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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 Jim Shilander

Tuesday, April 21

sheriffbadgeSUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Avenida Salvador, 300 Block (11:37 a.m.) A woman said she heard what she believed were gunshots at the house to the left.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Via Pico Plaza, 100 Block (8:52 a.m.) A male transient was loitering in front of a bank, waiting for the bank to open.

CITIZEN ASSIST

Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (8:42 a.m.) A caller said there was a strange odor coming from the complex he lives in, potentially due to drug activity.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Avenida Serra, 100 Block (5:08 a.m.) An elderly woman could be heard yelling. It was unknown if anyone was inside the residence with her. The caller said the woman lived alone.

Monday, April 20

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (7:05 p.m.) Two men in their mid-20s were going through the complex pounding on doors and harassing tenants. The two men were not known to the complex.

DISTURBANCE

El Camino Real, 3900 Block (6:22 p.m.) A female transient was being loud and refusing to leave.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Calle Frontera, 2000 Block (5:55 p.m.) A caller said a man had walked into a gated facility without permission and refused to be screened by security. Security said he was currently inside.

PATROL CHECK

Calle Puente, 1100 Block (4:24 p.m.) Juveniles were riding a motorized scooter near and around the park.

VANDALISM REPORT

Avenida Vista Hermosa/Interstate 5 (4:01 p.m.) A parent reported their daughter’s vehicle had been vandalized in the Shorecliffs Middle School parking lot.

PETTY THEFT

El Camino Real, 800 Block (2:57 p.m.) A store’s loss prevention employee reported three male subjects stealing eye drops. The subjects “appeared to be high.”

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Marquita, 200 Block (2:18 p.m.) A woman was screaming. The reason why was not known.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

El Camino Real, 2300 Block (1:23 p.m.) A woman said one of her customers had come in and told her he “is going to heaven today and there will be a big show at 3 p.m.” The man gave the woman his cell phone number to call back at that time to find out what happened. The caller said he “didn’t seem right today” but said she did not believe the man suffered from a mental illness.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Legendario/Camino del Rio (11:57 a.m.) Two bikes and a skateboard had been sitting out for two days.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC

Calle Amistad. 100 Block (2:52 a.m.) A caller reported their roommate, who was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, was breaking compact discs in the street.

Sunday, April 19

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Avenida de la Estrella/Avenida Palizada (8:17 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a woman and two men loitering next to the door of a closed business.

DISTURBANCE

El Portal, 200 Block (7 p.m.) A caller reported there was some sort of argument between their uncle and a neighbor. Several people had come on the phone but none were able to explain what was happening.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE

Avenida San Pablo, 700 Block (6:12 p.m.) Three vehicles had been parked for 45 minutes. The caller was concerned that the occupants were throwing things into the street and possibly doing drugs.

DISTURBANCE

Arbolado, 2700 Block (5:27 p.m.) An informant was arguing in the street with someone who had been told to stay away from the area. The subject was in a black Land Rover and had been seen vandalizing vehicles on the street the night before.

DISTURBANCE

Avenida Lobiero, 200 Block (5:06 p.m.) A woman reported that her neighbor was blocking her garage with his vehicle. The neighbor refused to answer the door.

DISTURBANCE

El Camino Real/Avenida Cabrillo (2:41 a.m.) An anonymous caller reported a man harassing two women on the street. They were last seen at the crosswalk near Pizza Port. The man was described as wearing red “Goody’s” collared shirt.

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