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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 Andrea Swayne

Monday, February 22

WELFARE CHECK
Niguel Road, 33800 Block (4:27 p.m.) A man was found passed out at the library’s computer station.

PATROL CHECK
Shipside Drive/Camino del Avion (Noon) A caller was “extremely irate” that a driver parked a pickup truck with an attached trailer and did not put out cones.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Street of the Golden Lantern, 32500 Block (5:55 a.m.) A man in his 60s who had been hanging out in front of the store for hours told an employee he felt “something moving in his belly.”

DISTURBANCE
Pacific Coast Highway, Crown Valley Parkway (2:54 a.m.) An apparently homeless man wearing a red and white poncho was being verbally aggressive with a gas station employee.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Olinda Drive, 33800 Block (12:36 a.m.) A man was standing in the middle of the street staring at the caller’s balcony and hiding when vehicles drove by.

Sunday, February 21

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Street of the Golden Lantern, 32500 Block (3:06 p.m.) A man in his 50s and possibly under the influence of drugs was inside El Pollo Loco claiming to be “the son of God.”

DISTURBANCE
Colegio Drive, 33700 Block (2:43 p.m.) A sober living home resident was on drugs and disturbing the peace.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
San Marino Place/Colegio Drive (12:47 p.m.) Two homeless men living near a dumpster were under the influence of drugs and being loud. Their presence was making the caller afraid to go to her car. The men were also reportedly using the dumpster as their bathroom.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Dana Drive, 25000 Block (11:25 a.m.) A caller reported a man and woman who were watching the boats, left the area on foot, in opposite directions. This, along with a “Middle Eastern” appearance, seemed odd and made the caller “very uncomfortable.” The man, who was wearing jeans with pockets that “looked like they had something large in them,” went to the right, and the woman, who “had a cover on her face” and also “had something large in her pocket,” went left. Both were acting strangely, the caller said.

Saturday, February 20

WELFARE CHECK
Pacific Coast Highway/Del Obispo Street (9:16 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for two very drunken women in their 20s. One was unconscious and being pushed around in a grocery cart by the other.

DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Monarch Bay Drive, 0 Block (8:32 p.m.) People were reportedly partying and peeing in the street.

DISTURBANCE
Doheny Park Road, 34000 Block (7:52 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man carrying a paper bag and yelling at passersby in front of Big 5 Sporting Goods.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Street of the Ruby Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (7:40 p.m.) A man, suspected of dealing drugs near Starbucks, was described as being in his mid-20s, having a medium build, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a gray backpack. The caller believed the man was associated with a white minivan.

DISTURBANCE
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (5:44 p.m.) A woman wearing a black top and camo pants and a man in green shorts were either drunk or on drugs and sitting in a red two-door in the parking lot. The caller said the two kept coming into the store and “messing up the displays.”

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Victoria Boulevard, 26000 Block (2:54 a.m.) A man said someone had been continually knocking on his front door. The pranksters were only heard and not seen.

Friday, February 19

DISTURBANCE
Doheny Park Plaza/Pacific Coast Highway (7:54 p.m.) Three transients were behind the ampm store setting things on fire and screaming. One of the subjects, a man in his 30s and carrying a guitar, was “growling like a dog at people.” A crowd was gathering, the caller said.

MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Victoria Boulevard/Sepulveda Avenue (11:23 a.m.) A white and blue striped motorhome parked on the street was occupied by a man smoking marijuana. The caller wanted to cite the man for parking the vehicle for more than 72 hours.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Domingo Avenue/Doheny Park Road (9:44 a.m.) A caller didn’t like a green “creepy looking” van being parked near the playground.

DISTURBANCE
Doheny Park Road, 34200 Block (9:44 a.m.) A male transient was sleeping in the lobby and refusing to leave.

DISTURBANCE
Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (9:28 a.m.) A man and woman were in a physical fight. The man was seen hitting the woman with a skateboard.

Thursday, February 18

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Palm Beach Court, 0 Block (10:43 p.m.) A man said he saw people outside in a vehicle and “they belong in the attic.”

Wednesday, February 17

DRUNK IN CAR
Pacific Coast Highway, 34000 Block (11:12 p.m.) A dark colored SUV was backed into a parking spot next to a trash dumpster. Men were seen exiting the smoke-filled vehicle and throwing up.

DISTURBANCE
Palm Beach Court, 0 Block (11:06 p.m.) A man reported someone was trying to kidnap him. The kidnappers were not at the location and the man said he did not know who or where they were.

DISTURBANCE
Puerto Place/Dana Point Harbor Drive (6:15 p.m.) A woman was driving by when she saw two men walking into the restroom and then heard one of the men screaming as if he was being hurt. One man came out of the restroom and was seen fishing near the jetty.

WELFARE CHECK
Dana Strand Road, 34300 Block (5:23 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for six to seven juveniles who had moved construction equipment to the edge of the cliff and were standing on it. The caller was concerned the kids would lose their balance and fall over the cliff.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Niguel Road, 33800 Block (4:30 p.m.) A man was inside the library at the computers, “rubbing his crotch.”

TERRORIST THREATS
Sail Way, 32700 Block (11:33 a.m.) A caller’s brother left a bullet taped to the wall with a message that read, “This one’s for you.”

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