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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.
San Clemente Times
Monday, October 24
Via Socorro, 200 Block (10:42 a.m.)
Juveniles tagged and egged school buildings.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Salvador, 900 Block (6:30 a.m.)
Lightning ignited a fire on a palm tree after striking it in a resident’s backyard.
1400 Block, Calle Mirador (12:53 a.m.)
The caller said the neighbors were doing something to “make pot stronger” because the caller’s apartment smelled of marijuana.
Sunday, October 23
Bonanza, 2900 Block (9:42 p.m.)
The caller said a man was hiding under a table in the backyard.
Avenida Mateo, 100 Block (1:24 a.m.)
A drunken man was reported on the roof of a residence.
Saturday, October 22
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Avenida Cabrillo/Ola Vista (11:08 p.m.)
A man was seen trying to break into a red pickup truck outside of the Cabrillo Playhouse. The man then tried to break into a new restaurant in the area.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Pico/Calle Amanecer (10:47 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority responded to a brush fire on the north side of Avenida Pico.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (4:36 p.m.)
A man was chasing customers out in front of the business. He did not have any weapons on him, but he was possibly on drugs, the caller said.
Friday, October 21
Avenida Cabrillo, 100 Block (7:33 p.m.)
Two men were possibly on drugs at a business. The caller found drug paraphernalia in the bathroom; one man was inside the business, and the other was dancing in front of it.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (4:10 p.m.)
A man was possibly drunk and yelling at people by the 7-Eleven while throwing beer bottles at passersby. The man then fell over, “too drunk to get to his feet.”
Thursday, October 20
Avenida Del Poniente, 100 Block (11:18 p.m.)
A woman said a man pulled his pants down in front of her as she exited a car.
Avenida Victoria, 200 Block (8:38 p.m.)
A woman said another woman is checking the windows of her home. The woman outside was banging on the caller’s door, who said she didn’t know the woman. The caller also said she wouldn’t talk to deputies unless they talk to her through her door because she “doesn’t trust anybody.”
Vista Luna, 1600 Block (5:53 p.m.)
Police were called to a man “running around saying he is going to show his private parts.”
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Camino Vera Cruz (5:19 p.m.)
A man, described as in his 50s wearing no shirt and red pants, was carrying a gas can while walking up and down Vista Hermosa. The man was seen talking to himself and had been walking back and forth for about an hour.
Wednesday, October 19
Via Toluca, 100 Block (7:03 p.m.)
On the grass next to the sidewalk of the residence, a caller said numerous “loaded rat traps” were on the grass. The caller said it’s possibly due to someone letting their dog defecate on the lawn, and the caller was worried children may get hurt.
Camino De Los Mares/Camino Vera Cruz (3:02 p.m.)
Police were called to the greenbelt area for someone riding in a “big, purple golf cart.”