Street Beat 7/19/13

DUI Enforcement Planned For the Weekend

The Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy saturation patrols to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers Saturday, July 20 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas of high frequency DUI collisions and arrests.


Monday, July 8

Vandalism. 8:28 a.m. 600 block of Park Ave. During a patrol check, officer found a car with a broken window. It appears the car had been egged resulting in the $600 damage. Nothing was stolen from the car.

Hit and run. 2:01 p.m. Nyes Pl. and S. Coast Hwy. A flatbed truck hit a parked car. The case was investigated but not enough information turned up to find the offending driver. It’s possible the driver was unaware damage had been done, according to the reporting witness.

Traffic stop. 2:17 p.m. 200 block of Legion St. After running the plates of a passing car, it was determined the driver was a Santa Ana man with two outstanding warrants. He was arrested and held on $1,500 bail.

Stolen vehicle. 4:36 p.m. 300 block of San Tropez Ct. Someone unsuccessfully attempted   to steal a Harley Davidson, which has been moved to a different parking stall.


Tuesday, July 9

Trespassing. 7:25 a.m. 1000 block of N. Coast Hwy. A Laguna man without a permanent residence was found sleeping on the balcony of a business.

Fraud. 4:49 p.m. 1200 block of Brangwyn Wy. A math tutor is suspected of opening a credit card with the victim’s account information. There was a loss of $299.

DUI. 9:54 p.m. 800 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A Utah man was arrested for DUI and held on $2,500 bail.


Wednesday, July 10

Grand theft. 11:41 a.m. 29900 block of Balboa Ave. Valves were stolen from a bathroom. The plumbing devices were worth $400.

Stolen vehicle 12:20 p.m. 700 block of Nyes Pl. A black 1997 993 Porsche Twin Turbo was stolen from the owner’s driveway overnight.

Theft. 4:47 p.m. 1100 block of Keller Way. There was $2,500 in cash and jewelry stolen from a hidden wall safe. There were pry marks on the safe itself, though it was unmoved.


Thursday, July 11

Burglary. 8:28 a.m. 800 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. The front window of a restauarant was smashed and unknown suspects stole a computer, cash register drawer with money inside, and four bottles of wine totaling a loss of $2,300.

DUI. 9:00 a.m. Laguna Canyon Rd. and El Toro Rd. A Santa Ana man was severely drunk, swerving in both lanes of traffic so that other drivers were attempting to get out of his way. He was arrested for drunk driving.

Traffic collision. 5:39 p.m. N. Coast Hwy and Jasmine St. Two vehicles held up traffic after colliding.

Burglary. 5: 49 p.m. 500 block of Flora St. An unknown suspect entered a residence through an unlocked side door and proceeded to steal $70,000 to $100,000 in jewelry.


Friday, July 12

Traffic stop. 1:42 a.m. Broadway and Coast Hwy. A Foothill Ranch man was arrested for DUI and held on $2,500 bail.

Grand theft. 9:12 p.m. 1000 block of S. Coast Hwy. A woman’s clothing was stolen from a Laundromat while she left it untended to get change. The loss is worth about $1,300.


Saturday, July 13

Traffic stop. 12:20 a.m. 100 block of N. Coast Hwy. Tiffany Lynn Myers, of Tulsa, was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and a felony of willful cruelty to a child because of two children, ages 6 and 3, with her in the vehicle. Her bail was set at $102,500 and the children were released to their grandmother.

Speed race. 1:31 a.m. Coast Hwy and Caliope. Someone reported a driver going 80 mph. The Dana Point man was arrested for DUI and held on $2,500 bail.

Petty theft. 11:46 a.m. 1000 block of S. Coast Hwy. A purse was stolen from an unlocked car. The loss is approximately $900.

DUI. 5:23 p.m. S. Coast Hwy and Legion St. A Newport woman was arrested for DUI and held on $2,500 bail.


Sunday, July 14

Stolen vehicle. 11:10 a.m. 2300 block of S. Coast Hwy. A tan 2011 Hyundai Sonata was stolen, containing credit cards, clothes and $50 cash.

Foot patrol. 3:07 1100 block of S. Coast Hwy. A Laguna Hills man was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. A blood test revealed he was under the influence. His bail was $22,500.

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