File a Report
Police case numbers are only issued when an official investigation and report is made. In order to get a case number, therefore, you need to file a report. You may come to the police station at any time of the day or night, or you can call police dispatch at 805-237-6464 and have an officer come to where you are if you are in the City or reasonably close by.
Reports Over the Phone
In some cases, for some kinds of reports, the officer can take the information over the telephone. After the report is taken, you should ask the officer for their name and the case number for your records.