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.
Child’s play 12:50 a.m. July 29, 1000 block of La Costa Court
A resident said someone was playing ding-dong ditch in the neighborhood.
Diamond’s in the rough 9:47 a.m. July 30, 8200 El Camino Real
A citizen reported losing a 2-carat diamond that fell out of a ring between Albertsons and a sushi restaurant.
Early bird 9:59 a.m. July 30, call to Atascadero Police Department
A woman said the father of her child came to pick up the child 11 minutes early.
Hanging out 12:01 p.m. July 30, 8304 El Camino Real
A man was sitting inside Burger King with his zipper down and his backside exposed. He was advised of the complaint.
Shocking 5:21 p.m. July 30, 6455 El Camino Real
A citizen said they received a phone call from an unknown person asking for money to pay the electric bill.
Release the hounds 8:13 p.m. July 30, Atascadero Mini Storage
An officer was flagged down by someone who said there were animals locked inside a storage unit. The manager of the business found the owner, and the animals were released.
Hollywood north 11:36 p.m. July 30, 9300 El Bordo Ave.
Several people on a street corner were holding metal poles, and there were people on the other side of the street hiding in the bed of a truck. Officers checked and found the group was filming a movie.
Timber! 7:47 p.m. July 31, 3800 block of Ardilla Road
A woman said a tree limb fell onto her blue BMW while she was driving. The car was towed.
Let it grow 2:34 p.m. Aug. 2, Bliss Street
Four females were seen cutting all the flowers at the entrance to Dove Creek.
Listen to authority 6:05 p.m. Aug. 3, 5505 El Camino Real
A woman wanted an officer to talk to her children about car seat safety.
Snooze it 9:10 p.m. Aug. 3, Capistrano Avenue
An alarm was sounding in the area. Officers checked the area and found an old fire alarm that had been disposed of in some bushes.