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 Brittany Giovanni and Evan Da Silva
Tuesday, September 1
Mariposa, 200 Block (12:54 a.m.)
The caller woke up to a noise and saw a shadow outside the window.
Monday, August 31
Avenida Vaquero, 400 Block (10:22 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a transient man who was lying on the sidewalk and yelling profanities at people walking by.
Avenida Montalvo, 200 Block (10:20 p.m.)
A neighbor told the caller that the caller’s roommate was throwing knives at him.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Calle Mirador, 1400 Block (9:46 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority responded to reports of a man who tried breaking into his own home and fell through a window.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (4:04 p.m.)
After taking a shower in the bathroom, a homeless man in a wheelchair was bothering customers outside of the business.
Avenida Pico/I-5 Freeway, (1:13 p.m.)
A man in a dark, navy Lexus claimed the car wash malfunctioned and broke his vehicle. The employees were not helping him get any answers and he wanted to file a report, he said.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
I-5 Freeway/Cristianos Road, (11:25 a.m.)
A U-Haul truck traveling northbound was taking photos all along the freeway while passing by Camp Pendleton property.
Loma Lane, 100 Block (7:58 a.m.)
A man was standing in the driveway with his pants undone and his hands in his pants “digging around.”
Avenida Junipero, 0 Block (2:20 a.m.)
Emergency operators reported a woman called them “rambling” about how her mail had been stolen.
SHOOTING AT INHABITED DWELLING IN PROGRESS
Calle Valle, 1400 Block (1:30 a.m.)
Police responded to reports of a subject in the alleyway armed with a gun.
Sunday, August 30
Avenida Aragon, 100 Block (8:59 p.m.)
A woman could be heard screaming “Help.”
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Avenida Magdalena, 100 Block (7:52 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check at San Clemente Golf Course for numerous juveniles on the green.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Avenida Palizada, 200 Block (4:53 p.m.)
A woman reported items belonging to her and stolen from outside her apartment were now on Craigslist.
El Camino Real, 500 Block (5:58 p.m.)
Customers were being chased and yelled at by a homeless man outside the business.
Cantilena, 0 Block (3:49 p.m.)
A 69-year-old man was arrested after throwing a glass at his renter.
Via Cascadita, 2600 Block (5:37 a.m.)
After hearing gravel being stepped on outside, the caller believed they saw someone looking into their bedroom window.
Plaza Estival, 400 Block (2:43 a.m.)
A woman told police two or three people were sitting on the flat roof of her home. She said she could see their feet dangling down.
Saturday, August 29
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 900 Block (9:19 p.m.)
Police conducted a patrol check for a man outside who was reportedly watching a woman and her daughter.
Avenida Salvador, 5700 Block (7:43 p.m.)
Secondhand information was received of a man and woman at the water tower. The informant believed the man was proposing to the woman but wanted them to leave because they were trespassing.
I-5 Freeway/Avenida Vista Hermosa (3:03 p.m.)
Police were searching for an 18-year-old woman wearing a tank-top and shorts and holding a puppy. She had been last seen at the entrance to a trail at the end of Avenida Vista Hermosa near East Avenida Pico. A caller gave her a ride from Avenida La Pata to Avenida Vista Hermosa and thought she was a runaway.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Avenida Presidio, 100 Block (12:48 p.m.)
After returning to her car after shopping at Albertson’s, a woman reported her iPad, a camera with a lens, a book and some clothing had gone missing.
Avenida Teresa, 400 Block (8:24 a.m.)
An elderly woman’s neighbor requested police check the residence after a large amount of water could be seen coming out of the driveway.
Camino De Los Mares, 600 Block (8:05 a.m.)
An officer conducted a consensual search on a subject and found a meth pipe. The subject admitted to using it for meth, was cited and then released.
Avenida Vista Montana, 300 Block (7:47 a.m.)
Random graffiti was all written on two light poles and two sign posts in blue paint pen.
Thursday, August 27
Avenida Carmelo, 100 Block (12:43 a.m.)
A caller informed police that someone had attempted to open her side gate. The person could not be located.
Wednesday, August 26
Calle Del Cerro, 1100 Block (5:22 p.m.)
A caller said there was a woman using meth in a room in her apartment.
Tuesday, August 25
Paseo Flamenco, 3400 Block (10:56 p.m.)
A woman called and said she thought a man who had been stalking her was back outside her residence.
VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Calle Del Cerro/Avenida La Pata (9:06 p.m.)
People were throwing rocks into the intersection and chipped the caller’s windshield.
Avenida La Pata, 200 Block (2:18 p.m.)
Two men were shooting BB guns behind the business park.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Avenida Vaquero, 300 Block (2:24 p.m.)
Orange County Fire Authority responded to a report of a drunken woman lying in the street.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURIES
Via Callejon, 1100 Block (2:26 p.m.)
A woman was thought to have been hit by a truck and was seen lying in the road.
Avenida Teresa, 400 Block (3:38 a.m.)
A woman called and said she thought she could hear people walking on her roof.