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March 25, 2014
An Irvine woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she hit a car parked on South Coast Highway on Sunday, Laguna Beach police said. According to police, Kimberly Ann Broyles, 44, was taken into custody after she drove her BMW 328i into a parked Honda Accord while traveling north in the 100 block at 4:07 p.m. Neither Broyles nor the two occupants in the Honda were injured, and police did not know the amount of damage to either car. —Bryce Alderton Twitter: @AldertonBryce
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By Joanna Clay | September 24, 2012
A man was arrested last week for allegedly vandalizing the abandoned home at 1000 Steps Beach, known by locals as Chateau Relaxo, police said. Dalton Edward Vonfeldt, 18, of Indiana, was arrested Sept. 15 on suspicion of vandalism, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus said in an email. Two residents in the area called police to say they witnessed someone painting graffiti on the abandoned property, she said. According to the city's weekly update of Sept. 20, police officers met recently with residents who were concerned about the persistent tagging, which has been an issue at the abandoned home for the past decade.
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April 26, 2012
Area 1 Circle Way: A swimmer was reportedly pulled out of the water at 2:24 April 19. It was reported he had possible hypothermia. Jasmine Street: A Laguna Beach woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI in the 300 block at 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Aster Street: A Costa Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of DUI near Coast Highway at 12:02 a.m. Monday. * Area 2 Cozumel Court: A mountain lion sighting was reported in the 100 block at 11:28 p.m. April 19. Laguna Canyon Road: A Rancho Santa Margarita man was arrested on suspicion of DUI in the 1700 block at 1:17 a.m. Sunday.
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March 25, 2014
An Irvine woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she hit a car parked on South Coast Highway on Sunday, Laguna Beach police said. According to police, Kimberly Ann Broyles, 44, was taken into custody after she drove her BMW 328i into a parked Honda Accord while traveling north in the 100 block at 4:07 p.m. Neither Broyles nor the two occupants in the Honda were injured, and police did not know the amount of damage to either car. —Bryce Alderton Twitter: @AldertonBryce
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March 20, 2014
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft after a four-pack of beer was stolen from a Laguna Beach store Sunday, police said. San Rafael resident David Patrice Thomas was taken into custody in connection with the theft from Whole Foods market at 283 Broadway St., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Police said a clerk denied service to Thomas because he refused to show identification. The employee confiscated the beer, but Thomas returned to take another four-pack and left the store, Callus said.
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By Bryce Alderton | October 29, 2013
Laguna Beach police arrested four people on suspicion of multiple drug-related crimes in two separate incidents last week, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Detectives arrested Dara Faye Sheinman, 28, of Irvine, and Alexander Enrique Galindo, 21, of Anaheim, in a sting operation at the Pavilions parking lot, 600 N. Coast Hwy., at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Callus said. Stu News Laguna first reported the story on its website . Galindo is charged with three felonies - making another person liable for alleged crimes, transporting a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance for sale - and two misdemeanors for possessing drug paraphernalia, according to police.
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By Michael Miller | October 10, 2013
The future of Jazzartz remained uncertain after Laguna Beach police arrested the gallery's owners on suspicion of selling counterfeit artwork. The gallery, which specializes in jazz-themed art, did not return voice messages seeking comment Monday. The compact two-story space at 1452 S. Coast Hwy. opened this spring with a show of works by the late jazz album-cover artist David Stone Martin, who provided illustrations for Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and others. Prints of Martin's work occupied the walls alongside actual record sleeves.
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By Bryce Alderton | August 8, 2013
A car rolled over and another vehicle hit two parked cars in separate crashes late Monday and early Tuesday in Laguna Beach, according to police. Police arrested two men on suspicion of driving under the influence in the incidents, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The first crash occurred at 10:03 p.m. Monday on Park Avenue when a black Volkswagen Passat rolled over, Callus said. Huntington Beach resident Ricardo Berge, 18, who was outside the car when police and firefighters arrived at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, according to Callus.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Laguna Beach police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of assaulting a 71-year-old woman in a wheelchair, according to authorities. Ronald David McGrane, 44, a resident of Laguna Beach's Alternative Sleeping Location, was booked on suspicion of felony assault causing great bodily injury and felony elder abuse, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The incident occurred at 6:08 a.m. Sunday inside the P.O. Box area of the post office at 350 Forest Ave., Callus said. The woman called police saying a man attacked her and officers found her bloodied on the ground next to her wheelchair, Callus said.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 2, 2013
A Laguna Beach man who co-founded Gotcha surfwear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and cocaine possession following a traffic accident, police said Wednesday. Michael Elliot Tomson, 58, was charged with two felony counts of DUI and possession of a controlled substance as well as a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. Tomson posted $100,000 bail and was released. A former professional surfer, Tomson started Gotcha with Joel Cooper in 1978 in Laguna Beach.
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By Joanna Clay | November 15, 2012
A Laguna Beach man suspected of burglarizing Laguna Niguel homes is back in custody. Cameron Bilbrey, 18, was arrested Nov. 8 after additional charges were filed with the Orange County district attorney's office, according to court records. He had posted bail on Nov. 6 after being arrested on suspicion of burglarizing homes in a neighborhood for the second time. Bilbrey's arraignment was continued from Tuesday to Nov. 27. He'll also have a pretrial hearing that day for another case involving burglary charges.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
Area 1 Myrtle Street: A Capistrano Beach man was arrested on suspicion of DUI at 10:09 a.m. Monday. North Coast Highway: A person reported that a person driving a BMW threw a soda can at their car at 6:52 p.m. Sunday. Reef Point: A Norwalk man was arrested on suspicion of DUI in 10:12 p.m. Saturday. Holly Street: Grand theft was reported in the 400 block at 4:39 p.m. Oct. 25. A person reported $30,000 worth of jewelry, clothing and cash was stolen. * Area 2 Laguna Canyon Road: A three-car collision was reported in the 2200 block at 3:07 p.m. Oct. 25. * Area 3 South Coast Highway: A person reportedly left a restaurant without paying their $12 bill in the 200 block at 11:15 p.m. Monday.
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