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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.
Compiled by Eric Heinz
Monday, February 22
Avenida Cristal, 0 Block (11:12 a.m.)
A man was talking in a “very low” voice and wanted a welfare check done on his sister and her family. It was the second time he had called today. The deputy asked if he could speak to his mother, and the man refused and hung up.
Avenida Calafia, 200 Block (10:01 a.m.)
Police were called to a motorhome parked across the street from the caller’s location, possibly related to an arrest made the previous night. The caller said there is a “glass of urine” on top of the motorhome. The caller also said the suspect in the motorhome “keeps a machete inside that he uses to cut an area to defecate in.” The vehicle had been “tagged” on the windshield.
Camino El Molino/Camino De Los Mares (8:39 a.m.)
Police were called to look for a burgundy sedan possibly casing the neighborhood. The caller said the driver was a man wearing a baseball cap and that a patrol check should be conducted due to recent break-ins in the area.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Inclinado/Altura (5:54 a.m.)
A caller said a man and a woman have been sitting inside a black Honda Civic with paper license places since the prior day and thought it looked suspicious.
Calle Del Pacifico, 100 Block (3:47 a.m.)
A woman said someone opened her garage door and she found shoes inside that do not belong to her. She said the side door to the garage was also open. An unemployed 25-year-old man was arrested in the situation and was booked to the Men’s Intake Release Center on $150,000 bail.
Avenida Oliva, 2200 Block (2:02 a.m.)
Security guards called to see if the occupant of the home was OK. A security guard said mumbling was heard on the phone before the call was dropped and they reached a busy signal when they tried to call back.
Sunday, February 21
Avenida Pico/Camino De Los Mares (10:39 p.m.)
A man requested police assistance to help him approach a group of people who appeared to be homeless. The man said he followed a GPS signal to the group from his wife’s lost cell phone.
Avenida Mastil, 2400 Block (5:41 p.m.)
A woman said her brother jumped a fence and was yelling and banging on the front door. The caller wanted him to leave. The man was described as being in his 40s, dark short hair and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance. The caller said she was concerned because her brother has broken into the residence before.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Avenida Merida, 0 Block (1:46 p.m.)
Directly behind Villa Pacifica, police were called to someone flying a drone and it was “very loud.”
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
East Avenida San Juan/El Camino Real (11:15 a.m.)
An animal control officer called police after going to a resident with a “false plate on a vehicle” and false information a woman gave an animal control officer in June.
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Calle Frontera (9:45 a.m.)
A man was standing in front of a church and flying a drone the caller said “seemed to be watching children.”
Saturday, February 20
Avenida Aragon/Calle Puente (8:13 p.m.)
Someone sitting in a lifeguard tower threw a rock at a passing train.
Avenida Talega/Avenida Vista Hermosa (12:39 p.m.)
One woman and three children were seen knocking on car windows and begging for money.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (5:14 a.m.)
A drunk person had urinated on a building and was yelling profanities while urinating.
Friday, February 19
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Camino De Los Mares/Calle Nuevo (3:03 p.m.)
People were seen running their vehicles into one another’s.
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (1:24 p.m.)
A possibly drunk or drugged man was waving his arms around and yelling profanities.
El Camino Real, 400 Block (8:54 a.m.)
A caller said a homeless person was sitting on the stairway drinking alcohol and smelled like urine.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (8:03 a.m.)
A person was cited for heroin paraphernalia and meth possession.
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 900 Block (7:41 a.m.)
While seen pushing a bicycle, a homeless man was defecating on the sidewalk.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (6:02 a.m.)
Someone claimed a cash register was stolen.
Thursday, February 18
Camino De Estrella/Interstate 5 Freeway (11:32 a.m.)
A man was seen wearing only shorts. A 57-year-old man, listed as unemployed, was arrested but later released because the District Attorney refused to prosecute.
Avenida De La Grulla, 100 Block (2:25 a.m.)
The caller’s daughter’s drunken husband and his friends were trying to get inside the house.
Wednesday, February 17
KEEP THE PEACE
Mira Allende, 100 Block (2:51 p.m.)
A caller said a demolition company moved a mobile home out of its space and onto city property. The caller said they had no authorization to do that.
Via San Andreas, 200 Block (1 p.m.)
A woman said two men showed up to her mother’s home wanting to show her a video. The mother told her daughter the men did not have a business card, and they became aggressive with her. The caller said she thinks they were casing the neighborhood.
El Camino Real, 600 Block (9:50 a.m.)
A woman said a customer was upset because there were nails in her tires. The customer slapped the woman and refused to leave.
Avenida Pico, 600 Block (2:36 a.m.)
Police were called to reports of a man standing outside a drive-through window and putting different objects inside. The man refused to leave, and he was described as being in his 20s, wearing a black beanie and a butterfly or flower blanket.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (12:28 a.m.)
Two men were seen on BMX bikes driving on the beach. One man was wearing a raincoat and a backpack. Another was wearing a “light-colored” short-sleeve shirt. The caller said yelling and cursing could be heard near the Pier but did not know if the bikes were related to the incident.