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Pursuit Ends in Motorist’s Arrest

A 28-year-old man was taken into custody early Sunday, Dec. 14, after leading Laguna Beach police on an 80 mph chase along Coast Highway that led nearly to Costa Mesa, police said. Anthony Michael Mikuski, of Huntington Beach, was arrested for felony charges of evading a peace...

Pedestrians in Crosswalks Struck in Two Incidents

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Vehicles southbound on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach struck pedestrians in crosswalks in separate incidents this past Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, police said. Due to the severity of the injuries in Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. accident at Calliope...

Patron Suspected in Bar Fight

Investigators arrested Waref Riad Assaf, 37, of Long Beach, for suspicion of felony battery on Wednesday, Nov. 26, stemming from an unprovoked attack outside Brussels Bistro restaurant the week before. Witnesses at the bar identified the suspected assailant, Capt. Jason Kravetz...

Wedding Night Tryst Postponed by Arrest

Rap artist, actor and television host Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by his stage name Xzibit, was arrested in Laguna Beach after his own wedding for suspicion of driving while under the influence on Sunday, Nov. 30. The 40-year-old Porter Ranch resident, known as the host...

Streetbeat

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Keep the peace. 2700 Highland Ave. 2 a.m. A 36-year-old Santa Ana woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail. Disorderly person. 2500 Temple Hills Dr. 5:27 p.m. Audrey Cherie Peebles, 28, of Chino, was arrested for a felony bench warrant for drug...

Unlucky Blow to Historical Society

A shopper parking a car unintentionally hit the accelerator and drove into a corner of the porch of the Historical Society about 4:17 p.m. last Thursday, Nov. 13. The motorist was uninjured and visitors to the Murphy-Smith bungalow on Ocean Avenue were detoured to a side...

Streetbeat

Monday, Nov. 3 Traffic collision. S. Coat Hwy. 5:43 p.m. An elderly male driver sideswiped a city trolley and continued southbound, where he hit a parked car at Rockledge. The driver suffered minor-moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Burglary.....

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 27 Burglary. 200 block of Lower Cliff Dr. 1:25 p.m. While a resident was away, an unknown suspect broke into an apartment and stole cash, two watches and a Go Pro camera valued at $1,600. A suspicious man on an expensive mountain bike was seen in the area. Disorderly...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Fast-Moving SUV Causes Pile-up

An SUV traveling at a high rate of speed instigated a five-vehicle collision on Park Avenue near midday Wednesday, Oct. 29, police said. Police temporarily closed Third Avenue and a portion of Park Avenue between Reed and Through Streets to clear the area. Five people were...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Streetbeat

Monday, 13 Traffic stop. Circle Drive. 1:12 p.m. Joey Brian Caban, 18, of San Clemente, stopped for making an illegal turn, was arrested for allegedly violating his probation and possession of a methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000. Fraud report. 1403595....

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its...

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its...

Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

A Surf and Sand hotel employee trying to cross Coast Highway without the benefit of a crosswalk was struck by a southbound vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 30, about 4:58 p.m., police said. The accident is the 24th collision between a vehicle and pedestrian so far this year in Laguna...