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Tuesday, April 26 Fraud. 1100 block of Gaviota Dr. 11:17 a.m. A resident received word from the IRS and two creditors about suspected identity theft. Traffic collision. 900 block of Summit Way. 6:53 p.m. A motorcyclist who lost control and was thrown off complained of pain to his...

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Monday, April 18 Grand theft. 31900 block of Coast Hwy. 4:56 p.m. Someone took musical equipment worth $2,100 from a garage. Traffic collision vs pedestrian. 400 S. block of Coast Hwy. 8:42 p.m. No details were available. Tuesday, April 19 Stolen vehicle. 300 block of Jasmine St....

Police Issue Phone Scam Warning

Police issued a warning about a telephone scam where the calling party identified themselves as a police captain and appeared to be calling from the department’s non-emergency number. The individual demanded that a resident withdraw $2,000 in order to avoid arrest for a supposed...

Source of Fire Remains a Mystery

Laguna Beach Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse says that investigators could not determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a La Mirada Street home last month, but ruled it to be accidental. He said investigators estimate the owners, Richard Bisson and Paola Porrini, suffered a $4.5...

Boat Outing Turns Treacherous

Laguna Beach lifeguards and Good Samaritans came to the aid of passengers on a stalled powerboat pushed by waves onto a shoreline reef about 5:40 p.m. Sunday, April 3. “They were in a perilous position,” lifeguard Chief Kevin Snow said in an interview this week. The outing by...

Tesla Smashed in Laguna Home Burglary

A homeowner tries to use his Tesla to block the path of burglars trying to flee his home.

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Monday, March 14 Vandalism. 21600 Treetop Lane. 9:43 a.m. Skateboarders scratched up the picnic tables. Traffic collision. Second St. 3:19 p.m. A city lifeguard vehicle that was backing up struck a parked car. Fraud. 400 block of Dartmoor St. 7:48 p.m. The victim’s bank alerted...

Decoy Operation Finds Success

Four adults who agreed to buy alcohol for minors received misdemeanor citations during an undercover program that targeted eight Laguna Beach establishments Saturday, March 12, police said. A total of 60 adults were asked to buy alcohol for two minors working with police and...

Cyclist Injured in Collision

Motorists encountered a difficult morning commute along Coast Highway Tuesday, March 8, due to a collision at Agate Street involving a pickup truck and motorcycle, police said. The collision occurred when the northbound motorcyclist struck the passenger side of a southbound truck...

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  Detectives are trying to identify two teenage girls who fled in a car after robbing a pedestrian at knifepoint Wednesday, Feb. 24, about 3:48 p.m., police said. After demanding a purse and cell phone from the woman walking in the 500 block of Anita Street, the two girls...

Police Arrest Weaponless Robber

A police officer responding to a robbery call in downtown Laguna Beach spotted a man who fit the description of the suspected culprit outside a second store that he had also entered to demand money, police said Monday. No weapons were used and no civilians were injured in the...

Driver Arrested in Suspected Hit and Run

Police arrested a 54-year-old woman for suspicion of felony hit and run at her Laguna Beach home, less than two blocks away from a head-on collision at Beverly and Coast Highway that injured another motorist the day before. Suzanne Olson was taken into custody at 9:48 a.m....

Collision Injures 5, Driver Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Five people were injured, two severely, in a two-car collision late Monday near Laguna Beach’s northern city limit and a 19-year-old driver was arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving, traffic investigators said. Two 19-year-old passengers suffered life-threatening...

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...