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Sunday, May 6
Mariana Drive, 33800 Block (1:56 a.m.) A caller reported hearing “lots of banging” at the location. The noise has been an ongoing problem.
Monday, May 6
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Island Way (11:57 p.m.) Authorities responded to a call regarding a woman who had locked herself inside a restroom on the island side of the Dana Point Harbor.
Golden Lantern/Del Prado Avenue (8:11 p.m.) Deputies were called out to patrol the Ralphs parking lot for a light gold or tan recreational vehicle. A caller reported a male and female involved in a verbal occupation and said the man was overheard telling the woman to “stop hitting him.”
Pacific Coast Highway/Selva Road (6:24 p.m.) A caller reported a possible drunk driver in a gold Mercury Mystique was swerving all over the roadway. The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Selva Road.
Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (5:59 p.m.) A caller from Denny’s reported that they had an 11-year-old girl who was supposed to meet her family at the beach. She said she was visiting from Texas and told the caller she didn’t need any help. The girl left and was later seen with her grandma.
Alta Vista Drive, 24500 Block (2:17 p.m.) A caller reported a juvenile was ripping limbs off trees and using them to hit street signs. The boy reportedly climbed into a tree and was about two stories up. The caller later said authorities could ignore the call because the boy was out of the tree and in a nearby home.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Seth Circle, 24600 Block (12:43 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a recreational vehicle that had extension cords running to a residence from the street. A man was reportedly living in it.
El Encanto Avenue, 33900 Block (12:11 p.m.) A woman reported that another woman broke into her house and was refusing to leave. The subject was allegedly on narcotics. The dispatcher heard yelling in the background and possibly someone grabbing the phone to disconnect it. An unemployed woman was arrested and taken to the Central Women’s Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
Pacific Coast Highway/Crystal Lantern (12:02 p.m.) A caller from a restaurant reported that a man was screaming at people and could be on narcotics. He was last seen walking near the Dana Bluffs shopping center. Authorities located the man and said he appeared agitated.
COURT ORDER VIOLATION
Atlantic Avenue, 33500 Block (6:46 a.m.) A woman reported her neighbor was posting pictures and videos of her online. She said she had a restraining order barring him from posting anything about her.
Sunday, May 5
Seth Circle, 24600 Block (10:53 p.m.) A caller reported hearing a neighbor yell “get out of my house.” The caller reported hearing a hair dryer and other suspicious noises. No contact was made.
Encantamar/Camino Del Avion (10:22 p.m.) A caller reported there were juveniles swimming in the Encantamar Condo complex pool. The caller believed they were trespassing.
Del Prado Avenue/Golden Lantern (10:11 p.m.) Four young people were running into traffic lanes. A concerned caller reported seeing one nearly miss being struck by a vehicle.
Colegio Drive, 33800 Block (9:27 p.m.) A woman reported that her husband returned her silver Porsche Boxster with a flat tire and damage. She stated he was drunk and wanted him to leave.
Del Prado Avenue, 24700 Block (6:58 p.m.) A man reported a bartender at StillWater Spirits & Sounds touched him because he tried to stop an argument. He said he knew his rights because his dad was a cop. Authorities took a man, who was in an argument with a woman at the bar, into custody. He was released the next day.
Malaga Drive, 33800 Block (6:20 p.m.) Someone reportedly dumped gas or oil on Malaga Drive and it was all over the street. Deputies arrived but found no evidence of dumping.
Camino Capistrano/Victoria Boulevard (5:21 p.m.) A caller reported seeing a man in a small shiny black vehicle talking to a young girl and a small boy. The boy got into the car, but the caller did not know if the girl got in as well. The man was described in his mid-30s or early-40s with a military style haircut and sunglasses. Deputies checked the area, but nothing seemed suspicious at that time.
Calle Maria, 26700 Block (3:22 p.m.) A 17-year-old girl reported that her brother’s girlfriend, who is 18, punched her in the face. The family tried to cancel the call, but they were advised that deputies would be doing a welfare check. Assistance from the Orange County Fire Authority was requested for a possible concussion.
El Encanto Avenue, 34100 Block (1:30 a.m.) A woman reported a naked man running around. He was last seen on Pacific Coast Highway heading toward Doheny State Beach. The “naked guy” was seen at Chronic Taco and described as being in his 50s with numerous tattoos and wearing boxers.
Saturday, May 4
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Sea Terrace Street, 0 Block (1:03 a.m.) Dispatch received a call about a gathering of loud people outside of the Seabrook at Bear Brand Apartments.
Friday, May 3
Cape Cove, 33900 Block (10:58 p.m.) A woman reported that she was at her ex-husband’s residence and was involved in an argument over child custody. The woman’s ex-husband asked her to leave and she told authorities he said he held the “right to shoot” her because she was in his house. No weapons or narcotics were reported.
Selva Road, 34100 Block (6:15 p.m.) A woman reported that her husband pushed her face twice while they were sitting out front with their child. Deputies took him to the Central Men’s Jail. He was released two days later.
Island Way/Dana Point Harbor Drive (5:24 p.m.) A woman reported a man on a skateboard was approaching her and other women. He came up to her two times and she reported watching him follow another female and her infant to their car. She said the man was in his 20s, with long blonde hair and wearing a green T-shirt and a backward facing baseball cap.
Del Obispo Street, 33400 Block (3:48 p.m.) A restaurant employee reported that a man was in their bathroom for over an hour. He eventually walked outside but appeared to be drunk or was on narcotics. The man was in his 20s, wearing glasses, a white shirt, black pants and slippers.
Golden Lantern, 32500 Block (3:05 p.m.) A caller reported a man sitting in the bushes, in front of a restaurant. He was seen opening and closing his blue Hawaiian shirt. The caller was concerned because many kids from schools walk by the area.
Camino Del Avion/Golden Lantern (1:18 p.m.) Dispatch received a call that two women arrived at the Encantamar Condos in a brown vehicle. They were seen jumping the fence to gain access to the community pool.
Cheltam Way, 33400 Block (8:03 a.m.) A woman walked into police services and advised authorities of several items, including a wallet and a knife, she found. When deputies contacted the owner of the property, he said he had forgotten them when he stepped outside to smoke. Nothing was missing from his property, so no further action was necessary.
Brookview, 0 Block (12:02 a.m.) A caller made a second call to complain about neighbors who were moving and causing a disturbance by “building and dropping” furniture. The first complaint was called in about 30 minutes earlier.