Thieves Raid Post Office Boxes


About 15 post office boxes in the downtown branch were pried open or attempted to be pried open sometime during the past weekend, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

Possible losses are unclear as “there is no way to know what may have been in the boxes,” she said

A tractor-trailer rig collided and plowed a parked pickup 50 feet along Coast Highway into a utility pole on Saturday, Feb. 1, crushing the truck and damaging the pole.

No one was injured in the 3:31 a.m. wreck near Moss Point, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

A tractor-trailer rig collided and plowed a parked pickup. Photo by:Leah Overton
A tractor-trailer rig collided and plowed a parked pickup. Photo by:Leah Overt









Monday, Jan. 27

Vehicle burglary. Cliff Dr. 7:45 p.m. A purse was on the front floorboard was taken from a locked car.

Stolen vehicle. Diamond St. 8:41 p.m. Ronald Gary Garrett, 57, of Weed, Calif., was arrested for suspicion of stealing a car from a Burbank airport car rental agency. Bail was set at $20,000.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Fraud. 400 block of Cypress Dr. 4:39 p.m. The victim found three unauthorized transactions on her bank statement, each totaling less than $100.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Vandalism. 21500 Wesley Dr. 10:28 a.m. Nothing appears stolen, though the driver’s  side window was smashed.

Petty theft. 300 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:10 p.m. A customer’s bike was stolen.

Friday, Jan. 31

Traffic stop. Pearl St. 12:22 a.m. A 26-year-old Florida man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Detective activity. 1700 block W. Niobe Ave. Police seized mushrooms and 12 pounds of marijuana as a result of a search warrant served at the home of James Modiano, 27, of Anaheim, who was arrested for suspicion of selling a controlled substance, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

Suspicious person. Third Ave. 10:17 a.m. As a result of an observant restaurant employee who spotted a woman suspected of bike theft a day earlier, a 27-year-old homeless woman was arrested with the missing bike as well as for outstanding warrants and providing false information to police.

Fire. 800 Bluebird Canyon Dr. 2:52 p.m. Firefighters were called to a small dryer fire.

Grand theft. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 4 p.m. Artist Christina Lewis’ work “Elevate,” valued at $60,000, was discovered stolen two days after it was left unsecured in an underground parking garage.

Scam. Fifth Avenue. 4:36 p.m. A resident reported being approached by two people trying to sell speakers for $500 that they claim are worth $2,000.

Traffic stop. Legion St. 10:45 p.m. A 47-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. West St. 11:55 p.m. A 36-year-old Cerritos man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Speed race. Cleo St. 1:34 a.m. A 27-year-old Brentwood woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Vehicle burglary. 1500 block of N. Coast Hwy. 12:11 p.m. A vehicle was broken into sometime last night and valuables worth $5420 stolen.

Drunk driving. 20200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 11:27 p.m.A 49-year-old Huntington Beach man was cited for DUI.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Occupied vehicle. 21600 Treetop Lane. 12:06 a.m. During a routine check of a car, police arrested Jane Tungka, 27, of Riverside, for two outstanding warrants.

Vandalism. 300 block of Y Place. 3:15 p.m. A window was damaged by a possible airgun last night after 6:30 p.m.

Traffic stop. 2400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 10:20 p.m. A 20-year-old San Clemente man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Monday, Feb. 3

Traffic collision. 10th Ave. 1:54 a.m. A suspected drunk driver from Temecula suffered moderate injuries after colliding into two parked pickups. The impact pushed one truck up the hillside to the point it nearly toppled over.



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