Police Files

Man arrested at Main Beach for alleged criminal threats and resisting an executive officer

On Sunday, Nov 3, at 5:38 p.m., LBPD officers responded to Main Beach in reference to Pejman Zanjani allegedly causing a disturbance. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “Zanjani was disturbing the peace of many visitors by calling them derogatory names. He then made serious threats to the officers.”

 Sgt Cota said, “Pejman Abdolali Zanjani, 41, was subsequently arrested for criminal threats and resisting an executive officer, both felonies.”

Bail was set at $25,000. 

Employee warns guests they were too drunk to drive; they drove off and were arrested for alleged DUI

On Monday, Nov 4, 7:45 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the area of the Surf and Sand Resort, at the 1500 block of South Coast Hwy, in reference to an alleged DUI investigation. 

According to police records, an employee reported “a couple of guests are demanding their vehicle be released to them at the valet. The guests were intoxicated and told not to drive.” 

According to police records, the guests said they would get an Uber but instead left in their vehicle described as a black Mercedes. 

According to Sgt Cota, “Security staff reported that intoxicated guests had retrieved their vehicle from the valet and were driving. Officers located the described vehicle and conducted an investigative stop. The driver was identified and subsequently arrested for DUI.” 

Bail was set at $2,500. 

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.

Animal Files

On Monday, Nov 4, at 5:10 p.m., LBPD received several calls in reference to an injured deer at the 28900 block of Top of the World Drive.

According to police records, the “deer was stuck in the fence between slats and had a bad cut.” 

A caller was “advised to keep everyone away from the deer because the deer struggled when people were near.”

Animal Services officer John Thompson arrived on scene to extricate the deer. Thompson tranquilized the deer to make it easier to remove it from the fence. He later did a drug reversal.

Unfortunately, according to LBPD Civilian Services Administrator Jim Beres, “The deer did not survive.” 

-By Suzie Harrison