Police Files

Man allegedly tries to stab White House staff with fork

On Friday, May 17, at 9:29 p.m., LBPD officers were contacted by White House security in reference to a male subject who allegedly attempted to stab a security guard from the establishment at the 300 block of South Coast Hwy. 

“Officers arrived on scene and immediately detained Laguna Beach citizen Craig Dunlap for the assault. An investigation was conducted and it was determined that Dunlap was inside of the establishment and making a large scene. When he was asked to leave, he tried to stab a security guard with a fork,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said. 

Security was able to stop the attack and escort Dunlap outside and hold him until police arrived.

Craig Bland Dunlap, 67, of Laguna Beach, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Bail was set at $25,000.

Laguna man arrested in alleged bike theft

On Thursday, May 16, at 7:41 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the 1100 block of Glenneyre Street for a report of an attempted theft. 

The RP reported the suspect had jumped the fence into her yard and tried to take her bicycle. 

“Officers arrived in the area and based on the description given detained a male just down the street near the entrance to Bluebird Beach,” Sgt Cota said. “She positively identified the male as the suspect and was desirous of prosecution.”

According to police records, the RP said that when she confronted the suspect he said, “I’m sorry, I just needed a bike.”

Laguna Beach resident Ryan Terrance Conley, 18, was arrested for violation of trespassing, loitering, and attempted theft.

According to Stu News records, this is the fifth arrest for Conley by LBPD in the last year. Other arrests by LBPD included arrests on suspicion of shoplifting and battery, among others.

Bail was set at $1,000.

Cut & rescue crash, man transported to hospital

On Sunday, May 19, at 11:05 p.m., LBPD and LBFD personnel responded to Laguna Canyon Road and Phillips Road in reference to a cut and rescue traffic collision.

“Upon the officers’ arrival, the male driver, a 22-year-old Lake Elsinore resident, had extricated himself and was standing outside his vehicle,” Sgt Cota sad. “He had collided with a yellow parking pole, a fire hydrant, the Phillips Road street sign and an Edison pole before overturning his vehicle.” 

Police Files cut and rescue

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A 22-year-old Lake Elsinore man is in the hospital after a cut and rescue 

car collision in the Canyon 

According to Sgt Cota, the suspect was arrested for suspicion of DUI and transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for medical assistance.

-By Suzie Harrison