Sheriff’s Blotter: Whiz Kid Caught in the Act

Compiled by Andrea Papagianis

Tuesday, April 29

DISTURBANCE-AUTO INVOLVED

Street of the Silver Lantern, 33800 Block (9:50 p.m.) Authorities received multiple calls about an alarm sounding from a black SUV. The caller said the alarm stopped for 30 seconds before starting up again.

MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS

Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (8:09 p.m.) Beachgoers reportedly had a large fire going at Strand Beach. The subjects left the area on foot before officials arrived.

PETTY THEFT

Del Prado Avenue, 24800 Block (7:36 p.m.) A man entered a Verizon Wireless store, took a cellphone display and ran out. A store employee reported the loss of a Samsung smartphone. The man was last seen on foot heading northbound toward Golden Lantern. The caller said up to three men were involved.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Street of the Violet Lantern/Del Prado Avenue (7:21 p.m.) A drunken customer was believed to have left a restaurant and driven away in a white Toyota sedan. Another customer said the driver pulled over and ran north on Violet Lantern.

WELFARE CHECK

Victoria Boulevard/Doheny Park Road (5:02 p.m.) Deputies were asked to check on a possible homeless man who was passed out near an electrical box. The caller said the man was incoherent and was found with a beer next to him.

CITIZEN ASSIST

Ritz Pointe Drive, 0 Block (2:28 p.m.) The caller was detailing a neighbor’s car, who was out of town, when he discovered a large switchblade knife. The man questioned whether such a knife was legal. He was advised on laws regarding switchblades.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY

Lantern Bay Drive, 34300 Block (12:53 p.m.) A water delivery service person reportedly dropped off water bottles that rolled down the street and hit a vehicle.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Camino Capistrano, 34100 Block (9:26 a.m.) Two females were seen going through a planter, in which the caller located two syringes. The caller believed the women were dealing drugs from the location.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOW INJURIES

Street of the Amber Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (7:28 a.m.) Orange County Fire Authority crews responded to a traffic accident involving a tow truck and a motorcycle. Nearby construction crews reportedly blocked the accident scene from traffic. A witness caught the accident on video, through a camera on his vehicle’s dash, but didn’t realize it until he arrived at work.

DISTURBANCE

Dana Point Harbor Drive/Cove Road (6:11 a.m.) Authorities arrested a man who a witness said was walking on the pier throughout the night screaming obscenities and gesturing to children in the area.

Monday, April 28

INDECENT EXPOSURE

Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (10:25 p.m.) Deputies were notified of a drunken man wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans who was masturbating in public. The caller followed the man and led authorities to him. The subject was later released to his grandparents.

DISTURBANCE

Santa Clara Avenue, 24440 Block (7:04 p.m.) A man in his 20s, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts, urinated in the caller’s neighbor’s yard. He was last seen on Santa Clara heading toward Blue Lantern with a female companion. The caller was upset because “this happens all the time with beachgoers.”

DISTURBANCE

Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (6:19 p.m.) A blond man wearing a plaid jacket and jeans was crossing PCH near the McDonald’s and trying to direct traffic.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (10:35 a.m.) The caller requested a patrol check for a man standing in northbound traffic lanes in a catatonic state.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Domingo Avenue, 25900 Block (9:51 a.m.) Five adult males, some of whom were shirtless, were reportedly drinking alcohol near a schoolyard.

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One Response to “Sheriff’s Blotter: Whiz Kid Caught in the Act”

  1. Christina Guzy Kuhn
    May 4, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I’m replying to the motorcycle accident on the morning of Tuesday April 29, 2014 in Dana Point. I believe the motorcyclist may be my nephew. Any additional information would be appreciated. Also, we’d like to acquire any video from the witness mentioned. My nephew is still in the hospital. Injuries are serious. Thank you.

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