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Sheriff’s Blotter: Gun Owner Worries When His Lights Go Out

Also, a couple of guys appear to be breaking into a residence, and an unstable person arrives in time for the Super Bowl.

A man who owned about a dozen guns arrived at his residence late Sunday night, only to see his kitchen light turn off as he approached.

According to the blotter of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, no one should have been inside the residence when the man arrived. The front door was locked when he arrived home, but he waited outside and called 9-1-1.

He also indicated that he owned about a dozen pistols, which were in the hallway and an upstairs bedroom, but he wasn't carrying any weapons himself.

Deputies entered the residence but didn't find anyone. There was no report of any guns missing.

The call was made Sunday, 10:29 p.m., from the 21300 block of Beechwood Way.

It looks like a break-in

An attentive resident called on the OCSD while witnessing what appeared to be a burglary in progress Sunday evening at the Serrano Creek Villas in Lake Forest.

The caller spotted two males banging on the window of the condominium directly across the driveway from his own residence, according to the blotter of the OCSD. The informant couldn't tell if the men broke the window, but eventually saw them inside with four other subjects.

However, it was soon revealed that the subjects lived at the residence and were trying to get in through the window because they locked themselves out.

The call came in around 7:41 p.m. on Friday, from the 26000 block of Serrano Court.

Schizophrenic adult located

About the time most people were setting down to watch the Super Bowl, a schizophrenic man who had recently left Royale Health Care Center in Santa Ana showed up uninvited at a friend's house. The man helped himself into the garage without permission, and began screaming at himself. 

Deputies used the taser to gain control of the man, who was described as being 6 feet 2 inches and 230 pounds. After being taken to Saddleback Hospital he was returned to Royale.

The call came in at 3:11 p.m. on Sunday, from the 27300 block of Eastridge Drive.


The following is a summary report of calls from Lake Forest to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from Feb. 1-3.

Disturbance
Sunday, 8:57 p.m., 25200 block of Oak Canyon Lane. An informant requested a welfare check on her roommate, who called her stating that he was in a fight with his friend over possibly finding heroin.

Disturbance
Sunday, 8:00 p.m., 23200 block of Orange Avenue. A caller reported that a neighbor pushed the caller’s son out of the neighbor’s house and twisted the son’s arm. There were no visible injuries and no prosecution was desired.

Suspicious person/circumstances
Sunday, 5:28 p.m., 19400 block of Saddleback Ranch Road. An informant reported that she went to Portola Elementary School to decorate for Teacher’s Appreciation Week, and found benches broken and other items damaged. She saw five male juveniles sitting on the wall between a housing complex and the school. It is unknown if they were related to the incident.

Sniper activity
Sunday, 3:09 p.m., Lake Forest Drive and Serrano Road. A female reported that her rear window was shot out. The suspect’s son stated to police that his father, who was later taken into custody, hit the window with his fist.

Disturbance
Sunday, 10:01 a.m., 25400 block of Elderwood. A man, allegedly drunk and a previous incident of assault with a deadly weapon, was reported by his parent for breaking things in their residence. The Orange County Fire Authority was called for taser deployment.

Disturbance—music or party
Saturday, 8:57 p.m., 26300 block of Vintage Woods Road. An informant, at a loud party in which profanities were being yelled, complained about a female who sounded as if she was trying to pick fights with other partygoers.

Vandalism in process
Saturday, 2:36 p.m., 23100 block of Los Alisos Boulevard. A caller reported four to five juveniles spray painting under a bridge.

Suspicious person/circumstances
Saturday, 10:59 a.m., Dimension Drive and Canada Road. A man jumped into traffic near Blair’s Towing and tried to stop the traffic.

Disturbance
Saturday, 2:35 a.m., 22100 block of Rimhurst Drive. A caller from the Trabuco Woods Apartments reported that his mother’s boyfriend was drunk and tried to fight the informant, who was then chased outside by the boyfriend. There were no weapons or drugs involved.

Disturbance
Saturday, 12:09 a.m., 20700 block of El Toro Road. There was a physical fight between a drunk man and another man, who had been under the influence of marijuana.

Suspicious person/circumstances
Friday, 10:02 p.m., Auto Center Drive and Towne Centre Drive. An older man with Huntington’s disease was seen riding a bicycle erratically and going through multiple red lights. He refused medical attention before being released to his ex-wife by deputies.

Citizen assist, Friday, 8:41 p.m., 21700 block of Montbury Drive. A caller reported someone left a a flaming bag of dog poop on her front porch.

Suspicious person/circumstances Friday, 4:04 p.m., 23100 block of Ridge Route Drive. Three males and one female were seen smoking possible drugs at Village Pond Park.

Citizen assist
Friday, 9:15 a.m., 25800 block of Trabuco Road. An informant reported a possible computer hacking by her ex-boyfriend.

Vandalism report
Friday, 8:17 a.m., 23000 block of Village Drive. A caller reported gang graffiti on his gate.

You can read about more incidents on the Orange County Sheriff's Department blotter.

These reports are culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.

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