Sheriff's Blotter: Love Spat—and A Bat

In addition, a person disappears on a silver bicycle, and an empty house is a happenin' place.

An intoxicated man in his twenties apparently couldn't handle it. At least, that's what he was yelling to the neighborhood.

According to the blotter of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the young gentleman—allegedly also under the influence of drugs—was bellowing out, "I can't handle it!"

But he could handle a baseball bat, which he carried around the Westridge Apartment complex while yelling obscenities at his girlfriend.

The call came in around 1:11 a.m. on Friday, from the 26500 block of Normandale Drive.

Deaf person reported missing

An informant called Orange County Sheriff Deputies to look for a deaf and presumably “mentally delayed” adult who left his house at 10 p.m. on a silver bicycle. According to the caller, the cyclist was possibly en route to a church service in Long Beach that would take place on Saturday.

The call came in Friday, around 11:08 p.m., from the 22800 block of Loumont Drive.

Nobody's home but there's a party inside

Sometimes it's hard to let go, and for a minor in Lake Forest, his home turned into a party house after it was foreclosed on.

Deputies were called to a residence on Cavanaugh that had been vacant for two weeks, but an informant noticed a large number of juveniles and vehicles had congregated at the location. A couple ran out the building when police approached, but inside they found 17 young adults having a party. 

One of those was a minor son of the previous homeowner. According to a family member, the house is now bank-owned.

The call was dispatched Friday, about 8:45 p.m.

Mail truck dinged just short of home base

A United States Postal Service big rig was involved in a traffic accident with a pickup in front of the post office. There were no injuries. The call was dispatched Friday, 4:46 p.m.

The following is a summary report of calls from Lake Forest to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from January 25 to January 27.

Robbery in Progress 3:19 p.m. Sunday, 23800 block of El Toro Road. The suspect, who was wearing a black beanie, was last seen driving towards Rockfield Boulevard near a restaurant.

Traffic hazard Sunday, 1:56 p.m., Via del Rio and Trabuco. A tree estimated to be 80 feet tall at Ascension Cemetery fell, damaging the cemetary fence and presenting a traffic hazard. Within about two hours the tree was removed from the sidewalk and roadway.

Unknown trouble Saturday, 3:17 p.m., 24500 block of Overlake. Deputies were called upon to investigate a dead body.

Traffic Accident Saturday, 2:11 a.m., on Portola Parkway and Pauling. An automobile accident in which a car knocked over a street light and broke an irrigation valve landed a person in the hospital. The victim was extracted and taken to Mission Hospital. Southern California Edison was contacted to remove the street light, which was blocking the roadway and had exposed wires. The City was contacted to address the irrigation valve.

Suspicious circumstances Friday, 9:53 p.m., 23400 block of Dune Mear. A man called police to report that he believed someone was walking on the top of his house.

Disturbance—family dispute Friday, 9:11 p.m., 24300 block of Grass Street. An 8-year-old informant called 9-1-1 to report that her 19-year-old sister was beating her up and that she had been hit over the head with a stroller.

Disturbance—family dispute Friday, 6:33 p.m., 22300 block of Ridge Route. An informant contacted OCSD to complain of a nearby family argument in which a small child was present. The caller indicated the male half was throwing things and it was an ongoing problem. The caller also said that the family turns on the water in the residence so that nobody can hear them yelling—which, apparently, doesn't work.

Disturbance Friday, 5:17 p.m., on Jeronimo Road and El Toro Road. A caller reported more than a dozen day laborers were loitering at the rear of a liquor store.

Petty theft Friday, 4:22 p .m., 24200 block of Rockfield. A man with a small child picked up a bag outside the Wells Fargo Bank. The informant thinks the man might have thought the bag was abandoned; it was not.

Suspicious person/circumstances Friday, 3:55 p.m., 23100 block of Ridge Route. A caller reported four juveniles who appeared to be smoking marijuana. They were in possession of less than an ounce and were cited.

Suspicious Person/Circumstances Friday, 2:57 p.m., on Trabuco and Cherry. A caller reported a man in his 50s, possibly unstable, was walking back and forth across the street and acting as if something was wrong. Police learned he was on probation.

Citizen assist Friday, 1:41 p.m., El Toro and Rockefield. A man insisted he paid for items at the Goodwill store with a $100 bill but the cashier stated differently.

Hit and run Friday, 1:10 p.m., Lake Forest and Rockfield. A woman reported that her Toyota Prius was hit by a newer looking black Mercedes 500, who then drove away. The driver of the Mercedes was an older female.

Suspicious Person/Circumstances 9:02 a.m. Friday, on El Toro Road and Muirlands Boulevard. A man in his 30s was seen looking into car windows and checking door handles. The man was a known probationer, according to deputies who contacted him.

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.

Jessica Slifca January 30, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Any idea what happened on Bake and Portola? Candles and a memorial. ????
JustUs January 31, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Probably one of those unreported crimes that Jim Gardner refers to in his blogs.


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