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 Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo. For more, visit http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/whatsyouremergency/.
Alcohol born killer
4:55 a.m. May 29, 280 Wadsworth Ave. in Pismo Beach
An employee of the Edgewater Inn and Suites asked police to check the welfare of a man sitting in the lobby. The man, who was staying at the hotel, told the employee he was a killer and asked the employee if he was ready to die. Officers checked on the man, who had been drinking, and escorted him back to his room.
Back on the saddle
3:33 p.m. May 29, 699 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo
A man who had been drinking vomited in front of Uptown Jean Co., an employee said, and then went back to a bar.
Like a prayer
5:12 p.m. May 29, 2 James Way in Pismo Beach
Three men were seen doing a prayer ritual in the grass area at the Pismo Medical Plaza. They were possibly Muslim. When a citizen asked if they were OK, there was no response. Then another, younger teen male acknowledged him. The citizen asked police to check the area and was going to email cellphone pictures to officers.
6:13 p.m. May 29, 1576 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo
Someone called 911 and hung up. When dispatchers called back, a woman said her 1-month-old son was playing with the phone.
1:25 p.m. May 30, Chamber of Commerce in Pismo Beach
Graffiti was found in the men’s bathroom at the Chamber of Commerce. It was a pencil mark thinner than 1/16th of an inch. It was removed with water.
7:13 p.m. May 30, 56 Valley View Drive in Pismo Beach
A resident said a black and white snake — possibly a king snake — was in the garden. He was afraid to let his children outside, and asked for an officer to respond. The resident then said the snake was coming toward his home. An officer arrived and said one snake was detained. The officer then drove to Price Canyon to relocate the reptile.
’Tis not the season
8:57 a.m. June 1, 988 Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo
A Christmas tree was lying in the road near the railroad tracks.
12:17 p.m. June 1, 10991 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo
A garbage truck had its top up, and trash was flying out all over the place.