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Compiled by Brian Park
Tuesday, February 11
Calle San Francisco, 26500 Block (9:26 p.m.)
Juveniles were seen drinking in a laundry room.
Paseo Tiaro, 27500 Block (7:39 p.m.)
The caller was in a verbal argument with a male contractor over pavement. The caller waited inside their residence while waiting for deputies to arrive.
Calle San Francisco, 26500 Block (7:21 p.m.)
Male adults were seen with female juveniles.
Calle Arroyo/Paseo Esteban (5:13 p.m.)
A 20 to 30-foot-tall tree fell into Calle Arroyo, blocking one lane.
Peppertree Bend, 32200 Block (1:50 p.m.)
A caller was at a residence to pick up personal property for her children and the house was wide open.
Monday, February 10
Del Obispo Street, 31900 Block (10:21 p.m.)
A sleeping bag “full of stuff” or someone who wasn’t moving was seen near a tree in the parking lot of an office building.
KEEP THE PEACE
Ortega Highway, 27100 Block (9:31 p.m.)
A female guest at Best Western was unable to pay her taxi fare. Both the woman and the taxi driver were in the front lobby of the hotel.
Camino Las Ramblas/Via California (3:35 p.m.)
Two men were seen digging for something beside a dark sedan, in the area between Interstate 5 and Camino Las Ramblas.
Sunday, February 9
Rancho Viejo Road, 31600 Block (4:38 p.m.)
Two men in a silver SUV, parked at Seasons Senior Apartments, were in a verbal argument.
Paseo Isabella, 31600 Block (10:24 p.m.)
A taxi driver said a male customer refused to pay his fare. The man, described to be around 20 to 30 years old and wearing a blue shirt, left the scene on foot and walked into a gated community.
Saturday, February 8
Via De Gavilan, 26200 Block (6:55 p.m.)
A woman said people were coming to her door to try and rent the house she was living in.
Camino De Vista, 26300 Block (2:24 a.m.)
A caller said their drunken friend kept knocking on their front door and was refusing to leave. The caller called back a few minutes later to report that their friend had finally left.
Friday, February 7
La Novia Avenue/Valle Road (11:02 p.m.)
A woman in a silver 4Runner called after her ex hit her window and chased her out of her mobile home near the Volkswagen dealership.
Alipaz Street, 32300 Block (10:25 p.m.)
Someone was seen racing a loud motorized scooter through the property without lights on and at a high rate of speed.
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Camino Capistrano, 29200 Block (3:13 p.m.)
A man called from a church and said money had been taken.
Oso Road, 26300 Block (12:37 p.m.)
Multiple vehicles were parked in the street to pick up kids at Saddleback Valley Christian School. The caller thought it was a safety hazard.
Thursday, February 6
Via Cervantes, 31600 Block (11:47 p.m.)
A caller said someone was ringing their doorbell, but no one was there when they opened the door. The caller was concerned because their had been burglaries in the area.
Camino Capistrano, 32000 Block (11:16 p.m.)
A night cleaning crew accidently triggered a store’s alarm. One of the cleaners spoke with dispatch and said they did not have the security code.
Ortega Highway/Del Obispo Street (10:03 p.m.)
A drunken transient was seen passed out near Carl’s Jr. Dispatch wad told that the transient was “halfway on the sidewalk, halfway into the street and halfway on the grass.”
Ortega Highway/Del Obispo Street (8:33 p.m.)
A caller believed a man outside Taco Bell had alcohol in his watermelon drink. The man had been in a verbal argument inside the restaurant earlier. The man was described to be 5 feet 9 inches tall with a large beard and was wearing a black windbreaker and jeans.
Rancho Viejo Road, 31700 Block (7:48 p.m.)
A drunken female wearing pajamas was seen walking barefoot near Bravo Burgers toward an unknown direction. The owner of a liquor store had refused a sale to her earlier.
Paseo Esteban/Calle Arroyo (10:47 p.m.)
A kid was seen riding an off-road bike up and down the street.
Wednesday, February 5
Avenida Aeropuerto, 26000 Block (11:15 p.m.)
A man called after finding a woman with cuts and bruises who was sitting on the curb. The woman refused to say what had happened. The caller refused to give his name but said he would stand by and wait for deputies.
Tuesday, February 4
Valle Road, 32500 Block (7:39 p.m.)
Paradise Automotive Group called to report a white Infiniti M35 that was missing from their let. They called back to say they had found the vehicle and that it had just been misplaced.