Beach Bus Rolls on Despite Canyon Crash

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A 4 a.m. solo collision, where an allegedly drunken motorist plowed into a power pole, disrupted Laguna Canyon traffic Saturday, July 9, including the debut run of a special Laguna Beach-bound weekend bus service.

In the early morning hours, traffic was restricted to vehicles under 15-feet due to the low-hanging wires, but the road fully reopened by 11:30 a.m., police Sgt. Tim Kleiser said.

While the police log noted a motorist who fell asleep at the wheel, Kleiser said a 22-year-old Laguna Beach man, who escaped injury in the collision south of El Toro Road, was arrested for DUI.

Mayor Steve Dicterow, who rode out on the bus with City Manager John Pietig to pick up the inaugural passengers, told radio station KX 93.5 listeners that those aboard seemed unconcerned about the congestion, happy to arrive in town without the frustration of searching for a parking place.

Summer Breeze shuttle service into Laguna Beach departs every 30 minutes 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from a parking lot off Laguna Canyon Road near Interstate 405 in Irvine.

 

Streetbeat

Tuesday, July 5

Traffic stop. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:41 p.m. Motorcyclist Shane Anthony Douglas Mackey, 30, of Whittier, who refused to pull over for a traffic violation and evaded a police officer, was detained by another officer on Broadway. He was arrested for suspicion of felony evading and driving with a suspended license. Bail was set at $20,000.

Rape. 31500 block of Bluff Dr. 9:35 p.m. Detectives are investigating a report of a sexual assault of a juvenile by a co-worker, which occurred last month.

Wednesday, July 6

Vehicle burglary. 100 block McKnight Dr. 6:29 a.m. Thieves shattered a window of one vehicle and slashed the top of another.

Property. 31100 block of Coast Hwy. 2:37 p.m. Two rings valued at $5,000 were reported missing.

Thursday, July 7

Burglary. 2500 block of Park Ave. 7:48 a.m. Personal property valued at $12,000 is missing from a home under construction.

Stolen vehicle. N. Coast Hwy. 2 p.m. one detained. Charles Webb Canady, 26, of Laguna Niguel, was arrested for suspicion of auto theft, allegedly behind the wheel of a rental truck reported missing in Costa Mesa on May 13.

Fraud. 100 block of San Tropez Ct. 3:51 p.m. In April, a resident was notified that his personal information was used in an attempt to open an online loan, which was declined.

Hit and run. S. Coast Hwy. 9:40 p.m. A 44-year-oldĀ Laguna Beach woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI. As she had a prior offense, bail was set at $10,000.

Petty theft. 800 block of Glenneyre St. 11:41 p.m. A 16-year-old Laguna Beach boy was arrested for shoplifting after trying to steal two cans of beer from a convenience store.

Friday, July 8

DUI. Cress St. 1:13 a.m. A 36-year-old Vista woman was cited for driving on a suspended license and expired vehicle registration.

Traffic stop. Coast Hwy. 9:29 p.m. A 68-year-old Laguna Hills man was cited for DUI.

Saturday, July 9

Traffic stop. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 10:47 p.m. A 22-year-old from Pomona was arrested for a warrant for driving without a license.

Sunday, July 10

Traffic stop. Mountain Rd. 1:52 a.m. Monasue Anne Crites, 48, of Corona, was arrested for an outstanding LAPD DUI warrant.

Traffic stop. Vista del Sol 2 a.m. A 22-year-old from Pasadena was arrested for DUI.

DUI. 2700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:24 a.m. Michael James Carroll, 53, of Laguna Hills, was arrested for suspicion of DUI after his vehicle hit the parked vehicle of a hotel guest. Bail was set at $10,000 due to a prior offense.

 

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