Extra DUI Patrols Planned for the Weekend


Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

DUI saturation patrols will deploy on Saturday, Oct. 8, after 9 p.m. and until 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and or arrests.


Monday, Sept. 26

Grand theft. 700 block of Barracuda Way. 9:15 a.m. A briefcase and laptop valued at $2,500 was removed from a vehicle at home or possibly when parked at a Coast Highway restaurant.

Theft. 700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:15 a.m. After a wallet was stolen at a market, someone attempted to use the stolen credit cards.

Theft. 1100 block of Katella. 7 p.m. Coins and a laptop were taken from an unlocked car.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Battery. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 4:22 p.m. No arrests were made in a fight prompted by an argument where one man was knocked to the ground and hit in the face.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Patrol check. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:24 a.m. Alfonso Agustin More, 31, of Los Angeles, was cited and released on two warrants.

Traffic stop. Reef Pt. 3 a.m. A 21-year-old from Huntington Beach was arrested for DUI and driving with a high blood alcohol level.

Speed race. 2800 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:11 p.m. A woman was cited for driving on a suspended license.

Grand theft. 3200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 1:29 p.m. Two hearing aid cases, an art box, a plastic table and a wooden easel with a cumulative value of $10,000 was taken from a vehicle and studio.

Battery. S. Coast Hwy. 2:51 p.m. Police received a report about an attack by an intoxicated transient.

Fraud. 3100 block of Bern Dr. 2:53 p.m. Fraudulent checks of $111 and $68 were cashed in San Bernardino subsequent to the resident losing his driver’s license.

Grand theft. 2200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 3:23 p.m. Hand tools worth $3,000 were stolen from inside a tent on the property.

Fight. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 6:49 p.m. With a knife in hand, Carlos Robert Noriega, 59, allegedly charged Michael Eric Newman, 53, who allegedly knocked Noriega to the ground and struck him with a chair. Both homeless men were charged with battery and held for $25,000 bail.

Suspicious person. 600 block of Seaview St. 9:37 p.m. Police arrested a 61-year-old Laguna Beach transient for being drunk in public in the wake of a report about a confused, nude woman laying her clothes in the street.

Thursday, Sept. 29

Grand theft. 31800 block of Eighth Ave. 9 a.m. A laptop, clothing and other items worth $2,862 were taken from a locked vehicle in a driveway.

Fraud. 32000 block of Virginia Way. 10:24 a.m. A woman contends her ex-husband forged her signature on two loans.

Traffic collision. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy 2 p.m. A passenger complained of pain following a rear-end collision.

Fraud. 1400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3 p.m. A resident rebuffed a phone demand for $460 from someone claiming to represent the power company and threatening to cut off his electricity.

Trespassing. 1600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 4:35 p.m. A 61-year-old woman, arrested less than 24 hours before for being drunk in public, was arrested again for trespassing after she allegedly was seen trying guest room doors.

Traffic stop. Moss St. 11:33 p.m. A 45-year-old Mission Viejo man was cited for DUI.

Friday, Sept. 30

Traffic stop. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:24 a.m. A 29-year-old Laguna Hills man was cited for DUI.

Cliff rescue. 31100 block of Monterey St. 9:38 a.m. Firefighters briefly blocked northbound lanes on Coast Highway to assist a resident, who got himself into a precarious perch on a cliff while attempting to rescue a cat.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Traffic stop. 16-04014. Reef Pt. 1:41 a.m. A 30-year-old La Habra man was cited for possessing 1.84 grams of methamphetamine.

Traffic stop. Third St. 2:22 a.m. Anthony Philip Ianozzi Jr., 35, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held or $10,000 bail due to a second offense.

Animal control. West Street. 8 a.m. A rattlesnake lunged at a resident who discovered the reptile in a bedroom.

Traffic stop. 700 block of N. Coast Hwy. 2:38 p.m. A 35-year-old man from Los Angeles was cited for DUI.

Traffic collision. Thalia St. 4:36 a.m. After hitting a light pole and rolling his vehicle, Sergio Alvarez Rodriguez, 32, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for suspicion of possessing 15.67 grams of methamphetamine and a concealed firearm.

Grand theft. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 10:42 a.m. A bag containing insulin, credit cards and jewelry together valued at $7,212 was taken after a hotel guest left it in a courtyard.

Traffic collision. S. Coast Hwy. 1:41 p.m. A woman was taken to the hospital for injuries after her car hit several parked vehicles.

Fraud. 1400 block of Bounty Way. 8 p.m. A resident spotted a $1,200 fraudulent charge on a credit card bill.

Traffic stop. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:35 p.m. A 30-year-old Santa Ana man was cited for DUI.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Traffic stop. Solana Way. 1:54 a.m. A 26-year-old Dana Point man was cited for DUI.

Traffic collision. Coast Hwy and Nyes Place. 10 a.m. Maurice Eubanks III, 19, of Mississippi, was arrested for DUI and taken to the hospital for a head injury after he lost control of his vehicle and struck two parked vehicles.






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