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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.
Sunday, May 31
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Avenida Pico, 500 Block (11:27 p.m.)
After getting off the Interstate 5 Freeway, a man in a black Toyota Corolla parked his car at a Chevron pump for 30 minutes. The caller said the man came into the store, was acting strange and had asked if the caller was alone.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (6:36 p.m.)
Police ran a patrol check for a man in his 40s who was urinating in a bottle while parked at a Shell Gas station pump. The man then left his car and walked to a nearby restaurant.
Avenida Monterey/Avenida Victoria (2:08 p.m.)
A man was looking into other people’s vehicles and peeking over fences.
El Camino Real, 800 Block (11:58 a.m.)
A caller reported that someone tried to pry open a door.
Saturday, May 30
Camino Del Rio/Costa Maritima (2:02 a.m.)
A group of juveniles on bikes and skateboards were toilet papering houses in Forster Highlands.
Friday, May 29
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Costa Maritima, 500 Block (4:04 a.m.)
Two subjects in a black Ford F-150 were seen lighting up a flame inside the vehicle for one hour and 15 minutes. The caller stated the truck had been there two nights in a row.
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (11:56 p.m.)
A caller reported that a “one-legged man” was trying to start a fight with him. He said the man had no weapons, but was trying to hit him with his guitar.
Marbella, 0 Block (11:32 p.m.)
A woman and her husband called about somebody pounding on her door and possibly trying to break in. She was not expecting anyone and heard a vehicle leave soon after.
Paseo De Cristobal, 300 Block (5:51 p.m.)
A caller said he believed a man and a woman who said they were “looking for earrings” were actually there to kill him. Fearing for his life, the man ran into the nearby woods. He was afraid they were going to do something to his dog.
Thursday, May 28
Avenida Presidio/El Camino Real (5:45p.m.)
A homeless man was running into traffic and rolling around on the ground. The caller was concerned he was going to cause an accident.
Avenida Del Mar, 100 Block (5:26 p.m.)
808 Sushi reported that a homeless man came inside and took a drink without paying for it. He was later found walking up and down Del Mar and screaming profanities. Employees at Bonnie’s Skin Care Salon said he was yelling at no one in particular and scaring customers in a nearby hallway.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Calle Sacramento, 1500 Block (4:30 p.m.)
A woman told deputies her ex-roommate came into her room and took her wallet. He said he was missing money and was looking for it in her wallet. No theft occurred, but the caller wanted the event documented.
DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER
Avenida Algodon, 100 Block (1:05 p.m.)
A man reported that someone had cut a screen and stayed the night without paying. The suspect disappeared upon police arrival.
Calle Las Bolas, 1600 Block (7:36 a.m.)
A caller reported that their car was stolen. It was last seen the night before and the owner still had all of the keys.
Avenida Santa Margarita, 100 Block (3:11 a.m.)
A man in dark clothing was seen hiding in the bushes.
Wednesday, May 27
Avenida Del Mar, 100 Block (6:36 p.m.)
A store was continuously visited by an apparently homeless man who kept banging on the windows.
Avenida Algodon, 100 Block (6:27 p.m.)
Deputies were looking for a man who had entered the location with a gun in his waistband the night before.
Tuesday, May 26
Marquita, 100 Block (11:07 p.m.)
An unknown man was in a man’s backyard. The intruder ran down the front driveway after the man yelled at him.