Wind Chimes Set Off Motion Detector, Mistaken for Morse Code

A rundown of calls that came into the O.C. Sheriff’s Department from Oct.13-14

A man reported he saw a flashing light coming from a house on Flying Cloud, and as ex-military, he believed it was Morse Code and someone was in distress. Upon investigation, it was found wind chimes were setting of the motion light in the backyard. The incident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:40 p.m., at the 31400 block of East Nine Drive.

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

Sunday, Oct. 14:

Suspicious Person 12:31 a.m. 0 block of Center Court. A man reported his neighbor left his dog outside for the evening, and it was howling and barking. He was concerned something was wrong with the owner.

Saturday, Oct. 13:

Illegal Peddling 4:05 p.m. 27700 block of Niguel Village Drive. A caller reported two individidual claimed they were doing a book drive for the VA, and were grandkids of the neighbors but gave an incorrect name. The woman was in her late teens to early 20s, 120 pounds, blonde hair and wearing a white tank top and jeans. The man appeared to be in his 20s, with light brown hair, tattoos on his forearms, and was wearing a brown shirt and blue jeans. The caller was concerned due to recent break-ins in the area.

Disturbance 12:21 p.m. 23800 block of Petrel Court. A woman reported her 16-year-old brother was out of control and was threatening to break her windows.

Suspicious Person 7:03 p.m. A caller reported while shopping at Ralphs, a young child, kept giving her weird looks. She was concerned he was in trouble. He was with an older man in the meat department. The man was 65-70 years old, 6' 1", with short, white hair and was wearing a yellow striped polo shirt and jeans. 

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

Shirley October 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Woooo Hoooooo! How close are we to a full moon? OMG Morse Code!
Debbie L. Sklar October 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Morse Code .. what's that?


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