What’s Your Emergency?

Possum in a car and other emergencies from Paso Robles and SLO

ldoust@thetribunenews.comJuly 22, 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 Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Not awesome 12:16 p.m. July 8, 2340 Spring St. in Paso Robles

Someone said there was a possum in the engine compartment of their vehicle.

Unwelcome houseguest 3:11 p.m. July 9, 400 block of Oak Hill Road in Paso Robles

An elderly resident was in front of a home yelling that there was a snake inside the house. The person calling police did not approach the screaming woman. Firefighters received a medical pendant activation from a neighboring apartment and said they’d handle the snake.

Poor baby 8:46 p.m. July 9, 100 block of Riverbank Lane in Paso Robles

A child could be heard screaming all the time from a home in the neighborhood, a resident said. Officers found the home, and discovered a 2-year-old crying due to being sick.

Trash trespassers 1:32 p.m. July 10, 1700 block of Ponderosa Lane in Paso Robles

Police received an illegal dumping complaint from a business. They wanted the suspects to remove the garbage from the dumpster. Officers found the suspect, who indeed removed the items.

Lost and found 8:09 p.m. July 10, 3510 Spring St. in Paso Robles

A woman said she had previously reported her son’s iPod as stolen, and another child was seen asking other kids how to unlock it. The iPod was returned to its owner.

Locked up tight 10:29 p.m. July 10, 120 S. Vine St. in Paso Robles

A woman said she gave an employee at a hotel her safe deposit box containing medicine and miscellaneous items, and she wants the box back to take her nightly dose of medicine, but they would not give it to her. The front desk said the woman asked them to put the medicine in the safe knowing she would not be able to access it until the morning. The night employees did not have access to the safe.

I’ll take this 1:12 a.m. July 18, 1900 block of Garfield Street in San Luis Obispo

A resident said someone who was at their house took the keys off the counter and took their vehicle.

Strum along 2:51 a.m. July 18, 839 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo

A man was sitting on a bench in front of a clothing store and playing guitar.

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