pee pee not sure which a resident and a guy in a black jeep are arguing about it police are responding.
300 Block of Elizabeth 10851 Investigation stolen auto.
1000 Block of East Ortega anutter 10851 Investigation, stolen auto.
Guess What? Anutter 10851 in progress started on Carpinteria Ave. and went to Ventura too bad for the IDIOT CROOK there was GPS on the truck. He also threw a dog that was in the truck out the window I didn't know that I thought he just let the dog go. Maybe his cell mate Bubba will be a dog lover you never know. All you gotta do is pray to Dog.
Stove Fire reported out 2100 Block of Cliff Drive.
Medical Emergency unknown type Rancho Oso Paradise Road.
100 Block of La Cumbre Circle 1144, Death.
Trash Can Fire 430 Alisal.
Medical Emergency in a truck 101 at Solomon Grade allergic reaction for a bee sting.
594 Vandalism on an extinguisher box Parking Lot 9, 5 or 6 Hispanic male juveniles involved.
Report of code 40 DRUNK down near the tables at Ralphs 100 West Carrillo.
Unknown if Injury traffic accident Flora Vista at Cliff Drive vehicle vs ped.
Male Female Aggressive Panhandlers 2933 State Street.
Suicidal male took kitchen knife from girlfriends home and headed to Shoreline and the beach to do himself in police met him on the steps got custody of the knife and called Cares.
In the 200 Block of South Pacific in Orcutt a husband beat up his wife, The Jerk.
Medical Emergency 300 Block of Meigs Road female Fall victim.
Something was going on at Westmont Collage security was reporting a possible wanted subject and SBSO Responded I could not tell exactly what the guy was wanted for but it did not sound minor.
SBPD ran a guy for warrants and he was a registered sex offender.
SBPD ran a woman for warrants and she had a 20,000 thousand dollar warrant so she went to jail, it was some type of drug charges.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
Check the Welfare of a Nissan Altima that has been running for 20 minutes with no one in it behind Peets coffee in the 3900 Block of State Street. That must be one angry car.
200 Block of West Alamar Suspicious subject crawling through apartment window reporting party hears glass breaking. Will it turns out the guy that crawled into the unlocked window was the boyfriend of the renter he was letting everyone and their mothers know that the window is usually kept unlocked. Smooth Move Exlax.
There was a call of a 415 Subject at the corners of State and Carrillo, transient yelling at people. I wonder what he was yelling. Anyway he was gone when the police got there so one copper axed anutter copper "What does he look like?" The officer answered "He's one of these Charley Manson types. He looks like him." I'm so happy I look like Jerry Garcia.
600 Block of West Sola subject tearing up the house. I hope it's his house.
At Industrial and highway 246 Juvenile on Bicycle vs Vehicle. Fire and Medics Responding.
Suspicious subject was walking along the highway when a Sheriff Deputy decided to pull over and check him out. The man took off running toward Goleta Cemetery, at one point the guy attempted to enter a home. He must have been wanted.
415 In the Alley behind the 600 Block of San Pasqual involving a white couple male, female.
415 Transient disturbing in the 1100 Block of State Street.
Medical Emergency at the back of the IRC County Jail, unknown type.
A suicidal Mans vehicle was found a hundred yards from Look Out Point in Summerland today.
Santa Ynez River Road at Red Rock a few miles in report of Fire today before units could get to the area the reporting party said that they had put out the fire. And they left the area I'm pretty sure the area was checked out. The fire was out.
Lewd Conduct between a male and female in the Bleachers at Canon Perdido and Salsipuedes, couple sounded older.
100 Block of Grey Ave. numerous subjects reported to be in a tan RV Reporting party says it's an ongoing problem.
George Units in the 200 Block of South Voluntario on a possible DUI.
Code 40 DRUNK down in the 300 Block of State Street.
Carrillo at Anacapa sounds like a minor injury accident. One of the drivers a 65 year old woman was experiencing chest pains.
Suspicious Subject walking from the Habit in the 600 Block of State Street to the rear of Dargen's with an open Switch Blade in his hand. I wonder if he reads the Scanner Reports.
I was listening to this high speed chase trying to figure out where it was happening I thought it was Goleta. Suddenly it was announced that the vehicle crashed and Shots Were Fired. It occurred at Highway One and Black Road near a golf course. Pretty much all I heard. I really don't know if anyone got it but I suspect someone did that was that.
I've been hearing that the George Units are out there for Fiesta. Can't be Gang Units the gang problem is in remission right? That could only mean one thing. They are out looking for George, if your name is George Watch Out the police might be looking for you. Oh Noooo! I just heard them say "Roger" Like 5 times. Don't tell them whom I yam just try to have a Wonderful Fiesta! Or if you're like me, SNOT. Dog Willing I will see you on Monday. Roger
PS Belinda is nice again, the cat from HELL is nice again so were gonna try and keep the little booger around..."Grand Ma I'm going to kick your ASH!"
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