By Jonathan Volzke
Wednesday, November 9
Camino de Los Mares, 600 Block (3:28 a.m.) A woman who had been outside a store all night started to take off her clothes.
Calle Embocadura, 600 Block (12:35 a.m.) A woman reported her lights weren’t working. She said it happened before and a repairman told her the lines had been intentionally cut.
Avenida Talega/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:15 a.m.) A passerby saw a woman walking away from a car on a sidewalk. The caller suspected she’d been in an accident.
Tuesday, November 8
Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block (11:12 p.m.) An off-duty fire captain reported it looked like a group of people were getting ready to rumble.
Escalones, 200 Block (10:53 p.m.) A woman reported somebody knocked on her door. It might have been “ding-dong ditch,” the woman said, but it scared her.
Mariposa, 100 Block (10:54 p.m.) A woman was running into an alley screaming, then going back inside. It happened several times, the caller reported.
Camino San Clemente, 300 Block (10:27 p.m.) A hospice caregiver reported that a patient’s ex-girlfriend stole 1,000 from the patient’s wallet. The woman was described as in her 70s.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (9:51 p.m.) A known transient was screaming into the phone, until someone took it from her.
Avenida Aragon/Buena Vista (8:23 p.m.) A man in his late 30s said he was beat up by “gangsters,” a caller reported.
Camino Viento Fuere/Via Nerisa (7:59 p.m.) A caller reported a woman selling items door-to-door. She left in a beat-up minivan driven by a man. Another call came in at 7:11 p.m. from Via Torina/Avenida Talega, where a man was selling paintings door-to-door, and the caller thought it strange he was out so late. Still another call came in on Visalia, about a man selling vacuums door-to-door.
Via Regalo, 0 Block (5:59 p.m.) A man reported his daughter was threatened at school.
Avenida Del Presidente/Avenida Vista Del Oceano (4:25 p.m.) A security guard reported a resident’s son was at the gate, but the resident, who was not home, had advised security to not let the younger man in.
Avenida La Pata, 200 Block (2:29 p.m.) A caller reported BMX bicycle riders were in the skatepark.
Monday, November 7
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Calle Agua/Camino de Los Mares (9:21 p.m.) A man reported seeing a mountain lion at the golf course.
DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
El Camino Real, 200 Block (8:19 p.m.) A woman walked out without paying her bill at the Red Fox.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (10:08 a.m.) A homeless woman was slamming her shopping cart into the door of a barbershop.
Carta Taza, 2900 Block (12:04 a.m.) A 16-year-old set off the fire extinguisher and was throwing things around the house. The parent locked the girl outside and called deputies.
Calle Seville, 200 Block (11:15 p.m.) A caller reported his neighbor found a gun in his driveway and threw it in the trash. The caller was unsure if it was a real gun.
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 Jonathan Volzke