About the Log
The Crime Log is based on the most recent and detailed information provided by the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police Departments. A detailed log will be published in next week’s issue of the Sun.
Saturday, December 1
Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard and Adolfo Lopez Drive—Seal Beach Police officers arrested James Alan Odaniell on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.
Sunday, December 2
Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard and Golden Rain Road—Seal Beach Police arrested Mario Fernandez on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Monday, December 3
Burglary, Residential—Stanford Lane—A residential burglary that did not involve forced entry apparently occurred between 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, and 7:32 a.m., Dec. 3.
Burglary, Commercial—Main Street—A commercial burglary that did not involve the use of forced entry occurred at a Main Street business between 1:48 and 8:15 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3.
Vandalism—Hazelnut Avenue—An act of misdemeanor vandalism apparently occurred at the location between 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, and 12:17 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3.
Petty Theft From a Building—Island View Drive—An individual reported the petty theft of property from a building between 12:47 p.m., Nov. 16, and 12:47 p.m., Nov. 17. The theft was reported on Dec. 3.
Tuesday, December 4
Hit and Run with Property Damage—Lampson Avenue and Tulip Street—A hit and run traffic collision with property damage apparently occurred at 3:06 p.m., on Oct. 6. The incident was reported on Dec. 4.
Petty Theft—Seal Beach Boulevard—Someone stole property by apparently picking an elderly woman’s pocket between 3:40 p.m., and 5:16 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5
Robbery—Pacific Coast Highway—Police received a report of a strong-arm robbery at 8 a.m.
Assault—Westminster Avenue—A 21-year-old woman reported being assaulted between 9 a.m., and 9:01 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Fraud—Catalina Avenue—An elderly woman reported an attempt to obtain money from her by false pretenses between 12 p.m., Nov. 30, and 11:33 a.m., Dec. 5. Reported on Dec. 5.
Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway—Police arrested Rebecca Caroline Hallock on suspicion of strong-arm robbery.
THursday, December 6
Arrest—Elder Avenue—Seal Beach Police arrested Todd Jeffrey Melanson on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Friday, December 7
Car Burglary—Seal Beach Boulevard—A car burglary was apparently reported around 12:57 p.m.
Car Burglary—Old Ranch Parkway—A car burglary was apparently reported on Old Ranch Parkway around 9:36 p.m.
Saturday, December 9
Burglary, Commercial—Seal Beach Boulevard—A business on Seal Beach Boulevard was apparently reported burglarized around 1:22 p.m., Dec. 9. The burglary apparently did not involve forced entry.
Tuesday, December 11
Grand Theft—Seal Beach Boulevard—A 70-year-old man reported the grand theft of car parts around 4:36 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11. Grand theft is defined as the taking of cash or property worth $950 or more.
Petty Theft from a Car—El Dorado Drive—Someone took property worth less than $950 from an elderly man’s car between 4 a.m., and 1:07 p.m., Dec. 11.
Wednesday, December 12
Burglary, Commercial—Seal Beach Boulevard—A business was apparently burglarized between 2 p.m., July 21, and 10:04 a.m., Dec. 12. The burglary apparently did not involve forced entry.
Arrest—405 Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard—Seal Beach Police arrested Christopher Andrew Mortensen on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.