Compiled by Allison Jarrell
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.
Friday, April 21
PATROL CHECK Verdugo Street/Camino Capistrano (10:33 a.m.)
A subject who was sleeping at the bottom of the parking structure was warned for trespassing and agreed to leave the area.
RECKLESS DRIVING Alipaz Street/Del Obispo Street (8:59 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a 62-year-old driver who is blind in one eye and partially blind in the other and suffers from dementia. The man wasn’t supposed to be driving and was possibly on his way to Albertsons or Ralphs.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Ortega Highway, 27100 Block (12:58 a.m.)
Police contacted a woman who was driving with expired registration. The woman gave a fake name. Police searched the vehicle and found about 20 grams of heroin, 17 grams of meth, 12 suboxone strips, miscellaneous paraphernalia, a scale and a stun gun. The woman was arrested for a warrant and possession of illegal substances.
BIKE STOP Ortega Highway/Rancho Viejo Road (12:17 a.m.)
Police stopped a known probationer for bicycling without a light, and the man threw his backpack into the bushes. Police searched the backpack and found methamphetamine and hydrocodone. The man was cited for possession of illegal substances.
Thursday, April 20
PATROL CHECK Verdugo Street/Camino Capistrano (6:03 p.m.)
A subject was warned for possession of marijuana.
TRAFFIC STOP Doheny Park Road/Camino Capistrano (4:11 p.m.)
A driver and passenger were cited for having an open alcohol container in plain sight and for the passenger drinking from the container.
TRESPASSING Camino Capistrano, 33700 Block (3:46 p.m.)
A woman who had previously stayed at the Residence Inn was taking photos of staff and refusing to leave.
TRAFFIC HAZARD Paseo Espada/Rancho Viejo Road (2:12 p.m.)
A Coca-Cola truck was blocking the street. Police contacted the truck driver who said he was unloading merchandise for Sam’s Liquor. The driver agreed to park in a safer location.
ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE Canyon Crest Road, 26900 Block (1:58 p.m.)
A caller told police that a sedan was parked partially in front of his driveway. The man said he thought the car was abandoned because it doesn’t “fit” the neighborhood. The caller wasn’t sure how long the car had been there. Police found that the vehicle was not blocking the driveway. The car was marked and warned for 72 hours.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Ortega Highway/Interstate 5 (9:36 a.m.)
A man was seen at the Shell gas station trying to buy items with a “giant” stack of debit cards.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE Pila Degracia, 32500 Block (8:05 a.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a man sleeping in a silver pickup truck at the end of the cul-de-sac. The caller said the man had slept there the last three nights.
Wednesday, April 19
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY El Camino Real, 31600 Block (9:05 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested at Calvary Chapel for juveniles “beating on the drums really loud.”
DISTURBANCE Rancho Viejo Road, 31700 Block (8:06 p.m.)
A woman was being aggressive with customers at Bad to the Bone. She refused to leave.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES Calle Chueca, 30700 Block (6:27 p.m.)
A patrol check was requested for a man sitting in the driver seat of a Toyota Camry with the door partially open. The man was seen repeatedly pulling up his shirt and putting his hands down the front of his pants. When police arrived, the vehicle was unoccupied.
DISTURBANCE Avenida La Pata/Stallion Ridge (5:14 p.m.)
A caller reported a white pickup truck driving around a dirt lot and doing donuts with four to six juveniles in the bed of the truck.