SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the DP Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.
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 and Steve Breazeale
Wednesday, October 7
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Crown Valley Parkway, 32400 Block (4:57 p.m.) Three men with skateboards were seen in the parking lot smoking something they were “melting in tin foil.” The caller said one of the subjects is a resident, the other two were not, and wanted them to either go inside or leave.
Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avion (4:54 p.m.) A man driving a black pickup truck with equipment in the back, made a right on a red light and nearly hit the caller who was in the crosswalk. The driver then got out of the truck and started an argument with the caller. The caller said he believed the driver was drunk.
Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (2:46 p.m.) A man’s leg was seen “hanging out of the bushes” near the street. The caller did not know if the subject needed help.
Big Sur Street, 33500 Block (11:51 a.m.) A caller was upset because, he said, his mom “took his medical marijuana and flushed it down the toilet.”
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24500 Block (8:37 a.m.) A caller reported a man with a 6-inch knife was in the women’s restroom and refused to leave. The man, who appeared to be a transient, did not threaten anyone with the knife but showed it to other employees.
Calle Naranja, 34500 Block (4:07 a.m.) A man called police saying he believed his friend, a 21-year-old man, was being held against his will. The man said he was supposed to meet his friend, who lives with “Sugar Daddy,” but the friend never showed up. The caller was evasive and hung up on the dispatcher.
Tuesday, October 6
COURT ORDER VIOLATION
Camino del Avion/Niguel Road (10:22 p.m.) A caller had a restraining order against a woman who was sitting at the bar arguing with the caller. A 46-year-old unemployed woman was arrested and taken to Central Women’s Jail. She posted bond and was released the next day.
Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (9:24 p.m.) An employee at Smart and Final was following a man who concealed alcohol in his jacket and was walking outside through the parking lot. The loss was a bottle of Captain Morgan. A 47-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody, with bail set at $25,500.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Alcazar Drive, 33800 Block (8:53 p.m.) A caller reporter a U-Haul moving truck that was parked outside her apartment complex. The caller said the truck was making the neighbors nervous and uncomfortable. The caller also stated that her apartment door looked like it had been tampered with by a crowbar.
Del Obispo Street/Village Road (6:22 p.m.) Four transients were seen starting a fire and using it to cook food with on the trail that leads from the back parking lot of the Dana Point Community Center toward the river bed.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (6 p.m.) A caller reported a male transient who was sitting in the parking lot of the Peking Dragon Restaurant. The caller was concerned the man would get hit by a car.
Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (5:35 p.m.) A called alerted police to a 63-year-old woman with long blonde hair who was acting depressed and saying she was going to walk into the ocean. The woman was talking to the caller about the stress of having to move out of her residence and having to bury her ex-husband two days prior. The caller said the woman walked down to the beach and had been drinking alcohol.
Pacific Coast Highway/Doheny Park Road (4:46 p.m.) A man with long blonde hair wearing a white t-shit was seen screaming and punching the air walking on the bike path toward San Juan Capistrano. The caller thought the man was having a psychotic breakdown.