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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 and Canyon Acres, Sgt. Louise Callus said on Monday.

After the helicopter landed at a park ball field, the 17-year-old girl was transported by ambulance to Mission Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The police log noted the teen was wearing flip-flops and police were called because of suspected alcohol or drug use.

Monday, June 3

Vehicle burglary. 5:17 p.m. 1100 block of La Mirada St. Someone took a briefcase containing $1300 worth of valuables from a locked vehicle.

Tuesday, May 4

Burglary. 10:43 a.m. 200 block of Beach St. A 22-karat 40-inch Arunashi necklace valued at $14,000 was taken from a store shelf mannequin near the entrance.

Citizen assist. 1:46 p.m. 1100 Skyline Dr. A 48-year-old woman was arrested for a no bail warrant as well as additional charges and her 17-year-old son taken to Orangewood after the property owner discovered a squatter in a supposedly vacant house.

Traffic collision. 900 Catalina. 12:22 p.m. No one has come to claim a damaged vehicle. No further details were available.

Fraud. 1000 block Didrickson Way. 12:56 p.m. Someone attempted to open an account using stolen identity. The application was denied.

Vandalism. 600 block of Griffith Way. 1:27 p.m. A tire was punctured by a nail overnight.

Public intoxication. 30900 block of Coast Highway. 10:44 p.m. Dustin Maupin, 32, who lists his address as the canyon homeless shelter, helped himself to $64 worth of food and was busily consuming it in the deli department when arrested by officers. He was charged with theft and burglary and held for $20,000 bail.

Thursday, June 6

Petty theft. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:14 p.m. A shop reported a $300 loss, which occurred two days earlier.

Friday, June 7

Traffic stop. 300 Nyes Place. A 39-year-old W. Hollywood woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Check on condition. 600 block of Ramona Ave. 4:45 p.m. Called about a wrong-way vehicle and someone slumped over, police arrested James Spurgin, 54, of Laguna Beach, for suspicion of felony drug possession charges. They allegedly found .68 and .85 grams of methamphetamine and heroin, respectively. Bail was set at  $20,000.

Saturday, June 8

Warrant arrest. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. 8 a.m. Jack Hynes, 53, of Long Beach was arrested for an outstanding $50,000 warrant.

Traffic stop. S. Coast Hwy. 11:48 p.m. A 33-year-old Pleasonton man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Sunday, June 9

Traffic stop. 200 block of Mountain Rd. 12:14 a.m. A 42-year-old Mission Viejo man was cited for two warrants and held for $10,000 bail.

Traffic stop. 1700 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A 49-year-old Irvine man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Speed race. 2900 block of Laguna Can yon Rd. 2:29 p.m. Four black sports cars were racing inbound in excess of 100 mph, according to the owner of a BMW, which was trapped between an Audi, Porsche, Bently and Lamborghini. No one was cited.

Welfare check. 2400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:23 p.m. A man slumped in a driveway was cited for outstanding San Bernardino DUI warrants and brought to the hospital for detox.

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