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A man contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Department early Wednesday morning to report that an adversary attacked the man's Rancho Santa Margarita home and then threatened to hit him with a baseball bat.
According to the informant, the Louisville slugger broke his front window with the bottle, then attempted to hit him with the bat.
The suspect fled in his silver Ford Focus, driving down Melinda Road near Portola Hills. Deputies caught up to and arrested the driver, a 22-year-old man. He is being held on $50,000 bail at the Central Mens Jail.
The call came in around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, from the 29700 block of Melinda Road.
Man cuts off driver, approaches car with hammer
An informant said a man cut her off in traffic Monday afternoon, and when they reached a stoplight, he got out of his vehicle and approached her car with a hammer in his hand.
The call came in around 5 p.m. on Monday, from Avenida de las Banderas and Esperanza.
Teens meet to discuss vandalism plans at McDonald’s
A woman was eating at McDonald’s in Rancho Santa Margarita Sunday afternoon when she heard five teen-aged boys discussing their plan to spray paint all of the cars in the restaurant’s parking lot. According to the informant, one of the boys was carrying a can of green spray paint.
The call came in around 4 p.m. on Sunday, from the 30600 block of Santa Margarita Parkway.
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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 October 7 to October 10.
Stolen Vehicle 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, on Encantado Canyon. A man said someone had stolen is black BMW 323 station wagon.
Citizen Assist 10:36 a.m. Wednesday, on Via Trompeta and Rancho Trabuco. A caller found a dog.
Disturbance 10:57 p.m. Tuesday, 22400 block of Antonio Parkway. A man and a woman were in a physical altercation in the parking lot.
Prowler 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, on Via Amistosa. A woman saw a man outside her bedroom window.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 8:22 p.m. Monday, on Taos. A resident was worried about his neighbor’s dog, which had been barking for more than 45 minutes.
Reckless Driving 5:32 p.m. Monday, on Via Gardenia. A concerned resident complained about a girl who was riding a quad down the street without a helmet.
Disturbance 11:27 p.m. Sunday, on Cuervo. An informant heard a man and a woman fighting in a nearby residence.
Welfare Check 8:27 p.m. Sunday, on Pasada Valiente. A man said his daughter told him that her ex-boyfriend, who had been stalking her, was at her residence.
Assist Outside Agency 7:57 p.m. Sunday, on Calle Rienda. The Sheriff’s Department of Pima County, Arizona needed help with a wallet that was found on a trailhead. The wallet belonged to a University of Arizona student, and his parents were concerned about him. The mother eventually got in contact with her son.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 7:49 p.m. Sunday, on Melinda Road and Ametrine Way. A caller saw two teen-aged girls smoke something as they walked down the street.
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.