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THE SAFETY ZONE

Action Log

November 06, 2000

The Times publishes a weekly roundup of crime news from across Orange County. The log appears each Monday as part of the Safety Zone page and represents selected items compiled throughout the week. Readers can receive daily incident reports for more than a dozen communities by signing onto http://www.latimes.com/safety. From there, readers will be linked directly to cities that post crime logs on the Internet.

ANAHEIM

* Harbor Boulevard: Police were seeking three or four suspects in a hit-and-run accident Sunday that injured two people. Details were scant, but police said that two cars were involved in the accident just after midnight at Harbor Boulevard and North Street. Occupants of the other car were seen running from the accident site.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

* Mount Acoma Circle: Police are seeking two robbers who attacked a 55-year-old woman after she caught them them burglarizing her home in the 16700 block on Oct. 30. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fountain Valley Police Department at (714) 593-4485.

* Bellflower Avenue: Police responded to a vehicle burglary in the 11000 block at 8:27 p.m. Oct. 25.

* Edinger Avenue: A reported battery occurred in the 11000 block at 7:22 p.m. Oct. 30.

* Elbert Circle: Police responded to a juvenile disturbance in the 16000 block at 6:32 p.m. Oct. 28.

* La Hacienda Avenue: A vehicle was vandalized in the 10000 block at 1:52 p.m. Oct. 24.

* Los Coyotes Court: An automobile tampering was reported in the 10000 block at 5:52 p.m. Oct. 27.

* Newhope Street: Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 17000 block at 3:11 p.m. Oct. 27.

* Rhea Avenue: A petty theft was reported in the 9000 block at 8:48 p.m. Oct. 27.

* Slater Avenue: A petty theft was reported in the 10000 block at 6:57 p.m. Oct. 25.

* Snowdrop Avenue: A disturbance of the peace was reported in the 11000 block at 2:17 a.m. Oct. 28.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

* Beach Boulevard: A 9mm Beretta handgun was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 18000 block at 9:50 p.m. Oct. 26.

* Berkshire Lane: Police received a report of indecent exposure after a woman found a naked man waiting in front of her house in the 19000 block at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

* Cadiz Circle: A resident told police that vandals had thrown eggs at an RV parked in front of a home in the 6000 block at 8:09 a.m. Oct. 23.

* Dairyview Circle: Someone reported a group of people wielding baseball bats and causing a disturbance in the 17000 block at 2:39 a.m. Oct. 29.

* Manhattan Drive: Someone reported four inflatable pumpkins and two white ghosts stolen from the frontyard of a home in the 6000 block at 10:26 p.m. Oct. 27.

* Parkside Lane: Police and firefighters responded to a car fire in the 16000 block at 12:27 a.m. Oct. 27.

* Pierside Circle: Police received a report of a loud party, with blaring music and people yelling, in the 500 block at 12:04 a.m. Oct. 25.

* Shasta Lane: A resident reported catching a neighbor on videotape as she slashed someone's tires in the 15000 block at 10:23 a.m. Oct. 28.

* Snowbird Drive: A man reported firewood stolen from the front patio of his home in the 8000 block at 11 a.m. Oct. 29.

* Springdale Street: A resident told police that a prowler had removed the screen from a window and was trying to break into a home in the 17000 block at 2:33 a.m. Oct. 29.

* Vista del Sol: Police responded to a family disturbance reported in the frontyard of a home in the 6000 block at 8:31 p.m. Oct. 24.

* 8th Street: A homeowner reported two pumpkins stolen and a front gate broken, which freed two dogs, at a home in the 400 block at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 23.

IRVINE

* Main Street: A cigarette discarded in a trash can caused a small fire on the fourth floor of the Irvine Courtyard by Marriott in the 2700 block on Oct. 29. No injuries were reported.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

* Via Piedra Rojo: A rock fireplace is being blamed for starting a fire in the attic of a single-family home in the 25100 block Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

LOS ALAMITOS

* Reagan Street: A halogen lamp that was too close to a combustible source caused a fire in a single-story home in the 11600 block Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

PLACENTIA

* South Kraemer Boulevard: A fire of unknown origin burned a mattress in an apartment in the 200 block on Oct. 27, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

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