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 Atascadero.
Call me, maybe5:27 p.m. July 2, El Camino Real
Someone threw a cellphone at a passing motorcyclist.
Game over3:31 p.m. July 3, call to Atascadero Police Department
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A resident said someone he knew stole his PlayStation and sold it.
Rock and roll4:55 p.m. July 3, Highway 101 northbound
The CHP asked officers to be on the lookout for a gray SUV whose driver was driving aggressively and throwing rocks.
Chill out10:11 p.m. July 3, 7135 El Camino Real
A man and a woman in front of Vons were thought to be using drugs because they seemed paranoid. Officers said they checked out OK.
Declined11:40 p.m. July 3, 8000 Morro Road
A person at the Shell station had been at the pumps for more than 90 minutes trying to use a credit card multiple times. Officers checked on the man and determined it was a problem with his card.
Celebrating the red, white and blue9:44 p.m. July 4, Santa Lucia and Llano roads
Aerial fireworks were reported in the area. It was one of multiple calls reporting fireworks across the city.
Leaving a trail1:45 p.m. July 5, 5000 block of Ardilla Road
A resident reported finding a wallet, car registration paperwork and other miscellaneous property in his yard. He contacted the owner of the paperwork, who said her car had been stolen the night before in Pismo Beach, and the items had been inside the car.
Do not disturb11:59 p.m. July 5, 9400 El Camino Real
Some people were running outside the rooms at Motel 6 and pretending to be housekeeping.
Just gotta go8:23 a.m. July 6, 11275 Viejo Camino
A woman had reportedly been in the bathroom at Paloma Creek Park for an extended period of time. Officers checked on her, and she was OK.
Just borrowing3:50 p.m. July 6, call to Atascadero Police Department
A resident said someone has been stealing his vehicle every night and then returning it.