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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 Kristina Pritchett
Monday, August 8
VANDALISM Street of the Amber Lantern, 34300 Block (7:46 p.m.) A caller told police someone destroyed their drought-tolerant cactus.
RECKLESS DRIVING Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avison (6:46 p.m.) A white work truck was seen driving over the median and swerving.
PETTY THEFT Del Prado, 24600 Block (4:12 p.m.) A caller told police two men took T-shirts and were running north on Del Prado.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino De Estrella, 27100 Block (1:19 p.m.) A woman told police someone asked her for a match. She believed the person was going to set a fire.
Sunday, August 7
HIT-AND-RUN Via California, 26300 Block (6:33 p.m.)A caller told police a blue Tahoe was parked on top of a burgundy Cadillac.
Saturday, August 6
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE White Sands Street, 25600 Block (7:40 p.m.) A caller told police two cars were stopped in front of the location and a man parked a red Ford Expedition with a broken passenger side window. The caller said the man quickly grabbed items out of the car, and got into a silver Honda Accord with a woman driver.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES Pacific Coast Highway/Beach Road (2:34 p.m.) Three vehicles were involved in an accident.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Street of the Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive (11:09 a.m.) A caller told police they saw a man and two women dragging another woman down the street.
DISTURBANCE-MECHANICAL Street of the Blue Lantern, 33700 Block (2:25 p.m.) A caller told police it sounded like concrete was being cut.
DISTURBANCE-MECHANICAL El Encanto Avenue/La Cresta Drive (2:22 p.m.) A loud power washer was heard in the alley.
Friday, August 5
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION Calle Paloma, 34500 Block (10:51 p.m.) A gun shot was heard.
RECKLESS DRIVING Selva Road/Chula Vista Avenue (5:37 p.m.) Police were called for a driver in a silver Tahoe. The caller said the driver was traveling at 80 mph and ran a stop sign.
HIT-AND-RUN Dana Point Harbor Drive, 34500 Block (2:31 p.m.) A man told police his black Nissan was hit by another vehicle between noon and 2 p.m.
Thursday, August 4
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Quail Run, 25600 Block (11:27 p.m.) A person was knocking on the caller’s neighbor’s door, and when no one responded they stood at the caller’s window.
DISTURBANCE Street of the Copper Lantern, 34000 Block (8:05 p.m.) A caller said a man and a woman were in a physical argument. The caller believed the man was choking the woman.
DISTURBANCE Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (6:34 p.m.) Police were called for a man skateboarding and hitting cars with his skateboard.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (5:39 p.m.) A woman’s white Toyota was hit by a blue Volkswagen Beetle.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Street of the Golden Lantern, 33800 Block (5:23 p.m.) Police were called about a woman who opened the caller’s mailbox, then kept walking. The caller said the woman didn’t take anything and didn’t put anything inside the box.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY Doheny State Park Plaza/Pacific Coast Highway (11:25 a.m.) A man told police he was hit by a Honda Accord while he was on his motorcycle.
PETTY THEFT Del Prado, 24500 Block (11 a.m.) A bicycle was reported stolen.
Wednesday, August 3
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (9:01 p.m.) A woman told police a known person stole her bike and iPad.
DRUNK DRIVING Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (6:51 p.m.) Police were called about a man in a black Aston Martin. The caller said the driver had been drinking all day.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION Puerto Place/Dana Point Harbor Drive (6:41 p.m.) The caller told police they heard six or seven shots and saw two vehicles leave.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (5:17 p.m.) Police were called for kids playing basketball, drinking alcohol and listening to loud music.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Amber Lantern (3:41 p.m.) A white Ford Focus was hit by a gray Ford Escape.
CITIZEN ASSIST Street of the Golden Lantern, 32500 Block (2:48 p.m.) A woman told police she thought she was being stalked by her ex-roommate. She said she went to her and found coffee and water poured inside.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Real, 36800 Block (6:31 a.m.) Police were called for a man trying door handles on vehicles.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY La Serena Drive, 34100 Block (2:34 p.m.) A man told police he was out of the country and his underage son was throwing a party in his house. He told police he wanted the party broken up and everyone sent home.
Tuesday, August 2
DISTURBANCE Water Ridge Court/Seabrook Drive (10:45 p.m.) Police were called for skateboarders being loud, pulling things out of the dumpster, and skating in the dumpster.
DISTURBANCE Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (8:07 p.m.) Police were called for a man walking a cat and yelling at people walking by.
HIT-AND-RUN Sea Island Drive/Crown Valley Parkway (2:14 p.m.) A dark gray Silverado and a white older vehicle were involved in an accident.
PETTY THEFT Del Prado, 24700 Block (12:43 p.m.) A caller told police a man stole alcohol and left running.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Crystal Lantern (11:37 a.m.) Police were called for a man “launching” baseballs and golf balls.
CITIZEN ASSIST Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avion (9:03 a.m.) A man told police a woman in a black Mercedes almost ran him over, and he believed it was intentional.
Monday, August 1
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY Street of the Blue Lantern/Del Prado (5:50 p.m.) A beige Nissan Maxima and a Mustang were involved in an accident.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Vista De Dons, 27600 Block (4:24 p.m.) A woman told police a man tried to open her back door and walked away when she said she was calling the police.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Alcazar Drive, 33800 Block (1:01 p.m.) A woman told police a strong marijuana odor was coming from the upstairs unit and she was concerned for her children.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (10:04 a.m.) A caller told police a woman exposed herself and was in the bathroom with the door open, refusing to leave.
DISTURBANCE Quail Run, 25600 Block (12:51 a.m.) A caller told police they were locked out, and their ex-boyfriend was throwing property out of the residence.