Monday, Dec. 22
Hit and run. 300 block of Forest Ave. 2:22 p.m. Jerry Lee Chaney, 35, of Newburgh, N.Y., encountered the hazards of an unfamiliar town when trying to turn around in the confines behind City Hall. He hit a detective’s car and fled the area, but was observed and stopped. He was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Fraud. 800 block N. Coast hwy. 2:43 p.m. Detectives will investigate the theft of money withdrawn from a resident’s account by a someone who impersonated a resident in a bank branch.
Disturbance. 200 block of Ocean Ave. 10:40 p.m. Ronald Russell Evans, 50, of Menifee, and Kenneth Allen Nadeau, 24, of Hemet, were both arrested for suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale after police were called to break up a fight. As officers pursued one of the fleeing combatants, Evans jettisoned a backpack, which police retrieved. Inside, they found two pounds of pot and another eight ounces were discovered in a car where Nadeau was waiting. Bail was set at $25,000 each.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
Fire. 200 block of Cypress Dr. 3:14 p.m. Firefighters pulled a smoldering curtain from a home that was unoccupied.
Traffic collision. 31400 block of Coast Hwy. 7:44 p.m. A Hyundai pulling out of a driveway was broadsided and flipped on its roof, struck by a southbound motorist in a Honda. The Honda driver, 41, of Laguna Niguel, was found at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. No one was injured, though the road was partly closed for several hours.
Friday, Dec. 26
Traffic stop. Forest Ave. 9:26 a.m. Andrew Nathan Patrick, 34, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for an outstanding marijuana possession warrant. He posted $2500 bail.
Suspicious. 400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 1:33 p.m. A housekeeper who entered a locked room found its 49-year-old occupant dead. Police suspect a drug overdose by the out-of-state visitor, who left a note.
Pedestrian stop. 300 block of Broadway St. 4 p.m. A 19-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs. Police were called because he was walking around with his pants around his ankles.
Disturbance. 600 block of of S. Coast Hwy. 5: 13 p.m. A 22-year-old from Cota de Caza was arrested for misdemeanor charges after staff called police because their guest was throwing candy all over the lobby.
Traffic stop. Moss St. 8:48 p.m. A 47-year-old Laguna Beach woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Saturday, Dec. 27
Traffic stop. Boradway St 1:38 p.m. A 30-year-old Corona woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Traffic stop. Wesley Dr. 1:39 a.m. A 25-year-old Mission Viejo man was cited for DUI and held for $10,000 bail.
Traffic stop. St. Ann’s Dr. 1:43 a.m. A 27-year-old Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Occupied vehicle. 30600 block of Coast hwy. 3:26 a.m. Rodney Ericson Marshall, 43, of Riverside, who was cited for an open container violation, was also arrested for an outstanding Kansas warrant for a violation of probation.
Traffic collision. 200 block of Cliff Dr. 10:52 a.m. Detectives will investigate a collision that resulted in injury to a bicyclist, who was struck by the door of a car driven by a Newport Beach man. The 50-year-old Laguna Beach cyclist suffered a shoulder injury.
Animal calls. 1200 block of Starlit Dr. 12:11 p.m. Animal services are dispatched to deal with a sick raccoon.
Fire. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:46 p.m. A fire erupted in a laundry room.
Sunday, Dec. 28
Traffic stop. 100 block of Laguna Ave. 12:22 a.m. A 30-year-old Dana Point woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
Traffic stop. 2900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 3: a.m. A 40-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.
Drug activity. 1200 block of Pacific Ave. 1:31 p.m. Four boys, including one from Laguna Beach, were caught smoking pot on a park bench.
Traffic stop. Coast Hwy. 3:34 a.m. A 30-year-old Laguna Beach man was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail.
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