Compiled by Garrett Yancey
Tuesday, February 5
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (10:15 p.m.) A guest at the Dana Point Marina Inn heard another guest yelling his intention to shoot people. No gun was seen. Deputies reported the subject seemed mentally unstable. No arrest was reported. Police gave the “all clear” at 11:35 p.m.
Monday, February 4
La Serena Drive, 34100 Block (1:22 a.m.) A Spanish-speaking female was whispering that she doesn’t speak English. The Spanish translator said the woman was mumbling and could not be understood. Another call to dispatch was receive earlier, possibly from the same woman, reported someone driving drunk and trying to run over the caller.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (1:03 a.m.) A caller was driving and heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot coming from somewhere in the vicinity between The Harbor House Restaurant and the ocean. The sound was later identified as fireworks coming from a nearby party.
Sunday, February 3
Via California/Via Verde (9:25 p.m.) A male and a female were having an argument that was disturbing the peace somewhere on Via California. The female was possibly in a car but it was too dark to tell. A 25-year-old man who listed his occupation as “manager” was arrested and taken to the Theo Lacy Jail. The man posted bail and was released.
Park Lantern, 25100 Block (7:15 p.m.) A disturbance took place at Laguna Cliffs Marriott near the back loading dock between an employee—who possibly had his vehicle stolen from the hotel some time that day— and the wife of the car’s registered owner. The caller tried to break up the fight and the wife took a swing at the caller. The husband and wife left in a black Toyota driving down the back driveway.
Saturday, February 2
Palisades Drive, 26500 Block (9:17 a.m.) A woman phoned police to report a woman who was standing in the caller’s driveway screaming and yelling.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (7:59 a.m.) A woman walking dogs at the Dana Niguel Vet Hospital called police after seeing a large puddle of blood and a bloody hand print on a light pole approximately 100 yards from the business. A second caller reported finding bloody handprints on the center median at Copper Lantern and PCH. Police also received a call at 1:07 a.m. regarding a male transient seen bleeding from his left hand near Denny’s on Del Obispo. The earlier caller wanted to call paramedics but the bleeding man refused help. A check of area hospitals found no one checked in with an injured hand.
Friday, February 1
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (1:01 p.m.) A caller stated that a blonde male transient with “scraggy” hair, a green army jacket and cut off beige pants was behind her business. When the caller asked the man to leave he got belligerent and tried to pick a fight with a male staff member. The subject left running across PCH—almost getting hit by traffic—to the Party Time Liquor store. He appeared to be drunk or under the influence of drugs, the caller said.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY
Mercator Isle, 33800 Block (8:36 a.m.) The drivers of a construction truck and a burgundy Ford Edge were involved in a loud argument. The caller said he was doing construction at a residence in Niguel Shores and a neighbor wanted him to move his truck. The neighbor then proceeded to back his own vehicle into the caller’s truck while he was standing behind it. The informant was not injured.
Del Obispo Street/Camino Del Avion (1:50 a.m.) A caller reported a suspicious person pushing a blue car south on Del Obispo Street just past Camino Del Avion. The subject was described as a tall man with dark hair wearing a tan jacket and jeans. The caller told deputies she almost hit the subject and his car. According to the caller, the man was pushing the car with no lights on and looked “weird.”