What’s Your Emergency?

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 on its news pages. Here is a look at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in recent police logs from Atascadero and Paso Robles.


3:13 p.m. Nov. 9, 1800 block Locust in Paso Robles

A resident said a man stuck his head into the house and said he was looking for a place to rent; and was looking for a house with two red doors. Officers determined he was going to rent property just around the corner.

Down on his luck

6:33 a.m. Nov. 10, Sixth Street Laundry in Paso Robles

A man was sleeping in front of the business and had liquor bottles around him. The man told officers he was just getting out of the rain. He said he’d be on his way.

Trash thy neighbor

2:29 p.m. Nov. 10, 1800 block Kimberly in Paso Robles

A resident reported a problem with neighbors; golf balls were hit into the yard and discarded bones were being thrown into the yard.

Hopefully it wasn’t playing

12:18 p.m. Nov. 11, Spring Street at Niblick in Paso Robles

A man was seen lying on the sidewalk, not moving. A black lab was sitting next to him. Five minutes later, another caller said the man was cutting the head off a possum with a pocket knife. Numerous other people called to report the man. Officers arrived later and told the man to move on. The streets department was called to clean up.

‘ and one fell off’

11:05 p.m. Nov. 11, 1100 block Dorothy Street in Paso Robles

A woman called 911 to say her boyfriend just pushed her off the bed. She and the boyfriend were still in the bedroom. She said they had not been fighting, there were no weapons involved and neither had been drinking. Officers arrived and found that the woman had been drinking.

Is caffeine toxic?

12:03 p.m. Nov. 11, 7135 El Camino Real in Atascadero

A person called police to report they were possibly poisoned Monday by someone they knew while at Starbucks.

— Larissa Doust