Briefly In Public Safety

May 14, 2010

Intruder damages vacant home

A vacant home in the 1000 block of North Coast Highway was reported broken into and ransacked, with $900 in damages to fixtures and planters, at 10:57 a.m. May 5, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

A realty agent had gone to check on the property and noticed that someone had been inside, Kravetz said. A window had been shattered to gain entrance, and things were moved around. A light fixture was broken in the bathroom and there was a shattered pot outside.


“It looks as if the suspect or suspects might have spent the night inside the residence,” Kravetz said. It is not known if anything was stolen from the house.

Tomato lobbed at driver’s car

A woman allegedly threw a tomato at a BMW driven by a man during an apparent road rage incident at 4:45 p.m. May 6 at South Coast Highway and Diamond Street, Kravetz said.

The victim was driving the BMW northbound on South Coast Highway near Moss Street when a woman in a white colored Nissan Murano pulled up next to him, began cursing at him and then threw a tomato onto the hood of his vehicle, Kravetz alleged.

The tomato splattered all over the hood, and the man immediately pulled into a car wash at Center Street, whereupon the woman also stopped and got out. She yelled and cursed at the man before getting back into her car and fleeing.

The woman was not found, and there was no permanent damage to the car, Kravetz said.

Mother, son jailed in meth case

A mother and son were arrested on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine to undercover detectives in a parking lot of a business in the 800 block of Glenneyre Street at 12:06 a.m. Saturday, Kravetz said.

Paul Ritchyrd Vogue, 24, of Newport Beach, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance, Kravetz said.

His mother, Monica Suzanne Vogue, 44, of Big Bear, was held on suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Laguna Beach detectives had been working on a previous narcotics case involving Paul Vogue and had contacted him in order to arrange another drug deal, Kravetz said.

When they called, a woman got on the phone and said she was Vogue’s mother and allegedly began to arrange the drug deal.

The pair met officers at the Glenneyre Street location to conduct the transaction, where they were arrested. Paul Vogue posted bail and Monica Vogue was held in Orange County Jail on $27,500 bail, according to jail records.

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