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sheriffbadgeAll 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


El Camino Real, 3700 Block (12:48 a.m.)

A man, described to be in his 50s, was refusing to leave the location. He went outside and when he came back his hand was bloody. He could also be heard swearing loudly in the background during the call. No weapons were found.

Monday, February 1


El Camino Real, 3700 Block (8:53 p.m.)

A transient man, who was reportedly drunk, was yelling in the lobby of the location.


El Camino Real, 2400 Block (7:23 p.m.)

A woman said there is a “card-skimming device” (used to illegally obtain credit card information) at the location. The owner of the establishment went to the location to meet with sheriff’s deputies.


Calle De Los Alamos, 1800 Block (6:54 p.m.)

A man said an apartment manager was threatening via text messages to “have someone take care of” the caller’s daughter, who lives in New York. The man making the threats was described as 55 years old and possibly schizophrenic.


Calle Valle, 1400 Block (5:35 p.m.)

A caller said a woman walked into the bar and said she was beat up by another woman. The woman’s right eye was blackened and she said she knew who hit her.


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (5:20 p.m.)

A homeless man, who people said smelled intoxicated, was refusing to leave and he was talking to himself “very loudly,” disturbing customers and yelling at people who got too close to him. He was described as 50 to 60 years old with white hair and a long white beard.


Camino De Los Mares/Camino Vera Cruz (4:52 p.m.)

Police were called to reports of a man masturbating on a bench while he watched young boys practicing football on the greenbelt. He was described as American-Indian, 65 years old and wearing elastic gym shorts and sandals.


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:08 p.m.)

A caller said a transient man was knocking on windows, panhandling and stumbling around. The man was described as having long white hair and wearing a dark gray jacket with “Big Boss” written on the back of it. Mr. Big Boss was earlier seen trying to steal a bottle of alcohol but dropped it in the store, then was seen walking in front of vehicles.


Calle Del Cerro/Avenida Vista Montana (4:03 p.m.)

A man was standing on a hill on Calle Del Cerro and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.


El Camino Real, 600 Block (1:59 p.m.)

A man behind the Wells Fargo was laying on the ground, not moving and his face was purple. No death was reported in the incident or by the Orange County Coroner’s Office press releases.


Interstate 5/Camino De Estrella (11:37 a.m.)

A caller said people were throwing things from the bridge onto passing vehicles. The caller said no one was seen but something big hit their vehicle’s windshield.


Avenida Talega, 1100 Block (6:43 a.m.)

A downed tree about 15 to 20 feet long was blocking one lane in front of the school. Early Monday morning more reports of burglary alarms going off, possibly from power going on and off due to inclement weather, and the Avenida Vista Hermosa street sign falling were reported. Multiple traffic hazards were reported between Sunday, Jan. 31, and Monday, Feb. 1.

Sunday, January 31


Avenida Miramar, 200 Block (9:18 p.m.)

A caller said their daughter’s boyfriend is “out of control and threatening to kill everyone in the house.”


El Camino Real, 200 Block (8:34 p.m.)

A drunk man called police after a bouncer hit him in the face because the caller referred to him by a racial slur. He refused medical treatment.


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (5:10 p.m.)

A man was “jumping around” and asking women if they needed help carrying their items to their cars. He was described as being in his early 20s, blond hair and wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and jeans.


Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (2:04 p.m.)

A man was breaking into the caller’s car and the caller pursued the suspect on foot.

Saturday, January 30


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (10:54 a.m.)

An elderly woman pushed her way into the vehicle and demanded to be driven to CVS.


Pas Luna, 0 Block (8:50 a.m.)

The caller said the suspects threw all the patio furniture into the community pool.

Thursday, January 28


Avenida Pico, 900 Block (6:37 p.m.)

Police were called to a man throwing his bicycle around and yelling.

Wednesday, January 27


Avenida Pico, 900 Block (8:47 p.m.)

A transient man was refusing to leave and asking customers for money.


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (8:07 p.m.)

Police were called to a transient woman who was screaming and yelling, possibly under the influence of a controlled substance, and harassing employees. The woman was described as in her late 40s, wearing a white beanie and striped green jacket.


Via Suerte, 800 Block (7:42 p.m.)

A man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a long green sweater, was seen laughing at children running around. The caller said the man appeared to have mental issues.


Corte Merlango, 2400 Block (7:10 p.m.)

A woman said her roommate bit her.


Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (7:08 p.m.)

A caller said a homeless woman was sitting in front of the store drinking a beer and disrupting customers. She has also been known to spit on people. She was described as between 35 and 40 years old, wearing multiple layers of clothing, a beanie and pants printed with a dollar-bill pattern.


Calle Celestial, 0 Block (5:28 p.m.)

A caller said an “argumentative” man was selling an unknown product and blocked the doorway when the caller tried to close the door. The suspect was described as being in his mid-30s and having a “small beard.”

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