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Suspect arrested in Costa Mesa after evading LBPD

Laguna Beach detectives arrested a 33-year-old Newport Beach woman on July 10, charged with felony evasion after she fled from police officers during a routine traffic stop in Laguna Beach, authorities said. On June 30, Laguna Beach officers stopped a green Mercedes on South Coast Highway at Bluebird Canyon Drive...

Police Log: Week of July 3 to July 10

Wednesday, July 3 No arrests reported. Thursday, July 4 DUI. A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. He was held on $2,500 bail. Bench warrant. Charles Brasher Jr, 36, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of an outstanding bench warrant and urinating or defecating in public. He...

Police Log: Week of June 27 to July 3

Thursday, June 27 Hit and run. Rajvir Singh Mann, 19, of Fullerton was arrested on suspicion of a felony hit and run resulting in injury or death. He was held without bail.  Bench warrant, battery on person. Robin Lee Sparks, 70, of Laguna Beach was arrested on suspicion of an outstanding...

Local auto shop owner arrested on charges of alleged auto theft, embezzlement

The Laguna Beach Police Department arrested Laguna Beach Collision Center owner James Michael Ross last week on charges related to alleged auto theft and embezzlement, stemming from six separate LBPD cases, authorities said. According to a police statement, the LBPD received a report on June 19 that Ross had stolen...

Six arrested at recent LBPD DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department arrested six drivers and issued 21 unrelated citations during a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrol on June 14 from 8:40 p.m. to 1:40 a.m., according to a release from the department.  Over five hours, the LBPD, with help from the California Highway Patrol, Newport Beach...

Police Log: Week of June 20 to 26

Thursday, June 20 Vehicle theft. James Michael Ross, 59, of Laguna Beach was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was held without bail. DUI. A 45-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. She was held on $2,500 bail. Possessing narcotics and DUI....

Police Log: Week of June 13 to 20 

Thursday, June 13 No arrests reported.  Friday, June 14 No arrests reported. Saturday, June 15 DUI. A 40-year-old Studio City woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. She was held on a $2,500 bail.  Battery, grand theft. Marcus Frank Zavala, 50, of Laguna Beach was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and battery on...

Police Log: Week of June 6 to June 12

Thursday, June 6 DUI. Sabastian David Clavijo, 24, of Mission Viejo was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving causing bodily injury. He was held on a $100,000.   Friday, June 7 DUI. A 62-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. He was held on $2,500 bail. Vandalism, burglary....

Police to conduct DUI checkpoint this Friday

The Laguna Beach Police Department will put on a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint this Friday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location. According to the police department, DUI checkpoint locations are selected based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. "The Laguna Beach Police Department...

Police Log: Week of May 30 to June 5

Thursday, May 30 Hit and run, driving with wanton disregard to avoid a police officer, DUI. Luis Martin Mendez Bueno, 33, of Long Beach was arrested on suspicion of driving over the dividing line, driving while on a suspended license, DUI, hit and run causing property damage, driving the wrong...