Vigilance is the key this weekend – as always!
Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.
Don’t drink and drive – and don’t use drugs and drive – choose a designated driver
DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, Feb 25 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
Be vigilant, for yourself and others! Make sure you have a designated driver.
Another reason to be vigilant
Another reason to be vigilant: Recent package thefts have been reported, including one taken from the front porch of a home in the 700 block of Gaviota.
“Neighbors should continue to be vigilant and call the police when they see something or someone suspicious,” recommended Sgt. Kleiser of the LBPD.
Speaking of odd behavior…
On Sunday at 7:56 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of S. Coast Hwy for a verbal dispute between a male and a female.
“While officers were on scene, the male told the officers the shelter was hiding the female friend of his,” said Kleiser. “Officers had earlier responded to the location in regards to the man’s claims about the female, which was determined to be untrue by the officers.”
What was true was that the male was intoxicated, and that he got into a van and drove away.
Officers located the van in the Ralph’s parking lot and arrested Eric Hertle, 60, no fixed address, for driving under the influence.
On Tuesday evening, emergency personnel responded to High Drive & Myrtle Street for a traffic collision – a moving vehicle had collided with a parked vehicle.
Click on photo for a larger image
Photo by Patrick Gallis
Accident on High and Myrtle – no one injured
No one was injured and the cause of the collision is under investigation – but the vehicle had to be towed away from the scene.