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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 Andrea Swayne
Tuesday, April 19
La Plaza, 34100 Block (1:38 a.m.) A woman accused a man of stealing a $100 bill from her purse. Both the man and the woman were customers and both were drunk.
Monday, April 18
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (11:56 p.m.) A man was reportedly staring at the caller for 20 minutes from the parking lot. The subject, described as a 58- to 60-year-old man “walking with a gimp,” was then seen walking through the parking near the Dana Wharf offices and looking through windows.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33200 Block (11:41 p.m.) A cleaning crew got stuck in the elevator.
Camino de Estrella, 26800 Block (10:59 p.m.) A man in his 20s wearing all dark clothing was screaming and trying to break a window with his fists.
Azores Road, 32200 Block (10:23 p.m.) A woman called police when a neighbor refused to stop flying his drone outside her window.
Marguerita Avenue/Scenic Drive (6:55 p.m.) A caller asked deputies to walk the trails along the Headlands after seeing people walking dogs there despite posted signs prohibiting dogs.
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (1:30 p.m.) A man requested a patrol check of six people wearing bright yellow shirts and asking for money for a woman with cancer. The caller said he went online and found information stating the collection is a scam.
Sunday, April 17
KEEP THE PEACE
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (7:48 p.m.) A caller was upset that the bathrooms were out of order.
Street of the Copper Lantern, 33800 Block (6:38 p.m.) A man in the carport area threatened to punch the caller in the face if he did not sell his motorcycle to him. The caller said the man who threatened him was a guest of a neighbor. The caller sounded suspicious and possibly drunk.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (12:33 p.m.) A drunken man was in Radio Shack saying he believes his cell phone was hacked by a company he used to work for and suspicious videos he didn’t take were being posted to the phone.
Calle la Primavera, 33900 Block (8:25 a.m.) A caller complained of a man and woman with children begging for money as services let out at St. Edward’s Church. This was the first of a string of three calls related to the family. The subjects’ vehicle was believed to be a white mini van.
Saturday, April 16
Del Prado Avenue, 24500 Block (8:15 p.m.) A caller scared off a man who was attempting to steal a bicycle. The thief returned a few minutes later and tried to break into the caller’s car.
Granada Drive, 33800 Block (12:12 p.m.) A caller reported loud people at a rehab house were in the backyard “cursing and arguing over food for the last hour.”
Friday, April 15
La Cresta Drive, 25000 Block (10:55 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a noise complaint related to an outdoor game of table tennis. The Ping Pong players agreed to keep the volume down. Deputies also responded twice to noise complaints on April 13. The caller said loud Ping Pong playing has been an ongoing issue.
Thursday, April 14
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (1:38 p.m.) A caller contacted police to report his brother for “pointing at him with a laser.”
Granada Drive, 33900 Block (12:24 p.m.) A man called police saying he “wants the rehab center to refund his money since he has decided to leave treatment.”
Wednesday, April 13
Seven Seas Drive, 32700 Block (10:05 p.m.) A man said he had been out since 6 p.m. and had just returned home to find his home had been broken into and items stolen. Deputies found no forced entry. No suspects were identified.
Street of the Blue Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (6:59 p.m. and 7:29 p.m.) Juveniles who were skateboarding in the parking lot were asked to leave. The caller was concerned they are “bad influences on the younger boys.”
Tuesday, April 12
Malaga Drive, 33900 Block (12:10 p.m.) A real estate agent went to check on a property and found several squatters inside doing drugs.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34400 Block (9:34 a.m.) A “hobo tweaker” described as a skinny man with dreadlocks and missing teeth was camping on the hillside.
Monday, April 11
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Via Cordova, 22800 Block (5:13 p.m.) A man reported packages had been stolen from his front porch on Sunday.
Monarch Beach Drive/Dauphin (10:17 a.m.) A caller reported seeing two new backpacks at the base of the slope with nobody around. The backpacks were found to belong to two gardeners who were about 15 feet away from them.
Sunday, April 10
Camino Capistrano, 34200 Block (10:41 p.m.) A caller saw a man in a white truck dump sand, rocks and bricks onto a gray Ford Taurus parked near Camino Capistrano with a woman inside.
INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (6:38 a.m.) A caller reported a man on the grass was either sleeping or “something is wrong with him.” The caller kicked his shoe and he didn’t move. The man was described only as being in his 30s and wearing shoes.
Crown Valley Parkway, 32400 Block (12:03 a.m.) People were being loud in the pool area. One of the subjects was skinny dipping.