Two Men Suspected in Attempted Car Break-in


Two men with burglary tools were arrested in the 1500 block of Catalina Street in Laguna Beach early Sunday after a witness provided police with a description of people tampering with a vehicle in the Arch Beach Heights area.

Dennis Michael Busch, 38, of Laguna Woods, and Brent Jay McArthur, 31, of Newport Beach were arrested for suspicion of possessing burglary tools after police located the vehicle described by the witness as a black Mercedes with blacked out windows and paper plates. The car had fled from the 800 block of Acapulco Street.

Inside the vehicle, officers located drugs, drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and other property that officers suspected might be stolen, Sgt. Jim Cota said. Busch was found to be on probation for possession of a stolen vehicle and drug charges, he added.

Both subjects were transported to Orange County Jail.

Monday, May 14

Burglary. 2500 block Laguna Canyon Road. 10:07 p.m. Michael Matekel, 29, a Laguna Beach transient, was arrested for suspicion of trespassing.

Tuesday, May 15

Grand theft. 300 block of Glenneyre St. 9:55 a.m. Haylee Grantgreen, of New Zealand, a suspected shoplifter spotted in surveillance footage last month, returned to a store and was recognized by an employee, who called authorities. She was arrested for suspicion of burglary.

Fraud. 500 block of Cypress Dr. 1:19 p.m. A roommate stole a checkbook and wrote checks.

Wednesday, May 16

Traffic stop. Bluebird Canyon Drive. 12:46 p.m. Sean Gunnar Pedersen, of Washington, was held for a no-bail warrant. A search of his car also turned up 40 grams of marijuana.

Stolen vehicle. Ledroit St. 9:31 p.m. Matthew Lee McKinney, 42, of Garden Grove, was arrested for suspicion of auto theft, behind the wheel of a vehicle stolen in Fullerton.

DUI. Fifth Ave. 9:27 p.m. A Laguna Niguel man was cited for DUI.

Friday, May 18

Battery. 900 block of S. Coast Hwy. 3:16 p.m. Jacqueline Victoria Knowles, 24, of Silverado, was arrested for suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon in a road rage incident that led to a fight.

Hit and run. 4:42 p.m. 1500 block of S. Coast Hwy. A silver 2010 Maserati Granturismo convertible with front end damage was seized as evidence in a hit and run collision.

Saturday, May 19

Traffic stop. 600 block Laguna Canyon Rd. 12:51 a.m. A 26-year-old Lake Forest man was held for DUI.

Traffic stop. Bluebird Canyon 3:54 a.m. A 23-year-old Buena Park woman was cited for DUI.

Fraud. Castle Rock Road. 11:48 a.m. A check of $477 was taken from a mail box and cashed.

DUI. Ocean Ave. 10:27 p.m. A 27-year-old North Carolina resident hit a light post and was transported for treatment, but also arrested for DUI.

Sunday, May 20

Traffic stop. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. 3 a.m. A 21-year-old Perris man was cited for DUI.








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