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Street Beat: Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, 2022

Thursday, Jan. 13 Disorderly conduct. Justin Talmage Pachoco, 36, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor solicitation of a lewd act, misdemeanor indecent exposure, parole violation, and a misdemeanor bench warrant. He was held on a $1,600 bail. DUI. John Edward Denton, 46, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and driving...

Street Beat: Jan. 6 to Jan. 11, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Laguna Beach Police Department informed the Independent on Jan. 6 that it would discontinue its practice of routinely providing redacted emergency dispatch logs to the press. The Department continues to post arrest logs to the city website but these documents omit publicly releasable information: time and...

Street Beat: Dec. 29, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022

Wednesday, Dec. 29 Disturbance. 300 block of 3rd St. 1:06 p.m. The reporting party stated there was a female patient throwing chairs outside the location while attempting to get in. The woman had shown up to get a prescription and got angry after it was given to her. Margaret Lofren...

Street Beat: Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 22 Petty theft. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. 6:42 p.m. Two wireless speakers were stolen near the Laguna Food Pantry. The estimated loss was about $800. Thursday, Dec. 23 Drunk driving. 600 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:11 a.m. Armando Villafan Arredondo, 34, was arrested on suspicion of resisting...

Street Beat: Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, 2021

Thursday, Dec. 16 Disturbance. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. 1:04 p.m. Two men were involved in a verbal altercation south of the playground. Officers separated them and made no arrests. DUI. 300 block of Oak St. 7:02 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence....

Street Beat: Dec. 9 to Dec. 12, 2021

Thursday, Dec. 9 Unlawful firearm. North Coast Highway and El Morro. 2:30 a.m. Officers conducted a vehicle search after stopping a vehicle. Zachary Scott Brickner, 21, was cited on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and possession of a large-capacity magazine Vehicle stop. 1300 block of N. Coast...

Street Beat: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 1 DUI. South Coast Highway and Wesley Drive. 12:53 p.m. A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was held on a $2,500 bail. Thursday, Dec. 2 Traffic stop. 100 block N. Coast Hwy. 12:48 p.m. Officers conducted a vehicle search after a traffic stop....

Street Beat: Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 24 Drunk driving. Laguna Canyon Road and SR-73. 8:28 p.m. A black Ford Mustang was reported for swerving. A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was held on a $2,500 bail. Thursday, Nov. 25 Drunk driving. Coast Highway and Reef Point. 9:23 a.m. Officers...

Street Beat: Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 17 Drunk driving. 30600 block of Coast Hwy. 10:12 p.m. A 57-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. She was held on a $2,500. Thursday, Nov. 18 Drunk driving. 400 block of Nyes Place. 11:24 p.m. An SUV collided with a parked Mercedes-Benz. A 52-year-old man...

Street Beat: Nov. 11 to Nov. 16, 2021

Thursday, Nov. 11 Drug possession. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. 9:31 p.m. A white dodge Dodge sedan was reported for swerving. After officers searched the vehicle, Moses Antonio Nieto, 41, was arrested for knowingly bringing cocaine into a jail, methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia, and possession of an unlawful substance....