Crime Log: published Thursday, April 8, 2021

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• Car Burglary (Priority 3)—8:50 a.m.—Ocean Avenue (Old Town)—A thief entered a car by a Hide A Key and stole a wallet as the victim was out surfing. Report taken.

• Patrol Check (Priority 3)—1:45 p.m.—Taper Drive and Catalina Avenue (The Hill)—Children playing whiffle ball with their parents created a traffic hazard in the street. Parents were advised.

• Transient (Priority 3)—10:47 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard – The reporting person said that a male transient was sleeping in front of their location and making their customers uncomfortable. The transient left soon after.


• Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—2:27 a.m.—16th Street (Old Town) – A man knocked on the reporting person’s door and said, “I need to talk to you.” The man began yelling. Police arrived at the scene and provided the man with information on local shelters.


• Counseling (Priority 3)—10:01 a.m.—Main Street (Old Town) – The caller claimed that an ex-employee that they had fired last year had come into their business the night before and left some odd drawings of a non-threatening nature.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—3:36 p.m.—Main Street – A woman reportedly spit on the reporting person after the reporting person said that the woman’s son was being disrespectful. The woman then called the reporting person a “queer” and then tried to hit him with her car. The reporting person did not desire to prosecute, according to SBPD Lt. Nick Nicholas. “A report was taken. This is not being investigated as a hate crime,” Nicholas wrote.


• Family Disturbance (Priority 2)—12:51 a.m.—First Street – The drunken boyfriend of the reporting person would not let her sleep and consistently knocking on her door and yelling at her as she was trying to sleep in her kids’ room. He then began mocking the reporting person and the children by pretending to cry. The reporting person said that the trouble started when she asked her boyfriend to leave as he had been drinking all day. Police entered the house after being let in by the reporting person and interviewed the boyfriend who was in the bathroom. The police concluded that no crime had been committed. Report taken.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—9:40 a.m.—First Street – A man pushed around a shopping cart and began verbally abusing the reporting person as well as others. Police offered homeless services to the man as he was found to be a transient.

• Grand Theft Report (Priority 3)—10:28 a.m.—First Street and Welcome Lane – A catalytic converter and an 02 sensor were stolen from the reporting person’s car sometime last week. Report taken.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—5:05 p.m.—Marina Drive (Bridgeport)– A group of women ages 50-60 years of age had a verbal argument over the use of the pickleball court as one group had been using the court over the four hour time limit in violation of court rules.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—6:54 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway– A transient threw a trash can and began getting in employee’s faces. The manager of the location threatened to prosecute the individual if they ever returned.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—11:30 p.m.—Main Street (Old Town)– The reporting person stated 30 off-duty LAPD officers were about to fight 15 locals at the location. Despite raised voices nothing else occurred.


• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—6:54 p.m.—Avalon Drive (The Hill)– Two men and one woman began digging ramps with shovels in the park. The men and woman were cautioned by the police.

• Driving Under the Influence (Priority 1)—7:13 p.m.—Edinger Avenue- Aaron Hamlin, 32, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed his car into a fence.


• Patrol Check (Priority 3)—10:05 a.m.—Thirteenth Street and Seal Way (Old Town)- The reporting person said that two people were drinking in public on the beach. Police counseled the two individuals in question.

• Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—2:03 p.m.—Oak Hills Drive – The reporting person said that an unknown individual was moving the reporting person’s furniture and barricading the reporting person’s front door. Report taken.

• Counseling (Priority 3)—6:20 p.m.—Surf Place – The reporting person said that her son’s classmates from Los Alamitos High School had been throwing eggs at their residence for the last two weeks. The reporting person desired prosecution. Report taken.

• Driving Under the Influence (Priority 1)—7:13 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Fifth Street – Yvonne Heidari, 52, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the reporting person told police that she was driving in circles around the area.


• Dead Animal (Priority 4)—7:52 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Golden Rain Road- A dead coyote was found in the middle of the road.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 3)—11:01 a.m.—Avalon Drive (The Hill)– Two boys were found digging in the park with shovels. They ran away before police could contact them.

• Driving Under the Influence (Priority 2)—5:03 p.m.—Central Avenue (Old Town) – Daniel Herrera, 60, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The reporting person said that he urinated in their yard before driving away.

• Municipal Code Violation (Priority 3)—9:42 p.m.—Ocean Avenue (Old Town) – Someone had set up a bonfire on the beach. Police observed it and advised the persons in question to put it out.


• Medical Aid (Priority 1)—10:17 a.m.—Annandale Drive (Leisure World)—The reporting person said that his 93-year-old wife was unable to wake up after putting her head down on their kitchen table. She was able to resume breathing on her own without assistance shortly after. Orange County Fire Authority transported her to a hospital.

• Welfare Check (Priority 2)—Noon—Marina Drive (Old Town)—An 11-year-old boy walked into the location and said that he had run away from his home in San Bernardino. He had been spending time with his aunt in Long Beach but had taken a bus to Seal Beach. Report taken. He was returned to the custody of his father and aunt.


• Transient (Priority 3)—11:03 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway – A man was demanding money from passersby and began cursing at them when he was refused. Police cautioned him. He said he would be returning to Long Beach.

• Disturbing the Peace (Priority 2)—2:32 p.m.—Harbor Way (The Hill) –The reporting person complained about loud music coming from his neighbor’s location. The reporting person said the neighbor threatened to murder him as well for complaining. Police counseled both parties.

• Patrol Check (Priority 3)—9:43 p.m.—Ocean Avenue (Old Town)—Some individuals had a fire burning on the north side of the pier. The individuals were cautioned and fined.