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Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Suspected Drunk

An allegedly drunk driver collided with three other cars while leading police on a high-speed, nearly eight mile chase last Saturday, May 16, through downtown and Laguna Canyon. Alan Terrazas, 41, of Aliso Viejo, only yielded to police after his own car was disabled when he...

Police Pursuit Ends With Crash

An allegedly drunk driver collided with three other cars while leading police on a high-speed, nearly eight mile chase last Saturday, May 16, through downtown and Laguna Canyon. Alan Terrazas, 41, of Aliso Viejo, only yielded to police after his own car was disabled when he...

Streetbeat

Monday, May 4 Grand theft. 30900 block of Coast Hwy. 10:36 a.m. Someone stole 16 marine-grade Northstar batteries from a cell site valued at $4800. Drunk driving. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 1:25 p.m. A 42-year-old La Crescenta man was cited for DUI. DUI. 1300 block of S. Coast...

Canyon Road Reopens

Laguna Canyon Road reopened at 3 a.m. today after a 10-hour closure due to emergency repairs by utility crews to replace a toppled telephone pole, police said Tuesday. A telephone pole, sheered off in the 2700 block when hit by a car, toppled across the road and struck an...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 27 Burglary. 100 block of Chiquita St. 12:19 p.m. During a two-hour absence by the resident, someone entered a home window and took watches valued at $200 from a jewelry box. Detective activity. 33600 block of Del Opisbo. 2:51 p.m. Narcotics investigators who set up...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 20 Property. 1600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 8:30 a.m. There are no known suspects in the disappearance of jewelry valued at $4,000 and $900 in cash. Grand theft. 200 block of Broadway St. 11:40 a.m. A man who left his car downtown while working returned eight hours...

Thoughtful or Guilt-Laden, Thief Returns Car Keys

A car thief took $1,000 worth of electronics and cash from a vehicle abandoned near St. Catherine’s Church Friday, April 17, just a half mile from where it had disappeared, police said. Its owner, who had left the key on the bumper, discovered the Nissan Pathfinder missing after...

Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Collision

A pedestrian suffered minor arm injuries after a collision in a Laguna Beach intersection with a car, which fled northbound about 10 p.m. on Coast Highway last Friday, April 10, police said. The vehicle was described as a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan...

Antique Shipment Stolen En Route

Federal investigators and detectives from the Beverly, Mass., police department are investigating the disappearance of Chinese jade from a shipment of antique furniture valued at $5 million that left Laguna Beach in December, law enforcement officials said this week. The load of...

Streetbeat

Monday, March 23 Burglary. 300 block of Forest Ave. 9:59 a.m. Someone opened a locked back door and took $200 in cash from a business. Traffic collision. Virginia Way at Fifth Ave. 6:42 p.m. A 7-year-old girl on a scooter fell in front of a turning vehicle, but investigators are...

Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Burglary Suspects

Three Los Angeles residents suspected in a Newport Beach burglary were arrested after a brief pursuit through Laguna Canyon that ended Wednesday, March 25, when the suspect’s car collided with another outbound car near El Toro Road. No one was injured in the wreckage, authorities...

Streetbeat

Monday, March 9 Fraud. 300 block of Broadway St. 3:16 p.m. A friend wrote a $2,160 check to repay a loan on a closed account. Fraud. 1500 block of Caribbean Way. 4:21 p.m. A victim reported someone had opened up various credit accounts in her name. Tuesday, March 10 Fraud. 600...

‘Mayhem’ Lives Up to His Name

Mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested on multiple charges after police were called to a disturbance at the White House restaurant Saturday, March 7. The restaurant’s usual crowd included boxing fans and mixed martial arts fighters, invited by Tom Atencio...

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 23 Vehicle burglary. 32300 block of Coast Hwy. 7:32 a.m. Rear windows were smashed in four plumbing trucks and their contents of tools plundered. Burglary. Cliff Dr. 10:12 a.m. A wallet and cellphone together valued at $800 were taken. Vehicle burglary. 300 block of...

Streetbeat

Tuesday, Feb. 17 Pedestrian stop. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:33 a.m. Alexander Jeffrey Pratt, 26, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for a $100,000 warrant. Petty theft. Thalia St. 2:21 p.m. A stolen backpack containing a smart phone was found abandoned and recovered, but the...