Each day, dispatchers from the seven police departments in the 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 more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero.
Lost little pony 8:08 p.m. Jan. 13, Flores Road
Someone saw a pony in the roadway. Officers located the pony on Los Gatos, but were unable to contain it.
That’s the truth 12:19 p.m. Jan. 13, 9100 block of Seville
A resident said a man was knocking on doors in the neighborhood and saying he ran out of gas. Officers contacted the man and determined that he had indeed run out of gas. They assisted him.
Noisy neighbors 2:58 a.m. Jan. 14, 9100 block of Willow Road
A resident said a person across the street started a semi-truck, which was causing his dogs to bark. The resident was concerned because he had gotten complaints about his barking dogs.
Shop and swap Noon Jan. 15, 8420 El Camino Real
A man entered a thrift shop and put on a pair of pants, left his pants at the store and walked out.
Thanks for the tip 3:38 p.m. Jan. 18, 7109 El Camino Real
A woman did not pay for her food at Nuevo Mexico, but she did leave her identification card behind.
That’s my bike 4:45 p.m. Jan. 19, call to Atascadero Police Department
A person said he was given a bike by the shelter, and then was approached by a man who said it was his. The bike was turned over to that man. A civil agreement was later arranged between the two.
Mr. Boone’s Farm 10:55 a.m. Jan. 19, 8900 block of San Gabriel Road
A resident said a wine bottle was thrown into her driveway and into her garage. She said there was no permanent damage, but the bottle indicates who owns it.