What’s Your Emergency?

Bathroom locked at the Shell Station and other emergencies from Paso and SLO

ldoust@thetribunenews.comAugust 11, 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.

Oh, deer 1:12 p.m. Aug. 2, 900 Park St. in Paso Robles

A resident said a baby deer had been in a neighbor’s backyard for a week. The resident did not think it was injured. The resident had contacted several agencies, but had not gotten any assistance so far. She said she did not feel she could just go talk to the neighbors about the issue.

Barking mad 11:25 p.m. Aug. 2, 600 block of Larkfield Place in Paso Robles

A resident said there was an ongoing issue with the neighbors instigating the dogs by spraying them with hoses in order to get them to bark.

Time for a good fence 7:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 1300 block of Buttercup Lane in Paso Robles

A resident said his wife was out walking and spoke with a woman who was bruised and scratched up and said the neighbor beat her up because she was “too nosy.” Officers contacted the woman, who said she was fine and nothing happened.

Homesick 1:18 a.m. Aug. 4, 180 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

A 9-year-old was walking around near Walmart and appeared panicked, and tried to give directions to his house but no one answered. A citizen talked with the child, and called police. Officers determined the child was 6 years old and was spending the night at an uncle’s house, but woke up and wanted to go home so he tried walking by himself. Once the uncle was aware the boy was missing, he panicked. The uncle said precautions would be taken in the future.

Silent treatment 5:40 p.m. Aug. 4, 1700 block of Lark Ellen Drive in Paso Robles

A man called from New York to say he had not heard from his friend in three days, which was unusual. Officers contacted the man, who just did not want to talk with his friend.

Finders keepers 10:33 p.m. Aug. 4, 900 Park St. in Paso Robles

A resident said her dog was “accidentally” taken by a woman who lived in the city. The woman refused to give the dog back.

Nobody’s taking awhile 12:35 a.m. Aug. 5, 1244 24th St. in Paso Robles

Someone had been in the woman’s bathroom at the Shell Station for more than 90 minutes, an employee said. There was no key to get in and the employee could not get the person out and no one was responding. Officers opened the door and found it was locked, but no one was inside.

80s flashback 10:56 a.m. Aug. 7, 1305 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo

A man in front of a business had a boombox that was playing loud music.

That’s robbery 1:24 p.m. Aug. 7, 158 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo

An aggressive panhandler in front of Circle K wanted to fight a citizen after being denied money.

Time to turn the light off 1:29 p.m. Aug. 7, 1625 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo

A guest was refusing to vacate at Motel 6.

Dazed and confused 4:31 p.m. Aug. 7, 397 Santa Rosa St. in San Luis Obispo

A customer at Taco Bell left marijuana and his backpack at a table.

Not very springy 4:55 a.m. Aug. 8, 700 block of Johnson Ave. in San Luis Obispo

A man said his girlfriend had been drinking and assaulted him and bounced him on the futon.

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