Squatter at Vacant House Gets a New Place to Rest Head -- Jail

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER: Also, a screen door thief, a man abuses objects with his cane, and a semi blocks all lanes of traffic.

San Clemente crime blotter. Patch file photo.
San Clemente crime blotter. Patch file photo.
At 9:34 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, a caller reported a trespasser in the 200 block of Avenida Monterey. The caller was the owner of a vacant house and found a squatter living in the empty home. Deputies arrived and arrested a 31-year-old woman, who is currently in custody with a $35,000 bail amount posted.


At 9:55 p.m. Monday Nov. 25, a confused caller phoned deputies to report a burglary in the 400 block of Avanida Vaquero. The caller claimed a screen door was pried off and stolen from his home.

At 10:19 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, someone reported a disturbance near the cross streets of East Avenida Magdalena and El Camino Real. The caller saw a man striking his cane on objects near a local laundromat.

At 3:15 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, deputies received a report of a traffic hazard in the 300 block of Avanida Pico. The caller explained a semi truck was blocking all lanes of traffic. A large tow-truck arrived on scene to haul away the massive traffic block.

These are selected reports from the San Clemente Police Dispatch Services log throughout the past few days. The calls represent what was told to a sheriff's deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. No presumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the information provided.


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