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.
Late-night knocker 1:06 a.m. Feb. 17, 6500 block of Sycamore Road
A resident said someone was knocking on the front and back doors of the home. Officers contacted the knocker, who was a friend of the resident.
Ready to rumble 8:16 p.m. Feb. 17, 7029 El Camino Real
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A man told employees at Starbucks that he was approached by a group of juveniles who said they were looking for someone to assault. Officers determined the report was unfounded.
2 much 2-ply 12:48 p.m. Feb. 20, 7300 block of Santa Ynez Avenue
A resident said his house had been toilet-papered and requested extra police patrols in the neighborhood.
It’s a sign 5:29 a.m. Feb. 22, 2100 El Camino Real
An audible burglar alarm went off at the Grocery Outlet. It was determined signs inside the store caused the alarm to activate.
A remote find 9:10 a.m. Feb. 22, 5505 El Camino Real
A hand-held remote was found on Castano Avenue. It was booked at the police station for safe keeping.
Smelly crash 5:51 p.m. Feb. 22, 10000 block of East Front Road
A resident said there was a smell of burning plastic in the area, which may have been coming from someone using drugs. Officers determined it was coming from a traffic incident on the freeway.