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 and San Luis Obispo.
Sticking to his guns for silence8:38 a.m. June 8, 200 block of Blossom Court in Paso Robles
A resident heard three shotgun noises and a man shouting, “Shut up the f---ing dogs.” The man who fired the gun was contacted and said he was target practicing but was upset about the dogs. The man lives in the county area where he was allowed to discharge a firearm. He said he would continue doing what he was doing because he was furious about the dogs. The dog owner said the dogs only bark for a very short time and that she was not willing to change her “dog habits.” The officer said the situation was not going to get better, and Animal Services was contacted.
Long-term parker11:05 a.m. June 8, 600 block of 32nd Street in Paso Robles
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A very irate man was upset over the fact that he got a parking warning on his vehicle. He was yelling profanities and saying he would not move his vehicle. The man would not listen to officers and went to his house and slammed the door and continued yelling obscenities. The vehicle had been parked so long it had cobwebs attached from it to the ground.
Macabre fundraiser6:29 p.m. June 8, 180 Niblick Road in Paso Robles
A group of people was walking around the Walmart parking lot holding up signs that said they needed money to bury a child. Officers talked to the people, who were from Kettleman City and said they were trying to raise money for a relative injured in a traffic collision in Texas.
Buyer beware4:30 p.m. June 9, 1300 block of Stoney Creek Road in Paso Robles
A resident purchased an iPhone off Craigslist and could not activate it because it had been reported as lost or stolen.
Take a seat9:51 a.m. June 10, 900 Park St. in Paso Robles
A citizen claimed to have possibly located a bench that was stolen approximately one year ago in Clovis.
Just a heads-up11:47 p.m. 1600 block of Bella Vista Court in Paso Robles
A woman said her 17-year-old daughter was receiving calls on her cellphone saying they were coming to vandalize the residence. The house had been toilet-papered at least seven times since January, and the calls still occurred after calls requesting no contact.
Short-range weapon10:17 a.m. June 11, 700 block of 21st Street in Paso Robles
A man tried to reach through a mail slot of a home to open the front door. The resident struck the arm with her stapler, and the man fled. There was no loss or damage.
Don’t eat and drive12:45 p.m. June 11, Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles
A bright yellow van was swerving and unable to maintain a lane. An officer found the van and talked to the driver, who was not under the influence but had been eating instead.
Cat trapped3:12 p.m. June 11, 12th Street in Paso Robles A cat was stuck in the engine compartment of a vehicle. AAA was unable to get the cat out. The owner was going to take the vehicle to a mechanic.
Bad breakup7:20 p.m. June 11, 500 block of Vine Street in Paso Robles
A man said his ex-girlfriend threw his belongings into the front yard. There was no damage or loss.
Fighting the invisible enemy8:24 a.m. June 19, 3433 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo
A man in front of a building was yelling at no one in particular and punching the air.
Is there a ghost in town?10:25 a.m. June 19, 1400 Osos St. in San Luis Obispo
A man at Mitchell Park was yelling at no one in particular.
Who’s there?12:27 p.m. June 19, 392 Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo
Someone knocked on a resident’s door around 8:30 p.m. She didn’t answer it.
Road block9:05 p.m. June 19, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo
A man was standing in the crosswalk and wouldn’t get out of the way for cars.