Police Break-Up Joy Ride to Beach

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Police question the teen mother and passenger in a stolen car on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Photo by Jody Tiongco.
Police question the teen mother and passenger in a stolen car on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Photo by Jody Tiongco.

Laguna Beach police arrested a 16-year-old male from Huntington Park for suspicion of auto theft Tuesday, Oct. 25.

A 15-year-old girl and an infant child accompanied the driver in the car, Sgt. Tim Kleiser confirmed.

Police pulled  the car over near Beach and Broadway streets about 1:48 p.m., alerted by an automated license plate reader of a stolen car entering the city near El Toro Road and Laguna Canyon Road, Kleiser said.

The vehicle was reported stolen by the Los Angeles sheriff’s department the night before, he said.


Monday, Oct. 17

Pedestrian stop. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7:18 a.m. Local transient Christopher Kilzer, 34, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Trespassing. 31700 block of Seacliff Dr. 10:29 a.m. Another incident of pool jumping; police say they are investigating and declined to release any details.

Grand theft. 1200 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:07 a.m. A client’s $6,875 deposit on a charter yacht was diverted through an email account, which was compromised Aug. 30.

Theft. 200 block of Forest Ave. 12:55 p.m. A thief walked off with a sweater, scarf and pants valued at $500 from an unlocked car.

Fraud. 900 block of Capistrano Ave. 2:45 p.m. Someone charged $619 on a credit card without authorization.

Hate speech. 4:53 p.m. Main Beach. Someone wrote derogatory remarks on the sidewalk, which were removed by city workers.

Bar check. 200 block of Ocean Ave. Inspectors located nine bottles of various types of alcohol that did not meet Alcohol Beverage Control Board criteria.

Disturbance. 200 block of Cajon St. 9:13 p.m. Meghan Maire Robinson, 37, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of domestic abuse and felony child endangerment after allegedly injuring her boyfriend during an argument as he held their year-old infant.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Traffic stop. 21500 block of Wesley Dr. 2:49 a.m. Jorge Gomez, 39, of Garden Grove, was arrested for suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. Dominco Saioni, 40, of Costa Mesa, was also arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance.

Burglary. 31500 block of Jewel Ave. 5:20 p.m. A $1,000, 55-inch television was taken during a three-hour absence by residents.

Automated license plate reader. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10:54 p.m. Officers arrested Robert Garcia, 40, from San Bernardino, for suspicion of auto theft and possession of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and burglary tools. Other than auto theft, passenger Alisha Houghton, 30, of Bellflower, was arrested for similar charges. Police say the pair were in a car stolen in San Bernardino on Oct. 10.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Traffic collision. Cleo St. 10:31 a.m. Police are investigating a collision at an intersection between a car and a bicyclist where a 70-year-old man from Irvine suffered hip and arm pain. Witnesses said the cyclist did not yield at a stop sign.

Drunk driving. Coast Hwy. 9:38 p.m. A 35-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI.


Saturday, Oct. 22

Burglary. 31600 block of Jewel Ave. A resident suspects an ex-boyfriend in a break-in where a $1,500 computer was broken and hot sauce splashed.

Drunk driving. Broadway St. 9:41 a.m. A 19-year-old Aliso Viejo man was cited for DUI.

Grand theft. 300 block of Weymouth Place. 10:56 a.m. A shopper reported the theft of a purse from an unlocked car while she returned a shopping cart.

Burglary. 2500 block of Glenneyre St. 11:35 a.m. Someone swiped a gas firepit from an unoccupied home.

Petty theft. 31600 block of Coast Hwy. 11:43 a.m. A male customer who purchased two towels walked off without paying for a jacket displayed on an outdoor rack.

Disturbance. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:52 p.m. Jesse Ray Dews, 30, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested for suspicion of battery in the wake of a fight involving four people.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Traffic stop. Mountain Rd. 1:23 a.m. A 70-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI.

Burglary. 600 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane. 8 a.m. Purses, a laptop, wallets and car keys were taken overnight. No further details were available.

Drunk driving. 2900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 7:43 p.m. A 32-year-old Irvine woman was arrested for DUI after a witness reported her vehicle weaving and barely missing a utility pole.



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