Scanner Reports 2-22-19
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Every time the homeless count is done throughout the county of Santa Barbara, I think it is inaccurate. It seems to me with all these camps along the RailRoad tracks, along the 101 Freeway, the beach, up in the hills, in neighborhoods, under bridges, in cars, RV's, it seems there would be many more people than what the usual count is. I have been with Edhat for 10 years now but started listening to the police scanner on a steady basis in Santa Barbara in 1987. Through the years of listening to the scanner, I noticed a large growth rate of Homelessness since the Homeless Shelter on Cacique Street was opened. There has been a steady climb through the years in many areas of the city and Goleta. I think many homeless folks keep to themselves but there are encampments of homeless folk, communities springing up more. It is better to live in a community I think than to be camping alone, safety in numbers. With all the opinions shooting left right and where ever else concerning the subject of homelessness, it is necessary to know the legalities concerning being homeless, where it is legal where it is not. Some people say "Throw them out, no excuses!" Well it's not legal to do that. You can't just throw people out of town without getting in trouble yourself and you cannot expect the police to do it either, they work for everyone not just some folks.
With all these camps in different places the best thing the powers that be can do to regulate them is to know exactly where they are and check on the sites on a regular basis. Someone suggested in the comments to take pictures and let the police know where they are. Believe it or not I think the police know where most camps are, still I'm sure they would not mind the help. This is why I have always been for larger camps run like a State Park, it would be easier, in my opinion, to have a couple larger camps with most campers in them, then with many camps spread out all over a city or town. Not everyone would stay in one place but many would I think, especially if there were showers, a place to wash clothing, a place to chow down on some grub there, or nearby. Concerning these large encampments like the one near Ellwood Station Road where there was a fire the other day, since they are allowed to exist why are they not cleaner? Why the stacks of garbage and junk? It's one thing to camp I have no problem with folks camping, Hell we might all be doing it someday but why not clean up the area? Have respect for the land. That is my MILPAS UNDERPANTS and they are cleaner than that campsite. Here are Your Scanner Reports.
Scanner Reports, Wednesday:
- Premises check City/Silly Hall.
- Med Call for a person down on their front porch turned out to be a possible robbery with injury 100 Block of Pacific in Orcutt.
- Fall victim from a bicycle with a broken jaw at Boone and Thornberg.
- Premises check Office Max 217 East Guiterrez
- Cacique Underpass Premises check.
- 415 Subject going through the trash and yelling at the French Press on Anacapa.
- Suicidal juvenile on the East Side cutting herself with a knife.
- 200 Block of Palm Avenue Cops Project.
- 23103 Reckless female driver in a white Honda South Bound on APS from DLG.
- Fall victim at Amtrak 209 State street Med Call.
- 3x3 Foot Sink Hole opening up in the 1400 Block of Chino.
- Suspicious circumstances at La Cumbre Junior High.
- SBSO officer on a Detail at SNJH 700 Block of East Cota street.
- Elevator Rescue 900 Block of DLV.
- Mary 3 SBPD Officer injured in a vehicle accident in the 2700 Block of Las Positas.
- Audible alarm in the 800 Block of West Mission.
- 1900 Block of State for a patient who threatened their doctor or therapist.
- 300 Block of North Alisal threats investigation occurring during an AA Meeting.
- Unlicensed Driver in the area of Cliff and Meggs male in a black Infinity 1999, later on the driver was reported as a 23152 Drunk Driver
- Suspicious subjects in a truck in a driveway in the 1000 Block of Cambridge in Goleta One subject was seen on the East Side of the home with the front door wide open. I heard there were 3 subjects and a truck a white Ford F-150, later on heard there was a burglary there.
- 10851 Stolen vehicle investigation parking lot 5 SBCC Campus.
- Medrona at Toyon Camper in white van with Oregon Plates.
- Possible 245pc with a vehicle involving a black Jeep and a brown BMW Orcutt road at Highway 135.
- 459 Burglary 2 rifles stolen in the 3700 Block of Avon Lane.
- Fired Employee 415 Yelling at the boss 220 Grey Avenue.
- 415 Between Neighbors in the 3800 Block of La Cumbre Hills Lane.
- Fall victim from a bicycle UCSB Arts building, UCSB Campus.
- 415 Female refusing to leave the shower at the Rescue Mission 535 East Yanonali
- 242 Assault at McDonalds 1213 State street
- Fall victim head injury 800 Block of State street.
- Check on personal property left in the Cacique Underpass.
- Gas Leak building 551 UCSB the leak is outside of the building.
- Beard and wearing a blue Hoodie male looking into vehicles at 1520 State street.
- 415 Homeless subject refusing to leave the homeless shelter 816 Cacique.
- Parking lot prowler looking into vehicles 1030 Coast Village Road.
- Unknown if injury accident Mission at Santa Barbara streets.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
- SBPD on 2 Subjects Rite Aide 800 Block of State street.
- Public Accident Fall Victim 3800 Block of State Street.
- Female down in the Coast Village Roundabout.
- Suspicious Circumstances investigation at SBHS.
- Subject with a no bail warrant Anapamu and State Street
- Panhandler at Trader Joe's 3000 Block of DLV.
- Some guy went into a salon in the 3000 Block of DLV and said someone was out to get him then left, suspicious call.
- A male walking on the North Bound on ramp at Patterson walked into the bushes quickly and because he was walking quickly into the bushes someone called it in as Suspicious.
- Subject at CARES being 415 and Agitated 2034 DLV requesting assistance from SBPD.
- Suspicious subject on Cambridge in Goleta 40's-50's male wearing camo.
- Med call 300 Block of Highway 246 for an ill subject.
- Vehicle vs Pedestrian 300 Block of Garden Street in the underpass.
- Med Call Vista Del Monte 3700 Block of Modoc.
- First Block of Orange Ave 415 Domestic between a Mother and Daughter.
- Assist Medics on the Las Positas Over Pass with an elderly driver in a blue sedan facing Northbound on the bridge.
- 400 Block of East Ortega Suspicious circumstances.
- Traffic Accident Carrillo at San Pasqual 2 vehicles possible injury.
- Dumpster Fire Building 525 UCSB Outside the Library.
- 20002 Non injury hit and run investigation in the 3700 Block of State street.
- Check the Welfare First block of South Milpas subject in the middle of the street.
- Premises check Ortega Park.
- Disabled vehicle in the street Hollister at Dearborn.
- 459 Burglary investigation 1200 Block of San Andres in a residence.
Anyone could become homeless it doesn't matter how secure you think you are everything could fall through and you could end up on the streets. Ain't no one better than anyone else just because they have a home, or a vehicle or money. I have seen a few people lose everything they had and end up out there on the streets, some got it back and some died trying ain't no one any better than anyone else. Have a Great Weekend...Peter, Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Tom Cat, Clancy, Tiger, Thomicina, Shadow, FREDDIE! Midnight, Merlin, Maxwell, Lola, Popo, Tiny, Andy, Fish Head One, and Two, Poncho, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Jonathan, C.J,., Brad, Billy, Carl Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Diana, Jim, Rambo, Sherry, Bommy, Poppy, June, Muskie, Eddie, Bambi, Ricky, Bengie, Willie, Pat, Mavis, Lafayette, Ted, Marty, Cop John, David Cox, Po, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Isabelle, Jerry, Debbie, Ken, LUCY! STOBE THE HOBO, John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Tom Petty, and Chris Willing we will pee you on MONday-MONday. Later, Roger