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THE SAFETY ZONE

Action Log

November 16, 1998

Daily excerpts of crime and emergency reports from the 31 cities and other communities in Orange County. Some agencies update their logs less frequently than others. The Sheriff's Department hasn't updated logs for the communities it covers since Nov. 3.

ANAHEIM

* South State College Boulevard: A report of a robbery with a gun Nov. 8 at 2:46 p.m. in the 1200 block.

* South Stinson Street: A report of an assault with a deadly weapon Nov. 8 at 5:09 p.m. in the 100 block.

BREA

* Brea Mall: A thief fled from Merksamer Jewelers with a diamond and white gold ring valued at $1,600 at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 8.

* Brea Mall: A thief stole a customer's purse at Impostors store at 3 p.m. Nov. 8.

BUENA PARK

* Orangethorpe Avenue: A thief stole a cellular phone from a parked car at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday in the 7000 block.

COSTA MESA

* Newport Boulevard: Police on Thursday investigated the theft of a set of tools worth $12,000 from a business in the 2000 block.

* Sturgeon Drive: The theft of a compact disc player worth $110 from a car in the 500 block was reported Thursday.

CYPRESS

* Valley View Street: A $300 Motorolla digital cellular phone was reported stolen Nov. 9 at 2:18 p.m. in the 10000 block.

* Bishop Street: Two people were reported trespassing into a vacant and locked property Nov. 9 at 11:02 p.m. in the 4900 block.

DANA POINT

* Updated incident logs for the last week were unavailable. For information about crime prevention programs in your community, call Lt. Paul Ratchford, police services chief for Dana Point, at (949) 248-3550 or visit the Sheriff's Department Web site at http://www.ocsd.org/.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

* Harbor Boulevard: A 23-year-old Santa Ana man was cited for defecating in public Nov. 9 at 12:16 a.m.

FULLERTON

* South Lemon Street: Vandalism was reported Nov. 9 at 1:20 p.m. in the 1000 block.

* Picadilly Way at Buckingham Street: A 10-wheel bobtail truck was reported stolen from a Park-and-Ride lot Nov. 9 at 2:35 p.m.

GARDEN GROVE

* Euclid Street: A teenager was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon when police caught him carrying a knife Nov. 12 in the 11000 block. Police subdued him by shooting a shotgun loaded with beanbag pellets at his leg.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

* Edinger Avenue: Two men robbed a fast-food restaurant in the 7900 block about 8:25 p.m. Thursday. One told the cashier he had a gun, and the pair fled on foot with the money.

IRVINE

* Racine Drive: Someone used a rock to break a van's window, then stole a Walkman and a purse, at 6:11 a.m. Nov. 11 in the 19000 block.

LA HABRA

* West Las Lomas Drive: Shots were heard Nov. 9 at 11:02 p.m. in the 200 block.

LA PALMA

* Walker Street and Marview Drive: A woman reported that a piece of fruit either fell or was thrown at her vehicle at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday. An orange was found in the street when officers arrived.

LAGUNA BEACH

* South Coast Highway: Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle about 5 p.m. Thursday near the 1000 block.

LAGUNA HILLS

* Updated incident logs for the last week were unavailable. For information about crime prevention programs in your community, call Lt. Rex Hatch, police services chief for Laguna Hills, at (949) 707-2645 or visit the Sheriff's Department Web site at http://www.ocsd.org/.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

* Updated incident logs for the last week were unavailable. For information about crime prevention programs in your community, call Lt. Joe Davis, police services chief for Laguna Niguel, at (949) 362-4343 or visit the Sheriff's Department Web site at http://www.ocsd.org/.

LAKE FOREST

* Updated incident logs for the last week were unavailable. For information about crime prevention programs in your community, call Lt. Bob NeSmith, police services chief for Lake Forest, at (949) 707-5583 or visit the Sheriff's Department Web site at http://www.ocsd.org/.

LOS ALAMITOS

* Cerritos Avenue: Police called for medical aid at 11:47 a.m. when a gymnast fell from a bar at school Nov. 9.

MISSION VIEJO

* Incident logs for the last week were unavailable. For information about crime prevention programs, call Lt. Kim Markuson, police services chief for Mission Viejo, at (949) 470-3065, or visit the Sheriff's Department Web site at http://www.ocsd.org/.

NEWPORT BEACH

* Kings Road: The theft of a cell phone worth $250 from a car in the 400 block was reported Thursday.

* MacArthur Boulevard: Officers investigated the theft of an air compressor worth $1,700 from a business in the 4600 block Thursday.

ORANGE

* North Santiago Boulevard: A misdemeanor assault in a nightclub was reported at 1:39 a.m. Nov. 9.

PLACENTIA

* Chicago Avenue: A report of a vehicle burglary at 5:01 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block; a CD player, gasoline card and keys were taken.

* Cambridge Avenue: A report of juveniles in a gray Nissan Sentra doing burnouts in the street at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday in the 7000 block.

SAN CLEMENTE

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