DUI Arrests

Juvenile, 17, Laguna Niguel – Wednesday, March 15

Younis Sakhi, 27, Laguna Hills – Monday, March 13 With a Prior

 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, March 14

Ocean Avenue & Beach Street | Warrant

10:18 p.m. Ted Lobato, 50, Fort Bragg, was arrested on a $5,000 Marin County warrant for possession of a controlled substance.  

Fairview Road & 3rd Avenue | Warrant

2:41 p.m. During a traffic stop, Bruce Stout, 61, Dana Point, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant for vehicle code violations. 

Coast View Drive | 1100 Block | Petty Theft

2:26 p.m. A named suspect took property including surfboards. 

Temple Terrace | 1000 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

12:01 p.m. A laptop and bag were stolen from an unlocked Mini Cooper. 

High Drive | 500 Block | Burglary, Vehicle – Attempted 

11:57 a.m. An unknown person attempted to enter a Chevy Tahoe, damaging the door-locking mechanism. 

Ocean Vista Drive | 21700 Block | Fraud

11:13 a.m. A named suspect opened up credit card accounts in the RP’s name and ran up credit. 

Monday, March 13

Jasmine Street & N. Coast Hwy | Drugs

2:18 a.m. Following a traffic stop and a search of the vehicle, Herbert Martinez, 23, El Monte, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nathaly Juarez, 21, West Covina, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. 

Sunday, March 12

Coast Hwy | 30900 Block | Petty Theft

9:32 p.m. A GPS unit was taken from a vehicle.  

Glenneyre Street | 1400 Block | Warrant

4:33 p.m. Jared Michael McDowell, 35, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant for vandalism and possession of marijuana.


Police Files

Motorcycle chase ends at the 405

Tuesday night around 11:14 p.m., an officer witnessed a traffic violation by a motorcycle. A stop was attempted in the 2700 block of Laguna Cyn Rd.

The motorcyclist didn’t yield until he was past the 73 freeway, before the 405. 

Once stopped, officers learned that the driver, 26-year-old Ross Hamera from Costa Mesa, formerly from Laguna Beach, was on probation for DUI.

“The officer conducted a DUI investigation and arrested Hamera for DUI and violation of a court order,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD.

Hamera also had an outstanding Harbor Court bench warrant for DUI, failure to comply with an officer, and driving on a suspended license.

 

Don’t depend on the luck of the Irish tonight

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 252 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period from 2011-2015. 

More than a fourth of them were killed in drunk driving crashes that occurred in the early morning, post-party hours (midnight to 5:59 a.m.). 

Drugs including many prescription medications, marijuana or illicit drugs can also lead to impairment and unsafe driving. When mixed with even a small amount of alcohol, the effects can be compounded.

Hand over those keys if you are planning to drink tonight 

Additional officers from the LBPD will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In addition to this St Patrick’s Day enforcement effort, all police, sheriff and the CHP will be on heightened alert ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver throughout the weekend. 

Planning a sober ride home before the party begins is the first step in staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t wait until you’ve already been drinking to make your transportation decision. 

Designate your sober driver in advance, and never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. 

Don’t depend on the luck of the Irish, that’s the bottom line.


DUI Arrests

Bryan Joseph Rosseau, 19, Fountain Valley – Saturday, March 11

Jack Augustine Cancellieri, 29, Newport Beach – Saturday Cell Caller

David Clarence Marler II, 21, Opelousas, Louisiana – Friday, March 10 Cell Caller

Nicholas V Peracchio, 22, Bolton, Connecticut – Thursday, March 9 Cell Caller

 

Incident Reports

Sunday, March 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Cole Carmody, 23, Aliso Viejo

Younis Sakhi, 27, Laguna Hills

Skyler James Myers, 22, Huntington Beach

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Stolen Vehicle

12:46 a.m. A Ford F150 that was stolen in Laguna Beach was located by the Fullerton PD.

Saturday, March 11

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Justin Roy Malone, 42, Laguna Hills

Robert Jerzy Pregowski, 41, Aliso Viejo

Jeffrey Noon, 62, no fixed address

Friday, March 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Deborah Ann Jones, 52, Laguna Hills

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Juveniles on Roof 

7:28 p.m. According to the police log, approximately 20 juveniles were on the roof of the lifeguard headquarters. The RP said that one of them jumped off, but the LBPD was unable to confirm this. 

Broadway | 200 Block | Trespassing

3:30 p.m. Michael Shawn Moody, 36, no fixed address, was arrested for trespassing. 

Eagle Rock Way | 31500 Block | Petty Theft

2:39 p.m. A wallet valued at $300 was stolen. 

Thursday, March 9

Arch Street | 200 Block | Domestic Battery

9:39 p.m. Stacy Colledge, 40, Laguna Beach, was arrested for domestic battery with $10,000 bail. 

Mar Vista Avenue | 31400 Block | Grand Theft

5:07 p.m. A computer and a camera were stolen. The total loss was estimated at $3,450. 

High Drive | 100 Block | Violate Protective Order

2:04 p.m. Ronald Sheuerman, 48, Laguna Beach, was arrested for violation of a protective order and held with $15,000 bail. 

N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Drugs

3:16 a.m. During a traffic stop, three people were arrested for possession of narcotics: Hector Alexander Christensen, 20, Irvine; William Daingerfield Foote IV, 42, Newport Coast; and Jessica Lynn Padron, 32, Lancaster. 

Wednesday, March 8

Ocean Vista Drive | 21700 Block | Petty Theft

6:04 p.m. Packages were stolen off of a porch.


Police Files

Age and wisdom don’t always go hand in hand

It’s commonly thought that age and wisdom go together, but this duo is the exception to the rule.

On Friday evening around 6:30 p.m., officers stopped a Ford Taurus for a vehicle code violation. The two older male occupants were found to be in possession of drugs.

Officers arrested 62-year-old Remlow Blevins from Laguna Beach for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and 59-year-old Richard Goodman from Mission Viejo for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

High-risk traffic stop comes with drugs

On Saturday at 9:16 a.m., officers were alerted to a stolen Honda CRV that had entered the city on Laguna Canyon Road. It had been reported stolen in Santa Ana on March 3.

“Officers found the vehicle in the 600 block of Laguna Canyon Road,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “They stopped the vehicle on the 200 block of Cliff Drive and since it was a high risk stop, traffic was stopped in each direction.” High-risk traffic stops involve multiple patrol units with guns drawn. 

The driver, Juan Gutierrez, 22, of Laguna Hills, was arrested for vehicle theft. 

Officers also found a glass pipe on his person and a total of 6.98 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket and in the vehicle, adding on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

This St. Patrick’s Day, plan before you party!

Impaired driving, drugs and alcohol can kill

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 252 people lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period from 2011-2015. More than a fourth of them were killed in drunk driving crashes that occurred in the early morning, post-party hours (midnight to 5:59 a.m.). 

That’s why the Laguna Beach Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety are teaming up to reach all drivers with an important life-saving message and warning: Don’t Drive Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol. 

Drugs such as many prescription medications, marijuana or illicit drugs can also lead to impairment and unsafe driving. When mixed with even a small amount of alcohol, the affects can be compounded. 

Additional officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will deploy this weekend specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In addition to this St Patrick’s Day enforcement effort, all police, sheriff and the CHP will be on heightened alert ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver throughout the weekend. 

These needless deaths can be prevented. Planning a sober ride home before the party begins is the first step in staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t wait until you’ve already been drinking to make your transportation decision. Designate your sober driver in advance, and never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. 

This enforcement effort is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds everyone to be alert and ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’ if you see a dangerous driver.

For further information, please contact Lieutenant Jeff Calvert at (949) 464-6655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From a press release


DUI Arrests

Thomas J. Breitfeller, 25, Cathedral City – Monday, March 6

 

Incident Reports

Wednesday, March 8

Rancho Laguna Road & Bluebird Canyon Drive | Vandalism

6:42 a.m. A window was smashed on the RP’s Chevy truck. 

High Drive | 500 Block | Stolen Vehicle

5:27 a.m. A 2007 black Ford pickup was stolen. The RP thinks it happened around 4 a.m., as he may have heard glass shattering at that time. 

Tuesday, March 7

Forest Avenue | 200 Block | Warrant

9:19 p.m. Michael Shawn Moody, 36, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant. 

S. Coast Hwy | 1300 Block | Battery

8:44 p.m. Officers responded to reports of a man punching walls and trying to fight staff members. Steven Paul McKee, 22, of Enfield, Connecticut, was arrested for battery. 

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Warrants

6:05 p.m. Brandon Colin Heath, 23, Wildomar, was arrested on three Riverside Sheriff warrants: one for possession of a controlled substance and grand theft auto; one for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; and one for trespassing. Another subject was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Cleo Street | 300 Block | Burglary

3:29 p.m. Car parts were stolen from a garage. 

Duarte Way | 2500 Block | Petty Theft

9:40 a.m. A black Gucci purse and wallet were stolen.

Camel Point Drive | Fraud

8:27 a.m. The RP was scammed out of $1,100. 

Monday, March 6

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jeffrey Noon, 62, no fixed address

Table Rock Drive | 31500 Block | Vandalism

11:04 a.m. A padlock was broken. 

S. Coast Hwy | 2000 Block | Fraud

9:51 a.m. An unknown suspect charged $16,500 on the RP’s credit card. 

Park Avenue | 2100 Block | Vandalism

8:20 a.m. An unknown person painted a swastika on a building. The case is under investigation. 

Table Rock Drive & Coast Hwy | Drugs

12:32 a.m. During a traffic stop, Matthew Ryan Palmer, 20, Westminster, was arrested for possession of narcotics and was placed on a probation hold. Justin Andrew Kahal, 27, Rolling Hills, was arrested for possession of narcotics. 

Sunday, March 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jeffrey Beltz, 46, Garden Grove

He was also arrested on a warrant for being drunk in public.

Broadway Street | 300 Block | Drugs, Warrants

12:38 a.m. Brian Patrick Taylor, 42, Morro Bay, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have two warrants – one for failure to appear in court and petty theft, and the other for receipt of stolen property and shoplifting. 

Lagunita Drive | Vandalism

9:52 a.m. A light was broken on the RP’s property.

Glenneyre Street | 300 Block | Resisting

9:31 a.m. Jethro Enriquez, 20, Lake Forest, was arrested for resisting officers.


Police Files

Drugs, a dog and danger

On Sunday at 11:07 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Ocean Avenue. A search of the car was initiated.

Inside, they found a Chihuahua puppy, a young child, and 42.09 grams of methamphetamine.

The driver, Whitney Michelle Martin Wilkes, 40, Orange, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

The child was taken to Orangewood and the pup taken to a shelter.

Throwing chairs off a roof? Bad idea

On Tuesday around 12:10 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Coast Hwy in response to a male on a roof throwing chairs down onto the beach.

“Officers detained three people and arrested one of them, 19-year-old Wrackkie Quiogue from Orange, for false identification to a peace officer and minor in possession of alcohol,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. 

The other two, juveniles, were released at the scene. No other information was available.

Woman jumps off balcony at Surf & Sand

Last Saturday, March 4, at 9:38 p.m., emergency personnel went to the Surf & Sand to render aid to a woman who fell from a fourth story balcony.

“It appears the woman may have intentionally jumped off the balcony,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “The woman landed near the pool and there were doctors nearby that immediately tended to her.”

The 33-year-old San Juan Capo resident was taken to the hospital. No updates were available. 


DUI Arrests

Kayla Nicole Lane, 22, Corona – Sunday, March 5

Gloria Viviana Cruz, 23, Corona – Friday, March 3

 

Incident Reports

Sunday, March 5

Thalia Street & S. Coast Hwy | Drugs, Brass Knuckles

1:20 a.m. During a traffic stop, Giovanni Villareal, 21, Bellflower, was arrested for possession of brass knuckles and for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 

Saturday, March 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jeffrey Noon, 62, no fixed address

Kendall Rey Jones, 51, Richmond

Oak Street | 200 Block | Warrant 

11:26 p.m. Daniel Anthony Castillo, 23, Santa Ana, was arrested on a Central Court warrant. 

Coast Hwy & Aliso Circle | Stolen License Plates

1:49 p.m. Officers stopped a vehicle with plates that matched a stolen vehicle from Santa Monica. When they learned the vehicle was not the stolen one, the license plates were taken as evidence, and the occupants of the rental car were able to leave with the car. 

Cliff Drive | 1200 Block | Vandalism

7:03 a.m. A restroom door was vandalized overnight. 

McAulay Place | 100 Block | Domestic Violence

2:47 a.m. Alejandra Mylene Zoromski, 21, Laguna Beach, was arrested for domestic violence with $50,000 bail. 

Friday, March 3

Laguna Canyon Road | 3200 Block | Petty Theft

7:15 p.m. Mail was stolen over the course of two weeks. 

Forest Avenue | 300 Block | Grand Theft

4:14 p.m. A wallet containing $1,800 plus credit cards and a driver’s license was stolen. 

Alta Laguna Boulevard | 3200 Block | Drugs

4:16 a.m. Christopher Hern, 24, Huntington Beach, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a narcotic and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Thursday, March 2

Glenneyre Street | 800 Block | Petty Theft

3:38 p.m. A purse was stolen. 

Ocean Avenue | 300 Block | Vandalism

1:04 p.m. Graffiti was scratched onto the glass front window of a gallery. 

Catalina Street | 1000 Block | Fraud

10:21 a.m. Credit cards were opened under the RP’s name. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 3200 Block | Fraud

9:29 a.m. An unknown subject used the RP’s information to open credit cards. 

El Toro Road & Artisan Drive | Speeding

2:10 a.m. An officer on patrol saw a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on Laguna Canyon Road. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle near Artisan Drive, but the vehicle fled. The vehicle stopped in Laguna Woods and the driver fled on foot. He was not located, but the vehicle was towed.


Police Files

Fob him off: This cat burglar might have 9 lives

On Sunday around 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 900 block of Glenneyre Street for a residential burglary.

“The resident was home and heard a noise coming from the front room,” said Lt Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “When he went to investigate the noise, he saw a man inside.”

The man told the resident he was looking for the owner of a key fob he had found, which he handed over to the resident and left. The reporting party didn’t know the man.

The resident later noticed his wallet was missing.

The man was not found by officers. 

Man kicks a trolley, brandishes a stick, kicks an officer

On Thursday around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Broadway in response to a man who had threatened the trolley driver and also kicked the trolley.

The two officers who initially arrived saw him kicking the trolley and holding a stick. After being repeatedly asked to drop the stick, he complied. 

“The man continued to walk toward the officers and one of them took a hold of the man,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD. “He pushed one of the officers, causing the officer to fall. The other officer was still attempting to place handcuffs on the man. The other officer got up and assisted him.”

While they were attempting to put the man in the patrol car, he kicked an officer in the chest and began pulling on one of the officer’s holsters. After a brief struggle, he was secured inside the vehicle.

Both officers received minor injuries from the incident.

The man, identified as Dennis Hagan, 44, Adelanto, was arrested for felony resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.


DUI Arrests

None this period

 

Incident Reports

Wednesday, March 1

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Drugs

5:30 a.m. Jesse Munos, 28, Laguna Hills, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Tuesday, February 28

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ronald Sheuerman, 48, Laguna Beach

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Criminal Threats

11:06 p.m. Officers responded to reports of a male threatening to assault someone. Officers located and detained the male. The victim told officers the man had begun to follow him near Forest, and had been yelling at him, at one point threatening to assault him. Ahmad Al-Smadi, 26, Laguna Niguel, was arrested for felony criminal threats, including threat of bodily harm. Bail was set at $50,000. 

Poplar Street | 300 Block | Fraud

5:36 p.m. An unknown subject used the RP’s social security number to file taxes. 

Lagunita | Burglary

3:55 p.m. The RP returned home to find his residence ransacked and numerous items missing. 

Forest Avenue | 500 Block | Fraud

1:07 p.m. The RP’s credit card was compromised for $400. 

Monday, February 27

S. Coast Hwy | 1200 Block | Warrant

12:08 p.m. Curtis Albert Charles Jr., 50, Dana Point, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block | Warrants

7:37 a.m. Sharon Kay Adickes, 58, no fixed address, was arrested on two West Court warrants: one for a Costa Mesa municipal code violation and the other for being drunk in public. 

Sunday, February 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Terry Dwayne Sanders, 39, no fixed address

Holly Drive | 31300 Block | Vandalism

1:47 p.m. Glass was broken on a deck. 

Ramona Avenue | 600 Block | Petty Theft

10:20 a.m. A pair of tennis shoes and a 36” Bustin skateboard were taken from the RP’s porch.


Police Files

Six teens detained in stolen vehicle at 4 a.m.

On Tuesday, Feb 28, at 4:08 a.m., officers were notified of a Honda Civic that had been reported stolen in Aliso Viejo earlier in the morning entering Laguna Beach from Laguna Canyon Road. 

Officers found the vehicle near Canyon Acres and stopped it in the 300 block of Broadway. All six of its occupants were detained.

The driver, 18-year-old Cedric Campbell from Aliso Viejo, was arrested for felony vehicle theft.

One passenger, Aldous Aaron Manasala, 19, Aliso Viejo, was arrested for false identification to a peace officer, felony vehicle theft and conspiracy.

The other four passengers, all 15 years old, three from Aliso Viejo and one from Irvine, were issued citations for curfew, detained and released to their parents.

 

Would-be car thief has Cadillac tastes – but unlocked car door leads to her lockup

On Monday Feb 27 on the 500 block of Forest Ave, at 11:53 a.m., a woman was seen checking door handles on parked vehicles, and entering a silver Cadillac. An officer detained her while she was trying to start the Cadillac, which was not hers. They also found .96 grams of methamphetamine and .33 grams of heroin on the woman. 

Lindsey Patterson, 35, Los Angeles, was arrested for felony vehicle theft, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of narcotics. 

Another drug dealer busted – and ID theft is involved also

At 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb 28, an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 200 block of N. Coast Hwy. While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers found drug paraphernalia, credit cards, driver’s licenses, and mail that did not belong to either occupant. 

The driver, 23-year-old Anthony Aparicio from Fullerton, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Silvia Dominguez, 26, Tustin, was arrested for theft of a credit card. But that wasn’t all for Dominguez.

“When Dominguez arrived at the station, officers found a glass methamphetamine pipe and a total of 14 grams of methamphetamine,” said Lieutenant Tim Kleiser, LBPD spokesperson. She was then charged with possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sales.

Continuing their investigation at the station, officers located other evidence pertaining to identity theft which was determined to belong to Dominguez. Possession of personal identifying information was added to her list of charges for the morning.

 

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