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Street Beat 8/9/13

Street Beat 8/9/13

Driver Ricardo Berge, 18, of Huntington Beach, was treated for his injuries as well as arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving after rolling his vehicle late Tuesday, Aug. 5, Laguna Beach police said. His female passenger, also 18 and from Huntington, suffered a fractured pelvis in the accident in which the vehicle came to […]

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Street Beat 8/2/13

Street Beat 8/2/13

DUI Checkpoint Nets Two Two people were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving at a Laguna Beach police checkpoint on Friday, July 26, set up outside Three Arch Bay about 8 p.m. Altogether from 2,265 vehicles screened, seven other drivers were cited for driving unlicensed, three were arrested on other criminal charges and 12 issued […]

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Auto Thieves Target Porsches

Auto Thieves Target Porsches

About 40 Laguna Beach residents who own 1990’s era Porsches this week received a special delivery to their home from the police department: a crime alert bulletin suggesting that thieves are targeting their vehicles and how to avoid getting hit. Two late-model sports cars, each worth at least $50,000 and equipped with alarms, disappeared overnight […]

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Street Beat 7/19/13

Street Beat 7/19/13

DUI Enforcement Planned For the Weekend The Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy saturation patrols to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers Saturday, July 20 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas of high frequency DUI collisions and arrests.   Monday, July 8 Vandalism. 8:28 a.m. 600 block of Park Ave. During a patrol check, […]

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Street Beat 7/5/13

Street Beat 7/5/13

Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision A bicyclist was killed and his riding companion injured when a motorist hit the pair pedaling southbound on state Highway 133 near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park nature center early this morning, Friday, June 28, authorities said. The vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female driver from Irvine collided with the […]

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Street Beat 6/28/13

Street Beat 6/28/13

Father Suspected in Child Endangerment Arrest Laguna Beach police arrested Christian Omar Ramirez, 22, of Lake Forest, for suspicion of child endangerment on Saturday, June 22, about 4 p.m. near Legion St., Sgt. Louise Callus said. His vehicle allegedly had collided with three other vehicles, according to the police log, though details about the collision […]

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Ill Prepared Hiker Rescued from Hillside

Ill Prepared Hiker Rescued from Hillside

A sheriff’s helicopter was used to extract a hiker who suffered an anxiety attack and was unable to move from a steep trail in Laguna Beach’s open space about 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, police said. Lifeguards in an all-terrain vehicle coordinated the extraction from thick brush and a steep slope between Alta Laguna Park […]

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Street Beat 6/7/13

Street Beat 6/7/13

Thief Steals Drugs in Robbery A man armed with a gun robbed a pharmacy customer of prescription drugs in a parking lot about 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday, May 28, police said. The robbery took place in the 900 block of Glenneyre Street. “It looks like the suspect knew of the new scripts she had just […]

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Street Beat 5/31/13

Street Beat 5/31/13

 Public’s Help Needed in Nabbing Burglary Suspects  Laguna Beach police released video images from two separate break-ins at local businesses in recent weeks hoping for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, but have yet to receive any leads, Sgt. Louise Callus said Tuesday. More than $8,000 worth of tools and other items were taken […]

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Police Use Taser to Subdue Assault Suspect

Police Use Taser to Subdue Assault Suspect

An assault involving three men escalated into a struggle with Laguna Beach police, who ultimately deployed a taser twice to subdue the younger combative suspect in the 300 block of Cozumel around 1:15 a.m. Friday, May 10, police said. Police ultimately arrested Laguna Beach resident Sergio Gabriel Borgognone, 51, for allegedly resisting arrest and his […]

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Street Beat 5/10/13

Street Beat 5/10/13

Police Pursue False Report Charges Police will ask prosecutors to charge a 19-year-old Dana Point man with filing a false stolen-vehicle report after he allegedly recanted his story about the theft of his car from a party Saturday, May 4, in Laguna Beach. The four people who took the vehicle from the 1400 block of […]

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Street Beat 5/3/13

Street Beat 5/3/13

Drive Sober or Risk Getting Pulled Over   Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, police disclosed. DUI saturation patrols will deploy over Cinco de Mayo weekend, May 4-5, between 8 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI […]

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Street Beat 4/26/13

Street Beat 4/26/13

Customer Robbed Outside a Market A man brandished a kitchen knife and stole a computer from a woman eating lunch outside a north Laguna market on Monday, April 22, about 11 a.m., police said. The suspect fled north in a waiting vehicle and successfully eluded police. The victim and a witness, who chased the suspect, […]

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Street Beat 4/19/13

Street Beat 4/19/13

Forgery Inquiry Leads to Drug Arrests Detectives following up on a lead in a check forgery investigation involving a Laguna Beach business found themselves observing a drug deal in Santa Ana last Thursday, police Sgt. Louise Callus said. Before they could contact Jonathan Parker, the subject of the inquiry, he walked out of a house […]

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Street Beat 4/12/13

Street Beat 4/12/13

Monday, April 1 Vandalism. 400 block of Pinecrest Dr. 4:19 p.m. Several teens are suspected of spraying graffiti on Dartmoor. Fraud report. 200 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7:37 p.m. A bank rejected as counterfeit two $20 bills deposited by a merchant, the second phony bill incident at the business in a month. Rape. 20600 […]