Street Beat 6/7/13

Thief Steals Drugs in Robbery

A man armed with a gun robbed a pharmacy customer of prescription drugs in a parking lot about 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday, May 28, police said.

The robbery took place in the 900 block of Glenneyre Street. “It looks like the suspect knew of the new scripts she had just picked up and that’s what he wanted,” Sgt. Louise Callus said. No further details were available.


Fires Close Two Restaurants

Unrelated fires that investigators believe were accidental temporarily closed Mozambique restaurant on Saturday, June 1, and La Sirena Grill on Tuesday, June 4, fire fighters said.

The Mozambique fire was unrelated to renovations taking place at the restaurant and was in a place inaccessible to patrons or employees, said Battalion Chief Api Weinert, who estimated property losses at $10,000.

La Sirena chef Mitch Gillan said employees put out a blaze and evacuated patrons before the arrival of firefighters, who as in the Mozambique blaze, used axes to open up walls where electrical lines and heating ducts are routed.

The engine from a fire station behind Mozambique was the first of several to respond to the blaze, on the scene four seconds after its departure, Weinert said.


Tuesday, May 28

Squatter. 200 block of Oak St. 8:59 a.m. A property owner for the second time in as many weeks discovered a 32-year-old homeless squatter is a front unit. Police cited the suspect for illegal lodging.

Fraud report. 200 block of Fairview St.1:48 p.m. An unauthorized $900 charge was made at Glendale’s Apple store.

Burglary. 600 block of Park Ave. Someone broke into the Artists’ Theatre box office and stole a wireless microphone kit valued at $400.


Wednesday, May 29

Vandalism. 200 block of N. Coast hwy. 6:20 a.m. A vehicle was damaged in the parking lot.

Grand theft. 800 block of S. Coast wy. A woman posing as a customer came into a store three times during a weekend and used numerous fraudulent credit cards, making four purchases totaling $1,524.10.

Grand theft. 31800 block of coast hwy. 6:18 p.m. A woman admitted to the hospital reported the theft of $2,500 diamond stud earrings, missing when she received her belongings.


Thursday, May 30

Fraud. 1900 block of Catalina. 10 a.m. Four separate unauthorized credit card purchases were made for a total of $400.

Suspicious person.. 600 Griffith Way. 1:27 p.m. Jeffrey Tyler Hackett, 44, of Lake Forest was arrested for an outstanding warrant and probation violation.

Burglary. 500 block of Oak St. 5 p.m. A $600 iPad was stolen from a dining room table of an unlocked home.

Indecent exposure. 1600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 10:45 p.m. A fully nude man was spotted on the street masturbating.

Traffic stop. Bluebird Canyon Dr. 10:56 p.m. A 45-year-old San Diego man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.


Friday, May 31

Fraud. 1200 block of Ocean Front. 10:48 a.m. A wanna-be vacationer lost $800 paid as a deposit on a rental from a craigslist ad, which apparently was not purchased by the owner.

Traffic stop. 30900 block of Coast Highway. 4:13 p.m. Jamie Sharon Lyon, 51, San Bernardino, was arrested for two outstanding warrants and a new allegation, possessing 1.98 grams of meth. Bail was set at $20,000.

Child abuse. Diamond St. An 11-year-old who returned home with marks on his face prompted police to open a felony abuse inquiry involving the child’s mother’s boyfriend.

DUI. At city limits. 9:46 p.m. A 41-year-old Dana Point woman was cited for DUI and held for bail $2500 bail.

Traffic stop.. S. Coast Hwy. 11:09 p.m. Benjamin Hipolito Peralta, 28, of Mira Loma, was cited for outstanding warrants and a new driving violation.

Traffic stop. Aliso Creek Rd. 11:14 p.m. Alejandro Delacruz, Jimenez, 25, of Aliso Viejo, was arrested for suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and a loaded handgun. Bail was set at $20,000.


Saturday, June 1

Pedestrian stop. Circle Way. 2:51 a.m.  Jonathan Lopez, 21, of Orange, was arrested for outstanding DUI warrants.

Trespassing. 600 block of Glenneyre St. Eduardo Alejandro Garibay, 25, of Laguna Beach was arrested for suspicion of felony burglary and trespassing, after trying to enter a locked house. Bail was set at $50,000.

Fire. Upstairs evacuated. 1700 block of S. Coast highway. 3:34 p.m

Traffic stop. 700 block of S. Coast Highway. 11:53 p.m. A 40-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.


Sunday, June 2

Traffic stop. Sleepy Hollow. 1:40 a.m. A 31-year-old Indiana visitor was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Irvine Cove. 2 a.m. Edward Lopez, 45, of Whittier, was arrested on two no bail felony larceny warrants from Boston.


Monday, June 3

Vandalism. 300 block of Bluebird Canyon Dr. A resident reported overnight egging of a shingled home.

Traffic stop. Diamond St. 1:50 a.m. A 30-year-old Maryland resident was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

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