Briefly In Public Safety

Two arrested, two cited at beach

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possessing Ecstasy, and two teenage were girls cited on curfew violation at 4:16 a.m. Saturday near Crescent Bay beach, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

Officers were in the location on a call when they encountered the group coming up from the beach.

The girls, 16 and 17 years old, from Santa Ana, were cited and released to their parents.

Jason Mayorga, 20, of Garden Grove, and Luis Cendejas-Rodriguez of Santa Ana, 19, were arrested and held on $20,000 bail, according to police records.

Man accused of marijuana sale

A San Juan Capistrano man was arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana to undercover detectives from Laguna Beach in the 20000 block of Calle Posada in San Juan Capistrano at 5:11 p.m. Oct. 7, according to police records.

Husband jailed after wife seeks help

A Lake Forest man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a fake U.S. Resident Alien Card after his wife asked police for help at 5:34 p.m. Saturday, Kravetz said.

The woman pulled up in front of the police station with her husband in the passenger seat and flagged down an officer, accusing her husband of pushing her during an argument in the car, Kravetz said.

The officers detained both of them and requested identification. The man allegedly provided two forms of identification, each with a different name. One was a Mexican ID card and the other a "green card," which Kravetz alleged was fake. The suspect allegedly admitted to buying the "green card" for $120, and he was also alleged to have a fake social security card.

Gabriel Diaz, 26, was arrested on suspicion of possessing false government documents, a felony. In addition, Diaz had a $1,000 warrant out for his arrest for resisting arrest and being drunk in public. He was taken to Orange County Jail, Kravetz said.

Police employees join with Crime Survivors

Laguna Beach Police Employee Assn. President Larry Bammer, two other PEA members and family and friends took part in the 5K Run/Walk to benefit Crime Survivors, a nonprofit organization, held Oct. 9 at the Orange County Sheriff's Department Training facility in Tustin.

Hundreds of runners and walkers listened to special guests Robin Sax and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and to run/walk the 5k alongside victims, victim advocates, families and a variety of local law enforcement, according to a press statement from Bammer.

Bammer said the event turned emotional when survivors released doves to symbolize their moving beyond victimization.

"As I stood and watched some of these survivors hold their dove and release it into the blue sky, I was moved by them," Bammer stated. "Guys and gals, adults and children standing in front of us as a symbol that surviving is a challenge and we can help. When one lady released her dove and began to cry, I too became tearful. I too know what it is like to be a victim. From being victim of a shooting in 2002 and less than a year later the fatal DUI accident involving my little sister, I stood there knowing we at the LBPEA needed to do more."

Bammer said the police employees group will work closely with Crime Survivors, a non-profit group, to help crime victims recover mentally, physically, emotionally and financially.

"I look forward to the Laguna Beach Police Employee Assn. being able to provide the resources, support and information to empower crime victims to survive and thrive," Bammer stated. For more information, visit

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