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Tag: "Louise Callus"

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Two Pedestrians Struck by a Vehicle

Two Pedestrians Struck by a Vehicle

Two pedestrians suffered injuries after being struck about 7:30 p.m. by a vehicle  turning onto Thalia Street from Coast Highway on Thursday, March 6. No one was cited in the incident, Sgt. Louise Callus said. The southbound vehicle had a green light and hit the two pedestrians as they began to cross Thalia northbound, she […]

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Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway near the Laguna Art Museum was reopened late Tuesday afternoon after authorities removed a light standard knocked  into the roadway, police said. A boom on a truck swung to the side and struck the light pole outside the museum at midday, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Photo by Carly Layne         […]

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Pedestrian Injured in Laguna Collision

Pedestrian Injured in Laguna Collision

A 56-year-old visitor was injured when struck in a Laguna Beach crosswalk by a vehicle turning at Cress Street onto Coast Highway about 1:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, police said. Portions of Coast Highway were temporarily closed as a result of the collision and following accident investigation. The woman from Medford, Ore., was transported to […]

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Suspected Prostitute Arrested in Laguna’s HIP District

Suspected Prostitute Arrested in Laguna’s HIP District

The owner of a massage business operating in one of Laguna Beach’s busiest commercial areas was arrested for suspicion of prostitution on Friday, Aug. 23, police said. Angel Liu, 49, of Rowland Heights, who police said operated Relaxbar at 1276 S. Coast Highway, was charged with the misdemeanor offense as a result of an undercover […]

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Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Activists included Laguna Beach in an international protest over genetically altered products and plan a March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 25, at Main Beach. Mindful of a Facebook post showing 800 people plan to attend, police have requested extra officers be available, said police Sgt. Louise Callus. Local resident Billy Fried told the City […]

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Canyon Collision Claims Two Lives

Canyon Collision Claims Two Lives

Two people died and a third suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision that resulted in the partial closure of Laguna Canyon Road early Tuesday, April 2, disrupting the routines of early morning commuters, police said. The road, closed between El Toro Road and state Highway 73, is expected to reopen this afternoon after the conclusion of […]

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Prowler Evades Police Search

Prowler Evades Police Search

The pilot of a police helicopter circling over Laguna Beach’s Temple Hills neighborhood Monday, Jan. 28, was assisting in an unsuccessful search for a person that acted suspiciously, police said. A white male attempting to hide against a planter in a driveway in the 1700 block of Thurston Drive early Monday afternoon fled over a […]

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Three Injured in Two-Car Crash

Three Injured in Two-Car Crash

An Upland woman suffered a leg fracture when she was trapped against a light pole as a result of a 2:30 p.m. collision that closed Coast Highway last Friday, police said. The accident at Coast and Cress Streets involved two vehicles colliding head on as the driver of a southbound vehicle attempted to turn left […]

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Teen Surprised by Burglar

Teen Surprised by Burglar

A teenager fled to the safety of a neighbor’s house after encountering a burglar in her own home in the 800 block of S. Coast Highway about 6:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, police said. One or more thieves apparently kicked in the locked front door while she was showering, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Police did […]

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Corrections 1/11/13

Corrections 1/11/13

The Jan. 4 edition of Street Beat incorrectly reported the Dec. 26 arrest of Michael Paul Lunceford, 36, of Laguna Hills, for fraud and drug possession charges due to erroneous information provided by police. Sgt. Louise Callus said Lunceford’s name was inadvertently provided in error and that he is not involved in any current investigations. […]

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Suspicious Customer Elude Police

Suspicious Customer Elude Police

A man in his 60s wearing board shorts and posing as a customer exposed himself to a 16-year-old female clerk in a Laguna Beach surf shop on Sunday, Nov. 18, and his suspicions actions in two other nearby surf shops prompted shopkeepers to make similar complaints, police reported. Police searched the area without success after […]

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Pedestrian Hit Crossing Highway

Pedestrian Hit Crossing Highway

A homeless man from Oklahoma suffered severe injuries last Saturday, Nov. 3, when struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Coast Highway outside of a crosswalk near Laguna Beach’s Three Arch Bay, police said Monday. The injured person, who was not further identified, was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo with moderate to […]

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Former MTV Star Arrested

Former MTV Star Arrested

Laguna Beach native Talan C. Torriero, 25, who was featured in the first season of MTV’s reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” was arrested for suspicion of DUI last Saturday, Sept. 1, driving in his own hometown, according to police. A patrol officer near Brooks and South Coast Highway observed a vehicle turning […]

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Children Injured in Drunk Mother’s Pile-up

Children Injured in Drunk Mother’s Pile-up

Two young children were treated for minor injuries and taken to Orangewood Children’s Home after their mother was arrested following a collision last Saturday, Jan. 7,  that closed Laguna Canyon Road for more than two hours, according to police.   Abigail Wilson, 31, of Costa Mesa, was detained on multiple charges, including suspicion of felony […]