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/.
1:06 p.m. June 26, 1092 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo
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A resident said the neighbor below had been in his shower for more than 45 minutes.
2:01 p.m. June 26, 782 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo
A large group of people was throwing food into the creek.
Lighting up his life
5:06 p.m. June 26, 350 Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo
A citizen saw a transient rummaging through his car. The transient took his flashlight.
11:51 a.m. June 27, OSH parking lot in Pismo Beach
Officers contacted a man who was smoking next to his motorcycle, which had a gas leak. The man was advised that gas and smoking do not mix.
Where’s the beach?
1:53 a.m. June 27, 397 Santa Rosa St. in San Luis Obispo
A man was seen wandering around wearing a beach towel in the parking lot.
1:58 a.m. June 28, on the beach in Pismo Beach
A man came into the lobby of the Edgewater motel and said there was a large pile of something, perhaps human remains, near the stairs to the beach. The man didn’t elaborate and said he didn’t get a close look before leaving.
No human remains were found by officers.
He’ll take it
3:47 p.m. June 28, 474 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo
A man asked someone if he could try out their bike in the parking lot at the UVS Thrift Shop, and then he took off with it.
3:37 p.m. June 29, 1684 Mill St. in San Luis Obispo
A resident said while he was asleep, someone came into the residence and took the liquor.
12:56 p.m. June 30, beach in Pismo Beach
A drunken man in his 30s with khaki shorts and no shirt was near the swing-set on the beach. He was “swimming in the sand” and harassing kids. He was arrested.
Had to go
2:12 p.m. July 2, Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach
A man took an ax out of the back of his truck and broke off the lock on the portable toilets.
7:17 p.m. July 2, 906 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo
There was no toilet in the bathroom at Sinsheimer Park. Park maintenance workers were summoned.
— Larissa Doust