11/07/18 2:41PM – A male subject was riding his bicycle up and down streets in the area of Prospect / Wellington throughout Tustin and the unincorporated county area. Residents suspected the subject was looking for packages to steal off of front porches. Officers located and detained the subject in the area of Vandenberg / Yorba. He was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of credit cards that did not belong to him.
11/08/18 2:42PM – A suspicious subject at the Kohl’s on Irvine Blvd. was seen concealing merchandise in his jacket. Officers detained the subject as he attempted to leave the store. He was arrested for shoplifting and booked at Orange County Jail for absconding from his parole agent.
11/09/18 3:50PM – A shoeless male subject at the Key Inn was walking around yelling and knocking on doors. He then pulled the fire alarm to the motel. The subject was contacted and arrested for drunk in public and maliciously pulling a fire alarm when there was not a fire.
11/10/18 3:31AM – Officers responded to the area of El Camino Real and Tustin East Dr. regarding a male driver passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. When officers arrived, they attempted to wake up the male driver. The driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and upon awakening, began fighting with the officers. Additional officers arrived and successfully took the subject into custody. During the fight, the subject attempted to take a collapsible baton off of an officer’s belt and he bit an officer on the arm. Fortunately, the officer was wearing a long sleeve shirt. The subject was medically cleared for booking at the hospital and then booked at Orange County Jail for DUI, resisting arrest by force or violence, attempting to take an officer’s baton, mayhem, assault and battery on a peace officer, possession of a switchblade knife, possession of drugs, possession of Xanax, and a probation violation. We are happy to report that none of the officers in this fight were seriously injured and would like to remind the general public that “drugs are bad.”
11/10/18 1:21PM – A family disturbance in the parking lot of the Target in The District at Tustin Legacy resulted in a male (on Post-Release Community Supervision, a fancy way of saying “probation”) breaking a relative’s cell phone during an argument. The subject was arrested for vandalism and his probation officer placed a hold on him. He was booked at Orange County Jail.
11/11/18 4:22AM – A resident called in the 16000-blk of Main St. regarding two males and a female looking into vehicles, possibly preparing to do a vehicle burglary. Officers responded and detained all three subjects. The female was arrested for an outstanding warrant and both males were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
11/11/18 8:39AM – Officers responded to the McDonald’s on First Street regarding a male subject brandishing a knife. Upon arrival, officers determined the subject did not brandish the knife, but was in the bathroom for an extended period of time grooming himself. While in the bathroom, he was seen by customers in possession of a knife. Officers located the subject near First St. / Centennial Way. He was detained as part of the investigation and determined to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. When the subject was arrested, he attempted to kick out the back window of the patrol car. His legs were restrained in the back of the car to prevent injury to himself of the department’s patrol car. He was then booked at Orange County Jail for the warrant.
This month’s violation of the month will be those violations involving “failure to yield.” This includes failure to yield while making an unprotected left turn, when pulling into through traffic from a stop sign, when pulling into through traffic from private property or a driveway, and failing to yield to emergency vehicles responding with lights and siren. Remember to always pull to the right side of the road and stop. We know it can be startling to see or hear an emergency vehicle, but please do not stop in the lane you are in when you see an emergency vehicle approaching. Oftentimes emergency vehicles are forced to drive on the wrong side of the road (very dangerous) because people stop where they are instead of pulling to the right.
CRIME ANALYST UPDATE
We had another incident of “Bank Jugging”, which involves a victim being followed away from a bank after withdrawing a large amount of cash. Please be aware of your surroundings when entering and exiting a bank. If you withdraw a large amount of cash, please put it in a bag, purse or pocket before leaving the bank. If you believe you are being followed, call 9-1-1 immediately. In many cases, the victims run other errands after leaving the bank. Please do not leave the cash inside the vehicle when you stop. Call TPD if you see suspicious subjects loitering around the bank or in a vehicle. Be safe!
(Photo: On this Veteran’s Day we are thankful for those members of our community who served in the military. We are fortunate to have many men and women at Tustin PD who previously served in America’s armed forces. We also appreciate some of our men and women who still serve as reservists while working full-time at Tustin PD. Thank you for your dedicated service to the community at home and abroad!)