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SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Compiled by Evan Da Silva 

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.

Wednesday, March 18

DISTURBANCE
Christina Drive, 33200 Block (2:09 a.m.)
A woman calling from Ocean Hills Recovery reported a female resident in her 40s was being combative.

Tuesday, March 17

PATROL CHECK
Pacific Coast Highway, 33300 Block (5:32 p.m.)
A caller requested police attend to several juveniles who were “rudely” riding their skateboards down the hill towards pedestrians in the park. The informant believed the skateboarders were putting others at risk.

TRESPASSING
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (3:51 p.m.)
Del Taco reported a woman who stole a soda from the machine and wouldn’t leave the business. The employee didn’t want to press charges, but did want the woman to leave.

911 HANGUP-WIRELESS
Bright Water Drive/Placid Harbor (3:48 p.m.)
Emergency operators heard a woman crying and in a possible struggle before the line disconnected.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (2:33 p.m.)
Two men were reportedly sitting in a white, Dodge Charger that had no plates, and watching people in the parking lot. The caller believes they were trying to break into vehicles and stated that the men would duck whenever people drove by.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Doheny Park Road/Pacific Coast Highway (10:46 a.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a silver suitcase with an orange and red lock that was strapped to the train bridge. 

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Stonehill Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (10:15 a.m.)
A man in his 30s with thin dark hair was seen outside of Dan Hills High School with a trash bag full of clothing and a suitcase, swinging them both around and banging them against the walls.

Monday, March 16

WELFARE CHECK
Interna Way/Stonehill Drive (8:15 p.m.)
A woman was seen trying to jump out of a moving vehicle before the male driver parked on Interna Way and walked away. The caller reported that the woman was drunk and had requested police come to the location. 

DISTURBANCE
Beach Road, 35000 Block (6:59 p.m.)
A man leading a rehab session reported another unknown man who was interfering and refusing to leave. The subject was in his early 20s with long brown hair, a plaid shirt and carrying a black backpack.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Street of the Copper Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (10:47 a.m.)
A homeless woman had been repeatedly leaving items on the caller’s property, asking for rope and asking to buy their home.

DISTURBANCE
Samuel Circle, 32800 Block (6:25 a.m.)
Police were informed of a woman who was hiding behind an electrical box between Dana Woods and the Street of the Golden Lantern. The caller had also heard a woman scream and a man growling coming from the same area.

DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (1:11 a.m.)
Four individuals left without paying their $37 tab.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Staysail Drive, 32800 Block (8:18 p.m.)
A caller reported hearing “some sort of explosion” to the left of their residence, near the Street of the Golden Lantern. 

DISTURBANCE
Street of the Amber Lantern, 34000 Block (12:47 a.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for at least four teenagers who were in an argument outside. The caller believed they sounded like gang members and heard male and female voices.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (12:24 a.m.)
A man from the Chevron station reported that another man inside the business was afraid to leave because he believed someone was following him.

Sunday, March 15

WELFARE CHECK
Calle Juanita, 26700 Block (10:37 p.m.)
A neighbor heard a female yelling “help me, help me” and crying. The caller stated that the woman is paraplegic. 

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Street of the Blue Lantern/Selva Road (7:45 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for two men, possibly missionaries, who were going door to door and were unknown to the area.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Street of the Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (4:48 p.m.)
After being seen urinating on a car in the parking lot, a man passed out on the hood of a white Tesla.

DISTURBANCE
Cheltam Way, 33300 Block (7:42 a.m.)
A caller reported the next door neighbor who was drilling concrete for the second Sunday in a row.

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