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Seal Beach Crime: Attempted Suicide, Patio Burning Threat, Grand Theft

The weekly crime summary for Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 as reported by the Seal Beach Police Department.

The following information was culled from the Seal Beach Police Department crime log for the period of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2:

WELFARE CHECK

Nov. 26 | 7:57 a.m. | Elder and Ironwood
A caller reported to police that an elderly man kept walking into traffic and was trying to start conversations with drivers. The caller said the man does the same thing almost every day. Police were unable to located the man upon arrival.

GRAND THEFT

11/26 | 10:22 a.m. | First Street
Someone reported that an unknown suspect stole a 16-piece setting of silverware that 35 years ago was valued at $2,000.

11/26 | 6:58 p.m. | Ironwood Avenue
An unknown person took the catalytic converter off of a Toyota Sequoia.

11/28 | 2:07 p.m. | Electric Avenue
Someone reported that their catalytic converter had been stolen off their Toyota vehicle sometime within the past three days. 

BURGLARY

12/1 | 9:55 p.m. | St. Andrews Drive
A "hysterical" caller reported to police that someone was trying to get into her house and heard glass breaking. The caller said the window in the back bedroom of her house was broken. Officers made contact with the woman and checked the residence.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

11/27 | 12:41 a.m. | Montecito Road
A caller reported to police that someone, possibly previous tenants, were trying to burn down her patio by throwing flaming objects onto the patio. The caller also told police that she believed the possible suspects were listening into her conversation on the phone and had tapped into her cell phone. The call also said someone had taken her cat earlier in the night but returned it. Upon arrival, police were unable to located anyone in the vicinity.

INJURED ANIMAL

11/28 | 5:19 p.m. | Lampson and Basswood
An injured raccoon was seen running in traffic in the eastbound lanes of the road.

ILLEGAL PEDDLER

11/29 | 5:40 p.m. | 16th Street
Someone was soliciting a product that the caller looked up online and determined was fake. The caller said there were multiple complaints online about the product. The suspect also did not have a permit. Upon arrival, the suspect had already left the area.

SUICIDE ATTEMPT

11/30 | 12:14 a.m. | Seal Beach Boulevard
A caller reported to police that a man was saying he "wanted to end it all." Police tried to locate the man by pinging his cell phone and contacting the cell phone company. Upon contacting the man, the reports of a suicide attempt were unfounded.

COUNSELING

12/1 | 1:56 p.m. | St. Andrews Drive
A woman reported that she was a victim of a scam in which someone told her she had won the lottery and the woman then gave them $700. The woman also reported the alleged scammers stole thousands of dollars worth of property from her home. Police contacted a social worker to come to the woman's home.

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