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
Sunday, January 3
Street of the Park Lantern, 25100 Block (10:26 p.m.) An unknown number of people were reportedly sleeping on the bocce ball courts at Lantern Bay Park.
Del Obispo Street, 34200 Block (7:19 p.m.) A man called police after being told by a woman who appeared to be a transient that she was “going to send the Mafia to him and have them rape his friend’s little sister.” The woman was responding to the man and his friends after they laughed at a conversation she was having with herself.
Calle Naranja, 34500 Block (4:19 p.m.) A woman called deputies regarding a 16-year-old boy who was grounded. The boy hid her cell phone, didn’t want to follow the house rules and was trying to leave the residence, she said.
ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (12:21 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a red Miata parked in a 15-minute loading zone behind Proud Mary’s near the dumpsters for more than a half-hour.
Valley View Court, 33500 Block (12:24 p.m.) A caller thought there was some sort of trouble occurring at a neighbor’s residence after seeing a woman run out of the house screaming and then driving away.
Camino Capistrano/Doheny Park Road (11:02 a.m.) A man in a green truck pulled over and offered a woman “speed.” The woman saw an open container of Miller Lite in the vehicle and described the driver as a man in his 40s with green/blue eyes.
Pacific Coast Highway, 34300 Block (6:57 a.m.) A female customer was throwing coins at the caller and refusing to leave.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Mariana Drive, 33800 Block (3:40 a.m.) A caller reported an ongoing issue with loud kids at the location. The father was reportedly out of town and the kids were taking advantage of the situation by hosting loud parties.
Saturday, January 2
Del Obispo Street/Pacific Coast Highway (10:42 p.m.) A caller reported a man in a wheelchair tried to rape a woman under the bridge. The 50-year-old woman was on the ground and told the caller the man was 65 years old.
Calle Juanita/Calle Cambio (10:39 p.m.) Juveniles were putting duct tape in the street.
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (10:23 p.m.) A woman requested a welfare check for her cousin, a woman in her late 20s with a mental disability and eight to nine months pregnant. The caller said someone keeps “dumping” her cousin at the Doheny State Beach Campground. Her cousin does not have a phone, does not drive and is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build and dark hair, the caller said.
Calle Monterey, 25600 Block (2:40 p.m.) A man in his 50s, a former resident of a sober living home, was being verbally aggressive and refusing to leave the property.
Stonehill Drive/Del Obispo Street (1:05 p.m.) A caller saw someone in a silver Mercedes sell drugs to a male subject on a Razor scooter.
Del Obispo Street/Stonehill Drive (1:01 p.m.) A tall man wearing a tan beanie, a red sweatshirt and carrying a big bottle of vodka or gin was walking in and out of traffic.
Coral Reach Street/Admiral Way (12:10 p.m.) People were seen camping for a week at various spots in the Creekside Park area.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Calle Monterey, 26800 Block (12:16 a.m.) A drunken man was screaming, making threats and attempting to drive away from a sober living facility in a gray GMC SUV. The subject, a 54-year-old man who said he works as a farmer, was arrested, cited and released at 1:34 p.m. the same day.
Friday, January 1
Dana Point Harbor Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (5:21 a.m.) A drunken man was found asleep behind the wheel of a red Nissan Sentra. The vehicle was in drive and stopped in a turning lane. The 49-year-old man, who said he works as a laborer, was arrested and booked into Central Men’s Jail. He posted bond and was released the next day.
Street of the Amber Lantern/Santa Clara Avenue (2:30 a.m.) A man and woman were seen having sex on the bluff top walkway.
Olinda Drive, 33700 Block (2:36 a.m.) A man was screaming and “licking the railing” at a residence.
Camino Capistrano, 35000 Block (1:58 a.m.) A caller’s girlfriend was reportedly drunk, tore up the house and had kicked the Christmas tree over.
Street of the Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive (1:31 a.m.) A caller who sounded very drunk reported a knife fight in the Mahé Restaurant parking lot.
Thursday, December 31
Del Prado Avenue, 24500 Block (3:08 a.m.) A welfare check was requested for a man “inside the trash can” in the post office.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 25300 Block (8:26 p.m.) Assistance was requested by the Doheny State Park Campground host after discovering a man beating a woman in the restroom near campsite 8.
Stonehill Drive/Street of the Golden Lantern (7:29 p.m.) Two “extremely loud” men were selling products door-to-door. One of the men was described as 45 years old with a medium build and wearing a checkered shirt, dark blue pants and a white cap. He was also carrying a backpack.
Sea Knoll Drive, 33200 Block (7:02 p.m.) Two 18- to 20-year-old men were selling cleaning products door-to-door and dancing in the street. One of the subjects was wearing a Santa hat, blue jacket, black pants and a bowtie.
Pequito Drive/Calle La Primavera (3:56 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a man selling cleaning products door-to-door. The caller thought the man was suspicious because he asked her questions about her neighbors, inquiring if they were on vacation. The man was described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall, thin and wearing his hair in braids.
Dana Point Harbor Drive, 24900 Block (1:42 p.m.) A man who appeared to be homeless was reportedly storing his property in the electrical box behind Organic Tree Juice Bar. The man had put his own lock on the electrical box.