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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, December 7
KEEP THE PEACE
Calle Abril, 4000 Block (2:26 a.m.)
A man who had just been discharged from a sober living home said the staff was refusing to give him his car keys for “liability reasons.”
Sunday, December 6
South El Camino Real/Esplanade (4:04 p.m.)
A medium-size dog was running around in circles in the intersection.
Avenida Calafia, 200 Block (3:08 p.m.)
Two men were throwing objects at beachgoers.
South El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (2:26 p.m.)
A man said a person offered his son drugs.
Saturday, December 5
Camino Flora Vista, 400 Block (3:45 p.m.)
Skateboarders were doing tricks and landing in the way of traffic.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES
Camino De Los Mares, 800 Block (1:45 a.m.)
A caller said he heard the accident and saw a car upside down.
Friday, December 4
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Calle Sol, 0 Block (6:51 p.m.)
A woman said someone was in her garage. A 32-year-old man, who said he is a student, was arrested in the incident and has since posted bail.
Calle Vista Del Sol/Camino La Pedriza (4:08 p.m.)
Several youths were seen racing in the neighborhood.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
El Camino Real, 500 Block (2:27 p.m.)
A woman was found bleeding in front of a tile and stone business.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (5:05 a.m.)
A person described as transient was sleeping at the bottom of the escalator.
STOLEN VEHICLE LOCATED
El Camino Real, 2000 Block (4:22 a.m.)
A 42-year-old man, whose occupation was listed as a plumber, was arrested in the matter and has since posted bail.
Avenida Pico, 600 Block (3:48 a.m.)
A woman said her boyfriend pushed her out of a moving vehicle.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (2:36 a.m.)
A woman was trying to turn around in a parking lot and almost crashed into a wall, twice. Officers observed the driver was drunk. The driver said she was “just trying to move the car so she could sleep it off,” according to the blotter report. Officers contacted the driver’s mother to pick her up.
Thursday, December 3
El Camino Real, 300 Block (11:45 p.m.)
A Starbucks employee said he was told someone might be sitting inside the store when it was supposed to be closed.
Barracuda, 600 Block (9:53 p.m.)
A caller said a man was standing across the street from her apartment complex and he was unknown to the area. The caller said there had been multiple vehicle break-ins recently.
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (9:50 p.m.)
A woman said sheriffs had been called to the location before to address a 52-year-old woman banging on her bedroom window.
El Camino Real, 1300 Block (9:38 p.m.)
A man said two men at the Roadway Inn were yelling racial slurs at him and saying he should “go back to his own country.” The caller said he wanted them removed from the hotel.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Via El Risco/Via Los Tilos (9:37 p.m.)
A caller said two men wearing beanies in a late model Toyota truck were driving slowly through the neighborhood by houses that don’t have Christmas lights.
Avenida Pico/El Camino Real (8:24 p.m.)
A woman thought to be transient was seen defecating into a cup.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Avenida Barcelona, 100 Block (6:54 p.m.)
Sheriffs were called to look for three people who were putting black spray paint on a wall. The caller said they were possibly in high school, wearing dark hoodies and had skateboards. They were last seen running toward Taco Bell.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (5:32 p.m.)
A group of teenagers was seen smoking pot behind a dumpster.
Avenida Del Mar/Ola Vista (4:21 p.m.)
A caller said a man was looking inside parked vehicles.
South El Camino Real/Mendocino (2:53 a.m.)
A person was found carrying two methamphetamine pipes as well as the drug and was cited.
Avenida Granada, 200 Block (1:52 a.m.)
A person who was drunk went into the wrong apartment.
Wednesday, December 2
El Camino Real, 3900 Block (2:52 p.m.)
A caller said homeless men were drinking alcohol and fighting.