High Winds Cause Damage


Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries.

A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m.

Elsewhere and earlier in the day, wind uprooted trees or broke limbs in the 1400 block of Regatta Road, on Beach Street, and on Glenneyre Street, damaging cars in each location.

A construction fence that blew over in the 2300 block of Crestview Drive created a hazard and an elderly resident in the 31100 block of Ceonothus Drive feared a bowing window might blow out due to a broken seal, log reports show.

Monday, Dec. 21

Fraud. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 11:12 a.m. A man who lost his wallet containing a $6,000 check was notified by a bank that someone attempted to deposit the check.

Grand theft. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. 8:42 p.m. Visitors say a backpack with $1,200 in valuables was taken from a compartment on a motorcycle.

Stolen vehicle. Nyes Place. 11:35 p.m. Police arrested Jake Daniel Querry, 27, of Laguna Niguel, for suspicion of felony vehicle theft and possession of a narcotic after they were tipped off about the presence of a car stolen two days earlier in Santa Ana. Passenger Jena Lynne Kreuiter, 26, of Hungtington Beach, was arrested for alleged misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Police recovered 1.2 grams of heroin, credit card blanks, a credit card embosser and a replica handgun in the vehicle. A resort manager told police the pair tried to check in earlier in the night, but their transaction appeared suspicious and was declined.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Occupied vehicle. 100 block of Anita St. 12:46 a.m. A 49-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was cited for DUI.

Fraud. 1700 block of Temple Hills Dr. 10:30 a.m. An unknown subject used a resident’s credit card in Las Vegas to make $10,000 in two separate charges.

Grand theft. 200 block of Forest Ave. 3:22 p.m. A store employee asked shoplifters to return merchandise when an alarm sounded.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Traffic collision. 21000 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 2:33 a.m. Police suspect speed may have been a factor in a Big Bend collision involving a utility pole, a parked car and a dumpster that tipped over and damaged two other parked cars. The occupants suffered minor injuries.

Fraud report. 1300 block of Bluebird Canyon Dr. 3:23 p.m. A resident who was working overseas discovered billing statement for an unauthorized Verizon account.

Reckless driving. North City Limits. 3:57 p.m. Jeffrey Ryan Poeppel, 34, of Corona del Mar, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense. Police have yet to determine the origin of damage to the right bumper of his vehicle.

DUI 8:39 p.m. Laguna Canyon Rd. Acting on reports about a vehicle swerving across the median, police arrested a 46-year-old Lake Forest resident for DUI.

Traffic stop. La Brea St. 10:45 p.m. Ulysses Vazquez, 29, of Santa Ana, was arrested for two outstanding warrants.

Thursday, Dec. 24

Vandalism. 700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7 a.m. A front window is broken, but no one gained entry.

Vandalism. 200 block of Monterey Dr. 9:55 a.m. Someone slashed the tires of a vehicle.

Friday, Dec. 25

Pedestrian stop. 1800 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:30 a.m. Sean Patrick Costello, 28, of Monarch Beach, was arrested for DUI and license violation warrants.

Stolen vehicle. S. Coast Hwy. 10:38 a.m. A motorist evaded arrest after a brief 100 mph chase by abandoning a stolen Audi in a shopping center and fleeing on foot into a nearby gated community. Passenger Savannah Wilson, 23, of San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for resisting arrest.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Burglary. 1800 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 8:49 a.m. A car owner believes someone took personal items.

Fraud. PD. 10:22 a.m. Someone opened an account online in a resident’s name.

Property. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:54 p.m. Someone walking in the downtown reported losing a bracelet valued at $30,000.

Bar check. 200 block of Ocean Ave. 10:16 p.m. Three Laguna Niguel 20-year-olds were issued citations for trying to enter a bar with fake IDs.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Disorderly person. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:22 a.m. Due to injuries to both people, police arrested Stephen Kon Segunacia, 25, and Morgan Paige Jensen, 24, both of Corona, for felony domestic violence.

Petty theft. 20500 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:26 p.m. Someone stole $200 worth of tools from a storage unit.




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