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Something Fishy In Robinson Ranch

According to an informant, a man flashes a badge and asks some odd questions.


By Martin Henderson


In the wake of the meeting Monday between the chief of police services for Rancho Santa Margarita and residents of Robinson Ranch, it figures that anything suspicious is likely to be reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

And there was definitely some fishy activity on Tuesday in the neighborhood that has suffered five recent burglaries.

According to the blotter of the OCSD, an informant—based on the description by his wife—reported a male knocked on their door, quickly flashed a badge, and started asking questions about neighbors who lived at the end of Brookseed Drive.

Brookseed is the street in which a break-in a couple weeks ago included the kicking or stomping to death of a family dog.

Lt. Brian Schmutz of the OCSD, chief of police services in RSM, met with nearly 300 residents on Monday and advised them to report any suspicious activity in the area. 

According to the informant, the subject said he needed to know if the neighbors had cameras at their residence. He left in a silver GMC Arcadia.

The informant told the dispatcher that if it was a real officer, he was very suspicious.

According to the OCSD, it had no knowledge of investigative activity in the area.

The call was made Tuesday, 8:23 p.m., from the 32700 block of Brookseed. 

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 may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.

Julie Morris November 01, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Your report is incorrect. The dog was killed in the Silvertree lane robbery. Just FYI

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