What’s Your Emergency?

Man not looking at his laptop and other Atascadero emergencies

ldoust@thetribunenews.comMay 17, 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.

Missing mom 6:31 p.m. May 5, 4000 block of Dolores Avenue

A resident said her mother had been missing for 30 minutes. The mother was found in the home.

No brotherly love 6:55 p.m. May 5, call to Atascadero Police Department

A man said his brother wanted to evict him without notice.

Spooky sounds 11:33 p.m. May 5, 6901 El Camino Real

A citizen cleaning the construction office at the site of the old City Hall said it sounded like someone was rattling the gate. Officers determined it was just the weather rattling the gate.

Get to work! 1:38 p.m. May 6, 6850 Morro Road

A woman said there was a man sitting in front of the library with a laptop. The woman said she was concerned because he was not looking at the laptop. Officers talked with the man, who checked out OK.

Neighborhood beautification 4:11 p.m. May 8, 7000 block of Carmelita Avenue

An elderly woman wearing burgundy pajamas was seen walking around the neighborhood, pulling weeds. Officers checked the area, but were not able to find her.

Wedding’s off 5:54 a.m. May 10, 7400 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue

A man asked for an officer to stand by while he asked for an engagement ring to be returned. The ring was not returned, and the man was advised of his options.

Put it back 8:46 a.m. May 10, 8000 block of Amapoa Avenue

A resident said someone possibly got into the house the night before and moved things around. It was later determined to be a family member, and there was no crime.

Weed control 11:34 a.m. May 11, call to Atascadero Police Department

A woman wanted to speak to an officer about her adult daughter’s neighbor spraying and cutting weeds.

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