DUI Arrests

Kimarra Fields, 21, Cypress – Tuesday, March 28 Traffic Crash

Jonathan Paul Pflueger, 50, Laguna Beach – Sunday, March 26 With a Prior, Hit & Run

 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, March 28

Laguna Canyon Road | 20200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

2:35 p.m. An unknown person punched the RP’s key hole and entered their 2007 Honda to take a camera bag containing lenses and a battery. 

2nd Avenue | 31500 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

1:30 p.m. Camera equipment was taken from an unlocked Prius. 

Alta Laguna Boulevard | 3200 Block | Vandalism

8:24 a.m. Plaques were graffitied with spray paint and stickers. 

Monday, March 27

Broadway Street | 200 Block | Warrants

2:11 p.m. Francisco Bumanglag, 46, Laguna Woods, was arrested on three Harbor Court warrants: one for possession of drug paraphernalia, one for trespassing, assault and battery, and the third for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Traffic Crash 

11:29 a.m. A vehicle hit a pole. There were no reported injuries. 

Seaview Street | 400 Block | Warrant

8:03 a.m. Arizona resident Sidonie M Thompson, 27, was arrested on a warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Trespassing 

12:58 a.m. Amber Kristen Castillo, 38, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing. 

Myrtle Street | 200 Block | Drugs, Warrant

12:18 a.m. During a traffic stop, Jairo Frausto, 42, Victorville, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited on a warrant for driving on a suspended license. 

Sunday, March 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Taylor David Roup, 30, San Clemente

Solana Way | 2700 Block | Drugs

11:32 p.m. Emergency personnel was called to the scene of a heroin overdose. CPR was administered and the conscious subject was transported to the hospital.


Police Files

Van with several teens inside rolls over Laguna Canyon Road

Tuesday at 4:27 p.m., the outbound lanes of Laguna Canyon Road were blocked after a vehicle struck a dirt embankment and rolled over.

According to the police log, it was reported that the vehicle appeared to have several teenagers inside.

“It is suspected that the vehicle was driving on the shoulder to pass other vehicles when it struck a dirt embankment,” causing it to roll over, said Lt. Kleiser, LBPD spokesperson.

Two people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The driver, 21-year-old Kimarra Fields from Cypress, was arrested for DUI, reckless driving, and driving without a license. 

More trees cut in SoLag

On Tuesday afternoon, the Public Works Department reported that someone had cut trees in the center median in the area of Blumont Street and Virginia Park Drive.

Two tops of the trees were trimmed, according to Lt. Kleiser of the LBPD. 

No further information on the incident was available.


DUI Arrests

Jazmin Nicole Walker, 20, South Gate – Saturday, March 25

Stephanie Christina Rosen, 34, Laguna Niguel – Friday, March 24

Kevin Christopher Harvey, 30, Laguna Hills – Friday

Jeffrey Ryan Vahid Tari, 37, Laguna Beach – Friday With a Prior

 

Incident Reports

Saturday, March 25

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Roseanne Martinez, 45, Santa Ana

Jesus Cachu Alvarado, 27, Calistoga

S. Coast Hwy & Cress Street | Domestic Battery

6:57 p.m. Francis McNair, 51, Mission Viejo, was arrested for domestic battery with $10,000 bail. 

Myrtle Street & N. Coast Hwy | Warrant

5:43 p.m. Pamela Bowers, 47, no fixed address, was arrested for an outstanding Harbor Court warrant. 

Glenneyre Street | 500 Block | Fraud

1:53 p.m. A credit card account was opened under the RP’s name. 

Glenneyre Street | 500 Block | Petty Theft

12:41 p.m. A GPS unit was stolen. 

9th Avenue & Coast Hwy | Traffic Collision

9:50 a.m. A vehicle and bicyclist collided. The cyclist sustained minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital. The cause of the collision is being investigated. 

Friday, March 24

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jeanine Ann Leslie, 50, Newport Beach

Coast Hwy | 32300 Block | Drugs 

5:41 p.m. Montana Jade Boucher, 25, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Broadway Street | 400 Block | Vandalism

12:45 p.m. After kicking up new plantings, Russell Alan Todd, 48, no fixed address, was arrested for vandalism. 

S. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Drugs

5:31 a.m. Keith Jones, 26, San Clemente, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Thursday, March 23

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Devon Kahlil Moore, 24, no fixed address

Stephen Lee Conway, 68, no fixed address

S. Coast Hwy | 1200 Block | Fraud

7:07 p.m. A counterfeit $20 bill was used. 

Broadway Street | 400 Block | Petty Theft

11:30 a.m. A phone was stolen the previous day. 

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | False ID

8:44 a.m. Adolfo Perez Jr., 30, Nevada, was arrested for providing a false identification to officers. 

Wednesday, March 22

Lower Cliff Drive | 200 Block | Drugs

6:02 p.m. Shane Michael Sutton, 38, no fixed address, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

1:37 p.m. A $250 leather jacket was stolen. 

9th Avenue & Virginia Way | Vandalism

1:14 p.m. Graffiti was found on utility boxes.

San Tropez Court | 100 Block | Fraud

12:47 p.m. The RP’s debit card was used in Simi Valley. The RP has the card in her possession.


Police Files

Helicopters didn’t find car thieves Saturday night but cop on patrol did next morning

On Sunday morning around 7 a.m., an officer saw two men in dirty, wet clothing walking on the sidewalk of Park Avenue. Noticing that one matched the description of the driver of a stolen car Saturday night, the officer stopped to talk to the two men.

One gave a false name and was arrested for resisting arrest. When his real name was discovered, Braulio Pulgarin, 18, from Whittier, was also arrested for his outstanding no bail warrant from Whittier.

The other man, alleged to be the driver of the car, was 18-year-old Alexander LopezTavira from Downey. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, hit and run, and evading police officers.

This all came about from a stolen Lexus that entered Laguna Beach from Laguna Canyon Road on Saturday at 11:47 p.m.

“Officers found the vehicle near Forest Avenue and Broadway and attempted to stop it,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “The vehicle fled and struck a delivery truck in the Village Mart parking lot.”

The driver put the car in reverse after hitting the truck, proceeding to then hit the officer’s vehicle.

“The vehicle ultimately crashed on Park Avenue near Tahiti, and the occupants in the car fled on foot,” said Kleiser. 

By 12:23 a.m., thanks to helicopter support, the LBPD had detained two 15-year-old boys from Whittier. According to the police log, one was taken to UCI Medical Center with a broken leg. 

LopezTavira’s child endangerment was because two of the occupants were underage. 

Single vehicle car accident yields no serious injuries

On Saturday evening, the juvenile driver of a black Audi rolled the vehicle on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

Photo by Scott Brashier

First responders said that the young driver had no life-threatening injuries

The driver was taken to the hospital for neck pain and bleeding hands, but there were no life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.


DUI Arrests

None this period

 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, March 21

Cliff Drive | 1300 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

6:03 p.m. A vehicle was entered and items stolen. The loss was unknown at the time of the report. 

N. La Senda Drive | Violate Restraining Order

4:34 p.m. Scott Fraser Coen, 70, Laguna Beach, was arrested for violation of a restraining order with $15,000 bail. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Grand Theft

4:11 p.m. A named suspect took $8,000 worth of tools. 

S. Coast Hwy | 800 Block | Fraud

2:58 p.m. The victim reported a fraudulent withdrawal from their bank account. 

Rounsevel Terrace | 2900 Block | Warrant 

9:02 a.m. Dan Eugene Callan, 55, Laguna Hills, was arrested for two Harbor Court warrants: one for vehicle registration violations and the other for driving without a license.

Monday, March 20

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Tami Dawn King, 39, Aliso Viejo

Poplar Street | 300 Block | Stolen Vehicle

7:03 p.m. A dark gray 2006 Honda Accord was stolen. It was last seen at 3:26 a.m. at Ledroit & N. Coast Hwy. 

McAulay Place | 100 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

1:44 p.m. The window to the RP’s Mercedes was smashed. A purse and its contents were stolen. 

Glenneyre Street | 1100 Block | Grand Theft

11:10 a.m. Real estate signs valued at $1,000 were stolen. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20400 Block | Petty Theft

8:52 p.m. Two paintings were stolen. 

Sunday, March 19

N. Coast Hwy | 600 Block | Warrant

9:29 p.m. Kerry Jo Nicholl, 53, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant for Dana Point municipal code violations. 

Sun Valley Drive | 20400 Block | Grand Theft

8:03 p.m. Two guitars, a keyboard and a valet key were taken from an unlocked vehicle. 

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Petty Theft

7:10 p.m. A purse was taken off of Main Beach. 

Sun Valley Drive | 20400 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

6:52 p.m. An iPhone and bracelet were taken from the glove box of an unlocked vehicle. 

S. Coast Hwy | 300 Block | Defraud Innkeeper, Drunk in Public

9:53 a.m. Two men left a restaurant without paying their $70 bill. Officers found one of the men intoxicated nearby. Jason Young, 27, Lake Forest, was arrested for public intoxication and for misdemeanor defrauding an innkeeper.


Police Files

The Art of the Steal: Painting purchase leads to arrest

On Monday evening, a customer used a credit card to purchase a painting for $1,512.00.

Only problem was, it wasn’t his credit card that he used.

“The owner of the credit card received an email alert about the transaction,” said Lt. Kleiser of the LBPD.  She called the gallery and told them she hadn’t made any purchases. She also talked to officers and informed them that the card was also fraudulently used at the Montage Laguna Beach.

Officers went to the Montage Laguna Beach and located the man who had made the purchase. After checking the room he was staying in, they found 12.41 grams of methamphetamine and a credit card skimmer.

Xilong Wang, 29, Riverside, was arrested for felony burglary, felony defrauding an innkeeper, felony theft of a credit card, felony possession of stolen property, and felony credit card fraud. Misdemeanors included possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kramer vs. Kramer?

Laguna Beach man in fight, warrant for vandalism leads to arrest

On Monday at 5:25 p.m., officers received a call about a physical altercation between two men at the ASL. Neither man had a weapon, and both were still fighting when officers arrived.

Both men were detained soon after the LBPD’s arrival.

Details were limited, but 45-year-old Donald Kramer from Laguna Beach was arrested for an outstanding $2,500 Central Court warrant for vandalism.


Police Files

Female drug dealer arrested early Sunday on Fairview

An officer saw two people seated inside a vehicle in the 200 block of Fairview Sunday morning at 3 a.m. The vehicle was searched.

“Officers seized a total amount of 38.65 grams of methamphetamine and 1.34 grams of heroin,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD.

Christine Ann Wright, 46, Fullerton, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance for sales.

 

Juveniles leap from the roof of Laguna Royale

On Saturday around 11:54 a.m., a witness reported two juveniles jumping off of the fourth-floor roof of the Laguna Royale complex in the 31400 block of Coast Hwy to land in the pool on the ocean side of the building. 

Beach Patrol officers contacted the two sixteen-year-old boys, one from Lake Forest and one from Rancho Santa Margarita, and issued citations for trespassing, since neither live in the complex.

They were later released to their parents.

Photo by Scott Brashier

 

False name leads to second arrest

On Friday night, officers conducted a routine traffic stop for a vehicle violation. The female occupant was arrested for possession of prescription pills without a prescription, providing officers with her information during the booking process.

After her release, she returned to the police station Saturday evening and informed officers she had given a false name and age during the previous arrest.

This led to a second arrest for 19-year-old Tyler Lattenhauer of Yorba Linda, this time for providing a false name


Police Files

Motorcycle chase ends at the 405

Tuesday night around 11:14 p.m., an officer witnessed a traffic violation by a motorcycle. A stop was attempted in the 2700 block of Laguna Cyn Rd.

The motorcyclist didn’t yield until he was past the 73 freeway, before the 405. 

Once stopped, officers learned that the driver, 26-year-old Ross Hamera from Costa Mesa, formerly from Laguna Beach, was on probation for DUI.

“The officer conducted a DUI investigation and arrested Hamera for DUI and violation of a court order,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD.

Hamera also had an outstanding Harbor Court bench warrant for DUI, failure to comply with an officer, and driving on a suspended license.

 

Don’t depend on the luck of the Irish tonight

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 252 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period from 2011-2015. 

More than a fourth of them were killed in drunk driving crashes that occurred in the early morning, post-party hours (midnight to 5:59 a.m.). 

Drugs including many prescription medications, marijuana or illicit drugs can also lead to impairment and unsafe driving. When mixed with even a small amount of alcohol, the effects can be compounded.

Hand over those keys if you are planning to drink tonight 

Additional officers from the LBPD will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In addition to this St Patrick’s Day enforcement effort, all police, sheriff and the CHP will be on heightened alert ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver throughout the weekend. 

Planning a sober ride home before the party begins is the first step in staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t wait until you’ve already been drinking to make your transportation decision. 

Designate your sober driver in advance, and never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. 

Don’t depend on the luck of the Irish, that’s the bottom line.


Police Files

Age and wisdom don’t always go hand in hand

It’s commonly thought that age and wisdom go together, but this duo is the exception to the rule.

On Friday evening around 6:30 p.m., officers stopped a Ford Taurus for a vehicle code violation. The two older male occupants were found to be in possession of drugs.

Officers arrested 62-year-old Remlow Blevins from Laguna Beach for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and 59-year-old Richard Goodman from Mission Viejo for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

High-risk traffic stop comes with drugs

On Saturday at 9:16 a.m., officers were alerted to a stolen Honda CRV that had entered the city on Laguna Canyon Road. It had been reported stolen in Santa Ana on March 3.

“Officers found the vehicle in the 600 block of Laguna Canyon Road,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “They stopped the vehicle on the 200 block of Cliff Drive and since it was a high risk stop, traffic was stopped in each direction.” High-risk traffic stops involve multiple patrol units with guns drawn. 

The driver, Juan Gutierrez, 22, of Laguna Hills, was arrested for vehicle theft. 

Officers also found a glass pipe on his person and a total of 6.98 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket and in the vehicle, adding on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

This St. Patrick’s Day, plan before you party!

Impaired driving, drugs and alcohol can kill

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 252 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period from 2011-2015. More than a fourth of them were killed in drunk driving crashes that occurred in the early morning, post-party hours (midnight to 5:59 a.m.). 

That’s why the Laguna Beach Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety are teaming up to reach all drivers with an important life-saving message and warning: Don’t Drive Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol. 

Drugs such as many prescription medications, marijuana or illicit drugs can also lead to impairment and unsafe driving. When mixed with even a small amount of alcohol, the affects can be compounded. 

Additional officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy this weekend specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In addition to this St Patrick’s Day enforcement effort, all police, sheriff and the CHP will be on heightened alert ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver throughout the weekend. 

These needless deaths can be prevented. Planning a sober ride home before the party begins is the first step in staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t wait until you’ve already been drinking to make your transportation decision. Designate your sober driver in advance, and never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. 

This enforcement effort is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds everyone to be alert and ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’ if you see a dangerous driver.

For further information, please contact Lieutenant Jeff Calvert at (949) 464-6655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From a press release


Police Files

Drugs, a dog and danger

On Sunday at 11:07 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Ocean Avenue. A search of the car was initiated.

Inside, they found a Chihuahua puppy, a young child, and 42.09 grams of methamphetamine.

The driver, Whitney Michelle Martin Wilkes, 40, Orange, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

The child was taken to Orangewood and the pup taken to a shelter.

Throwing chairs off a roof? Bad idea

On Tuesday around 12:10 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Coast Hwy in response to a male on a roof throwing chairs down onto the beach.

“Officers detained three people and arrested one of them, 19-year-old Wrackkie Quiogue from Orange, for false identification to a peace officer and minor in possession of alcohol,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. 

The other two, juveniles, were released at the scene. No other information was available.

Woman jumps off balcony at Surf & Sand

Last Saturday, March 4, at 9:38 p.m., emergency personnel went to the Surf & Sand to render aid to a woman who fell from a fourth story balcony.

“It appears the woman may have intentionally jumped off the balcony,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “The woman landed near the pool and there were doctors nearby that immediately tended to her.”

The 33-year-old San Juan Capo resident was taken to the hospital. No updates were available. 

 

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