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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, March 27
Pacific Coast Highway, 34700 Block (11:31 p.m.) Six Marines were in an argument with other bar patrons.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Del Rey/Vista De Todo (9:21 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a white sedan occupied by a woman the caller said “is involved with a drug house nearby.”
Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (9:45 p.m.) A shirtless man in boxer shorts hit his female companion in the hotel lobby. The 29-year-old man, who said he works as a locksmith, was arrested and then released the following day after posting bond.
Selva Road/Street of the Golden Lantern (8:40 p.m.) A driver left the scene after hitting a pedestrian. A 44-year-old woman, who works in the mortgage industry, was arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail.
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (6 p.m.) A woman found an injured duck at the tunnel from the parking lot to the beach. The caller said the veterinarian they called would pick up the animal only if police were present.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Reef Bay Place/White Sands Street (3:21 p.m.) Animal control was called when a dog was seen locked inside a vehicle for 20 minutes.
Harbor entrance (1:57 p.m.) Two kids under the age of 13 were seen on a vessel not wearing life jackets. Harbor Patrol issued a warning and the subjects put life jackets on.
Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (1:25 p.m.) A transient man was seen trying to take a backpack from a woman.
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (12:53 p.m.) A drunken, sunburned man with a shaved head was yelling at people near the snack bar at Salt Creek Beach.
Calle La Primavera, 33900 Block (12:34 p.m.) A man and woman with a 10-year-old girl were at the St. Edward’s Church exit holding a sign asking for money. The caller said deputies responded to an earlier call (11:17 a.m.), but the panhandlers left when they saw the police car drive up.
Bayside Lane, 33700 Block (11:06 a.m.) Four teenagers, two girls and two boys, were seen lighting something on fire at the pool area. The caller saw smoke and a large black burn mark on the wall.
Saturday, March 26
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (3:45 p.m.) A transient man with a gray beard was bothering customers and stepping in front of cars.
DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (2:57 p.m.) A locksmith called deputies after opening a door at a residence. The resident promised payment upon entry but after being let into the home, told the locksmith he had no money to pay.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (1:25 p.m.) Animal Control was called when a dog was seen locked inside a green Subaru Outback.
Niguel Road/Camino Del Avion (12:47 p.m.) A man in a black Jeep Wrangler kept slamming on his brakes.
Friday, March 25
Street of the Amber Lantern, 34300 Block (11:07 p.m.) Four people who had been riding in a 1960s VW Bus were being loud and urinating on lawns.
Del Gado Road/Camino Capistrano (9:39 p.m.) A caller saw the beam of a flashlight and a silhouette on the roof of a house under construction. There was also a silver car running nearby, the caller said.
Monarch Bay Drive, 0 Block (6:34 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a woman asking people for money, running back and forth between lanes.
Street of the Ruby Lantern/San Marino Place (6:05 p.m.) Someone was lying in the bushes, covered with a blanket on the west side of San Marino near the hair salon.
Doheny State Beach (5:35 p.m.) Two people riding personal watercraft were in the surf line between Doheny Beach and Beach Road, weaving in and out of the surfers.
Camino Capistrano, 34900 Block (1:40 p.m.) Four to five male subjects were seen smoking in a non-smoking park and urinating in the bushes “in front of kids.” The subjects were advised and complied with deputies’ orders.
Thursday, March 24
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Quail Run, 25600 Block (12:46 p.m.) A woman suspected her neighbor had been breaking into her home, stealing her things and then trying to replace them. The woman said the neighbor has a key.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
La Cresta Drive/Selva Road (7:52 p.m.) Five to six people in a green Honda SUV ducked down when the caller drove past the vehicle. The caller believed the group was doing drugs.
Victoria Boulevard, 26100 Block (7:13 p.m.) A woman’s boyfriend “slapped her and she slapped him back.” The incident happened in front of a preschool.