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/.
Take it and like it!
4:37 p.m. Nov. 6, 829 Oak Park Blvd. in Pismo Beach
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A man in his 40s, who was wearing a bike helmet and had a full beard, was following female employees out of Big 5 and trying to give them his sleeping bag or pamphlets. When they refused, he became irate.
Not feeling festive
5:46 p.m. Nov. 6, 1930 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo
A live mariachi band was bothering a guest at the Best Western.
8:18 p.m. Nov. 6, 3113 Rose Ave. in San Luis Obispo
A woman was knocking on a resident’s door, asking about a purse.
3:51 p.m. Nov. 7, 890 Fourth St. in Pismo Beach
An employee of AM/PM said his gas nozzle and hose was at the 76 station. Officers checked the 76 station, but said there was no proof the nozzles there belonged to AM/PM.
5:39 p.m. Nov. 7, 110 Mustang Drive in San Luis Obispo
Someone had been knocking on a resident’s door for 10 minutes.
9:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 733 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo
Someone was throwing snowballs at passing cars.
5:55 a.m. Nov. 11, 841 Norma Lane in Pismo Beach
Someone reported a strong odor of alcohol. An officer said it was thought to be the bushes.
6:30 a.m. Nov. 11, 375 Lemon St. in San Luis Obispo
Obscenities had been carved into a freshly poured concrete driveway.
Where, oh where could she be?
2:08 a.m. Nov. 12, Price Street in Pismo Beach
A suspicious man was sporadically yelling out while walking down the street. Officers talked with the man, who had been drinking, who said he was yelling his wife’s name because he lost her.
Freak gasoline fight
11:41 p.m. Nov. 12, 12424 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo
A man pumping gas at AM/PM poured gas onto another person.
— Larissa Doust