Police blotter



Aug. 20

Suspicious person – 7:08 a.m. – 4000 block of Katella Ave.

Caller reported a male Hispanic in his 20s, wearing a grey and white sweatshirt and grey shorts. The subject was holding a small skateboard and walking back and forth from the parking lot and residential area, near the pedestrian access. The caller thought the subject might be casing the area. Patrol responded and contacted the subject, who was leaving the area.


Petty theft – 1:42 p.m. – 3400 block of Katella Ave.

Caller reported a theft of miscellaneous items by a black female in her 30s, who had just left the store. Another suspect had just walked out also. The two subjects got into a white Toyota Camry. The caller was unaware of what street the subjects had turned on to or which direction they went. There was no further information on the vehicle or the property loss.


Suspicious person – 6:42 p.m. – 5400 block of Katella Ave.

Caller reported an unknown subject in a silver suv, who appeared to be watching little girls get out of dance class. The caller said the subject appeared to be taking notes, had his driver door open looking in his mirros and looked suspicious. Patrol contacted the subject, who had been working his pool cleaning route when his vehicles brakes went out. The subject rolled into the parking lot and was waiting for a friend who was brining parts to fix the truck. The subject checked out and did have pool cleaning equipment in the back of his vehicle.


Aug. 21

Suspicious circumstances – 2:19 a.m. – 5100 block of Katella Ave.

The caller reported that a vehicle was following him. The caller sounded like he might be suffering from mental illness. The caller said that he was being followed by several vehicles but could not provide any further descriptions. Patrol contacted the subject, who did appear to be suffering from mental illness. The subject was advised and agreed to comply and no crimes had been committed.


Aug. 22

Vehicle burglary – 8:52 a.m. – 3800 block of Howard Ave.

Caller reported that power tools had been stolen from a tool box in the vehicle. The subjects had broken the lock on the box to get into it. The caller reported that the theft occurred some time between 6:30 p.m. the prior day and the time of the call. The estimated loss was approximately $350. The caller requested a log report for insurance purposes. There were no surveillance cameras in the area.



July 31

Area check – 10:37 a.m. – 7800 block of Walker St.

Caller reported second-hand information that a male subject was at the gazebo and possibly selling drugs. The subject reportedly ha

Aug. 23

Suspicious subject – 8:54 a.m. – 7700 block of Furman Rd.

Caller reported a male Hispanic wearing a black shirt and black pants who had just jumped the campus fence. The subject was described as heavy set, with a shaved head and carrying a white paper. The caller said the subject was walking north on Furman and appeared to be looking in vehicles. Patrol checked the area and located the subject. He was ID’d and checked out ok. He was leaving the area.

Aug. 23

Disruptive subject – 8:27 p.m. – La Palma/Denni

Caller reported two male subjects who were yelling at each other in the middle of the street. One subject was a white male, in a vehicle with a golf cap and cigar in his mouth. The other subject was a Hispanic male, in the street, who was wearing a white t-shirt with a logo and light shorts. Patrol located the male Hispanic at the bus stop. He checked out ok and the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

Aug. 24

Illegal parking – 2:40 p.m. – 5400 block of La Luna Dr.

Caller reported that parents were parking and blocking driveways and that students have been parking on La Luna all day long. A vehicle was blocking the caller’s driveway at the time of the call. The caller reported that the driver was movingthe vehicle and that no other cars were illegally parked at the time.

Disruptive subject – 9:58 p.m. – Erow/Furman

Caller reported that two or three subjects were yelling at each other in an unknown language. There was at least one male and one female. Patrol made contact with three subjects on east side of Furman and more people were gathering on Erow. Patrol counseled the two subjects yelling at each other. The dispute was between a mother and son and was verbal only. Both parties were advised and agreed to comply.


Aug. 30

Shots heard—10:28 a.m.—4500 block of Myra

Two people called in to report hearing shots fired coming from a school. One said they had not heard any kids playing outside at the school that day. The school was contacted, and said they were having a drill.

Fire—10:50 a.m.—8000 block of Acacia Cir.

Brush was on fire in the riverbed, and a lot of smoke was rising, endangering the nearby homes. OCFA responded and determined that no evacuations were needed and there was no property damage.

Traffic stop—12 p.m.—5500 block of Ball Rd.

A vehicle determined to have been stolen was stopped, and Kristina Poor, 32, and Jesus Mendoza, 36, were arrested. Mendoza was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Traffic collision—2:07 p.m.—Crescent Ave./Watson St.

Two vehicles had collided and one was on fire. OCFA responded. Both vehicles were unoccupied.

Violation of court order report—3:10 p.m.—Police Department

One parent had failed to show up for a child custody exchange. The reporting party wanted to log that the other party had not shown up to pick up their child per the custody order.

Suspicious circumstances—3:41 p.m.—9500 block of Normandy Way

An individual saw, on his Ring doorbell, an unknown man punching in the code and entering the house. They had a regular pet sitter who came over, but when the homeowner tried calling the pet sitter to see if the man was someone she had sent, she did not answer. Police responded, and found the man to be the father-in-law of the pet sitter.

Pedestrian check—10:39 p.m.—5800 block of Lincoln Ave.

Justin Magner, 21, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Sept. 1

Pedestrian check—12:03 a.m.—Valley View St./Cerritos Ave.

Cassandra Castaneda, 25, and Dennis Aguilar, 40, were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Pedestrian check—7:22 a.m.—Lincoln Ave./Los Altos Dr.

Aaron Tyler Mendez, 21, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Indecent exposure—7:52 a.m.—1100 block of Cuttyhunk Ct.

Reports began coming in of an exposed man in someone’s yard. He allegedly defecated, then jumped the wall into another yard. Neighbors approached him with shovels and a baseball bat. Police responded. The claim of indecent exposure was unfounded. The man was transported to a bus stop and given a bus pass.

Traffic stop—11:23 a.m.—Walker St./Lincoln Ave.

Ivan Martinez, 43, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and violating a restraining order.

Welfare check—11:35 a.m.—1000 block of Sande St.

A neighbor heard a young man who lives nearby with his father screaming inside the house. The reporting party was concerned for the son’s welfare, and said that he does have outbursts sometimes. Police got the father on the phone and went to the house. No further action was required.

Traffic stop—6:26 p.m.—no location given

Tiffany Jackson, 39, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Counseling—7:33 p.m.—1100 block of Nayshon Ct.

A man arrived home and found a pair of pants, a syringe and a fake sword on his porch. Police took a report, counseled the man and took the items for destruction.

Pedestrian check—8:07 p.m.—5800 block of Lincoln Ave.

Jordan Lemaster, 24, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Sept. 2

Bicycle stop—12:16 a.m.—6200 block of Lincoln Ave.

Ezekiel Salazar, 28, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and not properly stopping at a crosswalk.

Traffic collision—2:41 a.m.—9200 block of Bloomfield

After being involved in a collision, Jorge Santosheniquez, 32, was arrested on charges of domestic violence, leaving the scene of an accident he caused, and DUI.

Disturbing subject—1:32 p.m.—1000 block of Valley View St.

Giovani Espinosa, 18, was arrested for committing petty theft. He was to be cited and released.

Auto theft report—1:52 p.m.—5400 block of Marcella Ave.

While a vehicle was left running with the keys in it in front of a residence, it was stolen. The owner got suspect information from a neighbor. The vehicle was located, damaged but not stripped and with no plates missing. The suspect was taken into custody.


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