What’s Your Emergency?

Mosquito zappers sending out ultrasonic rays and other emergencies from Paso Robles and SLO

ldoust@thetribunenews.comMay 19, 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 Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Bad manners 11:32 a.m. May 6, 2305 Theatre Drive in Paso Robles

A man came to the police department to speak to an officer about a fight that occurred at Target a few days earlier. The man was upset because his ex had not apologized for kicking him.

Unwanted swine 2:19 p.m. May 7, 1500 block of Union Road in Paso Robles

A black pig was found in a backyard. The homeowner said it didn’t appear aggressive. Officers called Animal Services, which would not assist because the animal was part boar. Fish and Game was called, but would not assist because the animal was domesticated. The pig eventually ended up in an Animal Services vehicle.

Pill problem 8:21 p.m. May 7, 100 block of Riverbank Lane in Paso Robles

A man said he left his pills in the house, and went to the garage for 30 minutes. He said the pills, which had been hidden in his bedroom, then went missing. He wanted a report filed so he could get a refill for the 60 Xanax and an unknown amount of Soma pills. Nothing else had been touched or was missing, and no one was in the house but the man and his wife, who was reluctant to get involved. Officers said no theft appeared to have occurred.

Wrong way 12:37 p.m. May 8, Charolais Road in Paso Robles

A man was driving backward on the road. A passerby said the older man appeared confused.

Primitive tool 8:04 p.m. May 8, Quarterhorse Lane in Paso Robles

A man was sitting on the sidewalk, hitting his bicycle with a rock. Officers talked with the man, who said he was repairing his bike.

Tin foil time 11:43 p.m. May 9, Templeton

A man said his neighbor has a mosquito zapper and the ultrasonic rays are frying his brain. The Sheriff’s Office and CHP had been notified of the report, and were passing on the information in case the man came to the Paso Robles Police Department.

Fired 11:07 a.m. May 15, 871 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo

Someone discharged a fire extinguisher in the elevator of the parking garage.

Work break 4:16 p.m. May 15, 860 Pacific St. in San Luis Obispo

A man was sleeping in the stall of a men’s room at a business.

Unwelcome guest 6:38 p.m. May 15, 1400 block of Oceanaire Drive in San Luis Obispo

A drunken man walked into someone’s house. He was described as lost and disoriented.

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