Each day, dispatchers from the seven police departments in San Luis Obispo County take calls 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 alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero.
This is not a dump 11:34 a.m. June 2, 8100 block of Santa Ynez Avenue
A resident said a neighbor dragged a couch across the street and dumped it on the resident’s property. That evening, a report was made of a couch dumped on the street in the same area. The city’s streets department was notified.
Morning pick-me-up 8:15 a.m. June 3, 7135 El Camino Real
Someone stole doughnuts and energy drinks from Vons. The value was $14.
Sidewalk is safer 11:30 p.m. June 3, 8700 block of Junipero Avenue
A man said he was standing in the street and a speeding vehicle hit him.
Out for a stroll 1:02 p.m. June 4, 2700 Alturas Road
A small black bear was reportedly seen walking down the middle of the road. Officers arrived to check the area but did not see a bear.
Bump it up 6:48 p.m. June 4, 8336 Linda Vista Ave.
A resident claimed his neighbor keeps building a dirt speed bump in the road. The resident reported he removed it, only to discover it was rebuilt even higher.
Roadside snooze 9:03 a.m. June 6, 4507 Del Rio Road
An officer stopped to talk with a person sleeping in a hammock near a vehicle. The person checked out OK; the person was unfamiliar with the area.
Get it outta here! 3:38 p.m. June 6, 8100 block of Santa Ynez Avenue
A blue couch was on the side of the street. Public Works was notified so it could be removed.
Releasing steam 9:27 a.m. June 7, Highway 101
A middle-aged woman was seen yelling out her window at apparently nothing.
Ghostly visitor 9:15 p.m. June 7, 9000 block of Birch Street
A resident heard his front door open and then close, but did not see anyone. The house checked out clear.
Terrible tantrum 10:42 a.m. June 8, 2000 block of Ardilla Road
A person heard a child screaming for help. It was determined the child was upset with his or her parents.