Alpaca on the loose, and other Atascadero emergencies

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.

Lovin’ it

4:57 p.m. Nov. 18, 6300 Morro Road

Five boys and two girls took a tray from McDonald’s and were using it as a skateboard in the back lot. Officers talked with the juveniles and told them to return the tray.

Oh what a fright

8:12 p.m. Nov. 18, 9315 Pismo Ave.

A man in a ghilley suit (a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage) was jumping out and trying to scare people.


2:35 p.m. Nov. 19, 9315 Pismo Ave.

A group of people at the horseshoe pits near the Pavilion were spraying something into a garbage can and then putting their heads in it. Officers issued citations for possession of marijuana.

Quick change

1:37 p.m. Nov. 21, 5599 Traffic Way

Two people on motorcycles were changing their clothes behind the community center. Officers contacted them and said they checked out OK.

Power nap

2:26 p.m. Nov. 21, 7379 El Camino Real

A man was passed out on the sidewalk near Radio Shack. Officers talked with him, and determined he was just taking a nap.


7:53 a.m. Nov. 22, 7200 block of Graves Creek

A resident reported the theft of Christmas decorations from her front yard. The value was $550.

Livestock on the loose

9:25 p.m. Del Rio Road

An alpaca was running toward San Anselmo.