Woman Injured in Hit and Run

A stopped school bus was rear-ended early last Friday, April 6, by a driver who said she was blinded by the sun. She received minor head injuries in the collision. No students were hurt. Photo by David Tosti.

A woman was thrown to the ground and suffered minor injuries after being sideswiped by a vehicle whose driver left the scene last Thursday, April 5, about 11:08 p.m., police said

The victim was leaving a Coast Highway restaurant near Fourth Avenue and attempted to get into the driver’s side of the car when she was hit by a northbound, four-door white sedan. “This car will be missing its passenger side mirror,” said Lt. Jason Kravetz

The unidentified woman suffered a fractured left foot and abrasions to her head and left leg, he said.


Police Arrest Suspected Burglar


Kyle Veach

Laguna Beach detectives arrested Kyle Alan Veach, 22, of Indianapolis, Ind., last week, suspected in a daytime burglary in the 800 block of Hillcrest Drive the month before.

Veach was arrested at the Costa Mesa Police Department where he went to retrieve property from an earlier arrest, according to Laguna police Lt. Jason Kravetz.

Earlier in the month at a motel, Costa Mesa police had arrested three men, including Veach, who had with him checks reported stolen from a Laguna Beach burglary five days earlier, police said.

The burglary victim returned home after running errands to find Veach exiting his residence. When confronted, Veach fled the area. The victim discovered his home partly ransacked and items stolen, including personal checks, Kravetz said.

Veach is known to investigators because of an earlier arrest last July for possession of stolen property, to which he later pled guilty. Then, Veach was arrested after stealing an iPhone from an unlocked vehicle.  He received five years probation after entering a plea.


Monday, April 2

Grand theft. 10:15 a.m. 1300 block of Moorea Way. 10:15 a.m. A resident reported the theft of two diamond rings together worth $140,000 as well as other missing jewelry, taken from an upstairs bedroom drawer sometime since December. Detectives are investigating.

Fraud. 600 block of S. Coast hwy. 11:14 a.m. The victim’s credit card was used to make three purchases totaling $380 at a Laguna Niguel Kohl’s store.

Vandalism. 11:31 a.m. Legion St. A vehicle owner who parked a car on Friday returned to find his tires slashed.

Burglary. 3:25 p.m. 21500 block of Ocean Vista Dr. An unknown suspect caused $1,000 in damage kicking in French doors and also stole a laptop valued at $600.


Traffic collision. 10:24 p.m. 2900 block Mountain View Dr. A 22-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI after running into curb. Her passengers suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention.


Tuesday, April 3

Traffic stop. 1:21 a.m. 100 block of Wave St. A 32-year-old woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Vehicle burglary. 11:48 a.m. 800 block Canyon View Dr. A suspect took a purse from an unlocked vehicle in an open garage. The purse and its contents were valued at $2,000.

Drug activity. 11 p.m. 400 block of Glenneyre St. Three teens visiting from Georgia were detained by police. One was cited for marijuana possession.


Wednesday, April 4

Fraud. 11:01 a.m. 600 block of Glenneyre St. Someone tried to pass a check on a closed business account.

Petty theft. 4:36 p.m. 200 block of Forest Ave. Police detained two teens for shoplifting and arrested the 18-year-old from Laguna Niguel, in possession of a $36 top and $10 ring, both allegedly stolen from different shops.


Thursday, April 5

Detective activity. 3:55 p.m. PD. William Lee Jacob, 22, of Lake Forest, a wanted parolee was arrested and held without bail. He was among several potential suspects in a $41,000 jewelry theft last month from a home where he was partying in Laguna Canyon.

Fraud. 5:50 p.m. 2400 block Glennyere St. A resident was notified by the IRS that someone had filed tax returns using her deceased mother’s Social Security number.


Friday, April 6

Traffic collision.1:24 a.m. 21000 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A 22-year-old San Juan Capistrano man was arrested following a solo collision for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Petty theft. 600 block of Park Ave. A 15-year-old high school student was detained for allegedly stealing an iPhone from another student. He was detained and released to his parents.

Theft. 1:19 p.m. 300 block of Holly St. About $30 cash and a $130 skateboard disappeared from an unlocked car.

Theft. 4:06 p.m. 600 block of Park Ave. A flip video camera was taken from the girls gym.

Theft. 4:32 p.m. 100 block of Sunset Terrace. Items worth $500 were taken from an unlocked car.

Petty theft. 8:48 p.m. 300 block of Ledroit. St. Cash, a wallet, a doctor’s prescription pad and sunglasses cumulatively valued at $1,050 were taken from an unlocked car.


Saturday, April 7

Traffic stop. 11:54 p.m. A 40-year-old Whittier woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Sunday, April 8

Traffic stop. 12:59 a.m. Cress St. A 42-year-old Washington resident was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 3:18 a.m. Bluebird Canyon Dr. A 21-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.


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