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
Tuesday, April 19
El Camino Real, 1100 Block (1:32 a.m.)
Two men grabbed two cases of beer and left in what appeared to be a gray Ford Explorer.
Monday, April 18
911 HANG UP
Calle Mattis, 0 Block (7:59 p.m.)
When dispatchers redialed a man who called 911, he would not answer their questions and kept saying, “Sorry.”
El Camino Real, 2300 Block (4:25 p.m.)
A man, who was not wearing a shirt, was yelling and walking around, banging on neighbors’ doors. The caller said the man was holding something but couldn’t see what it was. A 65-year-old craftsman was arrested in the incident and is being held on $20,000 bail.
North El Camino Real/Avenida Pico (10:43 a.m.)
Police were called regarding a man, described to be in his 40s with long, blond hair, hitting cars with his hands as the caller waited for a red light.
Avenida Pico, 700 Block (8:12 a.m.)
A transient man was throwing glass bottles and cursing at the staff that was asking him to leave.
Sunday, April 17
Avenida Estacion, 1700 Block (11:13 p.m.)
An unknown man was “trying to kill” the caller. Dispatchers said it was hard to understand the caller and the call sounded suspicious.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:57 p.m.)
A green Toyota was blocking the entrance of the building with the engine running, lights on and door open, blaring music for the previous two and a half hours. No one was seen around the vehicle.
Via Belleza, 0 Block (8:07 p.m.)
A woman said a group of 20 juveniles were ringing doorbells and standing on porches not saying anything.
Avenida Pico, El Camino Real (4:44 p.m.)
Police were called near the entrance of a car wash for a man the caller thought was exposing himself because the elastic of his sweatpants was failing and his pants kept falling down.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (3:18 p.m.)
Sheriffs received a report of a woman north of the Pier who was believed to be drunk in public and “touching her son inappropriately.”
Avenida Santa Barbara, 200 Block (12:20 p.m.)
A woman found her house had been “ransacked.” The woman suspected someone she knew to be mentally ill to have committed the incident.
Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (3:54 a.m.)
A caller said he was assaulted by two people he knows.
Via Cascadita, 2700 Block (2:12 a.m.)
Police were called to a man and a woman screaming and yelling at each other about meth.
El Camino Real, 700 Block (2:11 a.m.)
Police were called to a man trying to leave on his black street bike without license plates. The caller said the man was stumbling and dropping his money, saying he’s “had a DUI before.” The man had plugged earrings and was wearing a backward hat, a dark jacket, jeans, flip-flops and a matte black helmet.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (1:20 a.m.)
A customer said her friend was punched in the face by another woman who was possibly waiting outside.
Saturday, April 16
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
West Mariposa/Calle Puente (11:07 p.m.)
A woman told the caller she was lost and didn’t know where she came from. The woman had just walked into the caller’s parked vehicle.
El Camino Real, 100 Block (9:03 p.m.)
Police were called to Ole’s Tavern for a woman doing ballet in the middle of the intersection.
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (8:38 p.m.)
A man took a pack of deodorant and left on foot toward Taco Bell, then got into a gray Jeep Cherokee.
Via Mimosa, 100 Block (6:47 p.m.)
Contractors doing construction.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:42 a.m.)
A man, described as transient, stole sushi from the business and then became confrontational with the employees.
Friday, April 15
Avenida Pico, 800 Block (11:23 a.m.)
A man was using sanitary wipes to clean his bike by the front door of the business. He yelled at staff who asked him to leave.
Thursday, April 14
Calle Altea/Camino La Pedriza (1:54 p.m.)
A man was taking his clothes off and pushing a black shopping cart in the middle of the street.
Calle Canasta, 600 Block (9:33 a.m.)
A woman said her son locked her inside the garage.
Avenida Del Mar, 0 Block (6:16 a.m.)
A woman, described as transient, was loitering and then urinated in the bushes.
Wednesday, April 13
Avenida Santa Margarita, 100 Block (11:36 p.m.)
A caller could hear a man yelling and stomping in the upstairs apartment.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Avenida Talega/Camion Tierra Grande (5:04 p.m.)
Suspects were seen taking off the cap of a fire hydrant.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (3:38 p.m.)
A transient hit a woman after she refused to give him money.
El Camino Real, 300 Block (3:28 p.m.)
A customer continuously said “weird things” and was bothering other customers.
El Camino Real, 900 Block (1:01 p.m.)
A subject had been asked to leave and not return to the property multiple times. The suspect was on foot, southbound on El Camino Real, throwing things.
Tuesday, April 12
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (8:26 p.m.)
Police were called to a man under the influence of a controlled substance who looked as if he’d been beaten up. The man was described as 25 years old, wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants and a black coat.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (7:56 p.m.)
About five or six people were waiting outside a bar to beat a man up, according to the caller. He didn’t see any weapons but said he thought he heard someone mention weapons. He requested an escort to his vehicle.
Camino De Los Mares/Camino De Estrella (7:29 p.m.)
Police were called to a woman yelling, “Help me.” The caller was watching from a distance and couldn’t describe what the woman looked like, but it appeared as if she was trying to separate two dogs that were fighting.