Briefly In Public Safety

High school vandalism reported

Laguna Beach High School was vandalized June 15 and the damages are estimated at $1,000, according to police.

A custodian reported at 4:45 a.m. that several locks in the central and east quad area were damaged. The unknown suspect or suspects used a glue-like substance in the locks to disable them, Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

Cafeteria windows were tagged with black marker with the phrases "F*** School" and "Sincerely Class of 2012," Kravetz said. Exterior doors were also vandalized with "12, 12, 12, 12, 12." Other doors simply said "Seniors."

Kravetz said police are going to submit physical evidence from the scene for DNA analysis.


Police: Homeless man found stealing a painting

A Laguna Niguel homeless man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a caller reported a broken window and someone running from the scene June 16.

The callers, who live above a business in the 3300 block of Laguna Canyon Road, went downstairs and reported that a painting, valued at $300, was missing from the front of the store, according to Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz.

The suspect, Duncan James Munro, 33, was found nearby with a painting in his possession, Kravetz said.

— Joanna Clay

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