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 Staff
Tuesday, January 31
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Camino Mira Costa/Calle Guyamas (9:11 a.m.)
Police were called to a white bus occupied by a man living inside with trash “piled up to the top of the windows.” The caller said the man tied his dog to the street light in the park near the bus.
Monday, January 30
MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Avenida Del Poniente/Calle Puente (1:34 p.m.)
Police were called to an ice cream truck that had been parked in the same spot for more than an hour.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Avenida de la Grulla, 200 Block (8:42 a.m.)
Two men were inside a small gray car with tinted windows, and the caller said they were looking around the area. The caller said they looked like “bug-eyed … gang bangers.”
Sunday, January 29
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (4:24 p.m.)
A man was reportedly showing his genitals to people.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY
Calle Alumbrado, 0 Block (1:31 p.m.)
The caller’s vehicle “rolled on” the neighbor’s grass and hit a vehicle.
El Camino Real/Camino Capistrano (12:14 p.m.)
A man in a black Porsche was speeding and cut a woman off. The caller said the driver was making rude gestures and screaming.
Monte Vista, 100 Block (11:14 a.m.)
A woman said a man yelled racial slurs at her and spit at her feet. She said she does not feel safe when walking around her living complex.
Avenida Vaquero/Camino Capistrano (11:03 a.m.)
Police were called to a report of a man in his late 20s wearing flannel pajama bottoms and carrying a 6-foot-tall tree. When the caller asked him what he was doing with the tree, the man replied, “I am carrying it to the apocalypse.” The caller said the man was also very aggressive toward him.
El Camino Real/Avenida Granada (1:31 a.m.)
A man said he saw at least two people fighting and 10 people watching.
Saturday, January 28
Vista Valinda/Vista Cayenta (11:29 p.m.)
Police were called to “someone throwing white stuff at cars.”
Avenida de la Estrella, 100 Block (11:50 a.m.)
A woman said she found cash and possibly drugs in an elevator that is accessible to the public.
Friday, January 27
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (6:36 p.m.)
Five naked men jumped off the north end of the Pier, but it was reported only four returned to shore. San Clemente Marine Safety officials said no one drowned.
N. El Camino Real/Canada (5:23 p.m.)
Police were called to reports of a 14- or 15-year-old boy selling drugs.
El Camino Real, 900 Block (1:20 a.m.)
A man was yelling and throwing things all over the location. The caller said he was possibly drunk or on drugs.
Thursday, January 26
Calle Puente, 1100 Block (10:26 p.m.)
A man was in the bathroom yelling and banging on the walls.
Via Montezuma, 2700 Block (4:27 p.m.)
A man said his ex-girlfriend dumped trash on his vehicle.
Via Socorro, 200 Block (9:27 a.m.)
The caller said they saw a man crawling through a window.
Wednesday, January 25
Via San Gorgonio, 2900 Block (4:36 p.m.)
Someone was using nunchucks on the tennis courts.
Avenida La Pata, 100 Block (9:32 a.m.)
A man said one of the “patients” had a stick and was swinging it at other patients.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Paseo Flamenco, 3400 Block (7:19 a.m.)
The caller said he could hear someone using a drill in his garage, possibly trying to break in.
Legendario/Camino Del Rio (6:08 a.m.)
Police were called to two men and a woman who were smoking in the bushes. The caller was concerned of their presence due to recent car break-ins in the area.