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/.
12:41 p.m. Aug. 7, 901 Rolling Hills Road, Paso Robles
A citizen said a man was putting something into gopher holes and lighting them with an acetylene torch, and it was making a loud explosion. It occurred the night before and just prior to the 911 call. An officer said he saw the man, and he was trying to get rid of ground squirrels or gophers.
6:54 p.m. Aug. 7, 1823 Kimberly Drive in Paso Robles
A resident wanted to speak to an officer about a neighbor that periodically “loses it” and comes to her house and yells at her. The neighbor was just there and was yelling about a dead kitten and told her it was her fault. Officers spoke with both parties and then counseled the woman on her practice of feeding cats.
7:26 p.m. Aug. 7, 5425 San Jacinto Ave. in Atascadero
A person was in a backyard watering with no clothes on.
7:43 p.m. Aug. 7, Galaxy Theaters in Atascadero
Two subjects were stuffing sodas in their waistbands outside the movie theater. They were advised.
Are you outta your mind?
8:06 p.m. Aug. 7, 1310 24th St. in Paso Robles
Customers were at the register at Denny’s and refused to leave. They paid their bill but wanted a discount and would not leave until they got it.
11:03 p.m. Aug. 8, 300 block of Oak Grove Court in Paso Robles
A resident said she heard someone unscrew the skylight in her bathroom. She thought they were putting in a snake camera to look at her. Officers were unable to find anything amiss.
10:20 a.m. Aug. 9, 3980 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A money box was taken from an Atascadero News dispenser in front of Kmart.
If it looks like a duck
12:54 p.m. Aug. 12, 8900 E. Centro in Atascadero
Two men with a large white pickup truck were seen throwing trash over a wall and unloading what appeared to be cases of beer. Officers determined the men were beer distributors and were repacking beer.
5:42 p.m. Aug. 12, call to Atascadero Police Department
A resident reported the theft of china, possibly by the movers.
— Larissa Doust