Man Allegedly ‘Steals’ Cigarettes For Minor

A rundown of calls that came into the O.C. Sheriff’s Department from Dec.17-18 in Dana Point and Laguna Niguel.

A caller reported a man attempted to buy cigarettes for a minor, and the employee refused to sell them. The man went behind the counter, grabbed the cigarettes and left money on the counter. He was in his late 40s, was 6-foot-2, with long, dirty blond hair and missing an eye. He claimed he was a coach at a college. He left on foot toward nearby apartments on Violet Lantern with the minor who was 16-17 years old, with blond hair and wearing a baby blue hoodie. The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3:33 a.m. at the 34100 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point.

Here are more items from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department blotter. All incidents were reported within Laguna Niguel unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Dec. 18:

Disturbance-Family Dispute 10:33 p.m. 27900 block of Coyan Way. A woman reported her 19-year-old daughter came after her with a kitchen knife, and her 21-year-old son took it away. The daughter then locked herself in the bathroom.

Citizen Assist 6:20 p.m. 33100 block of Marina Vista Drive. A caller reported a rumor at Dana Hills High School, that students were allegedly planning on coming to school drunk and with guns. (Dana Point)

Thursday, Dec. 17:

Welfare Check 9:34 p.m. 30000 block of Tessier. A woman reported her husband is a Marine, and has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He locked himself in the bathroom and zip-tied his wrists, because he thought he would hurt himself or someone else. He allegedly drank two cocktails, and was taking Siroquil for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. The incident occurred at the Hidden Hills apartment complex.

Suspicious Person 7:17 p.m. Pacific Coast Highway/Granada Drive. A Starbucks employee reported a woman came through the drive-through saying she drugged her mother and stole her white Mercedes SUV. (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


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