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Crime Log: Sept. 2-Sept. 17, 2017 Compiled By Charles M. Kelly | Fri, Oct 06 2017 12:05 AM

IN LEISURE WORLD


Thursday, September 7

Disturbance—3:14 p.m.—Golden Rain Road, Mutual Unknown—The caller, relaying second hand information, reported a fight between two neighbors, a man and a woman. As of 3:17 p.m., the caller reported seeing the man push the woman. The caller didn’t know what they were fighting about. By that time, the woman was watering her lawn and the man went back inside. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police contacted the man and determined that the argument was a dispute over the property line. Matter solved.

Friday, September 8

Injured Animal—12:15 p.m.—Sunningdale Road, Mutual 14—The caller reported an injured raccoon in front of the caller’s home. Referred to Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Saturday, September 9

Identity Theft—12:14 p.m.—Prestwick Road, Mutual 7—A Leisure World man came to police headquarters to report that his identity may have been stolen. He had not suffered a financial loss, but he had been advised that his Social Security number was now associated with someone else’s name. Report taken.

Wednesday, September 13

Property for Destruction—9:30 a.m.—Pelham Road, Mutual Unknown—The caller had an air pistol that looked real and so the caller wanted it destroyed. Report taken.

IN SEAL BEACH

Saturday, September 2

Welfare Check—9:58 a.m.—13th Street—The caller reported hearing a child screaming for the past couple of hours at an unknown location. The caller thought it sounded like the screaming was coming from a location south of the caller, who was working in a garage at the time. Police were unable to locate the source of the reported screaming.

Municipal Code Complaint—10:21 a.m.—Bayside Drive—The caller said a man got out of a car and urinated on the caller’s car. There was a second person in the suspect’s car. The individual who urinated was now in the driver’s seat of that car. Some details, including the suspect’s name, were blacked out in the log. Police interviewed him in the field.

Municipal Code Complaint—12 noon—Ocean Avenue—A church group was selling ice cream. The caller asked the group if they had a permit. When they couldn’t produce one and verbally fought with him, the caller asked them to move a bit down Ocean Avenue to avoid conflict. A few details, including the name of the church group, were blacked out in the log. They were gone when police arrived.

Suspicious Occupied Car—7:24 p.m.—College Park Drive—Police unit 241 stopped a car that was apparently occupied by two individuals. Some details were blacked out in the log. Based on warrants, police arrested Phillip Alvarez on suspicion of driving without a valid license, failing to provide proof of insurance and jaywalking.

Welfare Check—11:08 p.m.—Lampson Avenue and Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said an elderly man in a tuxedo was walking westbound in the eastbound lanes on the south side of the street. Police unit S21 contacted the man and took him to his home in Rossmoor.

Sunday, September 3

Arrest—7:33 a.m.—Marina Drive—Police unit S20 contacted the occupants of a car. Police arrested Douglas Amira on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substances formerly classified as a restricted dangerous drug. Police also arrested Natividad Verdugo on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substances formerly classified as a restricted dangerous drug.

Arrest—3:59 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported that a swerving car almost hit the caller’s car. The caller followed the suspect’s car. By 4:01 p.m., the suspect’s car had passed Bolsa and was still swerving in the middle lane. By 4:02 p.m., the car had passed Apollo. By 4:03 p.m., the car had passed Westminster. By 4:04 p.m., the caller told dispatch that responding officers were approaching the correct car. The driver apparently pulled over at that time. Some details, including the name of the driver of the swerving car, were blacked out in the log. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of drunken driving.

Petty Theft—4:38 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said an individual stole a pack of beer and an employee was chasing the suspect. The suspect was last seen leaving the parking lot and going onto Bolsa. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Panhandler—4:54 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man near the doors of the location was begging for money. A few details, including the man’s name, were blacked out in the log. Police interviewed him in the field.

Disturbance, Music—7:35 a.m.—Ocean Avenue—The caller said three cars were lined up along the back of the beach lot with loud music blasting. According to the caller, a group of individuals had been screaming and unruly in the beach lot for a couple of hours. Police were unable to locate them.

Monday, September 4

Petty Theft—11:52 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said someone took the wallet from her purse while the purse was in a shopping cart. The crime apparently took place about five minutes prior to the call to police. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Animal Welfare Check—1:23 p.m.—Main Street—The caller said two dogs had been left inside a car for more than 30 minutes with the windows barely cracked and no water. A few details were blacked out in the log. They were gone when police arrived.

Suspicious Occupied Car—7:57 p.m.—Main Street—Police unit S22 stopped a car and contacted the driver. A few details were blacked out in the log. Based on a warrant, police arrested Ricardo Adrian Naranjo on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Pedestrian Check—10:39 p.m.—First Street and Ocean Avenue—Police unit 207 contacted a pedestrian of unspecified gender because the individual was wobbling. It turned out the individual was wobbly due to exercising. No further law enforcement services were required.

Tuesday, September 5

Grand Theft From a Car—1:10 p.m.—Catalina Avenue—The caller reported that sometime during Saturday night, Sept. 2, someone may have popped the window of the caller’s car and taken seats. The number and nature of the seats were blacked out in the log. The caller said the car was locked. Report taken.

Fraud—3:27 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—An individual came to police headquarters to report that someone tried to use the individual’s personal information to try to open up a credit account. Report taken.

Disturbance—4:24 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man on a bicycle was in the drive thru lane at the location and appeared to the caller to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He verbally fought with the caller and peddled off in an unknown direction. The caller didn’t see any weapons. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the man on the bike.

Wednesday, September 6

Arrest—10:27 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson—The caller said the driver of a car kept turning his signals and windshield wipers on. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 107 arrested Sherwin Dilmagani on suspicion of drunken driving.

Counseling—2:18 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—An individual came to police headquarters to complain about possibly being double charged at a store on Seal Beach Boulevard. She said she believed an employee at the business ran a second charge through when she picked up an order. Report taken.

Thursday, September 7

Identity Theft—10:28 a.m.—Electric Avenue—The caller said someone used the caller’s information to open an account. Some details were blacked out in the log. No loss. Log entry.

Counseling—11:04 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—An individual went to police headquarters to report that a man tampered with the individual’s car, damaging it. The citizen was in a parking lot at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, when a man approached him and claimed to be able to fix what was wrong with the citizen’s car.  Loss: cash, the amount of which was blacked out in the log.

Friday, September 8

Drugs—12:49 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller reported finding drugs in the room of a guest who had checked out. The caller also suspected the guest of fraud. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 107 was unable to confirm that a criminal law had been violated. Report taken for property found.

Car Burglary—1:42 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—Sometime between 8:50 and 10:10 a.m., someone pried the lock of the caller’s car and stole an iPad. The caller did not desire a report. Log item given.

Saturday, September 9

Hazard—11:34 a.m.—Sixth Street—The caller said a tree was down and partly blocking the street. The caller told dispatch that the caller was handling the matter as the tree was privately owned. Log entry.

Disturbance—2:03 p.m.—Seventh Street—The caller said a man and a woman were fighting. The woman had locked herself in a truck parked behind the location. The caller was not involved. By 2:04 p.m., the man and woman were outside the car, talking in front of the location. Police located the two at about 2:07 p.m. A few details were blacked out in the log. By 2:22 p.m., the man had left. Report taken.

Sunday, September 10

Disturbance—1:54 p.m.—Lampson Avenue—A woman came to police headquarters to report that a man became argumentative with her at about 10 a.m. that day for bringing more than three dogs in the park. She said they had a tug of war and she was injured. Some details were blacked out in the log.

Citizen Assist—3:40 p.m.—12th Street—The caller asked for a police officer to check the garage off the alley at the location. If it was open, the caller requested the officer close it and then leave by way of the patio. It turned out the door was already closed. Assisted.

Monday, September 11

Animal Information—9:49 a.m.—Pansy Circle—The caller was doing construction and apparently found a live opossum inside his wall. Referred to Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Petty Theft—1:02 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—An individual came to police headquarters to report that at about 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, someone took the individual’s wallet from a shopping car. Log entry.

Tuesday, September 12

Possible DUI—12:41 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and First Street—The caller saw a car swerving. The caller was no longer in the area. The caller saw the car turn southbound on Fifth Street. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police were unable to locate the suspicious cart.

Welfare Check—6:06 a.m.—Kitts and Westminster—The caller said a man did not get on the bus whenever one passed by. Someone told the caller the man might be mentally ill. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police were unable to locate the man.

Panhandling—8:49 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster—The caller said a transient man was on the center divider, begging for money. He was gone when police arrived.

Wednesday, September 13

Possible Car Burglary—6 a.m.—Candleberry and Violet—The caller reported a car with its doors open on Violet. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police found no sign of forced entry. The interior appeared disturbed, but the registered owner of the car said there was no known loss. No report desired. The caller offered to call back if it turned out there had been a loss.

Disturbance—9:43 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a customer was opening items and eating things. The caller also said she was creating a disturbance, yelling and screaming at the customers. At 9:44 a.m., she was out front. Someone tried to get her to leave. A few details were blacked out in the log. The caller did not want to prosecute her for the few items she took. Police interviewed the woman in the field. She was warned that she could be arrested for trespassing if she returned. As of 10:05 a.m., she was headed to Long Beach.

Thursday, September 14

Welfare Check—1:37 a.m.—Heather Circle—The caller requested a welfare check on a woman whose name was blacked out in the log. The caller advised that she had received a call from the woman that she had fallen and needed help. By 1:50 a.m., police had contacted the woman in question. Although she had fallen, the woman declined medical treatment. She was given a cell phone to keep close to her. No further police services were required.

Peddler—12:45 p.m.—Southshore Drive—The caller gave money to a woman who said she was collecting for a veterans fund. But now he wanted the money back. The amount of the money he gave her was blacked out in the log, as were a few other details. He said she had shown the caller checks that other people had given her. The caller did not believe she had a permit. Another caller reported two men collecting money for veterans. The second caller gave police the names that the two men had given him. Police contacted the first caller and counseled him about giving money to solicitors. Police were unable to locate the solicitors.

Friday, September 15

Suspicious Person or Circumstances—8:15 a.m.—Island View and Bolsa—The caller said a man on a bicycle appeared to be looking into cars. A few details were blacked out in the log. He stopped to speak with a second man. Police unit 107 determined the man on the bike was a resident of Island View. No further law enforcement services were required.

Municipal Code Complaint—9:07 p.m.—Marina Drive and First Street—The caller said an unspecified number of individuals were living in an RV. Their dogs were barking and keeping residents up. Some details were blacked out in the log. The caller requested the RV be checked. If there was no violation at that time, the caller requested the RV be checked again at 2 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, for being oversized. Police interviewed the occupants of the RV in the field. They were warned against violating the Municipal Code.

Saturday, September 16

Disturbance, Noise—4:05 a.m.—Seal Way—The caller complained about a tractor on the sand that was making loud noises. The caller didn’t want contact with the police. Police unit 207 contacted a Public Works employee who was advised about the noise complaint. No further law enforcement services were required.

Disturbance, Noise—5:49 a.m.—Seal Way—The caller was upset about a city worker using a tractor on the beach. The caller said this was the second time he had called about this issue. He wanted to speak with an officer about the matter. He waited for the officer in the parking lot.

Theft From a Car—10:20 a.m.—Crestview Avenue—The caller said sometime during the night, someone took a few hundred dollars from the caller’s car. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Sunday, September 17

Petty Theft—2:44 p.m.—Main Street—The caller said a man took pictures from the business. He apparently fled on a bicycle. The caller was a customer who chased the man. The caller got the suspect’s cell phone. By 2:46 p.m., the caller said another individual tackled the man, which might have caused damage to a parked truck. The lost property had been recovered. Police contacted the caller. Another unit contacted the registered owner of the car. A third police unit was en route to pick up the suspect’s bicycle. Police collected the suspect’s bike, phone and sunglasses from the scene.

Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Petty Theft—4:23 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller reported having an adult in custody. Some details, including whatever property had been taken, was blacked out in the log. The log described the suspect as cooperative. Police arrested Kelly Gill on suspicion of shoplifting, suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, and suspicion of a controlled substance formerly classified as a restricted dangerous drug.

IN LOS ALAMITOS

WEDNESDAY, September 27

Disturbance—12:19 p.m.—Noel Street—The caller said a transient man kept going into the caller’s backyard. When the caller confronted the transient, he became very angry. The person knocked over items in the backyard, according to the caller. Police were unable to locate the man.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Disturbance—1:52 p.m.—Lilly Avenue—The caller said someone threw a rock into the caller’s backyard while a baby shower was taking place there. Two people who possibly could’ve been involved were seen near the area, according to the caller. Police were unable to locate the perpetrators.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Suspicious Person—7:08 p.m.—Los Alamitos Boulevard—The caller said a young man came into the restaurant and attempted to touch a waitress and customer. The caller said he looked intoxicated. Police arrested Brandon Issac Swearingen, 22, on suspicion of public intoxication.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Robbery—12:18 p.m.—Sausalito Street—The caller reported $450 was stolen from a business by a man wearing a facemask and a straw hat. The caller said the man stole the cash drawer before leaving the business.  From the police log, the suspect was not found. No further details given.

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