What’s Your Emergency?

Empty box arrives from Amazon and other Atascadero emergencies

ldoust@thetribunenews.comJuly 31, 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.

Please put down the hammer 10:43 p.m. July 21, 7000 block of Morro Road

A citizen asked that someone nearby stop nailing on a fence.

Man in a van 2:14 p.m. July 22, 4500 block of Mananita Avenue

A resident said there was a man in a silver van sitting outside her house. It was determined to be a delivery driver.

Totally lost 2:28 p.m. July 22, call to Atascadero Police Department

A citizen asked to talk to an officer about an empty box he received from Amazon that was supposed to contain maps.

I got the blues 2:48 a.m. July 23, 9100 block of Palomar Avenue

Someone complained about a person playing saxophone on a balcony. The musician was advised of the complaint, and agreed to stop playing.

Read me my writes 2:55 a.m. July 23, 10710 El Camino Real

A woman said she needed an officer to read something she wrote in her journal.

Too much good stuff 9:57 p.m. July 23, 7345 El Camino Real

Someone was sleeping between Yogurt Creations and Little Caesars.

Dislike 1:05 p.m. July 26, call to Atascadero Police Department

A man said his ex-girlfriend made a Facebook account using his information. He said he would contact Facebook to have the account removed.

Mom behaving badly 6:49 p.m. July 27, 9332 Bocina Lane

A woman said her mother stole her car sometime during the night. Officers determined the car had already been towed by the CHP in the Buellton office after a traffic collision, and the mother had been arrested for DUI.

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