The apparent lust for a night of gaming brought out the worst in a young Rancho Santa Margarita man, who threw the kind of temper tantrum that may indicate he has some issues far deeper than the need to get online.
A woman called the Orange County Sheriff's Department to report that her 19-year-old son had a fit early Sunday morning, throwing a temper tantrum in which he argued with his mother before pinning her arms down. The son also took her laptop, phone, and car keys.
The man was angry because she had taken away his XBox, which he eventually retrieved. She thought he might have been intoxicated, because she found a bottle of tequila in his room.
The call came in around 1 a.m. on Friday, from Milagro.
Woman returns home to a strange dog
A woman returned to her Rancho Santa Margarita home on Sunday morning, only to find an unfamiliar dog in her backyard. She didn’t know if someone had abandoned it, or placed it there on purpose. According to the informant, the canine was microchipped.
The call came in around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, from Sembrado.
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 November 2 to November 4.
Drunk in Public 6:05 p.m. Sunday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Antonio Parkway. Three intoxicated teens were running into traffic and falling down, according to an informant.
Suspicious Person/Circumstances 5:51 p.m. Sunday, 30600 block of Santa Margarita Parkway. A woman said a man, who was asking for donations outside of Trader Joe’s, was following female customers to their vehicles.
Drunken Driving 5:44 p.m. Sunday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Alicia Parkway. A caller said a man was swerving his white Toyota Celica all over the road.
Suspicious Person in Vehicle 2:04 p.m. Sunday, on Tierra Seguro. A caller said two men were smoking marijuana in a parked vehicle, and took off when spotted.
Welfare Check 10:16 p.m. Saturday, 29800 block of Aventura. An informant said a man was sleeping inside his blue SUV, which was parked in the post office's parking lot.
Disturbance 6:11 p.m. Saturday, on Via Magnolia. A man said his neighbor had been working on his vehicle in his driveway while constantly revving its engine.
Found Child 1:08 p.m. Saturday, on Alma Aldea and Santa Margarita Parkway. An informant found a 2-year-old girl in the street. Deputies made contact with her babysitter, who said the child had left the residence while she was putting another child down for a nap.
Illegal Peddling 12:14 p.m. Saturday, on Via Boyero. A caller said a few aggressive solicitors were walking around the neighborhood, followed by two pickup trucks loaded with organic fertilizer.
Disturbance 1:25 a.m. Saturday, on Roble. A caller said he had stopped a man from hitting a woman at her downstairs unit, so the man broke his front window.
Disturbance 11:38 p.m. Friday, on Via Cuidado. A caller said a group of teens were drinking and making noise.
Disturbance 12:57 p.m. Friday, on Paseo Pensamiento. An informant said there was a heated argument between a man and a woman at a house across the street from his, where the suspects were installing a hot tub. Deputies arrested a 24-year-old woman, who is being held on $10,000 bail at the Central Woman’s 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.