A caller reported seeing a transient man with his pants down, sleeping under a Christmas tree-like evergreen in front of Hennessey’s Tavern. The incident took place at 1:35 p.m., Nov. 5, on the 34100 block of La Plaza. Employees at the bar said there are transients in the area at any given time. The tree is permanently located in the center of the plaza and is decorated every year for the holidays beginning in December.
Here are more items from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department blotter. All incidents were reported within Laguna Niguel unless otherwise noted.
Monday, Nov. 5:
Burglary In Progress 9:45 p.m. 34000 block of El Encanto Avenue. A man reported he witnessed a possible man, over 5 feet tall, with thin build and wearing light clothing, enter the laundry room of the location. The caller said he heard banging noises and believed the man was trying to break into laundry machines. (Dana Point)
Sunday, Nov. 4:
Suspicious Person 9:49 p.m. 0 block of Vittoria Street. A man reported his had a welt on his forehead after visiting his mother.
Suspicious Person 9:25 p.m. Alicia Parkway/Pacific Island Drive. A caller reported a 50-year-old man with a beard, and wearing a hat, appeared to be unscrewing part of the fire hydrant on the northwest corner. The caller told authorities he last saw the man 2 hours prior to the report.
Stolen Property 1:59 a.m. 0 block Aruba Street. A woman reported someone allegedly stole her hubcaps. She last saw them on her car 3 hours prior to the report. (Dana Point)
CSI Laguna Niguel includes up-to-date reports from ocsd.org, the website of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Reported incidents are taken from the official calls for service records kept by the OCSD. All parties represented above are presumed innocent until proven guilty. For questions about this blotter, email the editor at Debbie.Sklar@patch.com.
—Compiled by Nicole Cook