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.
Monday, May 11
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Via Catalina, 34500 Block (3:09 a.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a man in a dark-colored sedan who was making “suspicious movements.”
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Bedford Lane, 34000 Block (10:22 p.m.)
Police searched the area for a black Hyundai Sonata four-door occupied by a woman who had been inside of it crying for hours.
Callita Drive, 34000 Block (9:47 p.m.)
A patrol check was conducted for a 5-feet-5-inch-tall man who was possibly on a skateboard going through trash cans in the neighborhood. A woman told the man to leave. He responded by saying, “That’s all I want to hear out of you.”
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (7:38 p.m.)
A manager told police there was a man wearing board shorts and a pink shirt gathering wood. He said there was a fire behind the business last Saturday and he believed the man may be returning to do the same thing again.
Crown Valley Parkway, 32600 Block (7:20 p.m.)
Ten minutes prior to the call, a woman living in the Monarch Coast Apartments claimed her brown Chihuahua was stolen from her enclosed patio. She said the dog was too small to jump over the fence.
Calle Real, 26900 Block (7:11 p.m.)
The door to the home of a current prison inmate was found wide open after it had been secured many days before. The caller was concerned someone may have been inside and knew no one was allowed to enter the home.
Leah Drive/Josiah Drive (6:51 p.m.)
A woman calling from Dana Crest Park said another woman in the park had her two dogs off their leashes and was directing them towards her children.
Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Ruby Lantern (6:31 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check at a Starbucks for two men wearing all black. The men were both inside the store and possibly doing a drug deal. A woman believed she saw drugs change hands three to five minutes before the call.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (5:18 p.m.)
A woman reported a man in his 40s who was urinating in public and had begun “putting on a show” in the parking lot.
Caracas Street, 24400 Block (2:11 p.m.)
A rehab facility required assistance with a patient who was detoxing and had become delusional. The patient was reportedly out of control, angry and “raging” and would not stop talking.
Crown Valley Parkway, 32400 Block (10:51 a.m.)
A resident of the Monarch Apartment Homes said the tires on her daughter’s Nissan Altima had been slashed.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33200 Block (10:40 a.m.)
A woman calling from inside her grey Toyota Corolla reported she bought two stolen phones from a person the day before. She learned they were stolen after she checked online and saw they had been reported missing.
Galleon Way, 33400 Block (3:32 a.m.)
A caller told police his brother had been keeping him and his mother awake. The brother was on probation for illegal drug use and had been on meth for five straight days prior to the call. His parole officer told him he was not permitted to stay at their home.
Sunday, May 10
Dana Point Harbor (4:43 p.m.)
An adult female sea lion was sick near the dock.
Dana Point Harbor Wharf (3:49 p.m.)
A fisherman hooked a pelican.
Dana Point Harbor Pier (12:48 a.m.)
A subject was using hoop nets off the pier to catch lobster out of season.
Saturday, May 9
Dana Point Harbor West End (6 p.m.)
Upon returning to shore, a kayak was found empty, with its original occupants missing.
Friday, May 8
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Camino Capistrano, 35100 Block (9:33 a.m.)
A previous home owner took a weed-whacker to the realtor’s sign posted on the property.
Olinda Drive, 33800 Block (1:15 a.m.)
A 1-year-old baby had been screaming for an hour and a half. The caller said the screaming “didn’t sound right.”