A pair of octogenarian roommates apparently had a one-sided disagreement that led to one Rancho Santa Margarita woman being taken to the hospital and another taken away in a squad car.
A caller from Ross Medical Associates contacted Orange County Sheriff Deputies on Friday, about 7:45 p.m., to report that it had received a distress call from an 82-year-old woman was short of breath; she claimed she had been abused, and was being spit upon, by her 82-year-old girlfriend.
Deputies arrived and arrrested the spitter, who was originally held on $10,000 bail at the Intake Release Center but released Tuesday on her own recognizance.
The other woman was transported to Mission Hospital.
Neighbor woman comes to visit—with a shotgun
A caller from the Avila apartment complex in Rancho Santa Margarita said a woman, who looked to be in her forties, came to the door with a shotgun early Saturday morning. The woman, who lives in the unit below the caller, banged on the door and then pointed the shotgun to the ground.
When deputies arrived, they could hear loud music coming from the gun-toting neighbor’s apartment, along with two men yelling their worry about what would happen when the police arrived. Deputies set up an arrest team near the unit, and the Orange County Fire Authority stood by on El Prado and Los Alamos.
Deputies were able to get the occupants of the apartment to come outside on their own. They detained two men, and arrested the 37-year-old woman, who was released after posting bail from the Intake Release Center.
The call came in around 8 a.m. on Saturday, from the 22700 block of El Prado.
Four men brawl inside gas station
An informant saw four men fight inside the Arco station in Rancho Santa Margarita early Sunday morning. The man called back a few minutes later, stating that two of the men had left, but one of the two that remained was bleeding from the mouth. The Orange County Fire Authority arrived to assess any injuries.
The call came in around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, from Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida Empresa.
Boys shoot BB guns at kids near elementary school
A caller wanted deputies to look behind the main building of Cielo Vista Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita Sunday afternoon for a group of youths wielding BB guns. According to the caller, the boys were shooting the guns at children and had already hit two girls. Deputies detained the boys before releasing them.
The call came in around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, from the 21800 block of Avenida de los Fundadores.
Drunken man brings woman home after a night on the town; woman refuses to leave
A Rancho Santa Margarita man called police when he couldn't get rid of a woman he had brought to his home early Saturday morning after a night of heavy drinking. The woman refused to leave his apartment, the man told deputies. However, by the time OCSD arrived, the woman had left the premises.
The call came in around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, from Via Amistosa.
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 28 to October 31.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 10:56 p.m. Monday, on Mancera. A woman said someone knocked on her door and left. When she opened the door, she noticed that her screen door was ripped.
Disturbance 10:45 p.m. Monday, on Via Tronido. A woman said her husband hit her, the door, and their dog after drinking a few beers. The man then left in his white van.
Disturbance 10:43 p.m. Monday, on Via Bonita and Villavante. An informant said men were fighting in front of his house.
Disturbance 8:34 p.m. Monday, on Cherry Hills Drive and Vista del Verde. A caller said about 100 youths were being noisy and lighting off firecrackers on Cherry Hills Drive.
Annoying Phone Call 7:38 p.m. Monday, 400 block of Sable. A woman said she had been receiving threatening text messages.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 5:16 a.m. Monday, on Tesoro Creek Road. A man said there was a convicted sex offender watching a girls’ volleyball game at Tesoro High School and taking pictures of the girls. Deputies determined that the man is not a sex offender, nor was he in possession of any recording materials. The man was allowed to remain at the game.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 3:52 p.m. Monday, on Vista del Verde and Coto de Caza Drive. A caller heard strange noises coming from nearby horse stables.
Citizen Assist 10:06 a.m. Monday, 30500 block of Trabuco Canyon Road. A woman was in an argument with the owner of Canyon Feed and Tack.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 3:18 p.m. Sunday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Antonio Parkway. An informant said a man was sleeping on the stairs in front of Wings restaurant.
Assault Report 1:56 p.m. Sunday, on Wayfaire. A man said he was assaulted the previous night.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 10:50 a.m. Sunday, 30700 block of El Portal. A caller said a woman was standing behind Target, yelling that she was going to kill someone.
Family Dispute 2:15 a.m. Sunday, on Via Amistosa. A girl said her father had just hit her mother. Both parents had been drinking, according to the girl. Deputies arrived and arrested the 42-year-old father, who is being held on $50,000 bail at the Musick Facility.
Disturbance 12:36 a.m. Sunday, on Calle Coturo and Via Tirapie. A caller was annoyed by several youths who were walking on the street drinking and loitering.
Disturbance—Music or Party 11:23 p.m. Saturday, 20600 block of Shadow Rock Lane. A caller heard a loud party coming from the end of the street.
Disturbance—Music or Party 9:42 p.m. Saturday, 31900 block of Pleasant Glen Road. A man said there was a loud party near his residence.
Citizen Assist 8:59 p.m. Saturday, 21800 block of Estrella Lane. A woman said a strange person had called her sister, making racist statements and claiming that he would burn her house down.
Found Property 8:22 p.m. Saturday, on Via Anadeja. A man said he found computer parts in a nearby grassy area.
Non-cohabitant Domestic Violence 4:25 p.m. Saturday, 31800 block of Joshua Drive. A man said he cut himself and was going to accuse his girlfriend of doing it to him. Deputies arrived and arrested the 39-year-old woman, who was released from the Intake Release Center.
Citizen Assist 4:08 p.m. Saturday, on Oso Parkway and the 241 toll road. A man said he had hit a coyote with his BMW.
Traffic Stop 2:56 p.m. Saturday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and the 241 toll road. Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man, who is being held without bail at the Theo Lacy Facility.
Disturbance 10:48 a.m. Saturday, on Buena Suerte and Avenida de las Flores. A caller saw people arguing while their dogs fought on a tennis court.
Petty Theft Report 8:54 a.m. Saturday, on Calle del Mar. A woman said items had been stolen from her vehicle.
Petty Theft Report 8:47 a.m. Saturday, on Calle de Luna. A man said items had been stolen from his vehicle.
Disturbance 3:27 a.m. Saturday, 300 block of Sable. A caller from Archstone Apartments said that her neighbors had been fighting and throwing things for over an hour.
Disturbance 2:59 a.m. Saturday, 29700 block of Melinda Road. A man said he had been arguing with his wife, and wanted to sleep somewhere else that night, but she wouldn’t let him leave.
Disturbance 11:00 p.m. Friday, on Lexington Way. A man said he needed help with a fight that was occurring at a party. The desk could hear a lot of yelling in the background before the man hung up. The Orange County Fire Authority arrived and transported one man to Mission Hospital.
Welfare Check 10:55 p.m. Friday, on Bel Flora. An employee from the Emergency Room at Mission Hospital wanted deputies to check on a party in Las Flores because three teens had been admitted to the Emergency Room that evening for alcohol poisoning, and they all admitted to being at the same party.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 9:57 p.m. Friday, on Via Helena. A caller said 10 men were loitering in front of their expensive-looking blue Hummer. The caller thought they might be drug dealers.
Disturbance 3:55 p.m. Friday, on Avenida Empresa and Santa Margarita Parkway. A caller saw a man in a red Jeep following a woman who was on the sidewalk. He began arguing with the woman, who tried to flee by running across the street.
Traffic Stop 4:21 a.m. Friday, on Oso Parkway and Morning Trail. Deputies arrested a 36-year-old-man, who is being held without bail at the Central Mens Jail. The man was wearing a ski mask and had several tools with him, and was arrested because he matched the description of a man who had been stealing items from vehicles in San Clemente.
You can read about more incidents on the Orange County Sheriff's Department blotter.