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Flame-throwing and other police calls from SLO and Paso Robles

ldoust@thetribunenews.comOctober 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 alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

A friendly hello 10:51 a.m. Oct. 3, Spring Street in Paso Robles

A man was drinking vodka on the corner and waving at a passerby.

An unfriendly hello 1:11 p.m. Oct. 3, Scott Street in Paso Robles

A resident said at noon that day, a person pulled up beside him and flipped him off.

When doves cry 4:08 p.m. Oct. 4, 1100 Spring St. in Paso Robles

A white dove in a cage had been inside a white Honda with the windows rolled up for at least four hours. Officers contacted the owner.

Indecent activity 6:27 p.m. Oct. 4, 539 10th St. in Paso Robles

A couple was reportedly having sex on the sidewalk in front of a medical supply store.

Do not approach 7:27 p.m. Oct. 4, 180 Niblick Road in Paso Robles

A shoplifter was in the men’s room at Walmart with a lot of merchandise. The store’s employees did not want to approach the man because he took knives in with him.

Give it back 9:56 a.m. Oct. 4, 3900 Broad St. in San Luis Obispo

An employee of Vons was chasing a girl with a purse. Theft was reportedly involved.

Head case 4:19 p.m. Oct. 4, 4000 block of Spanish Oaks in San Luis Obispo

Some kids were skateboarding down the hill with no helmets.

Self-serve 8:48 p.m. Oct. 4, 1210 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo

A man came into a restaurant and took money from the tip jar.

Rocking out 9:53 a.m. Oct. 5, 1600 block of Spooner Drive in San Luis Obispo

A loud boom box was being played at a basketball game at De Vaul Park.

Head banger 8:05 p.m. Oct. 5, 1300 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

A man was in the middle of the parking lot, banging his head on the asphalt.

What a circus 12:19 a.m. Oct. 6, 1316 Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo

More than 100 people were gathered, and there were “flame-throwing” tricks going on.

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