Blotter: Someone Threatens to Blow Up the City, Underwear-Clad Man Arrested

Seal Beach Police had their hands full in the latest week of crime in Seal Beach.


  • 05/21/2012 — 8:12 a.m.  — Surf Place — A caller found abandoned baby birds in a nest on the caller’s front porch. The caller was referred to Long Beach Animal Control.


  • 05/21/2012 — 8:13 a.m. — Coastline Drive and Ebbtide Place — Two ducks near a storm drain were causing vehicles to swerve. According to the caller, the birds were unable to fly away because someone is constantly feeding them.


  • 05/22/2012 — 10:51 a.m. — 6th Street — An unknown suspect used a caller's account to buy a phone for $623.


  • 05/22/2012 — 4:30 p.m. — Seal Way — Two juveniles were skateboarding on the boardwalk area and hitting their skateboards against garages and other property. An officer spoke to them, and they said they would stop.


  • 05/23/2012 — 8:15 p.m.  — 1st Street  — A red, silver and white 2004 Honda was parked on 1st Street on Friday and on Wednesday the car was gone.


  • 05/23/2012 — 5:43 p.m. — Ocean Avenue — A man was laying face down in the grass on the south side of the pier.  The man was issued a citation for violating open container rules.


  • 05/24/2012 — 6:50 a.m. — Old Ranch Parkway — An elderly driver in Volvo tried to run over a caller because of an argument. The driver was described as a man wearing glasses and a tan members-only jacket. The caller was in the parking lot when the man pulled up to the caller, became verbally abuse and flipped the caller off.  The caller went inside to work and saw that the man was driving around the caller’s vehicle. When the caller came back out to take a picture of the man, the man tried to hit the caller with his vehicle. The elderly man was last seen heading eastbound out of the parking lot.


  • 05/24/2012 – 3:45 p.m. — Driftwood Avenue — A caller said that he or she had found an 8-foot-by-10-foot advertising balloon that landed in a neighbor’s yard. The caller is concerned that it might be valuable.


  • 05/25/2012 – 2:40 p.m.  — Kitts and Westminster Boulevard — An OCTA bus and a red vehicle collided.


  • 05/25/2012 – 10:34 p.m. — Seal Beach Boulevard — Someone “ripped apart” the dashboard of a caller’s white Cadillac Escalade sometime between 4 p.m. and 10:34 p.m. A number of miscellaneous items were missing.


  • 05/26/2012 — 7:07 a.m. — Seal Beach Boulevard — A person was sleeping in their car and told that they could not. The person said they would comply.


  • 05/26/2012 — 9:48 a.m.  — Ironwood Avenue — An 85-year-old man wearing boxers over his sweatpants was laying on the sidewalk disoriented.


  • 05/26/2012 — 5:23 p.m.  — Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Boulevard — A red Toyota Tercel was heading northbound on Seal beach Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway, and a caller said the driver was drinking alcohol. The driver appeared to be unaware of the speed limit and was stopping at every intersection whether there was a sign or not. It turned out the man was drinking root beer.


  • 05/27/2012 — 9:41 p.m.  — Electric Avenue and Ocean Avenue — A black pickup and a dark blue or grey SUV ran through a stop sign almost hitting a caller. The caller thinks the two vehicles, last seen heading westbound on ocean, might have been racing.


  • 05/28/2012 — 3:11 a.m. —1st street —Officers arrested John Vianna, 28, on suspicion of domestic-violence-battery after receiving a call from the man’s girlfriend that alleged he hit her in the face four times. The woman refused medical attention. Both the man and the woman had been drinking. The boyfriend is described as blond, 28 years old and a 160 pound and in his underwear. In addition to allegedly striking the woman in the face with a closed and open fist four times, Vianna also allegedly threw the woman’s belongings out into the hallway.


  • 05/28/2012 — 1:20 p.m. — People were using golf carts on the beach near the playground. The people were advised and said they would stop.


  • 5/29/2012 — 4:27 a.m. — Pacific Coast Highway — A caller reported someone threatening to “blow up seal beach.”

Blotter calls are made from reports to the Seal Beach Police Department. They do not reflect all calls made. Arrested individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and an arrest does not imply guilt or innocence. 

richard June 02, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Omg! People are crazy. If they would only use their time doing positive things they just might enjoy life. http://jokeofthedayblog.blogspot.com


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