Police Files

Bike stop leads to arrest for alleged meth sales, 25 grams of meth recovered

On Monday, July 15, at 3:12 p.m., an LBPD officer conducted a bike stop that led to the discovery of a hefty amount of meth.

Police Files David CrossnoAccording to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “During the stop, Crossno was extremely sweaty, fidgety, and kept adjusting the rear of his shorts as if he was attempting to conceal something. A search of his person revealed approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine between his buttocks. The officer also located a couple of small clear baggies which led him to believe Crossno was selling methamphetamine.” 

According to, 25 grams of meth has an estimated street value of $1,500 to $2,000.

David Mark Crossno, 53, was arrested for alleged possession and sales of a controlled substance and on a probation violation.

No bail was set.

Not a piece of cake, couple makes in-person complaint about a bad restaurant experience to LBPD

On Tuesday, July 16, at 9:32 p.m., an LBPD officer met with a couple at the front counter of the PD that had a complaint about their experience at a local Laguna Beach restaurant. They reported that along with their meal, they purchased an expensive birthday cake for their party. 

According to Sgt Cota, “After the meal, the staff packed up the leftovers to take home. When the couple arrived home, they discovered that the staff had only packed nine of the ten leftover pieces of cake. When the couple called the restaurant the next day to complain about the missing piece of cake, they found the manager to not be very sympathetic.”

Cota said, “The officer explained the limitations of law enforcement’s ability to assist them in such a frustration and provided them with alternative methods of following up with the restaurant.”

300 attend full moon drumming at Aliso Beach on Tuesday, LBPD cites three on alleged drunk in public violations

On Tuesday, July 16, the Aliso Beach Drum Circle drew an estimated 300 visitors. There were two LBPD beach patrol officers and two OC Parks rangers monitoring the drum circle.

“LBPD officers, beach patrol officers, and cadets patrolled the event with OC Parks rangers. Three citations were issued for alcohol violations,” Sgt Cota said.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

-By Suzie Harrison