By Andrea Swayne
Monday, February 20
Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (6:09 a.m.) A female transient was reported for disturbing the peace inside Starbucks. The woman was upset that someone had thrown her backpack away after she left it on the patio. The transient called 911 from a payphone saying she would be at the dumpster pulling her things out and wanted to press charges against whoever threw her stuff away. She told police she managed to get her stuff back but her ID was still missing and if officers want to know who she is, they can dig in the trash for it.
Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (4:42 a.m.) An informant reported a backpack was left on the patio at Starbucks. The caller told police they believed it meant someone was living there although no person was present at the time.
Sunday, February 19
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Calle Portola, 34500 Block (6:52 a.m.) A caller told deputies her husband caught a man breaking into their neighbor’s motorhome and went chasing the subject down the street. The burglar was described as a man in his 30s or 40s wearing a flannel shirt, sunglasses and having shaggy brown hair. The subject was also reportedly carrying a cordless drill.
Cove Road / Dana Point Harbor Drive (2:09 a.m.) The Orange County Fire Authority responded when a fire hydrant was found sheared off. No vehicle was seen in the area.
Saturday, February 18
Niguel Road, 33800 Block (4:55 p.m.) A man in his 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a blonde buzz cut and wearing all black clothing and sunglasses was reportedly sitting on a bench in front of the library bothering patrons. The subject had also been following a juvenile around the library earlier in the day.
Domingo Avenue, 25900 Block (4:52 p.m.) A 14-year-old male neighbor was reported to police for disrupting the caller’s small family party and destroying their decorations.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Alcazar Drive, 33800 Block (3:40 p.m.) Animal Control was contacted when a subject was reported to police for allegedly abusing a small dog.
MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Dana Strand road, 34300 Block (1:41 p.m.) A caller reported a man smoking a pipe in the park in violation of the municipal code. The informant, who repeatedly calls to report smokers, was asked to stop calling for this type of violation. The caller was also told again that deputies must observe this type of infraction and will not be responding to these calls.
Mariner Drive, 23700 Block (10:11 a.m.) A caller reported her husband would not leave her alone and was refusing to leave after the two had a verbal fight over finding a text from a female on her husband’s phone that morning. An 11-year-old was in the residence. The husband was just leaving as deputies arrived. No one was taken into custody.
Friday, February 17
El Encanto, 34000 Block (9:11 p.m.) A caller told deputies her daughter’s friend’s mother was “going crazy.” She said the woman was frantically telling kids to clean the house and to throw their suitcases and purses over the fence.
Mariner Drive, 23700 Block (7:19 p.m.) Authorities were called regarding a group of subjects going door-to-door selling things. At homes where no one answered the door, the subjects were checking the door handles.
Golden Lantern, 34500 Block (1:26 p.m.) A shop employee called police to report a woman wearing a purple beanie, gray vest and camo pants loitering near the business and yelling obscenities. A 5-foot 1-inch tall woman in her 50s was arrested, cited and released.
El Encanto, 34000 Block (7:27 a.m.) A caller reported an ongoing problem with a female neighbor who yells and curses very loudly and pounds on the walls. The dispatcher could hear the subject over the phone line.
All information above 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 Web site.
By Andrea Swayne