Crime Log: published Thursday, June 27, 2019



Editor’s note: This week’s Seal Beach Crime Log is based on three documents: two detailed versions of the log and one summary version. The documents cover the period from June 13 to June 20. The combined documents total 86 pages. The detailed versions of the log cover 197 incidents. Space does not allow the publication of every incident or arrest.


Friday, June 14

Municipal Code Complaint (Priority 3)—6:10 a.m.—Seventh Street—The caller complained about a man digging through trash in the alley between Seventh Street and Eighth Street. According to the caller, there was an on-going issue with the same individual digging in the trash. The caller told police he had warned the man in question numerous times in the past. Police, however, were unable to locate him.

Suspicious Occupied Vehicle (Priority 2)—8:20 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man in a car was acting suspiciously, getting in and out of his car. Police contacted the man and interviewed him in the field.

Transient (Priority 3)—11:46 a.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported a man lying in the grass area at the location. The caller wasn’t sure if he was OK. Police contacted the man and interviewed him in the field. He checked out OK.

Vandalism Report (Priority 3)—11:50 a.m.—911 Seal Beach Boulevard (Seal Beach Police Department Headquarters) —A citizen wanted a police officer to look at his car. He believed it had been shot with a BB gun. Report taken.

Transient (Priority 3)—11:58 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a transient man at the rear of a business was refusing to leave. As of 12:18 p.m., he finished his lunch and left. No further law enforcement services were required.

Possible DUI (Priority 2)—12:13 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller contacted 911 on the caller’s cell phone to report a car swerving in the lanes as the suspicious driver traveled southbound on Pacific Coast Highway.

The man driving the swerving car had a dog with him. Police, however, were unable to locate the car in question.

Abandoned Car (Priority 4)—3:54 p.m.—Electric Avenue (Old Town)—The caller complained that a car had been parked at the location for several days and was taking up two spots. The car was marked.

Welfare Check (Priority 2)—4:36 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller reported an unspecified number of small children who had been inside a car that had been parked at the location for approximately an hour or longer. The car in question was gone when police arrived.

Disturbance, Music (Priority 3)—10:53 p.m.—Dogwood Avenue (College Park East)—The caller complained about music and described it as an on-going problem. As of 12:15 a.m., Saturday, June 15, the owner of the home was issued a loud party notice.

Saturday, June 15

Disturbance (Priority 2)—12:33 a.m.—Balboa Drive and Marlin Avenue (The Coves)—The caller complained about two men and two women. At least one man and woman were yelling. The caller believed they were all drunk. As of 12:37 a.m., police contacted three men and two women. Police interviewed the individuals in the field. As of 1:53 a.m., a sober driver picked them up.

Battery (Priority 2)—1:28 a.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—The caller said a man hit a woman. The caller provided a description of the man and the location of the woman. As of 1:33 a.m., the man had been detained. Police arrested Miguel Rivera on suspicion of battery.

Transient (Priority 3)—7:04 a.m.—Electric Avenue—The caller said a transient man was on the greenbelt with several bags.

The caller advised police to make sure he was OK. As of 7:30 a.m., police determined that he was just resting and would be on his way shortly. No further law enforcement services were required.

Fraud Report (Priority 3)—2:49 p.m.—Seal Way (Old Town)—The caller was contacted by someone who said the caller’s electricity would be cut off. The caller bought money cards and gave the code to the fake bill collector. Report taken.

Disturbance, Juveniles (Priority 3)—7:33 p.m.—Heather Street (College Park East)—The caller complained about four or five juveniles on skateboards, both boys and girls, jumping in the Heather Park tennis courts and damaging the nets. Police were unable to locate them.

Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—8:09 p.m.—Pacific Coast Highway—The caller said a man was following women around in the store. The caller asked him to leave and he refused. As of 8:12 p.m., he was talking to himself.

As of 8:20 p.m., police had contacted the man. He was advised he could be arrested for trespassing and was interviewed in the field.

Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—11:51 p.m.—Seal Way (Old Town)—The caller reported a man with a flashlight in the alley. As of 11:52 p.m., he was looking in a garage a couple of locations from the caller. The man left the location with something in his hands. As of 11:54 p.m., police contacted the caller. However, the police were unable to locate the suspicious man and police were unable to confirm a crime had occurred.

Sunday, June 16

Disturbance, Noise (Priority 3)—1:02 a.m.—16th Street—The caller complained about residents being loud in a front yard. As of 1:09 a.m., police spoke with eight individuals in the area of the front porch and advised them about the noise level. They told police they would keep it down.

Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—1:42 a.m.—Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway—Police stopped a car. The car came to a final stop in a parking lot. Four individuals were detained, but only one was apparently arrested. Police arrested Miguel Ponce on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

Counseling (Priority 3)—2:10 a.m.—Riversea Road—The caller apparently sought counseling regarding an on-going issue with a neighbor throwing things at the caller’s home over a loud TV.

Monday, June 17

Arrest—Elder Avenue—Police arrested Andrew Baoan Phuc on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Tuesday, June 18

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Monica Ocegueda on suspicion of possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

Arrest—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police arrested Jerry Tirre on suspicion of assault on a peace officer or paramedic, etc.

Crime Log: published Thursday, June 27, 2019