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SHERIFF'S BLOTTER
SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Compiled by Ryan Song

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.

Tuesday, June 30

 ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Pacific Coast Highway/Beach Road (6:34 p.m.)
Two men in their early-20s were seen throwing plastic “detour” and “caution” signs into a fire pit and lighting them on fire.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY

Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (1:58 p.m.)
Someone paid with a counterfeit $20 at the Shell gas station.

Sunday, June 28

 GRAND THEFT REPORT

Ritz-Carlton Drive, 0 Block (12:37 p.m.)

A woman in a hotel room reported that her purse and $1,500 were stolen.

DISTURBANCE

Street of the Golden Lantern/Stonehill Drive (12:45 a.m.)

Juveniles were throwing eggs at vehicles on Golden Lantern, south of Stonehill.

Saturday, June 27

PETTY THEFT REPORT

Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (11:01 p.m.)

An 18- to 20-year-old man was seen running out of an Albertsons grocery store carrying an inflatable pool toy.

ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE

Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (10:32 p.m.)

A semi-truck, a U-Haul truck and six vehicles with “For Sale” signs were parked on Stonehill. The caller insisted this is an ongoing issue and wanted the police to cite the vehicles.

ABANDONED VEHICLE

La Cresta Drive/Street of the Ruby Lantern (7:56 a.m.)

A white van was found parked on La Cresta for over a week.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Forest Hills Court, 0 Block (4:10 a.m.)

A woman heard her garage door open at 3 a.m. and then heard someone in her garage. She also reported thumping noises coming from the side of the residence where there are no windows.

Friday, June 26

DISTURBANCE

Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (10:20 p.m.)

A woman said she was being harassed by a man she described as a “skin head.”

DISTURBANCE

Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (8:26 p.m.)

Two teens were setting off fireworks and throwing them on the bus.

PETTY THEFT REPORT

Manzanita Drive, 25200 Block (6:18 p.m.)

$130.00 worth of packages was reportedly stolen from a doorstep.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Doheny Park Road, 34100 Block (12:30 p.m.)

There was a possible credit card fraud at a 76 gas station.

 DISTURBANCE

Del Obispo Street, 33600 Block (11:36 a.m.)

A homeless man was reportedly refusing to leave Albertsons. He was last seen walking toward Stonehill and may have been involved in a possible petty theft. The informant reviewed tapes to see if the store lost anything.

CITIZEN ASSIST

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (11:36 a.m.)

A man and his girlfriend walked into a hotel, both claiming that they had “bird mites.”  The two wanted police to respond because the hotel’s front desk staff laughed at them and they both felt it was “against the law.”

BURGLARY REPORT

Ritz-Carlton Drive, 0 Block (11:27 a.m.)

A man discovered that several items were stolen from his hotel room.

Thursday, June 25

 SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE

Scenic Drive, 34500 Block (10:38 p.m.)

A woman called police when a large white pickup truck pulled into her driveway and the driveway to the left of hers. The woman said she believed the subjects thought no one was home.

 HIT AND RUN PARKED CAR

Pacific Coast Highway, 34600 Block (10:32 p.m.)

The caller’s white van was hit by a red truck. The caller was unable to provide a time frame and suspect information. Police obtained the location via latitude and longitude because the caller was also unable to provide a cross street to PCH.

 SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (9:52 p.m.)

A man was inside a business with a stolen cell phone asking employees how to delete information from it.

DISTURBANCE

Colegio Drive, 33800 Block (8:01 p.m.)

Two men were seen on foot reportedly selling an unknown product in the area.

KEEP THE PEACE

Malaga Drive, 33800 Block (5:05 p.m.)

A woman was annoyed that her neighbor’s kids were allowed to play on her driveway. This is an ongoing issue, the woman said.

 KEEP THE PEACE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (12:19 p.m.)

A woman called deputies after a man yelled at her, accusing her of dinging his car. The woman said the man left in a white pickup truck but she was scared he would return and that she did not ding his car.

CITIZEN ASSIST

Scottys Cove Drive, 33600 Block (11:43 a.m.)

At around midnight, a woman was walking on Stonehill when someone jumped out of the bushes and tried to take her purse. The woman said she was too scared to call the police until the time of the call.

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