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Police Cleared in Inmate’s Death

An inquiry into the death of a 43-year-old homeless man while in the custody of Laguna Beach police found no evidence of criminal negligence, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday, Dec. 10. A coroner’s pathologist determined that Stephen Gregory Gage died of pneumonia...

Louise Street Home Consumed in Blaze

  Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a destructive early morning fire in North Laguna that potentially threatened neighboring structures on Monday, Dec. 2, firefighters said. No one was injured by the blaze, which caused an estimated $400,000 in damage...

Rash of Vandalism Targets Realtor

A real estate agent’s signs in four different locations were vandalized with the numbers “666” spray painted in silver on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The reporting party told police he suspects a brother, according to the public log. Properties on Starlit, St. Ann’s, Glenneyre and Noria...

Updated: Teens Suspected of Smoking Heroin

Police arrested two Laguna Beach High School teens for suspicion of felony narcotics possession after school officials allegedly caught them smoking heroin in a campus restroom about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, police said. Police seized .31 grams of heroin in a jacket pocket,...

Street Beat 11/15/13

Monday, Nov. 4 Burglary. 1500 block of Caribbean Way. 9:25 a.m. A diamond ring valued at $25,000 was stolen. Animal call. 900 block of N. Coast Hwy. 10:19 a.m. A hotel guest checked out on Nov. 1 leaving behind a pet rabbit in a cage. Medical response. 2500 block of Monaco Drive....

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Two Die in Overturned Truck The coroner’s office identified two passengers who died in a single-vehicle collision while exiting state Route 73 near Laguna Beach on Halloween Night. Victorino Benites and Esteban Dimas Alonzo, both 42 and residents of Santa Ana, were killed when...

Two Die in Overturned Truck

The coroner’s office identified two passengers who died in a single-vehicle collision while exiting state Route 73 near Laguna Beach on Halloween Night. Victorino Benites and Esteban Dimas Alonzo, both 42 and residents of Santa Ana, were killed when the vehicle where they were...

Street Beat 11/1/13

Pair Arrested for Suspicion of Drug Dealing By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Undercover detectives who made contact with a person offering to sell methamphetamine arrested two people for drug related offenses Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a local market, police said....

Street Beat 10/25/13

Monday, Oct. 14 Pedestrian stop. 31000 block of Coast Hwy. 9:50 p.m. A 21-year-old Irvine resident was arrested for a parole violation and held without bail. Detective activity. 100 block of Fairview St. 12:53 p.m. Stephen Sheppard, 50, of Murrieta, was arrested for suspicion of...

Street Beat 10/18/13

Tuesday, Oct. 8 Burglary. 300 block of Broadway St. 3:21 a.m. Joseph Edward Flamm, 46, of Newport Beach, was arrested for suspicion of burglary as police were searching the area after responding to a burglary alarm. The store owner verified jewelry allegedly in Flamm’s possession...

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Monday, Sept. 30 Keep the peace. 31500 block of Table Rock Dr. Doug Damauri Blazie, 20, one of the two people involved in a dispute over mail, was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $50,000 bail. Patrol check. 2600 block of Glenneyre St. A woman who tracked a stolen...

Street Beat 10/11/13

Monday, Sept. 30 Keep the peace. 31500 block of Table Rock Dr. Doug Damauri Blazie, 20, one of the two people involved in a dispute over mail, was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $50,000 bail. Patrol check. 2600 block of Glenneyre St. A woman who tracked a stolen...

Street Beat 10/4/13

Monday, Sept. 23 Burglary. 900 block of Quivera St. 9:47 p.m. A local resident recovered goods valued at $2500 as a result of a sheriff’s investigation of a housekeeper, who is suspected in thefts and burglaries of homes where she worked.. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Fraud. 300 block of...

Street Beat 9/27/13

Monday, Sept. 19 Grand theft. 900 block of Wilson St. 11 a.m. A $500 tablet computer and cash were taken. Traffic collision. Cress St. 1:10 p.m. An out of town visitor was struck while crossing Cress in the sidewalk. No charges have been filed. Traffic collision. S. Coast...

Street Beat 9/20/13

Pedestrian Injured in Collision A 56-year-old visitor was injured when struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle turning at Cress Street onto Coast Highway about 1:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, police said. Portions of Coast Highway were temporarily closed as a result of the collision and...