Crime Log: Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2017

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Seal Beach Police Department

IN LEISURE WORLD

Tuesday, August 8

Identity Theft—9:56 a.m.—Thunderbird Drive, Mutual 2—A Leisure World resident said someone tried to open an account using the caller’s information. Report taken.

IN SEAL?BEACH

Monday, August 7

Theft —6:18 a.m.—Adolfo Lopez Drive—A citizen walked into the lobby of Seal Beach Police Headquarters to report that a couple of the city’s storage crates had been broken into. Point of entry: cut locks. A few details were blacked out in the log.

The log did not provide information about the value of the property that was lost.

Disturbance—6:25 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a transient man threatened to kill the caller. He was located near the front of the location, near a picnic bench. The caller’s name was blacked out in the log. Police unit 107 contacted the man and determined there was no evidence of a crime. The transient man was moving along. No further law enforcement services were required.

Animal Information—7:42 a.m.—Ironwood Avenue—The caller said the front door of the home was wide open and dogs were running around out front. The log did not describe the dogs or report how many dogs were present. The caller said there were three cars in the driveway.

The call was canceled before a unit could be dispatched when the caller phoned the police again to report that the residents were home and had taken the dogs back inside.

Citizen Assist—8:46 a.m.—Avalon Drive—The caller was waiting to enter the park and requested it be unlocked. Police unit 107 assisted.

Walk Through Requested—8:59 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller reported a broken window at the rear of the business. The caller wanted the police to walk through the business.

Police checked the interior and determined no burglary had occurred; possibly vandalism. No further law enforcement services were required at that time. The caller promised to phone the police later.

Burglary Report—9:14 a.m.—Seal Way—The caller’s garage was apparently burglarized between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Aug. 4. Loss: three paddles for a stand-up paddle board. Point of entry: cut locks. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Dogs—9:22 a.m.—Aster Street—The caller reported two dogs off leash. The caller almost hit one of the dogs as it ran across the street. Police were unable to locate the dogs.

Municipal Code Complaint—11:05 a.m.—Sandpiper Drive—The caller reported someone was arc welding and working on cars in the front yard. The caller said several young men lived at the location. The caller said cars were coming and going at all hours.

Police unit 106 contacted one of the individuals at the location, who said the house had been sold and that they would be leaving at the end of the week. Police counseled that person about the noise and the construction. That person promised to comply with the Municipal Code. A few details were blacked out in the log.

Transient—5:10 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a transient woman was smoking a cigarette in front of the location. The caller requested that police ask her to leave. Police unit 106 contacted the transient woman and apparently asked her to leave. She said she would comply. No further law enforcement services were required.

Car Burglary—5:44 p.m.—Lampson Avenue—The caller reported the burglary of a car parked along the back fence line along Lampson Avenue. Point of entry: a back window. Loss: two backseats. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Suspicious Property—6:08 p.m.—A Row, Surfside Avenue—The caller’s children found a suspicious bag on the sand. The caller was concerned that it could be a fetus. Police determined it was not a fetus. The item was a bag of squid, apparently to be used as bait. The caller was educated on cephalopods. According to the University of California Museum of Paleontology, “Cephalopods are the most intelligent, most mobile, and the largest of all molluscs. Squid, octopuses, cuttlefish, the chambered nautilus, and their relatives display remarkable diversity in size and lifestyle with adaptations for predation, locomotion, disguise, and communication.”

Suspicious Occupied Car—8:17 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man wearing a hood was hunched down in a car parked close to the front of the store. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 206 contacted the man and determined he had a family member in the store. No further law enforcement services were required.

Suspicious Occupied Car—11:04 p.m.—Fuschia Circle—The caller said a nearby house was vacant, but a car had just backed into the driveway. The car’s lights were out. The caller didn’t think anyone should be there. The caller thought someone got out of the car and went into the back yard. The caller said the same thing happened on Sunday, Aug. 6, and a man told the caller that he was a bee keeper. But the caller thinks it was unusual that anyone would be there at that hour. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 206 contacted the individual in question and determined that the resident of the house was collecting property for a move. No further law enforcement services were required.

Tuesday, August 8

Domestic Violence—9:31 a.m.—Fifth Street—The caller said a woman at the location was throwing things at him. He said she slapped him and he restrained her after that. He said he did not need medical attention. Many details were blacked out in the log. Police arrested Marriah Carin Membrino on suspicion of domestic violence.

Disturbance, Car—10:36 a.m.—B Row, Surfside Avenue—The caller said a man in a pickup truck was driving around, screaming at people to get out of the way. He was last seen going into Surfside near the water tower. He was gone when police arrived.

Traffic Hazard—12:46 a.m.—Lampson Avenue and Heather—The caller reported a tree branch down in the eastbound lanes near the curb. The branch was removed from the street.

Suspicious Person—4:58 p.m.—Tulip and Lampson—A woman carrying a notebook came to the caller’s door talking about a veterans association. The caller said the woman was also screaming at passersby. Police contacted her. Many details were blacked out in the log. Police apparently advised her to leave. As of 5:45 p.m., she was waiting for a ride. No further law enforcement services were required.

Suspicious Person—5:53 p.m.—Electric Avenue—The caller said a woman was walking back and fourth, talking and cursing to herself as she carried sticks. Police were unable to locate her.

Suspicious Person—9:21 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man was walking back and forth with a basket filled with perfume. The caller said he was on his phone and acting suspicious. The log did not specify what was suspicious about his behavior. The caller said he appeared to be by himself and the caller did not know how he arrived. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police contacted one individual near the front of the location and arrested Darin Warner Tamsen on suspicion of shoplifting.

Wednesday, August 9

Arrest—12:34 a.m.—Westminster Avenue—Police unit S22 tried to catch up to a car as it traveled westbound on Westminster Avenue, approaching Seal Beach Boulevard. Some details were blacked out of the log. At 12:41 a.m., S22 requested an additional unit.

By 1:09 a.m., based on warrants, police had arrested Miguel Angel Moncada Contreras on suspicion of drunken driving with a blood alcohol  level of 0.08 percent or more, suspicion of falsely impersonating another person, identity theft, drunken driving, and drunken driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher and suspicion of drunken driving within 10 years of a separate conviction for that offense.

Municipal Code Complaint—9:44 a.m.—10th Street—The caller said a man with a baby stroller was digging through the trash in the alley. The caller had asked him to stop before. He wasn’t taking recyclables, only trash. Police unit 107 contacted the man and advised him against trash digging.

Animal Control Problem—10:05 a.m.—Island View Drive—The caller complained that a neighborhood dog keeps attacking her child. She was advised to contact Long Beach Animal Care Services. She said she had contacted ACS four times and they had not assisted her. She wanted to speak to an officer. Counseled. The log provided no further details.

Assist Other Agency—11:07 a.m.—St. Cloud Drive and Seal Beach Boulevard—Seal Beach Police assisted the California Highway Patrol in searching for two men who possibly stole alcohol from an unknown liquor store. At 11:16 a.m., an officer spoke with a witness who saw a man run out of a location carrying water and Gatorade bottles. He got into a car and the car struck a pole. Many details were blacked out in the log. At 11:37 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies detained two individuals but were not sure if they were the suspects in question. Seal Beach Police Unit 107 apparently advised dispatch that the two individuals matched the description of the suspects. By 1:44 p.m., police had arrested John Garcia on suspicion of car theft. Police also arrested Erick Hernandez on suspicion of car theft and on suspicion of  shoplifting. According to the log, the car was wrecked.

Assist Other Agency—11:33 a.m.—Main Street—A woman fell on Main Street. The Orange County Fire Authority was en route. A few details were blacked out in the log. As of 11:33 a.m., she was conscious, breathing and talking. The Fire Authority asked for the police to secure her car. Police unit M7 took an incident report for a trip and fall.

Disturbance—3:47 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man sitting on one of the tables in front of the location was yelling an offensive word. The caller said he did not appear to be homeless. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 107 determined that he was just frustrated with his phone service.

Disturbance, Juveniles—7:10 p.m.—Jade Cove Way—The caller said two boys, approximately 14 to 15 years old, kept bouncing their basketball against the caller’s home and truck.

The caller believed they were a neighbor’s children, but provided no further description. The caller said one of them possibly left on a skateboard. They were gone when police arrived.

Thursday, August 10

Petty Theft—11:15 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller reported the grab and run theft of a carton of cigars an hour earlier. A few details were blacked out in the log. Report taken.

Suspicious Person—6:19 p.m.—Montecito Road—The caller said a man on Montecito Road near Rossmoor Center Way was standing by the trash and car wash area. He appeared to be hiding when people passed by. Police were unable to locate him.

Suspicious Person—11:47 p.m.—First Street and Marina Drive—The caller said a transient man was staring at her while she was working on her deck. He then went into the bushes at the park entrance off Marina Drive. He was gone when police arrived.

Friday, August 11

Suspicious Occupied Car—4:32 a.m.—Marlin Cove and Jade Cove Way—The caller said a man was checking door handles. Some details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 207 contacted a newspaper delivery man north of Bolsa. The man said some of the papers went under cars and he went to get them because his customers are old and he did not want them to reach under cars.

No further law enforcement services were required.

IN LOS?ALAMITOS

SUNDAY, JULY 23

Theft—9:40 a.m.—Los Alamitos Boulevard – The caller reported that a man walked in and stole a Bluetooth earpiece valued at $20. The caller told police the suspect drove off in a Toyota Matrix. No further details given.

Disturbance—6:13 p.m.—Oak Street and Katella Avenue—The caller reported that four people were beating someone up. The four individuals were ultimately arrested and the victim was transported to the local hospital.

MONDAY, JULY 24

Assistance—10:16 a.m.—Katella Avenue—The caller reported that a power line was down in the parking lot. It was found to be a downed cable and phone line, and the property owners were notified.

No further details given.

TUESDAY, JULY 25

Burglary—5:12 a.m. —Los Alamitos Boulevard—The caller reported a neighboring business’ front windows were smashed in. Police confirmed the caller’s report, took a burglary report, and notified the business owner. No further details given.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Vandalism—9:09 a.m.—Green Avenue—The caller reported their driver side mirror was kicked off and left by the caller’s car. No further details given.

Burglary—9:29 a.m.—Los Alamitos Boulevard—The caller reported their business was broken into.

Police found the point of entry was a window at the front of the business. Police took a report. No further details given.

Burglary and Car Theft—4:56 p.m.—Toland Avenue—A caller reported someone broke into his home, stole his car keys and ID, and then stole the caller’s car.

The caller estimated the loss of $10,000 for the car plus the loss of $300 for the sliding door to his home. No further details given.

Jesus Ruiz contributed to this article.

Crime Log: Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2017