Fire Forces Residents From Home


Twenty-eight firefighters contained a house fire in the 900 block of Noria Street in Arch Beach Heights within 25 minutes on Monday, June 22.

The occupants of the two-story residence were not home when the firefighters from the Laguna Beach Fire department and Orange County Fire Authority arrived shortly after 5 p.m. The blaze caused an estimated loss of $500,000 in contents and damage and is still under investigation, Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said in a statement.

There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The American Red Cross is providing temporary housing to the homeowners.

Monday, June 9

Petty theft. 31800 block of Eighth Ave. 7:17 p.m. A resident suspects housekeepers in the theft of $800.

Tuesday, June 10

Pedestrian stop. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12 a.m. Jason Allen Heimer, 44, stopped for bike riding without a headlamp and reflector, was arrested for outstanding warrants and suspicion of possessing 2.8 grams of meth. Companion Kathyrn Felsenthal, 24, was also held on drug charges.

Sexual perversion. 20600 Laguna Canyon Rd. 7:42 a.m. A woman who reported being groped by an ASL resident prompted two more women to come forward with similar accusations about the same suspect.

Indecent exposure. 100 block of Laguna Ave. 4:28 p.m. In the wake of a report about a man who exposed his penis, police arrested Mario Albino Alcala, 43, of San Juan Capistrano, arrested for warrants as well as providing police false information.

Drunk driving. N. Coast Hwy. 10:07 p.m. Enrique Valdez, 22, of Tustin, was stopped for for suspicion of DUI until police also found .7 grams of cocaine in his pockets. Bail was set at $20,000.

Wednesday, June 11

Traffic stop. 900 block of Glennyere St. 4:39 p.m. Kamau Daniel Akil, 41, of Van Nuys, was arrested for several vehicle code violation warrants. Bail was set at $10,000.

Thursday, June 12

Pedestrian stop. Broadway. 7:50 a.m. Police observed Lina Mishelle Kreymer, 41, who is homeless, trying to sell pot. She was arrested for suspicion of sales and possession of 28.5 grams of marijuana. Bail was set at $25,000.

Friday, June 13

Disorderly person. 1500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:20 a.m. Thomas Hartfield, 45, of Simi Valley, was arrested for an outstanding domestic violence warrant. Bail was set at $50,000.

Occupied vehicle. 1800 block of Glenneyre st. 2:08 a.m. A 23-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 4:06 a.m. A 24-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic collision. 1900 Rim Rock Rock. 9 a.m. A vehicle was reported to be half over the edge of a cliff.

Patrol check. 300 block of Broadway St. 9:42 a.m. Robin Lee White, 31, who is homeless, was arrested for outstanding Antelope Valley drug warrants. Bail was set at $35,000.

Saturday, June 14

Medical. 600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 12:49 p.m. A 17-year-old Laguna Beach boy suffered a head injury and a seizure in a skateboard accident after attempting to jump a fence near Riddle Field. He was transported to Mission Viejo’s trauma center.

Drunk driving. Brooks St. 9:16 p.m. A 36-year-old man from Ireland was arrested for suspicion of DUI after another motorist observed him stumbling to his car and hitting a barrier in a parking garage.

Sunday, June 15

DUI. Laguna Canyon Road. 1:29 a.m. In response to a report of a motorist swerving and driving on the shoulder, a 21-year-old San Clemente woman was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Eco enforcement. Cliff Dr. 6:28 a.m. A citizen’s report of suspected poachers in a marine protected area led police to two fishermen, who were in possession of mussels. They were cited.


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