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.
Compiled by Eric Heinz
El Camino Real, 3900 Block (1:12 p.m.)
Two men in their 30s, described as transients, were reportedly smoking marijuana in front of a store.
El Camino Real, 1500 Block (11:53 a.m.)
A transient man was on the caller’s property and refused to leave. The caller said he was leaving all his belongings and trash all over the yard. The suspect was described as having long hair, in a wheelchair and had been drinking.
Camino De Estrella, 400 Block (11:25 a.m.)
A man was seen talking to himself in a lot and being disruptive. He was described as 50 to 60 years old with a long white beard, wearing a blue jacket.
Avenida Del Mar, 100 Block (8:34 a.m.)
On the side of a building a man was standing in the breezeway in the bushes and seen “shooting up” a controlled substance with a syringe. The man was described as wearing an orange shirt, jeans and leather biker gloves.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (6:53 a.m.)
Police were called to reports of a transient man who was digging through trash in an alley. He then made his way to another business’s trash can. The caller said the man is a “tweaker [sic].” He was described as between 30 and 40 years old, wearing a camo hat, green army jacket and orange T-shirt and had a skateboard, a small plastic bag and a backpack with him.
Sunday, February 28
0 Block, No Street Given
A man was seen jumping onto the railroad tracks and confronting people in the parking lot. A 29-year-old unemployed man was arrested in the situation and booked on $20,000 bail. He is in custody at the Men’s Intake Release Center.
Avenida Lobeiro, 200 Block (5:40 p.m.)
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a patrol check after a man was reportedly going door to door selling magazines, which the caller said seemed suspicious. The caller also tried to open the caller’s door. The man was described as in his late 20s or early 30s, dark shaved hair, 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing a striped shirt and jeans.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:34 p.m.)
A man described as in his 20s, tall, skinny, blond and wearing a hoodie was seen possibly dealing drugs.
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (2:53 p.m.)
Five or six men were seen smoking in front of the doors to a business, staring and intimidating customers. The caller said the men may have been rehabilitation patients.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (2:42 p.m.)
A silver two-door vehicle drove too far into a parking space at Parque Del Mar, hit a guard railing and became high-centered on the sidewalk.
El Camino Real, 1800 Block (2:32 p.m.)
A man was seen inside the store harassing customers and employees. The man was described as in his 40s, in a wheelchair and kept going in and out of the store.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
El Camino Real, 1400 Block (12:54 p.m.)
A man stole an Xbox out of the caller’s vehicle in the parking lot, then took off in a blue Jeep. The suspect was last seen Feb. 25 in the Ralph’s parking lot.
Avenida Estacion, 1700 Block (8:46 a.m.)
Near the clubhouse, a transient man, described as “chubby with a beer belly” and wearing a blue shirt and white hat, was yelling at people.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-NON INJURY
900 Block, Avenida Talega (7:57 a.m.)
A man in a Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed into someone’s property and then “stumbled” out of his vehicle, possibly drunk. A 39-year-old social worker was arrested in the incident and later released.
El Camino Real, 1800 Block (12:26 a.m.)
A juvenile took beer from the location.
Saturday, February 27
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (7:12 p.m.)
Sheriff’s deputies spoke to a woman who claimed $5,000 was stolen from her on Feb. 26.
Avenida Cabrillo, 100 Block (5:45 p.m.)
A man said he thinks his “cleaning lady took his beloved pet scorpion.”
Avenida Pico/Avenida La Pata (5:33 p.m.)
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a patrol check for an “elderly man” walking with a pregnant “young woman.”
Avenida Serra, 100 Block (3:16 p.m.)
A guest in a room had a scorpion with him.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (11:20 a.m.)
Three game controllers valued at $260 were stolen from the location.
Avenida Pico, 100 Block (4:44 a.m.)
Someone was “dragging the tables” and making a lot of noise.
Calle Del Comercio, 2600 Block (1:40 a.m.)
Police were called to reports of someone shooting a gun into the air. No further details were given.
Avenida Serra, 100 Block (12:05 a.m.)
The caller said they heard someone yelling about a gun in a backyard.
Friday, February 26
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Calle Las Bolas, 1600 Block (8:07 p.m.)
A caller said people were partying and smoking marijuana at a vacation rental home.
Camino San Clemente/El Camino Real (4:41 p.m.)
A man in his 20s, not wearing a shirt, was pulling a suitcase and talking to the suitcase.
Avenida Pico, 800 Block (3:10 p.m.)
A man and a woman with two small children were seen panhandling.
El Camino Real, 1500 Block (2:41 p.m.)
A transient man in a gated underground parking garage was looking through residents’ property and looking into vehicles.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Escalones, 100 Block (7:41 a.m.)
Numerous people were seen loitering at different hours of the day and night.
Thursday, February 25
Calle Toledo, 1300 Block (11:28 p.m.)
A woman who sounded upset said there was “a lot of movement going on” at a potential sober living home.
Avenida Pico/Avenida Vista Hermosa (5:14 p.m.)
A caller said the suspect was holding a golf club next to the vehicle.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (8:55 a.m.)
A man was yelling and scaring people.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Avenida Victoria/Monterey Lane (4:57 a.m.)
A drunken man was screaming and singing.
Wednesday, February 24
Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (11:59 p.m.)
A woman said someone has been trying to break in through her door, and little by little they have made more progress. The woman said she thought it was an “inside job.” A recent call referred to the same incident.
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