Crime Time: Brawling Girls! Duct-Taped to Pole! Brawling Golfers! Tots on Train Tracks!
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
|Maybe they'll build a broken glass factory on the other side of the daycare.|
FRIDAY, AUG. 21
Man, That Trailer Looks Familiar A man was looking through online advertisements when he spotted a 26-foot cargo utility trailer for sale that he wanted. He wanted the trailer because it already belonged to him, having been stolen from a business in the 2000 block of Alton Parkway in Irvine on Aug. 17. Irvine Police was called, and investigators arranged to meet with the seller later that day to get a look at the advertised trailer. A plainclothes detective posing as a prospective buyer met Quentin Gordon, 45, at his home in the 3000 block of Yellow Tail in Los Alamitos. After it was confirmed to be the stolen trailer, Gordon was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of stolen property. Authorities also recovered three golf carts believed to have been stolen. That's not all they discovered: Gordon is on parole.
What's My Handicap? A Glass Chin Deputies received a report that eight golfers were involved in a four-on-four brawl on the 18th hole of Talega Golf Course in the 200 block of Via Marfino in San Clemente after 7:30 p.m.
Good Deed Meets Bad Boys Four girls went door-to-door in Santa Ana with a coffee can, raising money for cancer research. They were stopped after 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of Obarr Place by a boy who appeared to be in his late teens. He grabbed the can holding the donations and ran. He was soon joined by two other boys who hopped a wall leading to an open field. The can grabber was described as Latino, 16 or 17, 5 feet 7, with a close-cropped shaved head and wearing a brown, square-patterned shirt and blue jeans. The girls estimated they had raised about $200.
SATURDAY, AUG. 22
Not a Good Morning Some time before 4 a.m., 30 cars were defaced and/or damaged in residential neighborhoods on Calle Campana, Calle Canasta and Calle Puente in San Clemente. Residents awoke to find and report the destruction, which included broken windows, slashed tires, scratched paint and graffiti that generally included the letters "SJC." The sheriff's department's gang enforcement unit says the area is claimed as the territory of a San Clemente gang that has been feuding for decades with a San Juan Capistrano gang.
SUNDAY, AUG. 23
Holey Day Jason Kiley and his girlfriend were taking a morning walk near Trabuco Road and Cherry Avenue when two men in a truck drove by and yelled obscenities. The truck then stopped and the men jumped out and assaulted Kiley, who fought back. Police say the men--later identified as Kam Burns, 29, and Russell Brown, 28--were stabbed during the fracas, but the couple denies being the stabbers. Those holes came from somewhere: Burns and Brown were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Mission Hospital.