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Street Beat 8/16/13

Late Check Out Canceled for Hotel’s ‘Guests’   Six people occupying three different rooms at Laguna Beach’s most expensive hotel and suspected of credit card fraud received an 8 a.m. wake-up call from police on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hotel security learned of the fraudulent cards and...

Street Beat 8/9/13

Driver Ricardo Berge, 18, of Huntington Beach, was treated for his injuries as well as arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving after rolling his vehicle late Tuesday, Aug. 5, Laguna Beach police said. His female passenger, also 18 and from Huntington, suffered a fractured...

Street Beat 8/2/13

DUI Checkpoint Nets Two Two people were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving at a Laguna Beach police checkpoint on Friday, July 26, set up outside Three Arch Bay about 8 p.m. Altogether from 2,265 vehicles screened, seven other drivers were cited for driving unlicensed, three...

Street Beat 3/15/13

Monday, Feb. 4 Grand theft. 31800 Coast Hwy. About $2,400 in cash, personal and insurance checks were taken from locked drawers in medical offices. There is no sign of forced entry. Grand theft. PD. 9:39 a.m. A baby goat reported stolen was already captured and recovered by...

Street Beat 3/1/13

Tuesday, Feb. 19 Grand theft. 100 block of McKnight Dr. 1:36 p.m. An antique bench valued at $2200 placed at the curb disappeared. Grand theft. 1400 Terrace Way. 2:30 p.m. Detectives assisted the owner recover a lost Ipad using the “find my Ipad” application. It is unclear why...

Street Beat 2/15/13

Monday, Feb. 4 Petty theft. 1100 block of S. Coast hwy. 11:55 a.m. A bar patron reported that her purse was stolen last night and that her credit cards had been used. Grand theft. 1100 block of Catalina St. 12:58 p.m. Someone rode off with a $600 beach cruiser bike left unlocked...

Street Beat 1/25/13

Monday, Jan. 14 Suspicious person. 900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:53 p.m. Paul Thompson Mille, 24, of Ontario, was arrested for suspicion of possessing stolen property and Joseph Thompson, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, was held on a no-bail drug warrant as a result of an officer...

Street Beat 1/11/13

Monday, Dec. 31 Vehicle burglary. 300 Ocean Ave. 10:29 a.m. Someone entered a vehicle parked in front of a residence and took a $150 stereo. Grand theft. 3:10 p.m. 300 block Osgood Ct. Two snowboards with bindings and two pairs of boots valued at $1200 were taken from an unlocked...

Street Beat 12/28/12

Monday, Dec. 17 Found property. 10:21 a.m. 600 block of Coast Hwy. A backpack with an ample amount of marijuana was found in a hotel lobby. The reporting party believes it’s the property of a guest. DUI. 30800 block Coast Hwy. As a result of a call from a person who observed a...

Street Beat 12/14/12

Tuesday, Dec. .4 Traffic stop. 1:47 a.m. 1200 block of Coast Hwy. A 42-year-old Toledo, Ohio, man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail. Grand theft. 6:53 a.m. 1000 block of Marine Dr. A black golf bag was stolen within the last half hour. Three people were seen in area....

Street Beat 12/7/12

Monday, Nov. 26 Burglary. 600 Park Ave. Someone broke into an office area over Thanksgiving weekend. No loss was reported.   Tuesday, Nov. 27 Stolen vehicle. 12-04477. 3:57 p.m. N. Coast Hwy. Alex V. Alvarado, 18, and Juan Carlos Barajaslopez, 26, both of Anaheim, were...

Street Beat 11/9/12

Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer Law enforcement authorities who served search warrants at homes in Hawthorne on Friday, Nov. 2 arrested a suspected drug dealer and seized $229,000 in cash, cars, a handgun and an illicit drug cache of undetermined value. The warrants were...

Street Beat 10/12/12

Tuesday, Oct. 2 Pedestrian stop. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Debra Mexin, 50, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of heroin possession after officers observed her stashing a purse in bushes. Two heroin-filled syringes were found in the purse, Sgt. Louie Callus said....

Street Beat 9/28/12

Monday, Sept. 17 Pedestrian stop. 1:41 a.m. 300 block of Broadway St. Dwight Francis Duggan, 54, of Escondido was arrested for an outstanding $7,500 warrant. Fraud. 1400 block Morningside Circle. 8:30 a.m. Investigators are analyzing a claim by an employer, who alleged an...

Street Beat 9/21/12

Monday, Sept. 10 Fraud. 500 block Cliff Dr. 11:19 a.m. A woman who paid $1,800 towards a home improvement project learned her contractor was illegally using someone else’s license. A detective will follow up.   Tuesday, Sept. 11 Traffic stop. 1:24 a.m. Thalia St. A...