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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, March 14

Dana Drive, 25000 Block (12:26 p.m.) A man in a red truck near the Harbor office said he lost a gun and didn’t know when or where it went missing.

Granada Drive, 33900 Block (11:01 a.m.) A caller said, “The spiky-haired drug dealer is in the stairwell again.” The subject’s presence has been an ongoing issue. A 29-year-old male transient was arrested and taken to Central Men’s Jail. Bail was set at $500.

Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (10:25 a.m.) A man left the restaurant without paying and took tips off the tables on his way out. He was described as being in his 20s, wearing a black leather jacket and having tattoos on his hands and eyebrows.

Calle Paloma, 34500 Block (9:48 a.m.) A caller reported a patient was threatening to kill his doctor and had a loaded gun. It was unknown whether the subject had the gun in his hand at the time.

Avenida Las Palmas, 26800 Block (9:22 a.m.) A man demanded deputies give him personal information about the owner of a vehicle parked in front of his residence. When the man was told that information is not to be released, he demanded deputies respond to the location.

Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (3:49 a.m.) A caller phoned deputies from Del Taco when a delivery truck driver was seen standing on top of his truck in an effort to avoid a male transient who was threatening to beat him up. The transient man was described as 5 feet 7 inchess tall, in his 40s, with a medium build, gray hair, a beard and wearing black clothing. No weapons were seen.

Sunday, March 13

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24900 Block (9:48 p.m.) A patrol check was requested at Mahé when a bartender was arguing with a drunken woman who was trying to walk out on her bill.

Del Prado Avenue, 24800 Block (6:26 p.m.) A patrol check was requested when drunken men were seen swinging a machete around.

Via Sacramento, 26400 Block (3:44 p.m.) A man wanted to talk to a deputy to inquire whether he could have his soon-to-be-ex-wife removed from the property because she had been removed from the lease.

Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Copper Lantern (1:59 p.m.) A man in his 50s, wearing a yellow shirt and tan shorts, was seen attempting to uproot a tree on city property.

Camino Capistrano/Camino De Estrella (11:32 a.m.) An elderly man in a red Porsche Boxster was seen driving on the wrong side of the road. He also pulled a “donut” in the intersection and then drove slowly in the middle of the lanes on Camino Capistrano.

Saturday, March 12

Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (1:21 a.m.) A man walked into the bar and took a swing at a customer. The man hit the railing instead. He was bleeding badly and blood was “everywhere,” the caller said. The man left on foot.

Camino El Molino, 34200 Block (12:23 a.m.) Orange County Fire Authority responded to a garage fire.

Friday, March 11

Ritz-Carlton Drive, 0 Block (11:59 p.m.) A drunken man was at the hotel’s Raya bar trying to fight with employees and security personnel. The caller said the man was not a hotel guest and asked deputies to remove him from the property.

Thursday, March 10

Del Prado Avenue/Street of the Golden Lantern (3:12 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man lying next to a bus stop near Ralphs grocery store. The man was described as a transient who had “secretions” coming from his nose. The caller didn’t think the man needed medical attention.

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (Noon) A Dana Point Marina Inn employee called police when a female guest, who said she was part of a murder investigation, found blood in her dresser and “does not want to be held accountable.”

Wednesday, March 9

Swanway Court, 25200 Block (5:25 p.m.) A caller found an unknown man inside the house. The subject was described as a man in his 30s with a medium build, curly dark hair and wearing jeans and an inside-out T-shirt. The man looked to be on drugs due to “a glazed look in his eyes.” The man did not take anything from the residence, the caller said.

Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (4:14 p.m.) A man was seen walking down the street and foaming at the mouth.

Eastwind Drive, 25700 Block (1:07 p.m.) A caller phoned police with a trio of complaints. The caller reported an ongoing issue with an RV sticking out of a driveway, a woman running a fitness boot camp out of her home and large truck tires in the middle of the street.

Tuesday, March 8

St. Michael, 0 Block (9:02 p.m.) A caller reported a man across the street was shooting rabbits with a pellet gun so he could “dispose of them on trash day.”

El Encanto Avenue/La Cresta Drive (9 p.m.) A patrol check was requested when a man was seen “creeping around” looking into cars. The subject, a man in his mid-30s and weighing about 220 pounds had arrived in a white truck, the caller said.

Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (11:46 a.m.) A man in his 40s told the caller, “Jack off, bi***,” as he was walking by, and then “made a motion” with his hand.

Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (12:59 a.m.) McDonald’s employees were afraid to leave because a male transient was banging on the windows and setting up camp outside the restaurant.

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