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Officer Jon Coutchie

A group of 25 motorcyclists that included Laguna Beach police officers and their friends joined a 500-strong brigade on a 60-mile ride in Los Angeles to honor families of fallen officers last Saturday. Their participation is personal: Officer Jon Coutchie died last September in...

Hit and Run Victim Remains in Coma

By Andrea Adelson A homeless man remains in an induced coma in Mission Viejo’s Mission Hospital after he was critically injured a week ago in an early morning hit and run collision in Laguna Canyon. An appeal by police for the public’s help in tracking down the fleeing driver has...

Crash Leads to School Lockdown

Anneleisse School in Laguna Canyon briefly locked down its campus and kept children indoors Monday, June 12, at the request of police, who were searching the immediate area for suspects who had fled the scene of a solo traffic accident nearby, police said. Within a quarter mile...

Spring Break Crime Spree

Two 17-year-old Laguna Beach boys, including one who is a resident of Three Arch Bay, were arrested on the first day of spring break for suspicion of burglary and theft late last Monday, April 18. Owners of at least 15 unlocked vehicles along S. La Senda, N. Portola Road, and S....