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Arroyo Grande
• April 7: Two men were seen on video taking bottles of hooch off the shelves at Rite Aide and removing the security devices before concealing them in their clothes and taking off, a case of ripping off to get ripped.
• April 7: A woman reported her wedding ring was stolen from a room at the Best Western Casa Grande Inn.
• April 6: A woman was busted at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. for being hammered with an outstanding warrant.
• April 6: A man was arrested outside Rontal Salon after he was reportedly swinging a cane at passing cars. When police approached him, the would-be Fred Astaire confronted officers and would not listen to instructions.
• April 2: Two Good Samaritans reported founding wallets. One was at Strother Park and the other was in the Panda Express parking lot.

Morro Bay
• April 1: Police responded at 5:10 p.m. to the 200 block of Beach after someone reported some dirty boy with his pants down doing the 1-man tango for all the world to see. Logs indicated he was arrested for suspicion of indecent exposure after being observed polishing his knob in public, a case of April Fools, the joke is in your hands.
• March 31: Police responded to a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Embarcadero. They arrested a 48-year-old bent fellow for suspicion of wearing beer goggles in public and of course a bench warrant.
• March 31: Police contacted a suspicious fellow at 7:19 a.m. in the 700 block of Harbor. The swizzle stick was arrested for suspicion of being thick as a tick on drugs and having paraphernalia, his stash apparently already up in smoke.
• March 30: Police contacted a local scofflaw, 20, at 5:30 p.m. on Little Morro Creek Road and arrested him for two, “non-citable” warrants, a case of “Here come da judge, Here come da judge …”
• March 30: In this week’s “Found-Lost” file… Someone found a passport in the 900 block of Main Street and gave it to police. Someone in the 2700 block of Hemlock reported a missing person.
• March 30: Police responded at noon to Main and Pacific streets for a vehicle vs. skateboarder crash. No word on injuries at an intersection that was supposed to be turned into a 4-way stop, but apparently not enough people have crashed there to justify it.
• March 30: Someone called at 10:23 a.m. to report a hit-n-split crash in the 300 block of Quintana.
• March 30: Someone turned in a BB gun and someone else turned in a handgun to be destroyed, a case of see, March For Our Lives is working.
• March 29: Police responded at 6:38 p.m. to a disturbance in the 800 block of Napa. Logs indicated a woman interloper was cited for suspicion of trespassing.
• March 29: Police responded at 3:50 p.m. to the 1900 block of Main for a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. No word on injuries but one can guess who won that battle.
• March 29: Police contacted a hombre in the 2600 block of Main at 2:43 p.m. The 31-year-old zhlub was arrested for suspicion of resisting arrest and being skulled.
• March 29: The Fire Department asked the police to responded to the 200 block of Marina to help secure “evidence in a possible arson investigation,” according to logs.
• March 29: Police documented a toolbox with its contents scattered about and a California driver’s license among the detritus at an undisclosed location in town.
• March 28: Police responded at 3:47 p.m. to Main and Atascadero Road for a domestic disturbance. A man was nicked for suspicion of domestic violence and tossed into the County hall of horrors.
• March 28: A landlord in the 800 block of Morro Bay Blvd., said he’d evicted his tenant and now wanted police to help him evict the tenant’s car that was left behind.
• March 28: Police stopped a suspicious vehicle at 12:23 a.m. in the 500 block of MBB. Logs indicated the driver, 21, was arrested for suspicion of driving on a toot and his 19-year-old girl passenger was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, in what’ll no doubt be the date they’ll never forget.
• March 27: Police contacted some old friends, a 33-year-old woman and 30-year-old man at 2:13 p.m. in the 2800 block of Alder. She had an “active” warrant and was cited and released with a no doubt solemn promise to appear… next time. He had two, felony warrants and went to the hoosegow.
• March 27: Police responded at 2:21 a.m. to a 2-car crash at Atascadero Road and Main Street. They responded 12 hours later to another 2-car crash in the 1700 block of Main near the same intersection, as a roundabout’s looking pretty good about now.
• March 27: Police stopped a suspicious vehicle at 2:21 a.m. in the 500 block of Sequoia. The rascal was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and the evil weed in a vehicle, no doubt quite the buzz kill.
• March 26: Police responded to the 2800 block of Main where they arrested a 28-year-old man for suspicion of possession of meth for sales, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. The all star was tossed to the nick for the second time in a week. He also got popped at 1:38 p.m. March 23 in the 3000 block of Main for allegedly possessing drugs and burglary tools, as a guy’s gotta make a livin’.
• March 26: Police responded to a disturbance at 3:18 p.m. in the 2800 block of Main. According to logs, a woman said her ex-boyfriend and co-habitant assaulted her and then fled the scene. Police took a report to send to the D.A. for charges.
• March 26: Police responded at 1:45 p.m. to Birch and Elena for a disturbance. A 35-year-old dingus was arrested for suspicion of being higher than the stacks on drugs.
• March 26: A citizen in the 3300 block of Panorama Drive said his tile saw was stolen. And in the 400 block of Little Morro Creek Rd., someone reported the theft of City water, a hanging offense in this town.
• March 25: Police responded to the 2200 block of Emerald Cr., at 10:10 p.m. where they arrested a 35-year-old man for suspicion of residential burglary and resisting arrest.
• March 24: Police responded at 2:34 a.m. to a disturbance in the first block of State Park Road at the Inn at Morro Bay. A 56-year-old Las Vegas man was cited for suspicion of brandishing a deadly weapon, which is a good way to get yourself shot these days.
• March 23: Police contacted a man at 4:22 p.m. in the 300 block of MBB and arrested him on two outstanding warrants. Not to be out-done, another scofflaw was arrested at 5:37 p.m. in the 100 block of Atascadero Road who had three warrants.
• March 22: Police and paramedics responded at 7:34 p.m. to the 700 block of Quintana for a report of a 17-year-old girl vomiting and unresponsive at the Dollar Tree. She was taken via ambulance to Sierra Vista Hospital for treatment. No word on what made her so sick, beyond the usual suspicions that is.
• March 22: Police responded to Albertson’s Market on Quintana where some scoundrel had vandalized the bathroom sink causing $1,200 in damage, a felonious amount of destruction.
• March 21: Police responded at 4:23 p.m. to the 1000 block of Monterey for a domestic dustup. A report was filed.
• March 21: Police responded at midnight to the 800 block of Embarcadero for a disturbance. According to logs, when they contacted the disturbing fellow, he allegedly assaulted a police officer and took off running, trying to evade police by “jumping into the bay,” in an apparent attempt to make a swim for it. He was eventually fished out of the water and arrested for resisting arrest and suspicion of assault.
• March 20: Police got a call at 12:54 a.m. from a watering hole in the 900 block of Main for an intoxicated man about to drive away in an SUV, this after starting a fight at The Siren. Police stopped the car and arrested the forschnicked driver, 33, for suspicion of DUI, as the curse of Happy Jacks strikes again.

Pismo Beach
• April 03: A fuel tanker’s breaks caught fire on southbound Highway 101 at the Price Street off ramp. Nearby hotels evacuated guests and traffic was diverted. The fire was contained.
• April 03: A woman walked into Oxford Suites and was reportedly “rambling and not making sense.” Ol’ chatty was not a guest at the hotel and left the area.
• April 03: Two bikes were stolen during the night at the Holiday RV Park. A bike tire was stolen over at the Wendy Apts. Lock them up.
• April 03: A caller reported someone possibly doing donuts at Dinosaur Caves Park. They didn’t see anything, but could hear tires screeching.
• April 03: An employee at California Fresh reported a co-worker acting “bizarre” in back of the store. It turns out the guy was tipsy and likely not up for a raise.
• April 03: A case of possible road rage was reported between a man on foot and the driver of a BMW. The caller said that walker threw a rock at his car near the Pismo Bowl. Police chatted the pinheads down and no report was made.
• April 03: Yet another bike was stolen. This one was at Pismo Coast Village while the rider was in the general store. As he or she was talking to police the bike was found.
• April 03: A purse was found in front of Zumies. When the owner was located and came back to pick it up, she was hit with a trip to the pokey because drugs were found inside the bag.
• April 03: Some creeper on the 100 block of Foothill left a note under the caller’s door referencing what she was wearing. She said it was an ongoing issue.
• April 03: A caller reported that a transient man was throwing a knife at the bathroom door at Ramona Garden Park. Everything checked out hole-free and the guy left the area.
• March 30: A caller reported a truck on Price Canyon Road almost took out four bicyclists. The caller said a CHP officer had someone pulled over and when the truck passed them, it started to swerve. The caller made contact with the driver, who appeared to be really shaken up. He said he had been messing with knobs on the truck when it happened.
• March 30: Some rat broke a car window in the parking lot of the Bluffs Trail and stole a purse and a wallet.
• March 30: A caller on the 700 block of White Oak reported his son had borrowed his car to go to court where he was remanded into custody and gave the keys to a girlfriend. The caller could not get ahold of the girlfriend, but she called the next day to tell him that she had taken the car to a party and left the keys unattended on a table. Naturally, someone helped himself or herself to a new car.
• March 29: A man reportedly buys a pint of vodka every day at California Fresh Market, drinks it in the parking lot and then drives off, no doubt racing home before the hooch kicks in.
• March 29: A report of drug activity in a car at Dinosaur Caves Park went up in smoke when the occupants of the vehicle checked out okay.

San Luis Obispo
• April 6: At 6:08 a.m. the burglar alarm went off at the City-owned Ludwig Center. It malfunctioned, sort of like government.
• April 6: At 6 a.m. a man called from the City Fire Sta. 1 on Santa Barbara and said something was hinky by the rear driveway.
• April 6: Sierra Vista wanted help with a bothersome patient who was checked into “Step Down Room 105.”
• April 6: Police were called at 3:17 a.m. to a disturbance in the 400 block of Brizzolara, for a report of a man with facial abrasions. The 21-year-old train wreck was arrested for suspicion of being tore up from the floor up.
• April 6: A concerned citizen in the 800 block of Chorro told police that his or her friend just left the house drunk and angry. And at 2:04, another dipsomaniac in the 500 block of Hathway was out of control and fighting with the people who actually live there. At 1:51 in the first block of Elm, someone was pounding on the door and yelling after getting locked out.
• April 6: At 2:44 a.m. another concerned citizen in the 400 block of Ramona reported a theft. Logs indicated they arrested a 20-year-old sticky-fingered fellow for suspicion of possessing stolen property, an apparent case of being caught holding the bag.
• April 6: At 1:35 a.m. in the 600 block of Higuera someone reported a fight in the street outside McClintock’s Saloon with some poor schmoe laying unconscious in the street. Logs indicated it was a false report, however, they arrested 20-year-old woman for giving them a fake ID, so it wasn’t a total loss.
• April 6: At 1 a.m. a spooked citizen in the first block of Hathway reported a group of suspicious hooligans walking down the street towards the liquor store, because where else would one go at that hour.
• April 6: Someone called at 12:35 a.m. to report a loud BOOM! in the 1200 block of Coral. The boom was a bust.
• April 5: Dispatch got a 9-1-1 call at 10:49 p.m. from the 600 block of Serrano. According to logs, a song by Adele played for a few seconds and then the line went silent.
• April 5: At 10:46 p.m. at Mustang Village student housing asylum they towed off an illegally parked Toyota Prius, as “No Parking” trumps fuel efficiency every time. They also towed off a Jeep Liberty shortly before that.
• April 5: At 10:25 p.m. at Higuera and Nipomo a woman said a bicyclist rear-ended her car.
• April 5: Police were called at 9:15 p.m. by some fink who complained about a homeless fellow hanging around by the bridge at the Damon Garcia Sports Fields, an apparent blatant violation of the City’s standing-in-one-place-too-long ordinance.
• April 5: A citizen called at 8:06 p.m. from Pacific and Chorro and said a car hit a parked car and then hit the gas, speeding off down Pacific towards Nipomo and then Higuera.
• April 5: Someone abandoned an aqua blue Hyundai Elantra in the 700 block of Woodbridge and someone also left a white Mercury at the Amtrak Station. And a silver Dodge Neon was abandoned in the Natural Foods parking lot on Victoria.
• April 5: A citizen called at 6:54 p.m. from Marsh and Santa Rosa to report a man in a white Subaru was smoking, a hanging offense in San Looney.
• April 5: At 6:30 p.m. a citizen reported a reckless driver at LOVR and Madonna crossing the double yellow to pass and driving like a bat outta hell. He of course wasn’t caught.
• April 5: Someone at LOVR and Madonna called at 6:05 p.m. to report some bent fellow with his pants down around his knees was urinating on the Shell station’s sign and screaming into the air, as the “Customer’s Only” bathroom policy scores another victory.
• April 5: Police responded to Planned Parenthood to take a report of suspected rape.
• April 5: The burglar alarm sounded at 2:50 p.m. on the armory door at the Department of Corrections Office in the 3200 block of Higuera. It was human error.
• April 5: A citizen called at 1:50 p.m. from Prado Road to report some apparently drunken fellow had fallen down in front of the JB Dewar filling station. The stumblebum was gone when they arrived. At 1:17 at Mill and Osos another model citizen was reportedly passed out in the street by a City bus stop. And at 1 p.m. at 7-Eleven on Marsh, they reported yet another transient man yelling profanities, as he was “Not having a good day,” according to logs. He too was gone or his bad day might’ve gotten worse.
• April 5: Dispatch got a call at 11:48 a.m. from the 2000 block of Monterey at the Apple Farm Inn that a woman had just left there 5 minutes before and said she was on her way to “blow up” Wells Fargo. Police couldn’t find her and the bank didn’t go boom, so she was apparently just blowing off some steam.

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