Police Blotter: As Parties Go, This Was a Doozy

Also, a a teen takes on his stepdad, and there's something very strange on Santa Margarita Parkway.

Christmas parties are old news. New Year's Eve parties are so last year. But the party Saturday in a Rancho Santa Margarita was apparently a humdinger.

Three people called the Orange County Sheriff's Department to report issues with a rowdy gathering in their apartment complex. The first caller complained about a loud party in the complex, while the second caller heard several subjects fighting in the parking lot after the party apparently ended.

But it wasn't over.

Two hours later, the host of the party said an attendee, who was intoxicated or high on something, came back to the apartment and challenged everyone to a fight. The host asked him to leave, but the aspiring John Cena refused to vacate the premises.

The first call came in around 9:30 on Saturday, the second call came in around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, and the third call came in around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. All calls originated from Flora del Mar.

Teen stepson takes it out on stepdad

A woman called OCSD to report that her 17-year-old stepson was beating up her husband. Afterward, the teen then tried to take pills in an upstairs bedroom, according to the informant. Deputies transported the boy to Mission Hospital for an evaluation while his parents followed.

The call was made Monday, 1:22 p.m., from the 31800 block of Old Hickory Road.

You don't see that everyday

An informant called 9-1-1 to report that a boat was in the street and it needed water badly. The boat, in the middle of Santa Margarita Parkway, was on fire.

It was attached to a trailer at the time. The call was made Monday, 12:11 p.m., from Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida de las Flores.

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 January 4 to January 7.

Vandalism in Progress 1:01 a.m. Monday, on Calle Coturno and Calle Bieldo. A caller saw three kids walking on Calle Coturno, kicking all of the parked cars, as they sauntered by.

Reckless Driving 12:01 a.m. Sunday, on Antonio Parkway and Tijeras Creek. An informant said kids were riding on a white golf cart in the middle of Tijeras Creek.

Disturbance 8:39 p.m. Saturday, on Via Amistosa. A caller wanted deputies to look for a man who was yelling at a woman while throwing bottles around his apartment complex.

Traffic Accident 5:42 p.m. Saturday, on Santa Margarita Parkway and Avenida Empresa. A vehicle struck a bicyclist. The cyclist was taken to Mission Hospital.

Assist Outside Agency 1:40 p.m. Saturday, on Robinson Ranch Road and High Country Drive. The Orange County Fire Authority needed help with a hiker who had fallen 3.9 miles up Belview Trail. The hiker suffered  broken ankle.

Suspicious Person/Circumstances 7:06 p.m. Saturday, 30000 block of Comercio. A caller said a balding man was hanging out in front of RSM Montessori. The man ended up being a truck driver making deliveries in the area.

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.

April Josephson January 08, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Welcome back, Dawn! Your police blotters have been missed over the holidays :-)
Dawn Thiery January 12, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Thanks, April! :)


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