Four People Cited for Buying Alcohol for Minors


By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy

Laguna Beach police cited four adults this past Saturday, March 15, for agreeing to purchase alcohol for a decoy, who told them they were under the age of 21, police said.

Two decoys made similar requests of about 72 people in nine locations between 11 a.m.  and 4 p.m., Sgt. Louise Callus said.

Police aided investigators with the state Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. No business or bar employees were cited, she said.


Monday, March 10

Fraud. 9:55 a.m. 31400 block of Coast Hwy. An 88-year-old woman noticed unauthorized airline tickets charged to her credit card.

Medical. 10:27 a.m. Laguna Canyon Road. A man who unfurled a sleeping bag in a parking lot suffered abrasions to his left ankle when it was run over by car.

Petty theft. 2:31 p.m. 2800 Chateau Way. A missing backyard chair was located in the yard of a nearby neighbor and returned to its rightful owner. A teen was to be admonished to stay out of the neighbor’s yard.

Traffic collision. Thalia St. 6 p.m. A 14-year-old boy suffered a laceration to his left elbow after being hit by a vehicle in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Thalia and Glenneyre streets. The 68-year-old Laguna motorist said she didn’t see the pedestrian prior to the collision and that her vision was obscured by the sun’s position. The boy was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and his parents notified. No alcohol was involved, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

Tuesday, March 11

Drunk driving.  2900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:51 p.m. Keirston Hogg-Keely, 30 of Montana, was cited for suspicion of DUI after a motorist reported a weaving vehicle. Bail was set at $10,000 due to a previous DUI.

Thursday, March 13

Traffic collision. Brooks Street. 10:15 a.m. A motorist who failed to see traffic stopped for people on foot rear-ended one vehicle, which caused a secondary collision with a third vehicle.

Vandalism. 30700 block of Marilyn Dr. 11:06 a.m. A window was smashed in a vehicle.

Fraud. 100 block of Cozumel Dr. 12:11 p.m. An unintended person made off with an $800 money order intended for a recipient in Texas.

DUI. Summit Dr. 6:04 p.m. A 77-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail following a report of an erratic driver.

Pedestrian stop. Ruby St. 10:57 p.m. Police, who stopped Brandon Colin Heath, 20, of Laguna Beach, for not having a light on his bike, arrested him for suspicion of possessing 9.4 grams of meth and for other drug related charges. Bail was set at $20,000.

Friday, March 14

Traffic stop. Sleepy Hollow Lane. 1:43 a.m. A 22-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Vehicle burglary. 200 block of Myrtle St. 8:16 a.m. The passenger window of a vehicle was smashed overnight.

Vehicle burglary. Jasmine St. 8:35 a.m. About $25 in change was stolen from a vehicle that may have been unlocked.

Vandailism. 2900 block of Mountain Veiw Dr. 9:07 a.m. Someone slashed a tire and sprayed paint on the trunk of a vehicle.

Petty theft. 200 block of Emerald Bay. 9:11 a.m. A resident reported the disappearance of six Disneyland passes; she suspects handymen.

Indecent exposure. S. Coast Hwy. 2:28 p.m. A man was reported partially exposing himself at Main beach.

Pedestrian stop. 1400 block of S. Coast hwy. 2:29 p.m. Gionet Dominik Edourddavide, 24, of Lake forest, was arrested for suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he allegedly was observed passing a marijuana-burning bong to a 17-year-old Laguna Beach boy. Bail was set at $25,000.

Trespassing. 600 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane. 10:40 p.m. A 55-year-old Monarch Beach man was cited for defrauding an innkeeper for not paying two restaurant tabs.

Drunk driving. Laguna Canyon Rd. 11:55 p.m. A 66-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail following reports of erratic driving.

Saturday, March 15

Disorderly person.. 200 block of Forest Ave. 4:37 p.m. Brian Robert Schaar, 28, a Laguna Beach homeless man, was held without bail by probation officials.

Ecological enforcement. Circle Way. 5:20 p.m. Males on Bird Rock were reported throwing rocks at sea lions. The culprits headed north to Emerald Bay by kayak and SUP.

Sunday, March 16

Traffic stop. Mountain Rd. 12:04 a.m. A 44-year-old Corona man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic collision. Coast Hwy. 12:10 a.m. A 52-year-old Mission Viejo man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 after colliding with a utility pole.

Traffic stop. 2000 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:23 a.m. A 27-year-old Perris man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Ruby St. 12:42 a.m. A 31-year-old woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Thalia St. 2:11 a.m. A 44-year-old Chino resident was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Petty theft. 200 block of Broadway St. 10 a.m. David Patrice Thomas, 40, was arrested for suspicion of burglary after leaving the store with a four-pack after a clerk confiscated his intended purchase when he refused to provide identification. Bail was set at $20,000.

Traffic collision. S. Coast Hwy. 11:54 a.m. A motorcyclist sustained a knee abrasion after falling when a car cut him off.

Burglary. 1400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:10 p.m. Earrings and a necklace valued at $1,200 were taken from a bathroom.

Traffic stop. Legion St. 7:37 p.m. A 77-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

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