Scanner Reports 6-17-19

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By Roger the Scanner Guy

Thinking about an old friend of mine lately and wondering whatever happened to him his name was Michael I cannot remember the last name  I met him in Newhouse back in 1994 or 5ish. 

He was a youngin and I knew he was messed up in the head because I sponsored him for a while until he got someone else he was a good kid, he was from the Santa Maria Area in his 20's at the time I cannot remember what he did for a living but he was a tradesman.  Some people might remember him because one day he was on Hollister using a pay phone when there was a huge explosion nearby one of the cottages at the Modoc Motel exploded he dropped everything and ran over to see if he could help. He and another fella pulled a woman out of what was left of the cottage she passed away a couple of days later, in fact, 2 people have killed her and her husband. I remember Michael had a rough time after that as anyone would he was around 25 years old then so he might be around 48 now getting up there in the ages weird how suddenly out of the blue you start thinking about someone, then you see them hopefully I will run into him somewhere. Last time I saw him was in early 2000;s or thereabouts he was living in Summerland got himself a pretty gal and a nice pick-up truck I hope he is doing well. If anyone knows who I'm talking shit about, and you know how he is doing let me know........Been a lot of reported burglaries lately There are always burglaries but not all are reported a friend of mine who has been here many years told me there has always been a lot of burglaries here...Where some people around here go to work, there are others that go to work in their homes. I guess not everyone has alarms on their homes I never could afford much of that stuff either. Oh well here is the Scanner Reports...

Scanner Reports, Friday:

  • Commercial burglary 3500 Block of MacCaw, Mulligans.
  • Subject looking in vehicle windows trying door handles 400 Block of West Carrillo witness willing to sign for vehicle tampering
  • Subject calling 911 saying he needs help than adding threats toward the police if they don't respond quickly, quite a few showed up to help this person at Motel 6 3505 State street room 103
  • Suspicious subjects going through trash bags in the 400 Block of State street
  • Screaming Fighting Yelling in the 800 Block of East DLG.
  • Vandalism investigation 295 Meggs Road.
  • 242 Assault investigation 600 Block of Wentworth
  • Premises check McKenzie Park.
  • 20001 Felony hit and run investigation 2000 Block of State street.
  • 415pc Neighbors 200 Block of Santa Ynez court.
  • 200 Block of Stearns Wharf tourists threatening a subject with a wooden shank near the bathrooms.
  • Family member attempting to remove a loved one from Serenity House in the 900 Block of Miramonte.
  • Traffic accident highway 101 Northbound North of Cat Canyon, non injury but medical call on scene.
  • Alert 2 at the airport, aircraft a helicopter landed safe.
  • Structure fire laundry mat fire 1300 Block of Saratoga.
  • Traumatic injury 800 Block of Camino Del Sur.
  • 500 Block of Park overdose.
  • 2 Vehicle accident 1400 Block of East Cabrillo minor injuries 2.
  • 415 Domestic 1600 Block of Chapala
  • 415pc In the overflow area of Cottage hospital 320 West Pueblo.
  • Check the welfare of a 5150 Anapamu at Anacapa.
  • Stabbing on Hill Road in Ventura.
  • Vehicle vs ped Hollister at Nogal.
  • Vehicle vs bicyclist 802 East Haley injury.
  • 415pc neighbors 3900 Block of Maricopa one threatened to shoot the other
  • Silver Honda reckless texting 154 At Calle Real 6MEP8??


Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • Burglary 100 Block of West Mason.
  • 20002pc Non injury hit and run see the reporting potty in the lobby of the Lemon Tree Inn
  • Vehicle through a fence 40 feet off the roadway 9000 Block of highway 166
  • Unresponsive sleeping male behind the wheel of a red truck 2626 Calle Real, he was sleeping. Med call.
  • Two tourists fighting City lot 9   900 Block of Anacapa.
  • Med call in a white Jeep highway 101 near Coast Village Road on the bridge.
  • 415 Family 2100 Block of State street the Son is drunk in the back yard, code 2 Medics took him away.
  • Tourist trying to light paper on fire Milpas at Montecito streets.
  • Tourist passed out on a grassy noll near Los Banos swimming pool.
  • Burglary res. 1500 Block of APS.-
  • Vehicle vs ped, Maple at Carp. felony hit and run
  • Burglaries 6500 Block of Del Playa.
  • 415 Tourist banging on windows in the 800 Block of Cacique street.
  • Burglary infestation in the 900 Block of Arbalito.
  • Subject walking on the RR Tracks Los Positas.
  • Subject trying to jump from a window 3800 Block of Casini Circle.
  • 600 Block of Douglas Lane 242 Assault.
  • Theft infestation at the station 215 East Figueroa.
  • Snake in a backyard 3400 Block of Hazelnuts Court.
  • CHP was chasing a black Kawasacki through town it was stolen busted at La Cumbre and Foothill enjoy jail I hear it's alot of fun in the Summer.
  • 200 Block of West Canon Perdido 459pc Burglary.
  • Assist 805 towing with getting a car out of up the creek in the 600 Block of Sycamore Canyon Road.


Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • Vehicle Rollover into a field 500 Block of Foxen Canyon.
  • 415 Domestic over child custody at the Hilton 633 East Cabrillo. Father in the parking lot.
  • CSI at Mels (don't know why).
  • 242 State street at Guiterrez Assault victim in Cottage ER.
  • Fire alarms at the zoo shipping area, workers on scene; they might have set it off.
  • 2 Subjects with 16 warrants total going to jail for a day or so. Drunk in public mostly. 
  • Stray chocolate Lab: State and Guiterrez blue harness.
  • Tourist refusing to leave the nursery school area of Vera Cruz Park.
  • With two peds highway 101 off-ramp at Los Positas.
  • Road Raged motorcyclists that don't like to get honked at. highway 101 at Bell boxed in a vehicle, afterward continued South on the 101.
  • Premises check Cleveland School.
  • 600 Block of Surfview drive suspicious subject going through the trash WMA Blue Mazda Massachusetts plates.
  • Burglary to a residence in the 1700 Block of Shoreline Drive.
  • Check the welfare of a subject slumped over in a wheelchair near the Canary Hotel 31 West Carrillo.
  • Shoplifter in Custody Macys 3805 State street.
  • 415 Physical fight between a male and a female at highway 154 and painted cave.
  • Med Call 702 Anacapa choking.
  • Premises check McKenzie Park.
  • Vehicle accident 101 Northbound at Santa Claus Lane U-Haul van vs a Blue Sedan, injury.


Well that is it out of me for now. Have a lovely week and enjoy the full Strawberry Moon...Peter, Molly, Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Tom Cat, Clancy, Tomicina, Tiger, Maxwell, Shadow, FREDDIE!, Midnight, Merlin, Lola, PoPo,, Tiny, Andy, Fish Heads, One and Two, Poncho, Denny Deam, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Jonathan, C.J., Brad, Billy, Carl, Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Diana, Jim, Rambo, Sherry, Bambi, Eddie, Ricky, Bengie, Pat, Mavis, Lafayette, Ted, Mark, Willie, Mrs. MacArthur, Bommy Poppy, June, Muskie, David Cox, Marty, Cop John, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Crazy Ed, Isabelle, Jerry, Debbie, Ken, LUCY! STOBIE THE HOBO, John Hancock,Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, John Havlick, Ron Santo, Tom Petty, and Chris Willing we will see on you WEDnesday.  Later,  Roger

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Roger Jun 18, 2019 09:28 AM
Scanner Reports 6-17-19

Just like an AA Meeting here on Edhat no one can agree on a damn thing....It was the Modoc Motel though I heard the man died too and it was during the day when the explosion took place Oh Well...You crack me up "Some false news being reported here." None of us got it exactly right but I do know it was the Modoc motel. That train coming at you comment hits home as one night I came to in a black out on the tracks train acouple hundred feet away good one.

Phantom Blot Jun 18, 2019 09:27 AM
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I cannot find anything about this on the internet, but I am sticking with The Brownie Motel. I drove by it the next day. The side of it was blown out and in the street. Most of the other cottages survived but it was an old, funky motel and was most likely considered a total loss.

a-1560880773 Jun 18, 2019 10:59 AM
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Brownie was at Modoc and Hollister next to the train tracks. The Falls Bar was directly in front on the corner.

Roger Jun 18, 2019 10:16 AM
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It wasn't the Brownie....Motel. Who would name a motel Brownie? Someone from I bet.

Phantom Blot Jun 18, 2019 09:02 AM
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Correction: It may have been the Modoc Motel. The Brownie was nearby and was torn down and I may have blended the memories. My woodshop was in a garage nearby, but my sometimes photographic memory blends images on occasion....

Phantom Blot Jun 18, 2019 08:59 AM
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Some False News being reported here. The woman and her husband turned on the gas at the Brownie Motel, shot heroin and went to bed to pass out and die of suicide. They were depressed, despondent and self-destructive at that point in their lives. The husband, a friend and one-time employee of mine and one of the best finish carpenters I have ever known, woke up, forgot they were committing suicide, didn't even smell the gas and lit a cigarette. Kaboom!!! She was blown out of the building into the street where your friend and another guy happened to be walking down Hollister in the middle of the night and went to her aid. She begged them not to save her as she wanted to die, and, being a nurse for many years, was well aware of the extent of her injuries and be suffering ahead. She did not last long...I think she may have passed that night. I'm not clear on that point. I went to her funeral mass and her traumatized family seemed to have know that I was one of "his" friends, although they both were, and I felt that I might be invited out of the church with pitchforks. Addiction is a horrible disease....eats whole families before destroying the host organism. Sorry to be so blunt, especially if any of the family is reading this. The husband was blown behind the bed which saved his life, although he was badly burned. I visited him a couple of times at the Burn Unit at a hospital in Fresno. I have heard that he has been back in SB for a few years although I have not seen him. He would be fairly recognizable, being burnt bald and facially scarred. I can hardly imagine the PTSD that your friend Michael harbors from the event. It has scarred many people. May all who suffer from addiction of all types find recovery, whether they be the addict, family, friends, neighbors or society in general. In the alcoholic/addict family even the dog is sick. A rough, often fatal malady but entirely treatable. Never loose hope or stop praying. There is light at the end of the tunnel. If you seek recovery, it is the light of a new life. If you choose to keep using, it is a train coming at you....

Roger Jun 18, 2019 12:37 PM
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There was another guy NOT THE VICTIM named Michael who was on the pay phone across the street who helped pull the woman out of the wreckage...He and another guy pulled her out...The only thing I'm wrong about is the guy did not die and I had heard he did. It was day time not midnight.

a-1560881103 Jun 18, 2019 11:05 AM
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Michael and Julie were my tennents and good friends.

a-1560880363 Jun 18, 2019 10:52 AM
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Actually I saved Michaels life. He was pinned to smoldering bed face up. I doused him and the bed with a hose . This was around 9;30 am . I was in the apt 90 seconds after the explosion. I was the manager at that time. Roger is wrong.

Factotum Jun 17, 2019 02:51 PM
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I would call a tourist either a day tripper or someone with legitimate overnight housing accommodations - paid for or an invited guest of a local with legitmate housing. (not a designated shelter). Anyone else without legitimate indoor housing would be a vagrant. Therefore, are these tourists causing all the trouble or are they vagrants. Split hairs semantically, because we do need a good definition.

a-1560792640 Jun 17, 2019 10:30 AM
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Wasn't there a cottage-style motel on Calle Real? The sign was an Indian chief. Unsure of the name.

a-1560869172 Jun 18, 2019 07:46 AM
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I thought it was called the Modoc motel. The Modoc were a native people based in northeastern Calif, hence the image of an Indian on the sign.

tagdes Jun 17, 2019 01:36 PM
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Yes, 4455 Hollister at Arboleda....Was like the Chieftain or something, thinks apartments now.

Roger Jun 17, 2019 07:32 PM
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Guess I have been here alot longer than some of you kids.

Roger Jun 17, 2019 05:22 PM
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It was the Modoc motel near the church over there and the woman turned on the gas and blew up one of the cottages killing her and her old man the roof landed on a friends Buick who was a cook at Garrets Saying I'm wrong so I will comment so you can all down vote me is all you are doing. You know I'm right because I am the King. Thank You and Good Day.

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