Phony Utility Workers Suspected of Theft Two men impersonating AT&T employees are believed to have stolen a stamp collection from an elderly resident while pretending to make phone repairs in the 1000 block of Gaviota Drive last Thursday, police said. The collection was valued at $50. Police notified phone company officials of the incident. No […]
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Monday, Nov. 7 Grand theft. 2:57 p.m. 300 block of Broadway St. Someone cut a lock and stole a Focus Thunder mountain bike valued at $5,903 left at a store for repair. Grand theft. 3:33 p.m. 2800 block of Bernard Ct. Three boxes of court transcripts left on a porch were stolen. Grand theft. 7:41 […]
Costumed Caper Ends With Creek Rescue An unidentified and intoxicated teen-ager wearing a Halloween costume was rescued uninjured after a 50-foot fall down an embankment above Aliso Creek shortly after midnight on Sunday. Police say he jumped a barrier to elude officers, called to Aliso Creek Inn about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, to break […]
As expected, a registered sex offender previously charged with sexually assaulting eight women in a Laguna Beach rug store has been charged with assaulting three more who came forward as a result of news accounts, prosecutors said.
Man Held for Underage Sex Offense Police arrested a Costa Mesa man for suspicion of statutory rape on Friday, Oct. 7, six months after a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old Laguna Beach girl, police said. Detectives arrested Michael Sheridan, 23, in Costa Mesa’s Heller Park at 2:47 p.m. where he and a group were engaged […]
A construction site on San Jose Street in Arch Beach Heights was temporarily evacuated last Monday after a worker discovered an old grenade and brought the find to his boss at a construction office 1.6 miles away on Glenneyre Street, police said.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 Brandishing a weapon. 1:21 a.m. 100 block of N. Coast Highway. Dustin Michael Nalwalker, 23, of Laguna Beach, was taken into custody for suspicion of making terrorist threats and brandishing a weapon and was held for $50,000 bail. He allegedly pulled out a knife and verbally threatened a gas station clerk […]
Inmate Returns to Face Murder Charge An arraignment of Friday, Sept. 23, was set for a Connecticut inmate extradited to California last week on murder charges in the 1978 stabbing-death of a Laguna Beach architect. Three decades after the fact, Walter Lawrence Dalie, 52, was charged on Feb. 23 with murder with special circumstances in […]
Woman Held in Wallet Robbery A 22-year-old Laguna Hills woman was arrested for suspicion of robbery after citizens reported seeing her steal a wallet from an elderly man after pummeling him in the face, police said. Chelsea Jill Aragon was held for $100,000 bail. Aragon allegedly slapped the 75-year-old Los Angeles man, who was seated […]
Police Seek ‘Friends’ Eager for Traffic Info The city’s police department will soon start sending traffic alerts to commuters from its own Facebook page and Twitter feed. “I plan on using it to talk about stuff going on in town,” said Lt. Jason Kravetz, such as major accidents, parades and DUI checkpoints. The city already […]
Monday, Aug. 8 Burglary. 9:57 a.m. 500 block of S. Coast Highway. Four separate businesses were either burglarized or vandalized by someone who forced entry via doors or windows. Theft. 10:59 a.m. 20800 block of Marilyn Drive. Two cell phones, two pairs of sunglasses, coins and videos were taken from an unlocked vehicle. Fraud. 4:36 […]
Cyclist Rescued from Wilderness Trail An injured mountain biker crashed on a steep bike trail northwest of Laguna Beach’s Alta Laguna Park on Saturday and was airlifted to help by helicopter, fire officials said. Firefighters used four-wheeled drive vehicles and hiked a half-mile carrying medical gear to reach the injured cyclist about 30 minutes after […]
Woman Rescued From Rollover The fire department extricated an unidentified Laguna Beach woman by rope from a vehicle that may have intentionally been driven off Bluebird Canyon Road on Sunday, July 31, police said. The 27-year-old driver was transported to Mission Hospital after suffering moderate injuries in the single-car accident about 1 p.m., police said. […]