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Crime: Coyote, Federal Officer Phone Scammer on the Loose

Also in recent Seal Beach crime calls, someone keyed a red Toyota Prius, causing about $700 worth of damage.

Editor's Note: These reports were culled from the Seal Beach Police Department's latest Crime Log.

VANDALISM

  • 01/28/13 — 9:50 a.m. — Golden Rain Road — A suspect keyed a red Toyota Prius, causing about $700 damage to the hood and the driver’s side door. The caller said vandalism occurred sometime in the last few weeks  

ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE 

  • 01/28/13 — 10:52 a.m. — Westminster Avenue — Someone parked a gray four-door Infinity with a handicapped placard in a handicapped parking spot. Officers gave out a ticket.

WELFARE CHECK

  • 1/28/13 — 2:21 p.m. — Seal Beach Blvd. — A long-haired young woman, possibly in her mid-20s, was seen holding a baby and sign asking for money. She left before police arrived.

COYOTE 

  • 1/28/13 — 6:09 p.m. — Candleberry Street — A coyote was seen at about 6:45 p.m. Dispatch reported the call to Long Beach Animal Care Services.  

PHONE SCAM

  • 1/29/13 — 9:58 a.m. — A man called a woman and identified himself as a federal officer before asking for about $1,033.

Editor's Note: Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.

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