Cart vs elbow

A minor was injured when she was struck by a golf cart on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. at the Orange Coast College Swap Meet in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot, according to Chief of Campus Safety John Farmer.

Farmer said an employee of the swap meet hit the child after the child ran out from behind a white van. He slammed on the brakes of the cart, but still managed to strike the young girl on the left elbow.

There was a small mark on the girl’s elbow but it was not red. The paramedics were not called but the mother wanted to make sure the incident was reported.

Shopper down

A man reported to Campus Safety that a woman collapsed during the swap meet in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on Saturday at about 10:50 a.m. Farmer said.

When Campus Safety officers approached the woman, they laid her on the ground with a nearby bag of clothes to support her head. Her eyes were open and she was blinking, but was not responsive when spoken to. When it was determined that she did not speak English, a man translated for and she still did not respond.

The Costa Mesa Police Department and the paramedics were called but the woman did not fit the criteria to be taken to the hospital. Her daughter then took her home to recover.


Campus Safety responded to a hit and run on Sunday at 11:53 a.m. at the swap meet in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot, according to Farmer.

The victim reported that a GMC SUV crashed into his vehicle and when the victim got out to inspect the damages the suspect drove off. However, the victim was able to take a photo of the suspect’s license plate.

There were no injuries reported to Campus Safety and the Costa Mesa Police Department has taken over the case.


Gotcha redux

A student found that her car had been damaged in a hit and run in the Adams Avenue Parking Lot on May 1 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Farmer said.

The student returned to her 2017 Honda Accord and noticed that her car had a dent and a scrape on the right side.

When she reported the incident to Campus Safety, it was revealed that two notes were left on her vehicle. Farmer stated that one note was telling the girl to learn to park, but the second note was from another person who witnessed the incident and wrote down the license plate of the car that drove off.

Campus Safety ran the license plate in their system and it matched a white Honda Accord, and the multiple calls to the suspect went unanswered.

The victim can contact the Costa Mesa Police Department to further the case.

Strike three

A baseball struck a car windshield on Saturday in the Fitness Center Parking Lot at 2 p.m. during a baseball game. According to Farmer, Campus Safety received a call two hours later.

The victim was provided with information to contact the college to pay for the repairs.  

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Chloe Gould from Campus Safety reports.

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