Woman Held in Wallet Robbery
A 22-year-old Laguna Hills woman was arrested for suspicion of robbery after citizens reported seeing her steal a wallet from an elderly man after pummeling him in the face, police said.
Chelsea Jill Aragon was held for $100,000 bail.
Aragon allegedly slapped the 75-year-old Los Angeles man, who was seated in the bus depot gazebo. She reached into his pocket when the victim raised his hands to block the blow, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. Aragon allegedly punched him four more times before fleeing to the nearby restroom, where police found her, Kravetz said. The wallet was recovered in bushes nearby, he said.
Monday, Aug. 22
Grand theft. 1 p.m. 200 block of Cliff Dr. A red 2008 Moped worth $2500 was stolen, last seen in the courtyard of an apartment complex.
Traffic stop. 10:30 p.m. Broadway. A 50-year-old Santa Maria man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Traffic stop. 3:36 p.m. 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Officers who observed a BMW weaving arrested Jody Lynn Schlessel, 42, of Santa Ana. She was held for $10,000 bail, her third DUI.
Burglary. 7:28 p.m. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. Thieves used a lock cutter to break into a garage and forcibly opened a stand-alone ATM machine, taking an undisclosed amount of money. Police believe the same suspect broke into parking lot pay boxes and the Husky Boy Burger ATM.
Fraud. 12:19 p.m. 400 block of Holly St. A victim who paid $5,399 for a coin set on Ebay received a package filled with junk.
Court order violation. 2:11 p.m. S. Coast Hwy. A 59-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for violating a protective court order, issued on Aug. 18. Four members of the police department and a former employee have a protective order against the resident, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Traffic stop. 1:24 a.m. Wesley Dr. Mallory Sierra Warr, 18, of Murrietta, was arrested for suspicion of possessing six grams of psilocybin mushrooms. Bail was set at $20,000.
Traffic stop. 2:26 a.m. 200 block of Glenneyre St. A 51-year-old Dana Point woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Traffic stop. 11:02 p.m. S. Coast Hwy. A 30-year-old Newport Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Traffic stop. 11:47 p.m. 2400 block of Catalina St. A 46-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Hit & run. 1:58 a.m. Emerald Bay. A Costa Mesa woman whose car grazed a railing near Emerald Bay was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Theft. 1 p.m. 200 block of Ocean Ave. Thieves caused $15,000 in damage to a pay station box at 4:51 a.m. and took $361.75.
Fraud. 1:17 p.m. PD. A 40-year-old San Clemente resident discovered that a recently fired hotel employee had been using his social security number.
Traffic stop. 9:59 p.m. 2100 block of Coast Hwy. A 30-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Traffic stop. 11:57 p.m. 30900 block of Coast Hwy. A 52-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Friday, Aug. 26
Rescue. 4 p.m. Table Rock Beach. A 45-year-old man who suffered a heart attack seated in the sand was airlifted by helicopter to Mission Viejo’s trauma center, said Jason Young, chief of Dana Point’s U.S. Ocean Safety, which provides lifeguard services under county contract during summer months.
But after life-support treatment in the trauma center and 48 hours in a coma, he regained consciousness and is being treated for heart, lung and brain damage, and still in intensive care, said his step-father, John Nootbaar. “It is because we still have lifeguards that he is alive today. We assume he’ll recover completely,” he said.
Grand theft. 6 p.m. 600 N. Coast Hwy. A resident reported the theft of a watch valued at $1,700.
Disturbance. 10:52 p.m. 3200 block of Alta Laguna Blvd. An 18-year-old Laguna Beach boy was arrested for public intoxication and obstructing police after he tried to flee by hiding behind. Police, called to quell a loud party, initially found the boy passed out on the lawn. As they detained two females for curfew violations, the boy ran off, but he later surrendered.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Vandals. 1:26 a.m. 1300 block of Coast Hwy. Jeremy Allen Sullivan, 22, of Fountain Valley, was arrested for alleged burglary after police saw him removing a bottle of rum from a broken window. A second suspect, Gianpaul Crusco Stebbins, 19, also of Fountain Valley, was arrested for the same charge. Bail was set at $20,000.
Traffic stop. 2:12 a.m. 200 block of Ocean Ave. A Costa Mesa man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Illegal lodging. 2:29 a.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 15 citations were issued to homeless people in the drainage canals near the dog park. They either refuse to sleep in the shelter or are turned away once it reaches capacity, Kravetz said.
Theft. 8:23 a.m. 200 block of Grandview Dr. Two cell phones were taken during a garage sale.
Rape. 11:35 a.m. PD. An investigation has begun into a juvenile’s claim she was sexually assaulted two years ago. No explanation was given as to the reason for the delay in reporting the crime.
Traffic collision. 4:52 p.m. Vista del Sol. Lanes were blocked as a result of a solo vehicle colliding with two parked vehicles.
Traffic stop. 10:29 p.m. Laguna Canyon Rd. A 27-year-old Orange man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Speed race. 12:04 a.m. Los Olivos. A 25-year-old Nuevo man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Theft. 1:35 p.m. Nyes Place. Someone took a realor’s open house signs.
Warrants. 10:32 p.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Dustin Michael Nalwalker, 23, a Laguna Beach homeless person, was arrested for three outstanding warrants.