It's bad enough when the neighbor won't pick up after his dog, but this is kind of ridiculous—and icky.
A Rancho Santa Margarita man called the Orange County Sheriff's Department to report that his neighbor had used a putty knife to smear dog feces on the handles of a trash can; he then pushed the trash can against the informant's son's white Ford F-150.
The neighbor was apparently upset about a parking spot, and the informant was concerned, too; the neighbor had come to the informant's door in the past with a gun.
Deputies confirmed that the informant had a valid restraining order on file against the suspect.
The call came in around 8 a.m. on Thursday, from Calle Arcos.
Disgruntled personal trainer wants to flex her muscle
A personal trainer, who was recently fired from Gold's Gym, allegedly threatened to assault her former manager early Wednesday morning.
According to the manager, when the woman left the facility, she threatened the Fitness Manager, who filed a temporary restraining order against the disgruntled former employee.
The call came in around midnight on Wednesday, from the 31900 block of Dove Canyon Drive.
Kid drives parent around complex
An informant claimed to see a 10-year-old child drive a white full-sized van around a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment complex Tuesday evening, while his parent sat in the passenger seat.
The call came in around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, from Daylily.
The following is a summary report of calls from Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon and Las Flores to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from January 8 to January 10.
Disturbance 4:53 p.m. Thursday, on San Benito and Alicia Parkway. An informant said a man was yelling at people and kicked her dog. The man was last seen smoking a cigarette while hiding in a bush near her community pool.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 3:30 p.m. Thursday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida Empresa. A man in his 40s was flipping people off and blocking vehicles in a crosswalk.
General Broadcast 1:23 p.m. Thursday, on Aventura and Avenida Empresa. A drunken driver was swerving all over Avenida Empresa.
Disturbance 7:17 a.m. Thursday, on Mountain Laurel. A woman said she was in an argument with her 15-year-old son because he stayed out all night. The youth took off on foot toward a nearby trail.
Unknown Trouble 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, on Gaviota. A caller said his neighbor was screaming and hitting her wall.
Disturbance 6:22 p.m. Wednesday, on Antonio Parkway and Santa Margarita Parkway. A woman was in the Taco Bell drive-through lane, and saw a woman pushing a cart inside the restaurant. According to the informant, it was obvious that the woman was having a psychiatric episode. She spoke to the restaurant manager, who was aware of the customer's condition, and said that another patron had bought her a taco in an attempt to calm her down.
Traffic Hazard 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Melinda Road. An informant said there was a lot of shattered glass on Melinda Road.
Citizen Assist 5:32 a.m. Wednesday, on Plano Trabuco Road and Rancho Cielo. A woman said someone had parked their white Honda Accord in a no-parking zone, blocking her vehicle. She left a note on the car, but the next morning, the note was gone but the Honda was still there.
Assist Outside Agency 4:36 a.m. Wednesday, 100 block of Flora del Sol. The Orange County Fire Authority needed assistance with a man who had been thrown from a vehicle earlier that evening. The man said his injuries were worse than he had originally thought, and he was taken to Mission Hospital to be treated.
Reckless Driving 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, on Glen Iris. A caller said someone was riding an ATV on the road, and nearly hit someone.
Disturbance 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, 100 block of Morning Glory. A man said his boyfriend's mother was trying to get into their home.
You can read about more incidents on the Orange County Sheriff's Department blotter.
These reports are culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.