DUI Arrests

Kevin Bonetti, 21, Aliso Viejo – Sunday, August 13 Hit and Run

Geoffrey Fellows, 47, Laguna Hills – Sunday

Marieann Bercilla, 18, San Bernardino – Saturday, August 12

Mario Rossi, 19, San Clemente – Friday, August 11

 

Incident Reports

Sunday, August 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Eli Lopiccola, 45, no fixed address

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Trespassing 

1:02 a.m. Jessica Pearson, 20, Rialto, was arrested for trespassing. 

Saturday, August 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Gordon Weider, 69, no fixed address

Ricardo Herrera, 46, Laguna Beach

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Trespassing

1:39 p.m. Imam Imam, 22, Anaheim, was arrested for trespassing with $500 bail. 

8th Avenue & Coast Hwy | Battery

12:27 p.m. A suspect grabbed the RP by the neck and pinned him against a car before driving away. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. 

Coast Hwy | 31600 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

11:11 a.m. A phone was taken from a vehicle. 

S. Coast Hwy | 400 Block | Fighting

1:32 a.m. Witnesses reported four subjects fighting. Medics were called to treat a man who was bleeding from the head and a woman was thrown to the ground. Officers are investigating the incident.

N. Coast Hwy | 1300 Block | Drugs

12:54 a.m. Kenneth Carver, 46, Rocklin, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Friday, August 11

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Isaiah Merkle, 35, Lake Forest

Gordon Weider, 69, no fixed address

Bradford Sturtevant, 53, Corona Del Mar

Andy Codio, 23, no fixed address

Thalia Street | 100 Block | Petty Theft

2:57 p.m. A purse was stolen. The victim did not know if their home had been broken into or not. 

N. Coast Hwy | 600 Block | Grand Theft

1:04 p.m. High end alcohol valued at $7,500 was stolen. 

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Warrant, Assault on Officer

10:21 a.m. Joseph Kirkpatrick, 52, no fixed address, was arrested on a no bail felony warrant. He was also charged with assault on an officer after he spat on the jailer. 

Thursday, August 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Sean Minney, 29, Fountain Valley 

N. Coast Hwy | 1300 Block | Stolen Vehicle, Warrants

10:25 p.m. Officers located a 1996 Mitsubishi that had been reported stolen out of Huntington Beach the previous day. The driver was detained and arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. He also had four outstanding warrants for DUI, identity theft, hit and run, and more.

Coast Hwy | 31800 Block | Trespassing

8:53 p.m. Cynthia Barrow, 59, Costa Mesa, was arrested for trespassing. 

S. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Grand Theft 

8:31 p.m. A watch worth $20,000 was stolen. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Resisting

8:18 p.m. Carlos Cruz, 36, Costa Mesa, was arrested for resisting officers. 

Glenneyre Street & Legion Street | Warrant

1:02 p.m. Joanne Rich, 63, no fixed address, was arrested on an outstanding Harbor Court warrant. 

S. Coast Hwy | 900 Block | Warrant, Littering

9:12 a.m. Beth Ann Timmerrosenzweig, 46, Newport Beach, was arrested on a no bail warrant for identity theft and other charges. She was also charged with littering. 

Bluff Drive | 31500 Block | Vandalism

8:40 a.m. The RP witnessed an individual spray painting rocks. The police located the suspect’s property, but not the suspect. 

Starlit Drive | 1200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

7:30 a.m. The RP’s vehicle was broken into the previous night. A checkbook, wallet, cash and sunglasses were among the items taken. 

Wednesday, August 9

Coast Hwy | 31800 Block | Trespassing 

11:41 p.m. After refusing to leave, Nikol Bodden, 29, Los Angeles, was arrested for trespassing. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Warrant

9:41 p.m. Wayne William Chancey, 45, no fixed address, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for being drunk in public. 

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Vandalism

7:16 a.m. White graffiti covering two parking spaces was noticed in the parking structure.


Police Files

Motorist vs bicyclist: bicyclist wins

On Thursday, August 10, at 9:42 a.m., Laguna Beach police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the intersection of Bluebird Canyon Road and S Coast Hwy.

According to witnesses on scene, the disturbance began when the suspect, a motorist, intentionally struck a person riding his bicycle. When confronted about this by another bicyclist, the suspect then intentionally tried to run him over as well. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Laguna Beach Police Department patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene and obtained a description of the suspect and his vehicle. Using this information, detectives identified Kevin O’Neill, a 53-year-old resident of Laguna Beach, as a possible suspect. Witnesses and victims positively identified O’Neill in a photo lineup.

On Sunday, August 13, police officers stopped O’Neill while he was driving his vehicle and placed him under arrest. He was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Orange County Jail.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at 949-497-0701. For further information, please contact Sergeant Jim Cota at 949-464-6671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Road rage results in DUI arrest

On Saturday around 3 p.m., callers reported that a Toyota Camry rear-ended a Tesla and attempted to drive away.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the victim stood in front of the Camry as it was attempting to leave the scene and was struck by the vehicle.

“The driver, identified as 57-year-old Anaheim resident William Boeck, exhibited signs of driving while impaired and was investigated for driving under the influence,” said Sgt. Jim Cota. 

Boeck was arrested for a fourth offense of driving under the influence and, since he tried to hit the other party with his car, assault with a deadly weapon.


DUI Arrests

None This Period

 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, August 8

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian Szafran, 47, no fixed address

Saturnino Perez, 41, Santa Ana

He was also arrested on two outstanding warrants.

Trevor Martinez, 40, San Clemente

Coast Hwy | 31800 Block | Parole Violation

11:14 p.m. Blake Van Waardenburg, 28, Riverside, was arrested for no bail probation violation. 

Coast Hwy & Aliso Circle | Warrants

6:15 p.m. During a traffic stop, Stephen Sherrill, 41, Florida, was arrested on two outstanding warrants from Florida. 

S. Coast Hwy | 1800 Block | Vandalism 

2:15 p.m. On Saturday, an unknown subject put sugar in the gas tanks of two vehicles. 

Driftwood Drive | 30700 Block | Fraud

2:01 p.m. The victim was defrauded out of $700. 

Coast Hwy | 31900 Block | Vandalism

8:13 a.m. The RP reported large, gang-like tagging.

Monday, August 7

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kyle Brown, 34, Aliso Viejo

Brian Szafran, 47, no fixed address

Nyes Place | 400 Block | Vandalism

11:07 p.m. The rear window to a truck was broken. 

Driftwood Drive | 30700 Block | Stolen Vehicle

5:50 p.m. A green Chevy Silverado was stolen. It was last seen parked at 8:30 a.m. 

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Vandalism

12:57 p.m. There was graffiti on the rocks. 

Mountain Road | 300 Block | Vandalism

11:51 a.m. The RP reported graffiti in the area and thought it could be gang-related.

 

Sunday, August 6

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

John Kennedy, 35, Laguna Niguel

Thalia Street | 100 Block | Petty Theft 

4:01 p.m. A road bike that had been chained to a pole was stolen. 

Wesley Drive | 21500 Block | Petty Theft

2:57 p.m. A black iPhone 7 was taken yesterday morning. 

Park Avenue & Coast Hwy | Drugs

12:23 p.m. Richard Anthony Duarte Jr., 45, Laguna Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Carmelita Street | 1400 Block | Stolen Vehicle

9:25 a.m. A golf cart was taken from the front of the RP’s residence. The owner located it around 10:45 a.m., with parts stripped off of it. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Drugs

8:18 a.m. After trying to get into the RP’s car, Jason Lobe, 45, no fixed address, and Timothy Libby, 32, Maine, were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 

S. Coast Hwy & Legion Street | Warrant

8:15 a.m. Jermaine Austin Sterling, 32, Garden Grove, was arrested on a $1,500 Harbor Court warrant for trespassing.


Police Files

Unwanted sleepover nets arrest

On Monday, August 7 around 8:15 a.m., officers responded to a residence under construction in the 2400 block of S. Coast Hwy. A caller had reported a suspicious person on the property.

“Upon arrival, the officers immediately recognized the man as Reese Westenberger,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. “Inside the residence, property was located that belonged to him.”

Westenberger, 52, no fixed address admitted to staying at the residence overnight and storing his property there.

He was arrested for burglary and later transported to Orange County Jail.


DUI Arrests

Ariana Nunez, 25, Mission Viejo – Sunday, August 6

Abhishek Sachdeva, 26, Foothill Ranch – Sunday

Erik Argueta, 23, Pico Rivera – Saturday, August 5 Cell Caller

Jazmine Kelly, 26, Laguna Niguel – Saturday 

Hannah Ross, 23, Laguna Beach – Friday, August 4

 

Incident Reports

Saturday, August 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Sean Erick Hoyt, 46, Vista

Matthew James Trujillo, 26, Aliso Viejo

Olive Street & High Drive | Vandalism

12:10 p.m. The RP’s vehicle was keyed. 

Ocean Way | 2100 Block | Vandalism

11:54 a.m. Someone used black markers to write on the RP’s walls. 

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Vandalism

3:13 a.m. A car window was smashed. 

Broadway Street & Forest Avenue | Warrant

2:29 a.m. During a traffic stop, Juan Carlos Espinorebollar, 26, Chino, was arrested on an outstanding Harbor Court warrant.

Friday, August 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Daniel Schneider, 51, no fixed address

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

11:23 p.m. Andrew Shaun Parrish, 30, Las Vegas, was arrested on a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

5:18 p.m. Jason Popielarski, 41, Laguna Hills, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

Saint Ann’s Drive | 200 Block | Petty Theft

4 p.m. A few weeks ago, a backpack with glasses, wallet, keys and shoes were stolen. 

Park Avenue & Alta Laguna Boulevard | Petty Theft

3:05 p.m. “Lost Cat” signs were removed from private property. 

Canyon Acres Drive & Laguna Canyon Road | Warrant

10:58 a.m. During a traffic stop, Steven Sandberg, 67, Los Angeles, was arrested for an outstanding West Court warrant. 

Noria Street | 1100 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

6:15 a.m. Two credit cards were taken from an unlocked vehicle. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

1:56 p.m. A backpack was taken off the beach.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Drugs

3:25 a.m. Following a search of an occupied vehicle, Cole Patrick Mexico IV, 43, Ridgecrest, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Janice Slagle, also from Ridgecrest, was cited for the same charge. 

Thursday, August 3

Nyes Place | 500 Block | Vandalism

8:31 p.m. An unknown person slashed three of the RP’s tires. 

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Grand Theft

2:54 p.m. The RP dropped off a computer to be mailed, but it was never sent out. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Fighting

11:28 a.m. Michael Sean Riley, Lake Forest, and Braden Bolton, 38, no fixed address, were arrested for fighting in public. Bail was $500 each. 

Wednesday, August 2

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian Schaar, 32, Santa Ana

He was also arrested for parole violation.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Stolen Vehicle

10:48 p.m. The Bakersfield CHP located a 2014 Honda that had been stolen in Laguna Beach.  

S. Coast Hwy| 1400 Block | Defrauding Innkeeper

8:06 p.m. After refusing to pay his bill, Gregory J Michaels, 49, Corona Del Mar, was arrested for defrauding an innkeeper. 

Tahiti Avenue | 1600 Block | Vandalism

5:25 p.m. The front gate was broken. 

Calliope Street | 300 Block | Stolen Vehicle

3 p.m. Officers were alerted to a stolen Ford entering the city. After locating it and conducting a high-risk traffic stop, they arrested Mikala Brown, 51, Laguna Beach, who said she did not return the vehicle to its owner because she was mad with him. After drugs were found, the final charges for Brown were possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a narcotic pipe. 

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Fraud

2:49 p.m. A background check by an employer revealed that someone had used the victim’s identity upon being arrested, and the victim subsequently had a warrant for his arrest. Detectives were able to get the warrant dismissed and the victim’s background was cleared.

Jasmine Street | 400 Block | Petty Theft

1:31 p.m. Medication was taken from the RP’s front porch. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

12:25 p.m. Sean Eskeli, 54, Laguna Beach, was arrested on an outstanding Harbor Court warrant.  

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

11:15 a.m. James Leis, 28, San Clemente, was arrested on a no bail warrant for probation violation. 

Mountain Road & S. Coast Hwy | Warrant

10:21 a.m. Robert Charles Hitchcock, 63, Laguna Beach, was arrested for a Harbor Court warrant. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

7:29 a.m. A pink purse and a bicycle were taken.


Police Files

There’s no Jell-o in jail

On Saturday, August 5 at 5:17 a.m., a residential alarm went off in the 800 block of S. Coast Hwy. Officers went to the scene and found an open slider door, which they entered. After announcing their presence, they heard movement on the upper floor.

Ross Simard, 34, Malibu, was detained in handcuffs after coming down the stairs. He first claimed to be the owner of the property, and then claimed his girlfriend owned the property. But, the names he gave were not associated with the property. The caretaker and owner verified that Simard should not have been on the property.

Surveillance footage shows Ross Simard, 34, Malibu, at a residence in the 800 block of S. Coast Hwy.

 “A search of the interior showed Simard had taken food out and made himself a snack, which included Jell-o,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. 

Simard was arrested for burglary, providing a false name to police, and a $300,000 felony warrant for a prior burglary in Los Angeles. 

“He also told officers he swallowed two grams of heroin before he was contacted inside the residence,” said Cota. “He was taken to Mission Hospital for a medical clearance and then transported to Orange County Jail,” where, we are told, there is no Jell-o. 

Doctor shopper is prescribed jail

On Wednesday around 4 p.m., a woman arrived at Mission Hospital for multiple medical ailments. But, medical staff was aware that a woman matching her description would visit hospitals, request medications and extend her stay. 

Officers were contacted, and the woman, Texas resident Tenetra Jones, 31, attempted to leave upon finding this out.

“Inside Jones’ bag was discharge paperwork from various hospitals,” said Cota. “They all had different names. Also located was prescription pills in another name.

“Officers believed she was ‘Doctor Shopping’ and had over 30 different medications and associated ailments in which certain medication was given,” he explained.

Jones was ultimately arrested for providing false names for medical services, providing a false name to an officer, and entering a business with the intent to defraud.


DUI Arrests

Lex Giovanny Duriettz, West Covina – Monday, July 31

Carlos Jeremy Alcantar, 30, Dana Point – Sunday, July 30 With a Prior

 

Incident Reports

Wednesday, August 2

Forest Avenue | 400 Block | Vandalism

6:29 a.m. A wall had been spray painted. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

2:42 a.m. Joseph Hogsten, 30, no fixed address, was arrested on a $1,500 warrant. 

Tuesday, August 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Eli Lopiccola, 45, no fixed address

Gordon Weider, 69, no fixed address

Canyon Acres Drive | 200 Block | Domestic Battery

9:58 p.m. Brian Harvey, 51, Laguna Beach, was arrested for domestic battery with $10,000 bail. 

N. Coast Hwy | 600 Block | Shoplifting, Drunk in Public

5:45 p.m. After getting caught putting a 1.75-liter bottle of Jack Daniels down the front of his pants, Brian Szafran, 48, no fixed address, was arrested for shoplifting and for being drunk in public. The unopened bottle was returned to the business. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Trespassing 

2:37 p.m. Kyle Albert Winton, 37, Mission Viejo, was arrested for trespassing. 

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Warrant

1:23 p.m. Neilesh Bhikhu Chauhan, 46, Mission Viejo, was arrested on a $1,500 Harbor Court warrant for illegal lodging.

Monday, July 31

Coast Hwy | 31600 Block | Stolen Vehicle

6:15 p.m. The RP was unable to find her car or car keys after parking around 1 p.m. A neighbor reported seeing an unknown woman enter the Honda Accord and driving away. 

Park Avenue | 600 Block | Petty Theft

1:24 p.m. On Friday, the RP’s tote bag containing an iPad and a book of passwords was stolen. 

Alta Vista Way | 300 Block | Grand Theft

11:08 a.m. A golf bag with clubs and other miscellaneous property was stolen out of a vehicle. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Failure to Register

8:28 a.m. Eddward James McCord, 29, Costa Mesa, was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Bail was $20,000.  

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Resisting 

7:08 a.m. Stephenie Mae Koivuniemi, 39, no fixed address, was arrested for resisting officers. 

Sunday, July 30

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Gordon Weider, 69, no fixed address

Jesse Alexander Orellana, 32, Santa Ana

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

7:28 p.m. Warren Valentine Benedict Jr., 60, no fixed address, was arrested for an outstanding Harbor Court warrant.


Police Files

Smurf gets young men into trouble: Was it Jokey?

On Monday afternoon, a citizen reported vandalism that had just occurred on the 100 block of Thalia Street – the word “Smurf” had been written with a white marker onto a trashcan. 

Two young men, who were sitting in a vehicle directly next to the trashcan, proved to be uncooperative with officers. Inside the vehicle, the officers found an open 12 ounce glass bottle of Corona beer and an odor of marijuana. 

“A search of the vehicle revealed more beer and three grams of marijuana,” LBPD spokesperson Sgt. Jim Cota said. 

Officers found a white marker consistent with the graffiti on the trashcan in the center console. 

Vincent Podegracz, 19, from Redondo Beach was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of a paint marker. 

The other occupant, Dylan Hyman, 19, of Torrance, was taken into custody for possessing a fake identification used to purchase alcohol, possession of a switchblade knife, delaying/resisting arrest, possession of alcohol, and possession of a paint marker and aerosol cans to commit vandalism.

Not the kind of behavior one would expect from true Smurf fans! 

The moral of the story? It doesn’t pay to be uncooperative with the cops, no matter how minor the offense may seem.


DUI Arrests

David Calyan, 36, San Diego – Sunday, July 30 With a Prior

Verlin Kay Wiker, 57, Laguna Beach – Saturday, July 29 With a Prior

 

Incident Reports

Sunday, July 30

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Arturo Segurapulido, 21, Mission Viejo

Saturday, July 29

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Rafael Valladares, 57, Laguna Beach

Nicholas Peabody, 20, Newport Beach

John Chaney, 70, no fixed address

S. Coast Hwy & Diamond Street | Traffic Crash

8:15 p.m. A 50-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk against a red light. The 54-year-old driver had the green. The pedestrian was treated for a fractured ankle.

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Warrant

4:53 p.m. Curtis Grant Abbott, 52, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

Keller Way | 1100 Block | Fraud

1:31 p.m. When the RP went to open a bank account, she was informed that her social security number had already been used to open an account.

Cypress Drive | 200 Block | Petty Theft

11:25 a.m. A pouch with two passports, a green card and a wallet was stolen.

Monterey Drive & Poplar Street | Vandalism

10:21 a.m. The RP’s car was keyed.

Lower Cliff Drive | 200 Block | Drugs, Probation Hold

2:48 a.m. Mary Tracy Petrasich, 58, Laguna Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. She was also placed on a no bail probation hold.

Friday, July 28

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Braden Bolton, 38, no fixed address

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Trespassing, Brandishing Weapon

7:01 p.m. After taking a knife out, Jason Thomas King, 36, no fixed address, was arrested for brandishing a weapon and for trespassing. Bail was $20,000. 

Cliff Drive | 1200 Block | Vandalism

4:56 p.m. There was spray paint underneath the staircase. 

Ruby Street | 300 Block | Burglary

3:03 p.m. Judging from the pry marks around the windows, someone tried to break into the RP’s home.

Sun Valley Drive | 20300 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

2:44 p.m. Money and knives were taken from a locked vehicle that had a window cracked open.

Thalia Street | 100 Block | Petty Theft

1:56 p.m. A backpack was taken off the beach.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

1:30 p.m. A purse with the RP’s driver’s license and a pair of sandals were stolen from Main Beach while the victim was in the water.

Coast Hwy & Montage Resort Drive | Warrant

10:47 a.m. During a traffic stop, Andrew Williams, 59, Laguna Beach, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. 

Coast Hwy | 31100 Block | Trespassing

4:07 a.m. Megan Robinson, 32, Laguna Beach, was arrested for trespassing. 

Thursday, July 27

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian Szafran, 47, no fixed address

Glenneyre Street | 800 Block | Warrant, Drugs

9:09 p.m. Timothy Peter Cerone, 36, Whittier, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wendt Terrace | 800 Block | Domestic Violence

7:44 p.m. After throwing a bottle, Randall Marquette, 52, Laguna Beach, was arrested for domestic violence with $50,000 bail.

Miramar Street | 1200 Block | Fraud

12:51 p.m. A real estate agent received a check for $3,000 more than the deposit amount requested for a rental property. When he questioned the amount received, the sender requested he send her a check for the remaining balance to an address in Houston. A quick phone call revealed that the address he received was a freeway. Detectives are following up.

Golf Street & Legion Street | Traffic Crash

8:50 a.m. A motorcyclist was treated for a leg injury following a traffic crash. 

Wednesday, July 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ursula Platt, 53, no fixed address

Gordon Weider, 70, no fixed address

Paul Bernazzani, 50, no fixed address

Cliff Drive & Fairview Street | Vandalism

9:10 p.m. The RP witnessed 3 men tagging an electrical box. The subjects were not located. 

Beverly Street | 200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

7 p.m. A truck that was locked when the RP left home was open upon his return. A revolver that was stolen out of Orange was found inside the vehicle.

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Littering

5:56 p.m. Braden Bolton, 38, no fixed address, was arrested for improper disposal of waste. 

N. Coast Hwy | 300 Block | Petty Theft

4:23 p.m. A bag with a wallet, passport and phone was stolen off the back of a chair at a restaurant.

Monterey Street | 31400 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

1:49 p.m. A gym bag was taken off the front seat of a car that had its window left open. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Warrant

1:11 p.m. Richard Duarte, 45, no fixed address, was arrested on an outstanding Harbor Court warrant for drug charges. 

Irvine Cove Circle | 100 Block | Fraud

12:41 p.m. The victim gave $2,400 in iTunes gift cards to an unknown male who claimed the money would fix a non-existent computer issue.

Chateau Way | 2800 Block | Vandalism

12:20 p.m. The RP’s gate was smashed and plants trampled. 

Bern Court | 3200 Block | Warrants

8:02 a.m. Mike Maleksalehi, 24, Huntington Beach, was arrested on two Harbor Court warrants with charges including DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.


Police Files

Glenneyre Street residences get a smashing wake-up

On Friday night at 11:45 p.m., after getting kicked out of Skyloft, 21-year-old Laguna Beach resident Zachary McGuinness was doing burnouts in the upper Glenneyre parking structure.

Photo by Kris Kovach

What it looked like the night of…

After his Tahoe struck a parked Mazda, he left the structure and took his burnouts to the street. That didn’t end up so well for the residents in the 500 block of Glenneyre Street.

Photo by Scott Brashier

The garages were red-tagged after a drunk driver crashed into them Friday night

“He lost control of the Chevy, which veered to the right and plowed through the triple garage doors,” explained Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. “He was not injured,” and according to the police log, was able to get himself out of the vehicle.

McGuinness, who turned 22 on Saturday, was subsequently arrested for DUI with a BAC of 0.08 percent or above. 

Though a city building inspector red-tagged the garages, no residents were displaced.

 

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