SHERIFF'S BLOTTER
SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

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 Kristina Pritchett

Saturday, May 21

DISTURBANCE

Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (7:25 p.m.)

Police were called about a drone flying around a residency. The caller told police they believed the drone was taking photos of the houses’ interiors.

RECKLESS DRIVING

Jeremiah Drive/David Circle (5:54 p.m.)

Police received a call about vehicles that were racing up and down the street.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (3:24 p.m.)

A caller told police there was a device with a wire sticking from it that was placed in a mailbox. The caller told police they were keeping people away from the device.

HIT AND RUN PARKED CAR

Street of the Golden Lantern, 34400 Block (2:50 p.m.)

A vehicle was hit.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (2:20 p.m.)

Police say a man dropped off a sealed letter to the sheriff’s department with “911” written in the corner.

Friday, May 20

DISTURBANCE

Via Sacremento/Camino Capistrano (9:17 p.m.)

Police were called after two juveniles were seen throwing toilet paper at a vehicle.

DRUNK IN CAR

La Paz Avenue, 24800 Block (8:55 p.m.)

A woman told police she believed her neighbor, who was not supposed to be driving, was parked inside her vehicle and was passed out.

TRESPASSING

Beach Road, 35300 Block (8:29 p.m.)

A caller told police a woman was inside a residency but the renters stated they didn’t know who the woman was.

KEEP THE PEACE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34800 Block (8:25 p.m.)

Police were called after a guest refused to vacate the Seaside Inn.

DISTURBANCE

Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (4:54 p.m.)

Police were called after a man started to throw trash all over the area.

HIT AND RUN MISDEMEANOR

Pacific Coast Highway/Camino Capistrano (4:08 p.m.)

A man told police his vehicle was hit by another drive who fled the scene.

FOUND PROPERTY

Del Prado, 24800 Block (4:03 p.m.)

A woman told police she found a bag of marijuana inside of a cart.

DRUNK DRIVING

Del Obispo Street/ Pacific Coast Highway (3:02 p.m.)

Police received a call about a driver swerving on the road.

DISTURBANCE

Del Prado / Street of the Golden Lantern (12:42 p.m.)

Police were called for a man in front of Ralphs who was acting suspicious.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Street of the Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive (11:31 a.m.)

Police say a black suitcase was left at the bottom of the stairs to the Marriot for more than an hour.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (12:32 a.m.)

Police received a call about a man who was inside the lobby wearing all black with a black ski mask.

Thursday, May 19

DRUNK DRIVING

Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino del Avion (9:17 p.m.)

Police say a woman driving southbound in a blue Volkswagen Beetle was swerving on the road.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Calle Naranja, 33300 Block (6:50 p.m.)

Police say a man with dark hair wearing dark clothing who was lurking around the men’s bathroom watching children was gone by time they arrived on the scene.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY

Brookview, 100 Block (5:32 p.m.)

Police were called to the scene where a 27-year-old male overdosed. Police say the subject was breathing and the fire department was dispatched.

TRAFFIC HAZARD

Dana Woods/Street of the Golden Lantern (3:29 p.m.)

Two large glass windows were in the middle of the street. Police were called with a request to respond, possibly with a street sweeper, for the broken glass.

PETTY THEFT

Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (1:34 p.m.)

A caller told police they saw a woman steal items from the store and was roaming around the area.

BURGLARY IN PROGRESS

Del Obispo Street, 33800 Block (4:30 a.m.)

Police were called after a man tried to break into a vehicle and broke the window.

Wednesday, May 18

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34700 Block (9:24 p.m.)

A caller told police they heard a man screaming for help either near the location or from a boat on the water.

VANDALISM REPORT

Street of the Blue Lantern, 33700 Block (7:05 p.m.)

A caller reported a slashed tire.

RECKLESS DRIVING

Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (6:50 p.m.)

Police received a call for a reckless driver in a white pickup truck on Stonehill Drive heading toward Pacific Coast Highway.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Street of the Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive (5:54 p.m.)

Police were called for a man who allegedly was in the middle of the intersection and looked like he was trying to get hit by cars.

WELFARE CHECK

Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (2:07 p.m.)

Police were called after a woman told the caller she didn’t want to go back with the man she was with because he was not nice to her.

Tuesday, May 17

KEEPING THE PEACE

Via Valor, 0 Block (8:49 p.m.)

A woman called stating a drone was flying too close to her home and keeping her children awake.

PETTY THEFT

Regina, 0 Block (5:43 p.m.)

A caller told police a flower pot was taken from in front of their home between Sunday at 10 p.m. and Monday at 6 a.m. The caller described the pot as 16-by-15-inches, royal blue and worth approximately $40.

PEDESTRIAN CHECK

Pacific Coast Highway/Doheny Park Plaza (5:16 p.m.)

Police arrested a man after he was seen throwing bottles behind a business.

WELFARE CHECK

Dana Point Harbor Drive/Pacific Coast Highway, (2:47 p.m.)

A caller told police a man looked like he was about to fall from the bridge.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Niguel Road/Mariner Drive, (8:19 a.m.)

Police were called for a bearded homeless man who set up camp behind the library inside the dog run park and was cussing and screaming at people passing by.

DISTURBANCE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (7:33 a.m.)

Police were called after a man was seen in front of a residence throwing his clothing and talking to himself.

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