Compiled by Kevin Dahlgren
Wednesday, January 2
Via Umbroso, 600 Block (1:51 a.m.)
A San Clemente woman called police after accidentally locking one of her hands in a handcuff. The woman told deputies she had lost the key and needed assistance removing the handcuffs.
Tuesday, January 1
Assist Outside Agency
Calle Valle, 1400 Block (9:22 p.m.)
Paramedics were requested at a local restaurant where a woman, who was described as being “out of it,” was falling out of chairs and passing out on the ground. The caller was concerned after seeing several prescription bottles in the woman’s purse.
Avenida Rosa, 200 Block (5:10 p.m.)
Police were called after an altercation between a woman and her neighbor. The woman told deputies that her neighbor had thrown ice cubes in her face, threatened to blow up her car and also told her son that she would poison the young boy’s dog.
Calle Amistad, 100 Block (1:05 p.m.)
A local resident called police to file a complaint about his next door neighbor, who, according to the caller, had been “constantly cleaning the carpets” for almost two weeks. The caller was tired of smelling the commercial carpet cleaning chemicals and wanted deputies to ask the neighbor to stop.
Robbery in Progre
El Camino Real, 3600 Block (7:25 a.m.)
A woman reported that someone had broken into her neighbor’s bedroom. The caller told police she had seen three men kick in the door to the bedroom before taking several items and leaving the scene in a white pickup truck. The car was last seen near the overflow parking lot next to Carls’ Jr.
Traffic Accident-Unknown Injuries
Avenida Presidio, 900 Block (2 a.m.)
A witness called to report a red Ford F-150 that had hit a tree and flipped over onto its roof. The caller told dispatch that the driver of the truck appeared to be unharmed, except for a few lacerations and scratches to his face. The driver was transported to San Clemente Hospital for precautionary measures.
Monday, December 31
Brandishing a Weapon
Avenida Montalvo, 200 Block (8:48 p.m.)
A man called police after confronting a 22-year-old male on his property. When confronted the 22-year-old reached into his pocket and threatened to stab the caller with his five-inch pocket knife. The unknown man was last seen walking toward the entrance of the housing development.
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (6:16 p.m.)
Police received a report of a man barking at passersby and throwing change on the ground outside a local business. The man was described as approximately 30 years old, and wearing a black hat and a black jogging suit.
I-5 Freeway/Avenida Vista Hermosa (3:13 p.m.)
A white Lexus with a flat tire and damage to the driver side door and fender was seen driving erratically on the freeway. The car was believed to have been involved in a hit –and-run accident earlier in the afternoon. The car was last seen travelling southbound on the freeway.
Avenida La Pata, 200 Block (12:55 p.m.)
A very large group of adults or teenagers was seen riding scooters at the skate park. The caller was upset because the group had taken over the skate park, where scooters are prohibited and were not letting any of the children use the park.
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 900 Block (3:39 a.m.)
A man following a red Ford Fusion called police after the driver of the car showed signs of intoxication. The caller had seen the car swerving on the freeway and followed the vehicle until it stopped in the parking lot of Target. The driver of the Ford exited the vehicle and stumbled to the front of the store, where he stayed for nearly 30 minutes. The caller was worried the man might try to drive again.
Sunday, December 30
Calle Seville, 200 Block (10:31 p.m.)
Several people were seen loitering near the five-point intersection wearing costumes and yelling at cars driving by. The caller told deputies that the group had been there several times in the past week and was very loud and obnoxious.
I-5 Freeway/El Camino Real (5:42 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for the northbound onramp of Interstate 5 where two penguins were seen in the middle of the road. The caller sounded very confused and could not provide any more details.
El Comnio Real, 1500 Block (1:42 p.m.)
Police were called to assist a local business owner in preventing a homeless camp from being set up in front of the man’s business. The caller told deputies that a group of five to seven homeless men had been sleeping in the bushes of his business for several nights and wanted an officer to ask the men to leave.
Saturday, December 29
Avenida Cordoba, 100 Block (10:22 p.m.)
A woman called police after she noticed the interior light on in her car outside. She told police that when she went out to turn it off, it appeared as if someone had rifled through her belongings in the back seat.
Camino El Molino/Camino De Los Mares (7:34 p.m.)
A black four-door Mercedes Benz was seen swerving all over the road and into oncoming traffic. A 35-year-old man, who listed his occupation as a mover, was taken into custody on counts of drunk driving.
Diamante/Camino de Los Mares (2:30 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a group of juveniles drinking next to a car near the greenbelt. The caller told a deputy that the juveniles were passing an unknown bottle between each other and running through the grass.
Avenida Talega/Calle Saluda (1:58 p.m.)
Police received several reports of a manhole cover partially out of its hole, causing a minor traffic hazard. A man later called back to report that someone had shifted the cover back into its place and the problem had been solved.
Friday, December 28
Calle del Cerro, 1100 Block (8:50 p.m.)
A call to police reported a male juvenile yelling for help near the pool area of a local apartment complex. The caller could not see the juvenile and could only hear the yells.
Keep the Peace
Calle Frontera, 3000 Block (5:42 p.m.)
A woman called police to request a deputy present when she confronts her neighbor. The caller was upset because her neighbor had been coming onto the property and moving the caller’s lawn ornaments. The caller wished a deputy be present to mediate the discussion between the two parties.
Costa Rustico, 5100 Block (3:06 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for the area where an unknown man was seen walking door-to-door asking for donations. The caller told police the man was selling something but was unsure what because the man would become distracted very easily.
Thursday, December 27
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (9:21 p.m.)
Deputies were called to the pool area of an apartment complex where several juveniles were seen drinking, smoking and being rowdy. The caller told police the group had been loud and disruptive for several hours and simply wanted the kids to quiet down.
Camino de Estrella, 500 Block (5:17 p.m.)
A bottle of cold medicine was taken from a local convenience store. The store manager told officers that a woman with long, black hair, a nose ring and all black clothing had entered the store and put the bottle in her purse shortly before leaving the store without paying.
Avenida Pico, 500 Block (12:08 p.m.)
An unknown man was seen leaving several boxes in front of the gas station. The caller did not know what was in the boxes but thought it was weird to leave them near a gas station. The man returned while deputies were present and explained he needed to rest his arms after carrying the boxes of books for almost an hour.
Campo Raso/Charco (11:53 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for several juveniles who had been seen playing with paintball guns on the slope behind the caller’s house. The caller was worried the kids may injure themselves or cause damage to houses in the area with their paintballs.