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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, October 26
Avenida Vista Hermosa/Avenida Pico (9:59 a.m.)
A man told sheriff’s deputies a rental tractor had been stolen from a housing development construction area.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (7:14 a.m.)
Police searched for a man described as “homeless” in the area who was sitting on the grass in front of a business. The allegedly homeless man was not reported doing anything wrong. The caller said “he doesn’t want homeless people where he shops.”
Avenida Pelayo, 200 Block (3:58 a.m.)
A caller said they were awakened by a “screaming sound” near Max Berg Park. No further information was provided.
Sunday, October 25
El Camino Real, 200 Block (9:13 p.m.)
People were seen screaming and punching street signs.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (8:25 p.m.)
A man was seen going back and forth, harassing customers and “talking (about) prison.”
Via Cascadita/Avenida Vaquero (8:11 p.m.)
A man was arrested after he was found breaking windows at a residence. As of Monday, the man was being held on a $20,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Ola Vista, 200 Block (3:53 p.m.)
A drunken woman was “causing problems” and refused to leave a residence. She was reportedly upset about her boyfriend taking pictures of girls at the beach. The woman tried to drive away but people had taken her keys.
El Camino Real, 600 Block (10:54 a.m.)
A man who was tattooed from the neck down came into a business and asked customers if they had any syringes.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Ramona, 100 Block (6:27 a.m.)
A woman said she thinks an animal was deliberately killed and left in her front yard.
Via Monte Picayo, 100 Block (2:20 a.m.)
Police were called for four women dancing and singing in the street. They were also reportedly urinating in the bushes.
Saturday, October 24
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (11:15 p.m.)
A woman called police to report a man throwing knives at her and her friend.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Costa Escondida/Vista De Olmo (10:40 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority requested sheriff’s deputies after a female juvenile was reportedly vomiting blood. The caller was “in trouble with partygoers for calling 911 and lied about it.”
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (9:54 p.m.)
A man said there were drunken people in the store. One person had passed another an unknown item, and a second person walked into the bathroom and hadn’t been seen in some time.
Friday, October 23
Calle Amistad, 100 Block (11:18 p.m.)
A caller who was “on base” said he was on the phone with his wife and someone broke into their apartment and attacked her. No further information was provided.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (7:58 p.m.)
A male juvenile threw his skateboard at a parked car. Police reported they have told him not to skateboard near the Pier.
West Marquita, 200 Block (6:29 p.m.)
A man said he was attacked by someone. Police lost contact with the man during the phone call.
Thursday, October 22
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Avenida Granada, 200 Block (10:17 p.m.)
A drunken man entered the wrong home thinking it was his. No charges were filed.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (10 :28 a.m.)
Two children were found in a locked vehicle.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (1:37 a.m.)
A caller said a woman was lurking in their backyard.