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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...

Street beat

Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and possessing a meth pipe. Bail was set at $20,000. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Assault. 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:18 p.m. A 15-year-old...

Streetbeat

Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and possessing a meth pipe. Bail was set at $20,000. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Assault. 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:18 p.m. A 15-year-old...

Police to Step Up Enforcement

Officers will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers with DUI saturation patrols. Police will deploy Friday, Jan. 22 after 9 p.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and or arrests. In the past three years, officers have...

Woman Robbed by Knife-wielding Thief

A thief pushed a woman to the ground and stole her purse while brandishing a knife she walked home alone on Coast Highway about 9:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, police said. Investigators are reviewing video from several locations, Sgt. Tim Kleiser said. The attack took place near Ruby...

Bobcat Decimates School’s Pets

A bobcat killed 12 chickens, a swan and three doves inside an aviary in the Laguna Canyon campus of Anneliese Schools on Sunday, Jan. 10, police said. Many of the animals were rescues and longtime pets of the school, which were cared for by a volunteer aviary specialist,...

Two Arrested for Drug Charges on New Year’s Eve

Two 18-year-olds who must have been sampling the goods got themselves arrested on New Year’s Eve in Laguna Beach, but long before the midnight countdown. Sgt. Tim Kleiser says officers pulled over a car driven by the teens about 4 p.m. because a passenger was leaning out of a car...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...

Rescuers Aid Fall Victim

A 25-year-old Laguna Niguel man who had fallen from an ocean bluff was airlifted by helicopter from a south Laguna Beach around 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, police said. Emergency personnel were told the man was sitting on the rocks and had fallen about 20 feet off of a cliff near...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...