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.
Compiled by Steve Breazeale
Tuesday, October 13
INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (5:59 p.m.)
A man was lying in street between Del Obispo and Stonehill Drive.
Del Obispo Street, 3400 Block (5:53 p.m.)
A caller said nine homeless people were fighting in front of the community center. One man left the area and started walking down the middle of the street on Dana Point Drive, flipping off cars and yelling.
Cordova Drive, 24700 Block (3:52 p.m.)
A woman said two men were involved in a fight next door. One of the men smashed her mailbox, she said.
North El Camino Real/Pacific Coast Highway (11:37 a.m.)
An elderly woman was walking with children along the railroad tracks across from the Arco gas station.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (10:47 a.m.)
A man was walking southbound on Pacific Coast Highway and looked like he was deliberately trying to walk in front of oncoming traffic.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (2:22 a.m.)
A caller heard five gun shots coming from behind the post office, followed by two women screaming.
Monday, October 12
Camino de Estrella, 26900 Block (6:49 p.m.)
A man pulled down his pants and started to wipe himself with a palm branch. The caller said the man was acting “very bizarre” and was throwing things into the street.
Doheny Park Road, 34100 Block (1:53 p.m.)
A man believed to be in his 40s, wearing a Los Angeles Clippers jersey and black shorts, stole baseball gloves and other sporting good items and then made his getaway in a gold Chrysler.
Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (1:44 p.m.)
A caller reported that a woman was defecating on the ground at the south end of the Little League fields. The woman was in an argument with a male transient at the time. The caller also said that there was a homeless encampment being set up at the fields and transients were using the electrical outlets to charge their cell phones.
Monarch Bay Drive, 500 Block (10:16 p.m.)
A small group of people started a bonfire on the beach and were drinking alcohol.
Sunday, October 11
Pacific Coast Highway/El Camino Real (3:53 p.m.)
A man was seen hopping in and out of bushes and pacing back and forth. The caller thought the man was holding something in his right hand that looked like a weapon.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (6:19 a.m.)
A man collapsed near a restaurant drive-thru and did not appear to be breathing.
Saturday, October 10
Del Obispo Street, 33500 Block (7:21 p.m.)
Three teenage boys were standing outside a Circle K being rowdy.
Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Violet Lantern (5:28 a.m.)
A man in his mid-20s was walking around playing a guitar and holding an apple. A caller said the man kept scratching himself and asking to use the caller’s phone.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Chula Vista Avenue, 34000 Block (3:00 a.m.)
A caller said someone was trying to get inside their residence and was jiggling the door.
Friday, October 9
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (10:33 p.m.)
A man locked himself in a Chevron gas station bathroom after being chased by two other men.
Calle Naranja, 34500 Block (8:20 p.m.)
A man told deputies that a sweaty man knocked on his door stating that someone was chasing him.