Weird Crime Roundup

A collection of offbeat police and sheriff reports from around Orange County.

When Grannies Go Bad

Two women in their 80s duked it out in a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment. One of the women called the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, complaining that her roommate kicked her out of the home without her oxygen tank after an argument.

Later that evening, deputies were summoned again. This time, a fight broke out between the women. Deputies arrested one, an 82-year-old, and threw her in the slammer on $10,000 bail. This was apparently the latest in .

Raccoon Rage

Who says cops have no sense of humor? Consider this Laguna Beach police report about two raccoons fighting on Coast View Drive: "Both suspects appear to have sustained two black eyes, but neither desired prosecution. They left the scene on foot without further assistance."

The Next Dr. Scholl?

A Coto de Caza woman said an intoxicated teen knocked on the front door of her home and asked if he could massage her feet. When she didn’t express any interest in the invitation, he began walking toward her backyard before leaving.

So Which One Was the Designated Driver?

A Mission Viejo caller asked deputies to check for a man wearing blue saggy shorts and drinking from a bottle of tequila. The caller said the man was possibly sharing sips with the yellow labrador.

Stealing and Drinking Don't Mix

Newport Beach police arrested a man for allegedly stealing jewelry and beer from a Balboa Island home, after an officer found him drunk on a park bench. The suspect allegedly entered the home through an unlocked door, swiped jewelry from an upstairs bedroom and beer from the kitchen, police said.

That same morning, police responded to reports of a drunk man sitting on a park bench in the area. After arresting him for public intoxication, police said they found he had items stolen from the home.

Lost and Found

Misplacing your keys or TV remote is one thing, but an 85-pound yellow labrador? In Los Alamitos, a resident phoned police to report a stolen dog. Uh, not quite. The dog was located in the residence.

Kenneth Larson February 23, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Welcome to the Seal Beach and Orange County writer's club where you can be one of thousands and thousands of dedicated writers who always use the word "weird" when writing about any topic under the sun. You may also use the related word "eerie" either in the headline or main body of article.
Adam Townsend February 24, 2012 at 05:25 AM
We can't help it if people like to search "weird" in Google. Although, maybe they search "weird" because we keep using it in headlines about weird stuff. A chicken-and-egg conundrum. Weird.
Patricia Gatacre November 25, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Say now...I LOVE the new Strange Crimes and Misdemeanors addition to SC Patch...I'm a Huffpost Weird News addict and it does my little black heart good to know that I can count on weirdness being noted in my very own home community newspaper.
Patricia Gatacre November 25, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Kenneth Larson: if your "welcome" is for real, I'd like to belong to the writer's club -- and might my friend, another writer who is supremely goth and delightfully "weird". Thanks.


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