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Police Files (Cont.)

Husband & wife busted for alleged thefts and meth

On Thursday, Dec 13, at 8:10 a.m., LBPD officers responded to Hillcrest Drive and Louise Street for a suspicious unoccupied vehicle. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was determined the registered owner of the vehicle, a Lincoln Continental, was on probation.

Police Files Elizabeth FulcePolice File John Sparks“A probation search of the interior of the vehicle revealed several stolen wallets and other items. During the investigation, Laguna Hills resident John Sparks walked back to the vehicle and was contacted by officers,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said. 

John James Sparks, 31, of Laguna Hills, was arrested for possession of stolen property, petty theft, and a probation violation. 

“A probation search of Sparks and his wife’s residence revealed several other stolen items,” Sgt Cota added.

His wife, Elizabeth Dawn Fulce, 27, of Laguna Niguel, was also arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

Sparks and Fulce did not receive bail.

Fight at Main Beach – drugs and altered flare gun found

On Thursday, Dec 13, at 10:40 a.m., LBPD received a call regarding two male subjects who were reported to be pushing and arguing with each other at 312 Broadway St.

“Officers made contact and after searching the subjects they found homeless subject, Kenneth Koestler, to be in possession of a small amount of heroin,” Sgt Cota said.

Kenneth Lee Koestler 43, of Laguna Beach, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and trespassing. 

“The second subject, homeless subject Kelly Smith, was also found to be in possession of a methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, and four pills,  Alprazolam/Xanax, a schedule IV benzodiazepine, without a physician’s prescription,” Sgt Cota said.

“Additionally, a flare gun that was altered to resemble a firearm was located in his duffle bag,” Sgt Cota continued. “Smith was arrested and ultimately cited out from the station for possession of a controlled substance, possession of prescription pills without a physician’s prescription, trespassing, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.”

Bail was set at $1,000 for Koestler. Bail is unknown for Smith.

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