Street Beat 4/19/13

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Forgery Inquiry Leads to Drug Arrests

Detectives following up on a lead in a check forgery investigation involving a Laguna Beach business found themselves observing a drug deal in Santa Ana last Thursday, police Sgt. Louise Callus said.

Before they could contact Jonathan Parker, the subject of the inquiry, he walked out of a house in the 4900 block of W. Acapulco Avenue and made an exchange with the occupants of a vehicle.

Detectives arrested the occupants, Tan Loc Bui, 22, and Chieu Bach Nguyen, 26, both of Santa Ana, as well as Jeffrey Perez, 37, of Garden Grove, for suspicion of felony drug possession, Callus said.

Parker, 33, also of Santa Ana, was arrested for suspicion of multiple felony charges including burglary, grand theft, forgery and drug possession. He was held without bail due to his status on probation.


Monday, April 8

Public intoxication. 2000 Ocean Way. 7 a.m. A 43-year-old transient who was yelling was arrested for suspicion of methamphetamine possession. Bail was set at $20,000.


Tuesday, April 9

Property. 21600 block of Treetop Lane. 8:20 a.m. Canisters of marijuana were found in the flag lock box.

Traffic stop. S. Coast Hwy. A 30-year-old Anaheim man was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants.

Fraud. 200 block of Moss St. A local resident reported being called by an electronics retailer about a fraudulent $554 charge for an iRobot shipped to someone in San Diego.

Vehicle burglary. West St. An unknown suspect smashed a rock into a windshield and stole a purse.


Wednesday, April 10

Fraud. 700 block of S. Coast Hwy. A fraudulent $655 charge was made to a resident’s  credit card.

Threats. 13-01151. 200 block of Forest Ave. 11:15 a.m. An unknown person called a downtown insurance broker 20 times over three days, cursing at employees for no apparent reason.

Verbal threats. 100 block of High Dr. 3:14 p.m. A woman reported receiving threatening texts from an unwanted suitor.


Thursday, April 11

Traffic stop. 1200 blockof S. Coast hwy. 12:26 a.m. Michael Gregory Lusk, 20, of Newport Coast, was cited for suspicion of possessing LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana after police stopped his vehicle for driving without headlights. A 17-year-old Laguna Beach girl with him was detained for possession of concentrated cannabis.

Vandalism. 400 block of Mountain Rd. 9:16 a.m. Water which was sprayed onto a car seat shorted out its gear box.

Vandalism. 2100 block of Park Ave. 1 p.m. The assistant principal reported that an unknown student set off a firecracker in the boy’s restroom.

Vandalism. 600 block of Ramona Ave. 1:23 p.m. Someone slashed front and rear tires the previous night.

Detective activity. 1:26 p.m. A school district employee, who made a remark regarded as a threat, was told to stay away from district facilities until a work related issue was settled.

Fraud. 400 block of Oak St. 4:43 p.m. A resident reported learning someone attempted to open two accounts in his name.

Traffic collision. 1900 S. Coast Hwy. A 58-year-old Dana Point woman suffered multiple fractures after being hit by a vehicle while crossing at Pearl Street. While the accident involving a 37-year-old driver from Rancho Santa Margarita is under investigation, neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor, said Capt. Jason Kravetz.


Friday, April 12

Burglary. 3200 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 7:22 a.m. An unknown person kicked in the door of an arts studio, causing $300 worth of damage, though nothing was stolen.

Stolen vehicle. 300 Cliff Dr. 8:45 p.m. Martha D. Kagarakis, 53, Stavroula Lolonis, 30, both of Laguna Niguel, were arrested for suspicion of felony vehicle theft and held for $20,000 bail. They allegedly failed to return in February a rented vehicle, which was reported stolen in March.


Saturday, April 13

Traffic stop. Diamond St. 1:22 a.m.  A 33-year-old from Capo Beach was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Petty theft. 700 block of Wendt Terrace. 1:31 p.m. A mailbox was stolen.

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