sheriffbadgeAll 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

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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

PETTY THEFT

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.

DISTURBANCE

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTACES

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.

UNKNOWN TROUBLE

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.

DISTURBANCE

Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (9:56 a.m.)

A man was on a train without a ticket and acting belligerent and yelling.

VANDALISM

Avenida San Juan, 500 Block (8:28 a.m.)

A woman noticed three eggs had been thrown at her vehicle.

Saturday, January 23

DISTURBANCE

Camino Del Rio/Camino De Los Mares (9:05 p.m.)

Police were called to a group of people throwing lemons at passing vehicles.

DISTURBANCE

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

WELFARE CHECK

Cantilena, 0 Block (7:23 p.m.)

A 20-year-old man reported his parents had taken away his car keys.

DISTURBANCE

Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (10:29 a.m.)

A transient man reportedly continues to take a motorized scooter.

PETTY THEFT

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRUCMSTANCES

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.

FRAUD REPORT

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.

DISTURBANCE

Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (9:57 a.m.)

A transient man was dumpster diving and scaring young children.

Wednesday, January 20

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

CITIZEN ASSIST

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.

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