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.
Tuesday, June 21
Via Estancia, 27900 Block (4:20 p.m.)
A “sober living home client” was causing a disturbance, making threats and throwing things after the caller asked him to leave the residence. The client was asked to leave after blowing a 0.40 the night before. The caller told police that the tenant had violated house rules by drinking alcohol for the last three weeks. Police said the subject was intoxicated in his residence, making it a “civil issue.” A second related call came in at 5:41 p.m., reporting that the subject had “attempted to instigate a fight with the manager and assistant” via verbal abuse and throwing things. The subject hit the manager in the face and the manager hit back in self-defense.
Ortega Highway/Interstate 5 (9:38 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a Middle Eastern man with a “white cloth that drapes over his neck” and “teal baggy pants” carrying a backpack and holding a sign that says “HAMAS” in front of the Shell station. Police discovered the sign actually read “HOMLAS.” The man agreed to stop soliciting drivers.
Doheny Park Road, 33900 Block (8:03 a.m.)
A male transient, possibly under the influence of drugs, was harassing an employee at the Costco car wash and “trying to push his shopping cart” into the car wash and into the employee. The subject was also seen “dirty dancing on the trees.” The man then left the area toward the Stonehill bridge. About an hour later, the male transient was seen again on Costco property refusing to leave and exposing his genitals. The subject eventually left on foot toward the train tracks. Police arrested and booked the man at the Intake Release Center to identify him and cite him for indecent exposure and trespassing. He was released on June 22 with a court appearance date of July 20.
Monday, June 20
Camino Capistrano/San Juan Creek Road (6:42 p.m.)
A man was reportedly tearing up the caller’s belongings near Descanso Park and the bike trail. The caller told police that the man took a butcher knife from him and threatened to stab him.