Scanner Reports 10-2-17

Another Day, another Monday. On FRYday, I had to go out and do a few things and buy some food. I took a shower, put on my jeans, socks, shoes, my MILPAS UNDERPANTS! and my Walter Payton Chicago Bears Official NFL football jersey. No one warned me about the new National Dress Code; nothing NFL or else! I found out about it though by some of the looks I got by the public. I really had no idea what I was in for. I really thought that most people living or working in Santa Barbara were above this insane conflict the president is having with the National Football League. I ‘m not as much a fan of football as I am Walter “Sweetness” Payton, who played for the Chicago Bears in the 70’s and 80’s and passed away way too young. Maybe some of the people that treated me strangely were from Wisconsin and are Green Bay fans who saw their team slaughter the Bears the night before on Thursday night football. While their cheese head team won in one way, the Bears put a couple of their players out of commission. I then made the comment on Facebook “Well if you can’t beat them…beat the shit out of them. To which someone posted, “Cheap Shot Roger.” And that made me feel better for having watched most of my team get their butts kicked.

In my day, when people played sports, they usually got the crap knocked out of them. Nobody cried then, just sayin. My jaw still hurts from a Hippies vs the Cops basketball game back in Hammond in the 70’s when a rookie punched me when I was shooting a basket.  On Friday while standing in the bank, one fella was talking to another fella about his wife becoming ill after eating a piece of fruit in a store. I had something from the same store and made a comment. The victim’s husband looked at my NFL Shirt and gave me a dirty look, and they both ignored me. It made me laugh. I went to Rite Aid after that. My friend Andrew gave me little grief, it was friendly. The security guard was a big Walter Payton fan and loved the shirt. On to Trader Joes.  For the most part, everyone was friendly. A few white males gave me weird looks, but only one look was slightly hostile. That guy was about 7 feet tall and I was prepared to try and run if I had to.

I left the store and ran into my friend Walter, whose name I thought was Bob. He doesn’t even look like a Walter, he looks more like a Bob. Maybe that is why I call him Bob, but Walter is his name. Maybe I have brain damage from hitting my head on Trader Joes’ floor when I fell down a couple months ago, and that is why I call him Bob. I don’t know, but I know Walter as Bob and I’m Roger, so he is Bob, and that’s that! I ran into Walter or Bob on the way out and asked him if I could borrow an old Trader Joes cart because I had a lot of things and could not carry them with my bad back and he gave me permission to take a cart if I bought it back. I said thank you and went on my way. I found a cart, put my stuff in it, and headed for the parking lot exit. Before I could get 20 feet, I was stopped by a security guard who told me I could not take the cart. I said, “I have permission from Bob.” He said, “No you don’t.” I said, “Yes I do”, and added “Let’s go into the store and find Bob and he will tell you he gave me permission to take the cart and bring it back when I’m done using it.” He said, “No, you’re not going into the store, you cannot take the cart.”  I stopped and turned and for a second thought of punching this guy before I headed to the store with him following. I was very angry. I headed straight for the managers desk. There was a heavy set woman there, and another manager there. The woman looked directly at my shirt then into my face giving me a weird look, not entirely hostile. But whatever I had to say was not going to be taken seriously that is pretty much how it went. I told them about my bad back and asked to see Bob. The woman said, in a smart ass tone, “There is no Bob working here.” The other guy said, “Sounds like Walter.”  “I know him as Bob, but okay, he gave me permission to use the cart as long as I bought it back.” I got permission from the manager to take the cart. The jerk security guard and woman were still chatting when I left. It’s not worth repeating what they said, stupid judgmental crap. I was very angry at them. You try and understand other people’s positions, but when they become jerks, any positive communication pretty much goes down the drain.

I also went into the pet store there and got weird looks from the people working there, as if they did not want to help me. I bought some things anyway. I would not have thought anything of it had I been treated with respect, but some people looked as if they were ashamed. Next week I’ll be walking around wearing my official NFL San Francisco 49ers shirt.

Here is your Scanner Reports, FRYday:

  • Bathroom fire, 400 block of Rose Avenue, Engine 2 handled it.
  • Suicidal female calling 911 for herself in the 3500 block of State Street.
  • Prowler trying to climb into a window on Country Drive. Subject left in a vehicle before police arrived.
  • Stolen auto investigation, 300 block of De La Guerra.
  • Injury traffic accident, bicyclist down behind the Santa Barbara Inn.
  • Male associated with a silver Nissan watching children near the Franklin Resources Center at Franklin School.
  • Premises check Dwight Murphy Park.
  • Vehicle accident Highway 154 at Roblar Avenue.
  • Premises check Ortega Park, then Alice Keck Park.
  • Vegetation fire, 2295 Purisima Road in Lompoc, one of several.
  • Check the welfare of two kids who might be home alone in the 3400 block of Via Cortez.
  • Suspicious subject selling fruit door to door in the 1200 block of Cacique.
  • Four drunk males harassing people at Hendry’s Beach.
  • Premises check at MTD.
  • Unoccupied white Toyota in the roadway, 1700 block of San Pasqual.
  • Domestic violence, male choked a female then threw her to the ground, 900 block of Garcia Road.
  • UI male riding a bicycle in the 500 block of North Milpas.
  • Juvenile passed out on a bus bench suspected to be drunk, San Andres at Micheltorena. They were unable to locate the young lad, don’t know if they ever found him.
  • Drunk male next to the fence at Earl Warren Showgrounds, medics also responded to take him to the hospital. They used to just throw me in the drunk tank.
  • Assault victim on McCoy, missed the block.

Saturday Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • Assault, 7600 block of Hollister, ex-husband’s friend beat up the ex-wife. Sounds like it was another male too. I say male because men don’t beat up on women or kids.
  • Allergic reaction to a bee sting, Douglas Family Preserve.
  • Medical Emergency for an unconscious subject at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 21 East Sola.
  • Campers in Mercedes and Jaguars in the 300 block of Anacapa. The Funk Zone is going to Hell.
  • Theft of car keys at the 7-11 on Trigo.
  • Disagreement between a bus driver and a passenger at University and Patterson.
  • Elderly male in a late model blue Honda station wagon blocking Los Positas at Cliff Drive.
  • Medical call for an unconscious subject in a vehicle in the 2500 block of Cliff Drive.
  • Medical call for an elderly male crawling on the ground in the area of Turnpike and Hollister.
  • Medical call for a 65 year old male near Rabo Bank, 914 Carpinteria Street.
  • Non injury hit and run investigation in the 2400 block of Fletcher.
  • Large homeless camp at Castillo and the tracks.
  • Non injury hit and run Miltada at Entrance in Ellwood, green Ford Explorer. It was found parked in the general area.
  • Assault investigation at Cottage.
  • Check the Welfare of a subject down near RoCo on Motor Way.
  • Brush fire, Highway 154 at Painted Cave at the Trout Club.
  • Female harassing others at State Street Coffee, first block of State Street.
  • 100 block of Stepford, loud music. That is shocking.
  • Vehicle accident bottom of the pass, CHP vs Search and Rescue.
  • Alisos at Neil Park, illegal dumping in the street, medicines included.
  • Loud Music at Bohnett Park on the West Side.
  • 1144 Death at the Riviera Hotel, 125 West Carrillo. Rest in Peace.

Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • Unconscious male in a grey Nissan SUV at Calle Real and State Street.
  • Heard two of these calls; ten transients blocking the sidewalk, 717 State Street. The first one was in the 600 block of State Street.
  • Domestic, 3505 State Street. Male took female’s money and locked her out.
  • Drunk male down in City Parking Lot 10.
  • Reckless drivers in a black Dodge throwing beer bottles out of their vehicle, Highway 246 at the roundabout.
  • Live wires down arcing 2500 block of Tepusquet Road.
  • Illegal burn, smoke check, 5000 block of Ella Lane.
  • Flare up of the Rucker Road/Purisima Fire.
  • SBSO to secure River Park for helicopters to make water dips to put out the fire. Lookie Loos in the park watching.
  • Stabbing, 800 block of East Main in Santa Maria.
  • Overdose, 200 block of North La Cumbre Road.
  • Attempt to locate a suspect in a crime, 200 block of East Haley.
  • Family domestic in the 1600 block of San Andres.
  • 100 block of Bodega Lane, overdose, unresponsive male.
  • Medical call in the 3800 block of State Street.
  • Theft investigation in the 6500 block of Del Playa.
  • Non injury hit and run, suspect followed to the 200 block of Palm Ave then he got away. No description of vehicle I heard of.
  • Landlord/tenant over parking in the 1000 block of Indio Muerto.
  • Subject possibly drunk falling all over the floor, rolling around. Sounds like he’s getting healed – at Delgado’s Restaurant in the 4400 block of Carpinteria Avenue.
  • Reckless motorcyclist Foothill at Ontare.

A lot of suicide attempts still. I’m posting these because people need help, and while there may be some room at the Inn, more is needed. I don’t know which I hear more; suicidal people or suicide attempts. I probably heard a dozen or so calls over the weekend at least. I heard there was a suicide on Via Real in Carpinteria. A lot of folks losing hope. Not all overdoses are suicide attempts, some are accidental. I will not post exact locations.

Well, have a great Monday. Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Clancy, Poncho, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Brad, Billy, Jonathan, C.J., Carl, Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Rambo, Sherry, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Diana, Jim, Marty, Cop John, Isabelle, Jerry, John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, and Chris willing, we will see you on Wednesday.  Later, Roger


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