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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
Monday, December 7
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Puerto Place (11:32 p.m.) A seal or sea lion was in need of assistance.
Via Sacramento, 26400 Block (2:29 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man “saying profanities” and harassing a woman’s son and other students. The woman said the man was walking aggressively and hunched over. He was described as being in his 50s and wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Beach Road, 35000 Block (1:15 p.m.) A man in his 20s, who appeared to be on drugs, was seen dancing around near the basketball courts.
Sunday, December 6
MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (6:39 p.m.) A woman called deputies regarding an RV parked on Stonehill between Del Avion and Camino Capistrano near Creekside Park for four days with a couple living inside and coming and going at all hours. Deputies made contact with the RV owner earlier who said the battery was dead. The caller was uncomfortable with the RV being parked behind her residence and had been calling police every day. The vehicle was cited on Dec. 4 when the couple was arguing.
Camino del Avion, 32300 Block (5:18 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man who appeared to either be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, stumbling near Chase Bank. The man was described as being in his 30s and being “all tatted up.” The man had two dogs with him, one of which was a pit bull.
Via Mentone/Pacific Coast Highway (2:22 p.m.) A man called police to report seeing a baseball bat sitting on the seat of a black BMW. He thought it was suspicious.
Del Prado Avenue, 24900 Block (1:20 p.m.) Someone made a “beer run” at Ralphs. The thieves stole two 30-packs of Budweiser and made their getaway in a white Nissan Maxima.
Tennis Villas Drive, 0 Block (11:16 a.m.) A woman called police about an argument she had with a male neighbor who was “antagonizing” her.
Saturday, December 5
Street of the Copper Lantern, 34000 Block (11:33 p.m.) A man called complaining that his ex-girlfriend was refusing to leave after the two had an argument. Both he and the woman had been drinking.
Cordova Drive, 24700 Block (10:08 p.m.) A man wearing a black tuxedo with a red bowtie and carrying a cane was trying to pick fights with people and refusing to leave. The man who called in the complaint was “a little evasive” possibly due to a party happening at the location. He told police other people at the location know the subject but he does not.
Street of the Green Lantern, 34400 Block (8 p.m.) A customer tried to “feel up” an employee. The subject—described as a man in his 50s with gray hair, prescription eye glasses and wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants—was sitting inside a red Kia Soul with dealer plates in the parking structure at the time of the call.
Pointe Sutton, 32700 Block (2:17 p.m.) A woman was knocking on residents’ doors looking for her husband at the Harbor Pointe Apartment complex and refusing to leave.
Friday, December 4
Vista de Dons, 27500 Block (11:25 p.m.) A man called police after he and his wife received a call from the babysitter who said a woman from the sober living home across the street entered their kitchen trying to charge her cellphone.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (11:20 p.m.) A small white sedan with no license plates was stopped in the middle of the road. The woman at the wheel was passed out.
Vista de Dons, 27600 Block (7:18 p.m.) A 15- 16-year-old girl with bluish tinted hair knocked on a man’s door asking to use his phone. The man didn’t let her inside because he has two large dogs but offered to let her use his phone. She was gone when he came back with it. The man said the girl didn’t appear impaired and left on foot.
Trinidad Drive/Santiago Drive (2:24 p.m.) A man with black hair and a mustache was seen on the other side of the fence near the water tanks by the dog park. The caller said the man was not in uniform and didn’t appear to belong there. The subject was also staring at the caller and acting nervous, the caller said.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (10:19 a.m.) A male transient was sleeping on a couch in the third-floor hallway at the Best Western Marina Shores hotel and refusing to leave.
Del Obispo Street, 33600 Block (7:44 a.m.) An employee at the Dana Capistrano Animal Clinic called deputies to report an ongoing problem with transients.
Thursday, December 3
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (2:09 p.m.) A woman “enjoying lunch on the balcony of the Ritz” thought she heard what sounded like three gunshots within 30 minutes and wanted deputies to look into it.
Via Sacramento, 26500 Block (10:16 a.m.) A patrol check was requested when, according to the caller, people were in a backyard burning something in a chiminea that smelled like chemicals.
Wednesday, December 2
Pointe Trinity, 24700 Block (8:18 p.m.) A man was heard banging on walls and screaming, “Die, b**ch, die” and “You sell your own drugs.”