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Action Log

May 17, 1999

The Times Orange County publishes a daily list of police incident reports provided by local law enforcement agencies. The Times prints items as soon as departments make them available. Because many departments release incident reports only weekly, not every community will be represented in each day's Action Log. Authorities from the following cities released incident reports over the weekend:


* Glen Drive: Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in the 100 block; he walked into the emergency room at Anaheim Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m. Sunday. The man remains in extremely critical condition.

* 91 Freeway: A bomb scare closed the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Brookhurst Street at 1:45 p.m. Friday, backing up traffic. Officials determined the bomb was a fake.

* North Anna Drive: Report of an armed robbery in the 700 block at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday.


* Brea Mall: A burglary was reported at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday.


* Beach Boulevard: Report of a hit-and-run in the 7600 block at 2 a.m. Sunday. A guest at a nearby hotel discovered damage on his car, found a car nearby with matching damage and called police.


* El Camino Drive: Police were looking for a man who posed as an Avon salesman and held up an elderly couple at knifepoint in the 1000 block at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. He took about $50 in cash and other items. The man is described as a well-dressed black male in his 30s, bald, about 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call (714) 754-5280.


* Vireo Circle: Someone broke into a home in the 10100 block; reported at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday. The burglar entered through a sliding door and stole $10,000 in jewelry, cash and other property from the master bedroom, guest room and closet.


* Chapman at Balcom avenues: A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The motorist fled the scene. No description of the vehicle or the driver was available.


* Bolsa Avenue: A man with a semiautomatic handgun robbed a Coco's restaurant in the 6000 block of $2,000 cash Saturday morning. The man, who came into the restaurant just after midnight, told a manager and a waitress they were being robbed, briefly showed them the grip of the handgun in his waistband, and ordered them to step into an office, where he demanded money. The manager called police, who searched the area but did not find the suspects.


* South Coast Highway: A 51-year-old Mission Viejo man who was struck by a vehicle as he crossed a street died at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. The man was fatally injured about 9:15 p.m. Saturday as he crossed the 1400 block outside a crosswalk. The driver was given a field sobriety test and was not cited.


* Paseo de Valencia: A woman driving southbound was hit by a car coming out of the Ralphs parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The impact caused the woman's car to flip. She was wearing a seat belt and did not suffer serious injury. She was taken to Saddleback Hospital as a precaution.


* Alicia Parkway: A woman reported that her her purse was stolen while walking with her grandchild in the parking lot of the Lucky supermarket in the 29000 block at 4:25 p.m. Thursday.


* Cerritos Avenue: A stereo was reported stolen from a black Chevy Nova in the 3000 block; reported at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday.


* Merit Circle: Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at a business in the 21000 block at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday. The building's rear door had been pried open and 400 computer hard drives, worth about $41,000, had been stolen.


* Aqueduct Drive: A burglary was reported in the 200 block at 2:09 p.m. Thursday.


* Moen Street and Augusta Way: A 15-year-old boy shot in the neck in an unincorporated area near Stanton city limits Friday night remains hospitalized, but his wounds are not considered life-threatening.


* San Diego Freeway: Eight armed robbers surrounded a jewelry courier's car near the Westminster Boulevard onramp and stole about $200,000 in diamonds at 5 p.m. Friday. The courier suffered minor injuries.



* Foothill Toll Road: A cement truck overturned at 3 p.m. Friday, spilling wet cement across the southbound lanes near Santa Margarita Parkway. A portion of lanes were closed for 3 1/2 hours. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Authorities from the following cities did not release incident reports over the weekend: Cypress, Dana Point, Garden Grove, Irvine, Laguna Woods, La Habra, Lake Forest, La Palma, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park and Yorba Linda.

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