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.
The night the lights went out 10:16 p.m. June 23, calls to Atascadero Police Department
Hundreds of people called police to report a power outage.
Ghosts calling 2:19 a.m. June 24, call to Atascadero Police Department
Police dispatchers received a 911 call from a disconnected phone line that had no address attached to it. The same number had called earlier that night, and three times the night before.
Call waiting 8:17 a.m. June 25, 9301 Bocina Lane
A woman said her sisters phone had been busy since Friday. Officers contacted the sister, who was OK.
Too good to be abandoned 3:57 p.m. June 25, 11275 Viejo Camino
Someone found a nice bike in the bushes.
Nature of the job 4:09 a.m. June 27, Via Ranchitos
The driver of a car with a loud exhaust appeared to be casing homes in the area. It was determined to be a newspaper delivery person.
Turf war 5:47 p.m. June 28, 7900 block of Santa Ynez Avenue
A resident said his neighbor, with whom he shares part of a driveway, was building a blockade to keep him from accessing the part of the driveway leading to his home even though he had documentation showing he could legally use the driveway. Officers contacted the neighbor, who agreed to stop building the blockade. The pair were to contact the city.
Garter in the garden 9:48 p.m. June 29, 4700 block of Alamo Avenue
A resident found a black-and-white snake, approximately 2 feet in length, in her yard.