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Live Grenade Prompts Evacuation

A construction site on San Jose Street in Arch Beach Heights was temporarily evacuated last Monday after a worker discovered an old grenade and brought the find to his boss at a construction office 1.6 miles away on Glenneyre Street, police said.

The county bomb squad took possession of the live WWII era grenade, said Lt. Jason Kravetz.

The construction workers flagged down a fire employee driving by on Glenneyre to report the incident, Kravetz said. The worker found the grenade in a closet, he said.

 

Monday, Sept. 26

Animal call. 9:10 a.m. Avenida Majorca. A woman with dementia admitted to leaving plates of hamburger and fruit outside her residence for birds. Coyotes, too, have enjoyed the feast. She was warned against the practice.

Fraud. 2:59 p.m. 400 block of Poplar St. A resident accuses an online mortgage company of intentionally delaying refinancing a home loan to keep her $18,000 deposit.

Theft. 200 block of Cliff Drive. An apartment owner reported that a departing tenant stole a $450 television.

Theft. 500 block of Agate St. A homeowner reported the theft of $300 in construction pavers.

Stalking. 5:36 p.m. 900 block of Tia Juana St. A woman reported annoying texts and phone calls from an estranged husband.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Traffic stop. 4 a.m. Bluebird Canyon Dr. Adriane Alice Ramirez, 42, of Chino, was arrested for an outstanding $15,000 warrant.

Traffic stop. 11:19 a.m. Oak St. Villa Park resident Justin Richard Smith, 31, was arrested for an outstanding DUI warrant and driving unlicensed. He was held for $15,000 bail.

Traffic stop. 4:24 p.m. A 23-year-old Dana Point man was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. He was held for $5,000 bail.

Petty theft. 6:41 p.m. Ralph’s Market. A 17-year-old Laguna Beach boy was charged with burglary and released to his father after he was taken into custody with a $46.99 bottle of Jack Daniels and Old English beer. Market employees reported a shoplifter running from the store. The teen is suspected of stealing the beer earlier from a convenience store.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Traffic stop. 1:27 a.m. Catalina St. A 30-year-old man was arrested for DUI and held for $1,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2:28 a.m. 200 block of Broadway. A 26-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Occupied vehicle. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. A 25-year-old El Dorado resident was arrested for an outstanding $5,000 warrant.

Vandalism. 10 p.m. Laguna Canyon Rd. The manager suspects that a client behind in their rent who cleaned out their storage unit illegally gained access by cutting a lock and forcing the electronic gate open, causing $209 in damage.

Traffic stop. 11:59 p.m. S. Coast Hwy. A 43-year-old Aliso Viejo woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

Burglary. 3:43 a.m. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. Two men broke into a smoke store and carried off a box, according to witnesses. Detectives will be following up and attempting to obtain a search warrant.

Detective activity. 9:21 a.m. 400 block of Mermaid St. A 26-year-old man was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence and possessing GHB. He was held for $20,000 bail.

Vandalism. 10:25 a.m. 300 block of St. Ann’s Drive. A known transient ripped down prayer flags and was arrested for a no-bail parole hold.

Grand theft. 11:03 a.m. 31000 block of Eagle Rock Way. A jewelry maker who ordered $3,000 worth of supplies believes someone took a missing delivery off his porch.

Disturbance. 6:38 p.m. 400 block of Cypress Dr. Someone was reported playing clarinet too loudly. The reporting party, eating outside on a patio, requested the musician play inside.

 

Friday, Sept. 30

Pedestrian stop. 1:26 a.m. 1500 Galen St. A 46-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for driving while under the influence. Bail was set at $2,500.

Grand theft. 8:20 a.m. 700 block of N. Coast Hwy. Three bikes valued at $1,100 and locked in an open communal garage were stolen.

Vandalism. 9 a.m. 600 block of Park Ave. Unknown suspects poured black food coloring in various areas around the campus requiring substantial cleanup.

DUI. 1:35 a.m. Forest Ave. A 34-year-old Irvine man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2:34 a.m. Broadway St. A 28-year-old Dana Point woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 3:33 a.m. 1700 block of N. Coast Hwy. A 21-year-old from Dana Point was taken into custody for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Prowler. 4:23 a.m. 1300 block of Dunning Dr. A prowler took $4 from an unlocked vehicle.

 

Saturday, Oct. 1

Fire. 9:36 a.m. 1000 block of N. Coast Hwy. Second floor fire.

Disturbance. 12:51 p.m. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. Rick Calhoun, 56, of San Clemente, was arrested for an outstanding $20,000 forgery and possession of stolen property warrant. Police checked his record after backing into a parked car near a restaurant.

Traffic stop. 11:09 p.m. Myrtle St. A Reno man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

 

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