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Briefly In Public Safety

June 18, 2010

Forest Ave. property vandalized

Repeated acts of vandalism were reported at a property in the 300 block of Forest Avenue at 9:14 a.m. June 10, Lt. Jason Kravez said.

The caretaker of the property filed a vandalism report after finding graffiti on a brick wall; the graffiti caused $100 in damage. Also, four weeks earlier, a concrete fountain in the courtyard area was damaged when pieces were broken off and thrown into the fountain.  That damage was reported at $740, Kravetz said.

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Driver jumps curb at business

A 67-year-old woman driving a Jaguar hit a bank of magazine racks at a pharmacy in the 30000 block of Coast Highway at 11:01 a.m. June 10, Kravetz said.

The driver, a Laguna Beach resident, was attempting to park in a stall when she hit the gas and the vehicle jumped the curb.  The panicked driver then put the car into reverse and hit a parked Pontiac.  

No other damage or injuries occurred, Kravetz said.

Three arrested in vacant home

Three Laguna Beach residents were arrested after police were called to a vacant home in the 200 block of Wave Street on a report that trespassers were inside the home, Kravetz said.

Two of them, a 34-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.  The third, an 18-year-old female, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Ecstasy, a controlled substance.

Car flips, kills dog

A 38-year-old Laguna Beach man faces possible felony DUI charges after his Land Rover struck the K-rail on South Coast Highway near Forest Avenue at 5:37 a.m. Saturday, flipped over and landed on its roof, killing the man's Boxer dog, which was ejected from vehicle, Kravetz said.

The driver was heading northbound and apparently failed to negotiate the turn and hit the barrier, went into the air and landed on its roof in front of BJ's restaurant.  The driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. He had several broken bones and was hospitalized at Mission Hospital Mission Viejo.  No other vehicles were involved, but the collision caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to the exterior of BJ's and the concrete barrier, Kravetz said. 

Building evacuated after electrical outage

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