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DUI Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Of 1,647 vehicles that passed through a north Laguna Beach police checkpoint over five hours last Friday, five DUI suspects were arrested and taken off the road and another four motorists arrested for driving unlicensed, police said in a statement.

Another 27 motorists were issued other types of citations and one person arrested on another criminal charges, according to police.

The checkpoint was located in the 1500 block of North Coast Highway.

 

Monday, Dec. 16

Vandalism. 200 blk of San Tropez. 10:37 and 11:42 a.m. One car was severely scratched and four tires slashed on another vehicle, losses of $6,000 and $2,000 respectively. Detectives will pursue a possible suspect.

Petty theft. S Coast Hwy. 2 p.m. Main Beach. A black Ovation guitar valued at $600 was taken overnight from a person who slept with it on the beach.

Traffic stop. Wesley Drive. 4:53 p.m. A 73-year-old man was arrested for warrants and held for $15,000 bail.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Property. 300 block of Park Ave. 8 a.m. Drugs were discovered in a parking lot.

Verbal threats. 2100 block of Park Ave. 1:46 a.m. The mother of a Thurston student reported receiving text threats from another parent.

Vehicle burglary. 20200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:55 p.m. A bag of clothes and a purse were taken after a window was broken.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Fraud. 31700 block of Coast Hwy. 12:56 p.m. Reports were unavailable about a credit card theft and $100 in fraudulent charges.

Stolen vehicle. Sandpiper Lane. 6:47 p.m. A former employee failed to return a 2009 Nissan Altima and a 2003 Bourget custom motorcycle.

Traffic collision. 200 block of Arch St. 8:20 p.m. A motorist lost control of her vehicle and drove into a garden, hitting a mailbox and fence.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Traffic stop. Upland Rd. A 24-year-old Garden Grove woman was cited for a suspended license and held for $10,000 bail.

Friday, Dec. 20

Traffic stop. Brooks St. 12:51 a.m. A 24-year-old visitor from France was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Suspicious vehicle. 400 block of Coast Hwy. 2 a.m. After another motorist reported a vehicle being driven with a flat tire and sparks flying, a 24-year-old from New Jersey was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Fraud report. 31500 block of Holly Dr. 1:47 p.m. A local resident received a collection notice for $354 on a Vonage account that she had not opened.

Fraud report. 31300 block of Holly Dr. A resident received a Victoria Secret package that she did not order and learned her credit had been used to purchase $600 worth of goods.

Drunk driving. 5:41 p.m. Laguna Canyon. In response to a report about a swerving vehicle, Emmanuel William Hernandezcruz, 28, was arrested for suspicion of DUI as well as a DUI warrant. Bail was $10,000 due to a second offense.

Traffic collision. 20600 Laguna Canyon Rd. 6:15 p.m. A motorist whose vehicle was experiencing mechanical problems panicked and hit the accelerator, causing a rear-end collision with three vehicles involved. The injured driver was transported for complaint of pain.

DUI. City limits north. 6:55 p.m. A 27-year-old La Habra woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 after she was observed swerving and speeding.

DUI. N. Coast hwy. 9:32 p.m. A 58-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Irvine Cove. 10:35 p.m. A 35-year-old Santa Ana man was cited for a vehicle code violation and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1400 block of N. Coast hwy. 10:45 p.m. A 58-year-old San Clemente woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1400 block of N. Coast hwy. 11:39 p.m. A 57-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Traffic stop. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. A 37-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Pedestrian stop. Cress St. 1:12 a.m. A 48-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for a warrant and held for $1,500 bail.

Traffic stop. Montage. 1:30 a.m. A 30-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 1:41 a.m. Jesse Christian Gallegos, 31, of Aliso Viejo was cited for DUI with one prior. Bail was set at $10,000.

Traffic stop. Broadway St. 2:38 a.m. Scott McNelley, 30, of Aliso Viejo, was cited for DUI, his second offense in 10 years. Bail was set at $10,000.

Traffic stop. Wesley. 3 a.m. A 21-year-old Costa Mesa man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Disturbance. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 5:56 p.m. Sperling Jay Griesedieck, 30, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Bail was $7,500.

Verbal threats. 700 block of Bolsana Dr. 10:46 p.m. A resident reported receiving four threatening calls from a man owed money. No further details were available.

Sunday, Dec. 22

Traffic stop. Glenneyre St. 12:44 a.m. A 47-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Broadway St. 1:53 a.m. A man, 24, of Coto de Caza was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Third Ave. 2:53 a.m. A 51-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

DUI. 2500 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 10:56 p.m.  A 28-year-old Santa Ana man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

 

 

 

 

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