SHERIFF'S BLOTTER
SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Compiled by Jacob Onofrio

All information below is obtained from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website. The calls represent what was told to the deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. The true nature of an incident often differs from what is initially reported. No assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided. An arrest doesn’t represent guilt. The items below are just a sampling of the entries listed on the OCSD website.

 

Monday, August 24

DISTURBANCE
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (2:34 p.m.) A homeless man sitting in front of the snack bar was reported. The caller claimed he smelled “foul.”

DISTURBANCE
Del Prado, 24400 Block (1:23 p.m.) The caller believed a group of skateboarding kids was damaging the property.

DISTURBANCE
Camino Del Avion/Street of the Golden Lantern (1:45 p.m.) A homeless man was sitting on the corner, begging for money and cursing at people as they passed by.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NON-INJURY
Del Prado/Street of the Violet Lantern (12:07 p.m.) A woman crashed her silver Mercedes into an unmarked ditch.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Calle Real, 26800 Block (11:16 a.m.) A man believed to have run away from a recovery house on Las Ramblas came to the caller’s door.

VANDALISM
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24500 Block (10:41 a.m.) A county car fell victim to malicious mischief in the east side parking lot.

DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (6:37 a.m.) Two subjects left without paying the bill.

DRUNK DRIVING
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (12:21 a.m.) A woman was believed to be drunk after she was seen driving erratically through the parking lot.

Saturday, August 22

DRUNK DRIVING
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (11:47 p.m.) A limo driver appeared to be drunk after he ran into a center median and blew out the tires.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRUMCSTANCES
El Encanto Avenue, 34000 Block (11:13 p.m.) Police ran a patrol check for a white van driving around in circles with no lights on. The van was unknown to the area.

KEEP THE PEACE
Calle Maria, 27000 Block (10:56 p.m.) A caller’s neighbor claimed his charity event was too loud. The neighbor then parked his vehicle in front of the event and set off the car alarm to annoy the attendees.

PROWLER
Palm Beach Court, 0 Block (10:54 p.m.) The caller reported a man was in his backyard “on business.” Many similar calls were made and it was unknown if the caller had a mental illness.

CITIZEN ASSIST
Staysail Drive, 25200 Block (10:51 p.m.) A man wished to make a complaint about whoever complained about his party.

DRUNK IN CAR
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (9:58 p.m.) Police investigated a man who was leaning on his car and had “the face of a drunk person.”

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Del Prado, 24500 Block (9:44 p.m.) Subjects in the alleyway behind the location were talking about possibly driving drunk.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Del Prado, 24500 Block (9:30 p.m.) A caller heard vehicles speed down the alleyway and believed he heard people talking about not calling the police or driving a different way.

DISTURBANCE
Domingo Avenue, 25900 Block (9:02 p.m.) Four teens were smoking and drinking in the laundry room.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHCILE
Puerto Plaza, 34600 Block (7:25 p.m.) Several subjects were drinking in vehicles parked in the lot near the jetty.

PETTY THEFT
Camino Del Avion, 24000 Block (7:05 p.m.) A man took merchandise from the market. Some of it was recovered while he was walking down Camino Del Avion.

PATROL CHECK
Camino Capistrano, 34200 Block (3:58 p.m.) Three skateboarders were skating on a short wall in the business complex. The caller stated it was private property and they should not be there.

DISTURBANCE
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (3:50 p.m.) A drunken man with a beer in his hand was throwing rocks.

TRAFFIC HAZARD
Camino De Estrella/Camino Mira Costa (2:40 p.m.) Men were taking pictures and stepping into traffic near a maroon van.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
Del Obispo Street, 34000 Block (11:02 a.m.) Police ran a patrol check for a white Toyota Camry left unoccupied with the engine running and the radio on.

ABANDONED VEHICLE
Old Golden Lantern/Santa Clarita Avenue (9:32 a.m.) A white trailer sporting the Budweiser logo had been parked on the side of the road for about a week. Several taps on the side of the trailer were unattached and leaking beer.

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