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Traffic Collision Turns Into Street Fight

A selection of recent reports from the Orange County sheriff's blotter in Lake Forest.

At 11:52 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported a disturbance near the El Toro Road and Trabuco Road intersection. The informant reported that a white sports car was doing repeated burnouts on Trabuco.

At 10:46 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported petty theft in the 22300 block of El Toro Road. Two men allegedly stole several cases of beer from a Circle K near Trabuco and Montcliff Drive. One of the men was reportedly wearing a red hat. They were last seen near a .

At 8:05 p.m. Sunday, deputies arrested a 40-year-old man in the 26600 block of Towne Centre Drive. The man was allegedly drunk at the and continuously attempted to return after getting kicked out. The man was detained by deputies near Pet Smart and taken into custody on $2,500 bail. 

At 7:09 p.m. Sunday, deputies arrested a 19-year-old girl in the 26500 block of Towne Centre Drive. The girl was allegedly caught stealing from Walmart. According to the report, she also had a warrant out for her arrest from a previous charge. She was taken into custody on $15,000 bail. 

At 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a caller reported vandalism in the 22000 block of Newbridge Drive. According to the report, the informant witnessed a group of juveniles throwing rocks at passing cars.

At 4:17 p.m. Saturday, a caller reported vandalism in the 24500 block of Blackfoot Drive. According to the informant, teen partiers graffitied multiple walls after leaving a big party.

At 3:55 a.m. Saturday, deputies arrested a 21-year-old woman in the 20700 block of El Toro Road. According to the report, she was allegedly fighting with at least two men at the Riveroaks apartments. She was cited and released.

At 2:01 a.m. Saturday, a caller reported battery in the 24600 block of Via Del Rio. The informant reported that possibly drunk people started fighting at a bar before taking off in a Tacoma truck. 

At 7:34 p.m. Friday, a caller reported a disturbance near the Rockfield Boulevard and El Toro Road intersection. A man in his late 40s was reportedly causing a ruckus and yelling at customers in a CVS pharmacy. The man was last seen running towards a residential area out of the store.

At 6:18 p.m. Friday, a caller reported a disturbance near the El Toro Road and Muirlands Boulevard intersection. According to the informant, people began fighting after getting into a traffic accident. The collision knocked over a stop sign near Fuddruckers, according to the report. Firefighters responded to treat injuries.

At 4:21 p.m. Friday, a caller reported a suspected drunken driver near the Lake Forest Drive and Trabuco Road intersection. According to the report, the driver of a blue Toyota sedan was swerving, ran a red light and rear-ended another vehicle on Trabuco. The driver was last seen heading south on Lake Forest Drive.

Tennickly August 22, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I was disappointed in this story because I like a good traffic collision and fist fight, which is what the headline promised. However, I read this series of reports and it was mostly about a bunch of drunks. The crash and fist fight got top billing, but was then featured near the bottom of the list and without much detail at all. I think the stop sign being knocked down near Fudruckers supports my previous suggestion that all restaurants should be closed. Sure, the stop sign would still have been knocked down, but it would have been near an empty building or another type of business. I will probably file a lawsuit against Fudruckers because their employees should have anticipated the stop sign being knocked down and should have taken action to prevent it.
Jessica Slifca August 22, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Oh how I love your witty humor, Tennickly. Watch out, or you will be featured in another "Readers say the darnedest things" feature!
Tennickly August 23, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Fine. I'll describe the street fight. It was like the Michael Jackson Thriller video except for it was light outside and, instead of being in an alley, it was near the Fudruckers on El Toro. Fight is a misleading description. There were 30 or 40 people there with chains and sticks, some of whom had been in plenty of street fights before. They were all focused on one man and they intended to do him in. Then, they all turned into zombies, but zombies don't do sunlight so well, so they changed back into people. Then, the one man put on a jacket with a lot of zippers. He started dancing and the would be attackers couldn't resist lining up behind this man and dancing in synch with him. After that, the guy in the zipper jacket accused his girlfriend of being scared, which she quickly denied. But, there was no actual street fight.
bean August 27, 2012 at 06:52 AM
I think all traffic collisions should be resolved in fist fights by the drives of the involved vehicles. The loser's insurance company then would be required by law to pay the winner. Oh, and there should be no traffic lights or stop signs either. Mr. Bean.
bean August 27, 2012 at 07:02 AM
I bet at least one of these street fighters was driving a GM vehicle. These vehicles are so finely built you just can't help but try to punch the lights out of the other jerk for damaging your fine ride! goodnight.

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