Crime Log: published Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Editor’s note: The Crime Log is based on the most recent and detailed information provided by the Seal Beach Police Department. This week’s Seal Beach log is a detailed version of recent police activities.


Sunday, December 2

Pedestrian Check (Priority 3)—8:53 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and First Street—Police unit 141 stopped to check on a pedestrian. Police arrested Pamela Rosenthal on suspicion of drinking in public. Unit 141 responded alone, although unit 107 was apparently available for back up. As the pedestrian check was officer-initiated, the log did not provide a response time. However, unit 141 was on-scene for 21 minutes 54 seconds.

Hail by Citizen (Priority 3)—9:54 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—An individual flagged down police unit 106 to report that there were three suspicious individuals in a store. The log did not specify the store. In all, four police units responded. Unit 107 contacted a man in front of a nearby location, but it was not known if he was related to the three suspicious men the reporting person had told police about. Police determined that the store did not appear to have suffered a loss at that time. As of 10:40 a.m., police determined that two of the three suspicious individuals were gone. One individual was interviewed in the field. As an officer stopped in response to a hail by a citizen, no response time was provided in the log. Unit 106, the unit that was flagged down in the first place, was on-scene longer than the other three units for a period of 45 minutes 49 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—11:06 a.m.—Old Ranch Parkway—Using a cellphone to contact 911, the caller reported a dispute between the caller and a pedestrian in the parking lot. The pedestrian reportedly accused the caller of hitting him with the caller’s car. Two police units responded and a third was apparently available for back up. As of 11:15 a.m., police unit 141 determined that the pedestrian was no longer there. As of 11:18 a.m., police counseled the caller. Incident response time: 5 minutes 9 seconds.

Person Down (Priority 1)—12:54 p.m.—12th Street (Old Town)—The caller reported a person of unspecified gender down on the sidewalk in front of the location. Two police units responded and a third was apparently available for back up. Police interviewed the individual in question in the field and the individual left the area. Incident response time: 1 minute 59 seconds.

Lost Property (Priority 4)—3:43 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller left his backpack in a shopping cart or else someone took it. The caller did not desire a report. Police unit 106, responding alone, checked neighboring stores for the missing property. Incident response time: 10 minutes 47 seconds.

Monday, December 3

Car Theft (Priority 3)—7:32 a.m.—Standford Lane (College Park West)—The caller reported the overnight theft of his car. He said someone broke into his house and took the key while he was sleeping. As of 7:40 a.m., according to the log, police determined that the garage door may have been unlocked. Police unit 106 responded alone. Incident response time: 33 minutes 24 seconds.

Burglary Report (Priority 3)—9:09 a.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—At 1:41 a.m., someone entered the location through a door. It was unknown if the door was unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry. The loss included a computer, a vacuum, a camera and other items that were blacked out in the log. Two police units, 107, and 141, responded. Incident response time: 3 minutes 40 seconds.

Transient (Priority 3)—10:57 a.m.—Electric Avenue—The caller said a transient woman had set up a camp in the alley against the fence. The caller said she almost hit the transient woman and her belongings when the caller was backing out of her own garage. Police units 107 and 141 responded. Police unit 141 found the transient woman’s property, but not the transient woman. Unit 141 checked the area. Unit 107 apparently moved the items that were blocking the alley. The transient woman was gone. Incident response time: 5 minutes 27 seconds.

Malicious Mischief (Priority 3)—12:17 p.m.—Hazelnut Avenue (College Park East)—The caller said that sometime during the morning someone smashed a window of the caller’s SUV. No property was taken. Police unit 106 took a report. Incident response time: 8 minutes 36 seconds.

Petty Theft Report (Priority 3)—12:47 p.m.—Island View Drive —A citizen walked into police headquarters to report the theft of the citizen’s vacuum from their home sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 22. Police unit 107 took a report. Incident response time: 6 minutes 36 seconds.

Suspicious (Priority 2)—1 p.m.—Heather Street—The caller told 911 that two women were sticking a stick in a mailbox slot. Police unit 106 responded alone, but units 141 and S34 were apparently available for back up. As of 1:03 p.m., unit 106 contacted one of the women. It turned out there was a problem with the mailbox. The problem was fixed. No further law enforcement services were required. Incident response time: 1 minute 53 seconds.

Transient (Priority 3)—3:38 p.m.—Seventh Street (Old Town)—The caller reported a transient woman sleeping in a cardboard box in the alley, against a wall. As of 3:40 p.m., the caller had left for work. Police unit 107 provided the transient woman with information about services that were available to her and sent her on her way. Incident response time: 4 minutes 49 seconds.

Health and Safety Code (Priority 2)—4:39 p.m.—Westminster Avenue and Road B—The caller reported seeing a man smoking a marijuana cigarette. As of 4:40 p.m., the man in question was on Seal Beach Boulevard. Police unit 107 was unable to locate the man with the marijuana cigarette. Incident response time: 4 minutes 53 seconds.