I like stuff.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ongoing Dispute #8

Just going through the motions. Definitely ending at OD#10. Maybe I'll try to do something special for it.

  • A caller said 80-100 people were at a party and a gang member was flashing a gun. Someone heard a loud bang and said someone was shot. Officers determined no one had been shot but there was blood in the residence, 1:48am

  • A man who had been drinking fell off his bike on some stairs near Hamburger Restaurant. A caller said he was going in and out of consciousness and had a bad injury, 12:12am

  • A resident said a 5-year-old girl in a neighboring house was "screaming bloody murder" and she thought it didn't sound right. Officers determined the girl was screaming because she wasn't allowed to have cake for not finishing her salad, 8:25pm

  • A woman said she was assaulted in a park on Saturday night. The woman's daughter said her mother had passed out on a field after drinking and she picked her up. An officer determined the woman's eye was swollen from a bug bite, 5:25pm

  • A grocery store employee attempted to serve an employee with a restraining order to keep him from continuing to shop at the store and the man refused and kept shopping. Officers arrested him on an unrelated charge and served him the order in jail, 10:47am

  • A resident said her 2-year-old daughter was missing from her house and her husband was looking for her in their neighborhood. Officers responded and found the child inside, sleeping under some pillows, 9:34am

  • A caller said about six cars parked and "gang bangers" and "hookers" got out of the cars and all walked toward a local business in a group, 1:13am

  • Police and firefighters responded to a call about 30 people fighting. Another caller said a woman was screaming and about a dozen young males were carrying a sign. On the scene, a woman said someone threw a bottle at a vehicle, causing damage, 12:14am

  • A resident said a man and woman had been fighting and smashing plates in a garage. Officers contacted the couple, who said they were "packrats" and had been breaking bottles to make more room in the garage, 11:23pm

  • A swarm of bees had taken up residence in a hole in a light pole. A caller said the bottom of the pole wasn't even visible because there were so many bees, 8:58pm

  • An ice cream man made "rude comments" to a man's girlfriend and the man struck the ice cream truck with his fist, 6:57pm

  • Nine dogs were running around off-leash at a park, 5:09pm

  • A motorist said three teenage girls in a black Ford Focus appeared to be drinking. They pulled over at one point and switched drivers. The caller followed the girls and one of them "flipped him off." Officers caught up with the Focus and arrested someone, 3:07pm

  • Two female riders fell off two horses and the horses were loose and running through traffic near the equestrian center, 1:27pm

  • A resident said an older man who was on the board of directors for her housing complex was "stalking" her. She said she saw the man hiding down the street and watching her and he was "creepy." 12:16pm

  • A large swarm of bees was above restrooms near the beach. A city bee expert responded and said there were "too many bees to handle right now" and "they might go nuts and sting beach goers." 11:21am

  • A caller said her husband was wrestling with a "gangster" who he had caught trying to steal the caller's laundry. The man apologized and left on a bike, 1:07am

  • A caller and five friends pulled into a beach lot and jumped out of the car to help stop a "really bad water balloon fight," leaving the keys in the car. Participants started to hit them. While the caller and his friends were fighting, his car was stolen, 9:37pm

  • A teenage boy was huffing a can of Dust-Off, 6:45pm

  • A man in his 50s stole a cart full of groceries and left in a blue Mazda. The man was located at his residence and the groceries were returned. The man was not arrested because he had an "illness." 5:48pm

  • A resident said a neighbor threw a balloon full of urine at her house. She claimed the incident wasn't the first and the crimes were "religious harassment." The caller said the police department "participates in covering up the crimes of her neighbors." 4:35pm

  • A woman, who had been caught stealing hours earlier at the same store, had returned and was attempting to conceal items in a pillowcase. She requested to go into the restroom with the merchandise, where she was seen smoking from a glass pipe earlier. 1:57pm

  • Someone poured paint stripper gel on the entire body of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Damage is estimated at $7,000, 8:15am

  • A caller said he got in a confrontation with someone and the other party spit on his truck and threw spaghetti on it, 7:12am

  • A man and woman were swimming naked in a community pool. A resident of the complex tried to detain the couple but they left in different directions. The caller and another resident chased the male half in a vehicle. The offenders appeared to be drunk, 7:59pm

  • A woman said one homeless person was engaging in lewd activity with another homeless person. Officers responded and a "belligerent" woman began yelling. She refused to allow the officers to investigate. The woman may have been the caller, 2:25pm

  • A caller said four young males on their way to school pelted his house with peaches. He said the vandalism was an ongoing problem, 8:11am (WINNER. ONGOING DISPUTE REFERENCE.)

  • There were bees covering a bike near the lifeguard headquarters on the service road. The police said if the boy, the owner of the bike, sprays the bees with anything but water they will start stinging people.

  • A man was masturbating in the cab of a truck and had been there for about 40 minutes. The caller could see the truck from her kitchen window, 2:30pm

  • Near the bike area, a bike and helmet were completely covered in bees. There were about 500 bees, 2:26pm

  • A male transient was punching the air and dropped his pants when a woman rode by on her bike, 10:16am

  • A woman was stealing cookies and an energy bar from a store. She gave it back when confronted and left yelling and swearing. She was also seen at 7-11, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, 9:30am

  • An employee called to say that they have been receiving threats because they did not let a 5-year-old boy used the restroom. The boy was not allowed in the bathroom because of insurance restrictions, 9:08am (you may have read of this elsewhere)

  • The caller said her house had been egged and forked and there was toilet paper, mustard and mayonnaise all over. This was the sixth time it had occured in three weeks.The family had installed cameras after the first time it happened, 9:02am

And so it was. Don't get me started on that 5-year-old vs. public restrooms thing. I've been to that place. It's a stinking mall with lots of public restrooms. Definitely nothing to phone in threats over.

As for that whole missing bees debacle the last few years, it looks like they've been found. If anyone asks, I'm going to say the weird coyote (R.I.P.) was helping keep them in check.

(as always, source: OC Register)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sticking with this.

Something I said today that I really believe:

The problem with hacks and kludges isn't that they're quick and dirty. The problem is that people so often forget the two big things: What is or isn't a kludge, and when a kludge is appropriate.

(hint: skating the deadline for a one-off demonstration might be a good time for a hack. Provided that your spit and bailing wire solution holds long enough to do the job. But don't pretend it's a permanent fix or a substitute for really knowing where the gaps are.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Impending Ice Cubes.

A bag of over-ripe cherries, a paring knife, an ice cube tray and about ten minutes later...

Impending Ice Cubes

I should have some slightly-better-than-average ice cubes this summer.

There's also some quickly-aging fresh herbs that I need to take care of in similar fashion.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Somewhere my inner child is running around enjoying the last bits of light, poking dead things with sticks and causing trouble and doing everything that my actual childhood didn't get to with it's 7:30 "But it's still light out!" bedtime.

If seen, please report to the proper authorities. I sort of miss my inner child.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Some people never learn...

Waffle Iron vs. French Toast.

Ok, so I got this idea a couple weeks back from this article, but didn't get around to trying it today.

Didn't actually follow any instructions, just made my standard french toast recipe and went with it.

I prefer about the following ratios, you might know better. 2 slices of standard white bread:1 egg: 1/3rd cup milk:splash vanilla extract. I never measure these things, but at least slice-'o-white-bread and eggs are easy enough to measure.

The bread had been getting stale for some time, and I tend to prefer it that way. Made up a batch of six slices last night, put 'em in a casserole dish, poured the egg/milk/vanilla mixture over the top, wrapped, and let 'em soak.

A couple slices were made this morning in the traditional pan-fry method.

french toast
The remaining four slices couldn't sit in the fridge forever.

So, with a little butter on the waffle iron: waffle iron french toast

Quickly decided I could've used the flat iron plates for a more aesthetic approach:
waffle iron french toast

waffle iron french toast

Ready to pull:
waffle iron french toast.

waffle iron french toast

Half the batch went into the freezer. I can eat those for breakfast this week after a quick spin through the toaster.

Otherwise, I'm going to tuck in to the rest. A brief sampling said that even if it had the look of a waffle, the interior texture was right. I'd call it a success.


I feel compelled to ask: "So, uh, yeah...what was the problem again?"

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ongoing Dispute #7

I think whatever point I was trying to make was made back around OD#2, so I think I'll stop doing this soon. Maybe OD#10. Dunno.

  • Two people with knives were getting ready to fight at a family picnic. They were split up and went different ways. One suspect was described as being in his 20s, wearing a black baseball cap and Spider-Man swim trunks, 8:10pm

  • A bicyclist struck a bus stop sign and may have suffered head injuries, 9:11pm

  • A caller reported bees in a city tree next to his residence, 1:05pm

  • A male juvenile ran into One Stop Smoke Shop and stole a bong, 12:43pm

  • Two men took four tires from a business and threw them in the back of a red Dodge Ram 2500. The caller managed to pull the tires out of the truck before it took off, 12:13pm

  • Police recalled a 911 hang-up call, and a man said a 1-year-old baby was locked inside a car, 11:34am

  • A bicyclist may have broken some bones after falling in front of the pier, 7:39am

  • A man exposed himself to a female jogger. The jogger said the man was wearing shorts and construction boots "like a gardener", 7:19am

  • A couple was seen having sex near a playground area, 6:23pm

  • A car struck a child on a bicycle. The child was taken to a hospital to be treated for "minor head trauma and abrasions.", 5:58pm

  • A caller said a pouch that contained $25,000 in cash was stolen from a bag after it was left unattended at a golf course. The caller suspected two golf car attendants of the theft. Police arrived and took the attendants into custody, 5:49pm

  • A 5-year-old had a head injury at Dog Beach, 1:18pm

  • A 5-year-old child was struck by a car in a cemetery parking lot but was not injured, 9:20am

  • A caller reported an employee had stolen $25,000-$40,000 in lottery tickets, 2:10pm

  • A woman wanted to withdraw $1 million in $1 bills, but only had $100 in her bank account. She was "bobbling her head, wandering around, writing on pieces of paper" and "finger jabbing." The bank reached the woman's husband, who said she was bipolar, 10:54am

  • A car struck a Chihuahua, killing it, and left the scene, 10:35am

  • A caller said his mother's boyfriend, whom he described as a "tweaker," had rammed his car into the back of his mother's car during an argument, 10:14am

  • A resident said she saw a strange man lurking around her kitchen window. She said he was leaning over a ledge looking into her window and moved away when he realized she'd noticed him. The caller said her husband had seen the same man earlier, 8:04am

  • A taxi driver said the driver of a gray SUV was slumped over the steering wheel. Officers contacted the driver and discovered he was 18 years old and had passed out. Police said he was not intoxicated and called his mother to pick him up, 3:32am

  • Five male teenagers were seen urinating in a strip mall and playing loud music from a gold Jeep, 8:07pm

  • One man was choking another at a car wash, 1:36pm

  • A man was walking around with a golf club and swinging it at passing cars, 11:47am

  • A resident said he noticed a man walking diagonally in a "weird pattern" through a housing tract. The caller said the man looked out of place and resembled a man wanted for murder in Oklahoma, 7:32am

  • Cars were swerving to avoid a dead coyote in the road, 5:40am

  • A resident said a 17-year-old girl and a male friend were outside and the girl was crying. An officer determined the girl was intoxicated and had been at an area party. A friend was supposed to pick her up but did not show up. Officers took her home, 2:48am

  • A resident of a mobile home park told police someone had started a fire in a bathroom near a pool. The caller was able to put the flames out with a garden hose, 9:17pm

Let us all take a moment to grieve our lost friend, the weird-acting coyote.

Once again, the source was the OC Register

Friday, June 20, 2008

just so you know...

tonight's film selection was rated pg-13 for "intense situations of peril."

fucking disaster films.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Nothing says subtlety quite like TAKE OUR POLL.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I just read this article about a nearby apartment fire

I'll admit that I know very little about firefighting, but I wonder: Is it my lack of knowledge reading into journalism or my lack of knowledge of firefighting when I see a story that claims one apartment fire (with tragic consequence for the occupant), some smoke damage for the adjacent apartments, and some water damage in the downstairs unit requiring eight fire engines in the initial response sounding just a little excesive? And then upping the ante calling in more from the next city over?

Maybe I'm thinking my apartment is still cramped enough that 21 firefighters wouldn't need the engines if they decided to cram in here, they could smother it with their presence.

Compare and Contrast.

First, take a look at this collection of pictures of the recent flooding in the midwest

And then read this article about the Associated Press' new licensing policy for bloggers

I don't know how the rest of you feel about the freeness of information, but I have little sympathy for any organization that believes that as little as five words quoted requires payment. It spits in the eye of fair use, and it just makes a mockery of what copyright intended.

So in my moment of civil disobedience for the night, here's four words from a random AP story:

"policy decisions were vetted"

And you know, I think this time I'm not going to do them the courtesy of linking back to the original story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bad Ideas.

Dear Faceless Malt Beverage Company.

I saw your product in my local grocer today, and I felt compelled to share with you a piece of advice. The next time you have a product development meeting, make sure that the boys down in marketing have not been sampling your products, nor giving them to their focus groups. I suspect that the following conversation may have occurred at some point.

Marketer A: So we have a new product coming out, and we need a name for it. Something that really grabs people's attention. It'll be another in our line of malt beverages.

Marketer B: How about Malt-o-drink?

Marketer A: I think the lawyers at Malt-o-meal would have our nuts in a vice before we hit shelves.

Marketer B: So Drink-o-meal is probably out too, huh?

Marketer A: Definitely.

Marketer B: Ovaltine has malt, right? We could market it like an alcholic Ovaltine: The Ovaltini!

Marketer A: The parents groups already hate us enough.

Marketer B: *scratches head*

Marketer A: Have another "Hard Creamer", Bob.


New! Firefox 3! Version 2!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pet Peeve.

I am happily now boycotting a blog that presented itself as food-oriented, but would rather talk about tangentially-related-to-food television instead.

This seems a bit silly to post on, but this is the edited version of this post that involves less vitriol than the original.

update: I am happily now boycotting another food blog for the same reason. If this keeps up, the food group in my feed reader might get whittled down to bittman and ruhlman. Seriously, food-interested community, step away from your television sets.

Ongoing Dispute #6

The nice things about a weekly regular thing: Get to slack off most of the week and I still have something new from time to time.

So what's it going to be? Weird ducks dragging coyotes into the woods? Let's do this thing.

  • A man walked into Exercise Haus in the 16200 block of B Boulevard and grabbed 40 or more Lakers jerseys, valued at $70 each, and ran out. The man got into a waiting two-tone maroon vehicle and left.
    The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a stocky build and a scruffy beard, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The driver of the compact Chevrolet or Honda was female.
    The incident was reported at 10:03 a.m. Sunday.

  • A caller said he and three of his friends were detaining a man they caught trying to steal a beach cruiser, 12:04 a.m.

  • A blue Toyota sedan was seen driving on the wrong side of the road and on the median, 1:17 a.m.

  • A caller said a man in a red pickup truck was dragging a husky tied to the truck with a chain. The truck stopped and the driver threw the dog in back of the truck "like a sack of potatoes." Police were unable to locate the truck, 10:08 a.m.

  • Two or three dozen ducks were in the street in front of In-N-Out and several were run over by cars, 1:25 p.m.

  • A caller said three masked men were robbing a business across the street with guns drawn. The caller, described as sounding "hysterical," said customers were on the ground. Officers responded but were unable to locate any masked gunmen, 5:48 p.m.

  • A small child on a bicycle was struck by a white Jeep, 7:42 p.m.

  • A resident told police a woman was thrown out of a car in front of his house. The woman, who was described as being "hysterical," told the resident several males had beaten her up and thrown her out of the car. Several juveniles in the area told the resident a man in the car threatened them, 12:36 a.m.

  • A resident said her husband caught a group of juveniles vandalizing their house and he was detaining them by sitting on their car. The caller said it was the third time her home had been vandalized, 2:16 a.m.

  • A caller said she woke up and found a man passed out on her floor and he had overdosed on heroin. Medics administered CPR but were unable to resuscitate the man, 3:26 a.m.

  • A caller said there was blood on the side of a building and bloody footprints on the ground. The caller also said a man in a white minivan had been watching him all morning. Police determined the man in the van was not suspicious and the blood was only a small amount, possibly from a cut foot, 10:58 a.m.

  • A boy was riding his bike in the wetlands, making jumps with several other kids and fell off his bike. The boy hit his head and was transported to a hospital, 6:11 p.m.

  • A diner put down $40 to pay for his bill at a restaurant and a female passerby grabbed the cash, 9:46 p.m.

  • A caller said two teenagers were "getting hot and heavy" behind a jungle gym at Bolsa View Park Monday at 7:29 p.m. An officer advised the young couple about "excessive cuddling in public."

  • A caller said the driver of a blue Town & Country van was breaking for no reason and appeared to be drunk. An officer caught up with the driver and determined the driver of the van and passengers were Norwegian tourists who were trying to find their hotel and were not intoxicated, 12:15 a.m.

  • A caller said a man who was "completely nude" behind Stater Bros. kept falling whenever he stood up. The caller suspected the man was drunk. Medics transported the man to a hospital, 11:09 a.m.

  • A school administrator at Dlastname Middle School found a bong and marijuana in a student's backpack, 2:48 p.m.

  • A woman was in the middle of an intersection because one of her dogs was hit by a car. A witness said the woman's dogs, which were off the leash, ran into traffic when they saw the witness' dog, and a car struck and killed one of them, 8:02 p.m.

  • A male and female "cuddled up" next to a "mini bonfire" near a playground area. Officers interviewed the couple and found they were burning an ex-boyfriend's letters, 9:18 p.m.

  • A woman who was not living in her home while construction was going on said $9,000 cash was taken from her attic. The woman said the theft occurred sometime between May 9 and June 1 from her home in the 900 block of Ocean Beach Highway. The incident was reported at 8:11 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • Two cars were intentionally striking each other in the Hcityname High School parking lot near Wlastname Park, 12:42 a.m.

  • A car struck a white Chihuahua. The injured dog was taken to a vet for treatment, 3:27 p.m.

  • Five boys were poking a beehive, 4:01 p.m.

  • A caller said he heard gunshots, but the shots may have come from a neighbor's house where "Full Metal Jacket" was on TV with the volume up, 8:57 p.m.

  • Four males and a female were acting "suspicious" beneath the pier, 11:24 p.m.

  • A pizza deliverer said a customer and his wife in the 20000-something block of Bgeographicfeature had punched and pushed him, and then threw the pizza over a balcony. He said the couple was upset because the pizza had arrived late. The assault was reported at 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday

  • Someone was bitten by a dog, 8:34 a.m.

  • A business employee said he thought people were having sex in a van in the parking lot. The caller said a similar incident occurred a week ago, 8:37 a.m.

  • An inspector and a security guard for a housing community were involved in an altercation after the guard refused to let the inspector through without being accompanied by a real estate agent. The guard waved his finger in the inspector's face and the inspector hit his hand away, 10:11 a.m.

  • A man may have had a heart attack in the bleachers during a graduation at Hcityname High School, 3:06 p.m.

  • Two men were seen dragging a German shepherd mix dog into a car while drinking, smoking and staggering. During the call, the men began beating the dog. Police arrived and arrested one of the men on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, 3:28 p.m.

  • The driver of a white Camaro, who appeared to be under 16, drove onto the sidewalk near N Street and G Avenue on Thursday and crashed into a "no parking" sign. Traffic had to be diverted while accident debris was cleared. The incident was reported at 2:01 p.m

  • A group of 10-15 females were fighting in a park, 12:14 p.m.

  • Four girls were screaming and fighting. An officer noted the altercation was unrelated to the fight on K Lane (see previous entry), 12:26 p.m.

  • A German shepherd was walking on a tile roof and was "going to fall," 1:03 p.m.

  • Juveniles who looked 13-14 years old were skateboarding and grabbing onto the backs of cars to be pulled around in a parking lot, 2:40 p.m.

  • Four or five "skinhead-looking" males were smoking meth near a church parking lot, 6:08 p.m.

  • A male resident of a housing community who attended a homeowner's association meeting became "irate" about rules enforcement and parking issues. A caller said the man would not leave the meeting, 6:57 p.m.

  • Juveniles set off fireworks and accidentally set some trees on fire. The blaze may have spread to a residence. No injuries were reported, 9:06 p.m.

Well, good to see the ducks are back. I'm guessing the somewhat misguided "Fight the Weird Coyotes" movement is off to a slow, and somewhat mistaken start. And I'm really tempted to rename "Ongoing Dispute" to "Someone was bitten by a dog." And it looks like we're heading into the summer season of excessive cuddling.

As always, names were changed to protect the innocent (this week, more ridiculously than usual) and the source was the OC Register

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

British television still wins.

Take a moment to see a famous television chef kill small cute animals.

Debut Album

Some of my friends and I got waylaid by a meme.

Here's my entry, it will be my new band (New Jersey Locations by Per Capita Income) debut album (Simple to Understand It)

Spin. Counter Spin.


Counter Spin

I don't know if I believe the second one, but it gets bonus points for the attempt.

Neither beat this: Deleted Scenes from Iron Man


It was a weird evening.

  • "I wasn't as burnt out before I met you"

  • "I tried to make the sounds of sexy but it wasn't working because I was so freaked out."

  • "Your straw has absorbed a whole lot of liquid. I didn't know they could suck like that, those straws."

  • "It's like little tentacles from my brain are stroking your hand."

Obligatory "that's what she said" joke here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ongoing Dispute #5

Short week this week, due to my using a lot of material for the late OD#4. Will probably get back on track next week, and hopefully have full-fledged intarwebs again.

  • A woman saw a 65-year-old man fall down some stairs in the 6000-something block of W Avenue on Thursday and went over to check on him. When she approached him, the man pulled out his genitals and made inappropriate comments to her. The incident was reported at 3:35 p.m.

  • A caller said two male juveniles who appeared to be drunk were yelling and screaming on a swing set. An officer noted the males, who were 19 years old, were on their way home, 2:21 a.m.

  • A man who looked 35 years old dropped his pants and exposed his genitals, 5:35 a.m.

  • A caller said his son got a cut on his foot from some glass in a park. The caller said he dug around near where his son was cut and found two bottles in the sand under a swing set, 2 p.m.

  • A bicyclist rode into the back of a parked car and was bleeding, 5:10 p.m.

  • A resident said a woman who had been living out of her car had been praying in her front yard, 7:22 p.m.

  • A caller said his landlord's boyfriend was nailing the bathroom door shut so he couldn't use it, 9:46 p.m.

  • A father and son were seen fighting with golf clubs near O Avenue and 11th Street Wednesday evening, and a woman was trying to separate them. The 22-year-old son called earlier in the day after alleging his father punched him in the mouth near Chronic Taco. The father, who had been previously known to police for driving a van with the words "social outkast" painted on it and being "anti-police," was arrested.
    The incident was reported at 7:37 p.m.

  • A resident said someone had planted an 8-foot-by-4-foot sign from a strawberry field in his yard, 7:43 a.m.

  • A caller said he thought someone was "getting high" in a restroom stall at Target. The caller said the man was shaking a can and sniffing it. The suspect was described as a male with a shaved head and a goatee and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He left on a bike prior to police arrival, noon.

  • A caller said protestors were blocking driveways and playing music too loudly near the wetlands, 5:43 p.m.

  • A caller said two men in a black Ford Explorer had approached him when he pulled up to an ATM. They told him their company had received a surplus shipment, and they were willing to sell the merchandise "for cheap." The caller thought the men might be selling stolen property, 6:14 p.m.

  • A resident was seen hitting golf balls into the harbor, 7:04 p.m.

  • A woman said two men, who were "flirtatious" with her as she walked by, approached her from behind and asked "what she had on her." The suspects indicated they had a weapon but none was seen. She told them to take whatever they wanted and they took her wallet, 12:26 a.m.

  • A man said two male suspects convinced him to withdraw $10,000 from his bank account and meet them in the Boston Market parking lot. He showed the money to the suspects and turned around to look for something in his car. When he looked back, the suspects had left with the cash, 5:32 p.m.

  • A caller said four male juveniles were drinking beer and standing near a ledge in a parking structure, 7:50 p.m.

  • A drunken male transient was arrested after he locked himself inside a public bathroom for an hour, 9:39 p.m.

  • A caller said he thought someone tried to break into his house but it turned out to be a cat, 11:50 p.m.

The good news is that we earned a reprieve this week for the ducks and the pedestrians. The bad news is that the "weird" coyotes have gone missing, instead we get the dropping of the pants.

Source: OC Register

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ongoing Dispute #4

Ok, I was going to skip this week due to fatigue and spotty intarwebs, but some of these were too good.

So here's Ongoing Dispute #4, the Get Back To Work, You Slacker edition:

  • A resident said she saw a UFO in the sky near G Street and W Avenue early Sunday morning. She said the craft was flying too high in the air to be a helicopter.
    The woman said the UFO would stay in place for a couple of minutes and then move side to side. A police helicopter pilot could not locate the UFO. The sighting was reported at 2:44 a.m

  • About 30 teens were seen fighting, 1:07 a.m.

  • A caller said a person fishing at the lake killed a duck and put it in a bag, 6:58 a.m.

  • A naked man wearing only a baseball cap was seen running near a public storage business, 7:46 a.m.

  • Ducks were walking across the street, blocking traffic, 11:53 a.m.

  • Someone started a fire in a trash can, 8:51 p.m.

  • Unknown suspects were throwing water balloons at cars, 10:09 p.m.

  • Two 14-year-old boys, described as being "under the influence of something" were creating a "disturbance" in the emergency room of a hospital, 12:09 a.m.

  • A "large snake" was seen in front of a gate at an apartment complex and had "slithered over" to an apartment, 12:10 a.m.

  • A woman said her father's former roommate had knocked on the door and asked for her father. When he came to the door, the ex-roommate punched the father in the face, 4:38 p.m.

  • A coyote ran toward at a man with a dog but stopped without attacking. Then the coyote ran off and was "acting weird." A caller said it was not the first time the coyote had lunged at a small dog, 5:42 p.m.

  • A caller said he was sitting in his truck parked in a parking lot on G Street reading his Bible when he noticed a man hiding in some bushes. He said the man was "staring him down." The incident was reported at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday.

  • A caller said a woman with a brown brindle boxer was "using her foot to force (the) dog to the concrete" and dragging the dog around. When the caller questioned the woman about her behavior, she told the caller to "mind her own business," 1:51 p.m.

  • A caller said an unknown man who appeared to be intoxicated had tried to get into his neighbor's car. Officers contacted the man, who was not drunk. He explained that he is deaf in one ear and a loss of equilibrium causes him to stumble. He said the vehicle resembled a car that belonged to a friend who was coming to pick him up, 6:21 p.m.

  • A female had a fish bone stuck in her throat, 6:30 p.m.

  • A man on a bicycle said the driver of a white Ford F150 intentionally swerved to hit him. The suspect was described as white, 210 to 220 pounds, in his mid-40s, with brown hair, 7:51 a.m.

  • A 14-year-old boy fell off his bike and was bleeding from his forehead, 2:27 p.m.

  • A caller who lives in Northern California said his parents were the victims of fraud, claiming that $113,000 had been transferred from his parents' bank account to a foreign bank account, 3:16 p.m.

  • A sink hole was reported in the intersection, and public works was notified, 6:03 p.m.

  • A silver four-door Toyota and a small SUV collided, and a woman was seen trying to crawl out of one of the vehicles, 6:47 p.m.

  • Three or four suspects wearing wetsuits broke into a closed Taco Bell building in the 800 block of Pacific Coast Highway Thursday evening.
    Police caught two of the suspects after they broke a large window to enter the fast-food restaurant. The incident was reported at 7:07 p.m.

  • A car struck a fire hydrant and came to rest on top of the hydrant, and the driver was seen running into the nearby Royalty Trees Apartments. The driver returned a short time later with his girlfriend, who lives in the apartment complex, 1:11 a.m.

  • A man was riding his bike, drinking and yelling obscenities, 6:24 a.m.

  • Two large beehives were reported in trees next to the first base dugout of a Little League field while a game was in progress, 5:04 p.m.

  • A caller reported seeing a decapitated sea lion on the beach, 5:56 p.m.

  • Four or five people were fighting near a gas station pump, 1:28 a.m.

  • A woman with a hospital nightgown "half on and half off" was seen walking southbound on Beach Boulevard, 8:32 a.m.

  • A car struck a pedestrian, 11:16 a.m.

  • A car struck a pedestrian, and the pedestrian was thrown about 15 feet. An officer noted the victim's face and arms were scraped, 11:59 a.m.

  • A woman said she found her cat in a park and it had been skinned and killed. Officers suspected it was killed by a coyote, 7:26 p.m.

  • A worker at a bar in the 20000-something block of B Street said a drunken patron, who had already been refused service twice during the same night, was making phone calls to the bar. The man was threatening the staff and using racial slurs. He is described as a short man in his 30s with sandy blond hair. The incident was reported at 1:28 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • A caller said a red pickup truck with three male occupants struck a pedestrian and left the scene, leaving the victim in the middle of the street. Police spoke with witnesses after the incident who indicated the victim may have been assaulted and not hit by a car, 1:48 a.m.

  • A woman said she passed out on Monday night and woke up to discover she had been raped. She said she couldn't find her pants when she woke up and her underwear had been ripped. The man she suspected of the assault had given her a ride from a party. The woman said he told her he'd take her home in the morning after she felt better, 11:25 a.m.

The UFO is close to my heart as the location is very close to my apartment complex. Great, my neighbors are a bunch of loons.

So, coyote activity remains constant, still not good being a pedestrian, and apparently, a bad week to be a duck.

Again, the source was the OC Register

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Ongoing Dispute #4

Ongoing Dispute will not be seen this week, so we can bring you this special presentation...