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33-foot sailboat lands on Main Beach Thursday morning

On Thursday, Sept 19, at 5:08 a.m., Marine Safety received a 911 call for a large Morgan sailboat run aground at north Main Beach.

According to Marine Safety Capt Kai Bond, “Lifeguards responded and found a 33-foot sailboat on the beach. Lifeguards were able to rescue two subjects and bring them safely to shore.”

Neither the male or female subjects needed medical attention. Capt Bond reported that they were both adults. He did not have information regarding their ages or city of residence.

Sailboat on Main Beach

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Photo by Scott Brashier

33-foot sailboat lands on the beach early Thursday morning

Capt Bond said, “Inattention caused the accident. I’m not sure of their destination. But at approximately 10:15 a.m. [Thursday] morning, Towboat US was able to move the boat by water and tow it to Dana Point Harbor.”

The conditions were green flag and the surf was about 2-3 feet when the incident occurred.

Capt Bond advised, “Whenever boating be aware of your surroundings and stay at least 200 feet from the shore off of City beaches.” 

Arrest made following jacking of Jaguar from Frank’s Motorcars

On Monday, Sept 16, at 9:30 a.m., an LBPD officer responded to Frank’s Motorcars, at the 900 block of S Coast Highway, regarding a stolen vehicle report.

According to Sgt Cota, “An employee reported that a 2004 Jaguar XJ was stolen from the lot at approximately 9 a.m. The vehicle’s plate was checked on city cameras. The last record captured the vehicle traveling into the city on Friday, Sept 13, but there was no record of it leaving.”

An area check was conducted, but the vehicle was not found. Later in the shift, Brea Police Department contacted our department after locating the occupied vehicle due to a LoJack hit.

Sgt Cota said, “The driver, Derrick Yates, was placed in custody and taken to St. Jude’s Hospital in Fullerton for a medical clearance after he claimed he ingested drugs.”

According to police records, Derrick Adam Yates, 28, was arrested for alleged vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Jailers took custody of the arrestee and transported him back to LBPD.

Bail was set at $40,000.

Military flare found on Emerald Bay Beach

According to LBPD Spokesperson Sgt Jim Cota, “On Tuesday, Sept 17, at 6:01 p.m., LBFD personnel and one LBPD officer responded to 600 Emerald Bay to assist OCSD personnel with a military phosphorous flare that had washed onto the beach. 

LBPD officers assisted with closing a street and were cleared from the call after 45 minutes.

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