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Auto Thieves Target Porsches

Auto Thieves Target Porsches

About 40 Laguna Beach residents who own 1990’s era Porsches this week received a special delivery to their home from the police department: a crime alert bulletin suggesting that thieves are targeting their vehicles and how to avoid getting hit. Two late-model sports cars, each worth at least $50,000 and equipped with alarms, disappeared overnight […]

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Street Beat 7/19/13

Street Beat 7/19/13

DUI Enforcement Planned For the Weekend The Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy saturation patrols to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers Saturday, July 20 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas of high frequency DUI collisions and arrests.   Monday, July 8 Vandalism. 8:28 a.m. 600 block of Park Ave. During a patrol check, […]

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Street Beat 7/5/13

Street Beat 7/5/13

Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision A bicyclist was killed and his riding companion injured when a motorist hit the pair pedaling southbound on state Highway 133 near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park nature center early this morning, Friday, June 28, authorities said. The vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female driver from Irvine collided with the […]

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Street Beat 6/28/13

Street Beat 6/28/13

Father Suspected in Child Endangerment Arrest Laguna Beach police arrested Christian Omar Ramirez, 22, of Lake Forest, for suspicion of child endangerment on Saturday, June 22, about 4 p.m. near Legion St., Sgt. Louise Callus said. His vehicle allegedly had collided with three other vehicles, according to the police log, though details about the collision […]

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Ill Prepared Hiker Rescued from Hillside

Ill Prepared Hiker Rescued from Hillside

A sheriff’s helicopter was used to extract a hiker who suffered an anxiety attack and was unable to move from a steep trail in Laguna Beach’s open space about 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, police said. Lifeguards in an all-terrain vehicle coordinated the extraction from thick brush and a steep slope between Alta Laguna Park […]

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Street Beat 6/7/13

Street Beat 6/7/13

Thief Steals Drugs in Robbery A man armed with a gun robbed a pharmacy customer of prescription drugs in a parking lot about 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday, May 28, police said. The robbery took place in the 900 block of Glenneyre Street. “It looks like the suspect knew of the new scripts she had just […]

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Street Beat 5/31/13

Street Beat 5/31/13

 Public’s Help Needed in Nabbing Burglary Suspects  Laguna Beach police released video images from two separate break-ins at local businesses in recent weeks hoping for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, but have yet to receive any leads, Sgt. Louise Callus said Tuesday. More than $8,000 worth of tools and other items were taken […]

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Police Use Taser to Subdue Assault Suspect

Police Use Taser to Subdue Assault Suspect

An assault involving three men escalated into a struggle with Laguna Beach police, who ultimately deployed a taser twice to subdue the younger combative suspect in the 300 block of Cozumel around 1:15 a.m. Friday, May 10, police said. Police ultimately arrested Laguna Beach resident Sergio Gabriel Borgognone, 51, for allegedly resisting arrest and his […]

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Street Beat 5/10/13

Street Beat 5/10/13

Police Pursue False Report Charges Police will ask prosecutors to charge a 19-year-old Dana Point man with filing a false stolen-vehicle report after he allegedly recanted his story about the theft of his car from a party Saturday, May 4, in Laguna Beach. The four people who took the vehicle from the 1400 block of […]

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Street Beat 5/3/13

Street Beat 5/3/13

Drive Sober or Risk Getting Pulled Over   Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, police disclosed. DUI saturation patrols will deploy over Cinco de Mayo weekend, May 4-5, between 8 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI […]

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Street Beat 4/26/13

Street Beat 4/26/13

Customer Robbed Outside a Market A man brandished a kitchen knife and stole a computer from a woman eating lunch outside a north Laguna market on Monday, April 22, about 11 a.m., police said. The suspect fled north in a waiting vehicle and successfully eluded police. The victim and a witness, who chased the suspect, […]

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Street Beat 4/19/13

Street Beat 4/19/13

Forgery Inquiry Leads to Drug Arrests Detectives following up on a lead in a check forgery investigation involving a Laguna Beach business found themselves observing a drug deal in Santa Ana last Thursday, police Sgt. Louise Callus said. Before they could contact Jonathan Parker, the subject of the inquiry, he walked out of a house […]

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Street Beat 4/12/13

Street Beat 4/12/13

Monday, April 1 Vandalism. 400 block of Pinecrest Dr. 4:19 p.m. Several teens are suspected of spraying graffiti on Dartmoor. Fraud report. 200 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7:37 p.m. A bank rejected as counterfeit two $20 bills deposited by a merchant, the second phony bill incident at the business in a month. Rape. 20600 […]

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Street Beat 4/5/13

Street Beat 4/5/13

Canyon Collision Claims Two Lives Two people died and a third suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision that resulted in the closure of Laguna Canyon Road throughout the morning of Tuesday, April 2, police said. The coroner’s office identified the victims as Alberto Casique-Salinas, 47, of Anaheim, who was driving the vehicle and his […]

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Dog Attacks Ailing Sea Lion

Dog Attacks Ailing Sea Lion

Former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabriel Giffords, pulled away his daughter’s dog that had attacked a sea lion pup last Saturday, March 23, on Goff Island Beach below Laguna Beach’s Montage resort. Onlookers attempted to distract the 65-pound American pit bull mix by hitting it with a stick, according to […]