What’s Your Emergency? Odd calls to SLO County police

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 San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. For more, visit http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/whatsyouremergency/.


8:55 p.m. Oct. 31, 600 block Caudill in San Luis Obispo

A trash can was reported stolen.

Screaming artist

11:34 p.m. Oct. 31, 500 block Dolliver in Pismo Beach

A resident said her neighbor was screaming inside her home. Officers checked on the woman, who was upset because some art stuff was ruined by the rain.

She probably doesn't

3:13 p.m. Nov. 2, 900 block Oak Park in Pismo Beach

A man was upset about the wait to see a doctor and asked the receptionist if she wanted him to get a 9mm with a clip. The man was asked to leave, and he left. The office wanted the incident documented.


4:45 p.m. Nov. 4, 493 Pismo St. in San Luis Obispo

Someone in a black SUV threw a water bottle at a bicyclist.


4:50 p.m. Nov. 4, 670 Higuera in San Luis Obispo

A man came into the Tiger Lily salon and broke the front desk.

Bad idea

2:39 a.m. Nov. 5, 50 block Broad Street in San Luis Obispo

A man who had been drinking wanted police assistance in getting his car keys back from friends.

Odd behavior

10:48 p.m. Nov. 6, ARCO AM/PM in Pismo Beach

An employee at the AM/PM said a man pulled up to a pump at the station. The man was wearing a hat, hood and paper surgical mask on his face and was just staring into the store. He drove away when another car pulled up to the pumps.

Rock on!

4:41 p.m. Nov. 6, Cliffs parking lot in Pismo Beach

An older man was seen acting erratically in a VW van for 15 minutes. The man was waving his hands, kicking and screaming. Officers checked on him and found that he was in a band and was practicing his singing and dancing moves in the parking lot.

— Larissa Doust