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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 Andrea Swayne
Tuesday, December 15
Selva Road, 34000 Block (12:38 a.m.) A woman said someone was ringing her doorbell, “again.”
Selva Road, 34000 Block (12:16 a.m.) A woman called police when someone rang her doorbell and then ran away.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Dana Drive/Island Way (12:02 a.m.) Two men in their early to mid-20s were seen at the Island West Marina E Dock hitting a boat with hammers.
Monday, December 14
Caribbean Drive, 32400 Block (7:21 p.m.) A caller thought it suspicious when a boy in his late teens or early 20s was seen walking around the neighborhood carrying a clipboard.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (7:09 p.m.) A woman was seen hitting a disabled elderly woman in the main dining room at Harpoon Henry’s restaurant. The caller saw the subject kick the elderly woman under the table and another witness saw the subject punching her. The alleged abuser was described as a portly woman in her 40s with brown hair. The victim was described as a woman in her 60s who used a walker.
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (3:20 p.m.) A man, described as being in his 40s and having thick gray hair, was seen “smashing a golf club” at his dog. The dog was hiding in the bushes to the right of the parking lot at Creekside Park near the chain-link fence, south of Stonehill by San Juan Creek Trail.
Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (11:26 a.m.) Two men and one woman, described as transients, were in a physical fight. One of the men was seen swinging a skateboard. A 34-year-old man who said he works in recycling was arrested and bail was set at $50,000.
La Plaza/Street of the Golden Lantern (10:32 a.m.) A 28-year-old unemployed man was arrested under suspicion of having been the perpetrator of an attempted robbery the previous night. The suspect was described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He is being held at Central Men’s Jail on $1,500 bail.
Saturday, December 12
El Camino Capistrano, 24700 Block (4:19 p.m.) A man in his 50s was being loud and refusing to leave. The caller told deputies the man had taken her grandmother’s black Mercedes without permission and wanted them to sign over the title. The vehicle had been towed earlier that morning from the 100 block of Calle Negocio in San Clemente.
Pointe Sutton, 32700 Block (1:01 p.m.) A woman said her drunken neighbor attacked her while she was talking to new neighbors. The woman said the attacker “body slammed” her, grabbed her by the head and yelled in her ear. No weapons were present.
Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (12:31 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for six to seven Audis and Lamborghinis with “Targa Trophy” decals driving toward the Ritz-Carlton. Some of the vehicles had GoPro cameras attached to them.
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Camino de Estrella, 26900 Block (9:54 a.m.) A resident at Aegis Assisted Living reported $4,000 cash was stolen from her apartment.
Friday, December 11
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (3:52 p.m.) A Hobie Surf Shop employee called police when a man peed in the store dressing room. The man, described as being in his 20s and wearing a beanie, flannel shirt and jeans, seemed “very under the influence.”
Stonehill Drive, 25700 Block (12:18 p.m.) A woman reported her vehicle had been broken into “within the last 30 minutes.”
Monarch Bay Drive, 100 Block (10:09 a.m.) A man said a woman hit his Porta Potty and then left the scene.
Thursday, December 10
Mesa Vista Drive, 33100 Block (5:50 p.m.) A man said he believes someone has been going into his backyard after finding trash there for several days in a row.
Street of the Green Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (5:20 p.m.) A 28-year-old woman, who said she works as a server, was arrested and booked into Central Women’s Jail for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. She was released on Dec. 14 with credit for time served.
Selva Road, 34100 Block (4:46 p.m.) A man was heard yelling, “I’m going to send you to the hospital.”
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Domingo Avenue, 25900 Block (2:23 p.m.) A man was seen repeatedly parking his gold Toyota van, getting out and walking around, and then getting back into the van, changing his clothes and then walking around again. The man was described as being 40 to 50 years old and typically wearing a hat and glasses. The caller said the man covers his face whenever police or fire authorities drive past.
Crown Valley Parkway/Sea Island Drive (8:54 a.m.) A man wearing a long, mustard-colored jacket and jeans was seen walking in traffic lanes “loaded.”
Wednesday, December 9
Wightman Court, 0 Block (7:09 p.m.) A woman reported finding her neighbor’s white Lexus SUV in the middle of the street with the lights on, keys in the ignition and a wine bottle on the floor. No one was answering the door at the neighbor’s residence and there was also an Uber driver looking for the 65-year-old man.
MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Stonehill Drive/Seaside Drive (2:16 p.m.) Three RVs were parked on Stonehill with people sleeping inside.
Via Monarca, 0 Block (2:03 p.m.) A man received a scam phone call from someone regarding a computer virus. The scammer threatened to murder him, he said.
Tuesday, December 8
Street of the Golden Lantern, 34600 Block (8:36 p.m.) A female transient was “camping out” inside the women’s restroom at the Harbor near Turk’s.
Del Obispo Street, 33500 Block (8:18 p.m.) Two transient men were in front of the Circle K store panhandling and bothering customers. The caller said one of the men was “tall and creepy” and the other had a guitar.
Alcazar Drive, 34000 Block (3:57 p.m.) A woman called when she and her husband were in a fight over taking money out of a bank account. The husband was heard screaming and being uncooperative, saying he is upset because the wife won’t spend money on Christmas presents.