Briefly In Public Safety

Unlocked home targeted by burglar

A burglar escaped with jewelry and personal documents at 9:28 a.m. Dec. 10 from a home in the 2000 block of Park Place that was left unlocked, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

A neighbor noticed a man enter the back yard of his neighbor who was not home, and when he went into the back yard found a rear door open. He then went out front to call the police, and allegedly saw the suspect exit the house with a bag of property. The suspect got into a car, described as a black, hatchback with tinted windows, and left the area.

Parking ticket ends in man’s arrest


An 18-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a parking officer after allegedly becoming irate after getting a parking ticket in the 1000 block of Gaviota Drive at 2:29 p.m. Dec. 10, Callus said.

Morgan Brick allegedly walked toward the parking officer who was seated in the driver’s seat of the police vehicle, yelled “unsavory" comments and thrust his hands into the car toward the officer’s head, Callus said. There was no physical contact and the officer made a citizen’s arrest.

After Brick was arrested, police allegedly found illegal fireworks and lip balm containing THC, a chemical component of marijuana, in his possession.

Man accused of drug possession


A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug possession after he was detained while sitting in his vehicle in a fire lane at the Montage Resort & Spa at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Callus said.

Christopher Vasquez allegedly had Vicodin without a prescription, and also was allegedly found to have methamphetamine hidden in his shoe during a booking search at the police station.

Trailer mishap leads to gas line break

Eleven homes were evacuated from the 20000 block of Stans Lane at 11:27 a.m. Sunday after a gas main was damaged by a runaway vehicle, Callus said.

The incident occurred when a man was moving a trailered boat using a Ford Explorer. When the trailer began rolling away, the driver got out to stop it, but forgot to put the Explorer into park, so it rolled into a gas main.

The gas line was shut off and the residents were allowed to return to their homes at 12:52 p.m., according to police records.