Public’s Help Needed in Nabbing Burglary Suspects
Laguna Beach police released video images from two separate break-ins at local businesses in recent weeks hoping for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, but have yet to receive any leads, Sgt. Louise Callus said Tuesday.
More than $8,000 worth of tools and other items were taken in a midnight burglary at Ganahl Lumber, 1765 Laguna Canyon Rd., on Thursday, May 23, Capt. Jason Kravetz said. Two suspects are seen on a video smashing the lower portion of a glass door at Ganahl, he said. They wore hoodies over their heads as they entered the business.
Earlier, thieves shattered a front window at European Optical, 1276 S. Coast Highway, on May 10, setting off an alarm, he said. Police arrived to find window shards and several pairs of eyewear strewn about the entryway. The loss was approximately 65 pairs of eyeglass frames valued at $13,000.
A video shows two suspects parking behind the optical store prior to the burglary, police said. One fetches a tool to break the window and his accomplice wraps something over his hand before punching the window.
Here are the video links: http://youtu.be/VA4vO1cagKo
Monday, May 20
Fraud. 1200 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:31 p.m. A Boston resident who alerted police that her card was being used at a local hotel resulted in felony arrests of Grecia Ionane Garciarios, 28, and Israel Armando Cabrera Ramirez, 27, both of San Clemente, the following morning. The pair were charged with suspicion of burglary and identity theft and the latter with methamphetamine possession and an outstanding warrant, Callus said.
Vandalism. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:43 p.m. A vehicle was discovered with a broken window.
Collision. Acacia Dr. 4:35 p.m. An elderly driver suffered minor injuries after failing to negotiate a turn and colliding with a cement divider.
Vandalism. 1000 block of N. Coast Hwy. 9:55 a.m. Someone shot BBs through a window.
Keep the peace. 1000 block of S. Coast Hwy. 8:26 a.m. Josh Sam Chronister, 36, of Laguna Hills was arrested for suspicion of burglary after allegedly shoplifting a sweater, t-shirt and socks valued at $124. Bail was set at $20,000.
Wednesday, May 22
Grand theft. 21700 block of Ocean Vista Drive. Contractors allegedly stole appliances and a French door valued at $50,000 in November.
Trespassing. 13-01684. 200 block of Broadway St. A subject with a backpack was reported on a roof and two males in a truck were seen on video apparently waiting for him.
Thursday, May 23
Traffic stop. Bluebird Canyon. 7:43 p.m. A 24-year-old Aliso Viejo man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Vehicle burglary. 200 block of Broadway St. 8:14 p.m. A $41,000 watch was reported missing from a vehicle.
Friday, May 24
Traffic stop. 200 block of Broadway St. 1 a.m. A 25-year-old Laguna Hills man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Fraud. 700 block of Mountain Rd. 1:41 p.m. A social security number was used to open an unauthorized credit account and $1500 charge made.
Vandalism. 500 block of Broadway. 5 p.m. A double-headed parking meter was severed.
Saturday, May 25
Traffic stop. S. Coast Hwy. 12:34 a.m. A 51-year-old Santa Ana man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Traffic stop. Coast St. 2:35 a.m. A 52-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Traffic stop. Moss St. 7:23 p.m. Shawn Thomas Snyder, 24, of Lake Elsinore, was cited for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 due to a prior offense.
Sunday, May 26
Traffic stop. Temple Terrace. 12:41 a.m. A 40-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Traffic stop. Bluebird St. 2:36 a.m. A 24-year-old Moorpark man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Monday, May 27
Grand theft. 30500 block of Coast Hwy. A dark gray mountain bike and motor scooter valued at $1400 disappeared after they were briefly left outside of a garage.
Missing person. Mountain Rd. 5:46 p.m. A woman who reported her 32-year-old boyfriend missing prompted an all-out, hour-long search by authorities for a possibly missing swimmer. The Coast Guard helicopter, Harbor Patrol, lifeguards and a dive team joined the hunt, checking coves in the vicinity, according to the police log. Ultimately, he was found at a nearby coffee shop.
Traffic stop. N. Coast Hwy. 7:18 p.m. A 53-year-old Emerald Bay woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Auto burglary. Coast Hwy. 8:17 p.m. Banning residents returning from the beach found their car’s windows smashed and a purse missing.