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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 Kristina Pritchett
Sunday, November 20
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Stonehill Drive/Niguel Road (4:32 p.m.) Police were called for a person, who was not wearing a uniform, taking mail out of the mail truck.
STOLEN VEHICLE Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (2:56 p.m.) A bronze Hyundai Sonata was reported stolen.
DISTURBANCE-MECHANICAL Street of the Golden Lantern, 33800 Block (8:32 a.m.) Police were called for loud construction.
DISTURBANCE Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (12:37 a.m.) Police were called after a man yelled at the front desk, demanding to know which room he was in because “he did not know.” They told police he was on the third floor trying to put the key in every door to see which one was his.
Saturday, November 19
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES Aurelio Drive, 34000 Block (9:30 p.m.) A vehicle struck a fence and also hit five other vehicles.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (7:04 p.m.) A man told police his Nissan was just found in the area, but said he keys were missing from his home from the day before.
DISTURBANCE Vis Corona, 24000 Block (6:57 p.m.) A mom and son were involved in a physical argument.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Hermosa, 26800 Block (6:40 p.m.) A woman told police she saw two men go into a vacant business, but wasn’t sure what they were doing.
DISTURBANCE Orilla Road, 33900 Block (2:49 p.m.) Police were called for 10 people in front of the location, the caller said they were doing drugs.
TRESPASSING Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (11:03 a.m.) Police were called for a man “panhandling” at the exit and refusing to leave.
DISTURBANCE Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (6:49 a.m.) The front lobby told police a man broke into the shower facilities.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Marina Vista Drive, 33100 Block (3:59 a.m.) Police were called for a man throwing beer cans out of his vehicle.
Friday, November 18
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Granada Drive/Pacific Coast Highway (10:29 p.m.) A man in a vehicle was seen watching porn and touching himself.
DISTURBANCE Street of the Golden Lantern/Camino Del Avion (9:36 p.m.) Police were called for a woman pushing a car in the middle of the traffic lanes.
RECKLESS DRIVING Pacific Coast Highway/Palisades Drive (3:54 p.m.) Police were called for a driver driving the wrong way on PCH.
TRAFFIC HAZARD Stonehill Drive, Del Obispo Street (1:27 p.m.) A large pole was in the middle of the street.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Mariana Drive/La Cresta Drive (9:10 a.m.) Police were called for a man walking around with a device in his hands, clicking it and trying to open car doors.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Juanita, 27100 Block (8:09 a.m.) A man was seen wandering around the neighborhood for an hour and a half.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Via Verde/Via Sacramento (2:13 a.m.) Police were called for three juveniles wearing dark clothing and checking doors.
Thursday, November 17
DISTURBANCE Calle Juanita/Calle Narnja (5:01 p.m.) Police were called after a motorcyclist was driving on the man’s grass. He said when he went to take a photo of the driver, the driver smacked it out of his hand.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (3:39 p.m.) Police were called for a man cutting down palm leaves from the trees. The caller said they didn’t believe he was a city worker or contractor because “his vehicle is parked blocking the traffic lane.”
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Doheny Park Road, 34100 Block (8:01 a.m.) Police were called for a woman in front of the business with her pants down.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY Monarch Beach Resort, 0 Block (11:21 p.m.) A caller told police they could hear a live band or a DJ playing at the location.
Wednesday, November 16
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Via Elevado/Zarzito Drive (10:39 p.m.) A caller told police four juveniles, wearing black hoodies, were in the dog park, but they weren’t sure what the kids were doing.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Via Verde/Dana Bluff W. (9:33 p.m.)Police were called for a person in park with items all over a picnic bench.
TRAFFIC HAZARD Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (6:30 p.m.) Police were called about a ladder in the road.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino Del Avion/Niguel Road (5:24 p.m.) A man told police his daughter’s boyfriend took her car without her permission and was then involved in an accident.
DRUNK DRIVING Village Road/Del Obispo Street (5:18 p.m.) Police were called for a driver driving on the wrong side of the road in the Village.
MUNICIPAL CODE OF VIOLATIONS Street of the Golden Lantern/La Plaza (4:12 p.m.) Police were called about five skateboarders in the park “in violation of the posted signs.”
TRAFFIC HAZARD Crown Valley Parkway/Camino Del Avion (12:30 p.m.) The signal was stuck on red in three ways and one way was green.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino Capistrano, 34700 Block (10:56 a.m.) A caller told police they found a bag of money in a mailbox to the left of a residence that’s vacant.
CITIZEN ASSIST Sea Bright Drive, 33100 Block (9:30 a.m.) A man told police the gardeners were weedwacking rocks onto his vehicle.
Tuesday, November 15
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (9:24 p.m.) A man told police he saw a man who stole his car but ran.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Golden Lantern (2:45 p.m.) Animal Control was called after two Doxens were seen inside a Honda Civic. The caller said the sunroof was opened but they wanted to break the window to retrieve the dogs because they were barking.
RECKLESS DRIVING Camino Capistrano/Camino De Estrella (1:10 p.m.) Police were called for a women swerving while driving.
BATTERY Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (12:56 p.m.) A caller told police one of their employees was punched in the face by a man.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Buccaneer Street, 32900 Block (8:16 a.m.) Police were called for a man nodding off in his van. The caller said the back windows were busted out and he was doing drugs.
DISTURBANCE Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (6:04 a.m.) Police were called for a loud power washer in the area.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION Harbor Point Drive, 25700 Block (5:30 a.m.) Three possible gunshots were heard from the right of the location.