Crime Log: published April 11, 2019

Editor’s note: The Crime Log is based on the most recent and detailed information provided by local law enforcement. This week’s Seal Beach log is based on a detailed version of the logs for March 29 to April 1 and a summary version of the log dated from March 21 to April 4. The combined documents represent 106 pages of information. Space does not permit listing of all incidents or arrests.


Friday, March 29

Welfare Check (Priority 2)—6:18 a.m.—Westminster Avenue—The caller, relaying information from a man in a wheelchair, said the man was dropped off in the lot and did not know where he is. As of 6:19 a.m., the caller had moved him up to the sidewalk. As of 6:20 a.m., another person was talking to the man in the wheelchair. As of 6:27 a.m., police unit 107 arrived at the scene. The man in the wheelchair requested transportation to another location. As of 6:37 a.m., unit 107 was transporting him. As of 6:45 a.m., unit 107 was clear to handle other calls. Incident response time: 9 minutes 10 seconds.

Disturbance, Music (Priority 3)—9:16 a.m.—Ocean Avenue (Old Town)—The caller said a man was playing loud music from a speaker in the corner of the Eighth Street beach lot. The caller said police had contacted the same individual several times for the same reason. Police unit 107 apparently advised the individual against playing amplified music. Incident response time: 12 minutes 33 seconds.

Person Down (Priority 1)—10:38 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller, a passerby, saw an individual lying on the ground with their feet in the street. As of 10:40 a.m., police unit 106 advised dispatch that the person in the street appeared to be hunched over. The individual, a man, was breathing and conscious. Police units 106 and 107 determined that the man was just sleeping in the roadway. He checked out OK. As of 10:57 a.m., he was on his way to the bus stop. Incident response time: 3 minutes 22 seconds.

Traffic Hazard (Priority 2)—11:11 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police received a call about a woman standing in the roadway. Police unit M7 found a man. Police unit 106 provided back up. Police arrested Cooper Daniel on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia. Incident response time: 8 minutes 28 seconds.

Indecent Exposure Report (Priority 2)—1:58 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a naked man was at the bus stop in front of Seal Beach Police Station headquarters on Seal Beach Boulevard. No response time was provided in the log. Units 107 and S19 found a man wearing clothing waiting for the bus. Both units were clear as of 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

Bicycle Stop (Priority 4)—12:40 a.m.—College Park Drive (Edison Park)—Police unit 206 stopped a bicyclist. Unit 241 assisted. Based on a warrant, police arrested Richard Oslie on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance formerly classified as a restricted, dangerous drug. Police also arrested Oslie on suspicion of bringing or sending into a prison or jail a controlled substance or device intended to be used for consuming a controlled substance. As the call was officer-initiated, no response time was provided. Unit 206 was on-scene for 1 hour 27 minutes 7 seconds. Unit 241 was on-scene for 5 minutes 7 seconds.

Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—1:52 p.m.—Candleberry Avenue (College Park East)—The caller said a man came to the caller’s door, knew the caller’s name and demanded that the caller open the door. As of 1:52 p.m., the solicitor was back at the caller’s home. He was then seen walking southbound. As of 2:04 p.m., police unit 106 contacted an individual who may have been the solicitor in question. As of 2:08 p.m., the caller phoned police again. The caller had previously declined contact with the police but now wanted to speak with an officer. Police, however, did not observe any suspicious activity and did not witness the solicitor demanding that the caller open the caller’s door. According to notes in the log, the caller did not appreciate the solicitor’s tone of voice and requested increased patrols in the area. Police unit 106 apparently advised/warned/counseled the solicitor against bothering the caller. Incident response time: 20 minutes 28 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—1:46 p.m.—Electric Avenue and Fifth Street—According to the caller, the driver of another car almost hit the caller’s car. The caller confronted the other driver. The other driver reportedly said he was going to shoot the caller. The caller did not see a gun, but said the other driver simulated reaching for one. Police units 107 and S19 responded. Unit M7 was available for back up. Unit S19 was unable to locate the other driver. Unit 107 apparently counseled the caller. Incident response time: 4 minutes 37 seconds.

Petty Theft (Priority 2)—4:10 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—the caller said a man removed pieces of jewelry from the packaging. He put on a pair of earrings and sunglasses. As of 4:12 p.m., the caller speculated that he might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As of 4:13 p.m., the caller said the man put a bottle of cologne in his pants pocket. Before anyone at the store could confront the suspect, he left the store. He dropped the sunglasses. He started running. He ran into the parking lot. As of 4:14 p.m., he was seen driving into the Rossmoor area, going westbound on St. Cloud. As of 4:15 p.m., the caller lost sight of him. As of 4:25 p.m., officers were advised to check the area for a possible DUI and petty theft suspect. However, police unit M7 was apparently unable to locate the suspect. Unit 106 took a report. Incident response time: 6 minutes 29 seconds.

Vandalism Arrest (Priority 2)—4:55 p.m.—Lampson Avenue and Basswood Street (College Park East)—Police unit S20 arrested Brandon Mejia on suspicion of vandalism. Units M7 and 107 assisted. The arrest was officer-initiated, so no incident response time was provided. Unit S20 was on-scene 1 hour 29 minutes 30 seconds.

Abandoned Car (Priority 4)—5:14 p.m.—Daisy Street (College Park East)—The caller reported a car parked for five days. (The California Vehicle Code requires cars to be moved every 72 hours.) Police unit 206 contacted a resident who said she would move the car shortly. Incident response time: 1 hour 4 minutes 25 seconds.

Shots Heard (Priority 2)—10:07 a.m.—Heather Street (College Park East)—The caller reported hearing four shots about five minutes prior to the call to police, possibly coming from the area of Heather Park. As of 10:15 p.m., a second caller reported hearing four shots. Police unit 241 was unable to locate the source of the reported gunshots. Incident response time: 11 minutes 9 seconds.

Sunday, March 31

Car Burglary (Priority 3)—1:21 a.m.—11th Street (Old Town)—The caller reported a car burglary. Point of entry: a drilled-out lock on a door. The precise door was blacked out in the log. The car was a work van. Loss: tools. Police unit 207 took a report. Incident response time: 8 minutes 9 seconds.

Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—9:36 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—Police unit S19 stopped a car. The driver said a homeless individual was in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street. The area checked out OK. The driver was cited for a left U-turn over two sets of double yellow lines. Police contacted a transient woman who requested no help and stated she was at the intersection in an attempt to get money. The traffic stop was officer-initiated, so no incident response time was provided. Unit S19 was on-scene 11 minutes 59 seconds.

Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—3:08 p.m.—Glenview Road (Leisure World, Mutual 12)—The caller’s screen door was reportedly stolen. As of 3:27 p.m., no units were available. As of 3:57, police unit 106 arrived. Report taken. Incident response time: 49 minutes 8 seconds.

Traffic Collision (Priority 1)—3:46 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson Street—Six police units responded to a traffic collision that left one motorcyclist unconscious. As of 3:50 p.m., the motorcyclist was still breathing. As of 4:11 p.m., he was being transported. Incident response time: 2 minutes 17 seconds.

Animal Welfare Check (Priority 3)—8 p.m.—10th Street (Old Town)—The caller said dogs in a van had been barking for the past hour. The caller expressed the belief that the dogs were in distress. The caller was concerned about the door but also unhappy about the noise they had made while barking. As of 8:09 p.m., police unit S20 determined that the dogs were not in distress. However, unit S20 determined that the dogs had been barking for more than two hours. Police found two possible locations for the registered owner of the van. As of 8:18 p.m., unit S20 contacted the registered owner of the car. The registered owner was cited. The log did not say for what the registered owner of the van was cited. Incident response time: 6 minutes 13 seconds.

Monday, April 1

Welfare Check (Priority 2)—3 a.m.—Electric Avenue (Bridgeport)—The caller said a woman was screaming Bible verses and screaming at a tree. As of 3:08 a.m., police unit 207 heard a woman in the area of Electric Avenue and Fifth Street. As of 3:09 a.m., police unit 206 contacted a woman. It was not clear from the log if she was the same woman who had been reported screaming. Unit 207 transported the woman to a location in Long Beach. Incident response time: 5 minutes 49 seconds.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Patrick Petersen Wesley on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Kristin Roybal on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Cole Petersen on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Mark Johnathan Pribula on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Tuesday, April 2

Arrest—Main Street and Central Avenue—Police arrested Samantha Renee Leclair on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Nicole Lashay Harris on suspicion of shoplifting less than $950 worth of property.

Wednesday, April 3

Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Jesus Rodolfo Morales on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving alcohol.


Friday, March 23

Dog Complaint—9:01 a.m.—Walnut Street—Los Al police were called to a residence after a woman was denied access to her residence by a “vicious dog” that apparently was not being kept on a leash as per city ordinance and was blocking the entrance. Police advised the dog’s owner of the municipal code and to “keep her doors shut.”

Disturbance—11:48 pm.—Ball Road—Police were called to break up a disturbing situation in front of a local supermarket after a reporting party walking with his dog and his son were being taunted by other individuals sitting inside a van in the store’s parking lot.

Police detained one person but did not clarify if any charges were filed.

David N. Young of the Event News-Enterprise contributed to this article.