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 alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.
Help yourself 8:19 a.m. June 24, Niblick Road in Paso Robles
A man fell and then got up and continued to walk. A citizen talked to him, but the man refused assistance. Officers contacted the man, who still refused assistance.
Wine country crime 3:14 p.m. June 24, 725 12th St. in Paso Robles
A wine barrel was stolen from the front of Asuncion Ridge Vineyards.
Bee careful 3:34 p.m. June 24, 1800 block of Oak Street in Paso Robles
A child hailed a police car because there were bees forming a hive in front of a residence. The child left his scooter because of the bees. The officer retrieved it and gave it back to him.
Out of season 10:53 a.m. June 25, Golf Place in Paso Robles
An anonymous citizen reported a pickup parked on the street for more than six months. It was green with Christmas trees in the back.
Feeling sheepish 11:16 a.m. June 27, 2500 block of Beechwood Drive in Paso Robles
Someone reported possible animal cruelty after seeing a sheep lying on its back with its feet in the air. There was no visible water nearby. San Luis Obispo County Animal Services checked on the animal, which got up when they arrived and ran over the hill to where the other sheep and cows were. There was plenty of water, but the sheep was overdue to be shorn. Animal Services served an order to the owner’s son, and the animal was to be shorn the following day.
Surprise packages 11:19 a.m. June 27, 1217 Corral Creek Ave. in Paso Robles
A resident received more than a dozen boxes from UPS containing expensive items he did not order. The address on the boxes was correct, but the credit card used did not belong to him.
Craigslist crook 6:36 p.m. June 27, Paso Robles
A resident sold a motorcycle, but the person who bought it canceled the check. The resident had no motorcycle and no money. The resident had sold the bike over Craigslist, and had only phone and text contact with the buyer.
Primetime plight 7:59 p.m. July 2, 2200 block of Emily Street in San Luis Obispo
A resident said kids were yelling so loud she couldn’t hear her TV.