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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 Evan Da Silva
Tuesday, September 1
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Calle Juanita, 27000 Block (2:38 a.m.)
A single shot or explosion was heard coming from behind the location.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Cordova Drive, 24700 Block (1:03 a.m.)
A caller reported an ongoing problem with their neighbors who reportedly drink and are loud every night in their back yard. The caller explained whenever the neighbors see police cars pull up, they go inside and turn off all the lights, staying quiet until the deputies leave.
Monday, August 31
La Plaza, 34000 Block (1:03 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a “wild” transient person who was shouting, throwing items and showering with a hose behind the location.
Sunday, August 30
Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (11:16 p.m.)
Second-hand information was received about a man who was looking into vehicles.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (10:34 p.m.)
An intoxicated man told police one of the two women he was “chatting up” in the restaurant slapped and pushed him and then told him, “’You don’t know who my father is, I could have you murdered.’”
Niguel Road, 33800 Block (5:29 p.m.)
While driving his white Ford Excursion, a man saw flames come out of the dashboard. He parked the car in the library parking lot and exited the vehicle. The car was then quickly engulfed in flames and totaled. Orange County Fire Authority extinguished the flames, but a nearby white Mercedes-Benz SUV suffered damage and part of the Ford’s parts became melted into the asphalt.
Palisades Drive/Pacific Coast Highway (2:43 p.m.)
A transient man walking northbound on Palisades was allegedly acting like he had a gun.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Calle Real, 26900 Block (2:20 p.m.)
An “uncooperative” man told police another man took $10,000 in cash and other items from his vehicle.
Niguel Road/Stonehill Drive (12:24 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a 20-year-old man who was walking very slowly towards the St. Regis while masturbating.
Saturday, August 29
Camino Capistrano, 34200 Block (8:40 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for an elderly woman wearing a cloth on her head who was walking around saying there was a fire.
Calle Naranja, 34300 Block (6:52 p.m.)
A woman told police the neighbor behind her home had some sort of gun and shot a bird out of the air. When she confronted him, he went back into his home.
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (4:44 p.m.)
A caller from the Marriot was requesting police search a nearby park for a yoga class the caller felt was presenting a safety hazard. The instructor set up a tight rope between two trees, and the caller believed it was unsafe.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (4:42 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a man in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot who had his pants pulled down.
Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (4:17 p.m.)
A man was in a verbal confrontation with other people in the parking lot. He was heard telling another man he was going to kill him.
Street of the Silver Lantern, 33700 Block (2:19 a.m.)
Emergency operators heard a woman call someone stupid in Spanish and then the line disconnected.
Friday, August 28
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (8:50 p.m.)
Two subjects were seen huddling close to the cliffs below Harbor Point Park at the Marine Protected Area behind the Ocean Institute. The caller did not know if they were stuck due to the high tide, but was afraid they could not make it to the staircase.
Caspian Sea Drive, 32700 Block (7:26 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a man who was riding a bike into the middle of the street while taking pictures of oncoming traffic.