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Compiled by Jacob Onofrio
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.
Wednesday, June 10
Address not listed (6:55 a.m.) A man reported a hotel guest staying in the room next door entered his room through the patio door, shouted, “Room service,” and then left.
Tuesday, June 9
Dana Point Harbor, Area One (4:36 p.m.) An employee with watercraft rentals claimed that one of their customers had been in a Jet Ski accident and could not be found. After requesting search and rescue, the man and his personal watercraft were found near the San Clemente pier. No injuries were reported at the time.
Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (11:41 a.m.) A bearded man with no shoes was running in the street against oncoming traffic. The man appeared to be disorientated.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Titus Drive, 24300 Block (12:29 a.m.) A man in a white van pulled into a neighbor’s driveway and got out of the car only to jump back in and speed off after being seen.
Monday, June 8
Malaga Drive/Selva Road (8:52 p.m.) A man was walking north on Malaga and “screaming racist rants.”
Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (3:42 p.m.) A homeless man was seen drinking a “big Budweiser” near the front door of a preschool.
Saturday, June 6
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (7:29 a.m.) Two men were scaring customers outside of a Circle K and throwing trash everywhere. They were believed to have been under the influence.
Friday, June 5
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Del Prado, 24800 Block (6:22 p.m.) Police responded to a call regarding a woman who was driving past bank clients and yelling at them to get out of the area.
Del Obispo Street/Village Road (7:24 a.m.) An employee for the city of Dana Point discovered several of the city’s storage units containing maintenance equipment had been vandalized.
Thursday, June 4
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Calle Monte, 34500 Block (11:11 p.m.) Multiple subjects were reportedly trying to break into a trailer at Palisades Elementary School.
Harbor Point Drive, 25700 Block (11:05 p.m.) A caller claimed she heard a woman yelling, “Help me.” The caller’s husband went out to look for her.
Street of the Crystal Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (2:54 p.m.) A homeless man wearing a large backpack was looking into garages.
Cheltam Way, 33400 Block (8:34 a.m.) Police ran a patrol check for a man and woman who were drinking and “rolling around” in the bushes.
Wednesday, June 3
Indigo Way, 0 Block (11:10 p.m.) Three men were apparently forcing another man into their white Audi. The caller heard one of the men yelling and howling.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (2:40 p.m.) Ten swimmers, 200 yards off the coast, had trouble coming in to shore.
Buccaneer Street, 33000 Block (11:18 a.m.) A caller from Arkansas wanted police to check on a friend who has no family in the area. The caller found it unusual he had not heard from his friend since May 16 and said the friend’s phone was shut off.
Doheny Park Boulevard, 34100 Block (10:14 a.m.) A Cox employee was working construction in a parking lot when someone in a vehicle tried to run him over.
Tuesday, June 2
Calle Dolores, 27000 Block (10:04 p.m.) Somebody tried to pull open a woman’s gate, and sped off in a blue Dodge van after being caught.
Brookview, 100 Block (9:40 p.m.) A caller was concerned after noticing his neighbor’s back sliding glass door had been left open for the past couple of days. The caller was also concerned about the small dogs that lived there.
Monday, June 1
Puerto Plaza/Dana Point Harbor Drive (8:11 p.m.) An orange muscle car was doing peel-outs in a parking lot and almost hit a couple of kids.