By Roger the Scanner Guy
Unresponsive subject with a needle in their arm in the Amtrak restroom at 209 State Street.
Fire Department, Medic's, SBPD Code 3....
Heard no more thus far.
What a terrific "entry-way" to Santa Barbara we have let the train station become.
Much like the terrific entry-way that is the 101 NB Garden Street offramp, the folks camping along the side there have made the area look lovely.
I think the public should know about what goes on in bathrooms that everyone uses I think this is part of the reason that there are not many bathrooms built for the homeless to use. People have been found overdosed and or dead in public restrooms here before.
Other vagrant camp entries to our city: Mission Creek bed itself, viewed from the Mission Street bridge and the 101 Calle Real entry near Five Points. Decades of failed city policy went from toleration of the relatively small Fig Tree encampments, to this full city vagrant camp take over of most available public space. Toleration and accommodation of lawless vagrants does not work. Which city council candidate will vow to protect us from continuing this rampant vagrant takeover of all available public space left? No city should be ever forced to tolerate this. Yet, that has been the current city council's position. Vote them out. A new path must be chartered.
Get ready, here come the "How do you know it is a homeless person?" inquiries. Seriously, you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out. We had the same thing here in Isla Vista with the port-a-pots that the park district brought in to appease the "houseless neighbors" in People's Park.
They turned those things into either a "shoot up booth" of a "backroom" for acts of human trafficking (read prostitution) to happen in. Best part is we paid for those through tax money.
So to all the defenders of the faith, instead of asking if it is a homeless person, ask the people here "Had enough yet?" I think you already know the answer, but it is never a bad thing to ask.
Person was in a transportation companies restroom in transient, so they were a transient.