Monday, Jan. 20



Vehicle burglary. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:59 p.m. A window was smashed and a purse hidden under the seat was stolen from inside a locked vehicle. The purse and its contents was valued at $100.

Disturbance. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:16 p.m. Police will investigate a conflict that escalated into an assault on a 47-year-old homeless man, who suffered kicks to the head that required medical aid.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Detective activity. 200 block of Raitt St., Santa Ana. 11:28 a.m. Nga Ly Nguyet Nguyen, 23, was arrested for suspicion of burglary for using stolen credit cards in a store. The arrest stems from the recovery of a rental car that contained evidence of identity theft. Bail was set at $20,000.

Vehicle burglary. Cliff Dr. 5:39 p.m. A purse and its contents valued at $600 disappeared.

Restraining order. 2000 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:35 p.m. A former boyfriend who called his ex-girlfriend eight times was arrested for violation of a restraining order.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Traffic stop. 700 block of LCR. 11:08 a.m. Thomas Steven Wilson, 52, of Mission Viejo was arrested for a DUI warrant. Bail was set at $10,000.

Theft. 300 block of Lookout Dr. 4:49 p.m. A purse was taken from an unlocked car while the owner went to the beach.

Traffic collision. Mountain Rd. 7:28 p.m. A 35-year-old Laguna Beach resident suffered a cut to his head and pain in a left knee and shoulder after being struck by a car as he walked with his dog in a crosswalk.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Theft. Monterey St. 4:55 p.m. A purse was recovered but missing $700 in cash, credit cards and personal documents.

Suspicious circs. S. Coast Hwy. 11:47 p.m. An observer reported seeing a man take a large propane tank from a construction site and put it in the back seat of a white sedan without plates, which went outbound on Broadway.

Friday, Jan. 24

Vehicle burglary. 500 block of Mystic Way. 4:14 a.m. A car owner out early walking a dog surprised a suspected burglar in the driveway. No one was found in the area.

Warrant arrest. 500 block of Forest Ave. 10:54 a.m. A 51-year-old Laguna Beach woman, who tried to retrieve her car from a tow yard, was arrested for a DUI warrant.

Petty theft. 1500 Via Capri. 12:53 p.m. Someone boosted a $500 skimboard from an unlocked vehicle overnight.

Vandalism. 500 block of Blumont St. 1:37 p.m. A car in the school district parking lot was dented by a runaway tire, apparently set loose by three juveniles.

Grand theft. S. Coast Hwy. 4:43 p.m. A purse and its contents valued at $1,075 was reported stolen. No further details were available.

Traffic stop. Reef Point. 10:21 p.m. A 25-year-old Newport Coast woman was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Foot patrol. 3200 block of Alta Laguna Blvd. 12 a.m. Four girls, ages 12 to 17, in the company of three boys, ages 19 and 18, all from Anaheim, were detained for curfew violations.

Traffic stop. West St. 2:55 a.m. A 23-year-old Hungtington Beach woman was cited for  DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Petty theft. 500 block of Blumont St. 10:11 a.m. A $500 laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked car.

Petty theft. 200 block of Forest Ave. 2 p.m. Christopher Paul Mack, 46, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for three felony charges, including burglary, after a store employee allegedly observed him exit a dressing room with fewer garments than when he entered. While being interviewed, Mack swallowed a small black object. He was taken to the hospital for observation. Bail was set at $20,000.

DUI. Table Rock. 4:43 p.m. Michael David Maga, 44, of Laguna Hills, was arrested for suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury following a traffic collision. Though damage was minor, one party involved complained of pain and was taken for treatment. Bail was set at $100,000.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Traffic stop. Third Ave. 1:45 a.m. A 29-year-old Hawthorne woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic collision. 2100 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 11:36 a.m. Five vehicles were involved in a collision, but occupants all escaped without injury.

Stalking. 2900 block of S. Coast Hwy. 5:25 p.m. An unknown suspect is unnerving a resident by cutting yard flowers, leaving them on her car for 14 days running and writing a message on the car.


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