Police Blotter: Woman’s Shower Allegedly Recorded by 'Peeping Tom'

Also, a man breaks a car’s window—with his fist—and a man gets a call from an 'undercover agent.'

Peeping Toms certainly have more technological gadgets with which to do their spying, and one Rancho Santa Margarita woman thinks she may have been victimized.

The woman was showering in her RSM residence around noon on Wednesday, and that's when she noticed an unfamiliar cell phone set up in her bathroom.

The woman called the Orange County Sheriff's Department and told officers that she was convinced someone had placed the cell phone there to record her while she was taking a shower.

The call came in around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, from the 22100 block of El Paseo.

Man breaks car's window with fist

A Rancho Santa Margarita man saw someone punch the side window of his vehicle, shattering the glass. The informant didn’t know why he smashed the glass, and the car was still in the parking lot of Canada Vista Park.

The call came in around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, from the 24300 block of Antonio Parkway.

Undercover operative gets 'undercover' phone call

A man said that he had helped undercover agents with a drug bust that had involved his brother, so he would not be charged with a crime.

However, the informant called OCSD Thursday to report that he received a phone call from someone claiming to be an undercover agent, but the so-called agent wouldn’t provide his badge number when asked for it.

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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 September 26 to September 28.

Disturbance 3:34 p.m. Friday, on Flora del Mar. An informant said youths were throwing pool furniture into a community pool.

Petty Theft Report 1:26 p.m. Friday, on Antonio Parkway and Santa Margarita Parkway. A man said someone had stolen tools from his vehicle.

Disturbance 11:49 a.m. Friday, on Melinda Road and Paseo Primero. A caller could hear two men yelling and using foul language in a nearby residence.

Traffic Stop 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, on Coto de Caza Drive and Antonio Parkway. Deputies arrested a 23-year-old man, who was released on his own recognizance from the Intake Release Center.

Prowler 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, on Via Amistosa. A woman saw a man look through her bedroom window.

Annoying Phone Call 9:11 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Pasto Rico. A man said he had to change his phone number and Facebook account several times  because his ex-girlfriend would not stop harassing him.

Vandalism in Progress 5:33 p.m. Wednesday, on Via Joaquin. A man said his 25-year-old son had keyed his car.

Traffic Accident 5:11 p.m. Wednesday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida Empresa. A witness said two or three vehicles were involved in an accident that spanned two lanes. According to the informant, one of the drivers reeked of alcohol, and had put some into his trunk. Deputies arrested the 47-year-old man, who had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. He was cited and released from the Intake Release Center.

Grand Theft Report 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, 23100 block of Arroyo Vista. A woman at Point Conception Swimwear said a former employee had stolen her laptop, and the husband of the suspect had made threats to her the previous evening.

Property for Destruction 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, 29700 block of Melinda Road. A caller found a green duffel bag hidden behind a hedge. The bag appeared to be full of cannabis, but deputies only found a very small amount, which they destroyed.

Traffic Stop 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, on Alma Aldea and Calle de los Abanicos. Deputies arrested a 29-year-old man, who was released after posting bond from the Intake Release Center.

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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