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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.
Monday, Aug. 10
Avenida Acapulco, 600 Block (7:55 a.m.)
A caller said a woman was screaming for help near a halfway house. The caller didn’t know what was going on.
Friday, Aug. 7
Camino Vera Cruz/Calle Sarmentoso (10:50 p.m.)
An occupant of a white Suburban, which was headed toward Avenida Hermosa, was throwing water balloons at other motorists.
Calle Sol, 0 Block (10:38 p.m.)
A group of juveniles threw a smoke bomb toward the caller’s house and were reportedly hiding on a hill near a church.
Avenida Montalvo/Avenida Lobeiro (9:02 p.m.)
Five teenagers were jumping in front of cars.
Camino de los Mares, 600 Block (7:38 p.m.)
A solicitor was waving a sign at the exit onto Camino de los Mares. The person was aggressive and scared the caller, who thought the man was on drugs.
Thursday, Aug. 6
Camino de los Mares, 600 Block (6:45 p.m.)
A man in his early 30s was yelling his intention to murder everyone.
North El Camino Real/El Portal (4:27 p.m.)
An elderly man in his 70s was seen walking into traffic lanes heading toward Chase Bank and Rite Aid.
Puerta del Sol, 1200 Block (3:44 p.m.)
A man walked into an office and “pestered” the staff to use the phone. He was last seen walking back toward a rehab facility.
Camino Capistrano, 2900 Block (12:52 a.m.)
A man said he heard glass break near the roadway or at one of the condo units in the area.
Avenida San Juan, 400 Block (12:07 a.m.)
A caller was annoyed by his neighbor’s LED flood lights shining toward his house and wanted them moved or turned off. The man said the lights were so bright they looked “like a spaceship.”
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Camino Vera Cruz/Colina Rodante (9:56 p.m.)
Juveniles were throwing wet toilet paper at passing vehicles. They were headed toward an elementary school.
Avenida Rosa, 200 Block (7:56 p.m.)
A large metal rocket hit a woman’s vehicle. She picked it up and burned her fingers.
North El Camino Real/El Portal (6:06 p.m.)
A woman said someone threw something at her vehicle, breaking the driver-side window. She thought she heard a bang prior to the window shattering.
Corte Cristianitos, 100 Block (10:56 a.m.)
A caller reported two men loitering; they had been watching children for 45 minutes.
Calle Venezia, 1000 Block (9:00 a.m.)
A man received a green dot Visa card in the mail, even though he did not request the card and did not authorize anyone to use his information.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
SHOTS HEARD – NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Via Socorro, 200 Block (11:33 p.m.)
The caller heard a gunshot and then saw four vehicles drive away, including two black Ford Rangers and a yellow Fiat. The fourth car was unidentifiable.
FOLLOW UP REPORT
El Camino Real, 1800 Block (8:39 a.m.)
A homeless man was causing problems at a business. He took coffee and wine and left without paying.
Monday, Aug. 3
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (8:36 p.m.)
A man jumped over a fence onto hotel property near the caller’s room.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Camino de los Mares, 600 Block (7:06 p.m.)
An apparently homeless man broke one of the front windows of a residence.