Crime Log Compiled by Charles M. Kelly
Editor’s note: Information in the Crime Log is based on the information most recently provided by the Seal Beach Police Department.
Monday, October 22
Assault (Priority 4)—8:58 a.m.—St. Andrews Drive—An individual came into the lobby of Seal Beach Police Department headquarters to report an assault (an illegal attempt by one person to injure another) on Friday, Oct. 19. Police checked the surrounding emergency rooms for reports of a white man in his 50s who had been pepper sprayed in the face at about 4 p.m. As the reporting individual came to police headquarters, no response time was provided. Police unit 106 took a report. Unit 106 was on-scene for 1 hour 1 minute and 53 seconds.
Property Destruction (Priority 4)—10:07 a.m.—Eighth Street (Old Town)—A citizen walked into the lobby of Seal Beach Police headquarters with a request that three firearms be destroyed. He brought two rifles and a shotgun that were in the truck of his car, which was parked outside in front of the police station. No response time was provided. Unit 106 took a report. The log did not provide the length of time that unit 106 spent processing the property destruction request.
Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—10:07 a.m.—Eighth Street (Old Town)—The caller reported the theft of property from the caller’s car at 12:26 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Loss: iPhone, sunglasses, watch, eye glasses, a knife, an unspecified number of tools and various gift cards. Approximate value of stolen property: unknown at that time. Point of entry: unlocked car. Police unit 107 took a report. Incident response time: 18 minutes 2 seconds.
Transient (Priority 3)—11:10 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a transient man was passed out in the alley to the rear of the location. Police unit 141 responded, with units 106 and 107 apparently available for back up. Unit 141 advised that the man was OK and interviewed the man in the field. Incident response time: 4 minutes 45 seconds.
Malicious Mischief to a Car (Priority 3)—3:11 p.m.—Montecito Road—The caller reported scratches and other unspecified damage to the caller’s car. Police unit 106 responded alone. Incident response time: 9 minutes 8 seconds.
Suspicious Occupied Car (Priority 2)—6:32 p.m.—Lampson Avenue and Heather Street (College Park East)—The caller said that a truck that was a concern for the neighborhood had been seen going by the park two times. The driver had the window down and was looking around. The caller was no longer at the park and did not request contact with the police. Police unit 206 responded and unit 241 was available for back up. The truck and its driver were gone when police arrived. Incident response time: 18 minutes 3 seconds.
Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—8:41 p.m.—Sixth Street (Old Town)—The caller said that sometime during the night someone stole something from the caller’s car. Loss: unknown. Point of entry: unknown; the car might have been left unlocked.
Tuesday, October 23
Suspicious Occupied Cars (Priority 2)—8:30 a.m.—Galleon Way—Police unit 441 observed a car and a motorhome occupied by sleeping individuals. As of 8:44 a.m., police unit 107 contacted the occupants of one car. As of 8:54 a.m., unit 141 contacted the occupants of a second. Police apparently advised the occupants of the two cars that sleeping in cars is prohibited. As the call was policeinitiated, no incident response time was provided.
Counseling (Priority 3)—12:16 p.m.—Dogwood Avenue (College Park East)—An individual walked into Seal Beach Police Department headquarters to report that in 1988 or 1989, the individual’s gun was stolen out of Hemet. The individual now needed a report. Police unit 106 took a report. No response time provided. Unit 106 was on-scene 31 minutes 9 seconds.
Found Property (Priority 4)—5:31 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported finding a bike in front of a grocery store, near pumpkins. The caller believed there was something suspicious about the bike. The caller said the bike had been painted over. The caller wanted the bike’s serial number checked. Dispatch tried to call someone in the shopping center, but there was no answer. The bike was gone when police unit 107 arrived. Incident response time: 1 hour 29 minutes 51 seconds.
Disturbance (Priority 2)—8:10 p.m.—16th Street—The caller could hear two men arguing. The caller heard some type of banging sound and speculated that a fence was being damaged. Police units 207 and 241 responded. The men who had been arguing were gone when police arrived. Incident response time: 23 minutes 13 seconds.
Car Theft Report (Priority 3)—9:01 p.m.—Eighth Street—The caller said that between 5 and 8:30 p.m., someone stole the caller’s car. The caller left the car parked in a parking lot and when the caller returned, it was gone. The caller did not know the license plate or vehicle identification number. Police checked under vehicle registration and could not find the plate number. As of 9:02 p.m., the caller wasn’t sure where he parked the car. As of 10:49 p.m., the car had been located and cleared. Police unit 241 responded. Police unit 207 was available for back up. Incident response time: 14 minutes 6 seconds.
Wednesday, October 24
Reckless Driver (Priority 2)—9:03 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said the driver of a truck that was at the gas station was driving recklessly and almost struck the caller. Three minutes later, the caller said the motorist was driving an SUV. Police unit 141 responded alone. The reckless driver was gone when police arrived. No incident response time was provided.
Disturbance (Priority 2)—1:31 p.m.—Main Street and Ocean Avenue—The caller reported a man with some kind of stick who was reportedly causing a disturbance. Police units 107, 141 and V451 responded. As of 1:54 p.m., police unit 141 contacted an individual described in the log as a local transient. He had a rubber hose with him. Police interviewed him in the field and advised/warned/counseled him regarding causing a disturbance. Incident response time: 1:31 p.m.
Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—2:02 p.m.—Crestview Avenue (The Hill)—The caller said a man was sitting on the fence line of Gum Grove Park. The caller wasn’t sure what he was up to but when she told him to move along, he refused. Police units 107 and 141 responded. Unit S34 was available for back up. The man on the fence line was gone when they arrived. Incident response time: 9 minutes 33 seconds.
Found Property (Priority 4)—2:10 p.m.—Carmel Avenue (The Hill)—The caller reported what the caller described as an on-going problem with an unknown individual dropping off large amounts of various types of clothing. Police unit 107 responded and apparently counseled the caller. Incident response time: 11 minutes 22 seconds.
Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—2:28 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue—The caller said a man was wandering around the intersection and was almost struck by a car. Police units 106, 107, and 141 responded. Police gave the man a bus pass. Incident response time: 3 minutes 25 seconds.
Suspicious Occupied Car (Priority 2)—4:33 p.m.—Electric Avenue and 12th Street (Old Town)—The caller said a man in a car appeared to be setting up to live in the car. Police units 107 and 141 responded. Police interviewed the man in the field. Police determined that he was not camping and that no further law enforcement services were required. Incident response time: 12 minutes 29 seconds.
Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—7:18 p.m.—Coastline Drive (The Hill)—Someone stole property from the caller’s car between 5 and 6 p.m. Loss: a purse, keys and a wallet. Pont of entry: the car was unlocked. Police unit 207 took a report. Incident response time: 40 minutes 41 seconds.