Scanner Reports 2-10-20

By Roger the Scanner Guy

It was 1974 in the wintertime, I had run away from the Boys Home and was staying with my buddy and his family in their unheated house on the East Side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The house was a huge 2 story with a heater that was heated by oil, we didn’t have any money for oil so we climbed the fence at Mayflower moving company and ripped off a dozen of their blankets, there were 7 of us in the house. Billy’s Mother was downstairs on the sofa, she was in her 40’s and about as big as Gilbert Grape’s mother, she had a heart of gold letting us runaways stay in her house. Every morning she’d head over to the nearest grocery store and hit the dumpster for the food they threw away, she would go for the potatoes cut off the bad, use the good for the best potatoe soup you ever had. She’d make a huge pot of potato soup, most days on the side there would be powdered milk, margarine, white bread, government cheese, and Louisiana hot sauce. The best meal I ever had made with true Mothers Love. Rest of us were upstairs, Billy had 2 brothers, we had 2 gals with us too, we were all under the blankets on the floor.

It was around 3 am when Billy kicked me awake informing me I was elected to make a 7-11 run for a pack of Marlboro’s. We had scraped .50 cents or so together for a pack me and one of Billy’s little brothers had to go. We were in a rough neighborhood, there wasn’t many white people on this side of town, but it was 3 am, there would not be anyone out or so we thought. We went through a couple yards and alleys to get to the street the 7-11 was on. I don’t think we were heard going between houses as there was a fresh coat of snow on the ground. One of the things I remember about Fort Wayne is how beautiful it was with snow. We were not too far from the store when we saw two black guys coming toward us, they both had on long overcoats and were carrying something underneath I did not know what but I was scared as they got closer. Billy’s little brother started getting angry and I got a real bad feeling. I knew better to keep my mouth shut to not even say “Hello” I kept my mouth shut but as they got closer Billy’s Brother yelled the “N-Word” only feet away. One of the guys not much older than us pulled out a butcher knife out from under his coat and stabbed Billy’s Brother in the stomach slicing upward. I grabbed the kid as he fell into my arms, darkened blood poured from this child violating the innocence of the snow. The killer yelled in my face holding the bloody knife “Do you want some of this too?” I answered back looking directly at him “I did not call you a N*****, I am not racist.” Both of the guys took off running. I wasn’t sure if Billy’s brother was dead or not. I got up and ran the rest of the way to the 7-11. I ran into the store and yelled my friend had been stabbed and was laying down the street on the sidewalk. An armed security guard asked What Happened when I told him he asked, “How come you did not kill the n*****?” I said, “I’m not racist.” I don’t remember much after that, the police came I told them all I knew. I was taken back to the Boys Home. Billy hated me after that, I guess in his mind it was my fault his brother got stabbed, no one else blamed me I never felt at fault but always felt sad and ever since that day I have been afraid of knives all these years later 47 years I’m still afraid of using a knife. I will always remember that early Winter Morning in Fort Wayne back in 1974. I have seen and experienced a lot of shit in my young life even before this as I had taken a life myself though it was not intentional as I hear of these stabbings in Lompoc I am reminded of my past and I feel the tragedy of young lives ended either through death or wasted in prison and all I can do is pray for the violence to end. Amen. Here are your Scanner Reports.

Scanner Reports, Friday:

  • 459pc To Residence 800 Block of Jennings
  • Calle Real Near Patterson Southbound side of the road bag of mail dumped on the side of the road.
  • 415pc Transient disturbing at McDonalds 1213 State street.
  • Med call 1136 East Montecito the Franklin Center.
  • Fall victim med call 4900 Block of Carpinteria Ave in Carpinteria.
  • Frank Unit at Cacique and Milpas not sure why premises check maybe.
  • Tree on Fire Highway one at Alamo Creek.
  • Vehicle over the side Highway 1  3 miles North of the 101.
  • 100 Block of Arroke 415pc Neighbors one had the other blocked in the one blocked in has a Woodchipper, I’d really like to see that one.
  • 415pc Transient yelling with all his belongings on the sidewalk 800 Block of Jennings.
  • Transient asleep on the left side of a home in the 300 Block of Castillo.
  • Med call Home Improvement 415 East Gutierrez.
  • Male exposing himself to a female overlooking the tennis courts at Pershing Park HMA wearing a yellow Hoodie.
  • Fire Alarms no Fire 2800 Block of Ventura Drive.
  • Female climbing a fence into Cal Trans property 20 North Quarantina.
  • Skateboarder in Traffic, reckless La Marina at Del Mar.
  • Fire Alarms no fire East Beach Bath Mouse.
  • Hazardous condition pole damaged 1300 Block of Punta Gorda.
  • Someone, somewhere got wrapped at 2:30pm and Unwrapped at 3:40pm.
  • Overdose in the Mens bathroom at Ortega Park 600 Block of East Ortega.
  • Late traffic accident report occurred at Laguna and Cota streets.
  • Possible Theft investigation at the DMV 535 Castillo street.
  • Smoke investigation inside a structure 100 Block of Romaine Drive
  • Premises check Ortega Park.
  • 3400 Block of Via Arnez 11-7, Prowler trying to get into a house.
  • 211 Strong Arm Robbery and 242pc Assault at Greyhound in the 200 Block of Chapala street.
  • Overdose at The Good Samaritan Shelter 400 Block of West Morrison Street.


Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • 23103 Reckless Driver unable to maintain lanes Eastbound 154 passing Arnoldi’s Curve 90’s Honda
  • 415pc Domestic in a garage in the 1300 Block of Elmwood
  • Found property at a bus stop in the 2600 Block of Modoc.
  • Vehicle accident Highway One at Jalama Road.
  • Suspicious subject in a grey Cadillac parked in the 300 Block of West Arrellaga wearing a beenie and gloves parked for 10 minutes.
  • Theft of Mail Highway 154 at Painted Cave suspect was driving a blue Toyota Camry registered out of town Thousand Palms, California whereeverintheHECKthatis?
  • 2 People with 2 Dogs in the same vehicle and heavy footsie traffic parked four days in the 400 Block of Anacapa.
  • 242pc In front of CaJun Kitchen in the 900 Block of Chapala.
  • Vehicle goes off Road Hits Amtrak Train Highway 101 Southbound at Padaro Super Prius!, minor injuries.
  • Possible parachutist down Lompoc Airport, heard no more.
  • 100 Block of Cabrillo in Santa Ynez Medical call.
  • Female yelling racial slurs at MTD 1020 Chapala.
  • Code 60 Vehicle blocking 500 Block of East Arrellaga
  • Missing resident from the 600 Block of Garden street.
  • 415 Subject disturbing in the breezeway 900 Block of State street 70 Years Old wearing a dark beanie, red shirt, and jeans.
  • Highways 150 at 192 Motorcyclist Down minor injuries.
  • 242pc Assault at the .99 Cent Store victim shoved over a parking spot.
  • 16 Year old Son SCREAMING! in the 500 Block of West Victoria sounds like a spoiled brat.
  • Head injury 600 Block of East Pine in Lompoc.
  • 6100 Block of Covington syringes next to a wall in that block.
  • Suicidal Subject 600 Block of Storke Road.
  • Five or Six Shots heard in the area of Painted Cave.
  • Idiot threatening to kill people at Modern Laundry 1015 DLV, No weapons seen.
  • Stalker investigation 3900 Block of Via Real in Carpinteria.
  • Med call 331 West Montecito.
  • Med call 2600 Block of Tallant Road.
  • CHP Call Male in the Center Divider at Castillo All I heard about that.


Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • A lot of Medical Calls SUNday… 100 Block of East Sola ill Subject Med Call Alameda Park
  • White Mustang 101 Northbound just short of Turnpike off-ramp male slumped over the wheel medical call. This guy was ok sounded like he ran out of gas.
  • 1400 Block of Mountain Medical Call.
  • Transient refusing to leave the property 1200 Block of Coast Village Circle.
  • SBPD attempting to locate someone in the 400 Block of East Cota they would not say who maybe it’s a surprise.
  • Subject refusing to leave the Veterans Memorial building 112 West Cabrillo.
  • Medical call 816 Cacique PATH
  • 160 South Patterson Medical Call
  • Reality Church 5200 Block of 6th street in Carpinteria a Juvenile fainted medical call.
  • Fall Victim at the High Risa 120 North Broadway.
  • Overdose 500 Block of Dairy Way.
  • Traffic Accident Calle Real at Las Positas Road
  • 200 Block of East Islay Medical call.
  • Cat Stuck on a telephone pole in the county somewheres did not hear exact location Fire Department said they would check it out.
  • Drug Activity in the 300 Block of South Milpas Street.
  • 1200 Block of Punta Gorda Medical call
  • Transient in front of Samarkand yelling and acting as if he has a gun 2500 Block of Treasure Drive wondering if he is angry at the older folks over a campsite on their property. On the other side of the Mission Creek going through Oak Park there is a hillside and on top is Samarkand and other personal properties I went up there once then lost my footing and fell in the creek it was quite a drop good thing I was drunk anyway wondering if there is an ongoing conflict with people camping there? You gotta be a real Punk to yell at Older Folks.
  • 415pc Investigation between Neighbors 500 Block of North Alisos
  • Subject Smoking and Talking to himself in front of Turnpike Shell refusing to leave
  • Vehicle vs pedestrian injury accident Chapala at Victoria
  • Injury in the County Jail  they did not say what kind of injury it was 4436 Calle Real.
  • Medical call 4202 Calle Real
  • 459pc Vehicle in IV 7600 Block of Sarbo Tarde, also 6500 Block of Del Playa
  • Suspicious Subject Northbound on Cooper Road Male in his 70’s wearing a blue sweater and sweat pants carrying a knife on his side barefoot, never found
  • Appliance Fire 2541 Modoc Full SB City Fire Department Response
  • 700 Block of Anacapa street Medical call
  • 245pc With a bottle in the 1200 Block of Mercedes Lane victim hit over the head with a bottle by his roommate.


Some people seem to think that human heads are stronger than glass bottles, this is not true. I have been hit over the head with a bottle and it can really mess you up and it does hurt very much especially Pepsi bottles from the 1970’s. Don’t ever hit someone over the head with a bottle it hurts. Will that is all outta me Have a Wonderful MONday-MONday…Peter, Molly, Belinda, Midnight, Merlin, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear,  Shadow, FREDDIE!, Maxwell, Liza, Zoey, Tom Cat, Tomicina, Clancy, Tiger, Lola, PoPo,  Tiny, Andy, Fish Heads, One and Two, Poncho, Denny, Zeke, 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, Pat, Mavis, Ricky, Bengie, Mrs. MacArthur, Auntie Helen, David Cox, Po, Marty, Cop John, Bommy, Poppy, June, Muskie, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Crazy Ed, Debbie, Ken, Isabelle, Jerry, LUCY!, STOBE THE HOBO, 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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