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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
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
Allison Jarrell

 

Wednesday, February 3

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Big Sur Street, 33000 Block (2:58 p.m.)
A possibly drunken subject on a skateboard was carrying a large pink bag and going through trash cans.

WELFARE CHECK
Pacific Coast Highway/Doheny Park Plaza (12:10 p.m.)
A caller reported a tan motorhome was parked in the corner of the plaza near the Laundromat for at least three days. The caller was concerned because a man covered in tattoos, who was living in the motorhome with a 4- to 5-year-old girl, seemed to be on illegal substances.

KEEP THE PEACE
Camino De Estrella/Camino Capistrano (9:27 a.m.)
A man driving a gold Kia said his 16-year-old son was high on marijuana, refusing to go to school and walking away from the car.

CITIZEN ASSIST
Malaga Drive, 33800 Block (9:24 a.m.)
A caller wanted to make a police report about a neighbor cutting down the caller’s plants.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Santa Clara Avenue, 24600 Block (8:29 a.m.)
A caller reported a woman sleeping in a white Audi SUV with New Mexico license plates. The caller told police that the woman has been in the area for several months and was parked at Heritage Park before recently switching to sleeping on the street near the caller’s home.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24200 Block (7:55 a.m.)
A man parked his vehicle too close to the breakwater and was fishing in a protected marine area.

Tuesday, February 2

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (9:07 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a subject sleeping on a tan sleeping bag near the tables on the north side of the park.

WARRANT ARREST
Del Obispo Street, 34000 Block (6:21 p.m.)
A man at a baseball field said he saw three male transients smoking at the park and getting ready to “camp out.” Police arrested a 40-year-old unemployed man, who is being held on $20,000 bail at the Central Men’s Jail.

DISTURBANCE
Pacific Coast Highway, 32800 Block (5:17 p.m.)
A male transient was refusing to leave Salt Creek Grille.

DISTURBANCE
Del Prado, 24600 Block (3:45 p.m.)
A drunken man was standing in front of a music school and refusing to leave. The man was heard repeating everything the caller said.

KEEP THE PEACE
Monarch Bay Drive, 400 Block (3:27 p.m.)
A woman told police her homeowners association had planned a sidewalk going through her backyard. She said she had a court date the next day for a restraining order to have them stop building it.

VANDALISM REPORT
Street of the Blue Lantern, 33600 Block (1:30 p.m.)
A caller reported a nail in one of the tires of their white Nissan. The caller said it was the third time a nail had been found in a tire and suspected that someone was putting them there on purpose.

Monday, February 1

DISTURBANCE
Granada Drive, 33900 Block (10:20 p.m.)
A caller heard two men screaming and yelling at a “rehab house.” The caller said it sounded like they were “trying to get another guy to leave.”

DRUNK DRIVING
Pacific Coast Highway/Dana Point Harbor Drive (8:45 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a blue Chrysler van with Iowa plates driving southbound on Pacific Coast Highway and swerving all over the road. The car hit the curb several times, had frontal damage and had hazard lights on.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Calle Naranja, 34300 Block (8:37 p.m.)
A woman reported that she had been in a car accident in Aliso Viejo earlier in the day and the other party tried offering her cash for the damage, which she refused at the time. The subject then showed up at her residence with another man who he said was the subject’s private investigator. The two men were trying to get the woman to take cash instead of turning it over to the police.

PATROL CHECK

Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway (8:34 p.m.)
A potentially drunken driver in a silver Porsche SUV was seen pulling into Salt Creek Grill, getting out of his vehicle and stumbling, and then getting back into the car and attempting to leave before finally pulling back into the parking spot.

DISTURBANCE
Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (4:17 p.m.)
A man at Pepi’s Sports Bar and Grill called police saying he asked a woman to quiet down and was now being threatened by the woman and her boyfriend.

RECKLESS DRIVING
Del Obispo Street/Camino Del Avion (2:51 p.m.)
Two BMWs were seen racing each other toward Pacific Coast Highway.

WELFARE CHECK
Santa Clara Avenue, 24400 Block (2:21 p.m.)
A man found a dog and returned it to its home address. The caller opened the front door and put the dog inside. He told police that another dog was inside the house, but no one answered the door and he was concerned for the homeowner, “whoever he is.”

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Selva Road/Alcazar Drive (1:47 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a man driving a gray or silver Chrysler that had paper covering the plate. The man was seen driving around the housing complex casing garages.

TRAFFIC HAZARD
Street of the Copper Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (12:37 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for an 18- to 19-year-old man lying down and talking on the phone in the middle of the intersection.

Thursday, January 31

TRAFFIC HAZARD
Camino Capistrano, 35000 Block (8:11 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a tree that fell onto the power lines near a residence.

ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Niguel Road/Pacific Coast Highway (7:24 p.m.)
A passerby told police that the Niguel Road sign was about to fall down. Public Works was en route and requesting police standby until they made it to the scene.

TRAFFIC HAZARD
Selva Road/Street of the Golden Lantern (6:14 p.m.)
Traffic signal lights “fell completely off” on Selva Road.

TRAFFIC HAZARD
Pacific Coast Highway, 34400 Block (3:01 p.m.)
A caller from the DoubleTree Hotel reported a large palm tree had fallen down over the railroad tracks.

 

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