Crime Log: published Thursday, May 30, 2019


Editor’s note: This week’s Seal Beach Crime Log is based on both a summary version of the log from May 16 to May 23 and a detailed version of the log from 6:51 a.m., May 16, to 3 a.m., May 19. The combined documents represent 76 pages. The detailed log listed 182 incidents. Space does not permit listing of all incidents or arrests.


Thursday, May 16

Car Burglary—Hazelnut Avenue—The crime apparently occurred between 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, and 6:30 a.m., Thursday, May 16.

Petty Theft From Car—Seventh Street and Electric Avenue.

Residential Burglary— Knollwood Road—There was no forced entry. The crime apparently occurred between 7:30 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. Reported May 16.

Friday, May 17

Fraud Report—5 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—A citizen walked into police headquarters to report that someone used their identification information to withdraw funds from an account.

Car Burglary (Priority 3)—5:48 p.m.—Guava Avenue—A citizen walked into police headquarters to report that the individual’s car was burglarized overnight on Wednesday, May 15.

Fraud (Priority 2)—7:03 p.m.—Westminster Avenue—The caller reported receiving a counterfeit bill. The denomination was not specified. The fake money apparently came from two men and a woman.

Grand Theft Report (Priority 3)—8 p.m.—Pacific Avenue—According to the caller, between 9 p.m., Thursday, May 16, and 6 a.m., May 17, someone stole dental tools and other property from the caller’s car. Grand theft is defined as the taking of cash or property worth more than $950.

Transient (Priority 3)—9:57 p.m.—Main Street (Old Town)—The caller reported a transient man lying on the ground to the front of the location. Police contacted the man. As of 10:05 p.m., the man was leaving the area.

Suspicious Occupied Car (Priority 2)—10:19 p.m.—Bolsa Avenue (Old Town)—The caller reported two cars doing donuts in the parking lot by the swimming pool. As of 11:05 p.m., the parents of the individuals involved had been called and the individuals had all been picked up. No further law enforcement services required.

Traffic Hazard (Priority 2)—10:40 a.m.—Second Street and Marina Drive (Bridgeport)—The caller reported a car blocking the road. As of 11:01 a.m., the roadway was clear.

Suspicious Person (Priority 2)—11:14 p.m.—First Street—The caller reported a man looking into cars. The caller said he confronted her. The caller said he appeared to be under the influence. As of 11:22 p.m., Police were unable to locate the man.

Saturday, May 18

Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—1:23 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and Old Ranch Parkway—Police stopped a car on the northbound off ramp as of 1:24 a.m. Police requested a tow truck as of 1:54 a.m. Police arrested Ricardo Moreno on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater.

Car Theft Report (Priority 3)—2:02 a.m.—Seventh Street and Ocean Avenue—The caller reported a car theft. However, the caller sounded as if he had been drinking and didn’t quite remember where he parked the car. As of 3 a.m., the car was located on Ocean Avenue and Seventh Street. As of 3:10 a.m., the caller and his car were reunited.

Municipal Code Complaint (Priority 4)—3:39 a.m.—First Street—A man was digging in the trash in the alley. The caller contacted him because of the noise he was making. The trash digger verbally fought with the caller.

Burglary Report (Priority 3)—9:34 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—Someone broke into the caller’s safe sometime during the night. Loss: cash.

Trespassing (Priority 2)—10:17 a.m.—Lampson Avenue—Police found a hole cut in perimeter fencing at the location. No suspect information. Unknown when the incident occurred.

Keep the Peace (Priority 3)—2:12 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller was going to suspend an employee for improper conduct. The caller reported the individual had created a verbal disturbance in the past. The caller requested the presence of the police. However, the employee was not there when police arrived. Police were asked to provide extra patrol checks.

Criminal Threats Report (Priority 3)—5:06 p.m.—St. Andrews Drive (Leisure World, Mutual Unknown)—The caller reported that a threat was left on his car window. The caller provided police with suspect information. As of 6:08 p.m., no units were available. As of 6:10 p.m., the caller was advised of the delay.

Tuesday, May 21

Arrest—Pacific Coast Highway (Huntington Beach)—Police arrested Paul Richard Robinson on suspicion of misdemeanor making/passing/publishing, etc., a fictitious check/bill/note.

Thursday, May 23

Arrested—Studebaker and Loynes (Long Beach)—Police arrested Chace Richard Farguson on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.


Friday, May 10

Disturbance—2:04 p.m., Seal Beach Boulevard—Police were called to investigate a man that walked away from the Mobile Service Station without paying.

The reporting party asked police to investigate after the man ate fast food, did not pay, then loitered around the location.

Suspicious Person—3:26 p.m., Howard Avenue—Los Al Police were called to check out a man walking door to door attempting to sell security systems.

Residents became suspicious when the man apparently failed to produce photo ID or business cards. Police said the man checked out and took no further action.

Saturday, May 11

Battery—12:09 a.m., Katella Avenue—Police were called to the scene on Katella Avenue, where a man was allegedly beaten and left and the aggressors were waiting for a cab to go home. The reporting party said he attempted to render medical aid to the victim who refused it. Police tried to call the reporting party back but received no answer.

Crime Log: published Thursday, May 30, 2019