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
Monday, January 25
Interstate 5/Camino De Estrella (12:04 a.m.)
A man was standing in the middle of the road with a bat in his hand and yelling toward a closed-down liquor store.
Sunday, January 24
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (10:55 p.m.)
A woman tried to steal an item, and when the caller tried to stop her the woman became “hysterical.” She was pushing a child in a stroller.
Avenida Estacion, 1700 Block (8:03 p.m.)
A man, who was being uncooperative with sheriff’s deputies, said he was maced by his friend.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (5:40 p.m.)
A transient man, described as “heavyset” with long hair and a beard, was threatening a man and customers of a business.
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (5:26 p.m.)
A man wielding a gun was threatening the caller’s son. A 38-year-old man, listed as a handyman, was arrested and booked into the Central Men’s Jail on $60,000 bail.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (9:56 a.m.)
A man was on a train without a ticket and acting belligerent and yelling.
Avenida San Juan, 500 Block (8:28 a.m.)
A woman noticed three eggs had been thrown at her vehicle.
Saturday, January 23
Camino Del Rio/Camino De Los Mares (9:05 p.m.)
Police were called to a group of people throwing lemons at passing vehicles.
El Camino Real, 300 Block (4:56 p.m.)
Police were called to an upper garage where people were reportedly loitering and doing drugs.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Avenida Mateo, 100 Block (11:28 a.m.)
A man came to the door repeatedly, not saying much and possibly intoxicated.
Calle La Quinta, 3500 Block (7:18 a.m.)
A man went over the fence to the swimming pool and broke into the bathrooms.
Friday, January 22
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Avenida Del Poniente, 200 Block (11:26 p.m.)
A 24-year-old construction worker is being held on $1 million bail after being arrested in the incident.
Cantilena, 0 Block (7:23 p.m.)
A 20-year-old man reported his parents had taken away his car keys.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (10:29 a.m.)
A transient man reportedly continues to take a motorized scooter.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:31 a.m.)
Someone walked into the store, filled up a shopping cart full of unknown items and ran out.
Paseo De Cristobal, 300 Block (2:31 a.m.)
An elderly man was seen sitting around a fire on the beach and yelling to himself.
Thursday, January 21
Ola Vista, 2400 Block (11:37 p.m.)
Police were called to reports of a man knocking on doors trying to sell newspapers. The caller thought it was suspicious because it was so late. The man was described as in his 20s and left on foot.
COURT ORDER VIOLATION
El Camino Real, 200 Block (10:20 p.m.)
A caller said a man who he currently has an active restraining order against had been harassing him. A 27-year-old mortgage broker was arrested and eventually released.
Avenida Santa Margarita, 100 Block (11:36 a.m.)
The caller said his ex-girlfriend from three years ago tried to take a loan out against his house.
Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (9:57 a.m.)
A transient man was dumpster diving and scaring young children.
Wednesday, January 20
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (5:34 p.m.)
A woman had been yelling for two weeks in the apartment complex, but the caller couldn’t locate where she was.
Buena Vista, 1200 Block (2:54 p.m.)
A woman said she found two handprints on her window and would like to show a deputy.
Tuesday, January 19
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Marquita, 100 Block (9 p.m.)
A man called to report his $400 stroller with house and car keys attached to it had been stolen.