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 on its news pages. Here is alook at some of the other, more unusual calls as found in police logs from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.
Poor little kitten
3:21 a.m. May 6, 500 block of 10th Street in Paso Robles
Someone found a kitten but was unable to keep it for the night and asked for police assistance. Police were also unable to keep it, so the citizen was advised to keep it or let it go.
More than a minor problem
8:16 a.m. May 6, 3400 block of Spring Street in Paso Robles
A woman said her 16-year-old son got a tattoo on his back without her permission. She said one of his friends did it but was not sure where it occurred or who actually did it.
7:36 p.m. May 6, 36th and Vine streets in Paso Robles
Someone reported a small brown snake on the sidewalk. The person was unable to describe it or say whether it had a rattle.
2:34 p.m. May 7, 71 Palomar Ave. in San Luis Obispo
Some type of chemical was thrown onto a lawn and ivy, burning out spots.
Bike to work week
7:56 p.m. May 7, 1245 Spring St. in Paso Robles
Two men were inside the SESLOC Federal Credit Union and appeared to be cleaning, but there was no cleaning truck in the parking area, and the back of the ATM machine was open. Officers checked and found the usual cleaning crew inside.
11:13 a.m. May 8, 700 block of Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo
A resident said she believed she saw bear prints on her car.
7:35 a.m. May 9, 800 Sixth St. in Paso Robles
A citizen said there was a large water leak in front of the post office. Postal employees said they were aware of the problem. Someone had taken all of the sprinkler heads in the landscaping overnight.
11:43 p.m. May 9, 100 block of Olive Street in Paso Robles
A resident said her neighbor in another apartment was dropping weights on the floor.
3:37 p.m. May 12, 900 Park St. in Paso Robles
A woman came to the police department to complain about a man who stopped his vehicle in the street and motioned for her to go around him. She thinks he was illegally parked. It was unknown whether he was having vehicle problems. He was gone when officers went to check it out.