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. For more, visit http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/whatsyouremergency/.
Blinded by the light
9:50 a.m. Oct. 3, 680 Wadsworth Ave. in Pismo Beach
A juvenile was shining a laser into people’s eyes at Judkins Middle School. Per the school’s policy, authorities had to notify law enforcement. It was documented.
What a situation
10:22 p.m. Oct. 3, 1020 Cypress St. in Pismo Beach
A woman called the Sea Gypsy Motel several times and threatened a man who was not there. The woman said she had a knife and was going to stab Ron. The calls were made by a voice service provider, so the woman could not be called back. The next time she called, staff kept her on the phone until an officer arrived. An officer talked with the woman, who thought she was Sammi from “Jersey Shore.”
Check your numbers
4:18 p.m. Oct. 4, 11990 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo
Someone from Target called 911 and hung up. When dispatchers called back, they determined an employee was trying to dial a 1-800 number.
Nudist colony, party of 1
5:42 a.m. Oct. 4, 1850 Jennifer St. in San Luis Obispo
A man in his 50s was near the Jennifer Street bridge and was naked.
Grim, grinning ghosts
9:25 a.m. Oct. 4, 2221 King Court in San Luis Obispo
A resident came home and heard a “thump” in the closet upstairs.
8:05 a.m. Oct. 4, 471 San Luis Ave. in Pismo Beach
A resident complained of a VW van continually staying overnight in front of a complex. Approximately four men were said to be sleeping in the van, and doors could be heard slamming all night and the men were defecating on the street.
— Larissa Doust