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Police Officers respond to criminal activity nearly 50 times this summer at Disney Park

It’s been a summer full of hotter-than-usual weather across the United States, but this year, the state of California enjoyed the tiniest bit of a reprieve from the heat with which the summer of 2021 punished residents of the Golden State.

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One thing that didn’t change this summer in California, however, is the ridiculous number of crimes committed at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. In fact, at Disneyland this summer, Cast Members and team leads were forced to call for police intervention dozens of times as nearly 50 different crimes were committed by Guests on Disneyland property, per The Orange County Register.

Remember the film we’ve seen a thousand times of Walt Disney as he welcomes visitors for the first time to his brand new park in Anaheim?

Walt welcomed Guests on July 17, 1955, with the greeting, “To all who come to this happy place, welcome! Disneyland is your land . . . ”

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But just like we’re sure Walt meant for his message that day to be timeless–reaching even to Guests of Disneyland in the present day, we’re sure that greeting would never have been extended to the thieves, child abusers, and arsonists that happened to walk through the gates at Disneyland in June and July of this year.

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The Orange County Register documents 21 calls from Disneyland for the assistance of local law enforcement in June and 26 calls in July 2022. Each of the 47 calls for police resulted in some type of intervention from local law enforcement.

Call logs kept by local law enforcement near the Disneyland Resort document incidences of assault and battery, arson, brandishing a firearm, and child abuse–and that’s just a few of the incidents.

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Police Call Logs for Incidents at Disneyland

Here are the incidents that took place in June and July at Disneyland and the actions that law enforcement officials took in response to the situations.

June 2022

  • Wednesday, June 1, 8:37 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Thursday, June 2, 1:54 a.m., Assault and battery, Report taken
  • Friday, June 3, 9:34 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Friday, June 3, 3 p.m., Assault and battery, Citation issued
  • Friday, June 3, 4:22 p.m., Trespassing, Suspect booked
  • Friday, June 3, 8:51 p.m., Narcotics, Report taken
  • Saturday, June 4, 12:35 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Sunday, June 5, 11:22 a.m., Petty theft, Report taken
  • Monday, June 6, 10:18 p.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Monday, June 6, 12:09 p.m., Vandalism, Report taken
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2:09 p.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Saturday, June 11, 9:09 p.m., Interfering with an officer, Suspect booked
  • Wednesday, June 15, 7:58 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Thursday, June 16, 11:15 p.m., Petty theft, Report taken
  • Sunday, June 19, 6:48 p.m., Interfering with an officer, Suspect booked
  • Tuesday, June 21, 10:07 a.m., Assault and battery, Report taken
  • Tuesday, June 21, 8:40 p.m., Petty theft, Report taken
  • Monday, June 27, 11:07 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Monday, June 27, 9:37 p.m., Trespassing, Report taken
  • Wednesday, June 29, 8:11 a.m., Disturbing the Peace, Report taken
  • Wednesday, June 29, 3:26 p.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
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July 2022

  • Saturday, July 2, 8:37 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Wednesday, July 6, 8:52 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Saturday, July 9, 12:09 p.m., Assault and battery, Citation issued
  • Sunday, July 10, 7:22 a.m., Missing adult, Report taken
  • Monday, July 11, 3:55 p.m., Narcotics, Report taken
  • Wednesday, July 13, 8:38 a.m., Brandishing a knife, Report taken
  • Wednesday, July 13, 12:51 p.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2:34 p.m., Child abuse, Report taken
  • Thursday, July 14, 12:26 p.m., Narcotics, Report taken
  • Sunday, July 17, 11:58 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Sunday, July 17, 10:20 p.m., Assault and battery, Report taken
  • Monday, July 18, 1:04 p.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Wednesday, July 20, 9:57 p.m., Missing child, Report taken
  • Thursday, July 21, 10:36 p.m., Narcotics, Report taken
  • Friday, July 22, 11:37 p.m., Grand theft, Report taken
  • Saturday, July 23, 12:34 a.m., Disturbing the peace, Report taken
  • Monday, July 25, 7:41 p.m., Grand theft, Report taken
  • Tuesday, July 26, 8:12 a.m., Narcotics, Citation issued
  • Wednesday, July 27, 5:29 p.m., Brandishing a firearm, Citation issued
  • Wednesday, July 27, 8:09 p.m., Disturbing the peace, Report taken
  • Thursday, July 28, 10:37 a.m., Narcotics, Report taken
  • Friday, July 29, 9:57 a.m., Petty theft, Citation issued
  • Friday, July 29, 9:19 p.m., Arson, Report taken
  • Friday, July 29, 10:24 p.m., Disturbing the peace, Report taken
  • Friday, July 29, 10:29 p.m., Interfering with an officer, Suspect booked
  • Saturday, July 30, 10:13 p.m., Missing child, Report taken

For whatever reason, several Guests at Disneyland this summer felt the need to have narcotics in their possession, the need to interfere with officers, the need to steal, and the need to disturb the peace.

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So here’s hoping that those who visit the parks and cause these problems hear this message:

“To all you who come to that happy place and commit crimes, Disneyland is not your land, so please commit your crimes at home, rather than at Disneyland in public for Mickey and thousands of children to see.”

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!