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 staff
Tuesday, July 19
Corte Miro, 0 Block (3:29 a.m.)
A man said his neighbor attacked a woman.
Monday, July 18
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (11 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for someone siting by the railroad crossing with a woman who was “passed out.” The man was also reportedly using profanity.
Via Pico Plaza, 100 Block (1:49 p.m.)
A caller said a homeless man just walked into their office and was causing a disturbance.
Via Arboleda, 2700 Block (5:36 a.m.)
A man was pounding at the door asking if anyone was home.
Avenida Pico/Via Pico Plaza (3:45 a.m.)
Police were called when a man was seen wearing a brown beach towel.
Avenida Boca De La Playa, 1000 Block (2:02 a.m.)
The caller said they heard “loud metal clanging.”
Sunday, July 17
Via Barracuda, 700 Block (11:34 p.m.)
A woman was heard screaming outside but the caller could not see her.
Camino De Estrella, Interstate 5 (7:43 p.m.)
The caller said she was in the northbound lane of Interstate 5 when her vehicle was hit by something that was thrown off the overpass. The caller could not provide a description of what it was or who threw it.
Avenida Del Presidente, 2600 Block (6:18 p.m.)
Three juveniles, two boys and a girl, were seen shooting a BB gun at the San Clemente Inn sign.
Calle Miguel/Avenida Presidio (5:39 p.m.)
Police were called to a brown van that was parked on the curb and sticking “far out into the street.” The caller said they thought it could be a possible hazard.
Avenida Del Mar, 100 Block (4:44 p.m.)
People in the apartment complex were throwing fireworks down onto the street.
Esplanade, 100 Block (4:05 p.m.)
Police were called to a homeless man sitting on the caller’s bench in her garden. A 59-year-old man was arrested in the incident but has since been released.
Avenida Salvador, 700 Block (2:55 p.m.)
Police were called to a four-door sedan with four people using controlled substances and drinking.
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (1:36 p.m.)
A man continued to go into the gas station restroom and clean it.
Saturday, July 16
El Camino Real, 300 Block (5:30 p.m.)
Someone was doing heroin in the bathroom.
El Camino Real/Avenida Cabrillo (2:40 p.m.)
A man wearing a gray shirt and long pants was inside the business yelling. The caller said the man urinated on the floor the night before.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (2:22 p.m.)
A man said he came to pick up an elderly woman from her apartment, but all the employees of the facility had left for the day and she was locked inside.
KEEP THE PEACE
Avenida Algodon, 100 Block (11:13 a.m.)
A woman called about a neighbor making threats to her and her husband about his tires being slashed.
Avenida Del Mar/Ola Vista (11:24 p.m.)
Police were called to a 60-year-old man described as “transient” who was screaming at people and trying to grab them.
Avenida Rosa/El Camino Real (8:46 a.m.)
A man in his 30s was banging on the caller’s car window. The caller said the man was possibly under the influence, and then laid on the ground.
El Camino Real, 2100 Block (8:13 a.m.)
A man was yelling at “everything around him.” The caller said the man had feces on his jeans.
El Camino Real, 1800 (7:41 a.m.)
Police were called to a drunken man who was sitting on people’s cars and harassing customers.
Camino Del Rio/Calle Sarmetoso (5:52 a.m.)
Police were called to a “transient” who was peering over fences in the residential area.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Manera Ventosa, 1400 Block (2:48 a.m.)
The caller said they heard glass breaking and then a “tall figure” was seen at the front door.
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Via Asalea, 0 Block (2:33 a.m.)
Someone was reported in the house and ran out the back.
Friday, July 15
Ola Vista, 2400 Block (8:46 p.m.)
Juveniles jumped the fence to the pool and were seen smoking cigarettes and possibly drinking. The caller said they did not live in the complex.
Cazador Lane/Ola Vista (6:38 p.m.)
The caller said a group of 10 men and women were doing drugs behind her residence in the canyon. The caller said they yelled at them to leave and they slowly moved down the canyon toward the beach.
El Camino Real, 700 Block (5:05 p.m.)
An employee said a man came in and took money from the register and walked out.
Mariposa, 100 Block (8:45 a.m.)
A man in a gray Honda “popped out of the vehicle” and was standing in the middle of the street with a towel on his head and talking to himself, a caller said.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (6:49 a.m.)
Police were called near the new bathroom on the beach for a man laying across the sidewalk with a suitcase. The caller also reported two people camping on the beach.
Thursday, July 14
DISTURBANCE—MUSIC OR PARTY
Via Marbrisa/Via Palacio (9:01 p.m.)
Children were reportedly playing Pokémon.
El Portal, 100 Block (4:29 p.m.)
Someone tried to steal from a carport and then “got into the refrigerator.”
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Avenida De La Estrella/Calle De Los Molinos (3:32 p.m.)
“Transients” were seen throwing “a bunch of trash” into the road.
DRUNK IN CAR
El Camino Real, 200 Block (2:29 a.m.)
Someone in a silver vehicle left the bar and stopped across lanes of traffic.
Wednesday, July 13
Camino Oleada, 2400 Block (1:07 a.m.)
A woman and her roommate heard a man’s voice and footsteps in front of her bedroom. The caller said she was concerned someone had come onto their property.
Tuesday, July 12
Avenida Calafia/Avenida Del Presidente (10:29 p.m.)
Three juveniles were reportedly drunk, urinating on lawns and “rudely old the caller to go back into his residence.”
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (5:58 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority requested a check on a woman who kept calling 9-1-1, but it was unknown what the emergency was.