By Jonathan Volzke
Tuesday, August 2
El Camino Real, 500 Block (11:48 a.m.) A man passed out in front of a business.
Avenida Serra, 200 Block (11:09 a.m.) The alarm on a black SUV was going off for about an hour. The same thing happened a couple of days earlier.
FOLLOW UP REPORT
El Camino Real, 200 Block (10:39 a.m.) A man found the windshield on his vehicle smashed, along with a note.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (8:52 a.m.) A 50-year-old man was spotted naked from the waist down using an alley as a restroom.
Calle Del Cerro/Avenida Vista Montana (2:06 a.m.) A caller heard a skid, then what sounded like a vehicle hitting a wall. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Avenida de La Estrella, 100 Block (1:24 a.m.) Several Marines caught two people breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of a local tavern. Tavern employees said they were trying to break the windows at businesses. A 21-year-old man, who identified himself as a bartender, was taken into custody. He was held on $20,000 bail.
Calle Emilia, 1300 Block (12:32 a.m.) A man reported he was in an argument with his wife, who had been drinking and was wearing only panties. Dispatchers could hear a woman yelling at the kids in the background. The man called back to say the woman had gone outside and was trying to get the neighbors involved.
Courte Merlango, 2400 Block (12:29 a.m.) A woman was in an argument with her boyfriend. She said it got physical and he ran out of the home with her laptop.
Monday, August 1
ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
Via Regalo, 0 Block (9:40 p.m.) The Orange County Fire Authority asked for the sheriff’s helicopter because firefighters could smell smoke but couldn’t find the fire.
Avenida Cabrillo, 300 Block (8:39 p.m.) A woman reported she was in an argument with her 20-year-old son when he grabbed her arm and left marks.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (8:34 p.m.) A man and woman were sitting at the entrance to the Pier, a caller reported, and the man was spitting on her.
El Berro, 800 Block (8:19 p.m.) A walker reported someone was climbing an antenna tower.
Calle Pluma, 800 Block (6:23 p.m.) A parent reported their 13-year-old son was yelling and kicking and talking about suicide.
East Avenida San Gabriel/El Camino Real (5:54 p.m.) A woman reportedly swerved as she pulled into Pedro Tacos. Deputies caught her in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody. She was cited and released.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Avenida Del Mar/Ola Vista, 5:14 p.m. A man stumbled toward the beach. The caller thought he needed “a talking to.”
Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block (5:12 p.m.) Two men were in a fight.
Escalones, 100 Block (4:19 p.m.) A caller reported a tenant was about to be evicted. He was yelling and screaming in his apartment. When the caller went downstairs, she found a load of her laundry covered in bleach.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (2:50 p.m.) A beauty supply shop received some counterfeit cash. That’s a case for the Secret Service.
Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (2:07 p.m.) A woman crying in the lobby of City Hall/sheriff’s station wanted to report a case of domestic violence.
Calle Mayo, 3900 Block (1:52 p.m.) A woman said someone was throwing rocks at construction workers on her property.
Carta Taza, 2900 Block (1:01 p.m.) A man calling from his office reported his ex-wife said their teenage daughter was strung out on heroin.
Santa Margarita, 100 Block (12:42 p.m.) A 2009 Ford truck was parked in the same spot for a week with a sign in the window proclaiming “ran out of gas, please don’t tow me.”
Avenida Del Mar, 200 Block (10:49 a.m.) A man reported threats from his girlfriend’s mom.
El Camino Real, 700 Block (9:09 a.m.) A man refused to leave a business after he was fired.
Avenida Ramona, 0 Block (7:11 a.m.) A woman reported her ex-boyfriend, a transient, took their 8-month-old daughter in his truck. The woman said the man, 40, had the girl legally but should have been at work. He was also a registered sex offender and on parole, and he had kicked a child the night before because of some sort of dog issue.
South Ola Vista/Avenida San Antonio (5:57 a.m.) A tree, about 40 feet long by 30 feet wide with branches, fell into the road.
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (6:02 a.m.) A caller complained the locks on the doors of an ATM area of a bank were malfunctioning and locking people in.
North El Camino Real/Mariposa (2:31 a.m.) A woman reported two suspicious people were following her and a friend on foot. She couldn’t see them anymore, but wanted to be escorted home. A deputy gave them a ride.
Avenida Montalvo, 200 Block (1:06 a.m.) A woman reported her boyfriend punched her. He’d been drinking, she said. A 39-year-old man, who identified himself as a salesman, was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail.
Sunday, July 31
Via Jubilar, 0 Block (11:11 p.m.) A caller reported their 22-year-old brother was taking prescription medications they didn’t think belonged to him.
Avenida Rosa, 200 Block (5:34 p.m.) A woman was going through garbage cans on a street. She was wearing a mask.
Loma Lane, 100 Block (4:50 p.m.) A caller reported seeing someone throw trash on the lawn next to the library. When the caller challenged him on it, he pulled out a pair of pruning shears and threatened the caller.
Calle Fiesta, 200 Block (3:20 p.m.) A man reported eggs were thrown on his driveway the night before. He’d been having ongoing problems with neighbors.
North Ola Vista/Avenida Victoria (12:56 p.m.) A man said the driver of another vehicle told him he was just coming down off heroin. The man had a warrant out for his arrest. A 20-year-old, who identified himself as a musician, was taken into custody.
Vista Cantora, 1200 Block (6:34 a.m.) A man requested deputies check on the welfare of his 92-year-old mother. His brother told him a year ago that their mother had died, but he talked to her on the telephone two weeks ago. The caller thought “the in-laws” were taking advantage of the woman.
Elena Lane, 500 Block (11:50 p.m.) A man reported he’d just washed his BMW and was concerned about a nearby party because he didn’t want his car “used like an ashtray, like it was last night.”
Avenida Grenada/Calle Seville (9 p.m.) A woman was involved in a fight. Another woman was taken into custody. That woman was celebrating her 48th birthday. In booking papers, she listed her occupation as advertising.
Calle Sarmentoso, 1200 Block (8:27 p.m.) Somebody was throwing water balloons at passing vehicles.
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