Crime Time: Beer Bandits, Blood Drippers, Ripped-Off Stripper Drivers, Bowling Alley Knife Fights, Men With No Pants Roaming San Clemente

It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls–now with more beer bandits, wild chases, ripped-off stripper drivers, bowling alley knife fights and men without pants.


Strippers' Backup Needs Backup A man who told police he was hired to be a driver for strippers met with another driver who pulled out a knife and took the first driver's wallet containing cash around 10:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach. The knifeman then drove off in an older model white Buick Regal.


A Bad Lieutenant Moment A man wearing a police or security-style uniform and driving a black and white vehicle pulled over a 21-year-old woman driver around 7:30 p.m. at Western Avenue, south of Auto Center Drive, in Buena Park. He asked her to get out of her car and show him her driver's license, then after a short conversation touched her leg in a sexually suggestive way. He then handed her back her driver's license, got back in his vehicle and drove north on Western. He was described as white, 30-35, 6 feet to 6 feet 2, with a muscular build and wearing a blue short-sleeve uniform with a patch on one arm. He also rocked a badge on the right side of his chest and a security-style equipment belt without a gun. The woman told police she heard a radio inside the man's older model, four-door, black and white Ford Crown Victoria with a white spot light on the left side and white lettering on the right side of the windshield.

No Way to Awake A man was sleeping in his home in the 4800 block of West Oakfield Avenue near Newhope Street in Santa Ana around 10:45 p.m. when he was awakened by several gunshots. He then went outside and discovered his pickup truck riddled with bullets. He also saw two men running away. They were described as being 18 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing black clothing.


Beer Packs a Wallop A man was walking out of the 7-Eleven store at 103
S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, with a 12-pack of beer he'd just purchased
around 12:30 a.m. when two men approached asking for a cold one. The
generous fellow gave each man a bottle of beer, but as he was walking
away one of them gave him a whack on the head with a bottle. The pair
then grabbed all the beer and ran away.

Chase Ends in Shed A man was driving near the intersection of Gilbert
Street and Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton around 12:30 a.m. when an
officer pulled him over. Once the car came to a stop, the driver jumped
out and ran north on Gilbert Street toward Olive Avenue. An officer
chasing the driver on foot lost him momentarily before discovering a
man hiding in a back-yard shed in the 900 block of south Gilbert. Andrew Wheeler, 34, was arrested on suspicion of resisting
arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

You Try to do Your Part, You Trade Your Gas Guzzler for a Moped and Look What Happens! An unidentified 62-year-old Huntington Beach resident was riding a moped through the West Street and Garden Grove Boulevard intersection at 12:15 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene north on West Street. The woman was severely injured in the collision and taken to a local hospital where she was expected to survive. Anyone who might have seen the collision or have any relevant information is asked to call Garden Grove police investigator Jason Perkins of the Traffic Unit at (714) 741-5823.


Knife Fight at the Bowling Alley Two groups of men in their 20s were
fighting outside the Westminster Lanes bowling alley at 6471
Westminster Blvd., Westminster, around 12:30 a.m. when one side decided
to add knives to the mayhem. That led to two guys getting stabbed, one
of whom was listed in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical

Not Much Comforting About These Suites A man walked into the Comfort
Suites motel in the 3700 block of South El Camino Real, San Clemente,
about 10 minutes shy of 1 a.m., pulled a gun on the front desk clerk
and checked himself out with nearly $500–but not before warning he'd
kill the clerk if he called police. The cops were called anyway, and one took down the robber's description: black, 30-40, 5 feet 11, 180 pounds
and wearing a black beanie, black jacket and black trousers.

No Need for Bloodhounds A man attacked a woman with a knife and hatchet
around 1:30 a.m. in an apartment in the 26300 block of Vintage Woods
Road in Lake Forest before punching his hand through a window and
leaving. Police arrived to find a trail of blood that eventually led
them to Skylark Drive and Nicholas David Jeffers, 21, of Lake Forest,
who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, victim
and witness intimidation and interfering with a communication device.
He was treated at a hospital for an injury to his arm and loss of blood
before being booked into to Men's Central Jail, where he was held in
lieu of $100,000 bail. The police report did not indicate whether the
woman was injured.

Kids, Don't Play With Guns . . . And Especially Don't Point Them at the
Officers patrolling the mean streets of Santa Ana happened upon
a firefight between two suspected rival gangs around 4 p.m. The cops
pulled out their weapons and joined in the fun. A 17-year-old boy
allegedly pointed his gun at the officers, and one of them responded by
shooting the teen, grazing his head with a bullet. He darted off but
was caught in an alley between 800 South Minnie Street and 1000 East
Bishop Street before being booked at juvenile hall on assault with a
deadly weapon on a police officer charges.


If You Don't Want Your Wife to Call 9-1-1, Don't Leave Home Without
Your Pants
A woman called sheriff's deputies around 3:30 a.m. to report
that her husband was somewhere in the city of San Clemente, but he
wasn't wearing trousers. She needed the deputies to find him so she
could bring him a pair of trousers so he could come home. Who said love
is dead?

Bad Timing for a Phone Call When Riverside County Sheriff's deputies
went to the Norco home in response to the sexual assault of a
12-year-old girl, her attacker apparently called. Arrangements were
made for a meeting between the 25-year-old man and the girl, but when
he arrived he was met by arrest-minded deputies instead. Julio Louis
of Westminster was arrested on suspicion of aggravated sexual
assault of a child. Besides having sex with the girl, Cortes forced her
to sell marijuana for him, deputies claim.


No Way to End a Date A man with a female passenger was driving a silver
BMW X3 in the 300 block of South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach around
8:45 p.m. when he hit a barrier that separates the road from the
sidewalk. The car flipped over, causing the 38-year-old woman to be
thrown from the vehicle. She was taken to  Mission Hospital with
serious head injuries. The unhurt driver, who was identified as Matthew
, 38, of Huntington Beach, was arrested on suspicion of felony


Check This School's Spelling Scores Students, teachers and staff
arrived at Hidden Hills Elementary School in Laguna Niguel to discover
that some one had spray painted “F8FT” in red on an exterior wall of a
portable classroom. No suspect were found, even after a check of
everyone's hands.


A Quickie Arrest Police investigating the 1:24 a.m. robbery of the
Chevron gas station at Lincoln Avenue and Moody Street in Cypress found
Tyrue Green, 50, of Stanton about a block away. According to police,
Green had a lot of cash on him, so he was taken to the gas station,
where the clerk positively identified him as as the robber.

Wild Ride Ends With Arrest A motorcycle officer pointed his radar at a
white Ford F150 pickup and clocked it doing 61 mph on Lincoln Avenue
near Olive Street in Anaheim around 10:50 a.m. The cop tried to catch
up with the truck after it turned south on Olive and then east on
Center Street. South of Center, the truck ducked into an alley between
Melrose Street and Kroeger Street. There, the moto-officer discovered a
woman who had just been struck. She was taken to a hospital for
treatment, and police later learned she apparently knew the driver, who
had tried to pull her into the truck. The pickup was later found
abandoned in an apartment carport at 1010 E. Broadway. The driver, who
was not identified, was tracked to an apartment at 314 S. East Street,
where he was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted kidnapping
and hit and run.

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