Crime Log Compiled by Charles M. Kelly
Editor’s note: Information in the Crime Log is based on the information most recently provided by the Seal Beach Police Department.
Sunday, October 21
Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—8:16 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—Police unit 106 observed a car occupied by a sleeping individual being towed by another car. Police unit 106, assisted by units 141 and S20, arrested Arely Lopez on suspicion of theft of another person’s access card or account information. A few details were blacked out in the log. As the call was police-initiated, no incident response time was provided.
Peddler (Priority 3)—10:29 a.m.—405 Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a woman who was begging for money was walking out into traffic. A few details were blacked out in the log. Police unit 106 responded alone, though units 107 and 141 were apparently available for back up. Police warned the woman about panhandling, interviewed her in the field and sent her home to Garden Grove. Incident response time: 43 minutes 17 seconds.
Theft from a Car (Priority 3)—10:33 a.m.—Fifth Street (Old Town)—Sometime during the night, someone took property from the caller’s unlocked car. Loss: shoes, a plastic drawer with work files and notes, a Tupperware container of coins and debit/credit/gift cards, and two pairs of sunglasses. Police unit 107 took a report. Incident response time: 11 minutes 50 seconds.
Disturbance (Priority 2)—11:28 a.m.—College Park Drive (College Park West)—The caller was walking by Edison Park and said there was a group there having a party with a bounce house. An elderly woman and children walked into the park and were reportedly told by people associated with the party that they had to leave because the park was reserved for them. As of 11:30 a.m., the caller was no longer at the location. Police unit 106 found grandparents hosting a party for triplets. The grandparents said they had not seen anyone who they would have turned away. Police unit 106 advised/counseled/warned them against turn people away for the future. Incident response time: 10 minutes 4 seconds.
Car Burglary (Priority 3)—11:51 a.m.—Sixth Street (Old Town)—A citizen reported a car with a smashed window. The caller did not know who the car belonged to. Police unit 107 took a report. Incident response time: 8 minutes.
Suspicious Occupied Car (Priority 2)—1:11 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive—Police unit 106 contacted an individual who was urinating outside a car. Police unit 141 provided back up. Police cited Yi Zhang on suspicion of being a public nuisance, and released him. No incident response time provided. Unit 106 was on-scene 26 minutes 38 seconds. Back up unit 141 was on-scene 21 minutes 20 seconds.
Disturbance (Priority 2)—1:11 a.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man in line in the store created a disturbance over her cart. She did not see any weapons. As of 1:20 p.m., no units were available. Police unit S20 arrived at 1:29 p.m. The man in question was gone. Incident response time: 17 minutes 45 seconds.
Drunk (Priority 2)—1:49 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller said a man in the parking lot between the store and the golf course was extremely drunk and screaming. He purchased items in the store. (The items purchased were blacked out in the log.) Police unit 106 responded and unit 141 was available for back up. Police found the man to be mildly drunk and possibly mentally ill. He was advised/warned/counseled about his behavior. Incident response time: 7 minutes 11 seconds.
Drunk (Priority 2)—3:34 p.m.—Seal Beach Boulevard—The caller contacted 911 to report that a possibly drunk man had created a disturbance inside the store prior to leaving. (This call was not related to the 1:49 p.m. incident listed above.) As of 3:35 p.m., no units were available. According to the log, it was the same individual who was arrested earlier by unit 106. As of 3:48 p.m., police had arrested Jayson Habel (sic) on suspicion of being drunk in public.
Pedestrian Check (Priority 3)—6:56 p.m.—Main Street and Electric Avenue (Old Town)—Police unit S21 contacted an elderly man, a pedestrian. He appeared to be confused and was trying to get home. Police attempted to contact his place of residence and confirmed that he lived there, but they did not have transportation. As of 7:10 p.m., the elderly man advised police that he was waiting for the bus home. No incident response time was provided. Police unit S21 was on-scene for 15 minutes 6 seconds.
Traffic Stop (Priority 4)—7:12 p.m.—Electric Avenue and 10th Street (Old Town)—Police unit S21 was out with a woman who appeared to be intoxicated in a car that might have been involved in a traffic collision in the vicinity. Police units 207 and 241 also responded. Police determined that her car just hit a curb and caused no damage to city property. Police arrested Daisy Castillo on suspicion of drunken driving.