Each day, dispatchers from the seven police departments in San Luis Obispo County take dozens of calls from residents seeking help for issues ranging from minor disputes to serious crimes. The Tribune provides coverage of serious crimes every day on its news pages. Here is a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero.
You silly kittens 9 a.m. Nov. 4, Lewis Avenue Bridge
Kittens were seen near the roadway. They were determined to not be at risk.
Customer unsatisfaction 5:20 p.m. Nov. 4, 6917 El Camino Real
A woman said she was kicked out of the movie theater for calling staff a profane word. She wanted a refund for her ticket price and the staff refused.
Troll finally got their brother 8:59 a.m. Nov. 5, 8500 Corriente Road
Two goats were lying in a curve in the road.
Government operative 5:27 p.m. Nov. 5, 8900 block of Cason Court
A resident said someone at her door said he was with the U.S. Department of Commerce, but was refusing to speak with her. The man had a badge and a white SUV. Officers determined the man was collecting census information.
Chimneys working 9:32 a.m. Nov. 6, 8600 block of Amapoa Avenue
A resident said there was smoke coming from the roof of a house two houses down. It was found to be a fire in a fireplace.
Faith no more 2:50 p.m. Nov. 6, call to Atascadero Police Department
A resident said someone took his rent money out of his wallet. Taken were $300 and a Bible.
What happened to hello? 9:45 p.m. Nov. 6, 2700 block of Ramona Road
A resident said a woman came in the front door, walked up to the resident, grabbed the resident by the hair and began swinging the resident around and kicking the resident in the stomach. Officers counseled all involved.
Time to find a bar 11:07 p.m. Nov. 9, 8360 El Camino Real
A transient reportedly stole beer from Food 4 Less and drank it in the restroom. It was determined he had actually purchased the alcohol.