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Briefly In Public Safety

December 02, 2010

Suspects flee after burglary

Laguna Beach police are seeking two suspects who allegedly stole a $70 GPS device from a vehicle in the 500 block of Anita Street at 2:14 a.m. Nov. 25, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

The vehicle owner heard his car door open in the driveway and yelled at the suspects, who were inside the vehicle. The suspects, believed to be juveniles, escaped. Both were wearing hoodies, Callus said.

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Door kicked in by burglar

A Laguna Beach resident reported that $3,000 in personal property was stolen from a home in the 800 block of Catalina Street after the door was kicked in, Callus said. The report was made at 8:14 a.m. Nov. 26.

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Spate of break-ins in Arch Beach Heights

Several vehicles were reported broken into in the Arch Beach Heights area on Nov. 26, Callus said. One vehicle was broken into but there was no loss; another break-in resulted in a loss of $30 in power cords. Wallets from the break-ins were found in bushes in the 1700 block of Del Mar Avenue at 2:41 and 2:42 p.m. on Nov. 26, according to police records.

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Trespassing report leads to forgery arrests

A trespassing report on Saturday led to the solving of a burglary that occurred the previous day in Laguna Beach, according to Callus.

Two people were arrested on trespassing and forgery charges after police were called to a vacant home in the 1200 block of Ocean Avenue on a report that a homeless woman was living there, Callus said. When police arrived at 9:49 p.m. Saturday, they allegedly discovered a woman and four men sleeping inside. A lock had been broken to gain entry to the home, but the alleged trespassers claimed that the home was authorized to be used as a homeless sleeping site when the Alternative Sleeping Location was full, Callus said. The homeowner was contacted and asked police to enforce criminal trespassing charges against the suspects.

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