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Odd calls from Paso Robles police

ldoust@thetribunenews.comOctober 4, 2012 

The Tribune provides coverage of serious crimes every day on its news pages. Here is alook at some of the other unusual calls as found in police logs from Paso Robles.

Crying in the night 11:46 p.m. Sept. 16, 1500 block of Pine Street

A resident said a neighbor’s baby had been crying inside an apartment for the past few hours. Officers checked on the residence, and the mom said the boy was fine and sleeping.

Mad as hell 10:41 p.m. Sept. 17, Albertsons

A man dressed in black had a shopping cart with a flag on it and was running the cart into the “free” newspaper racks, throwing newspapers around and yelling. He then took all the newspapers and walked toward Taco Bell.

Fraudsters 12:16 p.m. Sept. 17, Paso Robles Police Department

A resident wrote a check to a grandchild, but thought the check may have been taken from a mailbox as someone changed the amount from $20 to $300 and cashed it.

Juvenile offenders 4:40 p.m. Sept. 17, 822 13th St.

Three kids between the ages of 8 and 10 stole the tip jar from Two Little Birds Bakery. There was approximately $10 in the jar. They took off on scooters.

Llama drama 12:23 p.m. Sept. 18, 2800 block of Vine Street

A llama was loose. It was still on private property, but Animal Services said it would help if the llama went onto the street.

Called your bluff 4:51 p.m. Sept. 22, 400 block of 20th Street

A citizen said he received two phone calls that day. The first was from someone who claimed to be with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and said he had a warrant, and if he didn’t pay within 30 minutes, he would be arrested. The citizen said he called the DEA and FBI. The second call came from someone claiming to be with the FBI. When the citizen said he had already called the FBI, the caller cursed at him and hung up the phone.

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