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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 12/14/12

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 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 9/21/12

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...

Street Beat 9/7

Monday, Aug. 27 Grand theft. 400 Poplar St. 9 a.m. Someone took $2,500 worth of tools in July from a garage. Grand theft. 100 block of Agate St. 11 a.m. A parking meter with dual tops was lifted off the pole and stolen. Petty theft. 12-03292. 200 block of Forest Ave. Timmi Curtis...

Street Beat 8/24

Monday, Aug. 13 Vandalism. 200 block of Calliope St. 9:58 a.m. While a parking officer was out inspecting vehicles on foot, someone splashed a paint-destroying caustic chemical across the vehicle. A new paint job is estimated at $3,000. Vandalism. 900 block of Temple Hills Dr....

Street Beat 8/17/12

Monday, Aug. 6 Trespassing. 300 block of Park Ave. 8:41 p.m. A woman reports a man is blocking her office doorway and will not leave. Police learn he is a walkaway from an Anaheim hospice in need of medication. DUI. West St. 9:32 p.m. A 32-year-old Aliso Viejo woman was cited for...

Street Beat 8/10

Monday, July 30 DUI. 12:42 a.m. 1100 block S. Coast Hwy. A 51-year-old Nevada resident who was described as staggering to her vehicle was stopped and arrested doe DUI. Bail was set at $2,500.   Tuesday, July 31 DUI 7:11 p.m. Laguna Canyon. The 53-year-old Aliso Viejo driver...

Street Beat

Bad Check Scheme Foiled by Postal Clerk   Carmela Marie Corral, 24, of Long Beach, was arrested for suspicion of burglary and insufficient funds around noon Wednesday inside Laguna Beach’s downtown post office. Police allege she is part of a larger ring of thieves...

Street Beat 7/13

Monday, July 2 Traffic collision. 8:55 a.m. Third Ave. Michael John Guerrero Jr. of Corona was arrested for suspicion of possessing oxycodone for sale after police found in his vehicle containers recently filled for 160 pills. Text messages recovered from his phone suggest he had...

Police Blotter

Monday, June 18 Pedestrian stop. 11:57 p.m. A 35-year-old Laguna Hills man was arrested for warrants and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Wednesday, June 20 H&S activity. 4:49 p.m. 300 block of Pinecrest Dr. After a citizen reported four youths...

Thieves Stung in Bee Theft

Newport police arrested a Nevada man on Wednesday who used his own cell phone to video himself swiping a stuffed bee from the Don’t Worry Be Happy Foundation store in Laguna Beach. The man and his three companions were detained at gunpoint in the parking lot of Newport Beach’s...

Deer Dies After Fleeing into the Ocean

A deer that ran onto the beach and into the ocean died after it swam ashore below Laguna Beach’s Montage resort this past Monday, police said. A resident of nearby Victoria Beach called for aid about 10:27 a.m. after observing a deer in the water continuing to swim rather than...

Ignoring a Red Zone Elicits More Than a Ticket

How can lack of a parking space land you behind bars? In Laguna Beach, it occurs when you pull into a spot marked in red reserved for the police watch commander. That’s what happened to Barbara Louise Kanode, 47, of Newport Beach, who on Wednesday, May 9, took an available spot...