Drivers Take Note: Checkpoint Planned

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Police say they will conduct a DUI and drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 26, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Law enforcement officials aim to educate drivers that DUI applies to prescription drugs and marijuana, all of which can be impairing.

The deterrent effect of checkpoints has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes, says a statement from Lt. Tim Kleiser.

Monday, Aug. 14

Stolen vehicle. PD. 10 a.m. CHP’s inland division recovered without damage a 2011 BMW, which had been reported stolen in Laguna Beach.

Roof jumpers. 31500 block of Table Rock Drive. 11 a.m. One of four juveniles was detained by police and cited for trespassing after a manger of an apartment complex reported kids jumping from the roof into the pool.

Theft. 200 block of Lower Cliff Dr. 11:34 a.m. A bike lock on a vehicle was cut and a $1,500 neon blue Giant mountain bike was stolen.

Theft. 400 block of Blumont St. 2 p.m. There are no signs of forced entry in a car where an $800 laptop computer went missing.

Stolen vehicle. 17-03141. 9:12 p.m. Luis Fernando Reynasoto, 18, of Lake Forest, was cited for burglary for allegedly entering a garage to steal a car. Bail was set at $50,000.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Burglary. 32100 block of Coast Hwy. 1:35 p.m. Detectives are investigating the theft of jewelry valued at $500,000.

Traffic collision. 2000 block of Park Ave. 7:31 p.m. A motorcyclist possibly broke his hand in a collision.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Suspicious. Virginia Way at Eighth Avenue. Noon. A neighbor was reported poring gasoline on a eucalyptus tree.

Fraud. 200 block of Fairview St. 3 p.m. Someone successfully changed an address on the account of a credit card holder.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Assault. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. William Gene Thoos, 47, of Midway City, was arrested for a warrant and an additional assault charge, allegedly for spitting on an individual.

Theft. 800 block of La Mirada St. 2:53 p.m. Headphones left in an unlocked car were taken.

Traffic collision. 900 block of Van Dyke Dr. 4:12 p.m. A delivery truck driver suffered a facial injury in attempting to stop her van from rolling backwards. It hit and cracked an exterior stairway wall of a home.

Pedestrian stop. Jasmine St. 9:29 p.m. Police used a Taser to apprehend Ralph Francis Bowers III, 47, of Huntington Beach, who fled after he was questioned by an officer and provided a false identity. Bowers also allegedly put up a fight with the officer. Bowers was arrested for four charges, including battery of a police officer.

Drunk driving. 2200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 11:18 p.m. After witnesses described an inbound vehicle nearly running off the road, a 40-year-old Irvine woman was arrested for DUI.

Friday, Aug. 18

Traffic stop. 1300 block of Coast Hwy. 12:38 a.m. A 47-year-old Corona del Mar man was cited for DUI.

Theft. 31600 block of Second Ave. 7:44 a.m. A woman helping a former resident move to Irvine made off with $1,200 worth of clothing.

Vehicle burglary. 600 block of Coast Hwy. 9:38 a.m. Prescription glasses and a laptop computer were taken from a locked vehicle.

Grand theft. Pacific Vista. 12:19 p.m. A ring valued at $25,000 was taken sometime in the last two weeks.

Theft. 300 block of Forest Ave. 12:42 p.m. Custom parking signs were taken overnight.

Traffic collision. N. Coast Hwy. A vehicle attempting to park hit two other parked vehicles.

Drunk driving. No. City Limits. 7:33 p.m. swerving vehicle. A 47-year-old San Pedro man was arrested for misdemeanor drug charges.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Traffic stop. Bluebird Canyon Drive. 1 a.m. A 34-year-old Oceanside resident was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 600 block of Glenneyre St. A Tustin resident, 41, was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. Moss St. 1:56 a.m. A 46-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. Laguna Ave. 3:50 a.m. A 21-year-old resident of Aliso Viejo was cited for DUI.

















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