Street Beat 8/24


Monday, Aug. 13

Vandalism. 200 block of Calliope St. 9:58 a.m. While a parking officer was out inspecting vehicles on foot, someone splashed a paint-destroying caustic chemical across the vehicle. A new paint job is estimated at $3,000.

Vandalism. 900 block of Temple Hills Dr. 10:12 a.m. The driver’s side front tire was punctured with two holes Saturday night. The loss is estimated at $200.

Burglary. 2:29 p.m. A tenant claims that the husband-wife landlords have been entering his apartment and are suspected of taking 150 DVD’s valued at $950.

Grand theft. 900 Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:10 p.m. A $2,898 gold ring with a quarter-karat diamond was stolen on Saturday when a vendor was distracted.


Tuesday, Aug. 14

Traffic stop. Laguna Canyon. 1 a.m. A 32-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for outstanding warrants as well as a DUI.

Traffic stop. Montage Resort. 1:42 a.m. A 16-year-old Dove Canyon girl and her two teenage companions from Trabuco Canyon and Alma, Ark., were cited for curfew violations and possessing alcohol.

Traffic stop. 10:33 a.m. Emerald Bay. A 29-year-old man was arrested for two warrants for vehicle code violations. Bail was set at $2500.

DUI. Cress St. 6:45 p.m. After receiving a report about a man smoking a pipe who couldn’t keep his eyes open, police arrested two teens from Mission Viejo for drug violations.

DUI. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 10:59 p.m. A 59-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.


Thursday, Aug. 16

Grand theft. 200 block of Forest Ave. 12:49 p.m. Two surfboards together valued at $1500 were stolen from a vehicle parked behind a store.

Suspicious circs. 900 block S. Coast Hwy. 3 p.m. A woman attempted to pay her tab with a $100 bill that she didn’t realize was a fake.

Traffic collision. 5:27 p.m. 31100 block of Coast Hwy. About 15 passengers of a city trolley escaped injury after a collision with a vehicle, which forced the temporary closure of northbound lanes. The driver, parolee Keith Gerald Neal, 40, of Capistrano Beach, was was arrested and held without bail.


Friday, Aug. 17

Traffic stop. 1100 block of N. Coast Hwy. 1 a.m. A 49-year-old Newport Beach woman was cited for DUI and with for $2,500 bail.

Prowler. 22300 Eagle Rock Way. 9:58 p.m. A prowler was reported outside by a pool. Police find gates are secured.


Saturday, Aug. 18

Traffic stop. 200 block of Nyes Place. 1:45 a.m. A 23-year-old Placentia woman was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:14 a.m. An 18-year-old Orange woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Grand theft. 11:35 a.m. 100 block of High Dr. A leather sofa and ottoman valued at $800 and left on a driveway by a resident who was moving was carted off.

Stolen vehicle. 31600 wildwood rd. 3:31 p.m. A resident returning after a honeymoon reported a break-in to his home and a stolen vehicle. The missing car reappeared the next day along with an apology note from a tenant.

Grand theft. 4:24 p.m. Encinitas Ct. Three rings with a value of $6,000 were taken sometime last December.

DUI. S. Coast Hwy. 10:46 p.m. A driver of a vehicle headed northbound that nearly collide with a taxi was arrested and cited for DUI. The 38-year-old Laguna Hills man was held for $2,500 bail.


Sunday, Aug. 19

Burglary.. 9:35 a.m. Bluebird Canyon Dr. A woman returned home from a vacation to find a jewelry box missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

Suspicious circs. 12-03171. 600 block of Cliff Dr. 4 p.m. Diana Raquel Aguilar Chavez, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested for suspicion of grand theft and misappropriating property after putting a forgotten backpack in her car. The owner used GPS to trace their cell phone to a parked vehicle. Officers waited for the owner to return.

Bail was set at $20,000.

DUI. 6:34 p.m. After a report about an erratic driver, police arrested Bryan Joseph Addison, 31, of Mission Viejo for suspicion of DUI. Bail was set at $15,000 due to prior offenses.

Robbery. Thalia St. 8:35 p.m. A taxi driver who charged a couple $38 for a ride between  Newport and Laguna Beach was punched in the face by the male customer who handed over just $23 but grabbed the cabbie’s pen. A bystander broke up the assault and the couple fled on foot.

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