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Street Beat 9/7

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 Rantala, 41, […]

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Street Beat 8/24

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. 10:12 a.m. The driver’s side front tire was punctured with […]

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Street Beat 8/17/12

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 DUI and held […]

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Street Beat 8/10

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 of an inbound car stopped in the […]

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Street Beat

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 fraudulently using bad checks to obtain stamps and reselling them to […]

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Street Beat 7/13

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 been dealing narcotics, according to Sgt. Robert Rahaeuser. Bail was […]

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Police Blotter

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 doing drugs in a drain pipe, police issued three citations for tobacco […]

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Thieves Stung in Bee Theft

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 Baja Fresh, where their vehicle was […]

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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 […]