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.
Sound sleeper 6:52 a.m. Nov. 26, 9400 El Camino Real
A guest at Motel 6 said the alarm in a neighboring room had been sounding for more than an hour. Officers checked on the guest, who was OK.
Needs a tip 1:56 p.m. Nov. 26, call to Atascadero Police Department A woman called police to say she was not receiving her fair share of tips at work. Officers determined no crime had been committed.
Wee, wee, wee 8:29 a.m. Nov. 27, San Benito Road
A pot-bellied pig was running down the road.
Mystery note 8:28 p.m. Nov. 28, 9575 El Camino Real
A note saying “help” with a phone number on it was stuck to the window at Atascadero Pet Center. A message was left at the phone number for the person to call police.
Pick ‘em up 11:23 a.m. Nov. 30, Highway 101 offramp at Morro Road
A CHP officer said two men holding a bag of marijuana were trying to get motorists to stop and give them a ride. The men were gone by the time police arrived.
All’s well 7:35 p.m. Nov. 30, 778 Morro Road
A woman called police to say she had been kidnapped, but had since escaped and was OK. She then hung up the phone. The woman reportedly called from a number that was not active, and she could not be located after officers checked the area.
Teenage rebellion 8:39 p.m. Nov. 30, call to Atascadero Police Department
A woman said her 15-year-old son - without her permission - went to the movies with his grandmother.