Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision
A bicyclist was killed and his riding companion injured when a motorist hit the pair pedaling southbound on state Highway 133 near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park nature center early this morning, Friday, June 28, authorities said.
The vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female driver from Irvine collided with the bicyclists for an undetermined reason, said CHP investigator E. Barnard, from the San Juan Capistrano office. The driver was not immediately arrested and alcohol is not suspected in the investigation, Barnard said.
Prosecutors have yet to determine if the driver will be charged, Sgt. Alan Jones said Tuesday.
James Waller, 53, of Mission Viejo, died at the scene, according to Barnard. His riding companion, a 48-year-old Fullerton man, was transported to Mission Viejo’s Mission Hospital, Barnard said.
Monday, June 24
Grand theft. 13-02194. 1900 block S. Coast hwy. 10 a.m. Detectives are investigating an allegation that a former employee embezzled $50,000.
Wednesday, June 26
Traffic collision. 700 block of Laguna Canyon Road. Ricardo Madrid-Escalante, 23, of Aliso Viejo who arrested for suspicion of DUI after a collision with another vehicle, whose driver refused medical treatment
Thursday, June 27
Vandalism. 1300 block of S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Nursery.
Vandalism. 1200 block of S. Coast Hwy. Someone attempted to break in a glass door, which shattered
Missing person. 2:45 p.m. 500 block of Forest Ave. A detective is investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old boy, whose grandfather has not heard from him since June 25.
Friday, June 28
traffic. State hwy 73. 2 a.m. Rp heard what she believed to be an accident but hadn’t heard any siresn. Northing was witnessed. Persons ejected. ½ miles passedthe 73 on 133. No one else in the vehicle. Critical trauma to MHMV.
Stolen vehicle. Legion St. 13-02233. 10:47 a.m. A 2001 Ford Explorer went missing
Burglary. 1900 block of San Remo Dr. 12:17 p.m. A purse and keys were taken from an unlocked home .
Verbal threat. 9:27 p.m. 1500 block of Tahiti Dr. Someone left flowers on a doorstep with a threatening note: “Unless you want flowers on your grave, quit f—ing around with the bikers.” The dispute stems from a business deal.
Vehicle burglary. Victoria Dr. 9:51 p.m. A passenger door was pried within the previous hour.
Saturday, June 29
Patrol check. Cypress Dr. 1:19 a.m. A man who texted and phoned a former girl friend repeatedly likely was surprised when his call was answered by a police officer, who told him further contact will result in an arrest.
Stolen vehicle. 500 block of Brooks St. 2 a.m. A vehicle reported stolen from the 400 block of Mountain Avenue on June 15 was found on Brooks Street, covered with tree debris and grass on the wheels.
Traffic stop. Broadway. 10:16 a.m. A 57-year-old man was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
Pedestrian stop. 13-02257. Victoria Dr. 2 p.m. Jordan James Sanders, 19, of Los Alamitos, was arrested for suspicion of possessing narcotics, an unidentified red pill. Bail was set at $20,000.
Traffic collision. Sun Valley Drive. 5:30 p.m. A woman driver suffered head pain and nausea after rear-ending another motorist, who had slowed for bicyclists.
Vandalism. 200 block of Forest Ave. 9:30 p.m. Police are unable to locate a group of eight juveniles, chased out of a store by a manager who later discovered vandalism to a leather chair valued at $2500.
Traffic collision. Broadway Place. 22:00 10 p.m. Two pedestrians were treated and transported to Hoag hospital after being struck by a motorist turning northbound on Coast Highway.
Sunday, June 30
Suspicious circs. 600 block of Park Ave. 10:56 p.m. A window was believed to have been shattered by a BB gun.
Monday, July 1
Traffic collision. 31100 block of Coast Hey. 12:39 a.m. A 20-year-old Dana Point woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail after her vehicle plowed into an unoccupied parked car. Both vehicles were heavily damaged.