What’s Your Emergency? Odd calls to Atascadero police

ldoust@thetribunenews.comNovember 25, 2012 

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 Paso Robles.

Doggone it 9:05 a.m. Nov. 11, 1100 block of Patricia Lane

A resident said a neighbor had recently been arrested, and a dog was left in the backyard. No one was seen coming or going from the house to care for the animal, and the dog had been crying and yelping. The resident wanted an officer to standby while he took the dog some food and water. However, no dog was found in the yard.

Suspiciously relaxed 3:14 p.m. Nov. 11, 400 South River Road

A man was approached by a woman who asked him to call police and said there was a man in the creek bed doing something suspicious, but didn’t tell him what it was. The man drove through the area and saw someone sitting in the creek bed. Officers checked on the subject, who was just resting. He was told to move on.

Let’s go streaking! 1:54 p.m. Nov. 12, 14th and Spring streets

Several people said there was a naked man running in the street. He then went back to a bus stop and put his clothes on. The man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Least competent criminal 10:57 a.m. Nov. 12, 2800 Riverside Ave.

A driver’s license, credit cards, drug-type pipe and used clothing were left in a dressing room at Tractor Supply. Employees said they had a description of a man who may have left in stolen clothes and boots from the store and left the other items behind. The man was eventually found and arrested.

Outrageous 3:55 p.m. Nov. 15, 177 Niblick Road

Teenagers were loitering and smoking in front of Outrage Salon.

UFOs 5:41 p.m. Nov. 15, 2030 Riverside Avenue

Four strange lights could be seen in the sky over Highway 101. It was determined the lights were probably promotional spotlights that were moving and reflecting off the fog.

Remains of the day 8:32 p.m. Nov. 15, Santa Bella

A citizen saw someone drop off a barrel on the south side of the street, and believed there were burned human bones inside of it. An officer checked it out and said there was a trash can full of ashes and trash, but the bones did not appear to be human.

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