Schooling Civilians for Emergencies


The police department is offering free training for people who live or work in Laguna Beach and are interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team, volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster.

Training will begin on Wednesday, March 19 and concludes with an exercise drill. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. followed by a Saturday, May 3, exercise from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Applications are due March 14. To register, fill out an online registration form at and email it to Jordan Villwock, emergency management coordinator, [email protected] or call 949 497-0701.

Monday, Jan. 6

Petty theft. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 6:14 p.m. Medication valued at $200 was taken from a hotel room.

Petty theft. 600 block of Park Ave. 8:18 p.m. A phone was stolen near the tennis courts at the high school.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Burglary. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 9:08 a.m. Unknown suspects broke into a business overnight and stole a small safe, which contained about $3,000 in cash. Scratch marks were visible where the safe was dragged out the door.

Burglary. 32100 block of Coast Hwy. 9:27 a.m. A medical device known as a shock wave machine valued at $55,000 was stolen from a home while the occupant was out of town.

Vandalism. 100 block of Crescent Bay Dr. 11:49 a.m. A neighbor cut a backyard tree without the permission of the homeowner.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Traffic stop. West St. A 22-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Property.  800 block of Bluebird Canyon Dr. 4:38 p.m. A resident discovered a small electric plane with a Gopro camera that had landed in his backyard.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Pedestrian stop. 700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 10:13 a.m. A 65-year-old Laguna Beach resident was arrested for three outstanding warrants.

Fraud report. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 11:10 a.m. The victim noticed two unauthorized purchases on Oct. 17 of $52.50 and $217.23, respectively, made through websites on his bank card.

Stolen vehicle. Stonington Rd. 1:27 p.m. A boat trailer stored here since 2006 went missing and was possibly repossessed.

Vehicle burglary. 1300 block of Circle Way. 3:33 p.m. A car window was smashed and purses taken.

Traffic collision. 300 block of Broadway. 10:33 p.m. After receiving a report about an inbound vehicle that spun out and knocked over a pedestrian sign, a 26-year-old Brea man was arrested for DUI. Bail was set at $10,000.

Friday, Jan 10

Stolen vehicle. 400 block of Jasmine St. 10:27 a.m. A 2004 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen the previous night.

H&S activity. 600 block of Park ave. 11:14 a.m. The 15-year-old female student was released to her mother and received a citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Patrol check. 1100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:35 p.m. Some girls suffered scratches as a result of a fight among a dozen 15-year-old combatants, who decided to fight each other over some name calling. Others showed up to watch the fight in the underground parking structure.

Drunk. S. Coast Hwy at Thalia St. 4:07 p.m. As a result of a report about a sedan swerving badly and the driver falling asleep at the wheel, police arrested a 23-year-old Costa Mesa man for suspicion of heroin possession. A search turned up 2.98 grams of heroin and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Traffic stop. 200 block of Anita St. 1:11 a.m. A 28-year-old Walnut Creek resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. West St. A 35-year-old Riverside resident was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Warrant service. 14-00115. 200 block of Moss St. 9:43 p.m. Brian Gardiner Harvey, 45, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for identity theft and larceny warrants and was held for $50,000 bail.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Verbal threats. 200 block of Broadway St. 9:19 a.m. A man was who verbally abusive to employees was warned against returning.

Checking in on construction progress on the Main Beach lifeguard headquarters
Checking in on construction progress on the Main Beach lifeguard headquarters


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