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Goats escape their enclosure on Bluebird Canyon Dr.

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Photo by Carter Fraser

It was goats, goats and more goats on Bluebird Canyon Drive late Monday night. Carter Fraser, LBHS senior, wrote that the goats leased by the city to mitigate the potential fuel supply for wildfires had escaped the enclosure by the tennis courts along the creek bed. They meandered down to the intersection of Oriole Drive devouring plants along the way. Oh, that’s at least one thing they’re known for…

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Photo by Mike Johnson

Cops arrive on scene in time to thwart potential burglar in business complex on Laguna Canyon Rd

At 4:45 Tuesday morning, a 9-1-1 caller reported that a man’s shadow had been seen and the door to the caller’s studio had been nudged. The call came from a business complex that houses a number of artists’ studios in the 3200 block of Laguna Canyon Road.

Once on scene, it didn’t take police long to locate and detain Buena Park resident James Marinow, 31.

Police said Marinow was arrested for felony attempted burglary with bail set at $50,000. His probation officer was contacted per protocol and immediately ordered that he be held without bail for probation violation.

DUI enforcement operations planned Saturday overnight

Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. 

DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, April 2, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. 

Over the course of the past three years in Laguna Beach officers have investigated 169 DUI collisions, which have claimed three lives and resulted in another 55 injuries. 

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The cost of a ride home is cheap, nothing compared to a $10,000 DUI conviction and the ‘inconvenience’ of not driving your car home is nothing compared to the inconvenience of spending time behind bars. 

Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Laguna Beach Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.

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