Businesses and cars vandalized Vandals attacked eight...

Businesses and cars vandalized

Vandals attacked eight businesses and 10 vehicles across the city

on Tuesday, using either a small-caliber pellet gun or BB gun, police

said.

Police responded to a call that a tow truck was shot with five

pellets at 5:47 a.m. Tuesday at the To' and Mo' tow yard on Laguna

Canyon Road. The sound of breaking glass awoke an employee, police

said. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a dark, two-door Honda

sedan leave the scene, police said.

Businesses and cars located along South Coast Highway, Mountain

Street, Cress Street, Glenneyre Street and Laguna Canyon Road were

also reported vandalized.

Additional incidents, similar in nature, were reported in Dana

Point and Laguna Niguel and police said they believe they are

related.

"We're taking it very seriously," said Capt. Danell Adams.

Police are working on enhancing a video surveillance photo taken

of the vehicle seen leaving the area of the tow yard Tuesday morning,

Adams said.

Laguna resident

is still missing

Police are looking for Laguna Beach resident Lenore Devlin, who

has been missing since October or November 2004, police said.

Devlin, 60, moved out of her South Laguna condo and did not notify

her family or friends, police said.

Apparently, Devlin was last seen at a bus stop along South Coast

Highway near Wesley Drive in late December 2004, police said.

Anyone with information about Devlin or her whereabouts is

encouraged to call Laguna Beach Police Detective Matt August at (949)

497-0371.

Officers honored

for DUI arrests

Three members of the Laguna Beach Police Department were honored

with a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Century Award at the

Nixon Library Wednesday for making 100 or more DUI arrests last year.

Jenny Jones, George Ramos and Tony White were each recipients of

the award.

Fire Department appoints new chief

The Laguna Beach Fire Department has appointed Battalion Chief

Jeff LaTendresse to the position of division chief.

The newly-appointed division chief will continue his duties as

battalion chief, but will now be the single point of contact in the

absence of the fire chief.

LaTendresse has more than 25 years of experience in fire service

and has served as battalion chief with the Laguna Beach Fire

Department since April 2000.

LaTendresse lives in Laguna with his wife Mindy, daughter Bri and

son Cody.

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