Compiled by Jacob Onofrio
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, July 20
Calle Altea, 0 Block (9:40 p.m.)
Four juveniles were throwing eggs at the caller’s house and at cars driving by.
SHOTS HEARD – NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Montilla, 0 Block (9:47 p.m.)
Four gunshots were reported to be heard from behind the school or the nearby park.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:18 p.m.)
After unsuccessfully attempting to purchase gift cards with declined credit cards, a man and a woman returned to the location and tried again.
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (3:51 p.m.)
A homeless man in possession of an open container was reportedly buying cigarettes for 9-year-old kids.
North Ola Vista/Avenida Santa Barbara (10:17 a.m.)
A man was walking down the hill and attempting to open vehicle doors.
Sunday, July 19
Calle Del Cerro/Avenida Vista Montana (11:17 p.m.)
Police ran a patrol check for a group of kids racing a car around a parking lot.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
El Campana, 600 Block (9:06 p.m.)
A man in a red Ford Focus was selling drugs while parked in the cul-de-sac.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (8:52 p.m.)
A woman called from Laguna Niguel claiming the cleaning lady was afraid to go into the building because a homeless man was laying out his belongings and blocking the front door.
Calle Campanero, 800 Block (3:24 a.m.)
A man tried to unhook his vehicle from a tow truck as it was being towed.
Saturday, July 18
Camino De Estrella/Camino Mira Costa (11:35 p.m.)
A man was seen moving around a fence to get into the property. The caller believed he may have been stealing things.
Via Timon/Camino Tierra Grande (9:46 p.m.)
Four to five men with flashlights came in through the back door of the caller’s house and turned off the lights.
ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE
Avenida San Dimas, 100 Block (9:31 p.m.)
A woman and 10 dogs were camping in an illegally parked RV.
Interstate-5 Freeway/Cristianitos Road (7:36 p.m.)
A man with a rifle was seen walking over the bridge on the freeway. He was not pointing it at anyone.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (7:23 p.m.)
Police ran a patrol check for a 26-year-old man who was trying to fight people and urinating in the street.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (4:30 p.m.)
Escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo was reportedly seen at a bar with six other subjects.
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (1:27 a.m.)
A gold Buick was seen doing donuts in the street in front of the tavern.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (12:38 a.m.)
A green Kia Soul was stolen from the parking lot. It was last seen at 10 p.m. the previous day.
Friday, July 17
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – UNKNOWN INJURIES
North El Camino Real/Avenida Florencia (9:05 p.m.)
Reckless driving caused a man to crash his SUV into a tree. The caller said he had been “road raging” earlier.
Avenida Pico/Interstate-5 Freeway (6:25 p.m.)
A group of kids were playing a game of “Frogger” in the street in front of the high school.
North Avenida De La Estrella/La Placentia (1:11 p.m.)
A man in his 20s was going door to door saying he was doing pest control.