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Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and possessing a meth pipe. Bail was set at $20,000. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Assault. 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:18 p.m. A 15-year-old...

Police to Step Up Enforcement

Officers will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers with DUI saturation patrols. Police will deploy Friday, Jan. 22 after 9 p.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and or arrests. In the past three years, officers have...

Woman Robbed by Knife-wielding Thief

A thief pushed a woman to the ground and stole her purse while brandishing a knife she walked home alone on Coast Highway about 9:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, police said. Investigators are reviewing video from several locations, Sgt. Tim Kleiser said. The attack took place near Ruby...

Bobcat Decimates School’s Pets

A bobcat killed 12 chickens, a swan and three doves inside an aviary in the Laguna Canyon campus of Anneliese Schools on Sunday, Jan. 10, police said. Many of the animals were rescues and longtime pets of the school, which were cared for by a volunteer aviary specialist,...

Two Arrested for Drug Charges on New Year’s Eve

Two 18-year-olds who must have been sampling the goods got themselves arrested on New Year’s Eve in Laguna Beach, but long before the midnight countdown. Sgt. Tim Kleiser says officers pulled over a car driven by the teens about 4 p.m. because a passenger was leaning out of a car...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...

Rescuers Aid Fall Victim

A 25-year-old Laguna Niguel man who had fallen from an ocean bluff was airlifted by helicopter from a south Laguna Beach around 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, police said. Emergency personnel were told the man was sitting on the rocks and had fallen about 20 feet off of a cliff near...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...

Queue With a Purpose: Close Encounter With a Car Wreck

A car crumbled in a fatal collision and displayed in an illuminated truck trailer served as a sobering road side attraction at a Police Department checkpoint near Crescent Bay Drive last Friday, Dec. 18. The 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. checkpoint intended to serve as a deterrent to drunk...

Streetbeat

Monday, Dec. 7 Disorderly person. 300 block of Broadway St. 11:23 a.m. Following an argument between a couple, the woman was pushed into a planter and police arrested her boyfriend, Michael Thomas Gugliotta, 51, for suspicion of felony domestic abuse. Fraud. 300 block of Forest...

Shopping Pays Off for Detective

An off-duty detective shopping at an Irvine mall spotted a man suspected of passing bogus currency last month in Laguna Beach, which led to his arrest Friday, Dec. 4. At the direction of Detective Larry Bammer, Irvine police arrested Christopher James Grier, 22, of Mission Viejo,...

Streetbeat

Monday, Nov. 23 Petty theft. 200 block of Broadway St. Noon. Police arrested Jerald Cousian, 47, of Laguna Beach, for suspicion of robbery after he was flushed from hiding in an apartment complex. Cousian, who earlier had allegedly shoplifted items from two stores, also allegedly...

Streetbeat

Monday, Nov. 23 Petty theft. 200 block of Broadway St. Noon. Police arrested Jerald Cousian, 47, of Laguna Beach, for suspicion of robbery after he was flushed from hiding in an apartment complex. Cousian, who earlier had allegedly shoplifted items from two stores, also allegedly...

Streetbeat

Monday, Nov. 16 Fraud. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. Two $20 counterfeit bills were received on Saturday. Traffic stop. Coast Hwy 1:11 p.m. Eddie Rubio, 60, of La Mirada, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Grand theft. 200 block of Lower Cliff Dr. 2:37 p.m. A gold Vacheron...

Streetbeat

Tuesday, Nov. 10 Fire. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 8:25 a.m. A small pile of clothes was set afire at the entrance to a flood control tunnel. Stolen car. Nyes Place. 10:47 a.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered; nobody is in custody. Stolen vehicle. Moss St. 4:48 p.m....