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 Atascadero and Paso Robles. For more, visit http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/whatsyouremergency/.
11:39 a.m. June 27, 17th Street in Paso Robles
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A resident lost a young black heifer. The animal was last seen the previous day, before it jumped the fence from a property on West 17th Street. The heifer was thought to be making its way back to its mother in the Adelaide area. The citizen also contacted the brand inspector, in case the animal ended up at the livestock auction.
1:12 a.m. Sunday, 8181 San Dimas Road in Atascadero
A resident said he came home and there was an unknown person sleeping on his couch. Officers roused the man, who lived in a neighboring residence, and sent him home.
A little too friendly
7:20 p.m. June 28, call to Atascadero police
A resident reported receiving a suspicious phone call. Officers said it checked out OK, it was just the city’s welcoming committee.
5:05 p.m. June 29, 5505 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A citizen said someone took his bike off the transit bus while the driver was stopped at the Capistrano bus stop. Value was estimated at $350.
Cats and dogs
5:17 a.m. June 30, Monterey Road in Atascadero
A citizen reported seeing two mountain lion cubs between Del Rio and Graves Creek roads. It was later determined they were fox pups.
Any kid would understand
4:41 p.m. June 30, 3600 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A person reported hearing a child possibly being hit and screaming for the previous 10 minutes at the Best Western. Officers checked on the family and everyone checked out fine; the child was just upset about not being able to go in the pool.
— Larissa Doust