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Fireballs from a flying saucer and other police calls from Paso Robles and SLO

ldoust@thetribunenews.comOctober 23, 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 a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Early bird 7:17 p.m. Oct. 17, 28th and Park streets in Paso Robles

A man called 911 complaining it was too noisy and he couldn’t sleep. He then hung up and wouldn’t answer when dispatchers called back.

Burger toss 1:59 p.m. Oct. 18, 2500 Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles

A customer at Jack in the Box threw his food on the ground in the parking lot and then threw food at a passer-by. The man was with a woman in a bikini.

Whodunit 2:44 p.m. Oct. 18, 845 Spring St. in Paso Robles

A woman reported the theft of coins from a safe deposit box while her back was turned.

Up all night 2:27 a.m. Oct. 19, 1955 Theatre Drive in Paso Robles

An argument was heard between a man and woman at a motel, and it was causing a young child to cry. An officer checked with the family and found no crime. The children were whining about having to go to sleep.

No good deed 3:04 p.m. Oct. 19, 180 Niblick Road in Paso Robles A German shepherd was panting inside a vehicle at Walmart. A woman had Walmart page the customers, but no one responded. Dispatchers called Animal Services, which was 30 minutes away. The woman called back a few minutes later to say the dog’s owner came back and yelled at her for calling and then left.

Flashing by 7:20 p.m. Oct. 19, 3970 Broad St. in San Luis Obispo

A woman without a shirt ran into the bathroom at Starbucks. She appeared to have been drinking.

Lights in the sky 8:32 p.m. Oct. 19, 1000 block of Lassen Court in Paso Robles

A woman said she was at her grandmother’s house and could see an object in the sky to the south of the residence that had red lights coming from it. It looked like there were “fireballs” coming from it and looked like a flying saucer. She said it appeared to be stationary. Officers investigated and said the object was a streetlight.

Bad aim 8:44 p.m. Oct. 19, 733 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo

A group of five people went into the restroom at a restaurant and urinated all over the walls.

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