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
Friday, December 9
GENERAL BROADCAST Pacific Coast Highway/Street of the Crystal Lantern (12:07 a.m.) Police were alerted after a drunk driver was seen “swerving all over” Pacific Coast Highway. The drunk driver was last seen pulling into Del Taco.
Thursday, December 8
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Caribbean Way, 33200 Block (8:43 p.m.) A man called authorities after he heard pounding on his front door. The man said when he got to his front door, he saw a minivan speeding away and a package at his doorstep that said “Believe the Magic.”
PETTY THEFT Street of the Golden Lantern, 33900 Block (8:32 p.m.) A woman called police after a man stole her puppy from her. She told authorities that she saw multiple dogs inside of the man’s garage.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (5:21 p.m.) A man was seen mooning traffic from the center divider on Pacific Coast Highway.
DISTURBANCE FAMILY-DISPUTE El Camino Capistrano, 24700 Block (3:45 p.m.) A man called police after his sister broke into his house. He said that once he found her in the house, she punched him in the face. Medical assistance was declined.
UNKNOWN TROUBLE Pacific Coast Highway/Doheny Park Plaza (3:09 p.m.) A woman was seen crawling over the wall on the center divider of Pacific Coast Highway with a black bag over her head and a rope around her neck and legs.
DISTURBANCE Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block, (10:06 a.m.) A man with a rolling briefcase attempted to board a boat full of students in the Dana Point Harbor.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Granada Drive (9:34 a.m.) Two men and a woman in a white van were reported to police after they were heard “screaming and cussing at each other” in the parking lot.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 34200 Block (2:59 a.m.) Police were called after a man was disturbing the peace over French fries he received after going through a drive-through.
911 HANGUP-WIRELESS La Plaza, 34100 Block (12:03 a.m.) Police received a phone call from a man saying, “Do you want to fight?” before hanging up.
Wednesday, December 7
DISTURBANCE Street of the Crystal Lantern, 33900 Block (10:28 p.m.) A vehicle was seen screeching and driving erratically with the occupants of the vehicle hitting each other. The caller told police that the driver could be heard yelling, “don’t touch me,” from the car.
Tuesday, December 6
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE Via California/Via Lopez (11:33 p.m.) A man and a woman were seen on the front of a bridge looking down at the I-5 freeway below.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway/Ritz-Carlton Drive (4:55 p.m.) A concerned mother contacted authorities after she saw a man grabbing her son’s surfboard out in the ocean.
DISTURBANCE Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (4:28 p.m.) A man wearing a skirt was seen harassing firemen taking a break from work.
WELFARE CHECK La Cresta Drive/Chula Vista Avenue (3:36 p.m.) A caller notified police of a gray Jeep swerving all over the road at five miles per hour. The caller was concerned that the driver was possibly a minor. The man went on to say he could hear a child crying inside the vehicle and someone who appeared to be falling out of an open door.
CITIZEN ASSIST Del Prado, 24500 Block (1:50 p.m.) A woman employee of a massage parlor called police after a man left without paying. She said that the man told her that he left his wallet in the car and then never returned.
Monday, December 5
DISTURBANCE Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (1:42 p.m.) A man was seen wearing a baseball cap, a sweater, blue jeans and no boxers. The caller told police he asked the man to pull up his pants because the caller’s daughter was able to see the man’s buttocks. The man then bent over and let his pants fall to the ground, revealing his “hairy buttocks.”