Burglars Raid Downtown Boutique


A break-in at a specialty jeans store in downtown Laguna Beach early Monday, Oct. 12, has police detectives on the hunt for thieves with a discerning eye.

Officers who responded to a 3 a.m. alarm in the 200 block of Forest Avenue found a broken glass door at Robin’s Jeans and believe suspects had taken several items of clothing. Inventory at the shop includes men’s jeans with embellished back pockets. They range in price from $299 to $949 for ones with Prague crystals.

Police say a surveillance camera captured images of four people near the store.

The police log notes that a witness described a possible getaway car and that the CHP found a car matching that description abandoned on the 73 freeway.

Sgt. Tim Kleiser says the value of the merchandise stolen was not yet known. He did not describe the contents of the car, which was towed to Laguna Beach for investigation.


Monday, Oct. 5

Warrant service. 900 block of S. Main St., Santa Ana. Police arrested Rafael Fernandez Alvarez, 65, for a felony forgery warrant. Bail was set at $25,000.

Traffic stop. Ninth Ave. 12:08 p.m. Matthew Schumacher, 30, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Burglary. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 3:11 p.m. A break-in was reported to a 2010 Toyota.

Drunk driving. 1300 block of N. Coast Hwy. 7:31 p.m. A 56-year-old Stanton woman was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 2200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 10:33 p.m. A 22-year-old Mission Viejo woman was cited for DUI.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Traffic stop. 600 block of Nyes Place. 1:32 a.m. A 39-year-old Huntington Beach man suffered severe head injuries after his car plowed into a home at the bottom of a steep street. He was fleeing from an officer, attempting to stop him for failing to yield at a stop sign.

Traffic stop. 200 block of Diamond. 6:50 a.m. Melissa Lepage, 39, of Dana Point, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Medical. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 6:44 p.m. A branch fell and hit a male pedestrian in the head.

500 block of Anita St. 8:24 p.m. A 63-year-old Lake Forest man was cited for misdemeanor domestic violence.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Keep the peace. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. 7:17 a.m. Anthony James Vaughn, 27, of Newport, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Petty theft. 300 block of N. Coast Hwy. 9:22 a.m. A bike in a closed garage was stolen.

Automated license plate reader. Laguna Canyon Rd. 2 p.m. Joshua Vogel, 30, of Fontana, was arrested for suspicion of auto theft and ingesting narcotics. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Suspicious person. 400 block of Oak Street. 2:28 p.m. Remigio Uriostegui, 22, of Santa Ana, was arrested for trespassing when a woman returned to find him in her home.

Traffic stop. 400 block of Nyes Place. 3:17 p.m. Pedro Gonzalez Guercas, 28, of Long Beach, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Suspicious person. 200 block of Ocean Ave. 6 p.m. A tip from a restaurant manager who followed a patron that paid with a phony bill led police to arrest Matthew Patterson, 42, of Costa Mesa, for suspicion of burglary and passing counterfeit bills. Police allege he had currency in four denominations of about $500 in his possession. The Secret Service is involved with the inquiry.

Traffic collision. 800 block of Bluebird Canyon Dr. 8:37 p.m. A 45-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI after her car struck a stop sign and a street sign.

Friday, Oct. 9

Fraud report. 1400 block of Glenneyre St. 12:29 p.m. A suspect forged the notary’s signature and stamp on real estate documents.

Traffic collision. 700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7:07 p.m. A 44-year-old Irvine woman was cited for DUI following a collision.

Drunk driving. 1300 block of N. Coast Hwy. 7:20 p.m. Allyson Lynn Lake, 56, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense.

Traffic stop. Woodland Dive. 10:27 p.m. A 25-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Drunk driving. North City Limits. Midnight. A 24-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI following a report about a driver who ran a red light.

Fraud. 900 block of Canyon View Dr. 9:22 a.m. Someone attempted to use a resident’s identity to open a credit card account.

Vehicle break in. 1400 block of Terrace Way. 11 a.m. Items are missing from unlocked vehicle.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Traffic stop. Woodland Drive. A 30-year-old Anaheim was cited for DUI.

Stolen vehicle. N. Coast Hwy. 5:25 p.m. Someone put stolen license plates on a rental car.

Sunday, Oct. 12

Traffic stop. Cleo St. 12:52 a.m. A 31-year-old resident of Gambia, West Africa, was cited for DUI.





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