Street Beat


Monday, Jan. 23


Vandalism. 2:38 p.m. Public works dept. reported graffiti in the ground and handrails of the walkway that connects 7th St. to Virginia Ave.


Foot patrol. 12:54 p.m. 100 block of S. Crescent Bay Dr. A 52-year old man and a 58-year-old man were cite for illegal lodging for sleeping on private property without authorization. They had been previously warned about this and had been informed about the Alternate Sleeping Location.


Petty theft. 3:14 p.m. S. Coast Hwy. at Friendship Shelter. A $200 bike that had been chained up was stolen.


Warrant arrest. 5:54 p.m. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. a 63-year-old Laguna Beach man was taken in by the Orange County Sheriff’s dept. on a $25,000 warrant for negligent discharge of a firearm. He posted bail and was released with a new court date.


Tuesday, Jan. 24


Detective activity. 10:49 p.m. After an investigation into possible thefts of hotel property and embezzlement, an employee of the Surf and Sand was arrested in Anaheim on two counts of grand theft, one count of embezzlement and one count of receiving stolen property. The cumulative bail set was $80,000.


Wednesday, Jan. 25


Warrant arrest. 8:32 a.m. 2700 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A 27-year-old Laguna Beach man was served with an active $25,000 Riverside County warrant for violation of California Penal Code section 422, criminal threats.



Traffic collision. 8:42 p.m. 500 block Forest Ave. A 56-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI.


Thursday, Jan. 26


Traffic collision. 12:35 p.m. A mother and her three-year-old child were in the crosswalk at Forest Ave. and S. Coast Hwy. when a slow-moving southbound car moved forward to get out of the intersection as the light turned red and apparently struck the child, who was knocked down but appeared uninjured. The child was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo as a precaution.


Friday, Jan. 27


Traffic collision. 12:51 a.m. Diamond and S. Coast Hwy. A 26-year-old Laguna Hills woman was arrested for DUI after she apparently hit a parked car, a telephone pole and a wall as a result of looking for her cell phone.


Vandalism. 11:17 a.m. 900 block of Cliff Dr. A resident reported the cutting down of a 100-year-old tree, apparently by a neighbor.


Repo of the week. 12:41 p.m. 31300 block of Pedro St. 2005 black Hummer.


Grand theft. 4:39 p.m. 300 block of Forest at the Lumberyard. Two necklaces, valued at $200 each, were apparently shoplifted by a white male in his 30s or 40s, about 5’10” with short brown hair.


Burglary. 4:46 p.m. 700 block of Balboa Ave. Jewelry an old wallet and a house key were taken.


Vandalism. 8:31 p.m. Rocks were thrown at and hit the driver’s side of a vehicle traveling south on Glenneyre at Oak St. This was one of several recent reports of rocks being thrown at passing cars. Other incidents were reported at Glenneyre and Mountain, and S. Coast Hwy. and Bluebird Canyon. Perpetrators appear to be juveniles.


Vehicle burglary. 8:54 p.m. 700 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. at Tivoli Too! The right front passenger window of a car was smashed in and a “cold laser” valued at $1,500 was stolen.


Saturday, Jan. 28.


Traffic stop. 1:40 a.m. S. Coast Hwy. at Treasure Island. A 31-year-old Anaheim resident was arrested for DUI.


Vehicle impound. 11:53 a.m. San Jose St. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was impounded, having been abandoned for 72 hours after being tagged by parking control.


Sunday, Jan. 29


Traffic stop. 300 block of Broadway. Dana Peinado Palomino, a 36-year-old woman from Sant Ana was arrested for DUI and child endangerment for having her 13-year-old daughter in the car. Bail for all charges amounted to $100,000.


Citizen assist. 10:50 p.m. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. at Village Mart. Called for assistance, officers arrived at the Village Mart where an intoxicated male in shorts and t-shirt reported having taken a taxi from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach. He said he asked the taxi driver to wait a few hours while he went to the beach. The driver apparently didn’t wait and left with his fare’s credit cards and ID. While attempting to help the subject arrange for a $200 cab ride back, the subject exposed himself in front of the Village Mart as he began urinating next to the door. He was cited for urinating in public and asked to clean up his urine with a hand towel in his possession. After cleaning up the urine he proceeded to use the same towel to wipe his face and body. A cab driver agreed to take him home on his word that he would pay the fare upon arrival.


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