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, May 1
Crown Valley Parkway/Pacific Coast Highway, 34100 Block (7:40 p.m.) A woman approached a guard house and said she was from Washington and lost. She said she didn’t know how she got to the location and only last remembered being in downtown Laguna.
Calle Dolores, 26900 Block (5:29 p.m.) A large golden Labrador retriever was in the street biting a man. It was unknown if the dog belonged to the man.
Street of the Golden Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway (11:23 a.m.) A caller informed police that “100 motorcyclists” were driving down Pacific Coast Highway, and some drivers were stopping and directing traffic to allow the bikes to go through. The caller also said the motorcycles were passing illegally and weaving in and out of cars.
Doheny Place, 34800 Block (10:01 a.m.) A disturbance was reported when a person claimed their neighbor was being verbally abusive to other neighbors on the block when someone had parked their car in front of her car on the street. Police notified both parties that parking is a civil issue, and no crimes were recognized.
Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (8:59 a.m.) A man told police that someone had placed signs reserving picnic tables at the park. The informant told police that he didn’t “believe that is fair.”
Selva Road, 34000 Block (12:49 a.m.) A patrol check was requested just after midnight for a man who was trying to get a cat out of a palm tree in the road’s center island using a string.
Saturday, April 30
Galleon Way, 23400 Block (10:20 p.m.) A woman called police when she noticed five juvenile skateboarders as she pulled into her mother’s house. The woman told police she saw one male subject jump into the backyard with a skateboard, while four others skated up and sat on the wall. The boarders were gone when police arrived.
MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS
Pacific Coast Highway/Beach Road (12:52 p.m.) Police were called to deal with a group of subjects blocking handicap spaces and drinking on the beach.
Niguel Road/Stonehill Drive (4:42 a.m.) A patrol check was requested for an elderly driver in a cream-colored sedan traveling 5 miles per hour down the road. The informant told police the driver was stopping while entering intersections and weaving.
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24800 Block (2:34 a.m.) Police spotted a thin, 20-something woman screaming while sitting on the sidewalk.
Friday, April 29
Camino Capistrano/Via Sacramento (11:26 p.m.) Police were called to check on a report of juveniles “throwing large spit wads” at passing vehicles. Police thought the kids might have moved on to a nearby school, but no contact was made.
Via Sacramento, 26300 Block (10:41 p.m.) A disturbance was reported when four youths were seen “running around putting maxi pads on door knobs.” The informant told police the juveniles then jumped the fence at Palisades Elementary School and proceeded to make a lot of noise on the playground.
Calle Portola/Calle Juanita (9:24 p.m.) A citizen requested police intervention when they noticed three male subjects “playing around.” The caller said that one in particular “keeps falling down and being really loud.”
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33300 Block (6:44 p.m.) Police were notified of a gray Hyundai Genesis doing donuts in the main lot.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34000 Block (5:37 p.m.) A woman called police after her son and her son’s girlfriend reported being beaten up the night prior by someone pretending to be an Uber driver.
Street of the Golden Lantern, 33300 Block (7:07 a.m.) A patrol check was requested on Golden Lantern between CVS and Dana Hills High School for a man dressed in all black, with a yellow towel around him, who was exposing himself between CVS and Dana Hills High School to drivers passing by.
Wednesday, April 27
Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (11:07 p.m.) Police were called about two homeless people causing a ruckus near a bike path. The informant said the transients were drinking alcohol and yelling at people and that one had a long gray beard and was sitting on a bike.
Street of the Amber Lantern, 34100 Block (6:09 p.m.) Police were called when a resident received a knock on the door from a homeless man carrying a Mexican blanket. The man continued to loiter in the area.
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (5:53 p.m.) Once police arrived, a dreadlocked man in his 20s wearing saggy pants finally agreed to stop selling candy after “being asked many times to leave.”
Calle La Primavera/La Cresta Drive (2:02 p.m.) A passerby found a man lying on the ground and asked if he was OK. The man on the ground responded that he “doesn’t feel like getting up.” By the time police arrived, the man was gone.
Monday, April 25
Street of the Amber Lantern, 34100 Block (8:35 p.m.) A woman called police and opened with, “Everything is OK now,” and, “Everything is calm.” Upon further questioning, the woman said her roommate was angry and throwing things around, upset about the status of his lawsuit.
Capistrano By The Sea, 34100 Block (8:30 p.m.) Police were notified of an unidentified man who was shining a “very bright flashlight” from a driveway toward vehicles passing by.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Ritz Cove Drive, 0 Block (5:36 p.m.) Police were called in by the fire department after they encountered a man who was “violently throwing up and can’t stand up.”
Breezy Place, 33400 Block (2:28 p.m.) A woman contacted deputies to report a neighbor who had thrown dirt on her property. The subject lives across the street, the caller said.