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THE SAFETY ZONE

Action Log

July 12, 1999

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.

ANAHEIM

* Santa Ana Freeway at Lincoln Avenue: Report of a pedestrian in the northbound lanes of the freeway at 9:37 a.m. Sunday.

* Santa Ana Freeway at Katella Avenue: A big rig collided with a pickup in the southbound lanes of the freeway at 9:46 a.m. Sunday. There were no injuries.

BREA

* Imperial Highway: A petty theft was reported in the 1100 block at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

* Apollo Street: Vandalism was reported in the 500 block at 11:41 a.m. Thursday.

COSTA MESA

* San Diego Freeway at Harbor Boulevard: Report of a metal bumper in the northbound lanes of the freeway at 9:37 a.m. Sunday.

DANA POINT

* Camino Capistrano at Las Palmas: A robbery alarm was triggered at 6:51 p.m. Thursday.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

* Warner Avenue: Someone removed two medical devices worth $16,000 from the second floor of Bristol Park Medical Center in the 11400 block; reported at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday.

GARDEN GROVE

* Woodbury Road: Report of a carport fire at an apartment complex in the 1200 block at 9:23 p.m. Saturday. There were no injuries. Firefighters put the fire out in about 12 minutes. The cause is under investigation.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

* Main Street at Pacific Coast Highway: Report of a boat 2 1/2 miles offshore spewing black smoke at 10:50 a.m. Sunday. Lifeguards rescued two Long Beach men who abandoned the burning 22-foot boat, which later sank.

* Brabham Drive: Four juveniles tried to build a treehouse at Talbert Middle School in the 9100 block; reported at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

IRVINE

* Pacifica: A resident reported receiving unwanted flowers, gifts and phone calls in the 100 block at 1:41 p.m. Thursday.

* Rain Tree Lane: Residents reported finding a former real estate agent in a house going through the drawers in the 4900 block at 4:38 p.m. Thursday.

LAGUNA BEACH

* Pacific Coast Highway at Nyes: A Capistrano Beach man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at 9:49 p.m. Thursday.

LAGUNA HILLS

* Laguna Hills Mall: A man was arrested after police said he tried to buy gift certificates from Macy's using a stolen credit card at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

* Firenze Street: A fireworks violation was reported in the 100 block at 10:53 p.m. Thursday.

LAKE FOREST

* Lake Forest Drive: Report of gunshots in the 22000 block at 11:53 p.m. Thursday.

MISSION VIEJO

* Amber: A loud party was reported in the 27000 block at 9:49 p.m. Thursday.

* Muirlands Boulevard at Olympus Drive: Report of a reckless driver at 2:57 a.m. Thursday.

NEWPORT BEACH

* 26th Street: Report of a 125-pound, 5-foot-long grouper washed up on the beach. The fish is an endangered species, and the Fish and Wildlife Service removed it for study.

PLACENTIA

* Bradford Avenue: A burglary was reported in the 500 block at 9:24 p.m. Thursday.

* Valencia Avenue: A boy's 21-speed Huffy bicycle was stolen in the 2200 block; reported at 4:50 p.m. Thursday.

SAN CLEMENTE

* Encino Lane: A robbery alarm was triggered in the 1000 block at 9:56 a.m. Thursday.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

* Los Rios Street: Report of loud music coming from a small white car in the 31000 block at 10:05 a.m. Sunday.

WESTMINSTER

* Vermont Street: A resident in the 15300 block heard noises from his garage about 3 p.m. Wednesday but did not investigate until about 5 p.m. That was when he discovered that a generator had been stolen.

YORBA LINDA

* Torida Way: A burglary was reported in the 4900 block at 11:17 a.m. Thursday.

* Yorba Linda Boulevard: Report of a burglary in the 19000 block at 3:50 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities from the following cities did not release incident reports over the weekend: Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin and Villa Park.

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