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Crime: Road Rage Brings Out the Knife

Emotions on the 241 spill onto Santa Margarita Parkway. Also, a couple fight over the car keys, and someone is new to the neighborhood.

A case of road range got a little scary for a local driver.

According to the blotter of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, some reckless driving on the southbound 241 toll road ignited an incident between two men during the Wednesday commute home.

According to the blotter, a man in a dark blue late model Ford F-150 was driving recklessly on the toll road. The two drivers exited at Santa Margarita Parkway and it was there they engaged in an apparently one-sided dialogue.

According to the informant, the man in the pickup flashed a knife at him and said "I'm going to stab you," as well as "I just got out of jail but I don't mind going back."

He then drove away and was last seen turning into the parking lot of L.A. Boxing, which opened recently in Interchange Plaza.

The informant called 9-1-1 at 5:48 p.m., about 10 minutes after the threat took place.

She wants to drive and he disagrees

A man and wife were in a physical dispute on Thursday, about 5:45 p.m. The wife claimed her husband hit her and tore her shirt. The fight was over his unwillingness to give her the car keys.

The call came at 5:48 p.m. from the 100 block of Via Contento.

Asking for a cup of sugar would be less suspicious

An informant contacted OCSD to report two men in their mid-20s. According to the report, they were knocking on the doors of houses and telling people they just wanted to meet the neighbors.

The following is a summary report of calls from Rancho Santa Margarita to the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Feb. 19-20, 2013.

Suspicious circumstances, Thursday, 6:12 p.m., from Santa Margarita Parkway and El Paseo. Orange County Transit Authority dispatch reported an unattended backpack with a plastic bag over it.

Traffic accident, Thursday, 2:16 p.m., at El Portal and Las Flores. An elderly man suffered a head injury when he was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot near Walmart Neighborhood Grocery.

Defrauding an innkeeper, Thursday, 1:05 p.m., 30400 block of Banderas. Deputies were contacted about two females who left without paying their bill; they returned less than 20 minutes later with money and paid the tab.

Citizen assist, Thursday, 8:05 a.m., from Calle Arcos. A caller reported a neighbor who deliberately drove his car into the caller's fence, and says the neighbor is hostile.

Welfare check, Wednesday, 9:09 a.m., 22400 block of Alma Aldea. An informant wanted deputies to check on her daughter, who hadn't been heard from in more than a week. Deputies found an opend door to the residence but no one inside.

Disturbance, Wednesday, 8:39 a.m., 22300 block of Antonio Parkway. A man created a disturbance by yelling and cursing at the informant and a vendor inside a Rancho Santa Margarita store. The man was 20-30 years old with a beard and wearing a beanie and a black hoodie with a white cross on it.

Suspicious person/circumstances, Wednesday, 7:43 a.m., on Dove Canyon and Plano Trabuco. A male transient wearing a gray hoodie and gray sweatpants was seen walking in the area and a caller was concerned school was about to begin.

This report was culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report, as well as the facts, may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.

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