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Checkpoint Nabs Nearly a Score of Scofflaws By Donna Furey | LB Indy Over 1,500 vehicles were screened and three suspected drunk drivers arrested last Friday, Aug. 22, during a DUI checkpoint by Laguna Beach police near Irvine Cove. In all 17 citations were issued including four...

Street Beat

Tuesday, Aug 12 Property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 10 a.m. A citizen brought ammunition to the police department to be destroyed. Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Road at the dog park. 10 a.m. Medics were called, one vehicle was towed from the scene. Traffic collision. 10 a.m. An...

Police Cleared in Inmate’s Death

An inquiry into the death of a 43-year-old homeless man while in the custody of Laguna Beach police found no evidence of criminal negligence, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday, Dec. 10. A coroner’s pathologist determined that Stephen Gregory Gage died of pneumonia...

Street Beat 11/15/13

Monday, Nov. 4 Burglary. 1500 block of Caribbean Way. 9:25 a.m. A diamond ring valued at $25,000 was stolen. Animal call. 900 block of N. Coast Hwy. 10:19 a.m. A hotel guest checked out on Nov. 1 leaving behind a pet rabbit in a cage. Medical response. 2500 block of Monaco Drive....

Street Beat 11/1/13

Pair Arrested for Suspicion of Drug Dealing By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Undercover detectives who made contact with a person offering to sell methamphetamine arrested two people for drug related offenses Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a local market, police said....

Street Beat 10/25/13

Monday, Oct. 14 Pedestrian stop. 31000 block of Coast Hwy. 9:50 p.m. A 21-year-old Irvine resident was arrested for a parole violation and held without bail. Detective activity. 100 block of Fairview St. 12:53 p.m. Stephen Sheppard, 50, of Murrieta, was arrested for suspicion of...

Street Beat 10/18/13

Tuesday, Oct. 8 Burglary. 300 block of Broadway St. 3:21 a.m. Joseph Edward Flamm, 46, of Newport Beach, was arrested for suspicion of burglary as police were searching the area after responding to a burglary alarm. The store owner verified jewelry allegedly in Flamm’s possession...

Street Beat 10/11/13

Monday, Sept. 30 Keep the peace. 31500 block of Table Rock Dr. Doug Damauri Blazie, 20, one of the two people involved in a dispute over mail, was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $50,000 bail. Patrol check. 2600 block of Glenneyre St. A woman who tracked a stolen...

Street Beat 10/4/13

Monday, Sept. 23 Burglary. 900 block of Quivera St. 9:47 p.m. A local resident recovered goods valued at $2500 as a result of a sheriff’s investigation of a housekeeper, who is suspected in thefts and burglaries of homes where she worked.. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Fraud. 300 block of...

Street Beat 9/27/13

Monday, Sept. 19 Grand theft. 900 block of Wilson St. 11 a.m. A $500 tablet computer and cash were taken. Traffic collision. Cress St. 1:10 p.m. An out of town visitor was struck while crossing Cress in the sidewalk. No charges have been filed. Traffic collision. S. Coast...

Street Beat 9/20/13

Pedestrian Injured in Collision A 56-year-old visitor was injured when struck in a 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...

Street Beat 9/13/13

Tuesday, Sept. 3 Traffic stop. Ledroit St. 1:50 a.m. A 44-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Attempted burglary. 31500 block of Table Rock Dr. 10:08 a.m. Someone attempted entry through a backyard window. Petty theft. 31600 block of Second...

Street Beat 9/6/13

Checkpoint Removes Two DUI Suspects   Two motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol were arrested and another six cited for driving unlicensed during a Laguna Beach police checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 31, police said. Nearly 2,300 vehicles were...

Street Beat 8/30/13

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...

Street Beat 8/23/13

Car Collides With an Apartment An elderly driver escaped injury Friday, Aug. 16 despite having crashed her car onto the first floor of an apartment building at 235 Lower Cliff Dr. at 11:44 a.m., Laguna Beach police said. It took authorities an hour to extract the driver, who had...