Scanner Reports 9-29-17

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Whenever I end a report I always say a bunch of names then these folks willing, we will see you next time. These are people who were great friends in my life who have passed on. I truly believe someday I will see them again.  I hope so, as we all hope someday we will see our loved ones again. Every time I write down their names, a memory comes up, how I remember them at their best. I miss them all very much. Belinda was my best friend and the love of my life, my partner. I trusted her more than anyone I have ever known and I think of her most of the time. Angel Baby was one of my kitties. She used to live near the bridge at Quarantina and Highway 101. I took tuna to her a couple times and she followed me home. She was with me 10 years, ‘til someone who disliked me had my Angel Baby killed. It's a horrible heart-wrenching experience when someone not brave enough to confront you goes after an innocent loved one. But their time will come and I hope I'm there to help it pass.

Angel Baby, though a cat, was like my mother, only more motherly. Pooh Bear was a white cat who was given to me by a homeless woman wanted by the law. He spent most of his time in our yard anyway. He was Angel Baby’s partner. He ran on the freeway, got rolled up by a car, shattering a leg and losing it. He still ran like the wind and lived as a whole 3-legged kitty for 16 years. Clancy was my first kitty, a stray from a field on the Upper East Side. He was only with me for 4 years and passed of feline leukemia. I did not love him any less than the others. Poncho was a sober biker I spent a lot of time with at the Alano Club. Jerry is Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. C.J. was an ex-girlfriend who saved my life after I ODed back in 2003. We also lived together several years; I always thought she was too good for me.

Jonathan was a Sober Brother I took in after he got stabbed on the East Side in the 80's. I worked nights and he crashed in my pad nights, cooked me meals in return. He was one of my best friends who died tragically in the Marina Santa Barbara back in the 90's. Brad was my best buddy for many years. We sobered up together in Newhouse; me in 1980, he in 81. I went out and got drunk several times and he started hanging with others. I used to love to embarrass him when we went out for coffee. I'd act like we were a couple and he was my boyfriend and he'd really get embarrassed.

Billy was a great friend and a hairstylist at Heads Above the Rest at State and Mission. He passed on in October of 2003. ELMO started Newhouse in 1955. I had the pleasure of meeting him and staying in NH 2 when he lived there in his later years. He caught me breaking into the pay phone. He told me he was going to tell on me the manager who could not figure out where the pile of quarters came from sitting on his desk the next morning. ELMO was senile and forgot. Walter was my landlord here on Milpas Street. People are shocked when they find out how long I have lived here. Fred, a Sober Brother from the early years at NH 2 and a WW2 Hero.  Carl was Carl Gains, a professional weightlifter, Mr. Universe in the 60's and 70's, a great friend and a Sober Brother. Stan was my AA sponsor, the only one that pushed me over the edge. Kent was Stan's best friend and a great friend to me also. Patrick recently passed on. He had been homeless for a time, then sobered up with several others, got some time under his belt had a great sober life. One night went to bed never woke up.

Christy was a homeless gal in the ‘hood who always treated me very nice and always said hello.  Rambo was a homeless guy who I hired once in a while, as he was very honest and a good-hearted soul. He got the nickname Rambo one night after getting drunk and doing some damage. Sherry was his girlfriend. Magruder could be a real pain in the ars, but he was a lot of fun to drink with. I'll never forget the time we were drunk and were gonna fight. He jumped up, got the spins, ran into a door and got knocked out. When he came to, he thought I had punched him out and begged me not to hit him again. Don was one of his sidekicks I did not know very long before he became ill and passed away. Edwin was on the streets a long time collecting bottles and cans for his alcohol and cigarettes. He never panhandled until the end when he started losing his mind. Before he became homeless, his wife had been murdered, breaking his heart. He gave up living under a roof and working. He became homeless in the early 80's.  Cory was an Irishman, accent and all, a gentleman, a very nice good-looking helpful man who loved the women. Diana was a friend from Lompoc, a fellow scanner listener and reporter. Marty was Shakey's brother and a tow truck driver, when he lived here last. Cop John, a police officer and Sober Brother I hung out with a lot. He died of bone cancer and he worked on the day he died, so the story goes. Isabelle and Jerry were my neighbors when I first moved here. They’re still my neighbors, though planted in Santa Barbara Cemetery up the road a piece.

I left home in 1980 and my family did not want me to go back ever. Well my mother did not want me to come home. So I made my own life and family. All these people I mention here were closer to me than my family. If you don't have a family, you have to make up your own or hook up with other folks whose family don't want them. That is what I did. There are others; these are just a few of my brothers and sisters from other mothers. Chris was my nephew. I never met him because I never went home. I wanted to visit them once and my mom said no, so I never met them. Now they are adults, except for Chris. He hung himself last year. I will never meet him in this life, perhaps the next, wherever that might be.

Here is your Scanner Reports, Wednesday:

  • Medical call at the Californian, 2225 DLV, patient bleeding from the mouth.
  • Medical call on Casitas Pass Road, ill subject.
  • Vehicle accident, Highway 101 at Main in Santa Maria, northbound.
  • Suspicious subject in the driveway, First block of East Mission, HMA possibly under the influence of something, acting weird.
  • Check the welfare of an older female in blue PJ bottoms, hitchhiking in the 7600 block of Hollister.
  • Suspicious subject in a grey van taking pictures of kids in the 5700 block of Hollister, WMA wearing glasses, in his late 40's early 50's.
  • Vandalism investigation in the 200 block of Castillo Street.
  • Medical call for someone coming off the cruise ship in the Harbor, 132 Harbor Way, hip injury.
  • Check the Welfare of a child possibly left home alone in the apartments above Lily's Taco's, 35 Parker Way.
  • Rape reported, Santa Barbara City, location not reported to protect the victim.
  • Traffic accident, 400 block of West Mountain Drive.
  • Check the welfare of a subject in the lumber yard at Linden and 9th, heavyset white male, possibly under the influence of drugs.
  • Police activity in the 400 block of East Arrellaga, unknown why but several units were on scene and I'm nosy so I posted.
  • Minor injury accident, 31 West Gutierrez, tourist in a vehicle vs a pedestrian.
  • Rite Aid 35 South Milpas unknown type of disturbance.
  • Family domestic, 1900 block of Robbins.
  • Non injury hit and run, 1300 block of East Gutierrez.
  • Female transient following employees of a business in the 100 block of West Canon Perdido.
  • Medical call, overdose, 5400 block of Richland Drive.
  • Subjects drunk and otherwise disturbing in the ER at Cottage Hospital.

Scanner Reports, Thursday:

  • Report of a flatbed truck tire on fire, Highway 101 southbound, north of Refugio.
  • Fall victim medical call, 3700 block of Modoc.
  • Bicyclist vs bicyclist, two injuries, 6500 block of Pardall.
  • Did not hear the whole call just heard this...A SBPD police officer said he was with arson investigators at Cottage Hospital. Did not hear anything about a fire, not sure what is going on there, but I'm nosy, so I posted it.
  • Keep the Peace, domestic while the male was trying to check out of the motel the female pulled up in a truck filled with his things.
  • Suspicious circumstances, subject hanging out in the 600 block of East Cabrillo, saw his bicycle go by and thinks while he was away someone broke into his home in the 200 block of North Salinas.
  • Violent subject who was at his mother’s home on Wednesday breaking things says he is on his way home. I believe he was intercepted on a 5150 hold somewhere in Goleta.
  • Kept hearing Lojak hits on stolen vehicles. One was located in the East Beach parking lot by SB County Copter One. They notified SBPD, vehicle left the lot but was pulled over near the Coast Village roundabout. Suspect arrested in a 2010 Mazda hatchback registered in the 1200 block of Chino.
  • I heard a vehicle was stolen from the 400 block of Rancheria also but missed the description.
  • Premises check Ortega Park.
  • Check the welfare of a woman living in the Downtown area on the West Side acting strange, possibly off her medication.
  • When I was a kid my mom put me in several of those high class looney bins. There were a lot of other kids in them too. They did not seem to be mentally ill. I think their parents, like my mother, just wanted to dump them. I was force fed medication that I did not need. Now that I'm older with all the anxiety I have had in my life I don't mind the medication I take, not at all. I always call in to order more so I can get it right when I run out. I don't like running out of medication.
  • Fall victim medical call 3300 Block of Padaro Lane.
  • Work related injury, Home Improvement Center, subject fell from the roof.
  • Medical call 600 block of Garden Street.
  • Medical call 2300 block of DLV, seizures.
  • Fall victim in a residence in the 2900 block of State Street.
  • Check the welfare, reflection seen from Highway 246 northbound Highway 101. Reporting party thinks it is someone calling for help.
  • Aggressive subject at Starbucks in the 5400 block of Carpinteria Ave on the back patio, refusing to leave. Male in his 50's.
  • Jerk threw firecrackers at kids at the bus stop Walnut at Hollister. Last seen eastbound on Hollister on a bicycle.

Well folks, watch your step. A lot of people falling down. The older you get, the worse the injuries. I'm trying to walk slower because I fall once in a while and it HURTS! Some folks fall down and they die. Be careful out there. Have a Great Weekend.  Belinda, Angel Baby, Pooh Bear, Clancy, Poncho, Jerry, Walter, Fred, Brad, Billy, Jonathan, C.J., Carl, Stan, Kent, ELMO, Patrick, Christy, Rambo, Sherry, Magruder, Don, Edwin, Cory, Diana, Jim, Marty, Cop John, Isabelle, Jerry, John Hancock,  Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, and Chris willing, we will see you on Monday. Later, Roger

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Roger Sep 30, 2017 09:34 AM
Scanner Reports 9-29-17

Magruder could be a pain but I loved him he was here the day he passed away him and Hopper both showed up his guts were hurting he asked for baking soda I did not have any 3 hours later he was gone. I could not believe it only 46 gone in a blink of an eye he is probably with his sister now...God bless him he was one of the good ones...

Flicka Sep 29, 2017 09:02 PM
Scanner Reports 9-29-17

Thank you, Roger, for introducing us to your selected family members. You have good memories of a nice group of people and cats. And, thanks for always mentioning Magruder; it warms my heart to see him included. I knew him as a sweet little boy, although he could sure be a rascal. In later years, he always gave me a big hug whenever I'd run into him on the street. Memories are nice and you have good group of friends and cats to remember.

TWOSCOOPS Sep 29, 2017 07:29 AM
Scanner Reports 9-29-17

You are a good man, Roger. Describing your friends, you gave me lots to think about.

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