It's a fast-changing world in which we live ...
A Rancho Santa Margarita man called on the Orange County Sheriff's Department last Saturday to report that his fiancee was drunk and throwing things inside the Rabano residence.
That call came at 7:41 p.m., according to the blotter of the OCSD.
Less than an hour later, the man called back to report that his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend—the marriage now apparently off—had just slapped him across the face and had walked outside the residence.
That call came at 8:29 p.m.
Less than 25 minutes later, the informant said he received a text from his father saying the ex-fiancee was driving drunk and hit a female driver then left the scene—although it was later learned that the hit-and-run took place a few weeks ago.
Later that night on the same street ...
Police received a call about a loud party on Rabano in which attendees were on the patio smoking drugs. The call came Sunday, 3:49 a.m.
Father and son get in a real row
A woman contacted OCSD regarding her husband and 16-year-old son in a physical altercation. The woman said her son was bleeding from the fight and told police to "Please hurry" before suddenly hanging up. The 9-1-1 operator could hear a heated verbal altercation in the background.
On a call back, which went to the husband's phone, he indicated that the boy had gone to a neighbor's house.
According to the father, the boy—who has a history with drugs—made threats and pushed the father; the man responded by punching his son in the nose, causing it to bleed.
It was unknown if the boy was on drugs at the time of the altercation.
The son was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
We're still trying to figure out the mannequin
OCSD received a call from an informant who reported that six kids were spray painting walls under the 241 on Melinda Road. When deputies arrived, they made contact with three juveniles and a mannequin—but there was no graffiti present.
The call was made Sunday, 9:14 p.m., from Melinda and the 241.
Who's calling the police on who?
A woman called police to report on the downstairs neighbors, who were knocking on the door yelling at the woman because they were upset that the informant's washing machine was leaking into the downstairs apartment.
The call was made Sunday, 6:58 p.m., from the 22400 block of Alma Aldea.
The following is a summary report of various calls from Rancho Santa Margarita to the Orange County Sheriff's Department from January 18 to January 20.
Hit and run parked car, Sunday, 8:24 p.m., from Aventura and Empresa. An off-duty firefighter saw a white GMC Sierra hit another vehicle and the subject leave the vehicle and flee the scene. Police tracked down a female suspect.
Disturbance, Sunday, 6:58 p.m., 22400 block of Alma Aldea. Police received a report about three males fighting.
Disturbance—auto involved, Sunday, 4:51 p.m., from Wild Horse Loop. An informant asked for a police check of the neighborhood after seeing an unknown number of subject driving go-karts or pocket bikes on the street.
Traffic hazard, Sunday, 1:10 p.m., from El Portal and Las Flores. A caller said a man in his 30s, not wearing a shirt and carrying a white cane, appeared to be disoriented and was walking in the middle of the street on Las Flores.
Disturbance, Sunday, 2:46 a.m., from Via Amistosa. An informant contacted police to report a man was trying to beat up her brother. The 9-1-1 operator heard yelling in the background. There were no weapons involved, but according to the informant, the aggressor was a thick, muscular tattoo artist in his 40s.
Disturbance—family dispute, Saturday, 11:25 p.m., from Paseo Pueblo. A woman contacted police to report her 50-year-old mother was drunk and had fought with family members. The informant originally requested paramedics to tend to facial injuries but later declined.
Suspicious person/circumstances, Saturday, 10:58 p.m., 31800 block of Wagon Wheel. An informant said someone had thrown something at her front window and door. She also said her male neighbor was verbally abusive to her earlier in the day and didn't know if the two incidents were related.
Welfare check Saturday, 2:03 p.m., 22400 block of Alma Aldea. A woman at the leasing office requested a welfare check on her sister because she had not heard from her sister in two weeks.
Municipal code violations Saturday, 1:23 p.m., from Sendero. A caller reported a neighboring resident was dumping carpet cleaner down the drain.
Disturbance, Friday, 6:31, 22300 block of El Paseo. A woman contacted police because her employee was inebriated and was sent home, except that the 25-year-old employee—wearing Donna Karan jeans and a black apron—was wandering in the parking lot. The informant said she tried to call a taxi for her employee and the subject began screaming at her.
Vandalism report, Friday, 4:08 p.m., from Calle Arcos. A man reported that his neighbor intentionally ran his car into the informant's fence line a day earlier.
These reports were 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.