Cop Calls: Is the Fruit Tree Inspector Legit?

By Nicole Cook

A rundown of calls that came into the O.C. Sheriff’s Department November 13-14. Incidents reported from Dana Point are noted as such. Other incidents were reported in Laguna Niguel.


  • A mother reported that a car hit her 12-year-old son on his way home from school. The report was taken around 9 p.m. at the 30000 block of Tessier.
  • A man who claimed he was with the California Department of Agriculture went door to door saying he needed to check fruit trees in residents’ backyards. Though he showed ID, a caller was concerned he might not have been legitimate. The incident was reported around 11:15 a.m. at the 24200 block of Tama Lane. 
  • At the 2810 block of Moulton Parkway around 4 p.m., a man said his mother kept accusing him of taking items from the residence.


  • A caller wished to speak to deputies about lasers burning her head. The call was taken around 11 a.m. at Taylor Plaza. 
  • A student was taken into the office at Dana Hills High School around 1:45 p.m. to test a white powdery substance that was found on his clothing. (Dana Point)

The Sheriff's Blotter data is taken from the official calls for service records kept by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The calls represent what was told to the deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. The true nature of an incident often differs from what is initially reported. No assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided.


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