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 Victor Carno and Kristina Pritchett
Monday, October 31
DISTURBANCE Mariana Drive, 33700 Block (10:24 p.m.) Police were called for a loud drum circle in the back of the residence.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino Capistrano, 34900 Block (8:41 p.m.) A caller told police there were three unattended Ouija boards in the park and believed it to be dangerous because kids might play with them.
Sunday, October 30
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (11:19 p.m.) A caller told police a dark vehicle was parked in the middle of the road.
DISTURBANCE Ocean Hill Drive, 33200 Block (6:34 p.m.) A caller told police their neighbor was sitting in his white truck drinking and looking at pornography.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Stonehill Drive, 25700 Block (5:14 p.m.) Police were called for a man who was seen dumping hot coals on the sidewalk near the kids’ playground. The caller told police they thought it was unsafe.
RECKLESS DRIVING Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Golden Lantern (4:40 p.m.) Police were called for a Jeep driving around 100 mph and running red lights.
DISTURBACE-AUTO INVOLVED Mariana Drive/Calle La Primavera (4:38 p.m.) Two men were seen racing a motorized bicycle for half an hour. The caller told police one man already fell.
DISTURBANCE Street of the Ruby Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (9:20 a.m.) Police were called for a woman blowing kisses at the caller and using profane language.
TRAFFIC HAZARD Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (6:56 a.m.) A caller told police a photographer was on the bridge taking photos of the sunrise while their vehicle was behind them with the flashers on. The caller refused to give a description.
Saturday, October 29
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY Street of the Silver Lantern, 33800 Block (11:26 p.m.) Police were called for very loud mariachi music playing behind the location.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (11:07 p.m.) Police were called about eggs being thrown at vehicles.
RECKLESS DRIVING Camino El Molino, 34400 Block (10:36 p.m.) Police were called for a person driving his car on the wrong side of the road and throwing bottles of alcohol out of his vehicle.
PATROL CHECK East Basin M Dock Island Side (11:01 a.m.) There was a call about a possible injured sea lion pup.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Camino Capistrano (11 a.m.) Police were called for a woman tearing up paper and tossing it into the middle of the street.
CITIZEN ASSIST East Anchorage (8:57 a.m.) A man in a fishing kayak said he lost control of his steering after the rudder broke while in use.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (12:12 a.m.) Four juveniles reportedly yelled and threw food at employees through the drive-thru window.
Friday, October 28
VANDALISM Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (1:55 p.m.) The caller told police a guest that checked out stole a TV and did $2,000 worth of damage to the room.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Seven Seas Drive, 32400 Block (4:54 a.m.) Police were called about a white 16-wheeler that ran all night. The caller told police it was loud.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Calle Juanita, 27000 Block (12:14 a.m.) Police were called for two women who got out of a Jetta and told the caller “they were on the hunt for Johns.”
Thursday, October 27
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Del Prado/Street of the Golden Lantern (11:03 p.m.) A man sitting inside his car was seen pointing a radar gun with a red light at an ATM machine outside of a Bank of America. When the man was approached, he tried to hide the radar gun underneath a newspaper.
911 HANGUP-WIRELESS Camino Capistrano, 34500 Block (9:37 p.m.) A concerned mother called authorities saying that she needed police assistance because her son was on Xanax, then immediately hung up the phone. When police called back, the woman said she was not giving any more information and that they needed to get to her residence now.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Camino Capistrano, 34500 Block (6:52 p.m.) A woman called police on behalf of her mother who had just gotten home from Palm Springs to find that her residence had been broken into by her own son. The daughter told police that her mother had been crying, and it was unknown if the son was still at the residence.
KEEP THE PEACE Chula Vista Avenue, 34100 Block (6:11 p.m.) A woman from a transportation company called police after an employee notified her that the owners of a vehicle refused to pay after their vehicle was delivered. The employee said that the owners were standing in front of his truck, refusing to let him leave.
INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN Crown Valley Parkway, 32400 Block (4:26 p.m.) Police were called after a woman was seen passed out in the bushes near her apartment building. The caller told police that it was the third time this week.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Granada Drive (10:04 a.m.) A man saw three men and a woman sitting in an older model sedan, and was concerned that the woman was a prostitute because he heard one of the males “making fun of her for putting on makeup for work.”
Wednesday, October 26
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY Street of the Violet Lantern/Del Prado (10:58 p.m.) Authorities were contacted after a man was playing the harmonica in the underground parking structure for Luxe restaurant.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE La Paloma/Encantamar (1:19 p.m.) A man was seen doing drugs in the corner of a pool area while only wearing his underwear.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Robles Drive, 33700 Block (10:33 a.m.) A woman saw another woman drive past her house twice before getting out and taking a picture of the house. When the woman noticed the resident watching her, she explained that she used to live in the house.
DISTURBANCE Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (10:17 a.m.) Two men were seen in a physical altercation on a bridge. The caller told police that one of the men was using a trash bag that was filled to hit the other man and was concerned that one of the men would fall off the bridge.
PETTY THEFT Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (2:27 a.m.) A man in a wheelchair had his backpack stolen from him by another man. The caller said the backpack had medication in it.