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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 Staff
Sunday, November 13
Camino Capistrano/Del Gado Road (4:03 p.m.)
Someone was walking in the street and yelling at cars.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
La Cima, 1800 Block (3:24 p.m.)
Someone was flying a drone over the caller’s property.
Paseo De Cristobal, 300 Block (2:35 p.m.)
A man was lying on his back on the sidewalk and throwing up.
El Camino Real, 300 Block (12:35 p.m.)
A man was exposing himself to customers.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (2:07 a.m.)
A man was seen hopping a fence that protected private property.
Ola Vista/Avenida Del Mar (12:27 a.m.)
Someone was driving a car around the area for a half hour at “about 80 miles per hour.”
Saturday, November 12
Calle Casino, 3700 Block (11:09 p.m.)
Someone was seen walking back and forth near the caller’s back window.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Via Promesa, 300 Block (9:46 p.m.)
Police were called about a man in a U.S. Mail truck driving slowly. The caller was concerned because of the time of night and said mail isn’t usually delivered that late.
Avenida Palizada/El Camino Real (9:03 p.m.)
Police were called about a man selling drugs. The woman who called was “very uncooperative,” and said she was “sick of this (stuff).” The suspect was described as a man in his 30s or 40s wearing a beanie, gray shirt and jeans.
S. El Camino Real/Avenida Granada (7:52 p.m.)
Police were called to a man defecating in public.
Avenida Arlena, 400 Block (6:50 p.m.)
A woman said two men and a woman were asking for money. She said she had already given them $1,000 since October and they won’t leave. She said she’d already filed a civil lawsuit against them.
Via Solona, 2000 Block (4:44 p.m.)
Police were called to people who were burning trash in their backyard. A woman said it’s an ongoing issue and her house smells like smoke.
Friday, November 11
Camino Del Rio/Camino De Los Mares (9 p.m.)
A man in a white Toyota said juveniles threw eggs at his car. He said he chased them and lost them at the intersection. At 8:39 p.m., at Avenida Pico and Avenida La Pata, a woman reported the same thing.
Calle Guadalajara/Calle Frontera (7:43 p.m.)
A Lyft driver said a passenger was yelling racial slurs at him and said he was going to kill the driver when the driver asked him to exit the vehicle.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (10:10 a.m.)
A man walked in front of a train and was struck. The man, whose name has not been released by officials, was taken to a nearby hospital as a trauma patient, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mark Stichter said.
Thursday, November 10
Estribo, 2900 Block (7:56 p.m.)
Police were called to a report of multiple juveniles filling up water bottles with vinegar and baking soda and throwing them near the green belt.
Avenida Victoria, 600 Block (1:58 p.m.)
A caller said their car was stolen in the lower lot near the San Clemente Pier. The caller was concerned because someone stole their garage opener the day before.
Wednesday, November 9
Camino Del Prado, 0 Block (9:13 p.m.)
A man demanded deputies respond to a vehicle that was in front of a home while the homeowner was not there. The man said he saw the vehicle was repossessed and “doesn’t think it’s normal since these are million-dollar homes, and things like this don’t happen there.”
Calle Del Comercio, 2700 Block (8:17 p.m.)
Some men, described as “wannabe gang members” were near the caller’s residence, refusing to leave.
Avenida Pico, 900 Block (4:49 p.m.)
A man was seen cutting open packages with a knife and concealing the items in a Wal-Mart reusable bag. The man also had a suitcase with him.