Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

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Be on the lookout (BOLO) for a possible group of juveniles in the area of East Beach ripping people off on the beach.

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Roger Jun 13, 2020 04:57 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Group of 5 or 6 juveniles on bicycles harassing beach goers on the beach and stealing from them just came over the scanner.

gizmo1 Jun 13, 2020 07:23 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

They’ve been down there in the afternoon for weeks. Causing trouble- couple real bullies and a couple kids that don’t look like they belong -Chief Lori do some thing with the gang

Nature Boy Jun 13, 2020 07:38 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

GIZMO, i am oh so incredibly interested in what kind of people you think “DON’T LOOK LIKE THEY BELONG” near our beaches!! I’m anti-crime and i denounce theft, but what does someone look like who simply looks like they “don’t belong”? All people are allowed to appear in public; on beaches, “near beaches”, or frankly anywhere. Such language seems ugly to me. Anyone, from a billionaire dressed in designer duds to a homeless person dressed in rags to a person dressed in ethnic or religious garb, belongs anywhere that it’s legal to be. Please remember that no human, based on “looks” alone, should be judged or made to feel unwelcome, unless they commit a crime. Thanks for listening!

m-cubed Jun 13, 2020 07:57 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

hrm.. the way i read gizmo's comment (before i read yours) was that the group consists of a couple people who are real bullies, the dirt-doers, the ring leaders.. and a couple of kids who are just tag-alongs and followers who feel out of their element. maybe gizmo can clarify!

Minibeast Jun 13, 2020 08:38 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

NATURE BOY. There have been many times in my life when I have seen people out of place and who looked like they "didn't belong." I'm pretty sure I've saved myself a lot of grief by paying attention to my bad feelings about certain strangers. I used to have a 110-lb Malamute/Arctic Wolf cross. She wasn't a mean dog but she would alert me when she saw persons who looked like they "didn't belong." Maybe it was their body language. Maybe to her they also "smelled wrong." These "didn't belong" people were met in lonely places. When my dog was with me, if the hair went up on her back, and she began to walk stiff-legged, I would pretend she was menacing, overly protective and quite possibly not completely under my control. In truth, she was a sweet mellow, obedient companion. She certainly knew when to act her part, though. The suspicious seeming strangers would hear her low growl, I would pretend to hold her back. On my own, now, with no large dog to protect me, I carry pepper gel and walk like I'm someone not to be messed with. In the past few years, I have seen several groups of young men on bicycles, acting like they are in a little gang. I have seen them on the bike paths and on the beaches and downtown. Near Alameda Park, I once saw a gang of about a dozen bicycling adolescents, all male, blowing through stop signs and yelling back and forth and, it seemed to me, just looking for trouble. If I saw four young men riding together on the beach and if it seemed to me they were looking and acting like "they didn't belong," I would have my pepper gel at the ready, just in case.

ParvoPup Jun 14, 2020 04:17 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Animals have an innate sense of threats that we talking monkeys seem to lack. Only when the threat becomes obvious and elevated does the remnant of our lizard brain wake up and shouts "danger".

I have always listened to my animals - dogs, cats and various species of birds.

They have seldom been wrong.

ParvoPup Jun 14, 2020 04:17 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Animals have an innate sense of threats that we talking monkeys seem to lack. Only when the threat becomes obvious and elevated does the remnant of our lizard brain wake up and shouts "danger".

I have always listened to my animals - dogs, cats and various species of birds.

They have seldom been wrong.

Nature Boy Jun 13, 2020 09:50 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Eh, i just feel like making ANY judgement on “belonging” by simply looking at someone is probably off-base. Just my opinion, y’all!!

mtndriver Jun 14, 2020 09:14 AM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Thank you, Nature Boy. Boy oh boy do I agree! And to comment on the commenter at 8:38 with the dog story--I live in a neighborhood where almost everyone has a dog. One of the dogs has the reaction you describe in your malamute mix to every man in shorts. Not women, just men, and if the guy is wearing long pants, no problem. And the little Jack Russell who used to live next door was ferocious with the Latino gardeners every single week, for years. Many dogs famously do not like people in uniforms--mail carriers, cops, UPS drivers. Another dog on my block menaces anyone in a hat. Those are all the groups that these dogs think "don't belong." Dogs can smell fear or threat, for sure, but I think they are most sensitive to their owners' unconscious aversion or fears. It would be a better world if we were all aware of our own unconscious fears and aversions and could see how they create division and suspicion.

a-1592164632 Jun 14, 2020 12:57 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

MTNDRIVER. You mistake my meaning. I was not commenting on fear aggression in dogs. My Malamute had no "trigger" such as shorts or Mexicans or uniformed beings. She alerted me on several occasions where I didn't even know there was another human anywhere near us. She was not responding to my "unconscious aversion or fears." The only times she ever responded to strangers with suspicion, I felt she was right in doing so. ------------Tip for those whose dogs act aggressively toward your or neighbors' yard maintenance crews: When the crew shows up for work, have special treats on hand for the crew to dole out to your dog(s). If it's the neighbors' dog(s) going off, if possible, have neighbors give their dogs treats when your crew shows up. Make the crew's arrival something to be looked forward to with happy anticipation. How wonderful. Here come the gardening guys again.

Swilson1 Jun 14, 2020 03:05 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

I'm all for kids having fun but the ones popping wheelies 3 feet from your face and then following you and harassing you when you tell them that's not cool is getting way out of hand. They have no hesitation in saying "F... you" and other very colorful language. There's a group of them doing this along the path by Stearns Wharf and as well as State Street and really frightening folks. They seem to especially target senior citizens and I cannot understand why. The police come along and don't do a thing. They should at least have their bikes taken away for a period of time. If their parents had any idea what they were up to, I'm sure they would handle it. I've only noticed it this year (maybe becauseI've now experiencedit more than once). Is it a being shut up too much during coronavirus thing or has this gone on in previous years?

Roger Jun 14, 2020 03:43 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Funny in the past kids causing problems would get shipped to Santa Maria juvenile hall I guess with this virus people can get away with just about anything....Hmmmmmmmm...

ParvoPup Jun 14, 2020 04:14 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

My 69 year old wife is a No Nonsence Ninja with her walk-about cane. One good smack and wheelie boy learns the meaning of road rash.

Roger Jun 14, 2020 07:01 PM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

Be real careful when teaching someone a lesson most of these tough guys who act hard core will snitch you for a penny you do something toward them. I hear those calls all the time the aggressor crying to the cops like a good snitch next thing ya know your in anger management. A cane can make a bicycle stop on a dime though....

PitMix Jun 15, 2020 11:00 AM
Juveniles Stealing from Beach Goers

A few months ago there were some stories here about jr high bike gangs causing trouble on the east side. Are these related?

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