Compiled by Kevin Dahlgren
Monday, December 3
Blue Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (8:46 a.m.)
Traffic signals at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Lantern were malfunctioning. The caller told police the traffic lights were flashing intermittently for no apparent reason.
Traffic Accident-Non Injury
Golden Lantern/Josiah Drive (8:22 a.m.)
A traffic collision involving a gold Toyota and a gold Mazda was reported to police. Both vehicles were able to move out of lanes of travel and neither driver complained of injuries. Orange County Fire Authority was not needed at the time of the call.
Quail Run, 25600 Block (5:24 a.m.)
A man called police to report his car was stolen from his driveway. The man told dispatch that he heard a banging noise and some mechanical sounds coming from outside his home shortly before hearing the engine of his 1987 Porsche 911 start up. By the time the man exited his house, the car was no longer in the driveway and was nowhere to be seen.
Sunday, December 2
Suspicious Person in Vehicle
Calle Maria/Avenida Las Palmas (10:13 p.m.)
A white sedan occupied by two males was seen driving erratically while honking and flashing the headlights. The caller told officers that the driver of the car covered his face with a large piece of paper as he passed the caller.
Selva Road/Blue Lantern (3:10 p.m.)
A local resident called police after witnessing an altercation between a man and a woman on the street. The female accused the male of taking something of hers without her permission and began to follow the man down the street. The duo was last seen walking southbound on Blue Lantern. Both subjects were described in their early 20s wearing jeans and sweatshirts.
Pacific Coast Highway/34100 Block (9:13 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for the area where a stolen credit card was used to pay for a room at a local motel. After the theft victim’s cards were stolen from his car at San Clemente High School the day before, the caller saw a charge for a motel on Pacific Coast Highway on his credit card statement. Police made contact with the front desk, but were unable to find any guests checked into the room in question.
Saturday, December 1
Investigate Person Down
Camino del Avion/Ocean Ranch (10:08 p.m.)
Police were called after a man was seen passed out with his feet in the street. The caller was unsure if the man was drunk or injured but believed he would need medical attention. The man was described as wearing a red shirt, white pants and a dark-colored hat.
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (6:47 p.m.)
A red Chevy Silverado was seen driving erratically and swerving into oncoming traffic while driving northbound on Pacific Coast Highway. The caller was unable to give a description of the driver but was worried the truck may cause an accident.
Via San Juan, 34300 Block (9:45 a.m.)
A man called police after he caught his roommate stealing his personal belongings. The caller told police this had become an ongoing problem and wanted his roommate arrested. Officers were sent to the scene and a report was filed for the alleged stolen items.
Friday, November 30
Camino Capistrano/Pacific Coast Highway (9:03 p.m.)
Police received a report of an altercation between a large group of men in the parking lot of Shanghai Charlie’s restaurant. The caller told police that there did not appear to be any weapons, but the men might be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
Marina Vista Drive, 33300 Block (5:35 p.m.)
A strange man was seen standing outside a red Toyota pickup truck parked in a residential neighborhood. The man was described as in his late 20s wearing a dark colored jacket, and appeared to be smoking cigarettes. The caller was concerned because there had been a recent rise in burglaries in the neighborhood.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (1:08 p.m.)
A woman called police about a man taking photographs outside of her business after an argument between the caller and photographer. The woman was upset because she did not want her business photographed, but the man was refusing to delete any pictures from his camera. Deputies determined that the photographer committed no crime.
Vista del Mar, 0 Block (3:19 a.m.)
Police were called after a woman reported that several males had been knocking on her door and slipping unknown metal objects under the door frame. The woman said she was at least three different men who were now sitting across the street on a park bench.
Tuesday, November 27
Zarzito Drive, 33800 Block (5:31 p.m.)
A resident called police after seeing a maroon Ford Explorer driving through a neighborhood several times very suspiciously. The caller told police it appeared that the driver was looking for something or was lost, but when confronted told the caller he knew what he was doing. The van had been making regular appearances in the neighborhood over the previous weeks.
Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (1:15 p.m.)
A man called police after seeing a four-year-old boy walking along the street with no adults around. The caller was concerned the child might have been lost or in trouble. The boy was described as having blonde hair and wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (12:18 p.m.)
A 40-year-old man was arrested on charges of assault after a woman reported that he grabbed her and tried to kiss her while she waited for a friend outside of a local business. The girl’s father called police after seeing the unknown man kiss his 18-year-old daughter while she struggled to break free from the man’s grip.