Police Files

Man allegedly pulls out his private parts, makes lewd suggestions and threatens Ralphs manager

On Sunday, Dec 23, at 4 p.m., LBPD officers responded to Ralphs grocery store, at 700 S Coast Hwy, in reference to a male subject allegedly causing a disturbance. The male was identified as 39-year-old Braden Bolton. 

Police Files BoltonAccording to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The manager advised Bolton to leave the store. Bolton refused, removed his male genitalia from his pants, and instructed the manager to ‘suck it.’” 

An independent witness told Bolton he was calling 9-1-1.

“Bolton then aggressively followed the witness and threatened his life,” Sgt Cota said. “Bolton was taken into custody for trespassing, indecent exposure, and terrorist threats.”

Bail was set at $51,000.

Man allegedly goes on spree cutting city X-mas lights

On Sunday, Dec 23, at 9:43 p.m., LBPD officers responded to Hennessey’s Tavern for a report of a male subject who was allegedly throwing condiments and creating a disturbance. Officers arrived in the area but did not locate the subject right away. 

Police Files Marston“A short time later, LBFD firefighters located a male, later identified as Craig Marston, who matched the description cutting the lights wrapped around the trees on Forest Avenue at Glenneyre Street,” Sgt Cota said. “Firefighters confronted Marston and he quickly tossed a box cutter on the ground.”

Officers arrived on scene and LBFD firefighters told the officers they had witnessed Marston, 47, cutting the lights with the box cutter.

“Officers noticed the lights did not work and noted the wires had been cut. A box cutter was found next to the tree,” Sgt Cota said. “Marston then spontaneously admitted to cutting the lights with the box cutter because he was upset. Officers arrested Marston for vandalism.”

Bail was set at $500.

Bike vs. car accident, rider transported to hospital

On Sunday, Dec 23, at 6:17 p.m., LBPD officers responded to a traffic collision with injuries, involving a vehicle versus a bicyclist. 

“The driver of the vehicle was making a left hand turn from Catalina Street onto Graceland Drive when the bicyclist, who did not have any lights on her bicycle, rode in front of the vehicle,” Sgt Cota said. “The bicyclist sustained no visible injuries, due to it being a slow speed crash, but was transported to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach due to a complaint of pain to her hip.”

 The driver of the vehicle was able to drive her vehicle from the scene.