sheriffbadgeSC Sheriff’s Blotter

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

DISTURBANCE

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.

FRAUD REPORT

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.

DISTURBANCE

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.

SUSPISCIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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

DISTURBANCE

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

DISTURBANCE

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

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

BURGLARY

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

DISTURBANCE

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (4:30 p.m.)

Escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo was reportedly seen at a bar with six other subjects.

RECKLESS DRIVING

El Camino Real, 2300 Block (1:27 a.m.)

A gold Buick was seen doing donuts in the street in front of the tavern.

STOLEN VEHICLE

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.

TRAFFIC HAZARD

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.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES

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.

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