by Neville Roane-King
Tuesday, June 17
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (1 a.m.)
A caller reported that a man was hanging “like a koala” from a traffic signal.
Monday, July 16
Avenida Serra, 200 Block (10:39 p.m.)
A man called to complain that his girlfriend locked him out of his bedroom and he wanted an officer to tell her not to do that.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9 p.m.)
A woman in her 60s called deputies because she was sitting in the dark after getting on the wrong bus on her way to Mission Hospital. She stated that she was admitted to the hospital after having heart problems but went out to Dana Point to run errands. She said that the bus driver agreed to take her back to the hospital but then kicked her off the bus.
La Rambla, 200 Block (5:43 p.m.)
A 36-year-old woman was arrested and held on $50,000 bail after she was reported punching her husband in the mouth. The wife was said to be intoxicated when the punch occurred, and the husband was transported to San Clemente Hospital.
Via Socorro, 200 Block (5:28 p.m.)
A caller reported that a male, described to be between the ages of 15 and 18, was in possession of either a BB gun or a .22 rifle near Shorecliffs Middle School. Deputies eventually detained three people and confirmed that it was a BB gun.
Avenida Pelayo, 200 Block (12:46 a.m.)
A 21-year-old man was arrested after a neighbor heard him slap a woman. A caller heard the screaming from a neighboring apartment building.
Avenida De La Estrella, 500 Block (12:19 a.m.)
After several 9-1-1 calls and hang-ups occurred at a residence, a crying woman answered the phone when the residence was called back. She claimed her father and sister were in a verbal altercation.
Sunday, July 15
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Calle Amigo, 500 Block (10:20 p.m.)
A woman reported that she saw a fire breaking out on her front lawn but was unsure of what was burning.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Via Armilla, 0 Block (9:13 p.m.)
A woman called police after she was speaking to her sister on the phone, and the sister began screaming that her house was being broken into and then hung up. The sister then called police, stating that someone was trying to break in and that her husband was out of town. She hid in the master bedroom with her children until deputies arrived.
Pas Luna, 0 Block (8:13 p.m.)
A man reported that his wife, possibly drunk, punched him for “no reason” while he was lying down. The dispatcher heard a female yelling in the background.
El Portal, 200 Block (9:42 a.m.)
A woman called after she repeatedly denied her “boyfriend” entrance to her house. The man, a 35-year-old carpenter with three arrest warrants to his name, was taken into custody and held on $31,500 bail.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (1:48 a.m.)
A fight allegedly occurred behind Duke’s Griddle N Grill among a group of people who were described as drunk. No weapons were reported, but one individual was said to be “swinging a belt.”
Saturday, July 14
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:39 p.m.)
A woman walking through Stater Bros. was reported throwing watermelons at store employees and making a verbal disturbance.
Friday, July 13
Via Regalo, 0 Block (11:53 p.m.)
A woman reported that she had heard a small child screaming for the past 20 minutes. Deputies conducted a welfare check with the registered owner and determined the children were sleeping and OK for the time being.
El Camino Real, 35900 Block (7:55 p.m.)
A caller reported that one male and one female were allegedly smoking illegal narcotics in between the Shorecliffs Beach Club and the mobile home park.
Marquita, 100 Block (7:12 p.m.)
A caller reported that a nude man behind the location was “cleaning and touching himself.”
East Avenida Palizada/Interstate-5 (5:09 p.m.)
A driver of a silver Ford car was reported speeding and slamming on the brakes while yelling and throwing objects at another vehicle.
Via Hombre, 200 Block (11:15 a.m.)
A 16-year-old girl was reportedly approached by a male who tried to lure her into his car.
Calle Marina, 200 Block (4:29 a.m.)
Two people were seen stealing fuel from vehicles on the street. The caller’s husband scared them away, and the culprits left in a red Honda Prelude.
Thursday, June 12
Via Turqueza, 2400 Block (10:48 p.m.)
Two cars, one white and one dark, were seen parked in the parking lot of Marblehead Elementary, with other vehicles coming and going. The caller told the dispatcher that the occupants were likely selling illegal narcotics.
Avenida Fabricante, 200 Block (8:32 p.m.)
A caller was stuck inside a storage unit after the gate failed to open due to a power outage.
S. El Camino Real/Avenida Magdalena (10:36 a.m.)
A caller reported that a man was sitting on a picnic table with a computer, headphones and a bag. The caller thought it was odd that the man was at this location and that “he didn’t look like he could afford a computer.”
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Calle Frontera, 2000 Block (1:07 a.m.)
Several juveniles were reported taking a metal bar off of the back gate of the Highland Light community.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Via Chalupa, 2300 Block (12:12 a.m.)
A woman reported that she heard two “loud booms” from her street. Her husband, formerly in the military, believed it was a gunshot and not a firework. It was later found that three males were seen setting off fireworks in the area.
Avenida Talega/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:04 a.m.)
A group of juveniles was reported throwing water balloons at passing vehicles from the Talega Golf Course.
Camino Faro/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:03 a.m.)
A caller reported two youths involved in a verbal altercation. They were later seen setting off large firecrackers.