sheriffbadgeCompiled by Eric Heinz

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.

Wednesday, January 20

Via Cordova, 31200 Block (1:34 a.m.)
A woman reported that two windows of an older-model Chevy were broken and two purses were missing. She said the vehicle had just been broken into and the subjects left in a white truck heading toward Ortega Highway.

Paseo Adelanto, 32500 Block (1:26 a.m.)
A caller said loud screams were heard and then a man, possibly with mental issues, was seen walking toward the creek. The man who was seen was stopped by police and searched, but there was nothing suspicious about him. A similar call was reported minutes earlier.

Tuesday, January 19

Brookfield Road, 26400 Block (9:08 p.m.)
A woman said she saw two people pushing a stroller with a child crying, “I want my mommy.” She said the man pushing the stroller looked “nervous” and made her think the child may have been abducted.

Calle Reynalda/Del Obispo Street (7:08 p.m.)
Police observed a known parolee with a Varrio Viejo gang member. When the two saw the police vehicle, they ran into one of the gang member’s homes. The two subjects were detained and searched. Police found one of them was in possession of methamphetamine. One man, a 31-year-old landscaper, was arrested in the incident and booked into the Central Men’s Jail. No bail was set.

Camino Capistrano, 32300 Block (5 p.m.)
A man at the AT&T store smashed the display case and stole an iPhone. The man was described as a 26-year-old and 5-foot-6.

Oso Road, 26200 Block (4:24 p.m.)
A caller from The Shea Center said numerous vehicles could be heard racing, and the loud engines were scaring the horses.

Monday, January 18

Ortega Highway, 27100 Block (11:48 p.m.)
A woman pulled into the Shell gas station with another woman who was bleeding from her hand and another person with “blood all over.” The caller said the vehicle left southbound.

Calle San Antonio, 26400 Block (10:32 p.m.)
A woman said her son saw her daughter’s boyfriend try to crawl in through the window. The man was described as homeless, does not drive a car but rides an orange bicycle, typically under the influence of a substance and sometimes sleeps in the laundry room. The woman said he would try to do this all night. The man also unscrewed the outside light bulbs. A 32-year-old man, listed as a construction worker, was arrested in the incident and is in custody on $15,000 bail at the Central Men’s Jail.

San Juan Creek Road/La Novia Avenue (4:52 p.m.)
A caller said a woman was screaming at passersby and striking cars with her purse.

Calle La Purisima, 31500 Block (7:03 a.m.)
A caller said a gunshot was heard outside his house. When police came to the residence, they found a person who was a known gang member and admitted to recent heroin use. Multiple syringes were found during a bedroom search.

9-1-1 HANG-UP
Via Del Rey, 25600 Block (1:51 a.m.)
A woman said her neighbor was drunk and ran his large, extended-cab Ford pickup truck into another neighbor’s white Toyota Camry. The victim then chased the man in the damaged car.

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