Laguna Beach police officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the Polestar South Coast showroom located in the 300 block of North Coast Highway during the early morning hours of April 8.
Officers discovered the showroom’s exterior glass wall facing North Coast Highway was shattered, and a brick retaining wall was destroyed. Officers conducted an investigation and saw a significant amount of damage throughout the interior of the business, multiple showroom vehicles were vandalized, and a Polestar showroom vehicle was stolen.
Several hours later, the stolen Polestar showroom vehicle was located in Newport Beach, and a pursuit ensued. The suspect, Arshad Allauddin, 41, of Tennessee, was arrested by Newport Beach police for DUI drugs, felony evading and vehicle theft, according to authorities.
Laguna Beach police said it is conducting a thorough investigation into what led Allauddin to commit such a reckless act and will seek charges for burglary, felony vandalism and vehicle theft with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.