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 5
Marana, 0 Block (1:45 a.m.)
Police were called to a man loitering, and the caller said he used to stay at the location. The man is usually wearing shorts and carrying a backpack and was last seen running around the location.
El Camino Real, 2400 Block (12:10 a.m.)
A group of juvenile women were upset the caller would not rent them a room and became argumentative with the caller. There were possibly damaged items in the lobby.
Monday, April 4
South El Camino Real/Avenida San Luis Rey (11:32 p.m.)
A woman was heard saying, “Get me out of here.” Another woman called and said someone is stealing things and may have had a gun. The caller did not know her address because she “just moved there.”
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Calle De Los Arboles, 1000 Block (10:07 p.m.)
A man said he was told by his neighbor that people attending a party in the area were parking in his driveway.
South El Camino Real/Avenida San Juan (9:57 p.m.)
Police were called to a drunken man who was seen walking in and out of traffic. The man was wearing a tan sweatshirt and blue pants with white pinstripes.
Via Soria, 0 Block (8:49 p.m.)
A woman said she heard what sounded like a window or glass break but was not able to find a broken window at her residence. She said her son heard a vehicle drive away moments before.
East Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (6:41 p.m.)
Police were called to a man in a wheelchair yelling and threatening passersby.
ANNOYING PHONE CALL
Avenida Princesa, 200 Block (6:01 p.m.)
A woman reported she was receiving obscene telephone calls.
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (3:23 p.m.)
A woman said her neighbor was harassing her and was accusing her of stealing the neighbor’s cat.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Camino De Estrella, 500 Block (11:43 a.m.)
A man said boxes of cigarettes were stolen from his delivery truck and he has video of the incident.
La Esperanza, 200 Block (10:56 a.m.)
Police conducted a welfare check for a man who came to the caller’s location, bleeding and saying his daughter was missing. The man was described as in his 70s and seemed “delusional.”
Avenida Pico, Interstate 5 Freeway (10:39 a.m.)
A man was seen walking down the street, and the caller said he “looked like he needed to be checked on.” He was seen chewing his tongue and wearing only jeans that were too big for him and no shoes.
Avenida Vista Montana, 200 Block (8:29 a.m.)
Near a laundry room, a black Ford Mustang was parked with a man inside whose face was bleeding. The caller said it looked as though he’s been “picking at it” and possibly doing drugs.
El Camino Real, 2500 Block (4:36 a.m.)
A man was seen attempting to break into vehicles.
North El Camino Real/Avenida Palizada (1:12 a.m.)
Police were called to a Chevy vehicle headed south on El Camino Real. The caller said the driver “got into” their face before taking off in the vehicle.
Sunday, April 3
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
El Camino Real, 3300 Block (11:12 p.m.)
A caller said his wife had just come home and said she was attacked by a man and she stabbed him in the neck. She said the suspect fled, and he was described as having short, blond hair, blue eyes and a black shirt with a peace sign on the back. Orange County Fire Authority was dispatched to look for him.
West Paseo Cristobal/Esplanade (11:11 p.m.)
Police were called regarding a white Chevy. The caller said the driver is drunk and was just assaulted by the driver.
Brillante, 3000 Block (10:37 p.m.)
The caller said they could hear people in the common area across the way. The caller said rustling in the bushes and murmuring could be heard, but no one could be seen.
El Camino Real, 2500 Block (10:28 p.m.)
Police were called to a man, described as transient, who took items from the wedding center. The man was described as wearing a cowboy hat and a black hoodie.
Calle Negocio, 900 Block (8:51 p.m.)
A large white van with a man inside the business tried to fight the caller. The caller said he wanted “the government to follow him home and shut off the man’s water.”
South El Camino Real/Interstate 5 Freeway (6:28 p.m.)
Four men were seen throwing lit fireworks onto the freeway. One was described as wearing a black leather jacket with “heathen” written on the back.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (2:21 a.m.)
Police were called to a physical altercation. The caller said they “have the man detained who choked a woman out.”
Saturday, April 2
South El Camino Real/Avenida Algodon (8:51 p.m.)
A woman called to report a white van with a child inside crying, “Help me.” No further details were given.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (8:03 p.m.)
A woman was seen, possibly drunken, unable to stand and bothering guests by putting her hands in peoples’ faces.
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (7:03 p.m.)
Police were called to a group of juveniles yelling obscenities at people and threatening customers. The caller said the suspects were yelling they were going to “beat down” other adults in the restaurant.
La Placentia, 100 Block (4:59 p.m.)
Police were called to reports of a man seen walking with a large knife in his hand.
Buena Vista, Dije Court (4:29 p.m.)
A bicycle was seen cut into three pieces on the train tracks.
Marana/San Remo (3:45 p.m.)
Residents were screaming about a snake in the backyard. Animal control responded.
El Camino Real, 200 Block (2:47 p.m.)
A woman came into the store, threw merchandise on the ground and then ran back to El Camino Real.
Camino De Estrella/Avenida Las Palmas (9:02 a.m.)
A man said he went inside the business and paid for gas, but when he returned to the pump somebody had already pumped the gas.