Accidental Fire Ignites in Home


By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy

Fire. 11:05 p.m..

An accidental electrical fire ignited in the sub-floor of a kitchen in the 2200 block of Hillview Drive about 11 p.m. last Saturday, causing $50,000 in damage, fire Division Chief Jeff LaTendresse said.

Though the home was equipped with a working smoke alarm, it did not sound, LeTendresse said. The fire was detected by an occupant who smelled smoke, he said.

About 24 firefighters responded and doused the fire in 15 minutes, he said.

Car Stop Leads to Felony Charges

Police charged a 21-year-old Dana Point woman with five crimes after pulling her over last Friday, Jan. 7, at Aster Street and Coast Highway about 3 a.m., alerted about an erratic driver by another motorist.

Hannah Leigh Chadwick, who was stopped for vehicle code violations, was held for $20,000 bail. After a search of her vehicle, Chadwick was arrested on felony charges for allegedly possessing a stolen credit card and prescription narcotics, property of her employer, as well as misdemeanor DUI charges, Sgt. Louis Callus said.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Traffic collision. 10:16 a.m. Brooks Street at Coast Highway. Traffic was congested for 30 minutes in both directions due to a minor collision. One victim complained of neck and back pain.

Traffic stop. 11:51 a.m. 200 block of Upland Avenue. Roger Lee Etheart, 45, of Huntington Beach, was arrested for several outstanding warrants and new traffic violations. Bail was set at $20,000.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Traffic stop. 2:20 a.m. 500 block of Catalina Street. A 27-year-old Costa Mesa man was locked up for an outstanding warrant and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:24 p.m. Blue Lagoon. A 24-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $2,500 bail.

Grand theft. 1:57 p.m. 2900 block of Alta Laguna. A $1,500 generator was taken from an unlocked vehicle.

Thursday, Jan. 6

Drug violations. 10:47 a.m. 500 block of Catalina Street. Albert Gomez, 32, of Irvine was arrested for alleged possession and transportation of methamphetamine and held for $30,000 bail. Seven grams of meth was booked into evidence, said Sgt. Louis Callus.

Traffic stop. 1:13 p.m. Laguna Avenue at Coast Highway. Scott Krinsky, 43, of Laguna Beach was arrested for suspicion of cocaine possession after police found three grams of coke in his vehicle, stopped for a vehicle code violation.

Theft. 5:50 p.m. 31000 block of Coast Highway. Four hubcaps were stolen from a 2004 GMC vehicle.

Traffic stop. 11:29 p.m. 200 block of Brooks Street. A 19-year-old Upland resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Friday, Jan. 7

Theft. 7:59 a.m. 2100 Park Avenue. A credit card stolen on Dec. 19 was used to make $4,500 in purchases.

Search warrant. 1:26 p.m. 100 block of Ruby Street. Mark, 43, and Brenda Nelson, 65, were arrested for suspicion of possession and sale of a controlled substance after police served a search warrant. Cocaine was booked in evidence and bail was set at $20,000 for each. Also present was another resident, who was not identified, but was shot with a taser  because he was combative as well as intoxicated, Callus said.

Traffic stop. 11:56 p.m. 1300 block of N. Coast Highway. Five days shy of his 55th birthday, an Aliso Viejo man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Suspicious. 3:45 a.m. 800 block of Glenneyre. Jesse Allett Cook, 21, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for allegedly possessing heroin, drug paraphernalia and being under the influence after an officer expert in drug recognition arrested him for suspicion of being high. When searched during booking, a syringe and dope were also found.

Reckless driving. 10:38 a.m. Glenneyre Street. A 55-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Burglary. 4:44 p.m. 30800 block of Coast Highway. Possessions valued at $3,700 were taken from a vehicle. No further details were available.

Foot patrol. 9 p.m. Alta Laguna Park. Nineteen-year-old Eduardo Perez, of Tustin, was arrested for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and held for $20,000 bail.

Traffic stop. 10:53 p.m. 400 block of Cliff Drive. A 32-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Traffic stop. 12:33 a.m. Coast Highway and Thalia. Michael D. Jones, 25, of Bakersfield, was arrested for an outstanding felony vandalism warrant and held for $25,000 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:25 a.m. 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 31-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:39 a.m. State Highway and Selva Road. A San Diego man, 28, was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Suspicious. 8 a.m. 31000 block of Ninth Avenue. An Aliso Viejo teen driver    slumped in the passenger seat was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Domestic violence. 7:56 p.m. 800 block of Acapulco Street. A 37-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for spousal abuse after allegedly kicking her boyfriend, who fell down a flight of stairs.

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