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Briefly In Public Safety

June 21, 2012

High school vandalism reported

Laguna Beach High School was vandalized June 15 and the damages are estimated at $1,000, according to police.

A custodian reported at 4:45 a.m. that several locks in the central and east quad area were damaged. The unknown suspect or suspects used a glue-like substance in the locks to disable them, Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

Cafeteria windows were tagged with black marker with the phrases "F*** School" and "Sincerely Class of 2012," Kravetz said. Exterior doors were also vandalized with "12, 12, 12, 12, 12." Other doors simply said "Seniors."

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Kravetz said police are going to submit physical evidence from the scene for DNA analysis.

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Police: Homeless man found stealing a painting

A Laguna Niguel homeless man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a caller reported a broken window and someone running from the scene June 16.

The callers, who live above a business in the 3300 block of Laguna Canyon Road, went downstairs and reported that a painting, valued at $300, was missing from the front of the store, according to Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz.

The suspect, Duncan James Munro, 33, was found nearby with a painting in his possession, Kravetz said.

— Joanna Clay

Twitter: @joannaclay

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