Street Beat


Monday, July 18

Traffic stop. 12:21 a.m. 800 block of Glenneyre St. Three teens were cited for curfew violations and their parents called to pick them up after a 16-year-old driver blew past a stop sign. A 15-year-old, whose backpack held two bottles of wine and a baggie of pot, was also cited for possession of both.

Traffic stop. 1:56 p.m. Legion St. A Tennessee woman, 22, was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Tuesday, July 19

Traffic stop. 1:11 a.m. St. Ann’s Drive. A 22-year-old Newport Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Fraud. 2:22 p.m. 3000 block of Bern Dr. The victim noticed a $2,000 unauthorized check drawn on a business account.

Traffic stop. 9 p.m. Broadway St. Magid Nikbakhtsan, 43, of Lake Forest, was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

Wednesday, July 20

Traffic collision. 7:39 a.m. Brooks Street. A 65-year-old bicyclist from Garden Grove suffered minor injuries after colliding with a side mirror of a vehicle that had stopped at a pedestrian crossing.

Traffic stop. 8 a.m. 100 block of Cleo St. Armando De Los Santos-Cienfuego, 30, of Santa Ana, was charged with allegedly impersonating someone else. He was initially stopped for vehicle code violations, but police found a pay stub in his name with false Social Security number. Bail was set at $20,000.

Thursday, July 21

Traffic collision. 4 p.m. Cleo St. A 22-year-old Costa Mesa woman suffered minor abrasions and complained of pain after being hit while crossing Glenneyre Street by a vehicle.

 Traffic collision. 6:46 p.m. 20300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Details are incomplete but two citizens reported erratic driving by two vehicles that apparently hit each other.

Traffic stop. 8:10 p.m. Myrtle. Martin Rojas, 30, of Garden Grove, was arrested for alleged false impersonation by using someone else’s driver’s license.

Friday, July 22

Traffic stop. 12:29 a.m. Third Avenue. A 31-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 1 a.m. Glenneyre St. A 55-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2 a.m. Oak St. A 23-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Theft. 7:15 a.m. 800 block of Quivera St. A wallet, credit cards and GPS unit were taken from an unlocked car.

Theft. 12:55 p.m. 800 block of Acapulco St. A knife and sunglasses were taken from an unlocked car.

Traffic stop. 6 p.m. Diver’s Cove. Three people in a car were arrested for separate charges after a citizen reported his suspicion that the passengers were involved in drug activity. Harlan Otero, 46, of Riverside, was arrested for two outstanding San Bernardino County traffic warrants totaling $100,000; passenger Eric Torres, 28, of San Antonio, was cited and released for a $50,000 outstanding battery warrant and a new open-container citation; and the 17-year-old driver, also of Riverside, was cited for suspicion of DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 11:21 p.m. A 72-year-old Dana Point man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Saturday, July 23

Occupied vehicle. 2:24 a.m. A 23-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Details of the arrest were incomplete.

Traffic stop. 2:42 a.m. 200 block of Agate St. A 22-year-old Lake Forest man was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 4:02 a.m. Brooks St. A 41-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Theft. 11:42 a.m. 900 block of Santa Ana St. Losses from a vehicle totaling $200, including theft of an iPod.

Burglary. 2:28 a.m. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. Someone shattered a window in an apparently unsuccessful attempt to gain entry to an office building.

Theft. 4 p.m. 32100 block of Virginia Way. A $500 phone was stolen from a resident who was showering off at Thousand Steps Beach. The victim unsuccessfully tried to chase the suspect, described by two teen witnesses. The suspect apparently is a quicker stair climber.

Suspicious. 11:39 p.m. San Tropez Ct. A resident reported seeing two men with possibly a crow bar trying to get into a vehicle, which was damaged with fresh scratches.

Sunday, July 24

Civil code violation. 1 a.m. 600 block of Coast Hwy. A bar check by officers found two underage women at the bar. The incident was documented and sent to liquor-permit regulators.

Traffic stop. 1:08 a.m. West St. A 32-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Burglary. 5:45 a.m. 400 block of Glenneyre St. For the second time in as many weeks, thieves, who stole $225 and caused $11,000 in damage, targeted the parking lot pay station.

Theft. 11:40 a.m. 400 block of Calliope St. About $1,200 in unauthorized charges were made to credit cards from a stolen wallet.

 Vandalism. 3:41 p.m. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A tennis player caused $500 in damage by thumping his racket on the trunk of a Ford Mustang. Insults were also hurled between the player and the vehicle’s driver, trying to maneuver around a car that blocked the usual exit.


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