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 8
Calle Quieto, 3200 Block (10:11 p.m.)
A woman was riffling through trash cans, making a lot of noise, leaving trash on the ground and gleaning the recyclables. The caller said this was an “ongoing problem.”
Avenida Pico, 500 Block (6:36 p.m.)
A man was refusing to pay for items and got into a verbal altercation with employees.
Cristianitos Road, 100 Block (4:53 p.m.)
A woman driving an older van followed the caller to their home, possibly regarding a road-rage incident.
PROPERTY FOR DESTRUCTION
Avenida Del Mar, 100 Block (11:24 a.m.)
Police found a large hunting knife.
El Camino Real, 3700 Block (6:31 a.m.)
A man was going around knocking on doors. A 25-year-old unemployed man was arrested and booked at the Intake Release Center on a $2,500 bail.
Sunday, February 7
Avenida Salvador, 700 Block (10:17 p.m.)
Police were called to people “blasting music and being loud.” One man was lying on the pavement, daring his friend to drive as close to him as he could without running him over.
Avenida Serra, 200 Block (10:15 p.m.)
Male voices could be heard singing and then screaming at one another.
Del Gado Road, 200 Block (8:50 p.m.)
A man called police saying he was contacted by his girlfriend’s ex-husband. The caller said the man told him if he “isn’t gone in 10 minutes, (stuff) is going to happen.” The caller said he felt threatened because he knows the ex-husband hit someone in the face with a shovel and may have prior legal issues.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (8:43 p.m.)
A drunken man was sitting on a park bench and yelling at women who were sitting at a frozen yogurt shop.
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (8:08 p.m.)
A caller said they heard a woman screaming “get off me.” The caller said this has been an ongoing issue.
Avenida San Pablo, 700 Block (6:21 p.m.)
A caller said a person in a gray sedan pulled out signposts and urinated on the caller’s lawn. The caller said the person also threw bottles at female juveniles.
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON REPORT
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (7:32 a.m.)
A woman said a man had been beaten with a bat and had facial injuries and is missing teeth.
Saturday, February 6
Avenida Granada, 400 Block (1:09 p.m.)
A man was seen “taking a bath” in a fountain.
Friday, February 5
El Camino Real, 200 Block (1:46 p.m.)
A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of “public nuisance.” His bail has been set at $25,500 and he is currently in custody at the Intake Release Center.
Thursday, February 4
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (7:13 a.m.)
A woman was found injured behind the business with two black eyes.