Police Files

Seven teens caught in stolen Jeep taking joy ride through Laguna

On Tuesday, Nov 13, at 8:51 p.m., LBPD officers responded to a report of a Jeep Liberty that was stolen from Huntington Beach. Officers initially did not locate the Jeep, but found it 25 minutes later. 

“A high-risk traffic stop was conducted on North Coast Highway at Wave Street. Seven subjects were detained,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said. “The driver was identified as a 14-year-old from Huntington Beach. The six passengers were all juveniles from Huntington Beach as well.” 

The driver was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and for being an unlicensed driver. He was released to his parents.

Alleged drug dealers caught with 130 pills of Xanax and 126 pills of Adderall

Police Files James RobinsonPolice Files Tyrus CrewOn Sunday, Nov 11, at 4:11 pm, an LBPD officer initiated a vehicle enforcement stop at Mountain Road and South Coast Highway. The driver, identified as Eastvale resident Tyrus Lemon Crew, 27, admitted to driving with a suspended license. According to Sgt Cota, the vehicle also had a strong odor of marijuana. The front passenger, Riverside resident James Earl Robinson III, 28, had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. 

“Inside the front passenger door pocket was a container with 130 pills of Xanax pills. In the center console was another container with 126 pills of Adderall pills,” Sgt Cota said. “Tyrus Crew was also in possession of $3,063 in cash and inside his backpack was $66 in dollar bills.” 

Both subjects were arrested for separate drug charges. The money was seized as asset forfeiture and the narcotics were booked along with their cellphone as evidence.

Bail was set at $30,000 for Crew and $20,000 for Robinson.

Ferrari speed racer busted accelerating over 100 mph

On Sunday, Nov 11, at 8:49 a.m., an LBPD officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop at El Morro and Coast Highway in reference to a speeding vehicle. 

“The red 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider with Montana license plates was driving in excess of 100 miles per hour,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said. “A misdemeanor citation was issued and the vehicle was towed and placed on a 30-day hold.”

A 52-year-old Newport Beach man was cited for reckless driving and exhibition of speed.

Growing initiative, LBPD is raising awareness about men’s cancer with “No Shave November”

The month of November is being called “Movember,” an initiative to raise awareness about cancer, men’s health, and to raise money for charities related to researching and developing cures for all forms of cancer. 

This year, LBPD, with the endorsement of the Command Staff and City Manager, has decided to participate in the event and is allowing employees to forgo facial grooming standards for the month of November.

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LBPD is growing awareness of men’s cancer with “No Shave November”

“The goal of ‘No Shave November’ ( is to grow awareness by embracing men’s hair, which many cancer patients lose, by letting it grow freely,” Sgt Cota said. “The goal is to help educate others about cancer prevention, saving lives, and aiding those who are fighting the battle.

“We are dedicated to the fight against cancer. At the same time, we will all enjoy seeing who can grow some nice mustaches and beards for all to see,” Sgt Cota said. “Thank you to all who will participate during Laguna Beach’s ‘No Shave November.’”

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Things are getting a little bit hairy at LBPD as part of men’s cancer awareness