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Money found in an envelope in a public restroom on April 24 near the downtown Bank of America has been turned into police, who are trying to determine its rightful owner. The finder, a Florida resident, turned in the property after returning home. Questions? Ask Cathy Berg, at the Laguna police department, (949) 497-0396.

 

Monday, April 30

Traffic collision: 1700 block of Temple Hills Dr. 12:48 p.m. An 18-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she lost control of her moped.

Traffic stop. West St. 11:20 p.m. Richard Rivera Rodriguez, 25, of San Bernardino, was arrested for outstanding warrants and $50,000 bail.

 

Tuesday, May 1

Burglary. 6:32 a.m. 1700 block of Coast Hwy. Someone pried open a rear door and stole $400 in cash before fleeing.

Petty theft. 8:06 a.m. 700 block of Gull Circle. A home construction site was hit by thieves for a second time. This time six heavy duty extension cords disappeared. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

Burglary. 9:34 p.m. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. Someone pried open a door and swiped $300 in cash. Police believe the two burglaries are connected.

Fraud. Park Avenue. 1:30 p.m. The juvenile detective seized a fake ID from a student.

 

Wednesday, May 2

Warrant arrest. 10:46 a.m. 500 block of Forest Ave. Briseida Velasquez, 24, of Pomona, was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $40,000 bail.

Traffic collision. 4:42 p.m. Coast Hwy/West St. A 27-year-old driver who rear-ended a vehicle more than once was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Fraud. 9:31 p.m. 300 block of Mermaid St. Someone is suspected of hacking into an email account of a deceased person to gain access to online banking info.

 

Thursday, May 3

Grand theft. 10:16 a.m. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. Someone stole a navy Bentley Motors Chronometer watch valued at $10,000 during mid-April.

Grand theft. 11:32 a.m. 400 block of Graceland Dr. Clothes valued at $400 were taken from a locked vehicle.

Fight predicted. 700 block of Cress St. at Bluebird Park. A rumor reported to police about a gang fight involving weapons turned out to be a hoax.

Traff stop. 400 block of Cress St. Eddie Mapula, 27, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of DUI with a prior offense. Bail was set at $10,000.

 

Friday, May 4

Traffic stop. Vista del Sol. 12:34 a.m. Danny John Kemp, 46, of Dana Point, was arrested for suspicion of DUI with a prior offense. Bail was set at $10,000.

Disturbance. 10:23 a.m. 31300 Monterey St. A student climbed a tree to get away from his parents.

Welfare check. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. 8:55 p.m. A 46-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for suspicion of child endangerment and held for $100,000 bail as a result of an altercation with a juvenile.

Traffic stop. 9:36 p.m. Temple Terrace Dr. A Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

 

Saturday, May 5

Traffic stop. 1:14 a.m. 30600 block of Coast Hwy. A 30-year-old United Kingdom resident was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2:10 a.m. 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A 26-year-old Mission Viejo woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Elder abuse. 1:26 p.m. 31400 block West St. A contractor paid fees of $154,000 has performed little work.

Traffic collision. 5:08 p.m. 700 block of Saint Ann’s D. A 26-year-old Portland, Me., resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Hit and run. 5:14 p.m. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. A 49-year-old Idaho woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 9:18 p.m. Coast Hwy. A local woman, 69, was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 11:05 p.m. Park Ave. A 46-year-old Corona man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

 

Sunday, May 6

Traffic stop. 1220 a.m. Solana Way. A 43-year-old local man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:36 a.m. Monarch Bay. A Los Angeles woman, 27, was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:47 a.m. Jasmine St. A 52-year-old Corona del Mar man was arrested for DUI and $2500 bail..

Traffic stop. Pearl Street. Christopher Nicholas Blackford, 21, of Newport Beach, was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense.

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