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Monday, December 9


Del Obispo Street, 33600 Block (9:26 a.m.) Authorities responded to a downed homeless male, covered in a blanket, who had not moved in more than two hours. The caller reported the man sleeping near the Dana Capistrano Animal Clinic at Del Obispo and Stonehill Drive.

Sunday, December 8

Del Prado Avenue, 24400 Block (9:49 p.m.) Two possibly drunken men were pounding on the front windows of Jack’s Restaurant. The caller said she had locked herself inside the eatery. The assailants were described as being in their 20s or 30s and having long hair.


Diana Drive, 33800 Block (9:06 p.m.) Authorities detained a drunken man who was pounding on a garage door and trying to open the caller’s front door. The man was arrested and taken to the Central Mens’ Jail in Santa Ana. His bail is set at $70,000.

Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (2:51 p.m.) A skateboard ramp was blocking open parking spaces in the Del Taco parking lot. The caller added there were numerous bags surrounding the ramp belonging to homeless people.

Christina Drive, 33200 Block (10:36 a.m.) A 50-year-old male patient at a residential detox facility stopped breathing. The caller was unable to move the man because of his weight but started administering CPR. Orange County Fire Authority personnel were dispatched to the scene and transported the patient to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach.

Street of the Blue Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (1:35 a.m.) Authorities performed a patrol check for a man leaving The Point Restaurant and Bar in a silver Dodge with graphics, after drinking all night. The caller said the man “should not be driving.”

Pacific Coast Highway, 33400 Block (12:40 a.m.) Two subjects got into a physical altercation in the valet area of the DoubleTree Suites. Hotel security was unable to restrain those in the scuffle. By the time authorities arrived, one of the subjects left the area and the one remaining declined to press charges.


La Plaza, 34100 Block (12:34 a.m.) A drunken 23-year-old female driver of a sliver Volkswagen sedan hit the caller’s vehicle near Hennessey’s Tavern. The intoxicated driver remained in the car and refused medical attention. Authorities arrested the young woman. She was taken to the women’s Intake Release Center in Santa Ana, cited and released around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, December 7

Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (8:32 a.m.) An intoxicated man was sitting in the bushes near Carl’s Jr. telling passersby that “he’s blind.” When asked to leave, the man refused.

Street of the Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (12:50 a.m.) There was an altercation between a man and two women in the Harbor parking lot near Harpoon Henry’s, where the man began punching one of their cars. He left the scene in a silver hybrid and was last seen on Golden Lantern. The caller believed he would soon return.

Friday, December 6


Street of the Violet Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (8:06 p.m.) A commuter reported missing his bus after getting into a verbal altercation with fellow travelers.


Del Obispo Street, 33600 Block (4:36 p.m.) A “jumpy” man in his 50s, wearing a blue beanie and gray shirt was seen defecating behind a building.

San Juan Avenue, 24600 Block (11:33 a.m. and 3:09 p.m.)
Two calls were received nearly four hours apart from one another about a man, who appeared to be homeless, building a tree house outside the caller’s office window. The arboreal builder was described as being 30 years old and wearing a dark green jacket with no shirt.

Wednesday, December 4

Street of the Golden Lantern, 32500 Block (7:53 p.m.) A caller stated that a security guard for the complex was threatening children with his Taser and had been using drugs. The caller said he had video of the subject to show deputies, but did not give his name or a specific location to the dispatcher.

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