DUI Arrests

Robert Jason Gutierrez, 37, Corona - Sunday, November 12 Traffic Collision

Incident Reports

Wednesday, November 15

Coast Hwy | 31800 Block | Trespassing

3 a.m. A man became very agitated and started fighting with security. Jahmalik Carpenter, 23, Laguna Beach, was arrested for trespassing.

Tuesday, November 14

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Nicholas Keith Neukirch, 36, Laguna Beach

Robert Lenn Caltabiano, 45, Utah

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Vandalism

1:17 p.m. The RP’s 2018 blue Subaru was keyed some time yesterday.

Catalina Street | 2100 Block | Burglary

8:05 a.m. Art valued at approximately $40 and one gram of medical marijuana were taken on September 24. The RP believes that the suspects are known to her.

Monday, November 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Malak Hahris, 35, no fixed address

Glenneyre Street & Anita Street | Traffic Hazard

5:22 p.m. A large trash can, lots of nails, and wood/lumber were scattered in the street at Glenneyre & Brooks. There was wood all over Brooks. The roadway was cleared by 6:43 p.m.

Baja Street | 1000 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

11:25 a.m. $14,000 in medical equipment was reported to have been taken from a Toyota Tundra within the last 24 hours. The vehicle was locked and in the driveway, but the side window was open.

Wave Street | 200 Block | Warrants, False ID, Drugs

11:07 a.m. Maximilian Kevyn Benegas, 31, Costa Mesa, was arrested for two West Coast warrants. One warrant was for resisting a police officer, bail $15,000, and the other was for endangering an elder person or dependent adult, as well as criminal threats, bail $25,000. The subject was also arrested on open charges for providing false identification to a police officer, and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sunday, November 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ryan Paul Leo, 62, no fixed address

Cypress Drive | 200 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

12:56 p.m. A white Ford Explorer appeared to have been broken into sometime during the night of November 9.

Police Files

Shipwrecked in Laguna

The evening of Tuesday the 14th on Main Beach, Laguna residents were met with something unexpected.

Laguna Beach Police, Fire, and Marine Safety, as well as OCSD Harbor Patrol, congregated at the shore following reports of a 26’ boat running aground. 

The two uninjured occupants, a local transient and a man from Laguna Niguel, had arrived on Main Beach after the vessel had suffered from electrical problems.

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Photo by Valerie Sokola

The sailboat was not in very good shape when it ran aground Tuesday

“Marine Safety personnel called in a vessel assist company to assess the options,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. “The two subjects did not have enough money to pay for the boat to be extracted and wanted to push it back into the ocean.”

Instead, the boat was deemed a hazard, and Marine Safety took custody and responsibility of it. They monitored the boat overnight and called in Public Works in the morning to pull the boat further up the shore during high tide, twelve hours after the boat ran aground.

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Photo by Tracy Newton

Heavy equipment was brought in for the removal of the vessel Wednesday morning

The boat was removed Wednesday morning. 

Yoga locker burglar and credit card thief pleads guilty

In February, a man entered a Laguna Beach yoga studio and ransacked the lockers, later using stolen credit cards to pay his bill at a local restaurant.

He left town on a train, and continued his life of crime at stops between San Francisco and San Diego over the next few months.

Douglas Schlichting was arrested in June by the Coronado Police Department, and on Monday, pled guilty to charges of residential burglary and identity theft.

Photo courtesy LBPD

Douglas Schlichting

As a third strike felon, Schlichting faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 11 years and 8 months. 

“He also has a probation violation out of San Francisco, where they will choose to sentence him to an additional 8 years consecutive or concurrent,” said Cota.

Schlichting’s sentencing will be on January 9, 2018.

Man bites officer, gets arrested

Wednesday evening, a drunk man on Cleo Street got unruly with officers.

Joshua Szalanczy, 21, Florida, was passed out on the sidewalk when officers arrived to check on him. 

When officers placed him under arrest, he tried to fight with the officers, biting one in the leg in the process.

LBPD Booking Photo

Joshua Szalanczy

In the end, the officers prevailed and Szalanczy was arrested for being drunk in public and felony battery on a police officer. The bitten officer was not seriously injured.

DUI Arrests

Michael Kelly Wright, 49, Hawaii - Saturday, November 11

Laurence Peter Alexander, 24, Laguna Beach - Saturday

Mehran Fardghassemi, 56, Irvine - Friday, November 10

Cheves Tinsley Powell, 72, Laguna Beach - Thursday, November 9

Incident Reports

Sunday, November 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jaime Noel Melchor, 26, Laguna Hills

Angelina Orona, 54, Irvine

Broadway Street | 200 Block | Disorderly Behavior, Resisting

2:19 a.m. Andy Sostene Codio, 23, no fixed address, was arrested for disorderly behavior, and for resisting arrest.

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Resisting

1:21 a.m. Francisco Arriaga, 26, Lake Forest, was arrested for resisting a police officer.

Saturday, November 11

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ingrid Elisabet Case, 63, Newport Beach

Cress Street & S. Coast Hwy | Traffic Collision

12:22 p.m. A traffic collision involving a pedestrian occurred, possibly causing injury. The incident is still under investigation.

Coast Hwy | 31600 Block | Warrant

5:59 a.m. Darren Eugene Cassidy, 47, San Clemente, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

Vista Del Sol & Pacific Coast Hwy | Warrant

1:32 a.m. Joshua Jerome Wilhoit, 27, Dana Point, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant. Additional charges included driving with a suspended license, as well as not providing proof of registration.

Friday, November 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Daran Joseph Dooley, 29, Long Beach

Lower Cliff Drive | 200 Block | Illegal Lodging

9:46 p.m. Marueen M. Uche, 46, Virginia, was arrested for illegal lodging.

Laguna Canyon Road & NB State Hwy 73 | Traffic Collision

3:17 p.m. Following a traffic collision, a motorcyclist was possibly seriously injured. No other information was available at the time of writing.

Nestall Road | 3000 Block | Petty Theft

11:30 a.m. A handgun was stolen from a residence approximately one month ago.

Thursday, November 9

Alta Laguna Boulevard | 3200 Block | Warrant

8:40 p.m. Luis Enrique Espinoza Jr., 26, Anaheim, was arrested for North Court warrant for possession of metal knuckles.

Wednesday, November 8

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian Patrick Potter, 52, San Clemente

Cypress Drive | 400 Block | Vandalism

2:15 p.m. Someone put nails in the tires of the RP’s vehicle, and on a separate occasion, someone applied superglue to the wipers.

Coast Hwy & Crown Valley Parkway | Warrant

1:17 p.m. Dan Cameron Geddes III, 38, Dana Point, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. 

Cleo Street & S. Coast Hwy | Traffic Collision

7:20 a.m. A vehicle and a motorcyclist collided, causing injury to the leg of the motorcyclist. Northbound lanes of traffic were reopened at 7:48 a.m.

Police Files

LBPD reminds residents to lock their doors following vacation rental break-in

Laguna Beach residents aren’t the only victims in the recent spree of burglaries across town. 

A visitor staying in a vacation rental in the 1100 block of N. Coast Hwy woke up at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday to find someone in her room. Upon seeing that the previously sleeping guest was awake, the suspect fled – but not before grabbing a jacket with $40 inside.

“The suspect entered through unlocked doors,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson. “People need to lock the doors to their residences and vehicles.”

The jacket was recovered, but the money was gone. And, there was a beer on the front porch the following morning that hadn’t been there the night before.

LBPD is looking into the case to see if there are any leads.

Rats! We have a gnawing suspicion that a certain thief was disappointed when he opened stolen packages 

Imagine the scene: you’re just your average burglar ambling along Cerritos Street early Thursday morning, wondering whether today will be your lucky day, looking for open windows or doors, when you see a few nice size boxes sitting on the doorstep of a home…so you pick them up. 

They’re heavy and rattle when you shake them. Seems like this could be valuable stuff – the kind of stuff thieves like you can make money on. It’s been a slow thief day.

You scurry away, packages in hand. Feeling beady eyes on you, you turn – has the homeowner noticed you? But no, it’s a pair of rats sitting on a fencepost, whiskers upturned. If you didn’t know better, you might think they were smiling at you, as if to say, hey, we recognize you, and thanks, buddy! 

Thanks, buddy – we see you’re one of us…

Funny what nerves will do to your mind.

When you get home, you open the boxes to find – 60+ rat traps. Nearly $85 worth of rat traps and their associated equipment, to be exact. A plague on the house you burgled!

It’s not your lucky day after all. And you have a gnawing feeling the cops will be after you soon. 

And we think you’re right about that.

DUI Arrests

Rachel Leigh Hoolahan, 27, San Juan Capistrano - Wednesday, November 8

Michael Gonzalez, 27, Rancho Cucamonga, - Tuesday, November 7 With a Prior, Cell Caller

Kirubel Assefa Kebede, 45, Long Beach - Monday, November 6

Incident Reports

Wednesday, November 8

Pearl Street & S. Coast Hwy | Vandalism

2:51 a.m. RP was inside his Black Ford Excursion when an unknown person broke the driver’s side rear window, and then ran off. 

Cliff Drive | 300 Block| Warrant

1:52 a.m. Trini Lee Chappell, 47, Laguna Beach, was arrested for a Harbor Court bench warrant for DUI.

Tuesday, November 7

Alta Vista Way | 600 Block| Grand Theft

10:30 a.m. Two weeks ago, designer purses and shoes were stolen. The approximate loss was $30,000.

Crestview Drive | 2300 Block| Traffic Hazard

10:18 a.m. 30 vehicles were parked, blocking the street so that only one car could barely get by. 15 vehicles were cited.

Monday, November 6

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Debora Jean Figge, 39, Laguna Beach

Robert John Shaw, 59, no fixed address

Jasmine Street | 300 Block| Grand Theft

9:19 p.m. A wallet and a laptop were stolen some time during the night, and then recovered by Newport Beach Police Department at approximately 2 a.m. A suspect was brought into custody by the NBPD. 

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Warrants

1:36 p.m. A minor was arrested on three warrants.

Skyline Drive | 1300 Block| Fraud

1:26 p.m. Fraudulent checks have been posted to the victim’s account, and someone had tried to withdraw funds from it as well. This is the second occurrence for the victim.

Anita Street | 500 Block| Vandalism

10:29 a.m. A blue SUV had its back passenger side window broken. 

Coast Hwy | 31500 Block| Traffic Collision

10:10 a.m. Two sedans were involved in a traffic collision causing injuries to two parties. The lanes were clear to open at 11:03 a.m.

Ramona Avenue | 500 Block| Burglary, Vehicle

7:01 a.m. A vehicle was burglarized possibly on October 31, and the loss was $60.

Ocean Vista Drive | 21600 Block| Burglary, Vehicle

6:35 a.m. The window of a sedan was smashed, and a bag was taken.

Sunday, November 5

Blue Lagoon | Burglary, Vehicle

9:09 a.m. Two cameras and two lenses were taken from the RP’s car last night. There was no sign of forced entry, but the RP stated that he had checked the car last night.

Police Files

Lumberyard vandal apprehended in Tustin

In the wee hours last Thursday morning, a suspect destroyed lights in front of the Lumberyard Restaurant. The damage was estimated to be about $2,000. 

Unfortunately for the suspect, the Lumberyard is right across from the Laguna Beach Police Department, and the entire incident was caught on camera. Not to mention, the suspect had been called to bail out a friend of theirs who had been arrested that night. 

“Sometimes people make bad decisions when they are mad, and this was one of them,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson.

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LBPD detectives were able to positively identify the suspects who vandalized the Lumberyard lights thanks to security footage 

“The Investigations Team quickly identified the suspect and located him. There was no hesitation in making the arrest,” said Cota. 

 LBPD Detective Jordan Mirakian called the suspect before the arrest. “I told him, you’re caught, now let’s put this behind us. He agreed. The arrest was uneventful, which is the way we like it,” he said.

LBPD Booking Photo

Noah Laguna

Noah Laguna, 19, Tustin, was taken into custody without incident in Tustin on Thursday. He admitted to what he did and was booked into the Laguna Beach Jail on charges of vandalism.

“We will not tolerate extensive damage done to our businesses and have someone think they are going to get away with it,” said Cota.

More than termites gone after fumigation

Having a home fumigated for termites is not uncommon. Unfortunately, when the tents go up, the home can become a target for crime.

This was the case for homeowners in the 800 block of Coast View Drive. When the owners returned after their house was fumigated, they discovered that the closets had been ransacked, with $10,000 in cash and two watches valued at $40,000 taken.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this happening,” Sgt. Cota said.

There are no suspects at this time, and the extermination company is conducting its own investigation into the matter as well.

DUI Arrests

Daniel Jude Zamalloa, 22, Laguna Niguel - Sunday, November 5 Traffic Collision

Gregory Scott Raia, 55, Laguna Beach - Saturday, November 4

Richard Robert Ray, 41, Los Angeles - Saturday

Alorah Jean Burke, 22, Temecula - Saturday

Jesus Mauricio Cartagena, 36, Duarte - Saturday

Angela Marie Carnago, 50, Laguna Beach - Friday, November 3 Cell Caller

Gabriel Alonso Verdiales, 18, Santa Ana - Thursday, November 2

Incident Reports

Sunday, November 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Mike Lewis, 47, Laguna Beach

Mehran Khamnehipour, 30, Laguna Beach

Ocean Avenue & S. Coast Hwy | Reckless Driving

2:13 a.m. During a traffic stop, Anthony Morales, 36, Winnetka, was arrested for reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, disobeying a court order, driving a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device, bail $500 for each charge.

Saturday, November 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Robert Carlos Renovales, 40, San Diego

Michael William Todd, 48, Laguna Beach - additional charge for Harbor Court warrant for DUI & driving with a suspended license.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Battery

4 p.m. Joseph Craig Hosten, 30, no fixed address, was arrested for battery.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

3:44 p.m. Wayne Chancey, 46, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court Warrant.

S. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Petty Theft

2:51 p.m. The RP’s purse was stolen by the pool within the last hour.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Welfare Check, Drugs

2:07 p.m. Juan Francisco Perez, 58, Santa Ana, arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Friday, November 3

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brandon Daniel Alderete, 35, no fixed address

Emerald Bay & N. Coast Hwy | Hit & Run

5:12 p.m. A white car hit the RP’s BMW. A possible sighting of the suspect vehicle occurred at 4:34 p.m.

Cress Street | 400 Block | Fraud

12:37 p.m. An incident of identity theft was reported. There is documentation of the incident, but there is no financial loss at this time.

Forest Avenue | 300 Block | Vandalism

10:18 a.m. Broken lights and various items were found in front of the location. The vandalism occurred sometime last night.

Thursday, November 2

Forest Avenue & Third Street | Stolen Vehicle

7:19 p.m. A vehicle reported as stolen was found unoccupied. The RP did not park vehicle there.

West Street | 31500 Block | Vandalism

6:58 p.m. The victim’s car was keyed and both windshield wipers were broken off. The loss was estimated at $3,800. 

Cress Street | 100 Block | Warrant

4:37 p.m. Gregory Van Sexton, 46, Garden Grove, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

N. Stonington Road | Vandalism

8:33 a.m. Two left side windows of the RP’s vehicle were shot out with a BB gun overnight, causing the windows to shatter.

Laguna Canyon Road & Northbound State Hwy 73 Laguna Beach | Traffic Collision

6:40 a.m. A motorcycle was down on the shoulder of the road. The rider complained of back pain. 

Wednesday, November 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Richard Ray Bowhay, 59, Texas

Curtis Grant Abbott, 52, no fixed address

Laguna Canyon Road | Assault, Battery

3:25 p.m. A physical fight occurred. Donald Douglas Kramer, 46, no fixed address, was arrested for assault, battery, and resisting arrest, bail $500 for each.

Marylin Drive | 30800 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

1:54 p.m. A backpack was taken from a vehicle that was possibly unlocked. The total loss was estimated at $250.

Panorama Drive | 400 Block | Fraud

12:02 p.m. Phones were purchased using the RP’s name.

Coast Hwy | 30800 Block | Fraud

10:25 a.m. A month ago, a cable company was billing the RP from another address, with a total loss of $382.51.

Police Files

Thief waltzes away with dancing woman

On Friday evening, a resident in the 200 block of Chiquita Street reported that a sculpture had been stolen from their home. 

The sculpture, a bronze dancing woman on a base of green marble, had been listed on eBay. The loss was estimated at $7,000. 

Copycat sought in wilderness parking lot burglary

Last May, LBPD apprehended a suspect who had been breaking into cars parked in Laguna Coast Wilderness lots on Laguna Canyon Road.

Now, it seems a copycat is back at it.

On Saturday morning, a woman’s car, parked in the lot in the 3200 block of Laguna Canyon Road, was broken into while she was hiking. 

When she returned to her vehicle, she found that her purse, credit cards, house keys, and two iPhones had been stolen.

“Detectives arrested the last guy responsible for all of those vehicle burglaries, but it looks like someone new is back at it,” said Sgt. Jim Cota, LBPD spokesperson.

Remember to lock your vehicles and hide your valuables.

DUI Arrests

James Nelson Sheppard, 35, Norwalk - Tuesday, October 31 Cell Caller

Evgeny Karasev, 30, Nevada - Tuesday

Adolfo Randy Acosta, 59, San Gabriel - Monday, October 30 Cell Caller

Incident Reports

Wednesday, November 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Joshua David Poeske, 29, no fixed address - additional charge for resisting arrest

Tuesday, October 31

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ursula Patricia Platt, 53, Fullerton

Brett Michael Bolin, 28, no fixed address - additional charge for shoplifting

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Fraud

12:21 p.m. A man reported that a named suspect took $120,000 from him.

Mermaid Street | 400 Block | Stolen Vehicle

11:50 a.m. A silver 2010 Nissan Rogue was stolen from the RP. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside.

Ramona Avenue | 500 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

9:13 a.m. A vintage cigarette case was taken some time in the morning hours on October 30. The total estimated loss was $60.

Gaviota Drive |1000 Block | Fire

5:42 a.m. The RP reported that a minor pole was down and on fire, blocking traffic. It was advised that there would be a possible power outage until the afternoon. Edison was said to be conducting a full pole replacement later that day.

Monday, October 30

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Trespassing

1:20 p.m. Donald Douglas Kramer, 46, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing. 

Florence Avenue | 31600 Block | Burglary

12:13 p.m. The RP someone entered her home without permission and stole a $1,500 necklace and a driver’s license. The incident had occurred in March. A possible suspect was named. 

Coast Hwy | 31700 Block | Petty Theft

11:33 a.m. A man stole two beers from the RP’s location. 

N. Vista De Catalina | Grand Theft

9:10 a.m. A bike and a helmet were stolen on either October 28 or 29. The total estimated loss was $2,900.

Sunday, October 29

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant

7:09 p.m. Daniel Paul Schneider, 52, no fixed address, was arrested for a Harbor Court bench warrant.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Parole Violation

3:54 p.m. Brian Robert Schaar, 32, Laguna Beach, was arrested for no bail parole violation.

Laguna Canyon & El Toro Road | Traffic Collision

8:03 a.m. A grey Honda drove off the roadway, causing, the driver to become hurt. The airbags were found to have been deployed, and a cut and rescue was performed in order to get the driver out of the vehicle.

DUI Arrests

Mark Anthony Williams, 46, Rancho Cucamonga - Sunday, October 29

Matthew Allen Boyd, 27, Aliso Viejo - Sunday

Joshua Mony Antoun, 28, Laguna Niguel - Friday, October 27

Kevin Patrick Crostic, 22, Garden Grove - Friday

Incident Report

Sunday, October 29

Louise Street | 1600 Block | Domestic Violence

2:45 a.m. Glass was reported being broken, and Jess Avary Walker, 38, Mission Viejo, was arrested for domestic violence, bail $50,000. An additional charge for probation violation was added.

Circle Way | 1300 Block | Drugs

2:45 a.m. The RP had called on behalf of juveniles who thought they had found a dead body. It turned out to be a 15-year-old girl from Laguna Beach passed out from smoking marijuana.

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Battery, Resisting

1:29 a.m. David Tice Griffin II, 26, Los Angeles, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest.

Wendt Terrace | 800 Block | Violating Restraining Order

1:27 a.m. The RP heard loud screaming, cursing, and a door being slammed. Tina Ladelle Marquette, 52, was arrested for violating a protective order to prevent domestic violence, bail $20,000.

Saturday, October 28

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Alejandra Montoya, 24, Nevada

Eli Lopiccola, 45, no fixed address - at 8:33 p.m. and 3:19 a.m. 

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Grand Theft

11:40 p.m. A bike was stolen.

Cliff Drive | 400 Block | Throwing Objects from Vehicle

4:06 p.m. Occupants in a gray Subaru Forester were throwing water balloons at joggers.

Crescent Bay Drive | 100 Block | Burglary

12:30 p.m. The RP returned home to find that they had been burglarized. Entry was made through a glass patio door that had been shattered, and a $1,500 Cartier watch was found missing. The homeowner is compiling a list of stolen items.

Friday, October 27

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Robert Shaw, 59, no fixed address

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Brandish Weapon

8 p.m. The RP saw a man brandishing a knife at employees. The suspect was discovered in the alley, where he was held at gunpoint, and then taken into custody. Richard Ray Bowhay, 69, Texas, was arrested for brandishing a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $20,000. 

S. Coast Hwy | 1100 Block | Petty Theft

7:48 p.m. A man stole an estimated $50 from a tip jar. He was unable to be located.

Wendt Terrace | 800 Block | Violating a Restraining Order

4:08 p.m. Tina Marquette, 52, Laguna Beach, was arrested for violating a restraining order to prevent domestic violence. 

S Coast Hwy & Brooks Street | Hit and Run

8:41 a.m.  A white SUV struck a pedestrian, causing a leg injury. Luis Fajardo, 33, Santa Ana, was arrested for hit and run with injury to another, and for driving on a suspended license, bail $50,000.

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Trespassing

7:58 a.m. Donald Douglas Kramer, 46, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing. 

N. Coast Hwy| 100 Block | Drugs

4:37 a.m. Irene Torres, 24, Long Beach, was arrested for possession of narcotics.

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Warrant, Suspended License

2:44 Elyas Michael Mechekak, 26, Ladera Ranch, was arrested on an Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office warrant. An additional charge of driving on a suspended license was added. 

Thalia Street & Coast Hwy | Warrant

12:26 a.m. Anthony Stephan, 26, Murrieta, was arrested on a San Bernardino warrant for battery, bail $20,000. 

Thursday, October 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Thomas Glidden, 41, Aliso Viejo

John William Valencia, 45

La Mirada Street | 1300 Block | Petty Theft

6:38 p.m. A UPS package was stolen from the front door. The approximate loss was $1,050.

Sleepy Hollow Lane & Coast Hwy | Warrant

3:21 p.m. Mottahereh Sadeghi, 60, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court Warrant.

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Fraud

9:46 a.m. The RP’s purse was stolen along with a credit card and their social security number. Multiple payments were made on one credit card. The approximate loss was over $500.

Wednesday, October 25

S. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Drugs

9:28 p.m. Joseph Craig Hogsten, 30, was arrested for possession of more than 28.5 grams of cannabis.

Palm Drive & Temple Hills Drive | Warrants

12:58 p.m. Joseph Joshua Crimo, 44, Laguna Beach, was arrested for five Harbor Court warrants with charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, domestic battery, and driving on a suspended license. Bail was $25,000 each.  

Irvine Cove Drive | 100 Block | Trespassing, Probation Violation

8:23 a.m., William Brian Bowyer, 54, Hemet, was arrested for trespassing and probation violation.

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