Crime Log


Tuesday, January 4

• Counseling (Priority 3)—11:55 a.m.—Merion Way (Leisure World)—The reporting person had just acquired the residence. According to the reporting person, the contract said that an item (not specified in the police log) was supposed to be left for the reporting person. But it was not there. The previous resident had apparently sold the item. The reporting person wanted to file a theft report. The reporting person was counseled.

• Burglary Report (Priority 3)—12:32 p.m.—Bayside Drive (The Hill)—Point of entry: a door. (The specific door was redacted in the log.) Loss: cash, jewelry, coins, and miscellaneous items. Report taken.

• Welfare Check (Priority 2)—3:34 p.m.—Lampson Avenue and Heather Street (College Park East)—The reporting person saw a boy who appeared to be 12 hiding behind a tree. Two men were talking to the boy. The reporting person speculated that the child might have special needs. As of 3:46 p.m., police determined that the boy was with two caregivers.

• Welfare Check (Priority 2)—3:57 p.m.—Ocean Place and First Street (Old Town)—The reporting person saw a male of unspecified age trying to use a power sail on a surfboard. The reporting person did not believe he knew what he was doing. The reporting person feared he would get hurt. However, he apparently checked out OK.

• Welfare Check (Priority 2)—6:06 p.m.—First Street—A woman asked police to check on the well-being of her 22-month-old child. The child was with her husband. She was at LAX. Her car broke down. Her husband did not answer her calls. As of 6:13 p.m., police left a voice message for her husband. As of 6:20 p.m., she had called back and said her child was OK.

• Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—6:53 p.m.—North Gate Road—The reporting person saw a man walking around a building and looking in the windows and doors of a business. Police determined he was OK. He was trying to visit his mother.

• Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—7:44 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway (Old Town)—A male of unknown age was seen looking into cars. He also urinated on the back of the liquor store. As of 7:48 p.m., the reporting person was no longer observing the male in question and was going home. The reporting person did not want contact with police. The man in question was gone when police arrived.

• Disturbing Individual (Priority 2)—11:36 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The reporting person was a pressure washer. The pressure washer was at work when another man walked up to the pressure washer and threatened to kill the pressure washer. The man told the pressure washer that he had a gun. The pressure washer didn’t see a gun. Police performed a patrol check of the area. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Wednesday, January 5

• Transient (Priority 3)—9:23 a.m.—Edinger Avenue—The reporting person complained about an apparently transient individual who had been aggressively stomping and verbally abusive. As of 10:04 a.m., police had apparently contacted the man in question and counseled him. He was leaving the area.

• Reported DUI (Priority 2)—4:06 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway—The reporting person told police that a van almost struck the reporting person’s vehicle. As of 4:07 p.m., the reporting person saw the driver of the van run into curbs and observed the driver in question on his phone. As of 4:57 p.m., the driver was in custody. Police arrested Angelo Edwardo Tamayoloza on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

• Fraud Report (Priority 2)—4:34 p.m.—Ironwood Avenue—Someone used the reporting person’s EDD card to make purchases and to transfer money to a bank account. The reporting person was counseled. The reporting person was expected to return Thursday, Jan. 6, with paperwork.

• Disturbance (Priority 2)—5:10 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The reporting person, apparently a customer at the location, reported being threatened by another customer, a woman. First, they had a dispute over parking and now the other customer was threatening to spray him (the reporting person). Report taken.

• Grand Theft Report (Priority 3)—9:26 p.m.—First Street—A catalytic converter was stolen from a car during the night. Report taken.

Thursday, January 6

• Arrest—10:25 a.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—Police received a report about a man who had been talking to himself. As of 10:27 a.m., he was seen lifting his shirt and showing his stomach. As of 10:49 a.m., he had been counseled about his behavior and then was reportedly involved with an alleged battery on Main Street. As of 10:50 a.m., police contacted the reported victim. An employee at the location said the man also hit a customer. Police contacted the man in question again. As of 10:53 a.m., he was in custody. As of 11:07 a.m., a parole hold was granted. As of 12:24 p.m., he was arrested on suspicion of violating parole, assault, and battery.

Friday, January 7

• Parole Arrest—10:49 a.m.—Fir Avenue (College Park East)—The reporting person told police that a man was sitting on her neighbor’s wall, drinking alcohol and smoking. As of 11:19 a.m., police had detained one person. Based on an outstanding warrant, police arrested Merson Omar Morales on suspicion of violating parole.

Saturday, January 8

• Disturbing Juveniles (Priority 3)—3:54 p.m.—Bolsa Avenue—Kids were playing lacrosse at the location. The reporting person told police that his window was broken by a lacrosse ball in December 2021. He told police to ask them to move to a different part of the field and according to the reporting person they refused. As of 4:11 p.m., police contacted the juveniles. As of 4: 15 p.m., both parties had been counseled.

According to the log, the reporting person asked the responding officer to order the juveniles to move and asked the officer to get their names in case of future damage.

The officer spoke with the juveniles. They were described in the log as very respectful. They told the officer they had been at the location five to six times in the past month. They told the officer that the reporting person must not remember them as he reportedly spoke with them every time they have been at the location. The told the officer that they believed it was very unlikely for a ball to cause damage as they were not throwing hard, but they agreed that if a ball did cause damage, they would provide the reporting person with a name and phone number.

• Grand Theft Report (Priority 3)—6:04 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The reporting person reported the loss of a motorcycle helmet off his bike. He provided police with suspect information. The value of the stolen property was redacted in the log, but grand theft is defined as the taking of property or cash worth more than $950. Report taken.

• Disturbing Individuals (Priority 2)—8:02 p.m.—Old Ranch Parkway—Police received a report that two drunk customers at a business, a man and a woman, were trying to get their keys.

As of 8:03 p.m., the reporting person told police that they were both stumbling. As of 8:04 a.m., they were reportedly being aggressive with each other—not staff. As of 8:28 p.m., police contacted them. The man and the woman were platonic friends, both drunk, arguing about personal problems.  According to the log, the woman grabbed the man by the shirt and he tried to push her off. Both the man and the woman were allowed to remain on the property to sober up before the business gave them their keys. No one wanted to prosecute anyone on charges of assault and/or battery.

Sunday, January 9

• Car Burglary (Priority 3)—8:31 a.m.—Marina Drive (Old Town)—Point of entry: a broken rear passenger window. Loss: unknown at that time. Report taken.

• Transient (Priority 3)—12:46 p.m.—First Street and Pacific Coast Highway—Police received a report of a man apparently described as a transient lying on a bus bench under a plaid blanket. As of 1:05 p.m., police provided the man with resources.

Monday, January 10

• Transient (Priority 3)—Seal Beach Boulevard—Security at the location was with a trespassing transient man who was sleeping in the lobby of one of the buildings. He was covered with a blanket and security was unable to determine if he had any weapons. As of 6:23 a.m., the man in question claimed he had COVID and needed to go to the hospital. Police notified fire/paramedics. As of 6:37 a.m., a report was taken that referenced possible COVID exposure. The transient man was transported.

• Petty Theft (Priority 2)—10:48 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The reporting person said a suspect left with items. He reportedly attempted to hit an employee with his car, but did not make contact. The original description of the car was of a Chevy, but the license plate information was for a Dodge Charger.

The initial report suggested the suspect possibly took a 12 pack of beer and possibly other items. As of 11:13 p.m., the loss was determined to be two bottles of alcohol. Report taken.

Tuesday, January 11

• Car Burglary (Priority 3)—Marina Drive (Old Town)—Point of entry: a smashed rear window. Loss: a toolbox and jacket. The value of the loss was unknown at the time.

Report taken.