What’s Your Emergency?

Bondsmen breaking down doors and other emergencies from Paso Robles and SLO

ldoust@thetribunenews.comJuly 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.

Cut your losses

12:22 p.m. June 28, 152 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

A woman got her hair cut at Supercuts and did not pay. The stylist gave the customer until the end of the day, but she did not return. An officer contacted the woman, who said she would make payment arrangements.

Bypassing traffic

6:36 p.m. June 29, 189 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

Someone drove all the way down Spring Street in the middle turn lane.

Bogus bounty hunting

8:39 a.m. July 2, 1200 block of Alamo Creek Drive in Paso Robles

A man said a bondsman arrested his brother last night illegally. The bondsman broke down the door. The man said he verified with an Idaho agency that his brother’s warrant was a misdemeanor and not extraditable.

Flags down

11:44 a.m. July 2, 1344 Oak St. in Paso Robles

The American and California flags were stolen from a pole in front of the Arciero office building.

Kiddie humor

7:23 p.m. July 2, somewhere in Paso Robles

Emergency dispatchers received six prank calls from a number since 2:53 p.m. Dispatchers were not able to call back, as it was from a 911-only dial phone. At least two very young children could be heard talking and laughing before hanging up. An older child could be heard coaching the younger one on what to say. On one call the child said there’s a fire in Paso, then laughed and hung up.

Bad dad

1:04 p.m. July 3, 2201 Theater Drive in Paso Robles

A man was at Carl’s Jr. with his children when he ran out to his vehicle and left the area. His children were still at the play area. The father eventually returned and was yelling at the children from his vehicle.

I can see it from here

2:43 a.m. July 5, 3440 Spring St. in Paso Robles

A resident said someone took a barbecue from in front of his room sometime in the past couple of hours. He said he could see the barbecue in the backyard of a neighboring apartment. Officers retrieved the item.

Lost in transit

1:45 p.m. July 10, 1800 block of Broad Street in San Luis Obispo

A male transient was walking in circles in a front yard.

Looking like a fool

6:32 p.m. July 10, Broad and Orcutt streets in San Luis Obispo

Two men were going into the Crossroads Center parking lot, and one of the men’s pants fell down.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service