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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 heading for shore, said Lt. […]

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Ignoring a Red Zone Elicits More Than a Ticket

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 near City Hall while […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Money found in an envelope in a public restroom on April 24 near the downtown Bank of America has been turned into police, who are trying to determine its rightful owner. The finder, a Florida resident, turned in the property after returning home. Questions? Ask Cathy Berg, at the Laguna police department, (949) 497-0396.   […]

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Samaritans Aid Beating Victim

Samaritans Aid Beating Victim

A man on probation for a previous assault conviction was arrested in Tustin for suspicion of kidnapping and felony domestic violence after Laguna Beach police received reports of an assault in progress early Sunday, police said.   Joseph Barrak, 37, of Tustin, fled from El Toro Road when a man came to the aid of […]

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Car Burglar Strikes Laguna

Car Burglar Strikes Laguna

Police are appealing to the public for help in catching thieves who plundered nearly a dozen vehicles and a jewelry store in a crime spree that began Tuesday, Feb. 29, and continued into the early hours of Wednesday, March 1. On Tuesday, police released the photo of a suspect in an earlier theft of a […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Tools Brandished in Assault Attempt   A worker at a condominium complex in the 31400 block of Coast Highway was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon last Thursday, Dec. 22, police said. Jorge Luis Frias, 44, allegedly cornered a man in the complex’s elevator, threatening to strike him with a hammer and […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Monday, Nov. 28 Traffic stop. 9 a.m. 200 block of Chiquita. Uriel Aquilar Esquivel, 48, of Costa Mesa, was arrested for outstanding DUI warrants and two vehicle code violations. Bail was set at $10,000. Fraud. 8:30 p.m. PD. A Laguna Beach man who dined in Los Angeles on Nov. 12 and paid with a debit […]

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Street Beat

Teen Assaulted on Beach A 16-year-old Laguna Beach boy was detained by police and taken to Juvenile Hall late Tuesday after an acquaintance reported he had sexually assaulted her on the beach in front of a downtown hotel, police said. The 19-year-old victim, also a Laguna resident, reported the assault at 9:29 p.m. Investigators are […]

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Teen Assaulted on Beach

Teen Assaulted on Beach

A 16-year-old Laguna Beach boy was detained by police and taken to Juvenile Hall late Tuesday after an acquaintance reported he had sexually assaulted her on the beach in front of a downtown hotel, police said. The 19-year-old victim, also a Laguna resident, reported the assault at 9:29 p.m. Investigators are requesting multiple charges, including […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

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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Street Beat

Street Beat

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 […]

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Street Beat

A 51-year old Laguna Beach cyclist, descending Los Flores Canyon Road above Malibu, died from head injuries after he struck a barrier and was thrown to the ground on Sunday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Robert Hyndman, a marketing writer who lived in North Laguna, was riding with his brother on Sunday and was wearing a helmet, bikinginla.com reported.

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Street Beat

Street Beat

 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 […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

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 […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

 Monday, Sept.12 Traffic stop. 12:14 a.m. A Corona del Mar woman, 23, was cited for driving while drunk and held for $2,500 bail. Traffic stop. 2L25 a.m. A 19-year-old visitor from Panama was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Animal calls. 1:27 p.m. A hiker at Alta Laguna Park reported spotting a mountain […]