Bike heist

A bike was reported stolen from a bike rack outside of Watson Hall sometime between 12:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. on April 25, John Farmer, chief of Campus Safety said.

The bike is black with yellow wheels and reportedly worth $250, Farmer said.

The male student victim stated he locked the bike up with a chain and returned to find the lock and the bike missing, Farmer said.

Lunch time

A blue 2000 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the Art Center Parking Lot between 4:50 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Farmer said.

The victim said she left the vehicle unlocked and may have left her keys in the car along with her laptop, backpack, purse, wallet and class project, Farmer said.

The victim said she cancelled her debit card but not before the card could be used at Jack in the Box and Taco Bell in Santa Ana, Farmer said.

The Costa Mesa Police Department will investigate.

Drunken neighbor

An allegedly drunk man on a bike outside the Drama Lab was reported to Campus Safety on Thursday around 8:35 p.m., Farmer said.

A witness said the man seemed disoriented and saw him fall off of his bike.

Campus Safety responded to the man who said he is a Costa Mesa resident but not an OCC student.

He also told Campus Safety officers that he had been drinking. Costa Mesa police were called and a search of  the suspect’s bag found several miniature bottles of alcohol, Farmer said.

Paramedics were called and he was transported to Hoag Hospital for further examination.

Trashy incident

Campus Safety responded to a report of a fight that broke out during the Orange Coast College Swap Meet in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on Sunday, Farmer said.

The victim was a customer who was going through the vendor trash with three of his sons, Farmer said.

A witness told Campus Safety that the suspect, a vendor, punched the victim in the face eight to 10 times before being pulled away by others.

When Campus Safety responded, the suspect admitted to attacking the man because he thought the man took his moving dolly but denied throwing punches, Farmer said.

Campus Safety gave the man an ice pack and called the paramedics to check on the victim. The Costa Mesa Police Department was called but the suspect fled before they arrived.

The victim declined to be transported to the hospital and decided he wanted to press charges against the suspect for assault and battery, Farmer said.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Zach Boetto from Campus Safety reports.

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