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 Paso Robles.
Camping out 11:02 a.m. Nov. 26, 900 block of 26th Street
A citizen said people were living in his 5th wheel without his permission and he was trying to move it. The citizen did not have a key to the trailer, and an officer who peeked inside said no one was in it.
Identity theft protection 6:45 p.m. Nov. 28, 2445 Golden Hill Road
A man was walking between Lowe’s and gas stations saying he was from Las Vegas and asking for money to get home. He was also asking for names and addresses so he could repay people.
Taking a break 10:32 p.m. Nov. 28, 180 Niblick Road
Three people were sitting in front of Walmart, not doing anything. A passerby was concerned because the store was closed. Officers talked with the trio, who were all workers.
Nap time 9:06 a.m. Nov. 29, Food 4 Less
A man inside the bathroom was snoring and no one could wake him up. The man, who was in his 20s, eventually woke up and went on his way.
Time to quit 4:46 p.m. Nov. 30, 100 block of Pacific Avenue
A resident said an ashtray/bucket left in front of the door was taken by someone and a decoration was left in its place.
Mad dog 2:17 p.m. Dec. 1, 2200 block of Vine Street
A resident said his older dog killed his smaller dog, and now the aggressive dog wouldn’t even let him go into his yard to bury the dead dog. The man said he could not afford to pay for Animal Services to get the aggressive canine. Animal Services representatives said they’d talk with the man about his options.