Police Files

January 15, 2010

Area 1

Broadway: Police have video of a man wearing black clothing and a nose ring, who is suspected of spray painting “The rich should die” in the bathroom at Whole Foods Market at 5:32 p.m. Jan. 6.

High Drive: A 97-year-old woman met police outside her home in leopard-print pajamas, when they responded to her call about someone possibly in her garage at 11:37 p.m. Jan. 6.


Wave Street: A man from Fullerton and a man from Santa Ana were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs in the 200 block and taken to Orange County Jail at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 7.

Louise Street: Damage was estimated at $400 each to two parked vehicles whose back windows were smashed in the 1600 block at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

Northern city limit: Newport Beach police gave the Laguna department a heads-up in time for officers to lay spikes at the northern boundary of the city, which stopped a speeding vehicle driven by a woman that Newport Beach officers were chasing. She was taken into custody after the stop at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Area 2

Laguna Canyon Road: An outbound driver was distracted and rear-ended the vehicle in front of her in the 20400 block at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 7.

Hill Street: Police broke up a disturbance between a couple in the 400 block at 11:55 p.m. Jan. 7.

Laguna Canyon Road: A Mission Viejo man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 2300 block at 1:13 a.m. Jan. 9.

Area 3

Ocean Avenue: A man was arrested for being drunk in public with two buddies in the Wells Fargo parking lot and taken to the city jail to sober up at 12:24 p.m. Jan. 8.

South Coast Highway at Oak Street: A Sheriff’s Department chase of a burglary suspect from Dana Point ended when the suspect crashed, injuring an elderly woman, and fled on foot, but was found hiding in a nearby garage and taken into custody by deputies at 10:57 a.m. Jan. 8.

Area 4

Summit Road: A resident complained to police about all-night construction noise, and police gave a verbal warning to the occupant of the allegedly noisy home in the 31600 block at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 7.

South Coast Highway: A rear window was broken on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Capri Laguna in the 1400 block at 8:49 a.m. Jan. 7.

Van Dyke Drive: A woman reported that someone entered her storage area in the 1000 block while she was away and stole some items at 1:23 p.m. Jan. 7.

South Coast Highway: A Dana Point man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 1500 block and taken to the city jail to sober up at 12:44 a.m. Jan. 8.

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