Street Beat 3/1/13


Tuesday, Feb. 19

Grand theft. 100 block of McKnight Dr. 1:36 p.m. An antique bench valued at $2200 placed at the curb disappeared.

Grand theft. 1400 Terrace Way. 2:30 p.m. Detectives assisted the owner recover a lost Ipad using the “find my Ipad” application. It is unclear why there was no arrest made.

Vandalism. 200 block of Forest Ave. 4:09 p.m. Craig William Dorrell, 31, who is homeless, was arrested for an outstanding vandalism warrant.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Fraud. 600 block of Ramona Ave. 10:54 a.m. Unauthorized withdrawals totaling $2,000 were made from an account between October 2011 and last March and a potential suspect identified.

Traffic stop. Broadway St. A 44-year-old Newport Beach resident was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Traffic stop. Broadway St. 1:49 a.m. A 29-year-old Illinois man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Theft. 200 block of Ocean Ave. 9:12 a.m. Two gold coins valued at $4,000 were discovered missing from a safe deposit box.

Fraud report. 800 block of Katella St. 11:23 a.m. About $1,500 in unauthorized purchases were made to a credit card.

Petty theft. 300 Mermaid St. 11:45 a.m. Various household items valued at $700 were reported missing.

Juvenile contact. 21600 Treetop Lane. 11:51 a.m. Two juveniles were reported trespassing in a school garden and throwing fruit. The kids were released to their parents.

Fire. Skyline Dr. 2:42 p.m. A fire extinguisher was used to douse a UPS truck that caught fire.

Friday, Feb. 22

Fraud. Cress St. 11:10 a.m. A victim of identity theft reported $3,000 in unauthorized credit card charges.

Traffic stop. West St. 9:28 p.m. Mitchell James Marowitz, 19, of Laguna Niguel, was arrested for suspicion of possessing hash and a dangerous weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Traffic stop. Vista del Sol 1:19 a.m. Brady Dale Bunte, 47, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense.

Vandalism. 200 block of Center St. 7:31 a.m. A car owner reported that his vehicle and that of his girlfriend’s had been keyed and his windshield wipers bent.

Battery. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. 1:52 p.m. A mother reported that her mentally disabled daughter had been abused by a coach. No details were available as the report was incomplete.

Pedestrian stop. 300 block of Broadway St. Joseph Owens, 26, of Laguna Beach was arrested for suspicion of distributing marijuana after an officer observed the exchange of a loaded marijuana pipe between two men at the bus depot. Bail was set at $25,000.

Traffic stop. 200 block of Ocean Ave. 6:51 p.m. A 40-year-old Anaheim man was arrested for driving without a license. Bail was set at $2500.

Warrant service. 800 block of S. Coast Hwy. 7 p.m. In addition to two outstanding warrants, Garrett Lee Ferguson, 32, whose address was not listed, was arrested for suspicion of possessing meth and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $75,000. Christina Tchamanian, 30, of Dana Point, was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $20,000.

Missing person. 1300 block of S. Coast Hwy. 8:39 p.m. Timothy Michael Acedo, 24, originally from Temecula, walked away from a drug rehab center and was reported missing by his father. He is 5’9”, 175 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Traffic stop. Mountain Rd. 12:24 a.m. An 18-year-old San Clemente boy was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Glenneyre St. A 36-year-old Newport Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Disturbance. 700 block of Coast Hwy. 5:41 p.m. Three juveniles were detained for pickup by their parents after store employees caught them destroying milk cartons while videotaping.

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