Street Beat


Tuesday, May 31

Grand theft. 10:10 a.m. Glenneyre St. Thieves stole a blue and white ceramic elephant bolted in place and valued at $4,000.

Dumping. 3:24 p.m. Firefighters took custody of a half dozen plastic gallon containers full of a yellowish liquid, which will be sent to a lab for analysis.

Wednesday, June 1

Petty theft. 31500 block of Egan Road. Items were taken overnight from an unlocked car.

Traffic stop. 11:29 a.m. 100 block of Cleo St. Victor DelaSantos, 48, of Huntington Beach, was held on a no-bail warrant out of Sacramento after being pulled over for a registration violation.

Hit and run. 4:10 p.m. 600 block of Wendt Terrace. A 46-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Thursday, June 2

Traffic stop. 12:06 a.m. Third Avenue. A 20-year-old San Clemente man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Burglary. 8:29 a.m. 100 block of High Drive. A thief was able to steal a purse and its contents, valued at $2,000, from the entry of an occupied home as the door was unlocked.

Fraud. 10:28 a.m. 32000 block of Point Place. A $134 fraudulent charge was made on a credit card.

Petty theft. 12:49 p.m. PD. About $1,300 in charges at out of town stores were made to a credit card stolen when a purse disappeared from a Laguna classroom.

Grand theft. 3 p.m. 1400 block of S. Coast Hwy. Three people are suspected in the theft of $1,090 worth of jewelry; a woman in her 60s accompanied by a man with a silver-haired mane and a slender blonde, both in their 40s. 

Indecent exposure. 4:22 p.m. 150 Mountain Rd. A 37-year-old Mission Viejo man was arrested for suspicion of indecent exposure after several teenage girls reported him showing his genitals.

Traffic stop. 10:18 p.m. A 21-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Friday, June 3

Traffic stop. 12:43 a.m. Crown Valley Pkwy. A 30-year-old San Clemente woman was arrested for DUI.

Assault with a deadly weapon. 11:42 p.m. 300 block of Coast Hwy. A bar patron was taken to the hospital with a head injury after allegedly being slugged with a glass by another customer. Gilford Jay Seckler, 53, of Laguna Beach, was arrested in the alleged assault and held for $25,000 bail.

Saturday, June 4

Traffic stop. 12:13 a.m. 200 block of St. Ann’s Drive. A 25-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita woman was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail.

Traffic stop. 1:56 a.m. Calliope St. An 18-year-old from Aliso Viejo was arrested for suspicion of DUI and her three teen-age passengers cited for curfew.

Traffic stop. 2:34 a.m. Woodland Drive. A Whittier man was arrested for DUI.

Speed race. 3:19 a.m. 20500 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A 23-year-old Irvine man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Vandalism. 11:33 a.m. 300 block of Thalia St. Tires were slashed on a car.

Theft. 6:15 p.m. 3000 block of Mountain View Dr. A $407 check was taken from a mailbox.

Vehicle burglary. 7 p.m. Coast Hwy. A purse was stolen from a locked car.

Grand theft. 8:17 p.m. 1000 block of Balboa Ave. A $699 iPod was taken during Artwalk.

Traffic collision. 8:17 p.m. Mountain Rd. A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries after losing control of his bike and skidding across southbound lanes of Coast Hwy.

Sunday, June 5

Bees. 3:24 p.m. Main Beach. Bee Busters removed a softball sized hive described as “Africanized.”

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