Bad dog

Campus Safety officers responded to a medical call regarding a dog bite in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot during the Orange Coast College Swap Meet on Oct. 11, Chief of Campus Safety John Farmer said.

The victim was a male nonstudent who told officers he was bitten in the left leg by a customer’s dog as they were completing a transaction. The owner of the dog told officers the victim must have intimidated the dog in some way.

The victim requested paramedics so he could be checked for possible diseases, Farmer said. Shortly after, paramedics took the victim to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa police responded with animal control.

Since the owner of the dog was unable to provide proof of immunization, animal control took the dog for quarantine, Farmer said.

Purse plucked

A female nonstudent reported items had been stolen out of her purse during the swap meet in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on Oct. 21, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the victim told responding officers she was walking through the swap meet when she noticed her handbag was unzipped and her purse was missing. Costa Mesa police were called and the victim made a report.

Car huckster

A Campus Safety officer cited a male student for parking illegally in a handicap parking spot on the morning of Oct. 17, Farmer said.

The student was apparently using a handicap card that did not belong to him. The responding officer ran the vehicle’s information and discovered the student has been continuously parking in handicap and metered stalls without paying, Farmer said.

A report is being written to the dean of students for continued misconduct and the student will owe about $1,000 in fines, Farmer said.            

Cycle mistreated

Campus Safety received a report of vehicle vandalism on the evening of Oct. 18, Farmer said.

According to Farmer, the victim, a male student, told the responding officer his motorcycle was parked behind the Information Technology building and was vandalized while he was in class.

The victim called Campus Safety around 5:45 p.m. when he returned to his motorcycle and noticed the gas tank screws were removed and the right mirror was broken, Farmer said.

Struck out

A male nonstudent was arrested at the physical education women’s locker room common area Friday morning, Farmer said.

Campus Safety received a call from PE staff at 7:30 a.m. that there was a suspicious man outside the office of the women’s locker room. The suspect told the responding officers he had ingested multiple narcotics, Farmer said.  

Officers placed the suspect in handcuffs after they ran his information and discovered he had an outstanding warrant, Farmer said. Costa Mesa police were called and the suspect was taken into custody.

Stadium scare

Campus Safety officers responded to a call for medical assistance inside the football stadium on the evening of Oct. 20, John Farmer, chief of Campus Safety said.

According to Farmer, an officer on duty inside the stadium was flagged down to assist a male non student who told the officer he didn’t take his blood pressure medication and felt tingling. Paramedics were called and the victim was taken to Kaiser Hospital in Irvine.

Moonlight mischief

A male non student was cited for breaking a window in Watson Hall and damaging a student’s car early Saturday morning, Farmer said.

Campus Safety officers found the suspect on the football field at 1:15 a.m. with no shirt on and blood on his chest. The suspect seemed disoriented and confused and the Costa Mesa police were called, Farmer said.

The suspect admitted to police that he broke a window in Watson Hall and damaged a silver Lexus. Paramedics were called but he refused assistance, Farmer said.

Police cited and released the suspect and left report and contact information on the student’s car.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Kevin Bollman from Campus Safety reports.

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