Briefly In Public Safety

Suspected drunk driver hits car, wall

A Laguna Beach woman was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of drunk driving after reportedly hitting a vehicle and a wall.

Stacie Decker Mead, 43, was arrested at 12:37 a.m. after reports came in that a woman had hit a parked SUV and left the scene.

Her vehicle was found near the intersection of Capistrano and Noria streets with front-end damage consistent with the damage on the SUV, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. A headlight had also been left at the scene.

Mead's vehicle then rolled back at the intersection and hit a wall.

She was found at her residence, which was nearby, and was detained by police after a witness was able to identify her as the driver of the vehicle.


Meeting to discuss fire, mudslide risks

Residents of the "Wesley Protection Zone" are encouraged to attend a meeting with the Laguna Beach Fire Department, where officials will discuss the risk of fires and mudslides in the area.

The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the community room at United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive.

The zone includes Terry Road, Rounsvel Terrace, Alexander Road, Ashton Road, Hinkle Place, Cardinal Way, Laguna Terrace Park, Marilyn Drive, Driftwood Drive, Wesley Drive, Lang Park, Ocean Vista, Laguna Ocean Vista and Aliso Circle, according to a news release.

The program will include discussion of community organization and preparation now before disaster strikes.

RSVP to Sandi Cain at (949) 497-2680 or, or Susan Weidhaas at (949) 683-0120 or Include your name, address and phone number. Space is limited.

—Joanna Clay and Kelly Parker

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