What’s Your Emergency?

A rattlesnake that wasn't and other Atascadero emergencies

ldoust@thetribunenews.comMay 8, 2013 

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.

Cleaning fairy 4:09 p.m. April 30, call to Atascadero Police Department

A resident said someone stole dirty clothes out of their apartment.

Rock slinger 9:44 a.m. May 1, 8900 block of Ortega Road

A resident said a man he didn’t know threw rocks that hit him. The assailant was described as a man in his 60s on a bike.

Snake mistake 3:57 p.m. May 1, 5500 block of Hermosilla Avenue

A resident reported a rattlesnake in her backyard. It was determined to not be a rattlesnake.

Heavy haul 2:12 p.m. Thursday, 7200 block of Tecorida Avenue

A resident reported the theft of money from a jar. There was $700 in change in the 5-gallon jar.

Nothing to wear 10:13 p.m. Thursday, 5595 El Camino Real

A woman said she left her laundry at Fluff and Fold at 9 p.m., and when she returned to get it 30 minutes later, the business was closed. She said it was supposed to be open until 10 p.m. The woman was told to return the next day.

Legal weed 5:21 p.m. Friday, 5700 block of Valentina Avenue

An officer was at a location checking on a marijuana grow in the front yard. It was determined the growers were in compliance with prescription requirements.

Unwelcome visitor 4:42 p.m. Friday, 10000 block of Las Casitas

A woman said there was a possum under her sofa.

Litterbug 6:17 p.m. Friday, 6930 Morro Road

The driver of a silver Kia threw a handful of trash out the window, a person behind the car said.

Welcome to the Internet 1:36 p.m. Saturday, 5505 El Camino Real

A citizen reported seeing something disturbing on Facebook. It was determined no crime had occurred.

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