Apr 21

Paso Robles, March 14-20, 2010

12:11 p.m. Tuesday: Homer Simpson must have been in town.

1:41 p.m. Sunday | Paso Robles Golf Club | Suspicious circumstances

Happy Gilmore

Three men were hitting golf balls into houses and yards and not using golf course etiquette.

9:12 a.m. Monday | 23rd and Spring streets | Suspicious  circumstances

Was it the newspaper?

A caller said he saw a man wearing shorts and carrying a phone book and newspapers walk into traffic. The man was then at the Dodge dealership, opening doors on the for-sale vehicles. Officers checked on the man, who said he was looking for a vehicle to purchase. He was sent on his way.

12:24 p.m. Monday | 900 Park Street | Traffic collision

That’s a nice story

A man came into the police department lobby to report a traffic collision that occurred an hour previously in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The man did not ask the other party for any information because he was in a hurry. The man’s vehicle suffered no damage, and it was the other person’s fault.

12:11 p.m. Tuesday | 189 Niblick Road | Theft

Are doughnuts really worth the risk of arrest?

A man was arrested after allegedly stealing doughnuts from Albertsons.

2:07 p.m. Tuesday | 900 Park Street | Suspicious circumstances

Always read the fine print

A woman reported computer fraud, saying she ordered free samples and paid more than $500.

9:11 a.m. Wednesday | 1122 Pine St. | Other

Crazy rumors

Officers went to the Crooked Kilt after hearing of a rumor of “some equipment” installed at the business. The rumor of a pole was unfounded, and business representatives said there were no plans to install one.

3:26 p.m. Wednesday | 3200 block Combine | Parker

That’s one way to handle it

A business owner requested that the city tow a vehicle an employee abandoned at the location. The caller was advised of private property issues. The caller said he would shove it into the street so it would be the city’s issue.

9:41 p.m. Wednesday | 191 Niblick Road | Suspicious circumstances

Obnoxious

A woman inside Taco Bell was reportedly only wearing a red bra, green mini-skirt and high heels. She was with three other women and a man, who were filming her. The woman was offensive to families in the business.

6:48 p.m. Thursday | Chandler Ranch | Animal problem

Steak!

A deceased cow on the Chandler Ranch property was visible from the Grassy Hollow/Red River area. A ranch representative was contacted.

120 p.m. Saturday | 180 Niblick Road | Suspicious circumstances

What are they supposed to look like?

A caller reported “shoddy looking” panhandlers by McDonald’s. The caller found their appearance “questionable.”

Apr 20

Paso Robles, March 7-13, 2010

4:41 a.m. Tuesday: The new era of newspaper delivery.

4:41 a.m. Tuesday | Hilltop Drive and Fresno Street | Peace disturbance

He wanted to get those papers delivered on time

A person in a dark-colored truck with a loud muffler was disturbing residents. An officer contacted the driver, who turned out to be a delivering The Tribune. He was advised to keep his tires in traction and to slow down.

11:56 a.m. Tuesday | 1191 Creston Road | Other

Breaking all sorts of rules

A caller said a man was at the east entrance of Vons offering to buy people’s groceries with food stamps in exchange for money. The man was wearing a Ghostbusters shirt, carrying a skateboard and sitting next to a “no skateboarding” sign. Officers were unable to locate him.

2:18 p.m. Saturday | 1700 block Ponderosa Lane | Citizen assist

Neighborly love

A woman said she was concerned because a neighbor was nailing barbed-wire on the top of their shared fence to keep cats out of his yard.

6:16 p.m Saturday | 1500 block Spring Street | Suspicious circumstances

Creeping other people out isn’t the best solution

A man at the drive-up ATM at Bank of America said the machine took his card. He then said he wanted to watch the woman put her card in and enter her PIN to see if the machine was malfunctioning for everyone. The woman rolled up her windows and left. Officers determined the machine wasn’t functioning.

6:25 p.m. Saturday | 1191 Creston Road | Theft

Who flipped the camera?

A Subway employee reported $375 missing from the deposits and change bags. The video camera in the store had been flipped up at 11:05 the night before. There was no forced entry into the store, which led the caller to believe the door was left unlocked or the person responsible for the theft had a key.

Apr 20

Paso Robles, Feb. 28-March 6, 2010

2:50 p.m. Saturday: Bummer. Twice.

11:06 a.m. Sunday | 2800 block Pine Street | Check the welfare

Bored and home alone = bad combination

Someone called 911 three times and hung up. On callback, a 12-year-old boy said they were misdials. He said he was home alone; his parents were at his grandparent’s house next door. The boy was told to have an adult contact the police department. The mother called and said that everything was OK.

3:25 p.m. Sunday | City Park | Suspicious circumstances

That’s a pretty big misunderstanding

A caller said 25 to 30 people having a gay rights activist party were approaching children on the playground and offering gifts and candy. An officer contact the group, which turned out to be a family having a birthday party – albeit a bit loud. The group was advised.

2:50 p.m. Saturday | Golden Hill Road at Hwy. 46 | Citizen assist

Entombed

A vehicle was stuck in mud on a caller’s private property. The vehicle was trespassing and was now unoccupied. The owner of the vehicle also brought a tractor to get the vehicle out, and it got stuck as well. Both the tractor and the 4-wheel-drive truck were sunk all the way down to the body. A neighbor advised they will be there until the summer unless they could get a helicopter.

Apr 19

Atascadero, April 4-10, 2010

6:32 p.m. Sunday: Hot dog! Someone stole our really expensive cart.

6:32 p.m. Sunday | 11250 Viejo Camino | Grand theft

Must have been gold-plated

A hot dog machine worth $11,000 was reported stolen.

4:11 p.m. Friday | 7135 El Camino Real | Burglary

And to think breastmilk is free

A person from Vons reported the theft of $4,000 of infant formula in four separate incidents.

10:04 p.m. Friday | 8000 block Atascadero Ave. | Suspicious circumstances

War of the roses

A caller reported that a neighbor took a rosebush from a friend’s residence. The neighbor advised it was for an ex-spouse.

Apr 19

Atascadero, March 28-April 3, 2010

10:20 a.m. Wednesday: Not sure who the victim is when it comes to vandalizing a cactus.

2:58 p.m. Tuesday | Montecito Avenue at El Camino Real | Animal problem

Eww

A person reported finding an unknown-type animal in a garbage bag. It was turned over to public works.

10:20 a.m. Wednesday | 5500 San Jacinto Ave. | Malicious mischief

Hazardous thing to mess with

A woman reported that someone vandalized her cactus. She requested extra patrol during the nighttime hours.

1:46 p.m. Thursday | 9700 block El Camino Real | Non-injury traffic collision

Let’s just forget I called

A woman reported that she hit a parking garage at the Atascadero Senior Apartments because someone was illegally parked in a handicap spot. The woman declined making a report because she would be listed as at-fault.

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