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 Atascadero and Paso Robles. For more, visit http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/whatsyouremergency/.
2:04 p.m. June 12, 6455 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A black and brown dog with no owners nearby was jumping on customers at Sylvester’s Burgers. The owners picked up the dog before officers arrived.
8:22 p.m. June 12, 9420 Jornada Lane in Atascadero
A resident said someone returned her digital camera, which was taken in an auto burglary.
9:06 p.m. June 12, 4945 San Jacinto Ave. in Atascadero
A resident reported having a dog in his vehicle that did not belong to him. The dog appeared to be injured.
Won’t ask for directions
9:06 p.m. June 12, 639 Oak St. in Paso Robles
A suspicious man was walking down the street, ducking into dark corners. He was not familiar to nearby residents. Officers checked on the man, who was trying to find a barbecue he was invited to.
12:54 p.m. June 13, 5505 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A resident reported receiving a suspicious phone call. It was determined to be a prank call.
5:42 p.m. June 13, 700 Nicklaus St. in Paso Robles
Three juveniles were flashing drivers as they drove by Pat Butler School.
By the books
8:34 p.m. June 17, 6850 Morro Road in Atascadero
A woman was reportedly soliciting sex behind the library. She was described as in her 50s and wearing denim, cut-off shorts. She was gone by the time officers arrived.
Stealing from the hand that feeds you
11:12 p.m. June 18, 5735 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A man came into Fatte’s and asked for leftover pizza. When the employee turned around, the man stole the employee’s wallet. The man was arrested for petty theft.
— Larissa Doust