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
Wednesday, March 30
Paseo San Gabriel/Avenida De La Vista (6:13 p.m.) A patrol check was requested by a caller who saw eight to 10 “gang types” drinking and loitering in the alley between San Gabriel and San Luis. The caller was concerned because the subjects “tend to cause malicious mischief to vehicles after they are done drinking.”
Saturday, March 26
Paseo Del Mar, 26300 Block (11:15 p.m.) A man and a woman were sitting at the front gate. The subjects had a bottle of liquor. The caller was concerned due to recent thefts in the area.
Camino Capistrano, 31700 Block (10:16 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a white Ford Expedition last seen eastbound on Ortega Highway from Camino Capistrano. The driver came “staggering out of Swallow’s (Inn)” and yelled at the caller to “Get the f*** out of the way.”
Via Mayor, 33200 Block (9:42 p.m.) A large group of “rowdy teens” was congregating near the location.
Peppertree Bend/Calle Aspero (7:19 p.m.) Three teenagers were driving a golf cart in and out of traffic, causing a hazard.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Summerfield Lane, 27600 Block (7:24 p.m.) A man living in his beige-colored RV was seen possibly selling things out of the vehicle.
Del Obispo Street, 31900 Block (3:26 p.m.) The driver of a white Toyota “hit a pole in the parking lot and almost ended up driving up into a business.” The caller also indicated the vehicle may have also hit a support beam in the shopping center.
Edgewood Road/Village Road (3:11 a.m.) A crying woman was one of four people inside a black BMW. The caller said the other three people were thwarting the woman’s attempts to exit the vehicle.
Friday, March 25
Ortega Highway/Interstate 5 (11 p.m.) A man called to report being battered by bouncers at the Coach House. Coach House personnel also called police reporting the man was drunk and had been kicked out of the bar.
Verdugo Street, 26700 Block (10:12 p.m.) A woman in her 50s “attacked a man with her fists” at Vintage Steakhouse. The man, described as being in his 60s, was bleeding from his hand. It was unclear whether just the man or both of the subjects left in a silver Lincoln Continental.
Camino Capistrano, 30300 Block (10:10 p.m.) A resident at Silverado Senior Living punched another resident in the face. The victim had a small laceration but refused medics.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Camino Capistrano/Acjachema Street (8:12 p.m.) Two men in an older white Ford truck were being verbal with passersby and looking into vehicles.
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Rancho Viejo Road, 31700 Block (5:58 p.m.) A female Bad to the Bone BBQ employee was seen on camera taking a customer’s wallet. She left the store after being confronted about it.
Driftwood Court, 33000 Block (5:47 p.m.) Two teenage boys were seen walking around looking into windows of houses and possibly placing unknown items on porches.
Paseo San Gabriel, 26400 Block (12:04 a.m.) A 40- to 50-year-old man wearing a black hoodie and jeans was knocking on doors and singing.
Thursday, March 24
Windjammer Drive, 25600 Block (2:38 p.m.) A man called police and said he wasn’t drunk but had taken Xanax and needed a deputy to explain to him “what sexual harassment is.” The man went on to admit he had been drinking a bottle of vodka with his prescription meds.
HIT-AND-RUN MISDEMEANOR REPORT
Junipero Serra Road, 26500 Block (7:34 a.m.) A woman was on her cell phone while pumping gas. She forgot to detach the hose and drove off, causing damage to the nozzle.
Wednesday, March 23
Calle Delphina/Calle Reynalda (4:08 p.m.) A man was seen leaning on a vehicle and looking inside. The caller said the man was “talking to the air” and became verbally combative with an unknown person who came out of a house in the area. A 20-year-old man, who said he works in maintenance, was booked into Central Men’s Jail and released two days later.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Junipero Serra Road/Camino Capistrano (2:17 p.m.) A patrol check was requested for a silver or gray ’90s model sedan in a parking lot that had items falling out of the trunk. The car had rear-end damage and was being held together with bungee cords. The caller was concerned because the things falling out of the car nearly caused a collision on the freeway.
ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY
Calle Del Campo, 31200 Block (9:29 p.m.) The caller fell and couldn’t get up.
Paseo Adelanto, 32500 Block (6:49 a.m.) A man told deputies that for two days in a row, when he walked out of his house a woman approached and yelled at him.
Tuesday, March 22
Rosenbaum Road/Trabuco Creek Road (7:52 p.m.) A Dodge van was parked on Rosenbaum with someone inside. The van had also been parked in the same spot three nights before. The caller said they know all the vehicles in the neighborhood and “this one does not belong.”
Del Obispo Street, 31800 Block (4:26 p.m.) A man kept taking his clothes off and then putting them back on behind the pods at the location.
Monday, March 21
Alipaz Street/Calle Lucana (6:43 p.m.) Deputies made a patrol check after receiving a call with only the sounds of male and female juveniles yelling at each other. The call had come from a group of kids playing soccer, one of whom had a cell phone in their pocket.
Sunday, March 20
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Interstate 5/Ortega Highway (11:16 p.m.) A patrol check was requested on Ortega near a hillside for “the world’s largest rock concert.”