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Arrests Tied to Day-Old Burglary
Four transients were arrested last Saturday allegedly in possession of checks reported missing in a burglary of a Catalina Street home the day before, police said.
Officers found one woman and three men sleeping in the 1200 block of Ocean Front Street in a vacant home where the lock and windows were broken, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Though the occupants denied responsibility for the damage, saying the home is a known hang-out when the shelter is full, the owner agreed to seek criminal trespassing charges against the foursome, she said.
In addition, Pamela Rosenthal, 43, of Laguna Beach, and Justin D. Wilson, 24, of Mission Viejo, were both arrested for suspicion of forgery and receiving stolen property charges after an investigation turned up checks in their possession taken in a residential break-in. On Friday morning, a homeowner in the 800 block of Catalina Street discovered thieves had made off with $3,000 in personal property. Rosenthal admitted writing a check to Wilson, who had cashed it, police said. Bail for the pair was set at $20,000 each.

Monday, Nov. 22
Family disturbance. 1:37 p.m. 400 block of Cypress Drive. Police called to quell a disturbance arrested Susan Bobay, 49, of Irvine for outstanding narcotic possession and paraphernalia warrants. She was held for $15,000 bail.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
Theft. 8:52 a.m. 1600 block of Del Mar Avenue. A wallet and its contents along with a computer, together valued at $2,900, were taken from an unlocked vehicle.
Collision. 6:44 p.m. Glenneyre Street at St. Ann’s Drive. A local woman suffered minor injuries and refused medical aid after being struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk. An officer gave her a ride home.
Wednesday, Nov. 24
Traffic stop. 12:22 a.m. 600 block of S. Coast Highway. A 30-year-old Costa Mesa woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
DUI arrest. 2:12 a.m. Emerald Bay. A 33-year-old Aliso Viejo resident being treated for injuries in a Mission Viejo hospital was booked for drunk driving and released after passengers identified the driver of a vehicle in a high-speed collision. The vehicle collided with a guard rail and slid for 320 feet. Police found the vehicle’s passengers on foot.
Disturbance. 10:56 p.m. 300 block of San Tropez Court. Nathaniel Freeman, 31, of San Diego, was arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor battery against a girlfriend. Bail was set at $10,000.
Thursday, Nov. 25
Vehicle burglary. 10:14 a.m. 300 block of Pinecrest Drive. A laptop and briefcase valued at $1,700 were taken from a vehicle, likely left unlocked. A similar theft occurred from the same vehicle earlier in the year.
Friday, Nov. 26
Burglary. 7 a.m. Mission Hospital. A power washer was stolen from a garden shed.
Grand theft. 7:14 a.m. 2100 block of Ruby Street. Thieves cut a $7,000 carbon-fiber bike from a rack on a van parked in the owner’s driveway.
Petty theft. 3:31 p.m. 1000 block of Noria Street. A backpack was taken from an unlocked vehicle.
Collision. 10:30 p.m. 300 block of Coast Highway. A driver who sideswiped three parked vehicles was checked for being under the influence but was not arrested and took a taxi home.
Traffic stop. 11:51 p.m. Brooks Street. A 50-year-old Laguna Beach motorcyclist was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Traffic stop. 1:35 a.m. Cleo and Glenneyre Street. A 26-year-old Newport Coast woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Vandalism. 4:10 p.m. 500 block of Broadway. Someone smashed the window of a business, an estimated $400 loss.
Sunday, Nov. 28
Petty theft. 2:36 p.m. 1000 block of Cliff Drive. A thief walked off with $100 wedding shoes.
Traffic stop. 7:22 p.m. So. Coast Highway at Nyes Place. A 52-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI after another motorist reported nearly being hit by her vehicle.
Verbal dispute. Diamond and Glenneyre. A report of a subject with a gun escalated into the ramming of a police vehicle by a motorist who initially attempted to flee. Jerome McAfee, 66, of San Bernardino was later arrested for suspicion of assault on a peace officer, evading, DUI and battery. McAfee allegedly had earlier assaulted a bicyclist on Glenneyre. He was held for $50,000 bail. The police cruiser sustained minor damage to the rear bumper.

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