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LBPD officer Fred Yeilding named as LBUSD’s second School Resource Officer

Laguna Beach Police Department is pleased to announce that the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board and the City of Laguna Beach have jointly agreed to support a second School Resource Officer (SRO) to be assigned to Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses. 

 “LBPD Officer Fred Yeilding has been selected as the second SRO. Officer Yeilding comes with excellent customer service experience, as he was recently a member of the Department’s Business Liaison Unit. Officer Yeilding has a proven track record for fostering positive relationships with the community and business owners and we are confident this will extend to the school administration and student body,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said.

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LBPD Officer Fred Yeiling will serve as LBUSD’s second School Resource Officer

The City and LBUSD are excited about the addition of Yeilding as the second School Resource Officer. This additional SRO will enhance the ability to connect and provide support to the student community and to create and maintain safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, teachers, and staff.

For further information, contact Sgt Cota at (949) 464-6671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Traffic stop yields drugs, identity theft & credit cards

On Thursday, Dec 5, at 11 a.m., an LBPD officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Calliope Street. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The driver was identified as Kristin Moen, who was on probation.”

 Sgt Cota said, “A search of the vehicle yielded heroin, numerous miscellaneous credit cards in her name and other people’s name, prescription pills without a prescription, and syringes with a clear liquid inside of them, heroin.”

Sgt Cota said, “Kristin Marie Moen, 38, was arrested for felony identity theft, possession of stolen access cards with priors, and various drug charges.”

Bail was set at $21,500.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

-By Suzie Harrison


Police Files

Ped struck by car in crosswalk sustains minor injuries

On Friday, Nov 30, at 9:51 a.m., a female pedestrian was standing on the southeast corner of Third Street. She then started running from the east sidewalk to the west sidewalk within the marked crosswalk, LBPD reported. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “As she was about halfway through the marked crosswalk, a white Toyota Corolla collided with her. The female pedestrian’s head and elbow hit the windshield and her back landed on the hood.” 

Sgt Cota said, “The Toyota continued forward for approximately 10 feet and the female pedestrian was thrown off from the vehicle and onto the street. The driver of the Toyota exited the vehicle to rendered aid and realized the vehicle was not in park.” 

The Toyota slowly rolled back for a few feet until it was able to stop. 

Sgt Cota said, “The pedestrian was treated by Laguna Beach Fire. The pedestrian declined being transported to the hospital for further evaluation. She sustained a laceration on her back and visible scratches on her right elbow.”

Local ejected from bike after hitting crack in the road

On Sunday, Dec 1, at 5:14 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the area of Glenneyre Street and Moss Street in reference to a collision involving a bicyclist.

According to Sgt Cota, “The bicyclist was identified as a female Laguna Beach resident. She was traveling north on Glenneyre Street. The front tire of her electric bicycle struck a crack on the edge of the roadway which caused her to become ejected from the bicycle.” 

She was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and later released.

Sgt Cota said, “She suffered facial injuries and tooth loss.”

Teens with BB rifle gun allegedly shatter patio door

On Saturday, Nov 30, at 8:53 p.m., LBPD officers responded to an alleged shots fired call in 31000 block of Santa Rosa Drive. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The residents were inside when they heard a loud bang and found their patio door shattered. Officers conducted an area search and found a group of teenagers hiding in the backyard and on the roof of a nearby residence.” 

Sgt Cota said, “The kids were found in possession of an airsoft gun and a BB rifle gun. The teenagers said they were shooting trees and did not intentionally aim at any homes.” 

The cost to replace the door was estimated to be approximately $900. 

Sgt Cota said, “The teenagers’ parents were contacted and offered to cover the repair costs. The airsoft gun and BB gun rifle were confiscated and a report was taken.”


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Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting a pedestrian

On Saturday, Nov 23, at 10:21 p.m., LBPD and LBFD personnel responded to South Coast Highway at Cleo Street for the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “Emergency personnel arrived and found that a Honda Civic was making a left turn onto South Coast Highway when it knocked over a pedestrian in a crosswalk.” 

The pedestrian, a 23-year-old resident of Mission Viejo, was transported to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach for the complaint of pain and being unable to feel her leg. 

Sgt Cota said, “The driver of the Honda was identified as Lake Forest resident, Daniel Osorio, 36. He was arrested for felony DUI.”

Bail was set at $100,000.

Repeat offender sentenced to two years in prison

On Wednesday, Nov 20, Daniel Moretti was sentenced to two years in prison at OC Harbor Court. Per LBPD, Moretti, 40, has been arrested eight times in Laguna Beach in 2019.

According to LBPD Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock, on Tuesday, July 2, LBPD officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Gaviota Drive for an alleged burglary in progress.

Villwock said, “When officers arrived, they found and contacted Daniel Moretti inside and he was subsequently arrested. It’s unknown how Moretti entered the home. However, he did [allegedly] steal a bottle of champagne, which he still had the cork to in his pants pocket.”

Moretti was arrested for alleged burglary.

Bail was set at $50,000.

Two days earlier on Sunday, June 30, at the 100 block of Cliff Drive, Moretti was arrested for alleged trespassing.

According to police records, it was reported that a male was walking by that appeared to be “casing the place.” The suspect appeared to be stopping and hiding in between parked cars as people passed him.

Bail was set at $500.

Two weeks prior, on Saturday, June 15, LBPD officers were conducting a foot patrol in the area of Marine Way. The officers were doing residence checks due to the recent burglaries in the area. 

According to Sgt Cota, “While checking a residence in the 1000 block of Marine Way, officers noticed a broken pane of glass on the upper portion of the side kitchen door. Officers made entry into the residence and eventually located a male subject in one of the upstairs bedrooms.” 

Sgt Cota said, “The subject was detained and later identified as Daniel Moretti. Moretti admitted to throwing a rock through the window in order to gain entry to the residence.” 

He was transported to LBPD for booking for alleged vandalism and trespassing.

Bail was set at $20,000.

A couple of weeks prior, on Friday, May 31, Moretti was also arrested for alleged trespassing, this time at the 100 block of Crescent Bay Drive.

LBPD officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to a trespassing investigation.

According to Sgt Cota, “A broken window was observed to the front of the residence. It was believed that there might possibly be a suspect still inside the residence. A perimeter was established and a canine from Newport Beach PD was requested. The interior was searched and no suspects were located.”

According to LBPD, property belonging to Moretti was located inside the residence and the reporting party also positively identified Moretti as the person observed entering the residence. 

Moretti was taken into custody for alleged trespassing and vandalism. 

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

-By Suzie Harrison


Police Files

Woman allegedly vandals a truck & kicks owner at Whole Foods

On Tuesday, Nov 19, at 6:05 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the 200 block of Ocean Avenue in reference to an alleged battery and vandalism investigation. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The suspect was identified as Jessica Bethel. Without instigation, Bethel [allegedly] broke the side view mirror and antenna of a parked truck in the Whole Foods parking lot.” 

The owner confronted Bethel as he phoned for police assistance. 

Sgt Cota said, “Bethel then [allegedly] kicked the owner. The male was desirous of prosecution and Bethel was subsequently arrested for the two misdemeanors.”

Jessica Rae Bethel, 32, was arrested for alleged vandalism and battery.

Bail was set at $1,000.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

LBPD K-9 sniffs out 14,000 Fentanyl pills for DEA

On Tuesday, Nov 19, at 2:36 p.m., LBPD Corporal Fillers and K-9 “Ranger” were assisting personnel from the DEA Task Force with a search warrant in Anaheim and Santa Ana. 

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LBPD K-9 “Ranger” finds a large stash of 14,000 Fentanyl pills

According to Sgt Cota, “During the search, K-9 “Ranger” alerted on a large stash of drugs. The officers and agents seized a total of 14,000 Fentanyl pills.”

-By Suzie Harrison


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High-risk stolen vehicle stop sends pair to jail on multiple charges

On Sunday, Nov 17, at 12:26 p.m., LBPD officers located an alleged stolen vehicle reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, Nov 15. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “A high-risk vehicle stop was executed at the 700 block of High Drive and both occupants were detained. The vehicle was confirmed stolen and a vehicle search yielded a small amount of methamphetamine, fentanyl, stolen property, checks, and indicia of drug sales.” 

Sgt Cota said, “The female suspect, Mission Viejo resident Kristin Moen, was on informal probation. She was arrested for numerous charges including possession of prescription sedative for sales, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, violation of a court order, identity theft, grand theft, and being an unlicensed driver. 

“The male subject, Santa Ana resident Matthew Kozak, was on formal probation. He was arrested for violation of his probation,” Sgt Cota said.

No bail was set. 

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Motorcyclist breaks his femur and arm in collision

On Sunday, Nov 17, at 6:51 a.m., LBPD officers responded to an injury collision involving a motorcycle versus a vehicle. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The motorcycle rider, lacking a motorcycle endorsement, was transported to Mission Viejo Hospital in Mission Viejo with a broken femur and broken arm. The injured party was a San Juan Capistrano area resident.” 

Traffic was not impacted.

-By Suzie Harrison


Marine Safety Files

911 call for female scuba diver at Shaw’s Cove

On Monday, Nov 11, at 8:07 a.m., at the 1000 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach Lifeguards responded to a 911 call for a scuba diver rescue at Shaw’s Cove Beach.

According to Marine Safety Capt Kai Bond, “On scene lifeguards found a scuba diver who had been pulled out of the water by her peers. She was conscious and breathing. Lifeguards provided basic life support to the female patient and paramedics arrived on scene and provided advanced life support.”

Capt Bond said, “The patient decided not to go to the hospital against medical advice. However, she was conscious and breathing.” 

Capt Bond said he wasn’t sure how the accident occurred. But he reiterated safety precautions that anyone who enters the water should know. 

“The safety message is when you enter the water to always understand your limitations and be aware of the current ocean conditions. You can always check in with our Marine Safety dispatch and our surf and weather reporting to get the most updated conditions for the beach and ocean.”

At the time of the incident, the surf was 2-3 feet and there was a south/southwest swell.

Regarding ocean conditions, Capt Bond said they’re ever changing. 

“Again, we recommend people know their limitations, know what the conditions are. It’s ideal to dive when there is little to no surf. With any type of swell or other ocean activity, it is going to make it more difficult to dive when the surf is bigger,” Capt Bond said.

“In fact, when the surf is large, we close diving, but diving was not closed that day,” Capt Bond said.

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Suspicious male reportedly harasses women on trail

On Sunday, Nov 10, at 6:19 p.m., at the 30800 block of South Coast Hwy, LBPD received, “a suspicious persons call near the walking trails by the Montage for a person acting strangely who appeared to be under the influence,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said.

According to police records, “females were walking along the trail and a male was following them. The male was [allegedly] asking for drugs.”

He was described as a white male in his 40s, “possibly wearing a mask and [allegedly] chasing the women with a hatchet.” 

Sgt Cota said, “Officers checked the area including Aliso Beach and [the suspect] was not located. No other calls were received.”

Locals flag down LBPD to rid graffiti

On Monday, Nov 11, at 8:37 a.m., an LBPD officer was flagged down in reference to a report of a vandalism incident in the 500 block of Cliff Drive. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The graffiti ‘BORO3’ was to be removed immediately. It was approximately four feet in length.”

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Graffiti tagging on wall on Cliff Drive

Woman crashes into building, no injuries

On Tuesday, Nov 12, at 11:25 a.m., LBPD officers responded to a traffic collision at Berkshire Hathaway, at the 30812 block of South Coast Hwy. 

According to Sgt Cota, “Officers and LBFD arrived on scene and located an elderly female in the driver seat of a vehicle with front end damage, which was parked in front of the building. There was damage to one of the walls and windows. There were no injuries inside of the business and the elderly female driver was assessed by paramedics, but she declined transportation to the hospital.”

No collision report was taken based on lack of injuries and being on private property. Officers assisted with information exchange between all parties.


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Juveniles arrested with loaded gun in alleged robbery/carjacking, driver still on the loose

On Monday, Nov 11, at 12:09 a.m., LBPD officers were notified of an alleged carjacking of a vehicle, identified as a Nissan Sentra, in the area of North Coast Highway and Ledroit Street. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The robbery occurred approximately six hours prior in the city of Moreno Valley in Riverside County and the weapon used was a handgun.”

An officer located the Sentra driving east on Broadway Street. The vehicle was occupied by three males. 

Sgt Cota said, “Officers followed the vehicle out the Canyon while attempts were made to get mutual aid assistance from an air unit and a K-9. Both air units were grounded due to weather, fog, and OCSD had an available K-9 unit that began responding.” 

In the area of Laguna Canyon Road and Lake Forest Drive, an enforcement stop was initiated. 

Sgt Cota said, “The Sentra stopped and the driver fled on foot. The officers provided a description and direction of travel of the driver to responding units while they stayed with the vehicle, which was still occupied by two males. The males were ordered out of the vehicle and detained.” 

They were identified as two juvenile males, 16 and 17 years old. 

Sgt Cota said, “A search revealed one of them was in possession of a loaded handgun in his waistband. The driver was last seen running towards the gated residential community of Laguna Altura.”

Personnel from Irvine PD, Costa Mesa PD, OCSD, and CHP responded to assist with a perimeter search for the driver. The search was discontinued after approximately three hours. 

Sgt Cota said, “Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and they responded to assume custody of the minors, the recovered stolen vehicle, and the handgun.”

Suspect allegedly on drugs arrested after alleged threats to officers and their families

On Sunday, Nov 10, at 12:16 a.m., LBPD officers contacted a male subject near North Coast Highway and Emerald Bay. 

Sgt Cota said, “When they began conducting a drug influence investigation, the subject threatened to kill the officers and their families. The subject was identified as Fullerton resident John Wesley Alexander III, 30. He was arrested for threatening an executive officer.”

Bail was set at $25,000.

Former nanny now facing 690 years to life for molestation charges

A man who served as a male nanny for families across Southern California, including in Laguna Beach, was charged with additional felony child molestation charges last week for allegedly victimizing 17 young boys under his care. The boys ranged in age from two to 12 years old.

Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 30, of Costa Mesa, was arrested on May 17, 2019 by LBPD detectives at a local airport after deplaning an international flight. Zakrzewski was originally charged with three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14, and one felony count of oral copulation of a child under the age of 10. He was also charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography.

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Matthew Zakrzewski faces 690 years to life plus eight years for molestation charges

Zakrzewski pleaded not guilty to the original charges in May. He is currently being held at the OC Jail on $1.25 million bail.

Zakrzewski now faces a total of 33 felony counts, including 27 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14, one felony count of oral copulation of a child under the age of 10, and one felony count of possession of child pornography. He also faces one felony count of using a minor for sex acts, two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct, and one felony count of an attempted lewd or lascivious act with a minor under the age of 14.

Prosecutors allege the crimes were committed between January 1, 2014 and May 17, 2019. He faces 690 years to life plus eight years if convicted on all charges.

Investigators asked for the public’s help in locating any other potential victims. As the investigation progressed, additional victims were identified through video evidence and tips from the public, resulting in additional charges being filed against Zakrzewski.

In early May 2019, a Laguna Beach couple had reported to Laguna Beach Police that their babysitter, Zakrzewski, had touched their eight-year-old son inappropriately and was concerned for the safety of their son and potentially other children.

The couple had hired Zakrzewski to care for their eight-year-old child through one of his several babysitting websites. The LBPD’s Major Crimes and Intelligence Unit immediately opened an investigation, which led to the identification of a seven-year-old boy in the City of Los Angeles who reported abuse too, and ten more boys from across Southern California.

“These parents were led to believe that they could trust this man with the most precious thing in their entire world – their children,” said OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “Instead, he preyed on these innocent boys and violated that trust in a vile and sadistic way.”

Anyone who has information related to this investigation or any other unreported incidents involving Zakrzewski is urged to call the Laguna Beach Investigations Division line at (949) 715-1300.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

-By Suzie Harrison


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Man arrested at Main Beach for alleged criminal threats and resisting an executive officer

On Sunday, Nov 3, at 5:38 p.m., LBPD officers responded to Main Beach in reference to Pejman Zanjani allegedly causing a disturbance. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “Zanjani was disturbing the peace of many visitors by calling them derogatory names. He then made serious threats to the officers.”

 Sgt Cota said, “Pejman Abdolali Zanjani, 41, was subsequently arrested for criminal threats and resisting an executive officer, both felonies.”

Bail was set at $25,000. 

Employee warns guests they were too drunk to drive; they drove off and were arrested for alleged DUI

On Monday, Nov 4, 7:45 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the area of the Surf and Sand Resort, at the 1500 block of South Coast Hwy, in reference to an alleged DUI investigation. 

According to police records, an employee reported “a couple of guests are demanding their vehicle be released to them at the valet. The guests were intoxicated and told not to drive.” 

According to police records, the guests said they would get an Uber but instead left in their vehicle described as a black Mercedes. 

According to Sgt Cota, “Security staff reported that intoxicated guests had retrieved their vehicle from the valet and were driving. Officers located the described vehicle and conducted an investigative stop. The driver was identified and subsequently arrested for DUI.” 

Bail was set at $2,500. 

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Animal Files

On Monday, Nov 4, at 5:10 p.m., LBPD received several calls in reference to an injured deer at the 28900 block of Top of the World Drive.

According to police records, the “deer was stuck in the fence between slats and had a bad cut.” 

A caller was “advised to keep everyone away from the deer because the deer struggled when people were near.”

Animal Services officer John Thompson arrived on scene to extricate the deer. Thompson tranquilized the deer to make it easier to remove it from the fence. He later did a drug reversal.

Unfortunately, according to LBPD Civilian Services Administrator Jim Beres, “The deer did not survive.” 

-By Suzie Harrison


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LBPD locks up three alleged car thieves in two days

On Thursday, Oct 31, at 12:57 a.m., LBPD officers began looking for an alleged stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup that was reported to be in Laguna Beach.

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The Toyota had been reported stolen the previous day in Westminster. Officers located the pickup and conducted a high-risk traffic stop on South Coast Highway at Cleo Street.”

Sgt Cota said, “Garden Grove resident Walter Rivera, 25, was taken into custody without incident for [alleged] vehicle theft.”

Rivera’s bail was set at $20,000.

Then on Friday, Nov 1, at 12:56 a.m., LBPD officers began looking for an alleged stolen silver Hyundai Sonata as a result of an automated license plate recognition hit. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The Hyundai had been reported stolen two weeks ago in Walnut. Officers located the Hyundai within one minute and executed a high-risk traffic stop on Sleepy Hollow Lane.” 

Sgt Cota said, “Baldwin Park resident Fernando Carlos Vargas, 43, and Pico Rivera resident Irene Jennifer Farias, 21, were taken into custody without incident for [alleged] vehicle theft.”

Bail was set at $20,000 apiece for Vargas and Farias.

Man arrested twice in two days for alleged battery and elder abuse following alleged attacks

On Friday, Nov 1, at 10:28 a.m., LBPD officers responded to the bus depot, at the 300 block of Broadway Street, for an alleged fight in progress. 

According to Sgt Cota, “Officers arrived and detained homeless subject Luis Yerba and interviewed several people in the area.”

Sgt Cota said, “There were two victims, one who had been punched and spit on but did not want prosecution, the other a 67-year-old female, who had been struck several times with a backpack. The female did want prosecution.”

Luis Enrique Yerba, 57, was taken into custody for alleged elder abuse. 

Bail was set at $500.

Then on Saturday, Nov 2, at 4:43 p.m., at the 300 block of Broadway Street, LBPD received a report regarding a “subject inside being aggressive toward employees.” According to police reports, force was allegedly needed to detain the suspect. The suspect “was tackled” and detained.

Luis Enrique Yerba, 57, was arrested for alleged battery.

Bail was $500.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

-By Suzie Harrison


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Musician’s guitar is stolen between sets at the White House, suspect caught on video

On Monday, Oct 28, at 10:14 p.m., an LBPD officer responded to the White House, at the 300 block of South Coast Hwy, for a theft report. The officer contacted the victim, who stated that once he finished his set, he placed his Martin D15M guitar inside of a black Martin hard guitar case. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “At around 9:15 p.m., he placed it against a wall of the bar. At first, he believed a fellow musician took it but determined that did not occur. A suspect has been identified via video. This information has been passed on to the Investigations Division.” 

The loss of the equipment was approximately $1,600.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day yields 277.7 pounds of medications 

On Saturday, Oct 26, LBPD partnered with the DEA to host the DEA’s 18th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a crucial initiative that addresses a big public safety and health issue. 

According to Sgt Cota, “The LBPD prescription medication drop-off last weekend yielded 277.7 lbs. It was very much a success.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides an opportunity for citizens to prevent drug addiction and overdose.

In 2017, approximately six million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Last fall, citizens turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 state and local law enforcement partners.

It’s important to dispose of unused medication the right way. The usual methods of disposing of unused medications, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

According to Sgt Cota, “It’s not every day that we get the opportunity to combat such an epidemic together, but the city and the Police Department were enthused to be able to take part in this initiative.”

LBPD is raising awareness about men’s cancer with “No Shave November,” locals are invited to join in

As the Pink Patch Project comes to an end, LBPD would like to remind the public again about No Shave November. Today (Friday) is the first day of November and LBPD is going to participate in No Shave November for a second year. 

According to Sgt Cota, “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.” 

LBPD, with the endorsement of the Command Staff and City Manager, looks forward to participating in the event again and is allowing employees to forgo facial grooming standards for the month of November to show their support.

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

“The goal of ‘No Shave November’ (www.no-shave.org) 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.

Sgt Cota reiterated LBPD’s dedication to 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. “The Laguna Beach Police Department did well last year and collected over $3,000 in donations. I am hoping that we will be able to surpass last year’s donations.”

  -By Suzie Harrison

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