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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Nov. 2 Petty theft. 400 block Legion St. 7:43 a.m. Stolen parking sticker. Fraud. 1300 block Hillcrest Dr. 8:27 a.m. An unknown person accessed credit card info and made fraudulent charges. Burglary. 20200 blk. Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:34 p.m. A locked BMW was broken into, a purse and...

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Monday, Oct. 26 Muni code violation. 800 block of Glenneyre St. 8:32 p.m. A search of a 60-year-old Laguna Beach man detained for public intoxication turned up unused syringes and drug paraphernalia. Petty theft. Encinitas Ct. 10:51 a.m. Golf clubs valued at $1,400 were taken...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 19 Traffic collision. State Hwy 73. 1 p.m. Witnesses say two motorcyclists were taking turns blocking traffic to allow the other to pop wheelies and collided with each other. The two riders, both men in their 20s from Pasadena, fell from their bikes and were...

Blackout Hits Bluebird Canyon

At least 300 homes in the Bluebird Canyon area lost power for several hours Tuesday night and fire fighters were called to the area to douse a brush fire ignited by a downed power line, Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said Wednesday, Oct. 28. Four fire engines dispatched to the scene...

Police Arrest Four in Gift-Card Scheme

Store clerks suspicious of shoppers who repeatedly purchased high-dollar amount gift cards in a local market led to the arrest of three people in Laguna Beach and a fourth in North Hollywood last week, suspect in a conspiracy using stolen credit cards to commit theft and...

Burglars Raid Downtown Boutique

A break-in at a specialty jeans store in downtown Laguna Beach early Monday, Oct. 12, has police detectives on the hunt for thieves with a discerning eye. Officers who responded to a 3 a.m. alarm in the 200 block of Forest Avenue found a broken glass door at Robin’s Jeans and...

Burglars Raid Downtown Boutique

A break-in at a specialty jeans store in downtown Laguna Beach early Monday, Oct. 12 has police detectives on the hunt for thieves with a discerning eye. Officers who responded to a 3 a.m. alarm in the 200 block of Forest Avenue found a broken glass door at Robin’s Jeans and...

Suspect in Car Break-ins Arrested in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa police chased down a 25-year-old Santa Ana man Tuesday, Sept. 29, who allegedly had fled from a stolen car filled with items reported missing from cars by Laguna Beach and Newport Beach residents, police said. Five different Laguna victims have been identified and...