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Sewage spill in South Laguna fully contained, house yellow-tagged out of caution

On Friday, Aug 23, at 11:02 a.m., an LBPD officer observed running water/sewage from a residence on Virginia Way in South Laguna. 

According to Jordan Villwock, LBPD Emergency Operations Coordinator, “It was determined to be sewage, which required several departments to respond including Fire, Water Quality, Building Inspectors, etc.” 

The spill was determined to be under the jurisdiction of South Coast Water District, which services that area of town.

“South Coast Water District is investigating the blockage that occurred on August 23, in the 31000 block of Virginia Way in South Laguna, in its mainline and has taken measures to remove and extract any influent that made its way into the house,” said Sonja Morgan of SCWD. “The District is a member of the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA JPIA) who was contacted regarding this matter and is currently investigating the incident. All sewage was fully contained within the District’s collection system.”

“The sewage was cleaned up and the house was yellow-tagged out of caution,” Villwock said.

Police seek help finding vandalism suspect

On Saturday, Aug 24, at 7:21 p.m., at the 500 block of Glenneyre Street, a male suspect vandalized several areas on and within the Glenneyre parking structure with spray paint, according to Villwock. 

“The male was described as dirty looking, riding a skateboard fleeing the scene carrying a boogie board,” Villwock said.

Police Files vandalism suspect

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Vandalism suspect caught on camera at Glenneyre Parking structure

Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact LBPD at (949) 497-0701.

Two men arrested after being accused of harassing Muslim women at Main Beach

On Saturday, Aug 24, at 8:28 p.m., at the 100 block of S Coast Hwy, local transients Robert Oxier and Timothy Libby were contacted at Main Beach near the basketball courts in reference to alleged harassment of three female Muslims, according to police.

“The reporting party tried to intervene and have Libby and Oxier stop their [alleged] derogatory comments, however they [allegedly] challenged the reporting party to a fight,” stated Villwock.

LBPD officers arrived on scene and noticed several open containers of alcohol near Libby and Oxier. 

Villwock said, “Both Oxier and Libby were clearly intoxicated and aggressive with officers as well. Libby and Oxier claimed they made the [derogatory] remarks to each other and not the females wearing hijabs.” 

Robert Oxier, 37, and Timothy Michael Libby, 34, were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. Bail was set at $500 for each suspect.

Spate of beer theft by juvies reported at Circle K

On Saturday, Aug 24, at 8:13 p.m., LBPD officers were dispatched to Circle K, at the 800 block of Glenneyre Street, for an alleged petty theft that had just occurred. 

According to Villwock, “Three male juvies, with black and red sweaters [allegedly] stole two tall cans of beer. An area search was conducted but officers were unable to locate the suspects.”

According to the RP, this had been “going on all day with juvies in and out of the store stealing beers.”

Man arrested for alleged domestic violence near Laguna Dog Park

On Thursday, Aug 22, at 8:14 a.m., LBPD officers contacted two local transients, including Shane Hardin, in the area of the Dog Park at the 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road, Villwock said. 

According to Villwock, “During the contact officers noticed the victim’s eye was red and swollen. The officers conducted an investigation and determined Hardin had [allegedly] punched her in the eye in violation of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.”

Shane Christopher Hardin, 44, was arrested and later transported to OC Jail. His bail was set at $50,000.

The alleged female victim was given medical treatment, according to Villwock.

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