Street Beat 8/2/13


DUI Checkpoint Nets Two

Two people were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving at a Laguna Beach police checkpoint on Friday, July 26, set up outside Three Arch Bay about 8 p.m.

Altogether from 2,265 vehicles screened, seven other drivers were cited for driving unlicensed, three were arrested on other criminal charges and 12 issued citations, Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a statement.

Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving deterrence of drunk and drugged drivers and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, he said.

Police plan more checkpoints over the next two months.



Monday, July 22

Disturbance. Ocean Ave. 11:11 a.m. Sex offender David Troy Buma, 49, was arrested and placed on a probation hold without bail for failing to register.

Petty theft. 1200 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:53 p.m. Eleven new beach chairs left on a sidewalk for a few minutes were stolen by a suspect who loaded them into a white truck.

Public intoxication. Bluff Dr. 7:57 p.m. Thomas Roy Mosqueira, 23, was arrested for a Los Angeles warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bail was set at $20,000.


Tuesday, July 23

LBMC violation. Circle Way at Crescent Bay. 5 p.m. As a result of a call about people smoking in the cave, a 24-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for an outstanding warrant involving pot.


Wednesday, July 24

Drunk driving. 700 block of Coast Hwy. 9:25 a.m. Chad Earl Cunningham, 42, of Laguna Beach, was held for suspicion of DUI. Bail was set at $15,000 due to previous offenses.

Vandalism. 200 block of Dolphin Way. 9:43 a.m. Windows were spray painted.

Vandalism. Monterey Drive. 10:06 a.m. More tagging.

Petty theft. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. Three “Quiet Zone” signs are missing from Mozambique area.

Fraud. 2000 block of Hidden Valley Canyon Rd. 10:55 a.m. A resident learned someone attempted to open a credit card account with a full array of information including home address, phone number, social security number and mother’s maiden name.

Vandalism. 600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 2:24 p.m. Paint primer was sprayed on a vehicle’s rear window.

Shots fired. Dumond Dr. 11:13 p.m. A subject coming up from beach reported three males lighting off fireworks, but police are unable to locate.


Thursday, July 25

Traffic collision. Broadway. 10:54 a.m. An infant suffered minor swelling to the head when knocked from a stroller by a vehicle, which also collided with the child’s mother. A driver backing into a parking space didn’t see them.

Fraud report. 500 block of Forest Ave. 1:44 p.m. The victim received a letter from the Social Security Administration thanking him for setting up an online account, which he had not applied for.

Fraud.. 1800 block of S. Coast Hwy. 4 p.m. A business address and the owner’s social security number were used fraudulently to open a cellular phone account.

Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10:26 p.m. Mostafa Aziza, 22, of Laguna Niguel, was arrested for suspicion of felony DUI and later transported to Mission Hospital after his vehicle collided with two parked vehicles. His passenger, a 22-year-old Laguna Beach man, was also treated for injuries at Mission. Bail was set at $100,000.


Friday, July 26

Fraud activity. 1100 block of La Mirada St. 3:12 p.m. An 87-year-old man, who had been contacted initially in May about a lottery prize, is thought to have sent $50,000 in the scam.

Miscellaneous report. Oak St. 3:46 p.m. A boulder fell from private property onto the beach without doing any damage.

Lifeguard rescue. Ocean Way. 6:39 p.m. A 9- and 13 year-old were rescued by lifeguards after suffering minor scrapes.

Vandalism. 200 block of Grandview St. 6:49 p.m. Vehicle was keyed.

DUI. Coast Hwy. 11:16 p.m. A 20-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2500 bail.


Saturday, July 27

Curfew. Coast Highway. 12:29 a.m. Teens were cited for curfew violations.

Traffic stop. Glenneyre St. 1:11 a.m. A 28-year-old Laguna Beach resident was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic collision. 20400 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 3:45 p.m. A cyclist who was struck by a vehicle apparently suffered a broken leg and was transported for medical treatment.


Sunday, July 28

Traffic stop. Oak St. 12:27 a.m. A 25-year-old Los Angeles man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Laguna Ave. A 41-year-old Dana Point man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.

Traffic stop. Coast Hwy. 4:52 p.m. A 17-year-old from Oceanside, who was stopped for a vehicle code violation, was arrested for suspicion of selling pot. Police allegedly recovered 14 grams.


Monday, July 29

Traffic stop. Camel Point. 1:37 a.m. Brendon Keith Crigler, 42, of Laguna Niguel, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense.

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