Crime Log: Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017

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Seal Beach Police Department

In Leisure World

Thursday, August 3

Fraud—12:40 p.m.—Sunningdale Drive, Mutual 14—Someone created a fake check and linked it to the caller’s bank account. Report taken.

Petty Theft—12:49 p.m.—Annandale Drive, Mutual 1—The caller reported the theft of a beach cruiser bicycle and other property from a carport between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Report taken.

In Seal Beach

Tuesday, August 1

Welfare Check—9:15 a.m.—Jade Cove Way—The caller said his neighbor had been yelling all day. The caller expressed concern for the man’s safety. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 106 determined that the caller’s neighbor had been cleaning out his garage. No further law enforcement services were required.

Car Burglary—9:20 a.m.—First Street and Marina Drive—The crime apparently took place between 9 p.m., Monday, July 31, and 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1. Suspect: unknown. Point of entry: a smashed passenger window. Loss: a laptop, makeup bag, and a workplace identification badge. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Possible Car Burglary—9:48 a.m.—Fifth Street and Marina—The caller could see a car with a smashed window on Fifth at Marina. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 107 determined no property was lost. No further law enforcement services were required.

Municipal Code Complaint—3:29 p.m.—Landing and 14th Street—The caller said a truck parked at the corner was marked earlier in the day, but the truck’s owners rubbed the chalk off. The caller requested police respond and cite the truck for being oversized. The truck did not have a permit. A few details were blacked out in the log. Log entry.

Found Property—5:51 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported an abandoned briefcase on the breezeway.  A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 207 determined that the briefcase belonged to a transient individual who was leaving the area. No further law enforcement services were required.

Suspicious Property—5:53 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported a bag had been near the ATM for half an hour. The caller didn’t see anyone near the bag. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit S22 found a bag full of groceries. Police disposed of the bag. No further law enforcement services were required.

Robbery—6:36 p.m.—Ocean View—The caller, speaking on behalf of the victim, said an individual was knocked down and his skateboard was taken. A few details were blacked out in the log. The suspect was described as a male wearing a black hoodie, possibly Caucasian or Hispanic in appearance. The suspect was last seen running through the parking lot toward Ocean Avenue.

Traffic Hazard—8:40 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said four individuals on skateboards were going southbound on Pacific Coast Highway. The caller was concerned that they would cause an accident. Police were unable to locate them.

Wednesday, August 2

Suspicious Occupied Car—8:30 a.m.—Almond and Primrose—The caller said a man was sleeping in the passenger side of a truck parked on the south side of Almond. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 106 issued a citation to the man for having an open container of alcohol. He left the area.

Transient—11:02 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller, relaying second-hand information from employees, said a transient woman using a baby carriage as a cart was cleaning herself in the bathroom and had been loitering in the area. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police were unable to locate the woman in question.

Arrest—3:47 p.m.—First Street and Marina Drive—The caller said the driver of another car cut the caller off and almost struck the caller’s car. The caller described the driver of the other car as a woman. At 3:47 p.m., she was at Fifth Street and Marina. At 3:48 p.m., she was at Main and Electric Avenue. She was traveling eastbound on Electric, passing Main Street, then 12th Street. Then she went north on 12th Street from Electric Avenue. The caller said she was driving all over the road. The caller also said she was driving slowly. At 3:50 p.m., she had parked her car. The caller stood by in the caller’s own car. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Robyn Lynn Reimer on suspicion of drunken driving.

Thursday, August 3

Suspicious Circumstances—5:37 a.m.—Anderson and Pacific Coast Highway—The caller saw a man inside a building with a flashlight. The caller did not see a car in the area. The caller said a man in the building had a bag, possibly for changing clothes. The man was moving around. Police unit 206 told dispatch it looked like someone had been working on a Jeep. Police unit 207 contacted the owner of the property, who was present. No further law enforcement services were required.

Friday, August 4

Disturbance, Juveniles—10:50 a.m.—Electric Avenue and Main Street—The caller said four or five skateboarders were using the planters as skateboard ramps and jumping them. However, police were unable to locate the skateboarders.

Arrest—11:53 a.m.—Ocean Avenue—Seal Beach Lifeguards contacted a man and told him to leave, but he refused. He was yelling at children who tried to walk by. He was throwing sand and kicking things around. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Justin Davis Steen on suspicion of public intoxication.

Suspicious Person—3:14 p.m.—Silver Shoals Avenue—The caller said a man, possibly a transient, had been going door-to-door and was now wandering around a neighbor’s driveway. The man ran away when the caller’s dogs started barking. He was last seen walking toward Coastline. Police unit 141 contacted the man at Coastline and Silver Shoals. A few details were blacked out in the log. He was interviewed in the field.

Disturbance, Juveniles—7:40 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said eight to 10 boys and girls, of unspecified age, were in the store, creating a disturbance. They were throwing things in the store. Then they went to another location and made a mess by throwing construction debris. Some details were blacked out in the log. They were gone when police arrived.

Disturbance, Party—11:01 p.m.—Seal Way—The caller said possibly 20 to 30 teenagers were drinking and partying. However, police unit 207 determined the drinking allegation was unfounded. Police unit 207 issued the first response notice to the person responsible.

Saturday, August 5

Pedestrian Check—1:58 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Warner—Police unit 241 stopped and checked on a pedestrian. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Roberto Alemon on suspicion of public intoxication.

Injured Animal—5:11 a.m.—405 Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a dog appeared to have been hit in the southbound traffic lanes. The caller didn’t know if the dog was still alive. The dog was no longer present when police arrived.

Attempted Theft—9:18 a.m.—10th Street—The caller said a man tried to take a bicycle from her balcony around 4 a.m. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Suspicious Person—1:55 p.m.—Ocean Avenue—The caller said a man had been in a car with the doors wide open for the past hour. The caller told police the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Police unit 106 contacted the man in the car. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police determined that the man was repairing his car. No further law enforcement services were required.

Possible Drugs—2:08 p.m.—Main Street—The caller said a man and a woman were smoking crack. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police determined that they were only smoking marijuana. No further law enforcement services were required.

Traffic Collision—11:08 p.m.—Ocean Avenue and Fifth Street—Multiple callers reported a traffic collision at the location. One caller advised that medics were needed. Some details were blacked out in the log. A woman was transported to another location. Many details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested John Watts on suspicion of drunken driving.

Sunday, August 6

Disturbance, Family—12:39 a.m.—Marina Drive—The caller reported hearing a woman yelling. Another woman heard an argument between a man and a woman. According to one of the callers, there was an ongoing issue with the woman screaming a lot. Many details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Cameron Guadalupe on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Municipal Code Complaint—6:33 a.m.—11th Street and Seal—The caller said people were camping on the beach near one of the towers. They were gone when police arrived.

Counseling—11:34 a.m.—Adolfo Lopez Drive—The caller said that 20 minutes prior to the call to the police, a man who surrendered his dog to the Seal Beach Animal Care Center on Saturday, Aug. 5, came back on Sunday, Aug. 6, and tried to take the dog back. A few details were blacked out in the log. The caller was counseled.

Arrest—6:49 p.m.—13th Street and Ocean Avenue—The caller reported a motorist driving recklessly, possibly drunk. One of the car’s mirrors was hanging off the vehicle. The caller didn’t know the license number of the suspect’s car. At 6:50 p.m., the caller reported that the car struck a small pole by the apartments and the alley. At 6:52 p.m., a second caller reported seeing the car try to drive on to the beach at 12th Street and Seal. The car then went back on Seal and started moving toward Main Street. At 6:53 p.m., the car stopped in the middle of the alley between 11th and 12th streets. At 6:54 p.m., a citizen tried to stop the car. The caller then reported that the engine was off and the driver’s side door was open. The caller said the driver appeared to be cooperating and was still in the car. The caller flagged down the officer. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Kathryn Martinez on suspicion of drunken driving.

Extra Patrol Checks Requested—6:57 p.m.—Adolfo Lopez Drive—The caller said the man who had attempted to steal his dog back (see the Aug. 6, 11:34 a.m. entry) was back at the location, loitering in a car. The caller requested extra patrol checks in case he tried to take the dog again

Crime Log: Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017