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/.


11:23 a.m. Dec. 26, beach parking lot in Pismo Beach

A man was running up to people, preaching to them. Officers contacted the man, who said he would be less aggressive.

Slumber party

2 p.m. Dec. 26, beach house on stilts in Pismo Beach

A man with brown hair, a sleeping bag and a baby doll was sitting on a blanket underneath a beach house. The man urinated on the beach, and was reportedly camping out. Officers advised the man to move on.

Move it, move it

1:20 a.m. Dec. 27, 50 Santa Rosa St. in San Luis Obispo

A college-aged male was running into the street and stopping in front of vehicles.

Tourist attraction

8:02 a.m. Dec. 27, beach north of the pier in Pismo Beach

Six subjects were seen throwing beer cans at a spot about 1,000 feet north of the pier. It looked like a fight was brewing. Officers checked on the subjects, who appeared to be playing around and taking pictures of each other. Two were wrestling, but appeared OK.

The 1980s called

4:36 p.m. Dec. 27, 333 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

Two 911 calls were received from a fax machine at Embassy Suites.

North Pole bound

7:57 a.m. Dec. 28, 989 Chorro St. in San Luis Obispo

The Downtown Association requested an officer escort to move Santa’s house from Mission Plaza.

Mark 9:50

5:43 p.m. Dec. 28, 1000 block of Bello Street in Pismo Beach

A man came to the police station to speak with an officer regarding a death threat. The man was uncooperative. An officer talked with the man, and it was determined to be a Bible quote, and the man did not think it was a credible threat and did not fear for his safety.


7:04 p.m. Dec. 28, 900 block of Bluebell Way in San Luis Obispo

A resident said a cat on the front porch was howling.

Special oops

8:11 p.m. Dec. 28, 100 block of Stimson Avenue in Pismo Beach

A man was being chased by someone driving an Escalade, it was reported. Another man exited the vehicle with a knife. The man being chased was also calling for help. Officers eventually found the duo and determined there was no assault. They were juveniles playing “tag.”

Tough morning

8:59 a.m. Dec. 30, 81 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

A female with pajamas and a blanket was walking over the bridge over the freeway.

Alert clerk

6:44 p.m. Dec. 30, PacSun outlet in Pismo Beach

Two men were in the PacSun store three times that day, a clerk reported. They were speaking Spanish to each other. One of the employees could understand them, and said they were talking about stealing items. Officers found the men, who had purchased items. The officer stood by while they finished up, and then advised them to leave the business.

Family pranksters

2:37 a.m. Dec. 31, 611 Five Cities Drive in Pismo Beach

Three subjects inside Denny’s fled toward Motel 6 without paying an $87 bill. One subject was left behind, and was still inside the restaurant. Officers checked on the three men, and it was determined two of the brothers had played a joke on the other brother. When he went to pay, his card was no good. The subjects returned and paid in full.


11 p.m. Dec. 31, 100 block of Cuesta Drive in San Luis Obispo

Fireworks were heard in the area, and a resident said he saw on the news that you should call 911 if you heard them.

From the CW show?

5:14 a.m. Jan. 1, 1300 block of Oceanaire Drive in San Luis Obispo

A man said he believed there was a supernatural male in his house.


6:27 p.m. Jan. 1, 300 block of Stimson Avenue in Pismo Beach

A resident said he just returned home after being gone for two weeks and noticed someone broke into his residence and stole his TV, which was valued at $1,000. The suspect left a note for the resident.

— Larissa Doust