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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, January 18
Via Cartama, 0 Block (11:38 p.m.)
A caller was awoken by the sound of crashing glass and screaming.
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (6:40 p.m.)
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a patrol check throughout the night regarding an ongoing issue with transients breaking in and possibly doing drugs.
Domador, 2000 Block (5:54 p.m.)
Two people were reportedly going door to door asking for money to go to barber school.
ANNOYING PHONE CALL
Optima, 0 Block (12:58 p.m.)
A man said he has been receiving phone calls from an unknown person claiming the man’s deceased wife owes him money.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:53 a.m.)
A man who was a patient in the intensive care unit of the hospital pushed a nurse and left without wearing any shoes.
Ola Vista, 800 Block (8:52 a.m.)
A woman said her house was egged.
900 Block, El Camino Real (2:06 a.m.)
Police were called to reports of a man who hit a light pole with his Honda Civic and drove off. The caller said the car and the pole were “significantly damaged,” and the driver parked at an auto body shop. A 25-year-old man, who works in the service industry, was arrested and later released.
Sunday, January 17
Corte Pasillo/Camino Silla (2:20 p.m.)
Three 7-year-olds were reported riding motorcycles.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (12:14 p.m.)
A group of 10-year-old boys were playing chicken with vehicles.
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (3:50 a.m.)
People who were drunk from a wedding were yelling and disrupting other residents.
El Camino Real, 3300 Block (2:15 a.m.)
A man was in an altercation, getting “aggressive and pushing other people.” He was described as in his mid-20s, shirtless and standing outside a bar.
Saturday, January 16
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (11:38 p.m.)
A caller said two men were banging on the door of his neighbor’s home for “quite some time,” and then they entered the apartment. The caller said a baby could be heard crying.
Avenida Monterey, 200 Block (12:19 p.m.)
A man was arrested for stealing a vehicle when the owner was on vacation. A 23-year-old man, described as a framer, is currently in custody at the Central Men’s Jail, and bail has been set at $150,000.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:01 a.m.)
A man was seen lurking and twitching near the “rear dock” of the location, described as 28 years old and wearing a colored sweater and jeans.
Friday, January 15
El Camino Real, 400 Block (10:48 p.m.)
A woman said one person head-butted another employee.
South El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (3:23 p.m.)
A man said a woman broke off his rearview mirror and hit him in the face. A 46-year-old woman was arrested in the incident and is in custody at the Central Women’s Jail, and bail has been set at $100,000.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (2:28 p.m.)
A man had been beaten up and was barely breathing.
Avenida Santa Barbara, 200 Block (1:39 p.m.)
A woman said she just left her residence and saw a man hiding on her patio.
Thursday, January 14
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (11:55 p.m.)
A caller said people were filming on the tracks and it looked dangerous.
Avenida Victoria, 200 Block (9:36 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority were en route to a man who kept calling and was “high on marijuana.”
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (7:39 p.m.)
A man reportedly stole 20 cell phones out of the display cases and left in a blue Subaru hatchback, traveling north on Avenida Pico.
Avenida Victoria/Ola Vista (7:07 a.m.)
Police were called to the fire station regarding a man who was defecating on the sidewalk.
Wednesday, January 13
Avenida Algodon, 100 Block (4:25 p.m.)
A man said a neighbor dumped trash all over his lawn.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:33 p.m.)
Police were called to the alley for a homeless man who was waving a stick and made the caller feel threatened.