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Compiled by Andrea Swayne
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.
Tuesday, August 18
Brookview, 0 Block (12:21 a.m.)
Deputies received a second call (the first call came in at 11:45 p.m.) reporting loud music, loud voices and “loud, obnoxious intercourse” at the location.
Monday, August 17
Josiah Drive/Leah Drive (2:51 p.m.)
Two 12- to 14-year-old boys were in the park shooting each other with pellet rifles.
Del Obispo Street/Camino Del Avion (12:04 p.m.)
A shirtless and shoeless man wearing a black sweater around his neck and shoulders, black shorts and carrying a shaving kit was seen wandering in traffic lanes. The man also had a hospital band on his wrist and EKG contacts affixed to his legs.
Sunday, August 16
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Selva Road/Colegio Drive (6:31 a.m.)
Deputies responded to a call reporting vandalism in the area. A 23-year-old man who said he works in sales was arrested and booked into Central Men’s Jail on $31,500 bail. He is still in custody.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33800 Block (1:19 a.m. and 2:19 a.m.)
A caller reported a loud party was creating a disturbance. An hour later the caller phoned again saying the party started up again after deputies responded to the first call.
Friday, August 14
Street of the Violet Lantern, 34000 Block (3:52 a.m.)
A man said he is a “captain for the Orange County Transportation Authority with a seven-minute ETA” and then the phone disconnected.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (1:07 a.m.)
A man was asking for police at the ampm store. The caller did not want to ask the man why he needed the police because the subject looked “weird.”
Thursday, August 13
Scenic Drive/Cove Road (7:35 p.m.)
Five teens were seen off trail, throwing rocks off the cliff. The caller believed the kids had arrived in a white Toyota 4Runner parked on Scenic Drive.
Stonehill Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (4:34 p.m.)
Two men were seen getting ready to fight. The caller said the altercation was possibly due to a road rage incident.
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Pacific Coast Highway (3:33 p.m.)
A caller reported seeing two men and a woman entering a storage closet across from the office at the Dana Point Harbor Inn.
Pacific Coast Highway/Niguel Road (1:28 p.m.)
Blue luggage was left by the bench at a bus stop.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (7:16 a.m.)
A man who appeared to be homeless was sitting in front of the doors at McDonald’s smoking, using foul language and throwing popcorn on the ground.
Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (6:40 a.m.)
Albertson’s employees detained two women caught trespassing on the roof and were holding them until police arrived.
Pacific coast Highway, 34100 Block (4:45 a.m.)
A caller reported seeing a man in his 20s behind the Circle K with a metal object in his hands. The caller wasn’t sure what he was doing with it.
Capistrano by the Sea/Village Road (4:30 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a man in a red car seen driving around with no lights on. The caller said the man didn’t look like he was delivering newspapers and suspected the subject was looking in mail boxes.
Tuesday, August 11
La Plaza, 24600 Block (2:46 p.m.)
A caller phoned police a second time (the first call came in at 1:44 p.m.) to report the skateboarders had returned.
ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE
Street of the Blue Lantern, 24400 Block (2:07 p.m.)
A caller was upset when neighbors had a contractor unloading in the driveway and the process was encroaching on the sidewalk.
Street of the Golden Lantern/La Plaza (1:44 p.m.)
People were skateboarding in the park.
Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (11:50 a.m.)
A drunken customer passed out on el patio (the patio) at El Patio restaurant and was refusing to leave.