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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.
Monday, September 26
Camino De Estrella, 500 Block (10:21 a.m.)
The caller said “drunk homeless people are in front of the store, yelling at customers.”
Sunday, September 25
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Calle Amistad, 100 Block (3:03 p.m.)
The caller’s husband chased after the suspect in his car.
Saturday, September 24
Avenida Pico, 800 Block (9:03 p.m.)
Police were called for a “large brown sack.”
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (1:05 p.m.)
The caller said a group of children were selling fundraising certificates for the San Clemente High School wrestling team, but that the team is not doing any fundraising at this time. The items they were selling were not sanctioned by the school.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (12:27 p.m.)
A caller said a woman was pushing her 18-month-old child in a stroller. The caller said, “It’s way too hot for the kid to be outside.” The caller said when she told the woman it was 81 degrees outside, the woman flipped her off.
Avenida Calafia, 200 Block (10:36 a.m.)
A man was kicking over trash cans and being verbally argumentative with other people walking on the beach trail.
Avenida Presidio/Avenida Pico (8:42 a.m.)
A man was loitering and not wearing a shirt while carrying “something wrapped in a blanket.” The man was also reported at 8:55 a.m. at Avenida De La Paz and La Esperanza.
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Avenida La Pata (8:36 a.m.)
A man under the bridge was taking his clothes off.
Friday, September 23
Cañada, 200 Block (9:42 p.m.)
A caller said a drunken man was lying on the street.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
- El Portal/Buena Vista (6:40 p.m.)
A man said his ex-girlfriend drowned, but then he said he saw her walking on the beach, bloody and bruised. The woman may have walked back into the water. The woman was eventually located.
Avenida Del Reposo, 100 Block (10:30 a.m.)
The caller said one of his roommate’s ex-girlfriends was inside and breaking things. The caller said the woman locked herself in the bathroom.
Thursday, September 22
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (6:25 p.m.)
Police were called to a man who was reportedly looking for drugs in the bushes.
Via Armilla, 0 Block (1:34 p.m.)
Police were called for three men who were going door-to-door soliciting for fertilizer. The caller said they aren’t “association gardeners.”
ANNOYING PHONE CALL
Avenida De La Estrella, 600 Block (11:51 a.m.)
A woman said a “mystery admirer” liked to send pizza to her in random places, such as to the gym, to her work and to her home.