DUI Arrests

Terry Wayne Pitts, 43, San Clemente - Sunday, December 10

Andrew Frank Roosen, 48, Nevada – Sunday Cell Caller

Manuel Arreola Garcia Jr., 26, Santa Ana - Sunday Plus two warrants

Sameena Ameri, 19 – Friday, December 8

David Robert Hunt, 60, Santa Ana - Friday With a Prior

John Buck Baker, 57, Dana Point - Thursday, December 7

Incident Reports

Sunday, December 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ryan Christopher Williams, 34, Irvine. Additional charge for battery.

Rodrigo Alberto Torres Fernandez, 22, Mission Viejo

Saturday, December 9

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher McCaffrey, 47, Irvine

Mountain Road & S. Coast Hwy | Obstructing an Officer

9:45 p.m. The subject was being uncooperative. Michael Wendt, 56, no fixed address, was arrested for obstructing an officer, and for violating parole, no bail.

Coast Hwy | 30800 | Defrauding an Innkeeper

6:26 p.m. A woman had attempted to pay her bill using multiple credit cards with different names on them. Romy Walthall, 54, Burbank, was arrested for defrauding an innkeeper.

Wendt Terrace | 800 Block | Restraining Order Violation

4:03 p.m. A man and a woman could be heard arguing. Tina Marquette, 53, Laguna Beach, was arrested for violating a restraining order, bail $15,000.

Forest Avenue | 200 Block | Petty Theft

12:39 p.m. Some time on November 27, the RP left a bracelet at the store by accident. Upon returning to the store, she realized that it was either lost or had been stolen.

Laguna Canyon Road | 2100 Block | Fraud

12:36 p.m. On December 9, the RP received a call from someone in North Carolina who informed them that someone had tried using a check linked to the RP’s information. The RP was unsure if there was any loss. 

San Remo Drive | 1900 Block | Petty Theft

10:11 a.m. A UPS package was taken from the RP’s home sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. the same day.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Petty Theft

9:08 a.m. The RP left her shopping cart behind with personal items. The estimated loss was $100.

La Mirada Street & Summit Drive | Suspicious Vehicle

8:11 a.m. Someone inside a black four door sedan, possibly a Chrysler 300 or a Chevy, threw mail and papers out of the window while going down the hill at a high speed, and not stopping at stop signs.

Sunset Terrace | 100 Block | Petty Theft

6:48 a.m. A backpack was stolen from the RP’s unlocked Black Jeep Cherokee some time during the night prior. 

Friday, December 8

Camel Point Drive & Coast Hwy | Vandalism

9:12 p.m. Someone threw a rock on the RP’s vehicle, damaging the windshield.

Alta Laguna Boulevard | 3000 Block | Petty Theft

9:46 a.m. The RP thinks that two named suspects had stolen $300 cash from her sometime during the same day.

Laguna Canyon Road & El Toro Road | Traffic Collision

3:53 a.m., Two BMWs were involved in a traffic collision. One window was smashed.

Brooks Street & S. Coast Hwy | Traffic Collision

3:09 a.m. A motorcycle was down on the ground against the curb due to a possible hit and run. Traffic was not being blocked.

Jewel Avenue & 3rd Avenue | Wires Down

1:13 a.m. Telephone poles were reported being down. 

S. Coast Hwy | 700 Block | Drugs

1:05 a.m. Mark Leonard Adams Jr., 22, Wildomar, and Jaylin Tood Morency, 20, Capo Beach,  were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, as well as for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Thursday, December 7

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Steven Tyler Evertsen, 24, Utah

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

12:42 p.m. Javier Blas, 30, Concord, was arrested for buying and/or selling stolen property.

Rounsevel Terrace | 2900 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

11:21 a.m. The RP’s vehicle was burglarized last night at around 7 p.m. The RP stated that the vehicle might have been left unlocked. The total loss was $50.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

8:43 a.m. A window of the RP’s white Honda Ridgeline was punched out. Three credit cards were taken. The total loss was $3,000.

Cypress Drive | 200 Block | Battery

7:03 a.m. The RP stated that a man had attacked him. No weapons were found at the scene, and medical attention was refused. The subject, a 17-year-old Laguna Beach resident, was arrested for battery. 

Wednesday, December 6

Summit Road | 31500 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

8:13 p.m. The RP noticed that someone had entered their unlocked vehicle ten days prior. Nothing of value was taken, but everything from the glovebox of the RP’s vehicle was left on the passenger seat.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

8:09 p.m. Sean Patrick Eskeli, 55, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

9th Avenue | 31900 Block | Petty Theft

5:05 p.m. Mail was taken from the RP’s mail box. Some of the mail was opened.

N. Coast Hwy | 600 Block | Petty Theft

3:24 p.m. The RP stated that two possible subjects took her money bag. The total loss was $150.

Bluebird Canyon Drive | 700 Block | Fraud

10:37 a.m. Two suspicious checks were found in the RP’s elderly mother’s checking account. One check was for $280, and the other was for $240. Laguna Beach Police Detectives were said to be investigating the matter.


Police Files

Syringes found near church, preschool

On Sunday, December 3, a bag containing about three dozen syringes and a metal spoon were found in the 300 block of St Ann’s Drive, near Neighborhood Congregational Church and a preschool, Montessori School of Laguna Beach.

“The combination of syringes and a metal spoon usually means heroin use,” explained Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. They were collected and booked for destruction by officers.

While the police department has located and seized many syringes before, “At church grounds is concerning to the PD,” Cota said. 

“If syringes are located, immediately call LBPD’s non-emergency line [949-497-0701] and have them picked up by officers,” he advised. “They will come as fast as possible, most likely when dispatched.”

Woman arrested for child endangerment while driving DUI

On Friday, December 8, at 9:40 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Thalia and S. Coast Hwy.

The driver, identified as Tatiana Vasilevskaya, 40, Aliso Viejo, was found to be driving under the influence and was subsequently arrested for DUI.

Unfortunately, she wasn’t the only one in the car.

“There were four children inside the vehicle at the time of the vehicle stop, all age 16 and younger,” said Cota. “Aside from being arrested for DUI, an additional charge of child endangerment was added.”

With the added charge of child endangerment, Vasilevskaya’s bail was set at $100,000. 

Fire Files

An update on LBFD on the front lines

Stu News wanted to hear the details about our firefighters on the front line of the Thomas Fire, so we asked Fire Chief Kirk Summers if we could talk to some of the guys – and the answer was no – not because they didn’t want to be interviewed – because, as the Fire Chief explained, with great pride, “They are still up there! They are on the line today after resting yesterday, they are doing 24-hour shifts. I would anticipate that they will be committed to the fire at least through the end of the week and maybe longer. Weather forecasts are predicting continued warm and dry conditions and possibly Sundowners. Many folks up there are expecting to be doing mop-up into January,” he told us.

We are lucky here in Laguna to have such dedicated, hard-working, and courageous firefighters. We’ll be writing the full story of their experiences when they’ve had time to rest – by which time, let’s hope we’ve had some rain.

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Courtesy of LBFD

Laguna Beach Firefighters will remain at the Thomas Fire, now reported to be burning more than 230,000 acres, through the end of the week


Laguna Beach Police Department now accepting applications for Citizens Academy, deadline Jan 19

The Laguna Beach Police Department is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Citizens Academy. The academy starts Thurs, Jan 25, 2018, and will meet from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks (the 13th week is graduation). 

Applications will be accepted until Jan 19, 2018. 

This is a non-stress course designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the LBPD and to help foster communication between police personnel and citizens. 

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Graduating Class of 2016

The academy course includes instruction in the following areas: History of the LBPD, investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, driving under the influence investigation, gangs, narcotics, neighborhood watch, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, police K-9 program, volunteer programs, and other relevant topics. 

There will also be a tour of the LBPD and the OC Jail. Academy members will be given the opportunity to shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios. 

Applications are available on www.lagunabeachcity.net or www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/cominfo

For questions regarding this program, contact class coordinator Ross Fallah at

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (949) 464-6624.


DUI Arrests

Mina Noel Sarshar, 24, Tustin - Tuesday, December 5

Incident Reports

Tuesday, December 5

Seacove Drive | 31600 Block | Resisting a Police Officer

9:47 p.m. The RP claimed that a female was outside stalking him. Marissa Tara Baer, 39, arrested for resisting a police officer.

Temple Terrace | 1100 Block | Vandalism

5:20 p.m. When the RP walked out to the vehicle, they noticed that subjects she had seen earlier had spit on her window.

Forest Avenue | 200 Block | Petty Theft

3:43 p.m. A woman stole two bracelets. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

10:48 a.m. A backpack with an iPad and a phone charger inside was stolen.

Ruby Place | 2100 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

9:53 a.m. A laptop, an external hard drive and a checkbook were stolen from the RP’s locked silver Silverado a few nights prior.

Glen | 300 Block | Illegal Lodging

3:43 a.m. Terry Dwayne Sander, 39, no fixed address, was arrested for illegal lodging.

S. Coast Hwy | 1100 Block | Robbery

2:01 a.m. The RP stated that a man was jumped by two unknown men and took his jacket and three credit cards. The subjects were last seen northbound on Coast Hwy at Oak Street.

Monday, December 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kyle Albert Winton, 37, no fixed address

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Petty Theft

12:46 p.m. The RP’s driver’s license was either lost or stolen.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Assault

12:26 p.m. A group was fighting on the boardwalk. The incident was caught on camera. Reese Mitchel Westenberger, 52, no fixed address, was arrested for assault.

Sunday, December 3

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Caprice Adelfa Hatch, 48, San Clemente

Cliff Drive | 300 Block | Warrant

11:49 p.m. Kim Minks, 61, Ladera Ranch, was arrested on a Harbor Court Warrant for assault and battery.

Coast Hwy & Mountain | Warrant

11:33 p.m. Eli Richard Lopiccola, 45, no fixed address, was arrested on two Harbor Court warrants for being drunk in public, bail $10,000 each. 

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Stolen Vehicle

9:57 p.m. The Irvine Police Department recovered a Laguna Beach stolen Beige 2013 Ford Edge LL. The vehicle was not damaged, stripped or burned, but two license plates were missing. 

3rd Street | 300 Block | Illegal Lodging

9:24 p.m. Neilesh Bhikhu Chauhan, 46, no fixed address, was arrested for illegal lodging.

Saint Anns Drive | 300 Block | Syringes Found

1:06 p.m. Three dozen syringes were found in the bushes.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Disturbance

10:42 a.m. A transient man was laying across the sidewalk asking for money. The second RP stated that same man threw a banana at her 11-year-old daughter.

Castle Rock Road | 20900 Block | Trespassing

10:28 a.m. An ongoing verbal dispute had been occurring over property lines, as well as some civil suits. A man broke into the unlocked shed on the property, and came out carrying a trash bag. Juan Abel Gonzales, 26, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing.


Fire Files

Firefighters on full alert as Red Flag Warning is extended: “Elevated sense of awareness urged”

The National Weather Service extended the Red Flag Warning for the Orange County Coastal Zone through Saturday, Dec 9 at 8 p.m. Police and fire personnel urge an elevated sense of awareness during these extreme weather conditions.

Laguna Beach Fire Chief Kirk Summers reported that LBFD had two engines and two Battalion Chiefs assigned to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County on the fire lines Thursday.

“Closer to home, we have staffed up every available engine, including our wildland engine and our reserve engines, and the rescue squad,” Summers continued. “All but four of our firefighters are on duty in anticipation of the extreme fire weather conditions.”

Jordan Villwock, the city’s Emergency Operations Coordinator, reported that CERT volunteers were posted at Alta Laguna Park this week as a visual deterrent and for public outreach. 

“The PD is using Beach Patrol Officers to maintain a fire watch there during the night,” Summers added. 

The Police Department is also enforcing Red Flag parking restrictions in the Diamond and Crestview neighborhoods.

Photo by Mary Hurlbut

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CERT volunteers on patrol at Alta Laguna Park this week

 “The Great Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council activated their Red Flag Patrol earlier this week, so you might see cars driving around town with red flags,” Villwock said. 

City Council Bob Whalen said that he believed the situation brought attention to the need for undergrounding utility poles along evacuation routes. 

“Over the past few days the wildfires raging throughout Southern California have required over 100,000 to flee their homes in minutes. The speed with which the fires have spread is incredible,” said Whalen said. “Watching people run from their homes underscores for me how crucial it is to all of us in Laguna to underground the utility poles on Laguna Canyon Road and other evacuation routes in the city. This will be the first priority in the city’s undergrounding plan.

“I am confident that voters will understand how crucial this plan is to public safety and will support it at next November’s election,” he concluded.

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Courtesy LBFD

Laguna Beach Firefighters were involved in firefighting at the Thomas Fire for 48 hours before getting a break on Thursday

Laguna Beach residents should take this time to evaluate their preparedness levels, Villwock said. He asked that residents refer to the Ready! Set! Go! Program available on the Fire Department website (www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire). 

Villwock also encouraged residents to register for AlertOC which is the City’s mass notification system by going to www.alertoc.com. Residents should make sure to include cell phone number, text number, and email addresses so that they can be contacted no matter where they are. 

In order to ensure they are contacted during a Red Flag Warning, residents should register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777. 

Despite reports of a “purple flag” warning, Summers explained that there’s no such thing. “There is a fire severity scale that uses colors to indicate fire risk in various areas. The purple indicator is fairly new and has made its debut in this weather event.” 


DUI Arrests

Alex Palma Anguiano, 31, New Mexico - Saturday

Madison Maree Maus, 22, Buena Park - Saturday

Diane Elizabeth Jones, 58, San Clemente – Thursday, November 30 With a Prior

Incident Reports

Saturday, December 2

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jonathan Shakill, 32, Laguna Niguel

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Stolen Vehicle

10 p.m. The RP’s dark blue 2015 Mercedes Benz Sprinter was stolen. The RP last saw the vehicle at 6 p.m. on that day. The keys were not in the vehicle, and the RP confirmed that the tow companies did not tow it away.

S. Coast Hwy | 300 Block | Vandalism

9:40 p.m. A man was spotted tagging with white paint. Alexander Velazquez, 18, San Clemente, was arrested for vandalism, bail $500.

Oak Street & S. Coast Hwy | Destroying Evidence

8:40 p.m. Andy Sostene Codio, 23, no fixed address, was arrested for destroying evidence.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Assault

3:41 p.m. A man was verbally threatening the RP. Jason Popielarski, 41, Utah, was placed under a citizen’s arrest for asault, bail $500.

Camel Point Drive & Coast Hwy | Traffic Collision

12:05 p.m. A dark grey Honda Accord was involved in a traffic collision. No injuries were reported.

Cozumel | 300 Block | Fraud

10:28 a.m. The RP had documents showing that a new bank account had been opened with their social security number sometime last week. No loss was reported. 

Friday, December 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kimberly Renee Klein, 34, Newport Beach

Laguna Boulevard | 3300 Block | Fraud

2:17 p.m. The RP was scammed out of $8,000. They received a call claiming to be “law enforcement,” which threatened to arrest the RP if they did not send money via MoneyPak.

Park Avenue & Glenneyre Street | Traffic Collision

12:34 p.m. Several calls were received about a vehicle and a pedestrian being involved in a traffic collision. The pedestrian did not have any visible injuries, but complained of pain to his left shoulder, left elbow, and lower back. He was treated at the scene by Laguna Beach Fire personnel, and was transported to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach.

Wave Street | 200 Block | Fraud

10 a.m. Credit cards were opened under the RP’s name.

Thursday, November 30

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Gordon Weider, 70, no fixed address

Beverly Street & N. Coast Hwy | Warrant, Restraining Order Violation

10:50 p.m. Salena Anita Robinson, 54, Pasadena, was arrested on four warrants. The first one was an Alhambra warrant for petty theft, bail $35,000. The second was an El Monte warrant for possession of a controlled substance, bail $30,000. The third was an Alhambra warrant for a hit and run, bail $35,000. The fourth one was a Pasadena warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Robinson was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle. John Ciardullo, 64, Arcadia, was arrested on a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department warrant for domestic violence. Ciardullo was also arrested for violation of a restraining order, and for driving on a suspended license.

S. Encino | Fraud

8 p.m. The RP stated that she has a rental property in Utah, and that a transaction was done online via BRBO. The subject mailed the RP a fraudulent check. The approximate loss was $2,100.

West Street | 31500 Block | Grand Theft

1:59 p.m. An ongoing investigation of a grand theft is underway. The current estimated loss so far is $64,500.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Warrant

1:03 p.m. Arash Rahimi, 39, Lake Forest, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant for petty theft.

Cress Street & Coast Hwy | Petty Theft

11:57 a.m. The RP fell asleep on a bench, and their purse along with their medication was taken. The estimated total loss was unknown.

S. Coast Hwy | 1100 Block | Grand Theft

11:01 a.m. The RP reported a total loss of $1,000.

El Paso & S. Coast Hwy | Warrant

1:49 a.m. Brett Bolin, 28, no fixed address, was arrested on a warrant for illegal lodging.

Wednesday, November 29

Glenneyre Street | 1000 Block | Petty Theft

8:44 a.m. The RP’s license plate was taken, but they weren’t sure when it had occurred.

N. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Traffic Collision

8:16 a.m. A four vehicle traffic collision occurred, causing the airbag to deploy on one of the vehicles. The drivers appeared to be okay. The number one lane of Coast Hwy was closed for 30 minutes.


Police Files

LBPD officer arrested in elder abuse case: internal investigation launched

On Tuesday, November 28, officers from the Fullerton Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with an ongoing elder abuse and fraud investigation.

One of those individuals was LBPD’s Officer Rock Wagner, 58, a nine-year veteran of the police department. Arrested along with him were his sister, Wendy Wagner, 55, and her boyfriend, Norman McBride, 58. All three were arrested for elder abuse and fraud, and were released from the Fullerton City Jail after posting bail.

Officer Wagner has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

In an interview with Stu News Laguna, Police Chief Laura Farinella estimated that the internal investigation would take approximately 30-45 days.

“We will not compromise a thorough and accurate investigation for the sake of getting it done earlier than it takes,” she said.

While disappointed with the arrest, the LBPD wants to express to the community that no criminal activity is alleged to have occurred within Laguna Beach or while Officer Wagner was on-duty.

“The arrest of Wagner was definitely unexpected and has sent a disappointing ripple throughout the entire department,” said Farinella. “With that said, this arrest is not a reflection of the hard-working, ethical men and women of the Laguna Beach Police Department, and nothing in this case has ever pointed to his work here as a police officer.”

Fullerton PD was informed of the alleged misconduct in June 2017 by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Orange County Adult Protective Services. Chief Farinella was made aware of the investigation a few months ago by Fullerton PD. 

“One of our lieutenants was there at the time of the arrest and [Wagner’s] badge, gun, and ID ware taken. It was at that time he was placed on paid administrative leave and given the appropriate paperwork related to this status,” Farinella said.

Fullerton PD officers said that there was more than one alleged victim, related to the suspects, and the allegations relate to the theft of several hundreds of thousands of dollars. The suspects are not accused of any physical abuse. 

“We have a war on trees [in our town],” says Mayor Iseman after vicious attack kills eucalyptus

In August, an unknown suspect poured gasoline on a eucalyptus tree a block away from Thousand Steps Beach. The fire department responded to absorb the fuel, and a consulting arborist was called in by the city’s Public Works and Code Enforcement departments to evaluate the tree.

“Public Works staff followed the consulting arborists’ recommendations to remove the fuel and periodically visited the site to monitor the situation and evaluate the health of the tree,” said Shohreh Dupuis, director of Public Works, in a letter. At that time, the tree did not appear damaged beyond recovery.

That did not last long. A few weeks later, the foliage turned brown and the canopy began to die. A dozen nails were found in the tree trunk, which were removed immediately. 

“During the follow up inspection, the arborist suggested that the damage caused by the vandalism had systematically affected the tree to a level that was likely to be irreversible,” said Dupuis.

The tree has not recovered and is now dead. The Public Works department is following the City Council’s Public Tree Removal Policy for its removal, as it has become a fire hazard.

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A 50-foot tall eucalyptus tree will be removed after a series of attacks killed it

“We have a war on trees going on [in this town],” said Mayor Toni Iseman. Last November, someone cut gashes into five eucalyptus trees in front of Montage Laguna Beach. And in May of this year, several nails were hammered into a tree in the 1000 block of Cortez.

Unfortunately, LBPD is not actively investigating the recent vandalism that killed the eucalyptus tree because they have no leads on the incident.

“If you can prove that a tree was purposely or maliciously killed by a person, a case can be presented to the DA’s office for filing consideration,” explained Sgt. Jim Cota. “A report was generated and Code Enforcement conducted an investigation. If there had been any solid leads on who committed the crime, a report would have been sent to Investigations for assistance in either an arrest or filing a charge with the DA.”

Red Flag Warning issued for Laguna Beach

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning effective through Thurs, Dec 7 at 11:59 p.m. A high wind watch has also been issued where wind speeds between 20-40 mph and gusts of up to 60 mph are possible. Laguna Beach residents should refer to the Ready! Set! Go! Program available on the Fire Department website (www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire). 

Register for AlertOC, the city’s mass notification system, by going to AlertOC.com. To ensure you are contacted during a Red Flag Warning, please register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777.

Residents should be aware of parking restrictions in the Diamond/Crestview neighborhood during Red Flag Warnings. Any vehicles parked in spaces marked with a “red flag” in the center may be cited or towed.


Police Files

LBPD officer arrested in elder abuse case

On Tuesday, November 28, officers from the Fullerton Police Department arrested three individuals in connection with an ongoing elder abuse and fraud investigation.

One of those individuals was LBPD’s Officer Rock Wagner, a nine-year veteran of the police department. Arrested along with him were his sister, Wendy Wagner, and her boyfriend, Norman McBride. All three were arrested for elder abuse and fraud, and were released from the Fullerton City Jail after posting bail.

While disappointed with the arrest, the LBPD wants to express to the community that no criminal activity is alleged to have occurred within Laguna Beach or while Officer Wagner was on-duty.

“As law enforcement officers, we are held to the highest of standards and in no way is the arrest of Officer Wagner a reflection of the hard-working men and women of this outstanding police organization, said Police Chief Laura Farinella in a statement.

Fullerton PD was informed of the alleged misconduct in June 2017 by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Orange County Adult Protective Services.

Little details are currently available, though Fullerton PD officers said that there was more than one alleged victim, related to the suspects, and the allegations relate to the theft of several hundreds of thousands of dollars. The suspects are not accused of any physical abuse. 

Officer Wagner has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.


DUI Arrests

Ryan Christopher Giglio, 24, Huntington Beach – Monday Cell Caller, With a Prior

Incident Reports

Tuesday, November 28

S. Coast Hwy | 2300 Block | Burglary

11:23 p.m. The RP saw two subjects trying to get into his garage using a screwdriver and a drill. 

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Warrant

7:44 p.m. Johney Allen Yarborough, 41, Texas, was arrested on a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department warrant for drug related charges.

Morningside Circle | 1400 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

3:52 p.m. Jewelry was taken from inside a vehicle. It was unknown if the vehicle was locked or not.

Griffith Way | 600 Block | Petty Theft

2:15 p.m. Two days ago, two bicycles were stolen. The approximate loss was $800.

Circle Drive | 31800 Block | Vandalism

12:10 p.m. The RP has video of a woman smearing feces on their home last night. 

Point Place | 32000 Block | Burglary

12:07 p.m. The family of the RP just arrived home, and noticed that some of the Christmas gifts were missing. A woman who appeared to be a transient was in the residence wearing her son’s sweater and socks that were just purchased for him. The woman then left, with a green bag with various items inside. The subject was taken into custody, and the property was returned. Cathleen Combs was arrested for burglary, bail $50,000.

Bent Street | 400 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

10:12 a.m.  A radio was pulled out of an unlocked black Acura.

Monday, November 27

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Tonya Marie Fracchia, 48, Newport Beach

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Trespassing

8:25 p.m. Rebecca Rankins, 45, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing.

Cypress Drive | 300 Block | Vandalism

2:40 p.m. Stairs were partially torn three days ago. The RP provided possible suspect information.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Fraud

12:58 p.m. The RP mailed a mortgage check, and it was cashed before being delivered to the mortgage company.

S. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Vandalism

11:10 a.m. The window of a store was broken sometime last night.

Iris Way | 2400 Block | Vandalism

The RP’s white Jeep Grand Cherokee was keyed last night by a named suspect.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20400 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

9:09 a.m. A phone was taken from the RP’s vehicle, which may or may not have been locked.

Sunday, November 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Paul Leo Ryan, 62, no fixed address

S. Coast Hwy | 1100 Block | Petty Theft

3:26 p.m. A purse was stolen sometime during the day prior. The approximate loss was $2,200.

S. Coast Hwy & Oak Street | Traffic Collision

1:06 p.m. Two motorcycles were involved in a traffic collision. Medical treatment was refused.

N. Coast Hwy | 600 Block | Burglary

11:30 a.m. Richard Winston Baird, 83, Laguna Beach, was arrested for shoplifting, bail $500.

Circle Drive | 31800 Block | Petty Theft

11:17 a.m. Last night, a suspect came by the RP’s home and took a box of items.

Glenneyre Street | 2000 Block | Identity Fraud

10:57 a.m. Officers were called when threats were made towards the RP. Alexandra Nichole Hovas, 26, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for identity theft, bail $20,000, and for possession of false ID, bail $500. The charges stemmed from an incident report from the same day.

Tia Juana Street | 900 Block | Petty Theft

10:41 a.m. Materials and construction tools went missing on November 13. The estimated total loss was $820.


DUI Arrests

Jeffrey Daniel Carroll, 26, Nevada - Thursday, November 23

Incident Reports

Sunday, November 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christina Marie Sebastian, 31, Irvine

Saturday, November 25

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Janette Silva, 25, Tujunga

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Drugs

11:52 p.m. A 16-year-old juvenile from Ladera Ranch was detained for having a fake ID. Charges for possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of narcotics were added. 

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Petty Theft, Resisting Arrest, Threatening a Police Officer

9:44 p.m. Two males were loitering in the area. One suspect, a known shoplifter, stole two bottles, which was caught on video. Shane Michael Sutton, 39, no fixed address, was arrested for petty theft, bail $500, as well as for resisting arrest and making verbal threats to a police officer, bail $25,000.

Skyline Drive | 1300 Block | Petty Theft

5:51 p.m. Theft of two or three packages occurred last Sunday while the RP was out of town. The approximate loss was $50.

La Mirada Street | 800 Block | Petty Theft

5:29 p.m. Prescription pills were taken. A possible suspect was named. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 3200 Block | Vandalism

3:51 p.m. The RP’s black Ford F-150 had its lock broken, and the window was scratched. The incident occurred on November 25.

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Petty Theft

3:31 p.m. The RP’s purse with ID/license, social security card and cell phone, was stolen sometime last night. The approximate loss was $1,000.

Bonn Drive | 3100 Block | Grand Theft

12:30 p.m. A $10,000 - $12,000 Rolex watch was stolen on November 20.

Emerald Bay | 800 Block | Burglary

6:20 a.m. The RP stated that they saw a white male in their 20s inside of their home. The police department cleared the residence.

Friday, November 24

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jonathan Hart, 48, Laguna Beach

Javier Hommy Blas, 30, Concord

Miles Andrew Meehan, 34, Laguna Beach

Jeffrey Michael Cullen, Jr., 40, Costa Mesa

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Domestic Violence

7:27 p.m. The victim stated that the suspect punched her in the face. John David Borecki, 52, no fixed address, was arrested for domestic violence, bail $50,000, and for a North Court warrant.

Glenneyre Street & Oak Street | Vandalism

1:04 p.m. The front bumper of the RP’s blue Corvette looked as if it was kicked in. The incident occurred at about 12:59 p.m.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Warrant

8:28 a.m. Wayne Chancey, no fixed address was arrested on a $10,000 warrant for public intoxication.

Thursday, November 23

Cleo Street & S. Coast Hwy | Stolen Vehicle

6:15 p.m. A 2003 4Runner reported to have been stolen out of Fountain Valley, was pulled over by Laguna Beach Police Department. Alejandro Delacruz Jimenez, 29, Aliso Viejo, was arrested for stolen vehicle, bail $20,000. Pechkanharath Marie Lim, 18, Aliso Viejo, was arrested for stolen vehicle, bail $20,000.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

1:31 p.m. Miscellaneous items and credit cards were stolen from the RP’s vehicle. The credit cards have been used.

Glenneyre Street | 1400 Block | Warrant

10:56 a.m. Gabriela Angelitas Reyes, 27, Maywood, was arrested on two warrants. One was a Los Angeles Sheriff’s warrant for burglary, and for breaking and entering, bail $30,000, and the other was a Los Angeles Sheriff’s warrant for possession of a controlled substance, and for possession of drug paraphernalia, bail $25,000.

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Domestic Violence

12:53 a.m. Julia Ai Ikeda Daley, 25, Oceanside, was arrested for domestic violence, bail $10,000.

Wednesday, November 22

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Charles King, 36, Laguna Beach

Philip Winston Adkins, 33, Corona Del Mar

Matthew Rogers Megar, 35, Alabama

Javier Hommy Blas, 30, Concord

S. Coast Hwy | 300 Block | Probation Violation

7 p.m. Daniel William Delrosario, 25, no fixed address, was arrested for no bail probation violation.

2nd Street & Forest Avenue | Vandalism

5:59 p.m. A red Mazda 3 hatchback had its windshield smashed.

Ocean Front | 700 Block | Burglary

3:05 p.m. The RP’s $5,400 Intense mountain bike was stolen from their garage.

Pala Way | 2600 Block | Grand Theft

2:13 p.m. A handgun and an extra magazine were stolen from the RP’s home. The RP named a possible suspect. The total loss was $1,200.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

2:03 p.m. Unspecified items valued at $100 was stolen from the owner’s black Ford Focus.

Coast Hwy | 30900 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

7:30 p.m. A surfboard and wetsuit were taken from a vehicle on November 21 between approximately 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21

Laguna Canyon Road | 20100 Block | Warrant

1:26 p.m. Austin Joseph McGregor, 37, Huntington Beach, was arrested for a no bail North Dakota warrant for a drug related violation, along with bail jumping.

Coast Hwy | 31100 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

10:58 a.m. A purse was stolen from a vehicle on November 19.

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