Woman located after missing from beach
A woman was located at a hospital days after her fiancee reported
she disappeared near Main Beach on Saturday.
The woman's name could not be published because police are still
investigating the possibility that the she may have been sexually
assaulted, Sgt. Darin Lenyi said.
The woman's fiancee, 29-year-old Brian Andrews of Covina , told
police on Wednesday the woman, a 36-year-old Covina resident, was in
a hospital, Lenyi said. Lenyi did not know the specific hospital the
woman was treated at.
Andrews and his fiancee spent Friday night in Laguna after the
couple's car got a flat tire, police said. The two woke up Saturday
morning planning to fix their car and go home.
While Andrews was working on the tire, two men approached the
couple and offered them alcohol, police said. Andrews declined, but
the woman accepted the drink. The men then reportedly invited the
couple to their home in Laguna Hills.
Andrews told police that while fixing the tire, he took his eye
off his fiancee, when he turned around, she and the two men were
nowhere to be seen, police said.
Police described the first man as 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, with a
shaved head, hazel eyes and wearing a black and white shirt with blue
jeans. The second man was described as 5-foot-8, 185 pounds with
black hair and brown eyes. Police are asking anyone with information
on the incident to call Det. Paul Litchenberg at (949) 497-0758.
Woman hit on Coast Highway
A pedestrian suffered a broken pelvis after being struck by a car
in a Laguna intersection.
At about 9:19 p.m. Monday, Donn Gusemano, 49, of Laguna Beach, was
crossing South Coast Highway near Legion Street when she was hit by a
driver heading north on the highway, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. Police
concluded Gusemano was at fault because she did not use a crosswalk.
The driver, Tandida Shain, 27, of Tustin, told police she heard a
thump and saw Gusemano down on the pavement in her side mirror,
Kravetz said. She immediately stopped to help Gusemano as two other
witnesses, another driver and a clerk at the Thrifty gas station,
came to Gusemano's aid.
Gusemano was taken to Mission Hospital for treatment of a broken
pelvis, bleeding behind a kidney and abrasions on her left side,
Kravetz said. She told police she could not remember being hit.
Teenagers arrested after catamaran theft
Three Laguna teenagers were arrested on Friday on suspicion of
taking a boat for a joyride.
Tyler Dowers, Roy Ziegler and a 17-year-old were arrested after
they allegedly took a catamaran that was moored near Irvine Cove,
Sgt. Darin Lenyi said. The teenagers told police they planned to
return the boat after going for a ride.
After receiving a call that the boat was stolen between 4 and 5
p.m. Friday, police radioed a message to the Orange County Sheriff's
Harbor Patrol, police said. Deputies found the catamaran at about 5
p.m. and had the teenager turn the boat around and head back to
Irvine Cove, where they were detained until arrested by Laguna
Teen, young man arrested after chase
Two Laguna residents were arrested on Saturday after a teenager
reportedly led police on two chases and the other allegedly
interfered with the arrest.
Officers used a taser to subdue the second person, police said.
The first chase started at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday when an
officer on patrol in the 200 block of Cliff Drive encountered a
16-year-old who smelled of alcohol, Sgt. Darin Lenyi said. The boy
ran and managed to escape the officer, but a bag of methamphetamine
that the boy allegedly threw away during the chase was found by
Police put out a broadcast to be on the lookout for the boy, and
about one hour after the first chase, another officer found the teen,
police said. The boy ran again, but the officer caught him at a house
in the 200 block of Cypress Drive. He was arrested there at 9:38 p.m.
"That officer was faster than the first officer," Lenyi said.
About three more police had come to the house to make the arrest,
and while police were still in the process of arresting the boy, Jeff
Allen Bradshaw, 21, allegedly tried to block the officer trying to
catch the boy, Lenyi said. Police told Bradshaw to sit down, but he
reportedly refused, and when police asked for his name, he reportedly
gave multiple fake names to officers.
Bradshaw tried to sneak out of the room but was grabbed by an
officer on his way out, Lenyi said. Bradshaw reportedly tried to push
the officer away before police used a taser to stop him. Bradshaw was
then arrested. He was not taken to a hospital.
Bradshaw was booked on suspicion of giving a false name to police,
and the boy was booked on two counts of obstructing a police officer
and one count of possession of a controlled substance.