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 Jim Shilander
Monday, April 6
El Camino Real, 1800 Block (8:58 a.m.) A male panhandler entered the store and was bothering customers.
Calle Estante, 0 Block (6:46 a.m.) A woman was trying handles on car doors while walking down the hill from the caller’s location. She was described as being between 30 and 40 years old, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and carrying a bag or purse.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (6:46 a.m.) An unknown subject had emptied trash cans all over the Pier, chairs from Fisherman’s were scattered down to T Street and life preservers thrown over the side of the Pier. No one was seen. The caller was a passerby.
Avenida Valencia, 200 Block (2:26 a.m.) A group of kids were knocking down trashcans on Avenida Valencia.
Calle Vicente, 600 Block (1:26 a.m.) A woman said she’d been hearing footsteps on her roof for 10 minutes.
KEEP THE PEACE
Camino de los Mares, 600 Block (12:57 a.m.) Emergency room staff informed police about a woman who had been given some medication that made her very drowsy. The woman wanted to leave and staff were afraid for the safety of other drivers. Staff wanted deputies to speak to the woman, to let her know it was not safe to drive in her condition.
Sunday, April 5
Calle Juarez, 3000 Block (8:21 p.m.) A woman said she was told to report if a vehicle was parked at the house next door, which was boarded up. No one was supposed to be at the residence.
El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (8:16 p.m.) A driver was “swerving all over the road.” The caller said the driver of the vehicle had pulled over and was parked along El Camino Real, just south of San Luis Rey.
Avenida Vaquero/Camino Capistrano (7:32 p.m.) A man in a wheelchair was slumped over near the Department of Motor Vehicles office, according to a passerby.
Via Vina, 2000 Block (5:14 p.m.) A patrol check was requested near the end of the cul-de-sac for an elderly man who seemed confused. The caller was an off-duty Orange County Fire Authority firefighter who was following him.
El Camino Real, 3900 Block (3:34 p.m.) A man wearing a red shirt and red shorts walking eastbound on Santa Margarita threw a car battery at a change machine.
Avenida Pico, 600 Block (1:50 a.m.) A female transient was refusing to leave the property. She was walking up to people pumping gas with a lit cigarette and panhandling. The woman was arrested and transported to the Orange County Women’s Jail, but was later released.
Saturday, April 4
Camino La Pedriza/Avenida Pico (10:09 p.m.) A car had been hit by water balloons.
Escalones, 100 Block (5:09 p.m.) Men were fighting on the balcony.
Calle Juno, 3900 Block (1:05 p.m.) Workers on the street above were rolling large pieces of concrete or boulders down the slope, which were crossing the street and landing near the caller’s house. The caller was worried they would hit someone or a car driving by.
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (12:47 p.m.) A woman who was being evicted said she was going to get men to beat up the caller. The woman had previously said she would have the caller killed.
KEEP THE PEACE
Avenida Pico, 400 Block (12:16 p.m.) A male contractor was coming to pick up a check and was expected within the hour. The caller believed the man was the suspect in a crime that had occurred the night before at the business.
Avenida La Pate, 200 Block (11:59 a.m.) A food vendor was illegally selling food at the park.
Calle Puente, 700 Block (6:38 a.m.) A caller said he had woken up to find everything in his residence and vehicle gone. The man said he knew possible subjects who were at his residence earlier in the morning but did not know where he was. He was calling from a pay phone.