By Jonathan Volzke
Wednesday, February 15
Trabuco Creek Road/Rancho Viejo (11:05 p.m.) A witness reported seeing a white Mercedes hit a couple of cars before getting stuck in the mud. A 31-year-old woman was taken into custody.
Del Obispo Street/Ortega Highway (9:57 p.m.) A man took several tries to get through the drive-though at McDonalds, then stopped in the parking lot to dump some trash. The caller thought he was drunk.
Wednesday, February 15
El Camino Real, 31600 Block (8:26 p.m.) A man was pushing people inside a church chapel.
San Juan Creek Road, 32100 Block (7:33 p.m.) Some parked cars were broken into.
Junipero Serra Road, 26500 Block (7:20 p.m.) A man reported he took a taxi from the airport. The driver stopped at a Capistrano service station for gasoline, so the man used the restroom. When he came out, the taxi-and his belongings-were gone. Deputies got a call later saying the taxi was returning.
Calle Aviador, 32900 Block (6:42 p.m.) A woman was locked in a self-storage yard. She said she was “freaking out.”
Paseo del Lucero, 32900 Block (6:22 p.m.) A man was lurking near vehicles, and a caller thought he might be trying to break into vehicles. She called back to report he was scooping mud out of a gutter and putting it on a white car.
Paseo Carolina, 32000 Block (2:20 p.m.) A woman reported her 16-year-old son said he was going to try and kill himself. He barricaded himself in the bathroom.
Saturday, February 11
Camino Capistrano/Ortega Highway (6:16 a.m.) A lamp post fell over, exposing electrical wires.
Friday, February 10
Millpond Court, 29700 Block (11:29 p.m.) A woman reports her cousin stopped by the house and threatened to come back and shoot up the place.
Avenida Evita, 31800 Block (11:24 p.m.) A woman reported seeing the mini-blinds bent down in a room, as if someone was trying to get in. She looked herself in her room.
Via Santo Tomas/Via El Rosario (10:20 p.m.) A caller reported a party, adding that people were fighting and breaking beer bottles.
Alipaz Street, 32700 Block (8:14 a.m.) A woman reported she left her husband the night before and stayed with her parents for the night. She’d returned to the house, though, and her husband and daughter were not there, and he wasn’t answering the phone.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Driftwood Court/Mariner Drive (7:38 a.m.) A woman reported she was bitten by a dog.
Thursday, February 9
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Camino Capistrano/Del Obispo (11:37 p.m.) A caller reported a man was unconscious in a older Suburban, with the engine running. He didn’t respond when the caller knocked on the window.
ANNOYING PHONE CALL
Paseo Blanco, 33100 Block (7:21 p.m.) A resident reported a collection agency called more than 15 times in a day. He suspected it was a fraud, but the callers threatened her with arrest.
ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES
La Matanza, 31300 Block (4:22 p.m.) Several vehicles were blocking a fire hydrant.
Via Buena/Avenida Larga (11:33 a.m.) A resident called because neighbors had put cones in the street again.
Windjammer Drive, 25700 Block (10:52 a.m.) A resident complained about vandalism to trees.
Wednesday, February 8
Shamrock Lane, 33700 Block (11:27 p.m.) A woman reported “booms” next to her house, but said it wasn’t the Camp Pendleton training. She could hear someone hitting the side of her house, she said.
La Zanja Street, 26500 Block (9:55 p.m.) A woman reported her ex-boyfriend took her 3-year-old daughter.
Edgewood Road, 29300 Block (9:17 p.m.) A woman reported her 18-year-old daughter wanted to go home with her boyfriend and her mother did not want her to go.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Via Pasito, 28400 Block (9:14 p.m.) A man reported a teen tried to run him and his wife over.
All information above is obtained from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department website (www.ocsd.org). 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.
By Jonathan Volzke