What’s Your Emergency?

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

Did he have a placard?

12:43 p.m. Nov. 28, 201 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

A man was lying in the parking lot at Ralphs, taking up a disabled-access space.


1:11 p.m. Nov. 28, 100 block of Santa Fe in Pismo Beach

A man said a neighbor came into his home and took two Vicodin pills while he was at the coffee shop. The woman reportedly rang the doorbell several times, and then came into the home, where his daughter was sleeping. The man said his daughter locked herself in the bedroom while the neighbor rummaged through his things. The man said he had given the neighbor eight pills the week before. Officers arrived and counseled both parties.

Scholarly bandit

4:43 p.m. Nov. 28, 700 block of Johnson in San Luis Obispo

Agricultural books and antique relics from Afghanistan were reported stolen from a home.

Ready for a bumpy ride

7:58 p.m. Nov. 28, The Cliffs overflow lot in Pismo Beach

Officers were asked to check and confirm that a travel trailer in the parking lot was unoccupied before it was towed. The tow company was on the scene. Officers said the trailer was occupied, and that the owner would move it.

Seeing red

4:02 p.m. Nov. 29, California and Monterey in San Luis Obispo

The left-turn lane signal had been stuck on red for seven cycles when someone called police for help.

Citrus bombs

4:49 p.m. Nov. 29, 100 block of Summit Drive in Pismo Beach

Someone’s home and vehicle were hit with oranges sometime overnight. No damage was done, but the resident requested extra patrols. Bit of a cold report

1:17 p.m. Nov. 30, San Luis Obispo

A vehicle was reportedly stolen approximately four years ago.

Hi, B.O.B.!

1:23 p.m. Nov. 30, 100 block of Beachcomber in Pismo Beach

A woman said a person was standing by her front door. The person appeared to be covered in plastic and had been standing there for the past 10 minutes, not moving. It was unknown if the person was male or female. Officers arrived and said it was a delivery that had been left at the door. The delivery turned out to be a body opponent bag — a punching bag that looks like a human being — that had been delivered to the wrong residence. Officers walked to neighboring homes to try to find the rightful owner. A message was left with the phone number on the box, and UPS was to be contacted.

Stolen donations

3:09 p.m. Nov. 30, 3900 Broad in San Luis Obispo

A person stole items from the Food Bank bin.

Help yourself

5:45 p.m. Nov. 30, 151 Santa Rosa in San Luis Obispo

A person came into the Chevron station, opened up a soda without paying for it, and then refused to leave.

What did the pump ever do to him?

2:11 a.m. Dec. 2, 4021 Broad in San Luis Obispo

A man was hitting gas pumps with a stick.

Wii, not we

11 a.m. Dec. 2, 1000 Bello Street in Pismo Beach

A woman said that, after she made a purchase at an electronics store in San Luis Obispo, she found three charges for a dating service on her credit card statement.

You gotta figh tfor your right

9:34 p.m. Dec. 3, 200 block of Albert in San Luis Obispo

It sounded like someone was preparing to party in the area.

The shaggy dog

10:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Bishop and Augusta in San Luis Obispo

A man was reportedly “running” around on all fours, yelling and jumping out at passing cars.

Take my money!

2:03 a.m. Dec. 4, 692 Marsh in San Luis Obispo

Customers inside the 7-11 forced the employee to sell them a beer.

Up and away

4:15 p.m. Dec. 4, park at the end of Florin in Pismo Beach

A group of people released 25 helium balloons into the air, and someone thought it might be an environmental hazard. An officer said it wasn’t

— Larissa Doust