A man was arrested last week for allegedly vandalizing the abandoned home at 1000 Steps Beach, known by locals as Chateau Relaxo, police said.
Dalton Edward Vonfeldt, 18, of Indiana, was arrested Sept. 15 on suspicion of vandalism, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus said in an email.
Two residents in the area called police to say they witnessed someone painting graffiti on the abandoned property, she said.
According to the city's weekly update of Sept. 20, police officers met recently with residents who were concerned about the persistent tagging, which has been an issue at the abandoned home for the past decade. Officers gave residents advice on how to be an alert witness.
Last month, the Coastline Pilot reported that graffiti had continued to be a problem at the vacant home, which the city said is on its way to being demolished.