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, March 7
Via Visalia, 1200 Block (11:49 p.m.)
A man said he thought something or someone was walking on his roof over the master bedroom. He said he didn’t see anything, only heard something.
Avenida Estacion, 1700 Block (10:37 p.m.)
A caller said “some drug dealers” set up a tent next to a hamburger stand in North Beach.
Avenida Estacion, 1700 Block (5:49 p.m.)
Police were called to a report of men described as transients being verbally disruptive and taking toilet paper from the restrooms.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
El Camino Real, 1200 Block (3:44 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Department requested assistance with a man who was “bleeding from the head and all over his body.” The man was unable to speak and was possibly in shock. It was unknown if he had been battered or hit by a car.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Via Cascadita/Avenida Vaquero (2:21 p.m.)
A woman with tattoos was seen driving a black sedan slowly through the neighborhood. The caller said she would park and then drive off again.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
700 Block, Avenida Pico (11:02 a.m.)
A woman said two classrooms at San Clemente High School were broken into the previous night. She said she was not sure if the classrooms were locked, and items valued from $500 to $800 were stolen.
Sunday, March 6
Avenida Victoria, 500 Block (11:42 p.m.)
A woman said a man was walking up and down the street looking into a trailer parked in front of a motel for 15 minutes. The man was asking the caller where she was staying.
Calle Pintoresco, 200 Block (7:37 p.m.)
Police were called to people throwing rocks at passing vehicles.
Calle Juarez, 3000 Block (7:30 p.m.)
A resident who lives near the location provided secondhand information. The caller was a Code Enforcement officer who said a home had been condemned because it was illegally remodeled and no one should be inside. He said his neighbor saw someone there and could hear a “pounding noise,” and a black vehicle was spotted in the driveway.
Canada, 100 Block (6:46 p.m.)
Police were called to an “older woman” described as transient who was “screaming and howling.” The woman was described as wearing a white beanie and a backpack and carrying a blanket. The caller said the location is “no longer a sober-living home.”
ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE
Cristianitos Road, Interstate 5 Freeway (4:33 p.m.)
A caller said a burgundy sedan was parked in the bike lane and blocking the street. The driver was “out of the vehicle and praying.”
Calle Ola Verde, 2100 Block (4:06 p.m.)
A caller said a man was standing outside her house and asked her if he could come in and sit down. The man then went to sit by her garage. He was described as in his 20s or 30s, bald with some blond hair wearing a brown jacket and light beige shirt.
Via Jacobea, 0 Block (3:58 p.m.)
A man said he thought a “drug exchange occurred at a possible halfway house” three doors down from his home. Everything was eventually OK, but he had captured the incident on video camera and wanted to show a deputy.
North El Camino Real/El Portal (3:48 p.m.)
A naked man was seen walking southbound on El Camino Real.
Avenida Junipero, 0 Block (2:16 p.m.)
A man said people broke into his house and were staying there. He said they were “unwanted guests,” and a friend of his refused to leave.
West Avenida Palizada/Calle Puente (1:14 p.m.)
Police were called to a report of a 20-year-old man who was carrying some kind of pipe used for taking controlled substances. The caller said the man was being “obnoxious.”
North El Camino Real/El Portal (12:02 p.m.)
Police were called to check out a 30-year-old man described as having a buzzed haircut, thin build and wearing boxer shorts, walking southbound past the YMCA with scrapes on his forehead.
El Camino Real, 1800 Block (11:56 a.m.)
A woman described as a “local transient” was out front, yelling at customers.
Avenida Del Presidente, 3100 Block (8:35 a.m.)
A teacher at a school said a man had set up a tent and was sleeping inside one of the classrooms.
El Camino Real, 300 Block (7:33 a.m.)
A woman described as a transient was yelling at a customer, threatening him and saying she is a police officer.
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