Crime Log: published Thursday, Feb. 28, 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 both a detailed version of the log and a summary version.


Saturday, February 16

Disturbance (Priority 2)—7:56 a.m.—Ocean Avenue (Old Town)—The caller reported a woman screaming and yelling. The caller said she had a bed set up under the pier. Police units 141 and 107 responded. Police advised her against creating a disturbance and sent her on her way. Incident response time: 14 minutes 2 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—9:44 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a transient man inside the restaurant was refusing to leave. As of 9:45 a.m., the caller was willing to sign a trespassing complaint. Police units 141 and M7 responded. Police advised the man against trespassing and interviewed him in the field. Incident response time: 3 minutes 29 seconds.

Traffic Signal (Priority 4)—10:39 a.m.—Bolsa Avenue and Seal Beach Boulevard—Police unit 141 observed a traffic signal that appeared to be phasing too quickly for the north and south left turn lane on Seal Beach Boulevard and eastbound Bolsa Avenue. Unit 141 requested a key for the box. Unit 107 assisted. No response time was provided as the call was officer-initiated. Unit 141 was on-scene 9 minutes 33 seconds. Unit 107 was on-scene for 4 minutes 34 seconds.

Municipal Code Complaint (Priority 3)—11:58 a.m.—Fifth Street (Old Town)—The caller said someone was holding a yard sale in the street—literally. Police unit 107, responding alone, contacted the person or persons responsible for the yard sale. As of 12:17 p.m., they were shutting down the street/yard sale. Incident response time: 15 minutes 42 seconds.

Found Property (Priority 4)—12:42 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller found a wallet in front of the business at the location. The caller was unable to find identification inside the wallet. Police unit 106 took a report. Incident response time: 4 minutes 24 seconds.

Disturbance (Priority 2)—1:14 p.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—The caller said a man had been creating a disturbance with patrons at the location. The caller asked police to advise him against trespassing at the location. As of 1:17 p.m., he was last seen going southbound on Main Street on foot. As of 1:18 p.m., the caller said he was acting suspiciously and sucking on his fingers. He told police he had been in the business before, acting in a similar manner. Police units 107, 141, 349, M7 and S23 responded. Police arrested John Koffel on suspicion of trespassing. Incident response time: 6 minutes 17 seconds.

Disturbance, Juvenile (Priority 3)—3:45 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller reported an unspecified number of juveniles jumping off some enclosure behind the location. Police unit 106 did not observe any violations of law, but advised a group of juveniles against creating a disturbance. Incident response time: 7 minutes 31 seconds.

Petty Theft (Priority 2)—6:40 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller accused a woman of having items in her purse that she did not pay for while she was at the register paying for other items. As of 6:42 p.m., she was headed toward the door. The caller’s partner attempted to stop her. As of 6:43 p.m., the woman came back into the store. As of 6:44 p.m., she was described as cooperative and in the office. Police units 206, 207 and 241 responded. As of 7 p.m., police had arrested Shannon Nicole Heath on suspicion of petty theft. Incident response time: 6 minutes 14 seconds.

Traffic Hazard (Priority 2)—8:48 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Bradbury Road—The caller said they just got a flat tire, apparently as the result of a large pot hole in the southbound lane. Police unit 241 responded, with unit 206 available for back up. Unit 241 was unable to locate the caller’s car, but did observe a large pot hole in the crosswalk. Referred. Incident response time: 10 minutes 45 seconds.

Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—9:53 p.m.—Electric Avenue and Main Street (Old Town)—Police unit 207 stopped a car. Unit S20 provided back up. Police arrested Albert David Salazar on suspicion of parole violation.

No response time was provided as the stop was officer-initiated. Unit 207 was on-scene for 1 hour 29 minutes 6 seconds. Unit S20 was on-scene for 59 minutes 47 seconds.

Traffic Hazard (Priority 2)—10:50 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Boulevard (The Coves)—The caller told 911 that an electrical pole fell and was stuck on a construction sign on Pacific Coast Highway near Seal Beach Boulevard. As of 11:02 p.m., police unit S20 shut down southbound traffic on Seal Beach Boulevard. As of 11:20 p.m., unit S20 advised that traffic was closed in both directions between PCH and Landing on Seal Beach Boulevard. As of 11:42 p.m., unit S20 requested barricades be set up. As of 11:45 p.m., the electrical pole was deenergized. As of 12:05 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, the intersection was blacked out and stop signs were requested. As of 2:50 p.m., Feb. 17, 141 advised that no further law enforcement services were required. Police units 206, 241, and S20 responded. Incident response time: 10 minutes 55 seconds.

Arrest—Fourth Street and Central Avenue—Police arrested Edward Barragan on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sunday, February 17

Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—12:55 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Eighth Street—Police unit 206 stopped a car. Units 207 and S20 provided back up. Police arrested Jorge Silvadaza on suspicion of possession of Controlled Substances Formerly Classified as Restricted Dangerous Drugs.

No response time was provided as the call was officer-initiated.

Unit 206 was on-scene 1 hour 32 minutes 27 seconds.

Arrest—Catalina Avenue—Police arrested Michael Scott Currier on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Monday, February 18

Arrest—Bayview (in Huntington Beach)—Seal Beach Police arrested Madison Alexandra Downey on suspicion of obstructing/resisting a public/peace officer or emergency medical technician.

Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson—Seal Beach Police arrested Alexander Joseph Connelly on suspicion of obstructing/resisting a public/peace officer or emergency medical technician.

Tuesday, February 19

Arrest—First Street—Seal Beach Police arrested Luis Alberto Sanchez on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

Arrest—Main Street—Seal Beach Police arrested Crystal Jewel White on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.


Saturday, February 16

Suspicious Circumstances—11:03 p.m.—Kearsarge Avenue—Los Al police were called to a residence by a daughter at home with her boyfriend who thought she heard noises as if someone was trying to break-in. Police arrived to check out the home and backyard but found no evidence of a break-in.

Sunday, February 17

Battery—1:07 p.m.—Los Alamitos Boulevard—Police were called to a lounge where a man reported he was arguing with a bar attendant and was suddenly “rushed” by a bunch of guys who pulled his shirt over his head and was punching him. The reporting party told police that while he was punched, he suffered no injuries. Also, since the man’s shirt was over his head, he could not identify the assailant and thus declined prosecution.

Monday, February 18

Dog Waste Issue—11:34 a.m., Howard Avenue—Police were called to a street near Howard Avenue by an individual who claimed a woman was walking her dog but not “picking up the droppings.” The caller tried to detain the suspect but apparently without success. Police later searched for the woman.

Family Disturbance—11:18 p.m., Howard Avenue—Police were called to a residence where a 19-year-old man was arguing with his aunt, who was apparently trying to telling him to stop playing a game. Although police gave the aunt procedures for eviction, the man told police he expected to be moved out in two weeks to a state-funded program for former foster kids.

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