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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...

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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...

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Monday, Feb. 9 Traffic collision. 2000 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 8:38 a.m. One car rear-ended another that had stopped short to avoid crossing traffic. A driver complained of pain but was not hospitalized. Vehicle burglary. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 1:15 p.m. A purse...

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  Monday, Feb. 2 Burglary. 1700 block of Glenneyre St. 11:24 p.m. Several windows were broken while a resident was out of town, though no entry was made. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Traffic stop. Calliope St. 12:26 a.m. A 24-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for...

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Monday, Jan. 26 Traffic stop. Coast Hwy. 10:11 a.m. A license plate reader alerted police to an outstanding warrant for motorist Miguel Lopez, 35, of Anaheim, wanted for domestic violence and child endangerment. Bail was set at $15,000. Stalking. 31600 block of Coast hwy. 12:26...

Choose Sides for Super Bowl

Laguna Beach police urge football fans to take sides this Sunday whether they are Seahawk or Patriot fans and decide whether to drink or drive. Police will be deploying on Sunday, Feb. 1, to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. “Drunk driving is completely...

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Monday, Jan. 12 Disturbance. 31900 block of Coast Hwy. 7 p.m. Two 18-year-old from Huntington Beach, Joseph Anthony Farfan and Michael David Moody, who had alcohol and glass on the beach, were arrested for outstanding warrants. Burglary. 1900 block of San Remo Dr. 9:30 p.m....

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Monday, Jan 5 Vandalism. 200 block of Ledroit St. 8:12 a.m. A resident suspect’s a neighbor in the cutting of five of his trees. Disturbance. 200 block of Beverly St. 1:18 a.m. Damon Harold Roberts, 51, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. His bail was...

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Monday, Dec. 29 Fraud. 800 block of Canyon View Dr. 11:54 a.m. Someone opened a cell phone account in a resident’s name. Tuesday, Dec. 30 Burglary. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 8:25 a.m. Items worth $500 were taken from a locked vehicle. Vehicle burglary. 19200 block of Laguna...

Laguna Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run

A Valencia man died as a result of a hit and run collision on New Year's Day in Newport Beach. A taxi driver was arrested for suspicion of felony hit and run nearby, in Laguna Beach.

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Monday, Dec. 22 Hit and run. 300 block of Forest Ave. 2:22 p.m. Jerry Lee Chaney, 35, of Newburgh, N.Y., encountered the hazards of an unfamiliar town when trying to turn around in the confines behind City Hall. He hit a detective’s car and fled the area, but was observed and...

Checkpoint Nets 7 Arrests

Police at a DUI checkpoint in North Laguna screened nearly 1,000 vehicles this past weekend, which resulted in seven arrests, including three drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Another 15 drivers were cited for license suspensions, four people...

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...