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Compiled by Andrea Swayne

All information below is obtained from the Orange County Sheriffs 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 doesnt represent guilt. The items below are just a sampling of the entries listed on the OCSD website.



Tuesday, August 11

Alta Vista Drive/Street of the Blue Lantern (9:02 a.m.)
A woman called to report a male transient walking in the alley. She was concerned because the man did not look like “a good transient” but instead like a “bad, dangerous transient.” When asked what the subject was doing to make him appear dangerous, the caller said he was covered in tattoos and she knows the difference between “fun tattoos” and “prison tattoos” and “these were not the fun kind.” The subject made no threats to the caller and exhibited no aggressive behavior toward her. The man was also described as wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

Photo: Rodney Howorth
Photo: Rodney Howorth

Street of the Silver Lantern, 34000 Block (8:02 a.m.)
Deputies were called when water was seen gushing from a front yard.
Note: South Coast Water District personnel responded and attended to the broken water meter.

Monday, August 10

Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (7:26 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a man sleeping in a wheelchair on the pedestrian bridge. He was reportedly holding a taser.

 Sunday, August 9


Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (9:41 p.m.)

Subjects armed with guns and knives were in a verbal fight the caller said was likely to get physical.


Beach Road, 35100 Block (8:15 p.m.)

An unknown subject was in the shower inside the caller’s rental home and refused to leave.


Puerto Place, 34600 Block (7:36 a.m.)
Harbor Patrol and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to a boat near the fuel dock fully engulfed in flames.


Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (3:32 a.m.)

A group of people at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott were being rowdy and arguing with one another. According to the caller, it wasn’t a real fight; the subjects were “just drunk.”


Marlins Pike Drive, 33500 Block (2:14 a.m.)

A woman told police another woman came to her door to report someone at another residence was being attacked. The caller did not want to open her door, be further contacted by police or get involved in any way. The woman reporting the attacker was instructed to wait for deputies outside of the location. A 46-year-old woman who said she works as a designer was arrested and booked into the Central Women’s Jail. Bail was set at $15,000.


Pacific Coast Highway, 34000 Block (1:07 a.m.)

A fight involving 10 to 15 people took place in The Point Restaurant and Bar parking lot. No weapons were seen.


Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (12:14 a.m.)

A motorist was seen doing donuts in the Ocean Institute parking lot.

Saturday, Aug. 8


Street of the Amber Lantern, 33900 (1:13 a.m.)

A drunken man was in front of the caller’s apartment, shouting and demanding to be let in. The caller said she could not see him.


32400 Block/Crown Valley Parkway (11:06 p.m.)

A man said his girlfriend was “acting crazy,” threw a crystal at him and told him she was going to come back and hurt him. The man then told police she was someone he met online and his wallet and phone were missing, possibly stolen by her. He also told deputies the woman might be a “working girl.”

Sunday, August 2

Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (1:08 p.m.)
A woman said a man threatened to key her car because he felt she had taken his parking spot.

Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (12:51 p.m.)
A woman who appeared to be a transient was seen showering and shaving her legs at the public showers at Strand Beach. The caller thought it unsanitary and requested deputies tell her to go somewhere else.


Pacific Coast Highway, 34600 Block (Noon)

A 45-year-old woman sitting at the bar was arrested on a warrant for DUI. She was released two days later with credit for time served.
Note: The same woman was previously the subject of a couple of news stories in the Dana Point Times following her arrest and conviction for setting fire to a building on the 34000 block of PCH in 2012. At the time, the location was home to an adult gift store called Intimate Obsessions.


Sherwood Way, 24800 Block (9:42 a.m.)
A caller found a drunken man sleeping on his couch. The subject was cooperative when asked to leave but then fell back asleep.

Sunday, August 1

Cheltam Way, 33300 Block (9:49 p.m.)
Deputies responded a second time when a woman’s male neighbor was outside yelling profanities, taunting her boyfriend to come outside and spraying the hose from his balcony at the caller’s balcony and her dog. The man was upset over the dog barking. The first call was received at 3:42 p.m. when the man was banging on her windows and shouting obscenities because the dog was barking while she was vacuuming.

Robles Drive/Selva Road (9:29 p.m.)

People screaming and “shocking, electricity type sounds” such as those made by a “cattle prod” were heard coming from the west side of the street between Selva Road and PCH.

Camino El Molino, 34400 Block (10:06 a.m.)
A black bag with blood on it and drug paraphernalia inside was found in a trash can. The caller wanted deputies to take a look at it.

Silvertide Drive, 0 Block (9:07 a.m.)
A caller reported their vehicle had been ransacked overnight but was unsure if anything had been stolen.

Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Amber Lantern (8:45 a.m.)
A caller asked deputies to cite vehicles that were “illegally blocking the flow of traffic” while waiting in line at Starbucks.


San Clemente Hospital/Emergency Room (6:52 a.m.)

Police responded to a report about a man who came to the ER for treatment of a laceration to his hand. The man said he was in an altercation with his girlfriend and had deflected a knife when she tried to stab him.

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