Police Files

Area 1

Broadway: Police have video of a man wearing black clothing and a nose ring, who is suspected of spray painting "The rich should die" in the bathroom at Whole Foods Market at 5:32 p.m. Jan. 6.

High Drive: A 97-year-old woman met police outside her home in leopard-print pajamas, when they responded to her call about someone possibly in her garage at 11:37 p.m. Jan. 6.

Wave Street: A man from Fullerton and a man from Santa Ana were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs in the 200 block and taken to Orange County Jail at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 7.

Louise Street: Damage was estimated at $400 each to two parked vehicles whose back windows were smashed in the 1600 block at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

Northern city limit: Newport Beach police gave the Laguna department a heads-up in time for officers to lay spikes at the northern boundary of the city, which stopped a speeding vehicle driven by a woman that Newport Beach officers were chasing. She was taken into custody after the stop at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Area 2

Laguna Canyon Road: An outbound driver was distracted and rear-ended the vehicle in front of her in the 20400 block at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 7.

Hill Street: Police broke up a disturbance between a couple in the 400 block at 11:55 p.m. Jan. 7.

Laguna Canyon Road: A Mission Viejo man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 2300 block at 1:13 a.m. Jan. 9.

Area 3

Ocean Avenue: A man was arrested for being drunk in public with two buddies in the Wells Fargo parking lot and taken to the city jail to sober up at 12:24 p.m. Jan. 8.

South Coast Highway at Oak Street: A Sheriff's Department chase of a burglary suspect from Dana Point ended when the suspect crashed, injuring an elderly woman, and fled on foot, but was found hiding in a nearby garage and taken into custody by deputies at 10:57 a.m. Jan. 8.

Area 4

Summit Road: A resident complained to police about all-night construction noise, and police gave a verbal warning to the occupant of the allegedly noisy home in the 31600 block at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 7.

South Coast Highway: A rear window was broken on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Capri Laguna in the 1400 block at 8:49 a.m. Jan. 7.

Van Dyke Drive: A woman reported that someone entered her storage area in the 1000 block while she was away and stole some items at 1:23 p.m. Jan. 7.

South Coast Highway: A Dana Point man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 1500 block and taken to the city jail to sober up at 12:44 a.m. Jan. 8.

Temple Hills Drive: A Laguna Beach resident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 1300 block at 2:23 a.m. Jan. 8.

South Coast Highway: Police stopped a car for speeding in the 200 block of St. Anns Drive and took three juveniles to police headquarters for pickup by their parents at 1:42 a.m. Monday.

Sommet du Monde: An illegally parked crane was given until noon to move from its parking site, which had prevented a fire engine from responding to a call at 9:45 a.m. Monday.

Alta Laguna Boulevard: A woman asked for additional police patrols after finding fireworks near Carolyn's Knoll where she said kids were drinking, smoking and shooting off fireworks at 10:22 a.m. Monday.

Ruby Street: A Laguna Niguel man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 100 block at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Area 5

Coast Highway at Second Avenue: A naked woman running and hiding behind cars was cited and released at 11:50 p.m. Feb. 7.

Three Arch Bay: Police found an 82-year-old woman and her dog safe when they responded to a call for help by the woman's husband. She had climbed down a steep embankment to comfort the family dog that had fallen down the hill at 11:27 a.m. Jan. 8.

Coast Highway: A Laguna Beach resident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he hit a pole in the 31800 block and checked himself in at the Emergency Department at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach at 10:43 p.m. Monday.

Coast Highway at Wesley Drive: Police tried to reset the traffic signals, which were not operating due a power failure in the area and called Caltrans at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday.

El Toro Road: A bobcat was reportedly walking toward Stater Bros. market in Laguna Woods, which Laguna's Animal Services covers, at 5:34 p.m. Jan 7.


The POLICE FILES are compiled 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 or the results of court action unless noted.

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