Crime Log: Pedestrian hit by car remains in hospital

A man was still in the hospital Monday, Aug. 6, almost a week after he was hit by a car on July 31 on the 13000 block of Seal Beach Boulevard, according to Sgt. Michael Henderson, public information officer for the Seal Beach Police Department. The driver was not arrested, according to Henderson. The accident is still under investigation. “The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with significant injuries. The Serious Traffic Accident Response team was summoned to conduct the investigation,” according to Henderson.

The multi-agency Serious Traffic Accident Response Team is comprised of officers of the Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Cypress, and La Palma police departments.


Crime Log Compiled by Charles M. Kelly

Editor’s note: Information in the Crime Log is based on information provided by the Seal Beach Police Department. Where available, neighborhoods will be included. Incident time reflects the time police received a call. The number of units and the incident response times are taken directly from the log.


Monday, July 9

Hail by Citizen (Priority 3)—6:49 a.m.—Seventh Street (Old Town)— An individual flagged down police unit 440 to tell the officer about a leaking ppe in the alley. Message sent to Public Works. Unit 440 was on-scene for 1 minute 54 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—7:10 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man was inside the store, yelling. By 7:11 a.m., someone had walked him out the front door. The caller did not see any weapons. The caller said the man was yelling about his missing property. As of 7:13 a.m., there were no units available. Police unit M7 arrived at 7:21 a.m. Police unit 106 was available to provide back up, but apparently did not respond. The man in question was gone. Incident response time: 10 minutes 39 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 3)—12:06 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said the driver of one car threw an orange at the caller’s car. Police unit S20 responded. Police unit M7 was available to provide back up but apparently did not arrive at the scene. Police unit S20 counseled both drivers. Incident response time: 2 minutes 12 seconds. Both units were clear to take other calls at 12:17 p.m.

Identity Theft (Priority 3)—1:18 p.m.—St. John Road (Leisure World)—An individual came into the lobby of Seal Beach Police Department Headquarters to report that someone had opened a bank account and made purchases in the individual’s name. Report taken. Police unit M7 arrived at 1:54 p.m. Incident response time: 36 minutes 44 seconds. Police unit M7 was on-scene 55 minutes 3 seconds.

Transient (Priority 3)—1:26 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man was bothering customers and refusing to leave. As of 1:32 p.m., the man in question had left. Police unit 107 contacted the caller. Police unit M7 was apparently available for back up but did not actually respond. Police unit 107 was unable to locate the man who had reportedly been bothering customers. Incident response time: 8 minutes 21 seconds. Police unit 107 was on-scene 5 minutes 42 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—1:38 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man had been in the restroom for at least 30 minutes. The door was locked and the man wasn’t answering or coming out. As of 1:47 p.m., police unit S20 was busy with the man in question. Police unit 107 was the first to arrive. Unit S20 arrived 39 seconds later. Police unit M7 was available to provide back up, but apparently did not respond to the location. Police unit 207 apparently advised/warned/counseled the man in question concerning his behavior. Incident response time:5 minutes 47 seconds. Police unit 107 was on-scene 13 minutes 31 seconds. Police unit S20 was on-scene 11 minutes 36 seconds.

Fraud Report (Priority 3)—2:44 p.m.—Central Avenue—An individual came into the lobby of Seal Beach Police Department Headquarters to report a secret shopper scam. The loss was blacked out in the log. Report taken. Police unit 107 arrived at 2:56 p.m. Incident response time: 11 minutes 57 seconds.

Counseling (Priority 3)—3:50 p.m.—Candleberry Avenue—An individual came into the lobby of Seal Beach Police Department Headquarters to report that an air conditioning technician tried kissing her. Police unit 106 arrived at 3:52 p.m. Incident response time: 1 minute 54 seconds. Police unit 106 was on-scene 56 minutes 22 seconds. Report taken.

Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—7:26 p.m.—Seventh Street (Old Town)—The caller reported the loss of a bike. Lock cut. No suspect information. Police unit 207 arrived at 7:28 p.m. Incident response time: 12 minutes 11 seconds. Police unit 207 was on-scene 10 minutes 42 seconds.

Counseling (Priority 3)—9:06 p.m.—Wisteria (College Park East)—The caller said that at 1:30 p.m., an unknown man was at his door, taking pictures of his home. The caller said he and a neighbor had the suspect and the suspect’s car on video. As of 10:02 p.m., police unit 206 determined only that there were suspicious circumstances. The caller was counseled. Police unit 206 arrived at 9:51 p.m. Incident response time: 45 minutes 30 seconds. Police unit 206 was on-scene 13 minutes 36 seconds.

Tuesday, July 10

Drunk (Priority 2)—1:05 a.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—The caller said a man and a woman were inside the location and were refusing to leave. The caller told dispatch that they were confrontational. At 1:09 a.m., police were online with a woman who said someone was outside who was possibly going to assault her and she wanted police to contact her. Police unit 206 detained an individual whose name was not included in the log. As of 1:34 a.m., the drunk individuals apparently left. Four police units responded. One of the units was apparently at or near the location at 1: 09 a.m. Incident response time: 4 minutes 7 seconds.

Hazard—1:45 a.m.—10th Street (Old Town)—The caller reported a transformer sparking. Police unit 207 was en route at 1:47 a.m., but police unit S22 was apparently at or near the location at 1:50 a.m. Police unit S22 was unable to locate a sparking transformer.

Police apparently determined no further law enforcement services were required. Incident response time 4 minutes 54 seconds.