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.
Thursday, March 26
Paseo Pamela, 26400 Block (6:40 a.m.) A caller’s son was refusing to go to school.
Wednesday, March 25
PETTY THEFT REPORT
Del Obispo Street, 31800 Block (10:42 p.m.) A 17-year-old on a “beer run” made off with an unspecified amount of brews. The subject was last seen making an escape on a beach cruiser, headed toward the fire station. The caller had a picture of the thief to show deputies.
SHOTS HEARD-NO SUSPECT INFORMATION
Los Rios Street/Del Obispo Street (9:59 p.m.) A caller reported hearing gunshots from a .22 caliber gun, an hour before.
Alipaz Street/Camino Del Avion (8:38 p.m.) Fireworks were being set off at the dead end of Alipaz, which is a continual problem. A second caller reported hearing what she thought was a pipe bomb—again.
Camino Capistrano, 31900 Block (7:13 p.m.) A caller reported a drunken man, wearing all black, was yelling “derogatory things” at passersby. The informant called back four minutes later to tell police about two homeless people who were “acting crazy” and yelling at people in front of El Adobe.
Paseo Barona, 27700 Block (7:09 p.m.) A man in his 50s, with gray hair and wearing a green polo shirt and denim pants, was trying to sell coupons. He was last seen headed toward Esteban.
DISTURBANCE-MUSIC OR PARTY
Paseo Carolina, 32100 Block (5:45 p.m. and 6:41 p.m.) A party with loud music and drinking prompted a caller to phone police twice.
Camino Capistrano, 31400 Block (2:40 p.m.) Someone called police from a payphone to curse at the dispatcher.
GRAND THEFT REPORT
Paseo Adelanto, 32500 Block (12:27 p.m.) A golf cart was stolen.
El Camino Real/Yorba Street (11:24 a.m.) A woman told police a man she does not know handed her his phone and told her he “just got out of the mental hospital.”
Vista Montana, 29200 Block (7:41 a.m.) A parent called deputies after pulling up to their son’s school to drop him off and the boy refused to get out of the car. The caller phoned back, roughly five minutes later, to report the boy had exited the vehicle and entered the school.
Alipaz Street, 32200 Block (2:41 a.m.) A man said one of his male roommates was beating a woman.
SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN VEHICLE
Junipero Serra Road/Interstate 5 (1:28 a.m.) A man was reportedly acting suspicious and driving in circles in the gas station parking lot.
Tuesday, March 24
Los Rios Street, 31400 Block (10:50 p.m.) Men were reportedly whistling to each other as if “signaling for drug deals” or “something is about to happen.”
BURGLARY IN PROGRESS
Via Carlos, 32100 Block (3:16 a.m.) A caller reported someone was ringing the doorbell and flashing lights in through the windows. The subject turned out to be the repo man.
Camino Capistrano, 32900 Block (2:57 a.m.) A man called 9-1-1 to report that his wife and son had been kidnapped by a man. The caller told deputies he was tracking his wife’s cell phone.
Monday, March 23
Calle Santa Barbara, 26500 Block (7:41 p.m.) A patrol check was requested when subjects were seen selling drugs to women, near the green electrical boxes.
Rancho Viejo Road, 31700 Block (7:23 p.m.) An employee at Bravo Burger called police when a customer told him he had seen a possible dead body on a nearby trail.
Avenida de la Vista, 31400 Block (12:12 p.m.) A man called police when his ex-girlfriend showed up to his work and started yelling at him.
Sea Breeze Court, 33000 Block (3:28 a.m.) A man was seen trying to remove a license plate from a vehicle.
Sunday, March 22
Ortega Highway/La Novia Avenue (9:03 p.m.) A man who had been driving a black SUV, possibly a Ford Expedition, was changing his clothes in the middle of a parking lot.
Avenida de la Vista, 30800 Block (7:01 p.m.) A man who was reportedly smoking “some kind of illegal drug,” was seen leaving on a black and white mountain bike, headed toward La Zanja.