How Does “Use My Car Around Town” Come Through As “Sell My Car In San Diego?”

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

• Wednesday, January 16 8:10 p.m. A citizen reported two people having “inappropriate relations” with each other on the pedestrian freeway overpass. It turned out to be the sweatshirtians from the previous call, enjoying a passionate rapprochement aka make-up sex. They agreed to move along.

9:13 p.m. After a caller reported someone yelling about “killing” on Garnett Street, a woman called to report having been in an argument with, and suffered an assault by her boyfriend, who fled. He’d taken her cell phone, too, so she couldn’t provide his phone number.

10:53 p.m. An 11th Street resident reported “strange people” peering into his backyard with flashlights, who ran when confronted. Police found the strangelings at 11th and K streets. They’d been looking for their cat.

11:06 p.m. A man arrested on the Plaza seemed to be pursuing several hobbies –packing drugs, violating his probation and letting his registration vehicle expire.

• Thursday, January 17 1:34 p.m. A woman who doesn’t read the Police Log took her dog for a 15-minute walk at the Marsh, leaving her car parked at the South I Street parking lot with her wallet on the front seat in plain view. When she returned, two windows had been smashed and the wallet taken.

1:55 p.m. Several people argued in the APD lobby. The strife began when her dog jumped out of her car’s broken window following a burglary. As she put her dog back in the car, a passerby made a caustic observation as to her animal treatment standards. This, coming on the heels of her no good very bad afternoon, was most unwelcome and triggered the argument.

4:09 p.m. She quit working with this guy in April of 2012, but he still texts nastygrams and makes harassing phone calls to her.

7:07 p.m. A man standing at the corner of Zehndner and Q streets called to say that if he had to go home, he would kill himself with a pill overdose. An ambulance brought him to the police station, and from there he was taken to the nervous hospital.

11:21 p.m. A tan-colored horse was reported on the loose in the area of Mustang Lane. Seriously. Police arrived seven minutes later, finding no solo steed.

• Friday, January 18 2:11 a.m. Two men argued in the 1000 block of G Street, and a woman who desired an end to the verbal strife didn’t choose to lead by example. A passerby reported her screaming at the argument guys, creating an unpleasant  cacophony of caterwauling. An officer found two people talking loudly, and nothing as operatic as had been described.

8:37 a.m. A resident left a housekey in the mailbox, and it was stolen. Until the locks were changed, extra patrols were requested.

9:10 a.m. A long-haired man in a jean jacket and rubber boots was seen releasing domestic ducks into Klopp Lake, a violation. Another citizen on scene said the man had let the ducks out to get water – apparently some sort of necessity for ducks – then “boxed them up” and left.

9:59 a.m. A traveler lad and lass strode west on Eighth Street on the Plaza’s south side, she pregnant-looking and both clad in baggy, earth-toned garb as he led the way with two dogs and a mammoth backpack. The pregnant-looking woman followed behind, beseeching the man to stop and negotiate some issue they were having. But he trundled on, heading past Eighth and G streets while she collapsed, weeping in a store alcove. Police found the two, and they agreed to go their separate ways.

10:19 a.m. But the fragile armistice could not hold, and the tempestuous travelers were next detected outside a 10th Street antiquarian bookstore, she chasing him as they continued to argue. Located in an alley, the man said that he wanted her to leave him alone for a while. They were told to calm down and stop creating disturbances downtown.

11:20 a.m. A Poplar Avenue man said someone had entered his home and broken his smoke alarms, installing microphones in them. He told police that he had been diagnosed with a mental illness, and his neighbors thought he was a drug dealer.

3:46 p.m. A 16th Street home was burgled. A back bedroom window was broken to gain entry, with $20 in laundry quarters and an Acer laptop stolen.

4:18 p.m. A Diamond Drive resident returned home from vacation to find his front door and bathroom door kicked in, but nothing stolen.

6:38 p.m. A man said that as someone at a Uniontown shopping center asked him for directions to a taco restaurant (which was right across the parking lot), the person pickpocketed his wallet.

• Saturday, January 19 3:42 a.m. 11th and Bayview streets, an odd place for a gaggle of galoots to stand on the corner talking loudly about their “prison time.” And yet they did, until police moved the mod ex-cons along.

10:39 a.m. A man said that he had given his friend permission to use his car, but only in town. But perhaps the instructions were garbled, because the next thing he knew, she had sold it in San Diego. He somehow located the car and instructed the friend to drive it back to Arcata, but again she bungled this assignment and left the car parked on the street in San Diego. San Diego Police said the car couldn’t be released unless he filed a police report, but, further complicating matters, he was in Guatemala. Also, the car is registered is New York, and he doesn’t have the license plate. An APD officer called SDPD, which had no record of the vehicle, nor did a San Diego tow service.

8:08 p.m. A car left unlocked on 127th Street was immediately and thoroughly rummaged.