Crime Log Compiled by Charles M. Kelly
Thursday, May 31
Identity Theft—2:51 p.m.—Fir Avenue—Someone used another’s identity to get money or property from the victim.
Friday, June 1
Petty Theft from Coin Operated Machine—Between 10 p.m., Thursday, May 31, and 7:01 a.m., Friday, June 1—Ocean Avenue—The log did not include the amount of money taken. However, petty theft is generally defined as the taking of cash or property worth less than $950.
Hit and run with Property Damage—5:39 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—No further details were provided.
Vandalism—7:13 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—No further details were provided.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Edgar Manuel was arrested on suspicion of selling or providing liquor to a minor.
Arrest—Electric Avenue—Police arrested Curtis Allen Ebling on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving alcohol.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Jordan Nicole Davis on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise worth less than $950.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Thalia Francine Fuentes on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise worth less than $950.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Jordan Yeshua on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise worth less than $950.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Posten Randle on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise worth less than $950.
Saturday, June 2
Arrest—Main Street—Police arrested Bertha Rucal on suspicion of selling or providing liquor to a minor. The Main Street address was blacked out in the log.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Mitchell David Kaylor on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving alcohol.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway and Balboa Drive—Police arrested Dray Wang Taijer on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of a controlled narcotic substance.
Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Amanda Hen on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent, according to the log.
Sunday, June 3
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Kevin James Forrest King on suspicion of disorderly conduct: lodging at a location without the owners consent.
Municipal Code Complaint—Between 5:21 and 6:19 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and 10 Street—Police observed or received a report of something or someone obstructing public property at or near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 10th Street. No further details provided.
Wednesday, June 6
Petty Theft—Between 1:59 and 2 p.m.—Sixth Street—No further details were provided.
Arrest—Ocean Avenue—Police arrested David Arthur Cook on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving alcohol.
Thursday, June 7
Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Victor Garcia on suspicion of obstructing or resisting a peace officer or emergency technician.
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Tuesday, June 5
Car Theft—9:11 p.m.—Thunderbird Drive and Golden Rain Road—Someone stole a woman’s car.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Suspicious Person—11:56 p.m.—Reefton Avenue—The caller reported that her husband had arrived home to find a suspicious man on the porch. The husband had asked the caller to call 911. The caller was disabled and unable to get out of bed. Her husband was texting her that he was OK, but the caller had no further information. The husband followed the individual along Scandia and advised the caller that the individual was a woman, not a man. Patrol contacted the woman and detained her and requested a search. She was identified and found to have been charged with petty theft. The woman was in custody.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Robbery—7:40 p.m.—Katella Avenue—The caller reported that an individual had stolen a cell phone case after brandishing a taser as a weapon. The individual discharged the taser as a threat to security and put the cell phone case in his waistband. The subject was described as a man, who appeared to be Hispanic, 22-23 years old, and carrying a green backpack. The caller had lost sight of the man after he left the store. Patrol located an individual fitting the description and detained him while security was en route. A positive ID was made.
Suspicious Occupied Vehicle—9: 31 p.m.—Claremore Avenue—The caller reported a dark colored Honda occupied by two men who appeared to be Hispanic who were wearing hoodies. The vehicle was parked just inside the entrance to the bungalows, to the right. The subjects were seen walking through the complex slowly before getting back into the vehicle and they were unknown to the area. Patrol contacted the subjects, who said they were dropping off a friend who lived in the complex. The subjects checked out ok.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
Malicious Mischief to Vehicles—1:58 a.m.—Katella Avenue—The caller reported that the tires on a gray Fusion had been slashed. The caller reported that other vehicles’ tires in the lot had been slashed as well. The victim was off Kaylor and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Security had been advised to check vehicles in their parking lot. Six vehicles were found to have been vandalized. Three registered owners were contacted and business cards were left on the remaining three cars.
Car Burglary—3:33 p.m.—Howard Avenue—The caller reported that his car had been broken into some time overnight. The caller had come out at the time of the call and noticed his door ajar. He looked inside to see that his center console and glove box had been gone through. The point of entry was unknown. The victim said the only loss appeared to be a handicaped placard. A log item was taken.
MONDAY, MAY 14
Petty Theft—10:03 a.m.—Los Alamitos Boulevard— The caller reported seeing a man put items in his pants and leave the store, towards the bank. The individual was described as a white man, in his 30s, with black hair, wearing a black hoodie grey sweatpants and carrying a black backpack. The caller was the manager, who witnessed the subject take a can of tuna. Another employee witnessed him put other items in his pants. The subject had crossed Farquhar and was possibly going up the alley behind Boondocks. The caller estimated the loss to be less that $100. Patrol was unable to locate the suspect, but continued to check the area. The caller did not desire a report, unless the suspect was located.
Patrol Check—5:22 p.m.—Farquhar Avenue— The caller was with Los Alamitos Youth Baseball and reported that a man was sunbathing on the concrete just outside the facility where parents were dropping off their children, making them uncomfortable. The man was described as a 40-50 years old. The caller said he was scantily clad. Patrol contacted the individual, who said he lived on Farquhar and was just sunbathing and meditating. He was advised to sunbathe at home.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Car Burglary—7:44 a.m.—Green Avenue—The caller reported that he had parked his truck on the street on Wednesday, May 9, and had gone out to move it at the time of the call and found the driver door lock had been punched and door unlocked. The only contents of the center console were missing, including vehicle registration, a key fob for the vehicle and misc. paperwork. The caller estimated the damage to be $500. A log report was taken.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Patrol Check—6:39 p.m.—Avenue—The caller reported seeing a man walking down the alley, who the caller had seen in the alley late at night. The caller thought the man might have been involved in recent thefts in the area. The caller reported seeing the man with another man in his 30s, doing the same activity in the past. The caller could not offer any other suspicious behaviors, other than seeing the men a lot late at night. Patrol checked the area, but was unable to locate the man in question.
Patrol Check—8:50 p.m.—Reagan Street—The caller, an employee, reported that two times during the day, an elderly man in his 70s, with grey hair, was using a grabber pole to pick avocados from the back yard of the location. The caller said the individual was advised more than once not to do that, but the caller feared he might be up to something else. The man was gone upon arrival of patrol. The caller was advised to call back as soon as they saw the man again.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
Suspicious Person—8:11 a.m.—Katella Avenue—The caller reported a man who appeared to be Hispanic in his 60s, with greyish hair and a blackshirt, walking up and down aisles of cars with a plumbing pipe in his hands. The caller said he was last seen walking north towards Hof’s Hut. Patrol contacted the man, who was a parking enforcement employee who was marking tires with chalk on a pipe. His work status was verified.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Shots Heard—1:05 a.m.—Farquhar Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard—The caller in Rossmoor reported hearing six shots in the area of Vons or St. Hedwig. A patrol car in the area at the time of the call did not hear anything, but checked the area. A vehicle in the rear of Vons had a man asleep in the vehicle. Patrol checked the area around St. Hedwig and Good Shepherd Church, but the area checked out OK.
Petty Theft—12:44 p.m.— Oak Street—The caller reported that over night, an unknown individual had used a pry bar to open the hood of his car and stolen the battery. The vehicle was parked on Oak Street. The theft occurred between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. No report was desired.
Ted Apodaca of the News-Enterprise contributed to this article.