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DECEMBER

CITIZEN ASSIST
El Camino Real, 31400 Block (7:55 p.m., December 10)
A man at the San Juan Capistrano Library said he thought someone sold his bicycle without his permission.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
La Novia Avenue/Calle Arroyo (10:08 a.m., December 8)
A caller reported seeing 12 vultures circling the air, west of the bridge. The caller suspected there might be something dead there.

NOVEMBER

DISTURBANCE
El Camino Real, 31400 Block (11:59 a.m., November 18)
A woman called from the reference desk at the library, complaining about a man who was accusing her of taking his electronic files.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Camino Capistrano, 31700 Block (2:05 p.m., November 10)
A woman wearing no pants was seen walking by a Starbucks. The reporting caller then hung up the phone.

VANDALISM IN PROGRESS
Marina Road, 26300 Block (5:08 p.m., November 2)
A woman called after she caught two small children scratching three vehicles with rocks while their parents looked on. The woman said the children and parents lived two houses down.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Verdugo Street, 26700 Block (1:48 p.m., November 2)
A caller, who said he was a conductor, told authorities about a black backpack that had been left at the train depot. The caller hung up, and when dispatch called back, the call went straight to voice mail.

OCTOBER

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Camino Capistrano/Ortega Highway (6:55 p.m., October 30)
A suspiciously shaped package was found hidden behind a trashcan near the elevator in the Ruby’s commercial center.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Via de Aguila, 32000 Block (8:24 p.m., October 19)
A female caller requested sheriff’s deputies to check for two males who were hanging out near her residence. She described the men as “gang types” and thought they were “up to no good.”

PEDESTRIAN CHECK
Alipaz Street/Del Obispo Street (10:47 p.m., October 9)
Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a known male probationer in an area under a gang injunction. The man, a 19-year-old dishwasher, standing 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 145 pounds, was taken to Theo Lacy Facility.

SEPTEMBER

CITIZEN ASSIST
Ortega Highway/El Camino Real (3:42 p.m., September 22)
A woman was seen trying to get her car out of a locked parking lot. Witnesses say the woman was standing outside of the lot looking very confused.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Camino Capistrano/La Zanja Street (7:14 p.m., September 20)
Deputies were notified when multiple juveniles were seen at Stone Field Park smoking and drinking. An eyewitness told deputies he saw the juveniles hide in trees in order to smoke and drink.

DISTURBANCE
Spyglass Court, 32100 Block (12:07 a.m., September 14)
A man called to complain that a man walking near him was talking loudly on his phone.

AUGUST

ROBBERY IN PROGRESS
Del Obispo Street/Camino Capistrano (4:46 p.m., August 20)
A man called authorities saying he was robbed and beaten by two men, and that he was following them in his car. The man said he suffered facial injuries and overheard the subjects saying something about heading to Mexico. The man stayed on the line with dispatch while following the subjects southbound on Interstate 5. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol was notified, but sheriff’s deputies caught and arrested the men.

JULY

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Paseo Corrales, 28200 Block (8:45 a.m., July 15)
A woman notified police of two females who had just shown up at her house, claiming that they were hired by someone to clean her residence. The caller later discovered that the two women were telling the truth.

BURGLARY ALARM-AUDIBLE
Rancho Viejo Road, 30200 Block (5:22 p.m., July 10)
A man was locked inside a house he had just moved into because he did not know the code to turn off the infrared alarm system. A deputy went to the residence to free the trapped caller.

JUNE

DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Alipaz Street, 32700 Block (10:34 p.m., June 23)
A caller reported a disturbance caused by loud piano music.

DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Calle San Juan/Calle San Luis (2:15 a.m., June 23)
A loud party, somewhere between Calle San Francisco and Calle San Luis, was reportedly raging on into the wee morning hours. Police responded to calls three times before at 10:05 p.m., 11:35 p.m. and 1:40 a.m.

MAY

ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE
Ortega Highway, 26800 Block (10:40 a.m., May 7)
A bus was reportedly taking up “too many spots” in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.

APRIL

STOLEN VEHICLE
Paseo Tecate, 26600 Block (7:12 a.m., April 1)
A caller told police that a car that was previously reported stolen was found. The caller’s son parked it around the corner.

TERRORIST THREATS REPORT
Rancho Viejo Road, 31600 Block (8:35 a.m., April 1)
Police were contacted after a threatening fax was received at the Seasons Senior Apartments.

MARCH

DISTURBANCE
Oso Road/Camino Capistrano (5:30 p.m., March 23)
A man with black hair in a white tank top and black pants was seen yelling at drivers and chasing their vehicles.

CITIZEN ASSIST
Alipaz Street, 32500 Block (9:41 a.m., March 23)
A woman reported that neighborhood juveniles have been repeatedly leaving trash in the bed of her pickup truck.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
San Juan Creek, 28000 Block (9:07 p.m., March 19)
A caller found it suspicious and called police after seeing a “big truck” pull into the back of Ambuehl Elementary School.

9-1-1 HANGUP
Hillside Terrace, 30100 Block (11:37 a.m., March 3)
Dispatchers could hear what sounded like the phone was off the hook and someone was cleaning it.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Cook Lane/Calle Ricardo (5:40 p.m., March 3)
A brown Ford Econoline Van was cruising up and down the street at about 3 mph near the Best Western hotel.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES
Oso Road/Camino Capistrano (4:37 p.m., March 3)
Three subjects set off a rocket.

FEBRUARY

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCE
Alipaz Street/Del Obispo Street (3:26 p.m., February 27)
Juveniles were seen talking to older people in a silver Lexus. The caller was just a passerby who thought the interaction looked suspicious.

FOUND PROPERTY
Paseo Espada, 27200 Block (7:26 p.m., February 25)
A backpack was left at the caller’s front door. The bag was full of trash and had nothing of value inside.

ILLEGAL PARKED VEHICLE
Camino Capistrano, 31700 Block (2:03 p.m., February 17)
Multiple motorcycles were “parked in random spots” behind Swallow’s Inn.

CITIZEN ASSIST
Alipaz Street, 32700 Block (1:21 p.m., February 13)
Police responded to a call regarding a dispute between neighbors over a fence.

Disturbance
Del Obispo Street, 31900 Block (5:53 p.m., February 2)
A woman called dispatch after she said an unknown female came to her door, screamed at her and then left.

JANUARY

Assist Outside Agency
Mission Street, 26600 Block (12:01 p.m., January 13)
The Orange County Fire Authority responded to third-hand information from a caller who said their neighbor said they smelled smoke in their residence. When authorities arrived, it turned out the smell came from a barbecue pit.

Stolen Vehicle
Ortega Highway, 27700 Block (12:58 p.m., January 6)
A man called police to report his vehicle stolen. The caller returned to where he thought he parked the car but was unable to locate it. An officer was able to help the man search the parking lot where the vehicle was found.

Reckless Driving
Alipaz Street/Del Obispo Street (2:04 p.m., January 3)
Police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Alipaz Street. A witness told officers the driver of the white Dodge Ram truck was talking on his cell phone and also appeared to be reading a book as he nearly ran several vehicles off the road.

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