Scanner Reports 10-30-19

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By Roger the Scanner Guy

It was 3:30 am in the Winter Time in North West Indiana and Colder than a Serial Killers Heart. In North West Indiana it can get mighty cold during the Winter especially close to the Lake, Michigan that is. I worked at Land O Frost and had to be there at 6am with no car it was walkin or hitchin, I did both walkin in the snow 10 miles or so took a good 2 hours. I did not always get a ride many times I walked it was usually below zero with a colder wind chill this certain Morning. I had been hitchin only a couple blocks when a guy pulled over and gave me a ride. He was about 35 or so slightly overweight short hair glasses, the kind of glasses made him look smart like a professor or something, the vehicle he picked me up in a 1975 Ford Granada with red interior. I got in the car looking straight ahead I blew on my hands and rubbed them together really fast to warm up. I told him I was going to North Hammond to work at Land O Frost, Land O Frost was a meatpacking company sold lunch meats mostly thin sandwich meats in packages. They also sold Turkey-Ham in little 2 or 3 pound hunks, not bad tasting they sold other meats but those were the most popular. I was a laborer, packaged the meat, unloaded trucks, transported meat on pallets with a hand truck, broke up the ice in the freezers with a sledgehammer when they needed defrosting. I was talking a mile a minute like I always do to this guy who picked me up small talk really when I noticed he hadn't said a word not one word so I kinda turned around to look at him and things were a little weird to say the least. He was sitting sorta sideways facing me with his left foot operating the gas and brake his right leg on the car seat almost touching me he had a weird smirk on his face and I got a creepy feeling about this situation luckily we were close to my destination . I said "I'll be gettin out right about here." He kept drivin I said again "I need to get out my work is right over there." I pointed backwards. "He Says..."You are not going to work today."

There were no electric locks in this car we were only going ten, fifteen mph can't go that fast on snow and ice. I opened the door and as he made a grab for me the wheel spinning the vehicle when it stopped off I went. I couldn't hitch on Hohman Avenue after that, I had to go to Calumet Avenue that was a good mile out of my way had to leave at 3:am to get to work by 6:am if I hitched on Hohman I'd run into this weirdo again. Every morning I set foot toward Calumet Avenue. I got more rides but the walk tore me up and after a few days I went back to Hohman. Sure enough the Weirdo was cruisin. I started getting real paranoid quit hitchin and started walking the alleys. One day he figured it out he was in the alley waiting for me. I had begun to carry a fixed blade knife and was so scared I threw it at him damaging his Granada, that pissed him off but I got away. I quit showing up for work after that and soon lost my job. I went over into Calumet City got a job at McDonalds going the other way. I did not have to worry about running into the weirdo. Then one day my boss picked me up for work and there he was he followed us scaring the crap out of the boss. We parked got into the restaurant and locked up calling the PD. Really not much they could do then suddenly I snapped and went out the door after the S.O.B. He was sitting in his car at the end of the driveway when I ran up and started yelling at him looking down into his vehicle there was a gun sitting there on the seat next to him and he slowly reached for it. I told him to go ahead and shoot me if that is what he wanted to do. He laughed then slowly drove away and that was the last I saw of him. I quit McDonalds that day and got a job at Burger King across the street. Tales of the Serial Worker. Will I bet that scared the Shit out of you. Maybe tomorrow you'll show up at work to show a new employee around and it will be me, You just never know where the Serial Worker is going to show up next.....Happy Halloweener.

Scanner Reports, Monday:

  • Vegetation Fire report of a tree on fire but there was no tree nor anything else on fire Highway 101 Northbound just before Refugio phony call I guess
  • Medical call then an 1144 call in the Casino Hotel up there at the Casino.
  • Structure Fire response in the 5800 Block of La Goleta Road.
  • Mutual Aide County Fire responding from 4410 Cathedral Oaks to the Getty Fire and the Kincade Incident.
  • Reckless vehicle on Alamo Pintado probably a few.
  • Fall victim med call Faulding Hotel.
  • 10 Juveniles in the creek drinking at Bohnett Park.
  • Medical call front of the County Jail 4436 Calle Real.
  • Theft of clothing 800 Block of State street a couple bought some clothing and wore some clothing they did not pay for unsure if they got caught or SNOT.
  • Station 2 819 Cacique street med call chest pains then the patient changed their mind and walked away.
  • 1800 Block of Sunset 6 or 7 Gangtypes tried to open up reporting parties vehicle door.
  • 415 Subject as in 415pc  816 Cacique.
  • Medical call unknown type at Nordstroms 17 West Canon Perdido.
  • A suicidal subject on the West Side is Drunk and wants to step in front of a train.
  • Med Call Unknown type at the Police Station 215 East Figueroa.
  • 415 Female in Chase Bank yelling then charging up her cell phone.
  • 415pc at PATH 816 Cacique.
  • Squatter in the back yard of a residence in the 900 Block of Alphonse.
  • Check the Welfare of a Pit Bull mix in the back of a brown pickup truck that was trying to get out on the freeway the vehicle exited Los Positas Southbound from Highway 101
  • 415pc Subject running back and forth in the street 100 Block of State street
  • 415pc Subject was yelling in front of Best Western in the 300 Block of West Cabrillo now laying down in the street
  • 1300 Block of Euclid medical call.


Scanner Reports, Tuesday:

  • On a subject at the Marina 3 Men's restroom per SBPD.
  • Smoke or Fire check highway 101 Southbound at Evans Summerland possible BonFire none found.
  • Theft of beer 340 West Carrillo the Arco station suspect white male slender 6' tall in his 20's wearing a green tracksuit and a red back pack.
  • Suicidal Female calling in for herself on the West Side.
  • Suspicious circumstances male climbed through a window of the Alano Club 235 East Cota and while on the phone went back out through the door BMA.  I wonder if they have squatters over there.
  • Checking the area for a warming fire Highway 101 at Betteravia or Santa Maria Way in Santa Maria.
  • Backup unit requested on a call 300 Block of South Canada.
  • Premise check Ortega Park.
  • 211 Silent alarms going off somewhere in the 100 Block of West Mission.
  • Minor injury traffic accident at Ghost Village Road and Butterfly Lane a foot injury.
  • Premises check Bohnett Park.
  • Threats investigation 100 Block of East Ortega.
  • Premises check Cacique Foot Bridge.
  • Transient with a green backpack attacking customers at Ralphs 100 Block of West Carrillo.
  • Traffic Accident Patterson at University.
  • Check the Welfare of a 14 Year old girl walking carrying 3 bags on San Rafael at Santa Rita Circle.
  • Med call 1800 Block of Bath street.
  • Subject refusing to sign a cite ticket in the 200 Block of East DLG
  • Traffic Accident Highway 101 Southbound Santa Claus Off Ramp.
  • Shoplifters 2 females with a duffle bag El Rancho Market in the 2800 Block of Mission Drive.


Will that is all outta me for now Have a Lovely Halloweener...Peter, Molly, Belinda, Midnight, Merlin, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Shadow, FREDDIE!, Maxwell, Lola, PoPo, Tom Cat, Clancy, Tomicina, Tiger, Tiny, Fish Heads One, and Two, Poncho, Denny, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Jonathan, C.J., Brad, Billy, Carl, Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Diana, Jim, Ross, Rambo, Sherry, David Cox, Po, Marty, Cop John, Eddie, Bambi, Mark, Willie, Pat, Mavis, Lafayette, Ted, Bengie, Ricky, Mrs MacArthur, Aunt Helen, Bommy, Poppy, June, Muskie, Magruger, Don, Edwin, Cory, Crazy Ed, Debbie, Ken, Isabelle, Jerry, LUCY!, STOBE THE HOBO, KFC, John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, John Havlick, Ron Santo, Little Mac, Tom Petty, and Chris Willing we will see you on FRYday.  Later,  Roger

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a-1572472980 Oct 30, 2019 03:03 PM
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Roger, the Ham Radio guy is reporting on the "Easy Fire" just like you do. It must be exhausting to be listening to scanners for hours and hours. The fire is hitting Moorpark where he lives. Also, did you know that the S.B. Equine Assistance and Evacuation team of volunteers are prepping at Earl Warren for any possible animal evacuations from Ventura County?

a-1572489179 Oct 30, 2019 07:32 PM
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Good to hear about prepping showgrond stables! did you know Moorpark is Kraproom spelled backwards?

Roger Oct 30, 2019 03:14 PM
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I don't think I have any ham radio freq. on my scanners besides the Eucalyptus Hill Assoc. Folks they were solid Gold during the Montecito Mud Slide my scanners have set freq's there is the digital but it's weird half the time so if you want to post who is doing what off the Ham's here feel free anytime.

d8vanilla Oct 30, 2019 04:40 PM
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If that BUM would just pick up after himself, stop leaving all your trash & stinky stuff behind, then it wouldn't be so bad....... He's gonna have to find a new place now.
On another note, it would be great, if the Police set up a mini Sub-Station, down in that creek area, that is between San Pascual Bohnet Park & San Andres Bohnet Park Annex. They would be busy 24hr a day !!!

a-1572482623 Oct 30, 2019 05:43 PM
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Sacramento man saves panicked freeway drivers as wildfire takes over freeway yesterday:

d8vanilla Oct 30, 2019 07:03 PM
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Amazing video. Takes place up in Sacramento area. They were coming from the freeway, and someone cut the fence, so the cars could get off the freeway..... etc.

a-1572482852 Oct 30, 2019 05:47 PM
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Too many cars trying to evacuate on too few roads. Should we in S.B. change our ways, and carpool out of fire danger? Maybe we should stop thinking about saving our stuff, and only focus on saving lives. The costs have changed. The risks have changed. That would be fewer total cars evacuating, thus, not clogging roads to the same degree. Stuff each car with people (look for the elderly and handicapped), and then take off for evacuation. Climate adaptation, a problem that will grow worse in the future. Be embarrassed if you are evacuating in your car, and not taking anyone else with you?

a-1572489254 Oct 30, 2019 07:34 PM
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also leave earlier. and not live close to hills & mountins.

a-1572491000 Oct 30, 2019 08:03 PM
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When the Jesusita Fire started, we began packing up our vehicle, just in case. As things got more and more out of control, we added our dogs to the things ready to roadtrip on outta there. As we drove out and away, our neighbors were standing on a corner in a big confab huddle, all looking up at the mountains. Within minutes, roads left behind us were packed, bumper to bumper. Evacuation became hairball. People are stupid. They wait until the last minute to leave. Fire moves fast. Don't trust ------ever ----- that the winds won't blast it toward your location. Just say good-bye to what you can't pack in your vehicle and get yourself and your pets to safety.

Luvaduck Oct 31, 2019 10:11 AM
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That degree of altruism, self-control and logic will never happen. Anyone who did do it would be stuck in the same gridlock with those who didn't. Last fire evacuation here, a man backed a 13 - 15 foot trailer into his driveway. His crew-cab blocked the little entire residential street. There are only 2 other exits for this large residential community and both entail driving toward the most likely area to burn before exiting and cross a main artery that would be jammed.

a-1572491731 Oct 30, 2019 08:15 PM
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Infrared plane data/aircraft position receiver, offer from AI6YR: "If you're a fellow ham radio amateur, let me know and I'll DM you the URL (it's a private server). Also, local or trusted fire folks, happy to give you a link. (Can't handle everyone..). Covers Santa Barbara, Ventura, and much of Los Angeles County, OC, some of San Diego." This data is from a aircraft position receiver (ADS-B) over Ojai run by the Pleasant Valley Amateur Radio Club (PVARC). Go here:

a-1572531731 Oct 31, 2019 07:22 AM
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Sacramento freeway fire video showing Good Samaritans saving people's lives. One of them had wire cutters, to cut fence allowing cars/people to safely get away from the highway on fire. I have a fire extinguisher in my trunk, and maybe I should also have a wire cutter? Should I get a wire cutter or a bolt cutter?

Longing2bhome Oct 31, 2019 08:51 AM
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Roger, my friend lives on the Mesa. She said yesterday an armed man was running around the neighborhood, San Rafael. Did you hear anything about that?

Roger Oct 31, 2019 10:16 AM
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Yes something about that but don't remember the armed part wrote it down but cannot find the sheet I wrote it on. Are you talking about the guy yesterday Afternoon did a post on him that is up as a breaking news story.

Flicka Oct 31, 2019 09:35 AM
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Roger, You sure have a scary Halloween story about your hitchhiking ride. With all your close encounters we are lucky you are still alive. Thanks for keeping us informed.

a-1572540681 Oct 31, 2019 09:51 AM
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To say that people are stupid if they don’t immediately understand the scope of a fire, or what to do about it, might be unfair. The brain tells us when it’s “time to go”, and if you have any injuries to the brain, especially the front lobe, you might not be capable of early decision making. We know more and more about sports injuries to brains. But, there could be injuries related to falls, car wrecks, being hit in the head, etc. The frontal lobes are considered our emotional control center and home to our personality. The frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, AND judgement. The frontal lobes are extremely vulnerable to injury due to their location at the front of the cranium; such as temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. MRI studies have shown that the frontal area is the most common region of injury following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, like even mild concussions. Many drugs prescribed to elderly patients can have an effect on their judgement. If _you_ are alert and know the dangers you’re facing, then help others, too, who might need your guidance…and kindness.

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