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Clerk refused sale of beer to intoxicated man who then pulled a knife

Jorge Gonzalez-Alvarez, 52, no fixed address, walked into the market area of the Chevron station at S. Coast Hwy and Legion St last Sunday night. He wanted to buy beer but the store clerk denied him because Gonzalez-Alvarez appeared to be too intoxicated.

A few minutes later, police received a 9-1-1 call from the store clerk reporting that a man had pulled a knife and verbally threatened to use it on the two clerks there. The clerks were unharmed.

The man took off on foot and police were unable to locate him.

Officers reviewed the in-store surveillance tape and were able to ID the suspect, according to LBPD Sgt. Tim Kleiser.

On Monday afternoon, officers spotted Gonzalez-Alvarez in the 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Road near the ACT V parking lot.

He was arrested and charged with felony commercial burglary, felony criminal threats and misdemeanor carrying a concealed knife. 

Officer sees hand-to-hand meth deal go down – buyer & seller arrested

A patrol officer called for a back up unit after seeing a hand-to-hand transaction take place at S. Coast Hwy and Ocean Avenue at 10:57 Tuesday morning.

The two men who made the transaction were watched until sufficient units were in the area and they were contacted at the Broadway bus depot.

After questioning and an investigation, Jayson Lee McGee, 49, no fixed address, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine for sales with $25,000 bail.

Reese Westenberger, 51, Laguna Beach, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine with $500 bail.