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Sleeping in a portable toilet and other police calls from SLO and Paso

ldoust@thetribunenews.comJune 16, 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.

Snooze it or lose it 7:12 a.m. June 3, 100 block of Myrtlewood Drive in Paso Robles

A loud rooster cock-a-doodle-doos every morning at 4:30, a resident said. It was unknown exactly where the rooster noise was coming from.

Crappy conditions 7:34 a.m. June 3, 1100 Spring St. in Paso Robles in Paso Robles

A transient was sleeping in a portable toilet at City Park, said a man who needed him to leave so he could clean it.

Bamboozled 12:13 p.m. June 3, 1900 block of Cottonwood Drive in Paso Robles

A resident received a call from someone claiming to be from PG&E telling them their service would be cut unless they paid for a special card that would pay the bill immediately. The resident paid $100.

Beware of curves 1:10 p.m. June 3, Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles

A large snake in the road was making drivers swerve. An officer found a dead snake and contacted city workers to see whether they would be able to remove it.

Alpha dog 7:24 p.m. June 3, 1860 Creston Road in Paso Robles

A Boston terrier at Sherwood Park was being aggressive by chasing baseball players and biting them. The dog was coaxed into the tennis area and locked in. The dog had a pink collar, leash and tags, but it was too aggressive for anyone to attempt to read them. The dog was placed in the city’s kennel, and Animal Services was called.

Misplaced blame 9:16 a.m. June 4, Brushed Salon in Paso Robles

A dog lunged out of a vehicle and bit an elderly male while he was walking by the car through the parking lot. The dog left a minor abrasion above the elbow. The dog’s owner said the man was at fault for parking near her vehicle. She moved the vehicle.

Next time, just make way 10:40 a.m. June 4, 191 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

Someone found eight ducklings near the road and picked them up and put them in a box. The mother duck was flying around in the area.

Indecent behavior? 3:23 p.m. June 4, 1100 Spring St. in Paso Robles

A caller said a male and female lying on the grass in City Park appeared to be having intercourse.

Honest exerciser 10:55 a.m. June 5, 1500 block of Trinity Court in Paso Robles

A resident found six $1 bills on the ground while on a morning walk.

Prostitution paranoia 6:14 p.m. June 12, 1316 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

Someone said there was possible prostitution happening out of a camper truck. Officers determined the claim was unfounded.

Not joyful noise 10:27 p.m. June 12, 1341 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo

Several people were playing Frisbee in Emerson Park and were yelling and screaming.

Child’s play 11:02 p.m. June 12, 11050 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo

It sounded as though high school students were playing tag and chasing each other at the middle school.

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