What’s Your Emergency?

A nonexistent loud radio and other Paso Robles emergencies

ldoust@thetribunenews.comAugust 4, 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 on its news pages. Here is a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in police logs from Paso Robles.

Trash can jam 7:37 a.m. July 19, 1900 block of Beechwood Drive in Paso Robles

A resident reported a radio playing next door that was very loud. The resident had reported the same the previous night and previous morning. Officers contacted the neighbor, who was cleaning her garbage cans and said there was no music now, nor had there been.

Seems legit 8:26 a.m. July 29, 1400 block of Creston Road in Paso Robles

A resident said there was a boat parked on the side of the road that might be stolen. Officers looked at the boat, which had a for-sale sign on it and was legally parked.

Land filled 12:45 a.m. July 19, 1700 block of Kings Drive in Paso Robles

A resident said items taken from her trash can were thrown over the fence into her neighbor’s yard. The neighbor was upset, and the resident denied doing it and was afraid she’d be evicted over it.

The car always wins 9:08 p.m. July 19, 3400 Spring St. in Paso Robles

Three boys in their late teens were on the sidewalk near the street. One of the boys, who was not wearing a shirt, walked out directly in front of a woman’s car, as if he were playing chicken with her. She had to swerve to avoid him.

Unwanted male 11:48 p.m. July 19, 800 Sixth St. in Paso Robles

A man was sleeping on the counter on the west side of the post office.

Keep calm and carry on 1:59 p.m. July 20, 180 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

A man walking from the garden center at Walmart had a cart full of products and was attempting to push it out of the store when contacted by a security officer. The man did not acknowledge the officer, and left the cart and walked away. Officers found the man, and he was arrested. Walmart said the cart’s contents were worth $125.

Everyone’s a suspect 8:51 p.m. July 20, Germaine Way in Paso Robles

A bus driver taking a break inside a bus saw an olive-colored Ford Explorer cruising the area. Officers stopped the vehicle, where they found a mother teaching her son to drive.

Playtime 9:28 a.m. July 21, 2200 block of Rancho Lomas Way in Paso Robles

A resident got a phone call from a small child who asked if the resident was a doctor because she needed bandages to be changed and that “mommy was in the other room and could not come out.” Police dispatchers called the number and talked to two adults, who said there was no medical emergency. The child was playing on a cellphone and activated the “last number called” on the phone, who was a friend of the family.

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