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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 Ryan Song
Monday, July 13
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Avenida Pico (1 a.m.)
Two men reportedly stole golf carts and drove toward the beach.
Sunday, July 12
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT—NON INJURIES
Via Aguila, 2100 Block (4:23 p.m.)
A drunken driver crashed into the garage door of the caller’s home.
Saturday, July 11
Avenida Pico/Interstate-5 (5:11 p.m.)
A Toyota 4Runner was headed toward the beach turning into a Denny’s. The driver was “all over the road.”
El Levante, 100 Block (3:31 p.m.)
An elderly man was kidnapped from his residence and was being held hostage.
INVESTIGATE PERSON DOWN
Avenida Monterey/Avenida Victoria (12:29 a.m.)
A male was passed out in his white Sedan on the side of the street with the keys still in the ignition. The door was still open, and the caller said they were too afraid to go any closer.
Friday, July 10
North El Camino Real/Mariposa (10:13 a.m.)
A homeless man reportedly was screaming “I’ll kill you,” while playing a guitar and heading toward a school from a CVS.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT—UNKNOWN INJURIES
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (8:20 a.m.)
A driver of a gray SUV ran into a child.
Thursday, July 9
Avenida Dolores/El Camino Real (7:52 p.m.)
A California State Parks employee claimed there were men with concrete tools and cinder blocks creating a wall that would block the path leading into the state park. The men were reported to be in a gray Tacoma pick-up truck and did not look like park officials.
Wednesday, July 8
El Camino Real, 100 Block (9:21 a.m.)
A person was found sleeping under a staircase. A probation search was done and marijuana, syringes and heroin were found in his possession.
Tuesday, July 7
Calle Redondel, 100 Block (11:02 p.m.)
A man called and claimed someone had been stabbed.
Avenida Pico/El Camino Real (4:13 p.m.)
A homeless man reportedly harassed the informant, asking her for money. The man then began ranting in an unknown tongue, claiming that he was a “priest” or “messenger” sent to preach the word of his god, “Gal.”
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Camino Vera Cruz (1:49 p.m.)
Someone stole a solar panel from city property.
HIT AND RUN PARKED CAR
Avenida San Diego/El Camino Real (1:31 a.m.)
A Sedan hit four cars and left the scene.
Monday, July 6
HIT AND RUN
North Ola Vista/Avenida Del Mar (5:30 p.m.)
A man hit a woman in a white Colla and sped off south on Del Mar through Ola Vista.