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/.
6:04 p.m. July 17, 3430 Liga Road in Atascadero
A resident said someone in a blue truck dropped off several marijuana plants in the lot across the street. The plants were booked for destruction.
Oh, what a sight
2:03 a.m. July 18, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles
Someone was camping outside the front of the fairgrounds, waiting to be the first to get into the fair. He woke up to a transient defecating on the sidewalk.
9:11 p.m. July 20, 8000 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A man called 911 to say the clerk at 7-11 was refusing to sell him cigarettes. Officers contacted the clerk, who said the man was trying to have his underage son buy the cigarettes. The man and his son left before officers arrived.
Ah, fair time
6:51 p.m. July 18, 1100 19th St. in Paso Robles
Some people were in Pioneer Park, drinking. They were gone by the time police arrived.
Better than your bed
10:59 a.m. July 18, Call to police department in Atascadero
A resident reported finding a dead animal in her pool after calling the police the night before about a loud party next door.
11:37 p.m. July 18, Call to police department in Atascadero
Someone asked to talk to an officer about a person with a large amount of quarters, possibly from an unreported burglary.
12:25 a.m. July 23, 8845 El Camino Real in Atascadero
Officers checked on an occupied vehicle near Players Pizza. It was determined to be security for the business.
What’s the punch line?
8:46 p.m. July 23, 8005 El Camino Real in Atascadero
A German shepherd, a Chihuahua and a pug were loose on the roadway.
— Larissa Doust