Compiled by Jim Shilander
Tuesday, November 5
Street of the Golden Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (9:38 a.m.) A caller said a woman caused a major disturbance inside a store, which included screaming and cussing at customers. The woman was described as being in her 30s, with blonde hair. She was wearing a gray halter top, jeans and slippers and was carrying a brown bag.
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (7:47 a.m.) The caller said a man, who was trying to get on a bus, appeared to be strapping something onto his feet. The caller thought it was an explosive device and claimed the man wanted to blow the bus up. The man was described as approximately 60-years-old, wearing a brown shirt and khaki shorts and carrying a blue duffle bag.
The caller hung up and could not be contacted. The Orange County Transit Authority contacted the bus driver and advised him to not to pick any riders up. Police used a K-9 unit to search the area and located the man in question, who consented to a search. No explosives were found. Authorities were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the informant.
Via Monarca, 0 Block (12:56 a.m.) A woman was walking around ringing doorbells, asking for “Mormon services” and talking to herself. She was also trying door handles on vehicles. The woman was described as being in her late 60s, standing less than 5 feet tall with a medium build and gray hair. Another caller, who had their doorbell rung, described the woman as “wicked looking.”