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Motorists Cited for Ignoring Pedestrians

Motor officers keep an eye out for scofflaws who ignore pedestrians in crosswalks at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. Photo by Tom Bernt.

Motor officers keep an eye out for scofflaws who ignore pedestrians in crosswalks at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. Photo by Tom Bernt.

Laguna Beach police issued 40 citations for crosswalk right-of-way violations as well as written and verbal warnings during a cross walk enforcement detail.

The effort to raise motorist awareness about pedestrian safety took place at numerous crosswalks on North and South Coast Highway on Wednesday April 23.

“A pedestrian takes a good deal of risk at some of these crosswalks,” said Tom Berndt, who watched from his office in South Laguna where motor officers could not even keep up with all the abusers.

Street Beat

Monday, April 21

Traffic stop. State Hwy 1. Michaela Ann Faulkner, 26, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for two misdemeanor warrants. Bail was set at $15,000.

Structure fire. 200 block of San Joaquin St. A mattress near a home caught fire.

Injury collision. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 5:29 p.m. Four vehicles were involved and one person complaining of next pain was transported for treatment.

Tuesday, April 22

Burglary. 300 block of S. Coast Hwy. No loss, but entry was attempted.

Fraud. 200 block of Woodland Dr. 9:48 a.m. A resident reported that someone attempted to use her stolen driver’s license to open accounts in her name.

Petty theft. 900 block of Quivera St. 10:22 a.m. Someone has attempted to make charges on credit cards in a purse taken from an unlocked vehicle.

Suspicious circs. Glenneyre St. 6:11 p.m. Ruben Delgado, 37, of Corona, was arrested for suspicion of DUI as well as an outstanding warrant. Bail was set at $50,000.

Vandalism. 500 block of Forest Ave. 6:17 a.m. Someone smashed the glass near the City Hall door next to the city manager’s office.

Vandalism. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. 8 a.m. A front window was smashed.

Thursday, April 24

Burglary. 31200 block of Ceanothus Dr. 6:28 p.m. A former tenant might have have attempted to break into a room.

Friday, April 25

Traffic stop. 14-01208. 800 block of Glenneyre St. 12:12 a.m. subject in custody.

Traffic collision. 8 a.m. 2400 block of S. Coast Hwy. An injured driver was cut from her vehicle and southbound lanes closed for an hour after a collision with a northbound vehicle. Police said the motorist made an illegal u-turn and was hit by an oncoming car.

Traffic collision. 2200 Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:59 p.m. A college shuttle driver escaped injury after stopping at a crosswalk and being rear-ended by a van.

Saturday, April 26

Traffic stop. Moss St. 12:40 a.m. A 45-year-old Aliso Viejo man was cited for DUI.

DUI. Acacia Dr. 1:24 a.m. A 20-year-old Lake Forest woman was cited for DUI.

Sunday, April 27

Traffic stop. Cleo St. 1:16 a.m. An 18-year-old Lake Forest man was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 300 block of Broadway St. 1:43 a.m. A 24-year-old Las Vegas man was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 500 block of Forest Ave. 2:11 a.m. Victor R. Wang, 18, of Yorba Linda, was arrested twice in 24 hours, initially for driving on a suspended license and allegedly possessing 6 grams of cannabis. After his release, he was rearrested attempting to drive out of town.

Attempted burglary. 1000 block of Summit Dr. 1:22 p.m. Police suspect a burglar was checking the area. Two residents reported a suspicious man.

Burglary. 3000 block of Alta Laguna Blvd. 8:57 p.m. Jewelry valued at $36,000 was reported missing. The point of entry is unknown.

Traffic stop. Legion St. 11:12 p.m. A 42-year-old Rowland Heights woman was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 300 block of Broadway. 2:15 a.m. A 29-year-old North Carolina woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

 

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