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 Eric Heinz
Wednesday, September 23
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (4:34 p.m.) Police found a 19-year-old woman sitting at a Chevron gas station who had been there for four hours. She told the caller she got a ride from an unknown man and doesn’t know where to go.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Pacific Coast Highway (12:08 a.m.) A caller said a homeless woman, who has an 8-year-old child with her, was waiting for the caller in the lobby. The caller said she has helped the woman in the past, but she is now asking for money and bothering the caller at their hotel. She wanted police to see if the child is alright and if they can help the woman.
Tuesday, September 22
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
La Serena Drive, 34000 Block (10:14 p.m.) Police were called to assist Orange County Fire Authority officials who were trying to help a 27-year-old woman who had overdosed on heroin and locked herself in a bathroom with a chair blocking the door.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (8:15 p.m.) A man was reportedly being hostile toward a bus driver, smoking marijuana on the bus, throwing pennies on the floor and damaging a fare box. No arrest was reported.
Doheny Park Road/Victoria Boulevard (6:35 p.m.) A man and a woman were reportedly going through a dumpster and making a huge mess behind a thrift store. The woman was in a bathing suit but the man’s clothing could not be seen by the caller because he was in the dumpster.
Monday, September 21
Malaga Drive, 33900 Block (10:48 p.m.) A caller said her boyfriend was being assaulted and was bleeding after being hit by a baseball bat. Shortly before that, a different caller reported hearing a woman “screaming hysterically” in the area.
Pointe Stirling, 32700 Block (9:12 p.m.) A caller at the Harbor Point Apartments said she could hear a child screaming and it sounded like someone was trying to break down a door.
Victoria Boulevard/Camino Capistrano (7:36 p.m.) A man, believed to be in his late 20s, was reportedly harassing customers at the location. The caller said he is possibly mentally ill.
Chula Vista Avenue, 34000 Block (2:28 p.m.) A crossing guard called police saying an elderly woman approached her and said she took a nap at her home and when she woke up there was an unknown man in her bedroom.
Del Prado 24800 (11:42 a.m.) A security guard was reported to be in a fight with two transient men. No weapons were involved and no arrests were reported.
Sunday, September 20
POSSIBLE DRUNK DRIVING
Park Lantern, 25100 Block (9:07 p.m.) Police searched the Laguna Cliffs Marriott for a black Ford Mustang, as the driver was reportedly running stop signs and parking in the middle of crosswalks.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Pacific Coast Highway/Malaga Drive (6:17 p.m.) A man was arrested after police searched for four people in a car, smoking and possibly buying illegal substances. He has since been released from Central Men’s Jail.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Calle Hermosa, 26800 Block (3:47 p.m.) A caller reported a loud party coming from the garage of a home that is a sober living facility. The caller said he doesn’t know how many people were there, but at least 12 men live at the residence.
Saturday, September 19
Via Verde, 34400 Block (1:33 p.m.) Police conducted a search for a shirtless man going door to door and yelling at residents for no reason.