Briefly In Public Safety

Intruder damages vacant home

A vacant home in the 1000 block of North Coast Highway was reported broken into and ransacked, with $900 in damages to fixtures and planters, at 10:57 a.m. May 5, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

A realty agent had gone to check on the property and noticed that someone had been inside, Kravetz said. A window had been shattered to gain entrance, and things were moved around. A light fixture was broken in the bathroom and there was a shattered pot outside.

“It looks as if the suspect or suspects might have spent the night inside the residence," Kravetz said. It is not known if anything was stolen from the house.


Tomato lobbed at driver’s car

A woman allegedly threw a tomato at a BMW driven by a man during an apparent road rage incident at 4:45 p.m. May 6 at South Coast Highway and Diamond Street, Kravetz said.

The victim was driving the BMW northbound on South Coast Highway near Moss Street when a woman in a white colored Nissan Murano pulled up next to him, began cursing at him and then threw a tomato onto the hood of his vehicle, Kravetz alleged.

The tomato splattered all over the hood, and the man immediately pulled into a car wash at Center Street, whereupon the woman also stopped and got out. She yelled and cursed at the man before getting back into her car and fleeing.


The woman was not found, and there was no permanent damage to the car, Kravetz said.

Mother, son jailed in meth case

A mother and son were arrested on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine to undercover detectives in a parking lot of a business in the 800 block of Glenneyre Street at 12:06 a.m. Saturday, Kravetz said.

Paul Ritchyrd Vogue, 24, of Newport Beach, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance, Kravetz said.

His mother, Monica Suzanne Vogue, 44, of Big Bear, was held on suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Laguna Beach detectives had been working on a previous narcotics case involving Paul Vogue and had contacted him in order to arrange another drug deal, Kravetz said.

When they called, a woman got on the phone and said she was Vogue’s mother and allegedly began to arrange the drug deal.

The pair met officers at the Glenneyre Street location to conduct the transaction, where they were arrested. Paul Vogue posted bail and Monica Vogue was held in Orange County Jail on $27,500 bail, according to jail records.


Sideswipe leads to man’s arrest

A 35-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and assault and battery after an alleged sideswiping incident in the 200 block of Arch Street at 12:38 a.m. May 7, Kravetz said.

Officers were called to the location on a report of a fist fight between two men, one of whom told officers that he was in the 2000 block of Glenneyre Street when the suspect drove around him and sideswiped his car, then allegedly failed to stop.

The victim followed the suspect to Arch Street and confronted him at his home. The confrontation ended in a fight. The damage to both cars was minor. The suspect, Victor Castro-Castillo, was arrested at the scene.

Sea lion not shot, police determine

A mysterious gunshot on a boat off of Three Arch Bay led to an investigation into the death of a sea lion May 7, Kravetz said.

“The Harbor Patrol had called us on May 6 because an explosion or gunshot was heard coming from a boat off the coast between 10th Street and Three Arch Bay," Kravetz said. Nothing was found, but the following morning a sea lion washed up on Three Arch Bay beach.

“We requested a veterinarian from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center to examine the remains," Kravetz said. “The vet said the sea lion was deceased more than a week and didn’t have anything to do with the explosion." The sea lion’s remains were buried on the beach.


Traffic stop ends in drug arrest

A 29-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine after he was stopped for an alleged traffic violation on Fairview Road at Third Avenue at 9:20 p.m. May 7, Kravetz said.

Officers searched the vehicle of parolee Joshua Bulloch and allegedly found methamphetamine in the center console and a glove box. Bulloch was held in Orange County Jail without bail, according to jail records.

Complaint leads to closure of Aliso lot

Police evacuated the Aliso Beach parking lot at 9:28 p.m. May 7 after a report that between 90 and several hundred young people were causing a disturbance by jumping around and damaging parked cars, according to police records and Kravetz.

“Officers arrived and cleared out the parking lot of people and vehicles," Kravetz said. “There were no victims at the scene complaining of anything and the cars were all owned by the people there."

He added that there were no signs of alcohol being drunk.

Accused vodka shoplifter jailed

A 39-year-old Costa Mesa man was jailed after he allegedly shoplifted a $29.90 bottle of vodka from a market in the 600 block of North Coast Highway at 7:39 p.m. Saturday, Kravetz said.

Wade Paul Harper was detained by employees outside the store.

Officers subsequently arrested him on an alleged burglary charge since they determined he had no way of paying for the vodka and had gone into the store to commit the theft.

Harper was held on $20,000 bail in Orange County Jail, according to jail records.

Man jailed after beer can theft

A Las Vegas man was jailed after he was arrested on suspicion of stealing a 24-ounce can of beer from a market in the 800 block of Glenneyre Street at 10:27 a.m. Sunday, Kravetz said.

Abram Hnric Goodman, 46, was found at Brooks Street and South Coast Highway.

Goodman was found to be in possession of a prescription pill without a valid prescription, so that charge was added, Kravetz said.

Goodman was held in Orange County Jail on $100,000 bail, according to jail records.

Two arrested after allegedly fighting

Two homeless men were arrested after they were reported fighting at a gas station in the 100 block of North Coast Highway at 9:34 p.m. Saturday, Kravetz said.

Troy Lee Sobek, 44, was arrested on a battery allegation and the other man was held on suspicion of public intoxication.

Man pulled from ocean by police

Police rescued a man who was reportedly trying to drown himself off Picnic Beach in the 400 block of Cliff Drive at 12:37 a.m. May 7, Kravetz said.

The man’s girlfriend called police, who pulled the man out of the water and took him to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.