With Grand Theft Auto getting the blame for many crimes, one has to wonder if playing the game led to the reason for this call to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
According to the blotter of the OCSD, a man sold an Xbox gaming console to the city's Game Stop.
However, after he sold the popular unit to the store, the man's 16-year-old cousin came forward with a confession.
He stole the Xbox.
The man didn't know where the unit had been stolen from, but wanted to speak to a deputy about the matter. The cousin was not present. And, of course, neither was the Xbox.
The call was made Monday, 3:41 p.m., from Via Contento.
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The following is a summary of selected calls from Rancho Santa Margarita, Las Flores and Trabuco Canyon to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on March 11, 2013.
Disturbance—music or party, Monday, 10:25 p.m., from Osoberry. A caller reported neighbors in their back yard having a party and yelling.
Grand theft, Monday, 5:14 p.m., 30800 Trabuco Canyon Road. A park ranger notified deputies that someone had stolen a generator from the No. 14 campsite.
Suspicious persons/circumstances, Monday, 5:07 p.m., from Altura and Oso Parkway. A woman called to report two teenage boys on bicycles who were digging in the canyon.
Vandalism report, Monday, 2:10 p.m., 22400 block of Alma Aldea. A man reported that someone had keyed his vehicle.
Citizen assist, Monday, 12:43 p.m., 22700 block of El Prado. A caller complained about a neighbor who keeps egging the caller's property.
Disturbance—auto-involved, Monday, 4:25 a.m., Plano Trabuco and Santa Margarita Parkway. A caller complained about a delivery truck that was making loud noises. The driver told deputies he would be gone by 4:55 a.m.
Suspicious persons/circumstances, Monday, 3:34 a.m., El Potro and Via Estampida. A caller reported four subjects were trying to get into vehicles; they were last seen on El Potro headed on foot to the cul-de-sac.
This report was culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report, as well as the facts, may differ from the original blotter item. All items are alleged to have occurred. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.