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8  Thursday, July 30, 2015

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California


Halos Pitchforks Shantytown

Deputies investigated a report of several men, likely gang members, trespassing in a shed on Concha Loma Drive on July 16. The shed had front and rear entrances so officers manned each side while announcing their presence. Two men surrendered out one door, so both officers pounced, but a third man escaped in the opposite direction. An inspection of the shed turned up a mattress, cell phone and meth pipe. Though the property manager said the men were trespassing; they claimed to be painting. The men, 28 and 33, were arrested for possession of a meth pipe, .2 grams of the drug and trespassing.

Following a hunch

Deputies patrolling a cul du sac on Via Real noticed a man hunched over the steering wheel of a vehicle parked in the red zone at around 6:45 p.m. on July 17. A look inside the vehicle revealed a knife near to where the man’s limp hand rested. Deputies awakened the man and asked if there were any other weapons in the vehicle, and the man said there was a pistol. A deputy found the gun and also noticed a meth pipe and pen tube that was likely used to smoke heroin. The man also admitted to having an unknown drug in his wallet. It was a friend’s, and he was holding onto it, he said, but he didn’t know what it was. Deputies had a hunch that the drug wadded up in tinfoil in the man’s wallet was heroin and arrested the man for possession.

Previously published Police Beats may be read at www.coastalview.com

Man in a van

A company contracted to clean up the Refugio oil spill reported that a former employee had stolen a work van on July 21 at 7:57 a.m. Deputies tracked down the man and van at a Carpinteria Avenue motel. There, the man, 40, was standing next his personal vehicle. He said he had realized that the van wasn’t his so he had done the right thing returned it to the motel. Deputies however noticed an aberration jutting out from the man’s gas flap. Flipping open the flap revealed two meth pipes and a marijuana pipe. The vehicle owner said he hadn’t the faintest idea of how all that contraband ended up near the portal to his gas tank. Deputies destroyed the drug paraphernalia and inspected the van to make sure it was in good working order but made no arrests.

Other reports:

Burglary: Ogan Road, Palm Avenue (2) Driving under the influence: Bailard Avenue Identity theft: El Carro Lane Possession of synthetic narcotics: Lookout Park Public intoxication: Carpinteria Avenue Under the influence of a controlled substance: Via Real Vandalism: Ash Avenue Warrant arrest: Malibu Drive SCRAP GOLD & SILVER WANTED. ANY CONDITION, ANY QUANTITY

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CITY OF CARPINTERIA 5775 CARPINTERIA AVENUE CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA 93013 NOTICE OF REGULAR QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given that the City of Carpinteria Traffic Safety Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the City Hall Council Chamber, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California. The Committee will review progress on existing public requests and any new requests. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Department of Public Works webpage at www.carpinteria. ca.us on Friday, July 31, 2015. All interested persons are invited to attend, participate and be heard. Persons wishing to participate who are unable to attend may send written comments to the Department of Public Works, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Melissa Angeles at (805) 684-5405, extension 445 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification of two business days prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements for accessibility to this meeting.

A reader sends a halo to the young man ahead of her in the quick line at Albertsons on Thursday. “He quietly paid for my sunflowers and when the clerk told me ‘no charge’ I was surprised and pleased. He made an 80-year-old woman very happy.” A reader sends a halo to Judy Mulford for her outstanding performance in the recent play at the Plaza Playhouse Theater. “Both Judy and the Playhouse are local treasures.” A reader sends a halo to the new hair salon Great Clips. “It’s very stylish place with skilled stylists and haircuts now for only $6.99—an unheard of price.” A reader sends a halo to Susan Frank at The Gym Next Door for her generosity, sparkly spirit, patience with slow movers and strong work ethic. A reader sends a halo to the Holiday Inn Express for hosting Weight Watchers Wednesday night meetings. “Denise, you are amazing.” A reader sends a halo to the family on Pacific Village Drive who removed the lawn and put in fruit trees on one side of the driveway and very attractive scattered plantings on the other side. “A good example for everyone.” A reader sends a halo to Martin Topham who deserves a bazillion halos for being the best handyman and builder ever. A reader sends a halo to Reynaldo’s where you’re always greeted with a smile. A reader sends a halo to Super Bee Rescue and Removal for coming out to an office on Carpinteria Avenue to safely remove a beehive and relocate it and its 10,000 bees to their apiary. “Yay for live bee removal.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the local clinic that makes its patients wait five to six months to get in for an appointment. “Poor scheduling.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the reader who wrote a pitchfork about girls wearing “too short” shorts and how it offends the “older generations.” This isn’t the 1930s anymore, women and girls alike have the right to wear whatever they deem fit. “Times have changed. Get over it.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the cafe that hides its yummy food behind crummy service. A reader sends a pitchfork to the pedophile who sent a halo to the shorts-wearing girls of Carpinteria. A reader sends a pitchfork to herself for backing up and not seeing a pedestrian behind her car at Farmers Market. “It was a mistake to wait on a convenient space and hold up traffic in the first place. My apologies to everyone and especially the woman who dodged my car.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the woman who screamed at the reader while she was dropping off her blind dog to get a bath. “I was not there to pinch a parking place for the Farmers Market. I was a legitimate customer of the grooming place.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the ladies who brought a glass bottle onto the pool deck then harassed the lifeguard who asked them to throw it away. “You ladies should be more respectful of the rules.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the vandal(s) who broke more panes of glass at St. Joseph’s Chapel. “We just paid over $400 to get new glass for the other five broken panes. You should step forward, even anonymously, and pay for the new glass.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the lady who throws things at her boyfriend, tells him not to say hello to certain neighbors and complains about everything to everyone on her cell phone, and probably elsewhere too.

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