Police Blotter: Driver Yells at Kids, Points Gun at Witness

The informant noticed that the vehicle’s license plate was covered by a bag. Also, don't operate a toothbrush while drunk.

Who among us hasn't yelled at a knucklehead kid in the street, or at the very least felt like it? But it's what happened next in a Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood that is so concerning.

According to a witness who contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Dept., the driver of a dark green BMW sedan was yelling at kids in the neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

The driver then pointed what appeared to be a gun out of the back window, aiming it at the informant.

According to the witness, the car’s license plate was obstructed by a bag, and the vehicle was missing some trim. The informant said the weapon looked like it could have been a handgun or a rifle, though the informant's son indicated it might have been a bottle.

The call came in around 2 p.m. on Monday, from Reata.

Don't do this twice a day

A woman reported her neighbor to sheriff deputies early Monday morning because she felt the neighbor was a danger to herself. The woman advised police the neighbor was drunk and had been sleeping on the witness' porch, but was now in danger because she was walking back to her apartment while holding a toothbrush. The call came in at 5:15 a.m., on Timbre.

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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 August 10 to August 13.

Disturbance 7:09 p.m. Tuesday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Buena Suerte. A woman said another woman ran up to her boyfriend and hit him.

Disturbance 6:52 p.m. Tuesday, on El Cencerro. A woman said she was in a fight with her 17-year-son.

Welfare Check 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, on Via Amistosa. An informant was worried about his cousin, who hadn’t been answering the door to his apartment.

Suspicious Person in Vehicle 7:11 p.m. Monday, 29800 block of Santa Margarita Parkway. A caller said two people were having sex in the backseat of a parked green Infiniti sedan.

Petty Theft 2:20 p.m. Monday, 22200 block of El Paseo. A man saw another man walk around Kohls with a necklace from which he had allegedly removed the tag.

Disturbance 9:45 p.m. Sunday, on Arboleda. A man said his intoxicated son was arguing with his wife, throwing things around the house. Deputies arrived and arrested a 31-year-old man, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was released after posting bond from the Theo Lacy Facility.

Citizen Assist 1:25 a.m. Sunday, 30100 block of Santa Margarita Parkway. An employee from the Shell station said a customer tried to use a potential counterfeit $10 bill.

Citizen Assist 11:30 p.m. Saturday, on Via Cresta. A man demanded to speak to a deputy about his neighbor, who had placed a cigarette butt on his front walkway.

Drunk in Public 7:27 p.m. Saturday, on Plano Trabuco Road and Santa Margarita Parkway. An informant spotted a man passed out on the side of CVS, with his hands down his pants.

Disturbance 12:19 a.m. Saturday, 22700 block of Antonio Parkway. Two teen-aged girls were waiting in front of CVS, asking customers to buy them alcohol.

Unknown Trouble 7:04 p.m. Friday, 31900 block of Via Oso. An informant walking on a horse trail in Coto de Caza Friday evening heard a woman yelling for someone to call 911. The caller could also hear glass breaking in the same residence. The resident called the desk, and said that his 31-year-old son was attacking him. Deputies arrived and needed to taze the son to subdue him. The uncooperative telesales agent was arrested and is being held on $500 bail at the Central Mens Jail.

Grand Theft Report 6:52 p.m. Friday, on Wild Lilac Lane. A woman reported that about $4,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen from her residence.

Family Dispute 6:07 p.m. Friday, on Via Cresta. A woman was involved in an argument with her intoxicated husband. Deputies arrived and arrested a 45-year-old man, who is being held on $10,000 bail at the Central Mens Jail.

Traffic Stop 11:25 a.m. Friday, on Coto de Caza Drive and Via Peralta. Deputies arrested a 43-year-old man, who is being held without bail at the Intake Release Center.

Disturbance 7:30 a.m. Friday, 22700 block of El Prado. A woman said another woman had slapped her in the face. Deputies arrested a 54-year-old woman, who is being held without bail at the Central Womans Jail.

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.


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