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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 Andrea Swayne
Sunday, February 28
Via Corvalian, 33500 Block (6:49 p.m.) Following an earlier call reporting a loud verbal argument at the location, a woman called deputies to report her boyfriend had stolen her purse and was using her credit cards.
La Cresta Drive, 24200 Block (5:55 p.m.) Kids were seen on the roof at R.H. Dana Elementary School.
Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (4:53 p.m.) A caller reported seeing a man in a vehicle “doing physical things” to a woman who looked unconscious.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Stonehill Drive, 23800 Block (4:44 p.m.) A caller reported seeing a drunken person in the park. A 29-year-old man, who refused to tell deputies what he does for a living, was arrested, cited and released the next day.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Street of the Golden Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (4:41 p.m.) A dog was locked inside a parked white Mercedes for 45 minutes. Animal Control was called.
Las Vegas Avenue/Doheny Park Road (1:41 p.m.) A transient woman was inside the post office lying on her makeshift bed and smoking.
Via Corvalian, 33500 Block (12:30 p.m.) The sounds of two women screaming and a dog barking were heard on an open line.
Via California, 26300 Block (10:04 a.m.) An irate man said he felt “because he lives in Capo Beach he is being treated as a second-class citizen and gets no police presence.” He complained of people constantly running stop signs near his house and “almost hitting his kids” while they are playing. The man said he “wants something done.”
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Seville Place, 34100 Block (9:48 a.m.) A caller’s birdbath was stolen.
Cove Road/Street of the Green Lantern (8:25 a.m.) A patrol check was requested for a group of juveniles seen passed out inside a blue VW Jetta parked at the top of Cove Road.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Dana Drive, 24700 Block (7:35 a.m.) A caller on a boat reported hearing a gunshot on the island side of the Harbor. A 24-year-old man was arrested, cited and released the next day.
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (7:21 a.m.) A patrol check was requested for a duck in the middle of the road.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (2:53 a.m.) A man fell asleep at a table at Harbor House Café. The caller said the man was breathing but wouldn’t wake up.
Saturday, February 27
Camaron, 32700 Block (9:26 p.m.) A woman called deputies after receiving a call from a neighbor who told her there were 20 cars parked in front of her house. The woman was calling from out of town and she believed her teenage son was having a party at the house without her consent.
Street of the Golden Lantern/Dana Point Drive (8:10 p.m.) A drunken man in his 30s or 40s was seen “pleasuring himself” near the restrooms.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Vista de Todo, 35200 Block (6:32 p.m.) A man in a dark colored Audi station wagon was buying drugs on Del Rey. The caller was confronting the man. Deputies advised the caller to go back to his residence.
ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE
Seville Place/San Marino Place (6:18 p.m.) A woman was upset because her vehicle was cited for being parked in a lot “owned by the county.”
HIT-AND-RUN PARKED CAR
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (3:32 p.m.) A white Toyota Camry full of juveniles was seen hitting a parked black Cadillac Escalade and then driving away.
Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (12:23 p.m.) A guest at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa was throwing beer cans off his balcony into the pool.
Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (10:08 a.m.) A shirtless man in his 30s with a tattoo on his chest was on the roof at Denny’s.
Street of the Golden Lantern/La Cresta Drive (2:24 a.m.) Two men and one woman were at Shipwreck Park “running around yelling about how high they are.”
Friday, February 26
BRANDISHING A WEAPON
Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (11:23 p.m.) A man with a bald head, a backpack and green pants threatened to kill the caller with a knife at the Jack in the Box restaurant. An unemployed 54-year-old man was arrested and booked into Central Men’s Jail. The man posted bond and was released the next day.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Ocean Hill Drive, 33100 Block (3:27 p.m.) A man drove up to a residence and offered to repair vehicles. The caller said she had also seen the man approaching other homes in the neighborhood.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Via Corvalian, 33500 Block (6:59 a.m.) A woman said someone broke into her house and then took off running.
Thursday, February 25
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Spinnaker Drive N, 33400 Block (4:05 p.m.) An elderly woman’s wallet was stolen at Costco and $3,000 was charged to one of her credit cards.
Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (12:23 p.m.) A child was locked inside a silver Scion. Orange County Fire Authority broke the window due to the heat. The child was OK.
Wednesday, February 24
Bridgeport Street, 0 Block (11:09 p.m.) People were outside screaming they were going to kill each other.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33300 Block (4:47 p.m.) A man called saying he needed police. When asked for his location, the man “used an expletive” and the line disconnected.
Tuesday, February 23
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES
Pacific Coast Highway/Camino Capistrano (10:49 a.m.) Bicycle vs. wall.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (9:25 a.m.) A male transient was sleeping in front of Jack’s Surfboards. The caller tried to wake the man up but “he was snoring too loud.”