Police Blotter

July 9 – July 28

Arroyo Grande

• July 28: A boy was contacted for camping in a car on El Camino Real. He gave police a false name and was arrested for outstanding warrants and suspicion of possession of meth and other narcotics.

• July 28: A hammered woman on the 1200 block of Ash was arrested for being skunked in public.

• July 26: A car was broken into on Fair Oaks and a pair of sunglasses was stolen. A witness was able to identify the suspect in a photo line-up.

• July 25: The loss prevention team at Walmart turned over $1,800 in counterfeit bills to the police department.

• July 21: Some louse stole a French bulldog, trained as a therapy dog, from a car parked by Chili’s.

Pismo Beach

• July 23: A man and woman got into an argument while parked at the intersection of Vista del Mar and Ocean. The caller said it was an ongoing problem with people parking there and camping overnight. The feuding couple said that they would leave, no doubt agreeing on something for the first time.

• July 23: A woman entered the station to report that she had received a tow notice for a car that she no longer owns. It turns out the slacker had sold the car, but never completed the DMV process.

• July 23: Extra patrols were requested on the 100 block of Foothill due to transient camping.

• July 23: Two mulish men in front of Harry’s refused to leave. They checked out okay, but were turned over to a sober driver.

• July 22: A woman on the 1800 block of Costa del Sol reported that a man was beating her up. She was in the garage and was attempting to leave. A friend told police that she was getting the other woman out of the situation. She hung up when asked to wait for an officer to arrive and where she was located.

• July 22: A man who was reportedly cussing himself out on the 100 block of Palomar took off before police arrived.

• July 22: A woman reported finding a human spinal cord in the sand by the Beachcomber stairs. Police determined that it was from a small animal, which is a bit unnerving.

• July 22: A caller reported that a man in old shaggy clothes was lying in the street on Dolliver. He had a bunch of bags around him and the caller thought he might have been unconscious. Everything checked out okay.

• July 22: A vehicle was broken into across the street from the Cliff’s. Three charges had been made on the victim’s credit card.

• July 22: A weapon was left in a room at the Cottage Inn by the Sea. It was returned to the owner.

• July 22: Two people were reportedly breaking beer bottles on the beach. It turned out to be two juveniles throwing rocks at a wall. No beer was harmed.

• July 22: A shopper at Ross Dress for Less reported two men leaving the store carrying boxes of merchandise. They had done it several times. The caller said that they had a “getaway car” with a female driver. Police were unable to locate the master criminals and management was clueless that anyone was stealing.

• July 21: A caller on the 100 block of Clydell reported that a male was whistling outside a window at his or her home. The caller thought the guy was trying to get the attention of his or her daughter. The whistler was in violation of a restraining order. He had also sent the daughter a Facebook message.

Morro Bay

• July 22: Police responded to a 2-car crash at 7:37 p.m. at Harbor and Embarcadero. One wrecked fellow, 40, was a little too upset and went to the hoosegow for being wavy in public, as apparently he wasn’t driving.

• July 21: At midnight, police responded to South Bay and State Park Road for a single vehicle crash. The cookie driving was arrested for suspicion of being toasted.

• July 21: Police were called at 11:56 p.m. to Motel 6 on Atascadero Road for a reckless driver spinning donuts in the parking lot. Logs indicated the suspect refused to come out of his motel room, which might seem smart, so the cops arrested his car for 30 days.

• July 19: And in the found & lost report… Someone found a set of keys and gave them to police to unlock the mystery. And someone in the 2000 block of Main reported losing a juvenile runaway.

• July 18: Someone in the 600 block of Embarcadero told police his firewood and a shower bag were stolen, no doubt by some wharf rat who really needs a shower.

• July 18: Police stopped a suspicious vehicle at 8:45 p.m. in the 2600 block of Main. The 74-year-old driver, was arrested for suspicion of being deep in his cups, proving once again you’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll.

• July 18: Police contacted a familiar face at 5 p.m. on Harbor by City Hall. The 29-year-old scofflaw was popped like a zit on a parole warrant. At 2:45 p.m. at Quintana and South Bay, police arrested another regular customer, 44, “for violation of probation terms not to consume alcohol and not to use drugs,” reads the log. The all star was booked into the County re-education center.

• July 18: At 7:10 a.m. police rousted a guy apparently sleeping in a car at Lila Keiser Park, supposedly because it had fake tags. The driver, 39, was arrested for suspicion of possessing crank and having “an altered proof of registration,” a hanging offense in this town.

• July 17: Police towed an apparently abandoned blue, Buick LaSabre from Atascadero Road and Sunset Avenue. Now what about that beat up tin can mobile home?

• July 17: Police responded at 1:28 a.m. to the 400 block of Quintana for a burglary report at Auto Zone. No report on what was stolen, but car parts might be the way to bet.

• July 16, Police were called at 8:27 a.m. to the 1100 block of Main for a reported fraud. A Hispanic woman, 36, was arrested for alleged identity theft, as she apparently wasn’t who she pretended to be.

• July 15: Police responded to a disturbance at 11 p.m. in the 1000 block of Embarcadero. Some ruffian reportedly battered a juvenile.

• July 15: Police contacted a 28-year-old man at 5 p.m. somewhere in town and the hombre was arrested for resisting arrest and suspicion of being high on drugs, which explains a lot.

• July 14: Police responded at 1:10 p.m. to Embarcadero and Pacific where someone ran into a parked car and apparently actually stopped.

• July 13: Police contacted a 33-year-old fellow in the 1100 block of Market and arrested the apparent hype for allegedly being higher than the stacks on drugs.

• July 13: Police hunted up a scofflawette, 34, in the 100 block of Whidbey who had a “no cite” warrant. Back on July 9 she got pulled over in the 1000 block of Main and was cited for driving on a suspended license, taken away because of a DUI, as the hits just keep on comin’.

• July 12: It was car calls galore. At 11:57 a.m. there was a 2-car crash at Ironwood and Atascadero Road. At 9:10, police got a complaint about an abandoned car in the 500 block of Mimosa. Logs said they’d already given a 72-hour move-it-or-lose-it notice, so off to the impound she went. At 6:37 a.m. someone complained about a homeless family living in a car down by the launch ramp.

• July 12: Police responded to Del Mar School at 9:30 a.m. where someone found burnt matches.

• July 12: At 2:47 a.m. police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Crest. Logs indicated a man was placed under citizen’s arrest by his alleged victim apparently for battery and no doubt butt-headedery. According to logs, during the arrest the hothead “made criminal threats against officers at the scene,” and he apparently made it to County Jail in one piece, too.

• July 11: Police stopped a suspicious vehicle out past decent-folk curfew, 12:34 a.m., at Morro Bay Boulevard and Main, the heart of the danger zone. He was nicked for driving thick as a tick.

• July 11: Police responded at 8:53 a.m. to the 500 block of Atascadero, as some tool stole from Miner’s Hardware.

• July 9: At 2:36 p.m. in the 700 block of Quintana there was a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. No word on the carnage.

• July 9: Police took a courtesy report for the Grover Beach Police Department regarding a stolen purse and of course identity theft, the scourge of the 21st Century.

San Luis Obispo

• July 27: A suspicious citizen reported at 6:37 a.m. a suspicious looking green van driven by a suspect Hispanic man suspiciously cruising the neighborhood at LOVR and Madonna. Police found it unfounded.

• July 27: At 5:52 a.m. an off duty EMT reported some comatose white guy lying in front of the J.B. Dewar fillin’ station on Prado. He apparently wasn’t dead drunk, as no arrest was made nor a report filed. In an unrelated case, at 4:32 a.m. police got a report of some homeless chap with a bicycle hanging around outside Smart & Final on Johnson, apparently not a smart move.

• July 27: Police got a runaway juvenile report at 3:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Monterey at Quality Suites. Some hooligan okey-doked his foster care organization handler, saying he was going for a 5-minute walk, 30-minutes ago.

• July 27: It was an eventful night on Higuera as two lube joints had incidents reported. At 1:13 a.m. in the 100 block, dispatch took a call from some fellow who sounded confused and said he’d been battered the day before, though he might just be drunk. No report resulted. Then at 2:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Higuera an assault was reported at the Lube N Go.

• July 27: A citizen in the 500 block of Peach called at 2:44 a.m. and said his son was pulled over earlier and told “Go straight home,” which beats a ticket any day.

• July 27: A citizen called at 1 a.m. from the 3600 block of Sacramento and said some guy in a truck was stealing pallets from a business there. In another capital offense, at 12:48 a.m. at Wells Fargo on Marsh a citizen reported some dingus turning on water faucets, and then escaping on a bicycle.

• July 26: A citizen in the 500 block of Dana reported a car parked next to his or her house, and people might be living in it at 11:53 p.m. Police were unable to locate the alleged nomads. At 11:47, at Mariposa and Las Praderas someone complained about a car parked in their neighborhood for a couple of days.

• July 26: At 10:15 p.m. a music critic in the idyllic-sounding Irish Hills Hamlet on LOVR complained about someone in a parked car loudly playing “Japanese music,” but the racked was over when police arrived.

• July 26: Someone at Pet Smart on Froom Ranch Road called at 9:56 p.m. and said some wanderer in an RV was told to move along but refused and responded “You can F-yourself,” yet he rolled before the cops arrived.

• July 26: Police were called at 8:46 p.m. to a report of two men fighting on the 4th floor of the Marsh Street parking garage. Fight was over when they arrived 7-minutes later. At 5:14 p.m. in the 700 block of Higuera, two more ruffians were fighting outside Moon River Salon. That one went less than 8 minutes.

• July 26: At 8:45 p.m., on Higuera someone reported apparently hellish happenings at Christians Mattress Express. It was nothing.

• July 26: At 7:12 p.m. police were sent to the 300 block of Madonna where some apparently dirty fellow hanging around a car set off the alarms at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

• July 26: Police were called at 6:30 p.m. to the 600 block of Marsh for some Tungas trespassing at 7-Eleven.

• July 26: At 5:12 p.m. the “front infrared-glass breaking” alarm went off in the 1100 block of Garden at Finder’s Keepers. It malfunctioned, so losers weepers. Then at 5:24, another alarm went off in the 1300 block of Nipomo at the Aids Support Network. Human folly caused that one.

• July 26: Four teenaged girls in the 600 block of Higuera sitting outside The Mark asked someone for food and they called the cops to check their welfare, which was no doubt hungry. But they beat feet before help arrived.

• July 26: Someone reported a hit-n-split at 4:22 p.m. in the 2900 block of Broad, across from Staples. And at 3:56, someone had reported watching a SUV back into a truck in the parking lot at Sinsheimer Stadium.

• July 26: Police were called at 3:14 p.m. to Madonna and Higuera for a report of a man in the traffic island shoveling dirt, in this week’s example of why we need SWAT.

• July 26: Police responded at 2:48 p.m. to Higuera for a report of some mope smoking dope outside Rocket Fizz. He’d traipsed off before they arrived.

• July 26: A citizen called at 1:55 p.m. from Hathway and Mantalban to report a creepy fellow was sitting in a parked car watching people go up and down the street. At nearly the same time in the 2400 block of Boulevard Del Campo, someone reported another suspicious man who’d been sitting in a car for an hour.

• July 26: At 1:50 p.m. someone complained about two apparent vagabonds sitting behind the Vagabond Inn. A couple of hours earlier, the Inn had reported probably the same rag picker rummaging through their dumpster.

• July 26: At 1:40 p.m. someone reported a suspected drunk was stumbling down the street at Chorro and Peach. The stumblebum escaped.

• July 26: At 1:13 p.m. in the Madonna Plaza at Ralph’s Market, someone reported a guy out in the parking lot was trying to sell the evil weed.

• July 26: Police were called at 12:13 p.m. to the bus stop at Palm and Osos where some fruit loop dingus with his pants down was walking around exposing his shortcomings. He’d slithered away before they arrived.

• July 26: At 11:12 a.m. in the 2700 block of McMillan someone complained about another rubbish farmer digging through a business dumpster, another apparent case of “It may be garbage, but it’s my garbage!”

• July 26: Some graffidiot vandalized the playground at Sinsheimer Park.

• July 26: Police were called at 9:20 and 10:31 a.m. to the 3900 block of Broad to run off some homeless guy loitering outside Vons smoking cigarettes, a hanging offense in San Loco.

• July 26: At 10 a.m. someone reported man stretched out across the railroad tracks at Laurel and Orcutt. He was gone before police or a train arrived.

• July 26: Police got a report at 9:39 a.m. from the homeless shelter office on Orcutt of a suspicious Hispanic man running from the shelter towards Broad Street with no shirt on. And 10 minutes earlier in the 500 block of California, a citizen told police he or she wanted them to run off another homeless guy, “sleeping in his mess by the tree.”

• July 26: Police got a call at 9 a.m. from the 3400 block of Higuera about a man who was “actively suicidal” at the County Social Services Office, as no doubt the bureaucracy can do that to a guy.

• July 26: Police were called at 8:35 a.m. to the 600 block of Marsh where yet another bothersome transient fellow, 60, was pestering and cussing out the landscapers at Wells Fargo. He was arrested for resisting arrest.

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