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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
Sunday, April 24
Priscilla Drive, 24600 Block (8:58 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for kids on skateboards playing “ding dong ditch.” The caller’s doorbell had been rung twice at the time of the call.
Del Obispo Street, 34000 Block (6:18 p.m.) Two men in their 20s were seen “possibly smoking marijuana” under the scoreboard at the back of the field. Both subjects were wearing dark clothing and one was sporting a man bun.
Street of the Park Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive (4 p.m.) A woman’s son fell in the park and scraped his left forearm and elbow. First aid was administered.
Del Prado Avenue, 24500 Block (3:35 p.m.) A “hoodlum” was in front of Luxe Restaurant. The subject wasn’t trespassing or causing trouble; the caller just didn’t want him in the area.
Street of the Violet Lantern, 33700 Block (12:05 p.m.) A black Honda Accord was broken into the previous night. There were no witnesses.
Buccaneer Street, 32900 Block (11:59 a.m.) A man reported residents of the sober living home next door were urinating in the courtyard of his home.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (9:25 a.m.) A homeless man was sleeping in front of Jack’s Surfboards and refusing to leave.
Saturday, April 23
Stonehill Drive/Seaside Drive (10:31 p.m.) A number of juveniles were on the playground shooting BB guns.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Palisades Drive, 26500 Block (8:47 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for two people talking on cell phones inside of a dark-colored SUV. The caller was concerned due to the location being a “drug house.”
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Street of the Amber Lantern, 33900 Block (7:37 p.m.) A bicyclist fell off of his bike and was bleeding from the head. The caller said the cyclist was unconscious but breathing.
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (7:30 p.m.) A man approached the caller and asked for a ride, stating there were two men chasing him and it was “a matter of life or death.”
Via Sacramento, 26400 Block (6:59 p.m.) “Juvies” were on the roof screaming and “flipping off cars.” The caller said some of the kids had skateboards and two of them were girls.
Via Corvalian, 33500 Block (4:12 p.m.) A woman said her ex-roommate was trying to break into her home. A 21-year-old man, who said his occupation is skateboarding, was arrested and booked into Central Men’s Jail. Bail is set at $50,000.
Pacific Coast Highway/Crown Valley Parkway (10:52 a.m.) Two men in their 20s were in fisticuffs in the alley behind Chase Bank at Monarch Bay Plaza.
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (1:55 a.m.) A man in a white Ford van fell asleep in the drive-thru. The caller woke the man and found him to be extremely intoxicated. The drunken man drove off quickly and was last seen making a left onto Del Obispo.
Friday, April 22
DRUNK IN CAR
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (3:19 p.m.) A woman driving a maroon Scion was seen passed out at the wheel, in the left turn lane.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avion (2:08 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man in a beige Toyota Camry who was seen drinking from a bottle of Cuervo and then throwing it in the median.
Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avion (8:55 a.m.) A man in dirty clothing and no shoes was seen carrying a mattress in the parking lot next to Ralphs. The caller said the man was talking to himself and may have had “mental issues.”
Thursday, April 21
Doheny Park Road, 33900 Block (6:03 p.m.) A “scruffy looking” man who appeared to be homeless was “aggressively asking for money, pounding his sign and pointing at people.”
Ocean Ridge, 33200 Block (5:17 p.m.) A woman was pulling into her complex when she saw her daughter’s new car, a black 2000 Toyota 4Runner, being driven away by a woman with blonde hair.
Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Crystal Lantern (12:47 p.m.) A man called police after seeing a possibly mentally ill man chasing and threatening people with a broomstick. An unemployed 48-year-old man was arrested and released on April 25. The District Attorney refused to prosecute.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (10:37 a.m.) A man reported seeing “red splatter” on the passenger side window and windshield of a white Ford pickup. The caller saw the vehicle drive in and park but was unsure where the driver was.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (9:41 a.m.) A man was standing outside a business yelling at the caller’s father. Per the informant, the man was very angry and had been standing in front of the business for the past week.
Wednesday, April 20
Coral Reach Street, 33300 Block (11:55 p.m.) A man was seen putting gloves on and then trying to open the caller’s vehicle. A neighbor yelled at the man and he left in a sedan.
Marquesa, 0 Block (8:16 p.m.) A woman told deputies she thinks her house is being bugged because after she called the homeowners’ association to complain about her neighbor, the neighbor also called the HOA to complain about her.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34400 Block (1:38 p.m.) A caller from the South Coast Water District asked deputies to clear out the transients from behind the location.
Tuesday, April 19
Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (4:33 p.m.) Someone was flying a drone up to windows of houses in the area.
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Prado Avenue (4:23 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a tan RV with a “foul odor” coming from it. The caller thought the odor was possibly that of a dead body inside the vehicle.