Public Safety

Police Files for Dec. 18

Laguna Canyon Road: A woman was reportedly walking in traffic lanes in the 2900 block at 2:05 p.m. Monday.

Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

The Laguna Beach City Council is demanding that the federal government remove nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station...

Streets closed for maintenance

Streets in the Temple Hills and Arch Beach Heights areas will be temporarily closed in the next four weeks while crews apply a protective...

Police: Man tumbles 150 feet after throwing rocks at traffic

A Laguna Beach man was taken to undergo psychiatric evaluation Tuesday after witnesses said he threw rocks at moving cars along North...

Police Files for Dec. 11

Carmelita Street: Petty theft was reported in the 1400 block at 6:43 a.m. Wednesday. Miscellaneous items were stolen from a 2013 Audi.

Drivers' confusion over new signal adds to canyon congestion, police say

Laguna Beach police think they know why Laguna Canyon Road has arguably become more congested in the past month: the new traffic signal in...

Police ask drivers to slow down on Nyes Place

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's cooperation in reducing speeds along Nyes Place.

Woman hospitalized, arrested after rolling car

A 40-year-old Laguna Beach resident was hospitalized and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after her car hit...

Man arrested after fight outside Brussels Bistro

Laguna Beach police last week arrested a Long Beach man suspected of beating and severely injuring a man outside Brussels Bistro.

Police Files for Dec. 3

Treetop Lane: Vandalism was reported in the 21600 block at 8:22 a.m. Monday. A caller said classrooms were tagged.

Two Laguna officers become sergeants

Two long-time Laguna Beach police officers were sworn in as sergeants during a ceremeony at City Hall last week.

After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire

After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire

After 42 years at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, 22 treating patients with HIV, Dr. Korey Jorgensen is retiring from the nonprofit...

Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues

Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues

A visual reminder of the toll that AIDS has taken was on display Sunday at Main Beach.

Police Files for Nov. 26

Ocean Front: Vandalism of a sewer lift station was reported at Cleo Street Beach at 8:59 a.m. Monday.

Laguna to honor World AIDS Day

Laguna Beach's HIV Advisory Committee will hold events Sunday and Monday to recognize World AIDS Day.

Undergrounding utility lines near Big Bend to start in January

Southern California Edison will begin undergrounding utility lines in the Big Bend area of Laguna Canyon Road in January, according to a...

Police Files for Nov. 20

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday. A purse was reported stolen.

Top of the World trail is step closer to an upgrade

After years of asking that a trail connecting Laguna Beach's Top of the World neighborhood to Arch Beach Heights be renovated, residents may...

Laguna Beach seeks votes on putting utility wires underground

Laguna Beach residents who live around Ruby and Catalina streets will be able to vote on whether they favor undergrounding utility wires...

Police Files for Nov. 6

North Coast Highway: A suspicious person was reported at Main Beach at 2:04 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a drone took pictures of her...

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna Beach police Officer Zach Fillers has a new housemate: a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ranger.

Workshop to focus on downtown plans

The city will host a public workshop Nov. 15 as part of the Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan update, according to a news release.

Police Files for Oct. 30

Lower Cliff Drive: Burglary was reported in the 200 block at 1:25 p.m. Monday. The caller reported $1,600 in cash was stolen.

Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

The man responsible for a multiple-car collision along Park Avenue Wednesday might have suffered a medical emergency before the incident,...

Mission Hospital resumes surgeries

Elective surgeries resumed Monday at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach 10 days after hospital officials voluntarily halted procedures in the...

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

The Laguna Beach Police Department has chosen Zachary Fillers to be the agency's new K-9 officer, according to a news release.

Canyon task force wants to start with putting utility cables underground

Members of the task force charged with identifying ways to improve traffic and safety on Laguna Canyon Road seemed to agree that the...

Police Files for Oct. 16

Glenneyre Street: A man reportedly urinated in public in the 300 block at 10:13 a.m. Monday.

Mission Hospital operating rooms closed after infections

Five operating rooms at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach were temporarily closed to elective surgeries after patients at a neighboring facility...

Fire stations open doors to guests

Fire stations open doors to guests

All four Laguna Beach fire stations were on public display Saturday as guests got a firsthand glimpse into firefighters' accommodations...

Group will meet to discuss canyon inprovements

The first public meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force will be held Wednesday at City Hall, according to a news release.

Police Files for Oct. 9

Alta Laguna Boulevard: A bobcat was seen running into the backyard of a home in the 3200 block at 12:03 p.m. Sunday.

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Laguna Beach police detectives and Orange County District Atty.'s Office investigators made an arrest Wednesday in a 1998 cold case...

Police raise funds for officer after death of his newborn

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's prayers and financial support for an officer whose daughter died three days...

Is your smoke detector working? Laguna Fire Department offers batteries, alarms

The Laguna Beach Fire Department is urging residents to ensure that their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms work properly and are...

Police Files for Oct. 3

Forest Avenue: A transient reportedly yelled at passersby and walked into traffic in the 200 block at 8:40 a.m. Monday.

Police to hold DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers this weekend,...

Police Files for Sept. 25

Heather Place: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 12:19 p.m. Monday. Items taken included a generator and ladder.

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

Gordon French and Jon Coutchie had been with the Laguna Beach Police Department three and four years respectively before they died while...

Recycle bins heading to Main Beach

The city recently purchased 15 containers to collect recyclables on Main Beach, according to a news release.

Police Files for Sept. 8

Harold Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 1:57 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a bag containing jewelry and her passport...

Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

Laguna Beach city staff are advising residents to rid their property of any stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes as Orange County...

Report on officer's fatal crash: Failure to yield, speed

The death of Laguna Beach Police Officer Jon Coutchie in a collision last year was caused by the other driver's failure to yield and the...

Police Files for Sept. 4

Arroyo Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 1600 block at 1:15 p.m. Monday. A woman said she left a refrigerator in her frontyard for a...

Ceremony will honor fallen police

The city will honor two fallen Laguna Beach police officers during an unveiling ceremony Sept. 21 in front of department headquarters,...

Three arrested at DUI checkpoint

Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after Laguna Beach police set up a checkpoint last weekend.

Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Bill Bryan woke up before dawn Wednesday, but as the clock ticked past 8 a.m. and the sun shone, he thought he was still in a dream.

Report examines Laguna's suicide rate, methods

For Laguna Beach residents, suicides most often take the form of an overdose of drugs or ingestion of poison, according to an Orange...

Citizens Academy taking applications

Residents still have time to apply for a 12-week course designed to provide a glimpse into the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Canyon congestion on the agenda

Canyon congestion on the agenda

Adding lanes to Laguna Canyon Road seemed like an unpopular solution to congestion on the main entryway into the city when a city-hired...

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