Scanner Reports 8-21-17

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Thank Dog it's Monday. Like that? I saw that kids in hot cars thread the other day, remembering when I was a kid my mom left me in hot cars all the time. Sometimes I'd pass out, the cars were so hot. I remember looking at the dash of the car and watching the heat vapors rising off the vinyl dashboard, my eyes getting very blurry, the heat, the sweat. Why am I here? I wonder, with all the shit I survived as a kid, I really should not be here. My mom would be gone for hours shopping, trying on dresses, clothing, walking around all over the place. "Stay here I'll be back in 10 minutes," she'd say, and come back hours later! There was no bottled water then, no keys in the ignition. Nothing but locked doors, rolled up windows and the hot, hot, sun frying my brain. And people wonder why I'm weird.

Looking back, I remember the cars too. There was a 1958 Buick, not sure but I think it was the Electra. Then there was a 1964 Olds 98, a 1967 Buick Wildcat, a 1968 Buick Wildcat, 1963 and 1965 Rambler station wagons, a 1963 Buick Skylark, a 1960 Chevy Impala red convertible with red leather seats, a 1971 Buick Skylark. I never grew out of those cars, though they were hot as hell and cooked my brain like a microwave. I never could bring myself to buy an un-American car after I came of age. I always bought American cars with un-American parts. The last car I had was as hot in the summer sun as all the rest; a 1979 Pontiac Safari Wagon. I know that it got hotter than 110 in those cars when I was a kid, and I never even thought of leaving the car for a drink of water. A Pepsi would have been nice though. Of course those days was when sodas did not have so many additives and most fast food was real. Maybe that is why we all lived through those rough times when no one had real knowledge of how bad sitting in a hot car could be. Well at least our foods had less additives. I really would not mind having a REAL Pepsi right now.

We used to ride our bicycles through the huge white cloud of DDT from the mosquito trucks too. And I swam in the Little Calumet River, and the Saint Mary’s River in Fort Wayne. Talk about pollution! Seriously though, if you don't want your kids ending up like Roger Dodger, don't leave them in a hot car.

Here is your Scanner Reports, FRYday:

  • Domestic between 2 females, one was outside throwing rocks at the window, 1000 Block of East Haley.
  • Premises check behind 100 East Carrillo.
  • Subject laying down at the bus stop, Broadway at McCoy.
  • Transient locked in the bathroom refusing to leave, USA Gas, 600 Block of West Carrillo.
  • A guy in military school summer camp used to say, "It's time to Rise and Shine!!!" If you were not up when he came around a second time, you got a bath.
  • Medics for a minor accident, Highway 101 southbound at D.P. Canyon vehicle over the side.
  • Subject hanging out near the old Trader Joes on Milpas, has a warrant sighted by a passing officer.
  • Audible alarms reporting party requesting police 30 Los Patos Way.
  • Subjects disturbing at McDonalds. One was a woman, they just said she was disturbing. Then there was a guy ordering food and pulling a pair of scissors in and out of his pocket.
  • SBPD on foot patrol at the Coast Village Farmer’s Market.
  • Assault, male vs female 411 Anacapa  male hit female.
  • Check the welfare of a woman standing in traffic, Hollister at Pine.
  • Medical call for a subject down in the roadway, Calle Real at San Antonio Road.
  • Suicide attempt, male in a bathtub full of water with a knife, 300 Block of West Carrillo.
  • Burglary to a construction site, 6600 Block of Pasado.
  • Fight, Highway 101 at Hot Springs, two subjects, I think, at least one went to jail.
  • Van One and Two cruising around for pickups to County Jail like in the old days. We had the Paddy Wagon Van One en route to the Bird Refuge.
  • Assault, fire department, medics, SBPD responding, New House 2, 227 West Haley.
  • Car thief cruising around North La Cumbre in vehicle he ripped off, grey Nissan Quest. Some guy named Daniel. At least they know who's going to jail when they catch him.
  • Domestic at the dead end of Alondra, male and a female associated with a green jeep. Female throwing things.
  • Female sitting in a creek bed pulling her hair out, Alamar at State Street, possibly under the influence. Medics responded.
  • Subject looking in cars at Goleta Beach, later on, he took food off a picnic table at Goleta Beach.
  • Subject fled from Cottage, was going to be placed on a 5150 hold, Montecito resident.
  • Subject refusing to leave residence in the 700 block of East Haley.
  • SBPD briefing in the police station.
  • Thief ripped off two cell phones from Killer Bees, caught by employees outside of CVS Pharmacy 1109 State Street.
  • Shoplifter, Saks and Marshalls, carrying around a Ralph’s bag. Might also be the subject caught by the Killer Bee employees outside CVS.
  • Highway 101 southbound at Vista Point, vehicle accident, the driver was manic, bipolar, and DUI, throwing bottles and cans out of his vehicle, ranting on social media, off the meds he is supposed to be on. I heard something about this and found the rest on the CHP website.
  • Dine and Dash, 400 block of State Street.
  • SBPD in the area of Milpas southbound on-ramp, looking for a suicidal female.
  • Two vehicle accident, Victoria and Santa Barbara Streets, minor injury, one driver possibly drunk.
  • Subject refusing to leave the Java Station in the 4400 Block of Hollister.
  • 500 Anacapa, drunk down.

Scanner Reports, Saturday:

  • Medical emergency unknown type 300 block of South Voluntario.
  • Camper on a patio in the 800 block of East Montecito.
  • Suspicious subject hid a bike in bushes, rode away on another one, behind 7-11, 1936 State Street.
  • Check the welfare of a subject standing on the tracks half naked, 500 block of Ninos, was heading eastbound. SBPD responded, stopped subject, spoke with him, all was well.
  • A couple hours later, a subject was hit and killed by an Amtrak train further down the tracks in the 1200 block of Channel Drive. Unknown if it was the same subject.
  • First block of East Pedregosa, possible squatters in residence.
  • Juvenile trying to get adults to buy him booze, 314 North Milpas.
  • Orange and white motorcycle stolen from the 100 block of North Hope.
  • 5150 male who evaded the police after escaping a 5150 hold on Friday at Cottage attempted to hit two people with his Grey Tesla, in the 200 block of Hot Springs. Possible DUI and bipolar.
  • Vegetation fire, Vandenberg.
  • Rollover traffic accident Battles at Miller, 2 injuries.
  • SBPD BOLO on the reckless grey Tesla from Montecito.
  • Assault, 5100 block of Carpinteria Ave, occurred at East Beach in Santa Barbara.
  • Bicyclist down, possible head injury, 100 block of Sandy Cove.
  • Check the welfare of a man down at the bus stop, State and Broadmar Plaza.
  • Skateboarders going down Gibraltar, one almost crashed into reporting party.
  • Beige van, Toyota, high rate of speed, Highway 154 at Armour Ranch eastbound.
  • Fall victim from a horse, 200 block of Ortega Ridge, victim unconscious.
  • Hot dog in a vehicle at Goleta Beach.
  • Train vs pedestrian, 1200 block of Channel Drive.
  • On Sunday I was walking over to Tri County Produce and a train was coming. The last thing I'd ever want is to get nailed by one of those. That sucker was flying down the tracks! STAY THE HELL OFF THE TRACKS!
  • Transient throwing trash and threatening reporting party, 200 block of East Canon Perdido.
  • Check the welfare of a drunk down, Anacapa side of the Faulding Hotel.
  • Non injury hit and run, southbound from Los Olivos in Santa Barbara. Older burgundy Chevy Suburban.
  • Harbor Patrol stops subject, runs them for wants and warrants, subject had a few warrants and will be boarding the next jail bus south for a vacation sometime next week.
  • Subjects fighting at Dwight Murphy.
  • Dumpster divers stealing garbage out of the United Family Thrift Store dumpster in the 5100 block of Hollister.
  • Ex-customer at a massage business in the 3200 block of State Street threatened to kill all of the employees, then took off, driving away in a black Jag.
  • Four very intoxicated females, including the driver, left Amtrak at 209 State Street, last seen heading toward Montecito Street.
  • Stabbing, 1400 block of East Lemon, I think in Lompoc.
  • Non injury hit and run investigation, 700 block of East Victoria.

Scanner Reports, Sunday:

  • Traffic hazard in the roundabout, 40 South Milpas, vehicle not running.
  • Three vehicle accident, non-injury, 7200 block of Hollister.
  • 7200 block of Cliff Drive, one roommate throwing the other roommate’s stuff away.
  • Medical call at K-Mart for seizures.
  • Some sort of road rage near Padaro southbound, 101. Braking, kicking, and throwing water on her. Sounds like the aggressor was on a motorcycle.
  • Suspicious vehicle parked behind a business in the 1100 block of Coast Village Road.
  • Medical, unknown type, woman with her head down on the steering wheel, 101 southbound at Sheffield.
  • 40 year old female panhandling with a child outside of the Montecito Inn. Reporting party wants child’s welfare checked.
  • SBSO requested at the Bridge House on Swinney Road along with CARES for a 5150.
  • Shot heard on Cathedral Oaks, north of Kellogg.
  • Subject down in the bushes with his legs sticking out in traffic at the entrance to K-Mart in the 6800 block of Hollister.
  • Medical call, unconscious subject, 600 block of Del Monte.
  • Fight brewing, 1300 Block of Dahlia Court.
  • Premises check Kids World.
  • Non-injury accident, Highway 101 northbound at Sheffield.
  • Check the welfare of a young man dressed only in underwear, howling like a wolf outside a Wells Fargo at Hollister and Fairview.
  • Drunk driver, 101 southbound at Reynolds, 2-door Ford with Nevada plates, vehicle swerving, unable to maintain lanes. White male driver in his 50's.
  • Subject disturbing at Alpha Thrift Store in the 5900 block of Hollister.

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

 

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Roger Aug 21, 2017 03:21 PM
Scanner Reports 8-21-17

I think my mom did it hoping for a large insurance pay out but it back fired on her not only did I live through it it fried my brain and I drove her nuts and continue to do so years later...

Flicka Aug 21, 2017 08:09 AM
Scanner Reports 8-21-17

Roger, I can't imagine being locked in a hot car (while Mom shopped in air conditioned stores). Nor can I understand why babies and toddlers are left alone in cars in sweltering weather. Fifty years ago when my kids were little it was illegal to leave children under 6 alone in a car, I imagine it still is.

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