MONDAY * Diamond Street and South Coast...


* Diamond Street and South Coast Highway: Graffiti was reported on

a traffic signal control box at 8:14 a.m.

* Marine Drive: A burglary and theft of a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

was reported in the 1000 block at 9:39 p.m.

* South Coast Highway: A man reportedly tried to exchange

prescription drugs in a restaurant in the 1400 block at 8:13 p.m.


* Alta Vista Way: A dog owner was cited after two pit bulls were

reported chasing a Chihuahua in the 600 block at 2:01 p.m.

* Catalina Avenue and Monterey Street: A man reported that his son

told him teenagers kicked young children out of a park at 2:59 p.m.

* Irvine Cove Court: A woman reported a man threatened to shoot

her if she ever walks by his house again while she was walking her

dog in the 100 block at 4:39 p.m.

* North Coast Highway: Police broke open a window to rescue a baby

that was locked inside a car in the 300 block at 1:02 p.m. Police said the child had locked the door while the child's mother was

putting change in a parking meter and had left her purse in the car.

No citation was issued to the mother.

* Paso del Sur: Two antique guns were reported stolen in the 22100

block at 1:19 p.m.

* South Coast Highway: A man reported he was pushed to the ground

while at a bar the previous night in the 1500 block at 2:25 p.m. The

man reportedly told the manager of the bar he thought he was the

victim of a hate crime because he is gay.


* Alta Laguna Park: Four men were reported riding a vehicle on a

playing field in the 3300 block at 6:07 p.m.

* Raquel Road: Three paintings were reported stolen from a home in

the 21000 block at 4:37 p.m. Police contacted the suspect, who

reportedly painted the pictures, and the artwork was returned at 7:02


* South Coast Highway: A fight was reported in the 300 block at

12:39 a.m.

* South Coast Highway: A Laguna Beach man was arrested on a

warrant for possession of dangerous drugs in the 2000 block at 6:28


* South Coast Highway: A transient was arrested on suspicion of

being drunk in public after he was reported harassing people on the

beach in the 100 block at 7:31 p.m.

* Table Rock Drive: A man reported children stole wood fence parts

to use for a fire at the beach in the 31600 block at 9:52 p.m.


* McKnight Drive: A burglary was reported in the 100 block at 1:09

p.m. Police were informed the crime occurred within the past 10


* South Coast Highway: A camera and camera equipment was reported

stolen out of a vehicle in the 31100 block at 11:29 a.m.

* Table Rock Beach: Several teenagers were reported drinking and

smoking marijuana on the sand in the 31500 block at 10:37 p.m.

* The POLICE FILES are compiled and written by Andrew Edwards from

oral and written reports from the Laguna Beach Police Department and

other sources. Not all police activity is included. Arrests indicate

suspicion of violations, not charges filed nor the results of court

action unless noted.

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