How can lack of a parking space land you behind bars?
In Laguna Beach, it occurs when you pull into a spot marked in red reserved for the police watch commander. That’s what happened to Barbara Louise Kanode, 47, of Newport Beach, who on Wednesday, May 9, took an available spot near City Hall while she went to look for a newspaper, said Lt. Jason Kravetz.
She returned while police were examining her vehicle, which was reported stolen from Huntington Beach the night before, Kravetz said. She allegedly told police she took the vehicle from her mother. Nevertheless, she was arrested for suspicion of auto theft. Bail was set at $20,000.
Monday, May 7
Grand theft. 7:18 a.m. 700 block of Gull Circle. Someone entered a fenced job site and stole $1,000 worth of copper wire.
Fraud. 1500 block of La Costa Ct. A resident reported that $1,344 in charges were made to her debit card at a golf shop in Palm Desert.
Traffic stop. 6:59 p.m. Forest Ave. Justin Edward Osumi, 22, of Placentia, was arrested for suspicion of DUI. His bail was set at $10,000 due to a prior offense. A 25-year-old passenger was also arrested for a petty theft warrant.
Traffic stop. 2:09 a.m. Vista del Sol. A 45-year-old San Juan Capistrano resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Tuesday, May 8
Suspicious person. 9:23 a.m. Rockledge Rd. Carl E. Dixon, 18, of Lancaster, was arrested for suspicion of burglary, grabbed on a patio as he was staring intently over the ledge at a naked woman sunning on the beach below. Dixon allegedly had in his possession a vehicle registration stolen from a neighboring home and a stolen stand-up paddleboard taken from elsewhere. Bail was set at $50,000.
Theft. 11 a.m. 1400 block of S. Coast Hwy. Three dresses valued at $567 were taken while the landlord changed windows.
Grand theft. 3:22 p.m. 800 block of Acapulco St. A resident who owns a bed and breakfast alleges someone took $4,795 in property.
Wednesday, May 9
Grand theft. 8:54 p.m. 400 blk Arroyo Chico. A resident said someone stole a $1,200 teak bench from under a backyard tree.
Burglary. 12:26 p.m. Vista del Sol. A husband estranged from his wife accused her of stealing the kitchen sink as well as a stove, bathroom vanity and golf cart. Police say the matter will be handled in civil court.
Theft. 4:25 p.m. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. A 25-year-old Indio man, an employee of a restaurant, is alleged to have stolen $220 in tips.
Thursday, May 10
Traffic collision. 6:23 p.m. N. Coast Hwy. David Joseph Miller, 47, of Rancho Mirage, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and hit and run after he was seen walking away from vehicle parked on Cliff Drive following at three car pile-up. Police believe Miller ran a red light at Aster Street and broadsided two vehicles southbound on Coast Highway. All three vehicles sustained damage.
Traffic stop. 9:28 p.m. Bluebird Canyon Dr. A 33-year-old Costa Mesa woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500.
Traffic stop. 9:32 p.m. S. Coast Hwy. A 57-year-old Lake Forest woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Saturday, May 12
Traffic stop. 12:45 a.m. Mermaid St. A 36-year-old Lake Forest man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Vehicle burglary. 1:26 a.m. 2200 block of Glenneyre St. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle. .
Vehicle burglary. 6:59 a.m. 600 block of Cliff Dr. An unknown suspect got into the gated parking area and went through several two cars.
Traffic stop. 7:29 a.m. 200 block of Nyes Pl. Lorena Hernandez, 31, of Santa Ana, stopped for expired registration, was arrested for suspicion of possession of heroin and a syringe. She was held for $20,000 bail.
Theft. 10:37 a.m. 1000 Skyline Dr. About $1,000 in valuables was taken from an unlocked vehicle.
Vandalism. 10:30 a.m. 200 block of Forest Ave. Three businesses roofs were tagged “Wing, Slyde and Ding.” Police do not believe the graffiti is gang related.
Theft. 11 a.m. 2100 block of Glenneyre St. Rolls of quarters were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
Attempted sexual assault. 8:12 p.m. 400 block of Glenneyre St. A boss who had been drinking allegedly touched an employee inappropriately. After he repeated the behavior, she took a cab home.
Sunday, May 13
Traffic collision. 2500 block of Temple Hills Dr. A male driver struck a concrete wall and flipped his vehicle, suffering minor injuries.
Money found in an envelope in a public restroom on April 24 near the downtown Bank of America has been turned into police, who are trying to determine its rightful owner. The finder, a Florida resident, turned in the property after returning home. Questions? Ask Cathy Berg, at the Laguna police department, (949) 497-0396.