When arrested, Peek allegedly had nearly three times the legal amount of alcohol in her bloodstream, Rahaeuser said. She was taken to the city jail and then transported to the Orange County Jail after she sobered up, he said. Peek posted a $10,000 bail and was released.
Citizen nabs woman on battery accusation
A 50-year-old woman who was accused of throwing another woman into a store shelf at 6:17 p.m. Thursday was arrested by a man who chased the suspect out of Ralph’s supermarket, Rahaeuser said.
Amy Pembroke Walker, of Mt. Shasta, was held on suspicion of battery against the other woman.
The victim said she was in the yogurt aisle alongside Walker when the suspect allegedly grabbed her and threw her against the shelves.
A man in another aisle responded to the victim’s screams for help, and followed the suspect down the street, where he held her for police.
Walker denied the battery accusation.
Man held on suspicion of having ‘throwing star’
Laguna Beach police arrested a Moreno Valley man on a weapons violation after allegedly finding a shirukan, or throwing star — a deadly weapon used in martial arts — in his vehicle at 7:58 p.m. Friday at Wesley and Marilyn Drives, Rahaeuser said.
Christopher Neil Richardson, 26, was stopped by police for allegedly lacking a front license on his vehicle.
During the stop, an officer allegedly saw the weapon sticking out from the front seat.
Richardson told the officer he had purchased it in Mexico as a novelty, Rahaeuser said. Richardson posted a $20,000 bond and was released.
Traffic stop leads to drug allegations
A Laguna Beach man was arrested on suspicion having drugs for sale after he was stopped for allegedly running a red light at Broadway and North Coast Highway at 11:41 p.m. Saturday, Rahaeuser said.
After stopping Michael Lomonaco, 26, an officer claimed he smelled marijuana smoke and searched the vehicle, allegedly finding 69 prescription pills, including Xanax, Vicodin and Soma, in addition to more than 28 ounces of marijuana, Rahaeuser said.