Scanner Reports 1-6-20

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By Roger the Scanner Guy

When I lived with the Doctor on Chiquita Road I worked the night shift most of the time so I let a friend crash in my studio which was under the front of the house. I had known Jonathan a few years having met him in New House he just couldn't stay sober, he got stabbed over on Cacique street and no one would take him in to get well so I did besides that he was a good cook and I love to eat. I'd get off work in the Morning get me some coffee and go home. First thing I'd do when I got home is go up to the swimming pool because sometimes these lizards would fall in the pool and they could not get out on their own. I'd find something and scoop them out. When I was younger I hunted when I needed to eat and I fished too but as I got older I couldn't kill animals, course I eat meat I buy in the store so I'm a hypocrite, but I cannot handle watching one suffer maybe the way I grew up had something to do with it, I don't know.

Some days I couldn't just scoop the lizards out of the pool I had to go in and get them, the first time I jumped in to save a lizard it was Wintertime and the pool was unheated. I just changed into a swimsuit and dove, I think I woke up everyone in the neighborhood when I came out of that water Damn that shit was cold! I got the lizards out and went into my warm apartment Jonathan said I was lucky I wasn't dead from the shock from jumping in that cold water. I tried not doing it as much after that but when I could not reach a lizard I did it anyway when it got to be warm outside I was grateful.

One morning I came home from work and a lizard was under the grate next to the drain, The point of no return. I got my swim trunks on went out and dove in not thinking twice I swam down and stuck my hand through the grate and got ahold of the little booger but I could not get my hand back through the grate. It easily went through but I could not get my hand out, I tried and tried I thought This is it. I did not think about that long before I swam into position putting both feet on the bottom of the pool and pushing myself up as hard as I could that hurt like hell but I got out of it minus some skin and the lizard I could not save one that day. I drove over to Saint Francis and got my hand wrapped, back then I had a car as soon as I got healed up I continued saving lizards and other little boogers that fell in the pool but I never stuck my hand through the grate again..I miss those days when I was young and strong and had a car and I could contribute to the good now I'm a broken down old fart.

The other morning I was wheezing real hard in my little house and had to call 911, as soon as I got outside the wheezing went away and one of the firefighters that showed up gave me a rash of shit for wasting their time accused me of faking so I could get a ride to the hospital. He pissed me off real good but not enough to say anything back to him so he could call the police on me and have me labeled combative. He made me feel like a total pos when I got to Cottage a REAL Nurse and a REAL Doctor checked me out they discovered I was WHEEZING and short of breath. I have ASTHMA had it all my life. I had to have 2 breathing treatments to get my breathing normal again and now I have an inhaler also prescribed to me by a REAL DOCTOR, not by Mr. January the Firefighter. I have insurance which I paid into for a long time while I was WORKING which will pay for my treatment and ride to the Hospital. A warning to others affected by MOLD it's all over the place protect yourself so Mr. January won't give you a rash of shit...HERE are YOUR SCANNER REPORTS.

Scanner Reports, Friday:

  • Vehicle Fire between 2 Houses 2100 Block of Gillespie. Fire Department got it out quick.
  • 417 Brandishing possibly with a gun in the 1500 Block of Casitas Pass ,R.P. Reported it then the other person called in R.P. Reported it as a gun but who knows when they both pullover possible Road Rage.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject at 40 South Milpas.
  • Check the Welfare of a female rolling on the ground in the 600 Block of Anacapa street.
  • Vegetation Fire just East of the Walking Bridge in the 1200 Block of Cacique street 15x20 foot burn.
  • Non injury traffic Accident State street at Ontare.
  • Hazardous Condition Investigation 300 Block of North La Cumbre Road.
  • Medical Aide possible overdose in a motel in the 3500 Block of State street.
  • Wires arcing in tree 3900 Block of Stacy Lane SCE Contacted.
  • 273.5 Domestic Violence Suspect caught at Montecito street and Quarantina, the original call was at Montecito and Calle Caesar Chavez.
  • Fire Alarms 2100 Block of Sycamore Canyon Road, False alarm
  • Camper 1000 Block of Santa Barbara street.
  • 211 Robbery Reported by victim in the 4200 Block of Calle Real might have happened elsewhere.
  • Camper near the loading dock behind 33 West Victoria.
  • Premises check East Beach at the Clark Estate.
  • Grand Theft investigation in the 300 Block of East Cota.
  • Reckless Insanity Driver in a dark colored Camry driving in reverse 3 Blocks and yelling WestBound on Gutierrez, I did not write down the street but I believe it was Gutierrez.
  • South End of Calle Real near Valdez illegal burn.
  • 101 West Carrillo street Medical call.
  • Subjects gathering on the bridge 1200 Block of Cacique street.
  • Illegal Burn 1700 Block of Mission North County.
  • Male punching himself in the face near the Chevron Station in the 100 Block of North La Cumbre.
  • Overdose Corner of 8th and Maple in a vehicle in Carpinteria.
  • 400 Block of West Mission Traffic Accident.


Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • Med call 816 Cacique street PATH
  • Gas odor inside a residence in the 100 Block of West DLG.
  • On 3 Subjects Bath street at the Tracks at least one had warrants.
  • Subject refusing to leave bothering customers at 200 South Milpas street BMA grey shirt black pants
  • Shoplifter Eastbound on Carrillo after ripping off an item at CVS Pharmacy in the 200 Block of West Carrillo.
  • Campers under the Overpass on Calle Caesar Chavez with tents and tarps.
  • The Shoplifter went back to CVS and left again unknown if he took something the 2nd time.
  • Med call 1700 Block of Hill Crest.
  • Suspicious package on top of a community mail box in the 400 Block of Corona Del Mar white box with writing on it.
  • Guests refusing to leave the Orange Tree Inn in the 1900 Block of State street
  • Fall Victim 1500 Block of East Valley Road.
  • Subjects in a green Toyota doing drugs on top of level 3 Parking lot 10 Downtown gee I sure hope they were not planning going for a drive afterwards.
  • West Beach near Sea Landing Premises check.
  • SBPD On a group Bohnett Park.
  • Med call 1100 Block of Hill Road.
  • Smoke investigation outside Foothill at San Roque never heard anything about a fire.
  • 594pc Signs Vandalism 29 East Cabrillo.
  • Non injury accident involving City Property 132 Harbor Way.
  • Hazardous Investigation 400 Block of Anacapa street.
  • Cliff Rescue for a dog who fell 30 Feet 2900 Block of Cliff Drive Dog and owner transported to emergency vet in the 400 Block of East Carrillo by SBPD. I hope the Dog is OK.
  • 415pc Subject disturbing at Fuel Depot 101 West Carrillo told reporting party he had a gun but I really don't think he did Dumb Bass got arrested they have soy supper for him in jail.
  • Injury accident DLV at Junipero.
  • 415 Domestic 300 Block of East Victoria male on probation yelling and slamming doors


Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • Transporting a possible missing person to the hospital from the Casino first thing I heard SUNday morning heard no more
  • Med call The Villa Santa Barbara 227 East Anapamu.
  • 1100 Walnut Premises check.
  • 1000 Block of Anacapa subject detained for a possible 415pc Disturbing call.
  • Premises check 200 Block of Oceano.
  • City parking lot 10 600 Block of Anacapa Premises check.
  • Med call 1116 DLV Garden Court.
  • Upper Shoreline Park Premises check
  • Traffic Stop on a white Camry Garden at Gutierrez.
  • Premises check 2500 Block of Borton Drive.
  • Premises check 1300 Block of Euclid.
  • Campers 3300 Block of Edison.
  • Premises check McKenzie Park.
  • 273.5 Male hit with a frying pan cell phone taken so he could not call the police so he used On-Star in his truck 273.5pc Domestic Violence call 2000 Block of Oak Avenue.
  • 1144pc Dead Body found in Oak Park Rest in Peace.
  • Subject in traffic causing a hazard State street and Constance.
  • Medical call 1000 Block of Casitas Pass.
  • Park 2 on a subject at the Dolphin Fountain.
  • Harbor Patrol contacting a subject at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Subject at Adams school using an outlet to charge  something up possibly a cell phone 2700 Block of Los Positas.
  • Dwight Murphy Park premises check.
  • Med call code 2 Rite Aide 35 South Milpas street.
  • SBPD Officer on a disabled motorist blocking the bike lane in the 2700 Block of DLV.
  • Female yelling in the 1000 Block of East Mason.


Will that is all out of me for now I am wondering though how many of you are ill from the growth and mold among other things allergies or have what feels like a cold feel free to let me know if your under the weather and what you are doing for it...Anyway have a great MONday-MONday...Peter, Molly, Belinda, Midnight,Merlin, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Shadow, FREDDIE!,Maxwell, Lola, PoPo, Tom Cat, Tomicina, Clancy, Tiger, Tiny, Andy, Fish Heads One, and Two Poncho, Zeke, Denny, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Jonathan, C.J., Brad, Billy, Carl, Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Diana, Jim, Ross, Rambo, Sherry, Eddie. Bambi. Lafayette, Ted, Mark, Willie, Mrs. MacArthur,Auntie Helen, Bengie, Ricky, Pat, Mavis, David Cox, Po, Marty, Cop John, Bommy, Poppy, June, Muskie, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Crazy Ed,  Debbie, Ken, Isabelle, Jerry, LUCY!STOBETHEHOBO,KFC,John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, John Havlick, Little Mac, Tom Petty, and Chris Willing we will see you on WEDnesday.  Later, Roger

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a-1578340342 Jan 06, 2020 11:52 AM
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Dear Roger: Santa Barbara firemen can be quite nice and helpful. It’s not always the case. I once had a small group of firemen act quite rudely toward me, with no reason to do so. I’m sorry that your experience was bad. People really cannot relate to asthma, I find. 40 years ago, I was taken to Cottage ER because of an asthma attack. To this day, and thank goodness, I’ve never had such a terrible, scary attack as the one I had back then. While at the ER, as I was lying on the hospital bed, struggling mightily for each breath, my one hand kind of clawing at my chest. The doctor came in, looked down at me, and asked me something like “How are you doing?” My heart was pounding out of my chest, the asthma felt like a rope tightening around my neck and like my lungs were being crushed by an enormous weight. I could barely gasp out, “I feel . . . like. . . I’m . . . dying. . .” The doctor just stood there, looking at me. After what seemed like an eternity, he sneered at me, “Well. You’re not, are you?”

Roger Jan 06, 2020 12:17 PM
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I know for the most part Firefighters are wonderful people I have known many and I have described them as angels on earth before I had my life saved twice by Firefighters once in Goleta many years ago Asthma Attack by Station 17, and Hammond my home town when I was a kid. However this guy was very mean. Some people should just do their jobs and not treat others like crap. Thank You for your comment.

72torinomike Jan 06, 2020 01:09 PM
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Hi Roger,
When I started reading your story about Jonathan being a good cook and then you went right into getting the lizards out of the pool, well, I started thinking the lizards were for him to cook.
Years ago when I worked in a grocery store the fire crews would come in almost daily for the food for their shift. I became friendly with several of them over the years and would offer the following: "I went to the fire academy, and did well on almost everything, but I just could not pass the grocery shopping class."
Hang in there, and keep the stories coming!

LCP112233 Jan 06, 2020 02:11 PM
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I knew a fireman who was a pedophile. True story....a very sad one.

CoastWatch Jan 06, 2020 02:42 PM
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Hey Roger, sorry to hear about the firefighter call...That is a rare instance and there may have been more to the story from his perspective...Maybe they were on back to back calls and had a bad one prior to arriving at your place, that area of SB has a very high call load and I'm sure they (FD) see a lot of the same people over and over again... Anyway, no excuses for Mr January, he should have apologized for being short to you... it happens, everyone is human.

a-1578368642 Jan 06, 2020 07:44 PM
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Funny thing if I talked back to him I might have went to jail labelled combative I might not ever made it to the hospital then. I see your point and Thank You for your comment.

a-1578382226 Jan 06, 2020 11:30 PM
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There's no excuse for people being nasty, especially when part of their job description is to serve and protect the public.

Flicka Jan 07, 2020 04:26 PM
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Roger, I think the fireman was incredibly nasty and rude. He should have been reported to his Captain and maybe get some sensitivity training. We've had firefighters in our family (all retired now) and they would never have acted like that guy.

Roger Jan 07, 2020 04:56 PM
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I never identify Folks I write about, I don't want to give him a black mark for his nasty remarks with me just writing it here helps me let it out. I bet he talk to others like this others who resemble me long hair Ragamuffin types I hope in the future he will keep his thoughts to himself. I used to have a real close friend who was a cop and he told me that when you complain about a responder officially it goes in their permanent record. I don't want to do that to him he is probably a good guy to others..I just assume letting it go after a few more days walking down the street talking to myself and answering myself I'll be as good as nude, I mean new...Thanks for the comment...

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