What happened on Manitou Rd Saturday?

By an edhat reader

There were eight cop cars on Manitou Rd and nothing to be found on any news site.

Do you know what happened? From a Concerned resistant.


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  1. SBDUDE. If we knew how much crime was actually happening, we’d be up in arms. The fact that burglaries, property crimes, etc are reported nearly daily on my local Nextdoor site yet the victims are told to just go fill out a website tells you where the SBPD priorities are.
    Compare this community crime map of SB compared to Ventura. SB has 3 crimes listed while Ventura has dozens. The SB map used to show all local events but now that is hidden from us.

  2. Me too, MINIBEAST. I appreciate the new scanner folks, but the coverage just isn’t there and I especially miss the weekly roundup with all crimes/general locations listed. Why is the PD not doing this? The only time they release a roundup, it’s of crimes where they want to pat themselves on the back about their response. It’s never about actually letting the community know about what exactly is going on in town.

  3. But are ALL of those reported? Of those reported, do they automatically warrant a news article? I’m really just curious. Does the PD send local news sites a list of crimes or something? I used to read the Police Blotter way back when, but do they still do that? Basically, what crimes are given local news attention? Should someone report every single arrest or police report taken?

  4. Major crimes are not being hidden. Not everything is newsworthy. Domestic issues that happen within the home, while awful and concerning, do not need to be aired on a public forum. Major investigations will usually warrant a press release with minor details but sometimes they don’t if it’s an active investigation that can compromise the case. The majority of issues here are lower level crimes: thefts, DUIs, domestic disturbances, etc. These don’t warrant press releases or police blotters just because you’re curious. And I believe the roundups that Police used to do are no more because some of those charges were lessened or dismissed altogether but those people’s names are now on public forums forever unless they contact the news agency and ask for it to be removed. Personally, I appreciate the scanner reporters being selective to fires, major law enforcement activity, and car crashes. It’s to the point, doesn’t clog the feed, and doesn’t come with the badgering harassment of the former guy.

  5. 6636 – Why not report “lower level crimes?” The PD should release reports that won’t compromise an investigation and let news reporters determine what is “newsworthy.” I don’t believe there is a requirement for police/reporters to identify people by name in their articles. While being identified is embarrassing everyone is presumed innocent, right? What’s a news publication for if not to inform residents what is happening in our city? Inquiring minds want to know. As to the “roundups.” If they have been reduced I doubt it has to due with a lessor charge or dismissal as the disposition of a case(s). No doubt they would go back to the PD, discuss over coffee and doughnuts what they need to do better, then hit the streets and continue their “roundups.”

  6. Achoo- The “once in a while” slowly turned into a daily habit. Seemed like ed tried to delete his antagonisms but it only sent him spiraling into a tirade. He did a good thing for the community, but at what cost? Different life experiences can often be synonymous with unstable people. For those who appreciated him, there were many who did not. But he’s retired now, so no need to keep kicking this can down the road.

    • 292622 – I disagree when you suggest “Concerned” call police to learn what happened on Manitou. More likely than not the person receiving their non-emergency call won’t know what happened unless it’s a major issue. They might be shuffled from one person to another that finally might say, again, they don’t know what happened or they can’t disclose the information. Much easier to ask on this site where they’re more likely to get an answer of one type or another.

  7. Agreed. But along with increased coverage of crime I would also like to see more oversight of what the PD is doing with their funding. We do pay for them, after all, so when I see cops having a team dinner at CFA, 5 cruisers in the lot I really wonder what the thinking is. Or when they are cruising down Cabrillo, clearly going the scenic route and not policing (evident by them not doing any actual enforcement on Cabrillo?) when was the last time there was major crime by the beach? Major eye roll.
    These guys are chalk full of arrogance and I think many have forgotten these are the same people who overwhelmingly refused to do the right thing and get vaccinated when we were in the throes of the pandemic. What, you want to be a public servant, but didn’t think you’d have to actually serve the public?
    Come on guys. This has gone on long enough and we need to get serious about police oversight. I think the old police chief said it “wouldn’t be effective” which just sounds like bullshit to protect his cronies from being looked at to me.
    If you’re the victim of a crime wouldn’t you like to know that the police organize a quick and effective response? I know that in a past incident when a person was trespassing on my property with a possible weapon they didn’t get somebody there for ten minutes. By that time I was long clear of the house but that wait was not a good feeling and o remember not being able to find any info on ANY other incident that day.
    If the PD wants to post some details and make public some incidents, they should be doing it for all incidents.
    Oh and guys? The police are not your friends and a friendly cop is just the devil in disguise.

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