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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 Eric Heinz
Monday, November 23
West Marquita, 100 Block (12:08 p.m.)
Police were called regarding numerous vehicles backed up from Pedro’s Tacos drive thru, which were blocking the intersection.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:55 a.m.)
A caller said a man was sleeping outside a story entryway.
Rio Lindo, 900 Block (4:16 a.m.)
A woman called to report vehicles had been broken into.
Sunday, November 22
Avenida Ramona, 100 Block (7:41 p.m.)
Police were called to check on a man who was described as talking to himself and “possibly hallucinating.”
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (6:10 p.m.)
A man in his 20s was running up and down the San Clemente Pier wearing only underpants.
Avenida Del Presidente/Avenida Junipero (4:35 p.m.)
A woman said a 20- to 22-year-old woman who looked like she was on drugs was trying to get into the caller’s vehicle, saying “someone is trying to kill her.”
West Marquita, 100 Block (3:38 p.m.)
A woman called to report a parking dispute. The woman said a neighbor threw a bottle at her while she was trying to park and then moved his truck so she could not fit her car in the spot.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Vina Vial, 3000 Block (12:54 p.m.)
A caller said a man in his 40s was “roaming the neighborhood,” parking and walking up to houses. The caller said the man was possibly casing the homes.
Calle Real, 3900 Block (9:56 a.m.)
A man said his neighbor was using racial slurs.
El Camino Real, 2000 Block (9:37 a.m.)
A woman calling from Florida said her mother was staying at a hotel in San Clemente. The woman said the manager of the hotel called and asked for her credit card information. The woman said she thought her mother was being held against her will at the hotel. No further information was available.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (2:30 a.m.)
The conductor of a train said someone “shined a laser light at them.”
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Avenida Serra, 100 Block (2:01 a.m.)
A caller said a man and a woman broke a window into an apartment and climbed through it.
KEEP THE PEACE
Avenida Del Presidente, 2600 Block (1:48 a.m.)
A woman called police to have guests removed when they wouldn’t stop having a loud party after she asked them to stop.
Avenida Del Poniente, 200 Block (12:18 a.m.)
Police were called about a man who was checking garage handles. The caller said the man was currently in his backyard, probably in his 30s wearing a white baseball hat, a dark shirt and jeans.
Saturday, November 21
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Calle Fontera (11:39 p.m.)
A man who appeared drunk to the caller was seen stumbling into the street, wearing all-black clothing.
Avenida Crescenta, 1700 Block (10:13 p.m.)
A woman said people were throwing things at her house.
Calle Extremo/Avenida La Pata (9:03 p.m.)
Eight people were reported in the bushes.
El Camino Real, 2700 Block (5:14 p.m.)
A woman said her tenant ripped the windshield wiper from her vehicle an hour prior to calling police. She said the person who did it was drunk at the time.
Calle Vallarta, 700 Block (2:26 p.m.)
A woman said an associate of her son’s took off with his vehicle four weeks ago.
Avenida Pico, 400 Block (8:59 a.m.)
A man was lying in a parking stall.
Via Otono, 700 Block (8:47 a.m.)
A man called regarding human feces found on the driveway. He said this is an “ongoing problem.”
Calle Del Cerro, 1000 Block (12:21 a.m.)
A man said there is “someone, possibly a police officer” trying to rob him. A verbal altercation could be heard and a man said “don’t hurt me.” The call reception was “very distorted.”
Friday, November 20
Calle De Los Alamos, 2000 Block (10:50 p.m.)
A caller heard two women crying and screaming as they went running down the street. A 36-year-old woman, whose occupation was listed as unemployed, was arrested and booked on a $20,000 bail.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (9:29 p.m.)
A caller said he was punched in the face, but he would not answer any of the questions from the dispatcher.
KEEP THE PEACE
El Camino Real, 800 Block (8:55 p.m.)
A man said a drunk man was being disruptive and they need assistance escorting him out.
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 900 Block (7:42 p.m.)
A man took a hatchet from the camping department of the store and broke a case holding a Nintendo gaming system. A value in losses was undetermined at the time. The man was described as “tall, muscular build” wearing gloves and a backpack.
Avenida Cabrillo, 300 Block (5:54 p.m.)
An unknown woman was seen in the caller’s neighbor’s backyard. The caller caught the woman in the backyard and she fled on foot toward the beach.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (3:50 p.m.)
Police were called to the restroom on the fourth floor regarding a man exposing himself. A 42-year-old unemployed man was arrested and has since been released from police custody.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Calle Recodo, 1000 Block (11:40 a.m.)
A man was breaking windows with a pitchfork.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Calle Negocio, 1000 Block (10:40 a.m.)
A man described as “transient” was running around with a rock and trying to throw it at the caller.
Avenida Pico/Avenida Presidio (9:22 a.m.)
A man was “threatening to blow everybody up.”
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES
Calle Pacifica/Calle Castillo (6:20 a.m.)
A vehicle was found crashed into a tree. An 18-year-old student was arrested and has since been released from police custody.
Thursday, November 19
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Avenida Del Presidente, 3800 Block (5:34 p.m.)
Police were called to check on a man in a 1995 Chevrolet nodding off behind the wheel. The caller said the vehicle had been parked in the same location for 15 minutes. The caller tried to wake the man, but he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Capistrano Lane, 100 Block (4:26 p.m.)
A man said he thinks a 40- to 50-year-old man “cooks methamphetamine every night due to the smell.”