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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...

Streetbeat

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...

Streetbeat

  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...

Streetbeat

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...

LB Indy Log

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....

Streetbeat

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...

Streetbeat

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...