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 Monday, June 20

Fraud. 10 a.m. 32000 block of Virginia Way. A loss of $1,476 was made in unauthorized ATM withdrawals.

Grand theft. 3 p.m. 1400 block of Coast Hwy. A $1,275 loss of a handbag and its contents from a birthday party at a restaurant.

Fraud. 6:44 p.m. 100 block of High Drive. A loss of $795 in unauthorized credit card purchases. An ex-girlfriend is suspected.

Tuesday, June 21

Vehicle burglary. 10:37 a.m. 1300 block of Coronado Way. Thieves stole $100 from a vehicle overnight.

Battery. 12:33 p.m. 200 block of Cliff Dr. An assault investigation is underway following a citizen’s report of sustaining an eye injury after being struck in the face by a neighbor.

Stolen vehicle. 2 p.m. A car stolen from a local Mobile station was recovered in San Francisco.

Vehicle burglary. 20400 block of Laguna Canyon. A $2,200 loss of property from a locked vehicle.

Traffic stop. 7:51 p.m. 100 block of Woodland Dr. A 34-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for warrants over cocaine possession and driving on a suspended license.

Wednesday, June 22

Illegal lodgers. 4:10 a.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Four people were cited for illegal lodging.

Traffic stop. 8:17 a.m. 200 block of Ruby St. A 44-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested and held on a no-bail warrant for meth sales.

Vandalism. 10 a.m. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. Someone tried to steal emblems from three vehicles.

Fraud. 1:29 p.m. 200 block of Stonington Dr. More than $1,000 in unauthorized transactions and purchases was made on an apparently cloned ATM card.

Thursday, June 23

Threats. 4 p.m. 600 block of Coast Hwy. Recipients contend they are victims of cyber stalking and an online smear campaign.

Friday, June 24

Traffic stop. 1 a.m. 200 block of Laguna Ave. A 24-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested for DUI and an outstanding warrant.

Traffic stop. 2:16 a.m. Montage Dr. A 20-year-old from Dana Point was arrested for DUI an held for $2,500 bail.

Domestic violence. 2:24 a.m. 400 block of Mermaid St. Two men who live together suffered minor injuries in an argument but declined medical aid. Both were arrested for domestic violence and held for $50,000 bail.

Fraud. 10 a.m. 100 block of San Tropez Ct. A debt collector wanted $475 for satellite TV service hooked up in Florida. 

Hit and run. 2:11 p.m. Thalia St. A city trolley hit a parked car and left the scene; apparently the driver was unaware of the collision.

Bonfire. 2:46 p.m. Totuava Beach. Two people were cited for lighting a fire.

Stolen vehicle. 3 p.m. A Jeep stolen from Frank’s Motor Cars was located in Los Angeles.

Threats. 7 p.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Gary Wayne Horton, 65, was arrested for suspicion of making terrorist threats against a worker because he disliked the pasta being served. Bail was set at $50,000.

Traffic stop. 11:30 p.m. Broadway St. A 48-year-old Ladera Ranch woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Saturday, June 25

Traffic collision. 12:44 a.m. Coast Hwy. A 24-year-old Laguna Niguel resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 20600 block Laguna Canyon Rd. A 23-year-old Anaheim man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Pedestrian stop. 11:38 a.m. Main Beach. A 54-year-old Costa Mesa man was arrested for three outstanding warrants.

Disturbance. 11 p.m. 31000 of Aliso Circle. Police broke up a party involving a large group of juveniles at the home of a juvenile female whose parents were out of town.

Sunday, June 26

Occupied vehicle. 2:26 a.m. Brooks St. A 40-year-old Costa Mesa woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Vandalism. 2:43 p.m. 2000 block of Coast Hwy. The tires of a car were punctured while parked in a garage.

Vehicle burglary. 2:26 p.m. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. A purse and its contents cumulatively valued at $320 were taken from a car in an underground lot.

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    • It’s a fairness issue because too many of those arrested are not prosecuted. We do not have the staff to folo up on these arrests, as you can see from the volume. So the consequence is if these names are published they live forever on the Internet and reputations are unfairly tarnished. Other than domestic violence incidents, names of folks who are arrested and suspected of felony offenses are still published.


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