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Dine and Dash Suspect Named

Dine and Dash Suspect Named

The Chamber of Commerce this week circulated a police “crime bulletin” describing a woman suspected in numerous “dine and dash” incidents in Laguna Beach where restaurant operators have been stuck with unpaid tabs. On Thursday, March 14, police arrested Mary Patricia Taggart, 58, of San Diego, for suspicion of walking out on a $82 bill […]

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Street Beat 3/15/13

Street Beat 3/15/13

Monday, Feb. 4 Grand theft. 31800 Coast Hwy. About $2,400 in cash, personal and insurance checks were taken from locked drawers in medical offices. There is no sign of forced entry. Grand theft. PD. 9:39 a.m. A baby goat reported stolen was already captured and recovered by animal control officers two days earlier. Then, police […]

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Maralan Hearing Postponed Again

Maralan Hearing Postponed Again

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   A preliminary hearing scheduled for Friday, March 8 for Saeid Maralan, the former Laguna Beach rug merchant charged with 14 criminal counts involving sexual abuses, was postponed yet again at the behest of defense attorney John Barnett. A new date is set for April 12. Barnett requested more […]

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Belly Dancers Tangle in Post-Parade Brawl

Belly Dancers Tangle in Post-Parade Brawl

Patrons of Laguna Beach’s Marine Room got more than the usual performance last Saturday by bagpipers, an entrant in the Patriots Day Parade who stopped by after the community event to play for tips. This year, they were clearly upstaged by two other parade entrants, members of the belly dancing troupe JJ and the Habibis, […]

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Street Beat 3/1/13

Street Beat 3/1/13

Tuesday, Feb. 19 Grand theft. 100 block of McKnight Dr. 1:36 p.m. An antique bench valued at $2200 placed at the curb disappeared. Grand theft. 1400 Terrace Way. 2:30 p.m. Detectives assisted the owner recover a lost Ipad using the “find my Ipad” application. It is unclear why there was no arrest made. Vandalism. 200 […]

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Gunman Upset Over a Divorce

Gunman Upset Over a Divorce

The gunman who barricaded himself in a car and prompted an hours-long shutdown of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach last week, was upset about a possible divorce, police said. Lawndale sheriff’s deputies brought Edward Ernest Uribe’s wife to Laguna’s police department during the standoff, but she was never brought to the scene, Sgt. Louise Callus […]

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Street Beat 2/15/13

Street Beat 2/15/13

Monday, Feb. 4 Petty theft. 1100 block of S. Coast hwy. 11:55 a.m. A bar patron reported that her purse was stolen last night and that her credit cards had been used. Grand theft. 1100 block of Catalina St. 12:58 p.m. Someone rode off with a $600 beach cruiser bike left unlocked at a home. […]

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Street Beat 2/8/13

Street Beat 2/8/13

Tuesday, Jan. 29 Fraud. 600 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane. 10:20 a.m. Someone is putting up fake craigslist ads, trying to rent the property. Petty theft. 200 block of Broadway. 12:43 p.m. Three flower pots valued at $200 were stolen from outside a business. Warrant service. 1300 block of S. Coast Hwy. 8:48 p.m. John […]

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Street Beat 2/1/13

Street Beat 2/1/13

Monday, Jan. 21 Vandalism. 200 block of Forest Ave. 12:42 a.m. Vandalism was reported in the vestibule of a restroom. Drug activity. 1200 block of Coast Hwy. 3:53 p.m. Kids in a vehicle were reported filling balloons with nitrous oxide and inhaling from them. Police are unable to locate them. Grand theft. 200 block of […]

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Seal Coaxed Back into the Sea

Seal Coaxed Back into the Sea

Officer Joy Falk shepherds a sea lion from rocks in Shaw’s Cove back into the water Sunday afternoon. Photo by Brian Guth

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Teen Surprised by Burglar

Teen Surprised by Burglar

A teenager fled to the safety of a neighbor’s house after encountering a burglar in her own home in the 800 block of S. Coast Highway about 6:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, police said. One or more thieves apparently kicked in the locked front door while she was showering, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Police did […]

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Street Beat 1/25/13

Street Beat 1/25/13

Monday, Jan. 14 Suspicious person. 900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:53 p.m. Paul Thompson Mille, 24, of Ontario, was arrested for suspicion of possessing stolen property and Joseph Thompson, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, was held on a no-bail drug warrant as a result of an officer recognizing the pair from a description of suspects […]

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Street Beat 1/18/13

Street Beat 1/18/13

Monday, Jan 6 Defrauding innkeeper. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 7:11 p.m. Erik Jon Edelman, 37, of Florida was arrested for suspicion of defrauding an innkeeper after two of his credit cards were declined and he attempted to leave the property. The log said he was in the company of three other men trying to […]

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Street Beat 1/11/13

Street Beat 1/11/13

Monday, Dec. 31 Vehicle burglary. 300 Ocean Ave. 10:29 a.m. Someone entered a vehicle parked in front of a residence and took a $150 stereo. Grand theft. 3:10 p.m. 300 block Osgood Ct. Two snowboards with bindings and two pairs of boots valued at $1200 were taken from an unlocked vehicle. Traffic collision. 8 p.m. […]

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Street Beat 1/4/13

Street Beat 1/4/13

Monday, Dec. 24 Vehicle burglary. 300 block of Agate St. 8:20 a.m. Several vehicle owners discovered their driver doors open. Grand theft. 2:44 p.m. 400 block of Coast Hwy. A kinetic garden sculpture by artist Mark White and valued at $2, 900 was stolen from an open patio. Burglary. 300 bloc of Lookout Dr. 11:59 […]