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SHERIFF'S BLOTTER
SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Compiled by Matt Cortina

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.

Monday, May 16

WELFARE CHECK

Corniche Drive, 0 Block (9:33 p.m.)

Police were called to check on a 5-year-old child whose parents, the caller said, were smoking marijuana and “on the patio talking loudly” at their house.

DISTURBANCE

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24900 Block (9:26 p.m.)

A “belligerent and unstable” woman allegedly stood on the bar and almost fell off and knocked stuff over. The 19-year-old was kicked out once earlier that night when she didn’t pay for her food.

DISTURBANCE

Azul Drive, 27000 Block (9:17 p.m.)

Eight people in front of a sober-living home were reportedly screaming and yelling.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34400 Block (8:37 p.m.)

A woman called 911 and asked for medics. Then she said she needed police, only to then refuse to tell the desk operator what the issue was. She ultimately disconnected.

DISTURBANCE

Cordova Drive, 24700 Block (7:39 p.m.)

A patrol check was requested for a bunch of kids playing soccer in the street near the location.

DISTURBANCE

Pointe Sutton, 32600 Block (7:03 p.m.)

A woman told police her 17-year-old son was angry and hitting things in their home because she took his car. The woman said her son suffered from severe depression and anxiety and had no weapons.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Pacific Coast Highway/Doheny Park Road (7:02 p.m.)

A patrol check was requested for a man in a black hoodie and navy shorts that looked like he was trying to pull a post out of the ground.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY

Dana Drive, 25000 Block (6:42 p.m.)

Animal services were requested for a baby seal in the street.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Via California, 26400 Block (6:11 p.m.)

A 25-year-old man dropped a large duffle bag in front of the location and was seen walking around with a flashlight. The caller who notified police said he thought the man was “mentally disturbed.”

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Alcazar Drive, 33800 Block (2:45 p.m.)

A caller told police the house at the location was condemned and boarded up but that someone had removed the boards. The caller was not sure if anyone was in the house but did suspect that the former resident did it because “she’s been trying to get in since she was removed.”

PETTY THEFT

Del Prado, 24800 Block (11:36 a.m.)

Two women in long black skirts allegedly came into a business and stole razor blades before leaving in a light blue minivan. Police suspected they may have also hit up a Costco.

DISTURBANCE

Del Obispo Street, 34000 Block (9:25 a.m.)

Police were flagged down to address a homeless man and woman who were yelling at people on the bike trail.

Sunday, May 15

DISTURBANCE

Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (11:24 p.m.)

A man told police a homeless woman had locked herself inside the restroom of a business that had recently closed. The man asked her to leave but she refused. She reportedly had a lot of bags with her.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (9:50 p.m.)

A man told police a “random skinhead showed up out of the blue” meaning to harm him, but that he ultimately didn’t do anything.

DRUNK DRIVING

Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (8:28 p.m.)

Police arrested a 50-something woman for drunk driving after they were notified that she had stumbled out of her Volkswagen Beetle, crawled into the bathroom and then got back in and started to drive away.

PATROL CHECK

Pointe Monarch Drive, 0 Block (7:55 p.m.)

A bobcat or mountain lion was seen on the greenbelt by the gate to the community.

KEEP THE PEACE

Nottingham Way, 33300 Block (7:52 p.m.)

A man told police his 28-year-old stepson kept coming into the unlocked house and “being mean, laughing and making fun of” him. The stepson was in the backyard when police were called.

PATROL CHECK

Scenic Drive, 34500 Block (2:06 p.m.)

A patrol check was requested when two women were seen walking “too close to the cliffs off the trail.” The caller was concerned for the women’s safety.

DISTURBANCE

Calle Portola, 34500 Block (1:05 p.m.)

A woman said her “irate ex-boyfriend” was hitting himself with a piece of wood and was threatening her with a rock. The ex-boyfriend was, at the time, taking a load of his stuff to his mom’s house but was returning in five minutes.

DISTURBANCE

Granada Drive/Pacific Coast Highway (11:29 a.m.)

Two men were fighting each other on the corner of the intersection. Both men had beards, but neither had weapons. One man threw the other against a car.

DISTURBANCE-MECHANICAL

Calle Maria, 26800 Block (9:23 a.m.)

A person called police after hearing “major house construction on a Sunday,” and asked police if they could make the construction stop.

PETTY THEFT

Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (1:09 a.m.)

A business owner told police that a 25-year-old man in all red clothes with a skateboard came in and took coffee without paying and was hanging around the building outside.

Saturday, May 14

DISTURBANCE

Balearic Road, 32500 Block (8:44 p.m.)

Police were notified when five or six teen boys allegedly rang the doorbell of a home several times and then ran away. The teens reportedly returned a few minutes later and started kicking the front door. A woman inside the home called police and requested a patrol check. Meanwhile, her husband was driving around the neighborhood looking for the kids.

PETTY THEFT

Del Prado, 24500 Block (6:24 p.m.)

A caller told police a homeless man in a wheelchair in front of a restaurant appeared to be drunk, passed out and “smells foul.”

DISTURBANCE

Camino Capistrano, 34900 Block (3:06 p.m.)

A patrol check was requested in the park when a caller told police about a male and female who were “making out” on the grass. The caller thought the two lovebirds were “mentally disabled.”

PETTY THEFT REPORT

Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (4:19 a.m.)

A woman told police that six men and a woman did not pay their restaurant bill at Harbor House Cafe. The group left in three vehicles toward Pacific Coast Highway.

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