ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- A caller reported a man stealing grease from a at 11:31 p.m. The alleged grease grabber drove a Ford F350 with a vacuum tank attached to the back. He reportedly had no permits. The caller said he knew the grease company that services KFC and the man was not an employee of the chicken chain. The alleged grease thief was arrested and was still in custody as of Aug. 28, when the incident was reported.
from a local supermarket. Authorities said thieves are reselling “liquid gold,” aka used cooking oil, on the black market for as much as $1 per pound because it can be converted to biofuel.
Here are more items from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department blotter. All incidents were reported within Laguna Niguel unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, Aug. 29:
Disturbance 6:45 p.m. 0 block of St. Thomas. A man reported that his neighbor allegedly nailed the vents to his garage closed. They were in a verbal argument prior, and the man was back at his residence.
Citizen Assist 4:27 p.m. Crown Valley Parkway/Greenfield Drive. A customer at Ralphs claimed that she purchased $500 worth of gift cards in July, which currently had zero value.
Tuesday, Aug. 28:
Disturbance 10 p.m. Street of the Golden Lantern/Pacific Coast Highway. A man said he was in a verbal argument with his girlfriend, who just jumped out of his car and was refusing to get back in. The caller was in a green Integra with his hazard lights on. He followed her as she ran into the bushes on the right-hand side of Pacific Coast Highway. She then began kicking the man's car. The woman, 18, has long dark hair and was wearing a pink dress, sandals, and had a light blue blanket wrapped around her. (Dana Point)
Assault 7:47 p.m. 34200 block of Del Obispo Street. A man reported that while outside Denny’s, a man on a bicycle spit on him. The man was in his 40s, and wearing a white T-shirt with writing on it and dark shorts. (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