Street Beat


Tuesday, Aug 12

Property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 10 a.m. A citizen brought ammunition to the police department to be destroyed.

Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Road at the dog park. 10 a.m. Medics were called, one vehicle was towed from the scene.

Traffic collision. 10 a.m. An OCTA bus traveling north on Coast Highway hit a parked car. An OCTA supervisor was called.

Found property. A Starbuck’s employee found a green travel bag containing personal papers on their patio and turned it over to the Police Department .

City property damage. 400 block of Glenneyre. 6:28 p.m. An RV driven by a tourist hit a hanging pole in the upstairs parking lot. Pole is dangling. Main entrance is closed to make repairs and let the RV out.

Pedestrian stop. Table Rock Beach. 7 p.m. Beach patrol officers see two 16 yr. old boys climbing on the rocks in a privately owned and designated area where signs indicate climbing is prohibited. The boys jumped off the rocks and were contacted by the beach patrol officers once they came ashore; they were issued citations. Their parents were notified. One is from Dana Point and the other is from Laguna Niguel.

Trip and fall. A man came into the Police Department at 9:47 report that while walking near 2130 South Coast Highway on 8/8/14 between 7 and 8 p.m. he stepped on a concrete meter cover and it broke causing him to fall and sprain his wrist.  Officers went to the area and found that a permanent steel cover was over the meter.

Disturbance. West side, Coast Highway at Third Street. 10 p.m. A passerby witnesses an apparently intoxicated man and woman hitting each other on the sidewalk.

Lost property. 2400 block South Coast Highway, 1:30 a.m. Brandon Mayo of Coto de Caza reports lost property: wallet and identification and cash.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Petty theft. 2400 block of South Coast Highway, 9 a.m. Reporting party claims loss of $1000 including a bike valued at $500.

Distress. 100 block of Dumond Street, 11:16 a.m. Two women alerted police when they heard calls for help coming from a garage. Police forced the garage door open and found the injured homeowner who was not able to get up; he was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Follow up to previous incident. 1500 blk East Orangewood, Anaheim, 1:08 p.m. Police interview Faviola Martinez, 30 of Sun City Calif., who is reporting to her probation officer. She was arrested on June 19 in Laguna Beach for possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen mail, stolen identifications, stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. After her arrest, detectives contacted the owners of the stolen mail and stolen identifications.  One of the persons was an Irvine woman who was burglarized and said that someone had cashed a check on June 7, 2013 against her Wells Fargo account. The $510 check was used at Walmart in Anaheim.  Detectives went to the store and collected a video of what appeared to be Martinez. She was interviewed about the incident at her probation officer’s office and arrested for passing the fraudulent check, said Capt. Jason Kravetz.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Found property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 1:12 p.m. A citizen found a vial containing nitroglycerin pills in the 300 block Mermaid Street. There was no prescription information on the outside of the bottle.

Found property. 20400 Laguna Canyon Road, 1:14 p.m. A blue purse is found in the bushes.

Grand theft. 31542 Coast Highway, 3:15 p.m. A $5,000 piece of medical equipment was stolen. There are no named suspects to date.

Hit and run. 32100 Virginia Way, 4:30 p.m. A car heading down 9th Street to Coast Highway hits a parked car and does not stop.

Missing person. Solana Way at South Coast Highway, 6:30 p.m. Officers detained a suspicious, 25 year old male who told officers he was walking from Dana Point to Los Angeles. A records check revealed he was a reported missing person from Murrieta.   The Murrieta Police Department was notified of his whereabouts.

Burglary. 200 block San Joaquin Street, 7:44 p.m. A resident reported that a $400 iPad was stolen from her living room.  It appears the suspect climbed in through a window.

Found property. 300 block Broadway Street, 9:47 p.m. A Samsung phone is found at Chase Bank.

Traffic collision. El Toro Road at Laguna Canyon Road. One person is taken to hospital for chest pains.

Friday, Aug. 15

Traffic stop. 1200 block South Coast Highway, 12:15 a.m. In a routine traffic stop, A (first name) German Ruiz, 39, of Laguna Beach stopped his car in the Jack in the Box parking lot, got out of the car and took off running; the officer caught the man in the 1100 block of Gaviota Drive.  He was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and arrested for possession and resisting a peace officer.

Burglary. 900 block South Coast Highway, 6:18 a.m. During the previous overnight hours the owner of the business discovered that someone had entered and stolen cash.  Officers recovered an article of clothing, which may have been left by the suspect. The incident is being investigated, said Capt. Jason Kravetz.

Traffic collision. South Coast Highway at Cress Street, 1:10 p.m. An accident involving multiple vehicles closed the northbound lanes of the highway and the southbound lanes were blocked.

Physical fight. Ocean Avenue at Forest Avenue, 5:34 p.m. Two male transients were hitting a third male. A Mission Viejo resident was arrested for two outstanding warrants.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Traffic stop. Anita Street at South Coast Highway, 3:24 p.m. Nikki Georgia Arvanitescrook, a 57 year old North Hollywood resident was pulled over for a traffic violation and found to have a $50,000 warrant out of Long Beach Court for verbal/terrorist threats and annoying phone calls.  She was booked at the Police Department and transported to Orange County Jail, said Capt. Jason Kravetz.

Theft. 300 block Canyon Acres Drive, 5:40 p.m. A Canyon Acres resident reported her 2006 BMW 330i stolen from the front of her home. The car was allegedly stolen between 8/15 at 7:30 a.m. and 8/16 at 10:00 a.m.

Occupied vehicle. 3200 Alta Laguna Boulevard, 10:21 p.m. Two male Irvine residents aged 18 and 20, were arrested for being under the influence of ecstasy, said Capt. Jason Kravetz. Officers on fire watch patrols at Alta Laguna Park came across a 2009 BMW belonging to one of the men, parked with others standing around and dancing to loud music, coming from the car.  Ecstasy was found inside the car.

DUI 100 block of Mountain Street, 1:53 a.m. A Granada Hills resident was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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