What’s Your Emergency?

Camping at the high school and other Atascadero emergencies

ldoust@thetribunenews.comJune 20, 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 alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero.

Use your inside voice 5:55 a.m. June 9, 6400 block of Santa Lucia Road

A woman said her neighbor was talking loudly.

Cooling off 3:44 p.m. June 9, 6505 El Camino Real

Someone was swimming in the fountain at Sunken Gardens.

Messing with tradition 9:38 p.m. June 9, 1 High School Hill

A citizen reported several vehicles were in the high school parking lot, and said that that night was the typical night for senior pranks. The citizen was concerned the school would be damaged. An officer on patrol was given the heads-up.

Camping on campus 10:15 p.m. June 9, 1 High School Hill

An officer contacted three kids at the high school. They said they had permission to camp there that night. A message was left for the principal.

Sleazy solicitor 4:49 p.m. June 12, 8200 El Camino Real

A man wearing a pink shirt and tan shorts was approaching women in the Albertsons parking lot and offering massages. One man said the offender grabbed his wife’s arm.

Detecting a thief 5:37 a.m. June 13, call to Atascadero Police Department

A citizen said his daughter saw a classmate with a metal detector stolen from Great America.

Noisy neighbor 1:38 a.m. June 14, 5700 block of Santa Cruz Road

A man was heard hammering on his mobile home in the middle of the night.

Same thing, every morning 4:45 a.m. June 14, 9200 block of Via Cielo

A resident said a man wearing a gray sweatshirt with the hood up was driving around the neighborhood in a small vehicle with a headlight out. The resident had called and reported the same man two weeks earlier. It was determined to be a newspaper delivery driver.

Timber! 10:05 p.m. June 14, 7000 block of Valle Avenue

A resident heard a large crash and then a man screaming for help. It was determined that a large tree had fallen on a residence, causing minor damage.

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