Supposed to be getting hot this weekend and the week coming up. Don’t be like me; drink plenty of water. It always gets about 10 degrees hotter in my place. I’ve got 2 fans. Helps, but not much. Sometimes I just hop in the shower and turn on the cold. It helps some, but then I dry off and get hot again. Rinse repeat over and over again.
First thing every morning, the police do their premises checks; the parks, East Beach, some spots in town. Lately, been hearing them check behind businesses on State Street 1100, 1200 blocks. Getting where there’s nowhere in town to sleep anymore. Heard a call, numerous tents on East Beach Thursday morning. I don’t even walk down there anymore, hurts too much. When I’m hurting, I like to sit in the sun, warms my bones a bit, don’t hurt so bad, a natural pain killer.
Didn’t sleep so well last night thinking about this guy I grew up with sort of. He hasn’t spoken to me since we were kids 50 Years or so. I sort of got him in trouble. I found an old car parked on the side of the road, 1930’s, looked like a Ford. It was kinda fixed up just sitting there by the Little Calumet River. I told Donny about it, he wanted the radio so we went to check it out. The cops caught us, let us go. Donny blamed me. Never spoke to me again. Weird, huh? I didn’t tell him to take the radio. I just showed him where the car was. What was really weird though was later on, I found this same car buried into a hillside in the neighborhood dump not too far away. I thought it was really weird. Why would someone take a perfectly good antique car and bury it in a hillside like that? Being a curious kid I figured there was a body in the trunk. I know, hell of an imagination, but I was living in Hammond, Indiana, and weird things happen there. I was born there for one. I dug out the side of the vehicle, it was half way up a 50ish foot hillside, I got the door open and got into the old car trying to pull the back seat out but it wouldn’t budge, so I did the only other thing a kid could do to bring attention to this vehicle buried. I lit a cigarette, dropped the match, and got the hell outta there. The fire department came put it out wouldn’t doubt if the car was still there. Donny never spoke to me again. I don’t think he knew what I did to that old car.
That was 50 years ago, I don’t do bad things like that anymore. Pretty much straightened up in my early 20’s, unless I drink, then LOOK OUT! I heard Donny was ill from his kid sister. One of those bad things that can take your life before your time. Spent a good deal of last night lying awake thinking about him, saying some prayers, thinking. I hope he pulls through. Almost like family growing up with those folks. Family that don’t talk to you. Which is kinda like real family. My Neighborhood family.
Here is your Scanner Roni reports, Wednesday:
•Theft near Marketplace off Storke Road.
•Female yelling near Kids World, yelling something about garbage cans.
•Suspicious paint cans on a hillside near Pacific Christian School.
•Burglary to a garage, 9 East Pedregosa.
•Parking violations, 200 block of West Victoria, construction site.
•Check the welfare of a man down, Cabrillo underpass, 1800 block of East Cabrillo.
•Premises check, the bridge 1200 block of Cacique.
•5150 in the 600 block of San Pasqual.
•Broadway at Donavan, 5150, CARES contacted.
•Gas pipe broken, 2600 block of Samarkand.
•SBPD was looking for a suicidal subject who hopefully changed his mind, Milpas at the tracks.
•Juvenile fall victim, 1600 Robbins Street at Harding School.
•Female refusing to leave the Ventura County bus, Anacapa at DLG.
•Check the welfare of a female carrying a child car seat in the middle of the road, Swinney and Highway 246.
•Pursuit. Daughter took parents’ car without permission, crashed on the block, vehicle was taken from 1100 block of Carpinteria Street.
•Another premises check, Cacique footbridge, 1200 block of Cacique.
•Dog in a car over 20 minutes, windows up. Check the welfare, 1000 block of Garden.
•Medical call for a female on an Amtrak coming into the station.
•Electrical burning odor in a structure, 1100 Mission, a fitness club.
•Medical call, 500 Anacapa, lot 11, ill subject.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
•Highway 101 southbound off ramp, trailer attached to semi on fire.
•Keep the Peace, 4100 block of Carpinteria Ave in Carpinteria.
•Suspicious circumstances, white Chevy pickup appears completely stripped, 1200 block of Cravens Lane.
•Commercial burglary to a business, 3100 block of State Street.
•Suspicious circumstances, two men dancing with an infant, 7 or 8 miles up Gibraltar from Mountain Drive.
•Suspicious male and female associated with a black Mercedes smoking cigarettes and littering on Butterfly Beach.
•Out of control patient at the Franklin Clinic yelling and throwing things.
•Hot dog in a white Honda utility vehicle at First East DLG. Animal control called but cancelled after the owner came out. Reported all windows were closed, dog was panting hard for an hour and a half.
•Suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of Cacique Street, 3 year old child found hiding under a car at the corner market. Reporting party took child home, knocked on door, an uncooperative teenager answered the door.
Reporting party requesting that 3 year old child’s welfare be checked.
•Premises checks behind 1107 State Street, 1200 block of State Street, and 40 East Anapamu.
•Family disturbance, 4000 block of Shelly Court.
•Campers, numerous tents on East Beach. Maybe they should just turn East Beach into a State Park and charge overnight camping fees.
•1300 block of Chino, code 60, vehicle blocking.
•Medical call, fall victim 600 block of East Cabrillo.
•Forgery investigation, 100 block of East Figueroa.
•Medical call, Dwight Murphy Park, unknown by me type.
•SBPD on a pedestrian, 1300 block of East Cabrillo.
•Mary 3 on a traffic stop and ticket, 200 block of West Carrillo.
•Check the welfare of a female pushing a cart at Santa Lucia toward Highway One, possibly under the influence of something.
•Suspicious vehicle, 4-door white car with a male inside parked several hours at Mc Donalds, 3900 block of State.
Will that is all outta me for now. Have a lovely weekend. Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Clancy, Poncho, Jerry, Brad, Billy, Jonathan, C.J., Walter, Fred, Carl, Stan, Kent, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Rambo, Sherry ,Elmo, Isabelle and Jerry, John Hancock, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, and Chris willing, we will see you on Monday. Later, Roger