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 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.

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Training day

12:24 p.m. Aug. 16, 1388 Diablo Drive in San Luis Obispo

Someone called 911 and hung up. When dispatchers called back, a male said he was showing his little sister how to call.

Pay to play

4:29 p.m. Aug. 17, flagpole in Pismo Beach

According to the farmer’s market manager, someone was playing guitar without a permit.

Petrol price protest

5:13 p.m. Aug. 17, 1540 Froom Ranch Road in San Luis Obispo

A man at the Costco gas pumps was using a bullhorn and saying “Costco needs to lower gas prices.”

Love me tenders

5:30 a.m. Aug. 19, in front of Pierside Cafe in Pismo Beach

A delivery man said two men walked up to his delivery truck and stole a 10-pound box of chicken tenders and then walked away. The loss was $28.

Capt. Kirk’s done with Earth

10 a.m. Aug. 19, Fourth Street in Pismo Beach

A man was screaming and yelling, asking Scotty to beam him up and stating there’s “no intelligent life here.”

Hood view

11:11 a.m. Aug. 19, 83 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo

A vehicle was driving with its hood up, blocking its driver’s view.

Contact high

11:34 p.m. Aug. 19, Motel 6 in Pismo Beach

A woman staying at Motel 6 said subjects in a nearby room were being very loud and smoking pot inside and outside of their room, and the smoke was coming into her room where she and her 6-year-old daughter could smell it.

She asked them to stop, but they didn’t. She called the front desk and the clerk told them it was legal to smoke pot in California. The woman got a refund and left the property. Officers arrived and the clerk requested that they warn the smokers for smoking in a nonsmoking room.

Tenant troubles

12:26 a.m. Aug. 20, 225 Palomar Ave. in Pismo Beach

A woman got into an argument with her landlord. She said she locked herself out of the rear apartment and the landlord refused to open her door. He called her names instead.

Welcome committee

10:06 p.m. Aug. 20, 692 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo

Two drunken men were blocking the doorway to the 7-11, harassing people and vomiting.

— Larissa Doust