The creator of Laguna Beach's Waterman's Wall wants to make amends to the art world, but can he outrun his past?
See the update at the end of this post on how to donate to Jon Coutchie's family and memorial service details. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 23, 7 A.M.: Officer Jon Coutchie, a 41-year-old Laguna Beach police officer, was riding his motorcycle near the end of his shift late Saturday night when he crashed in ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 about prosecutors seeking other possible victims of Baback "Bobby" Azadgilani. Update No. 1 on the next page is about the suspect turning himself in to police and allegations of past harassment.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 17, 11:56 A.M.: Have you seen this fellow to the right?Lagun ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 2 with the date and location of Irvine's DUI checkpoint.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 15, 10:44 A.M.: Beginning tonight and continuing through early Monday, DUI checkpoints and special patrols will be scattered across Orange County due to the gallons of green beer flowing ov ... More >>
Stephen Robert Deck, an Orange County-based lieutenant in the California Highway Patrol, desperately craved illegal sex with underage girls and took numerous steps to achieve his fantasies.But Deck ended up nabbed in a 2006 Perverted Justice sting orchestrated with undercover officers at the La ... More >>
The multi-agency "Avoid the 38" Anti-DUI Task Force has released its winter schedule, which includes DUI checkpoints from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in Seal Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.Exact intersections were not revealed.
How the search for a missing Fullerton College student began with Chris McAmis, the last man who saw her alive
Laguna Beach Police are dealing with three shooting deaths--husband Michael Brown, wife Mendy Brown and the family dog--that they believe are the result of murders followed by a suicide on Halloween. Bodies of all three were found after a co-worker of Michael Brown's went to check on the 49-year-old ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about police possibly apprehending the dirty diaper dumper. See Update No. 1 about East Coast Highway's dirty diaper pile rising.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 6, 6:06 A.M.: You may think living in Corona del Mar is the shit, but a serial dirty diaper dumper has litera ... More >>
A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer who moonlighted as a Surf and Sand security guard was sentenced today to jail and probation after copping to repeatedly stealing cash from the tony Laguna Beach resort.Through a court deal, Jeffry Paul Quinton, pleaded guilty to two felonies and Judge ... More >>
Shortly after the news broke that Edward Younghoon Shin of Irvine had been arrested for the murder of his business partner Christopher Ryan Smith of Laguna Beach, I was talking off the record with someone close to the victim's family that believed the Laguna Beach Police Department botched the di ... More >>
The Laguna Beach Police Department has confirmed something Howard Stern slipped into a recent Sirius satellite radio broadcast: the King of All Media's former intern-turned-associate producer K.C. Armstrong got popped for DUI.Stern said during a show last week that the arrest was in Laguna Beach ... More >>
ArroyoThe beginning of the end of an Orange County crime ring came with the late August 2009 arrest of a man, who was hiding near a shed in Oceanside, for being involved in a Laguna Beach jewelry store robbery. What authorities did not know at the time was he would be tied to another robbery earl ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 28, 12:03 P.M.: The publisher of an Irvine-based Persian magazine threatened to blackmail the family of Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan, the Laguna Beach rug store by manager and registered sex offender facing up to 60 years to life in state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting and/or ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 26, 8:04 A.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) believes a Caucasian woman is getting off too easy for yelling "I fucking hate you beaners!" and profanities at a Latino worker emptying trashcans on Main Street in Huntington Beach earlier this month before punchin ... More >>
You never know where two naked people boozing in a car outside a restaurant at 3 a.m. will lead you.Police discovered such a couple near the White House Restaurant in Laguna Beach on Sept. 19 and were eventually led to a credit card fraud ring involving as many as six people.
UPDATE, SEPT. 16, 3:08 P.M.: As expected, prosecutors have filed new charges against registered sex offender Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan based on the allegations of four more women. In addition to the accusations by four other women, the Laguna Niguel 53-year-old allegedly: grabbed the breasts of ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 29, 8:01 P.M.: To butcher they lyrics sung by the late, great Warren Zevon, "Send hunters, guns and money--hah! Dad get me out of this."Following Tuesday morning's attack that knocked down a 64-year-old Laguna Woods woman and ended the life of her 12-year-old Yorkie, the City Council ... More >>
A grandmother, her two adult children and her 16-year-old grandson, all from Santa Ana, were picked up Wednesday night in Laguna Beach for allegedly spreading counterfeit money around fast-food joints and mom-and-pop stores in town.Arrests came down after a teen boy and adult male tried to make a ... More >>
T-RackUpdate, December 14, 11:48 a.m.: The disclosure policy has changed, but the results have not. As with just about every (if not every) police shooting case brought before it, the Orange County District Attorney's Office has officially cleared Laguna Beach cops of criminal wrongdoing in the d ... More >>
Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department The so-called "Ho-Hum Bandit" has had a busy weekend of ripping off Orange County banks. Friday, he robbed a CitiBank branch in Newport Beach after hitting up the same location less than a month earlier. On Saturday, he was right back to work revisiting ... More >>
In light of the recent Facebook war that turned bloody, a free presentation is being held at Laguna Beach High School tonight to answer questions parents have about "learning to deal with children growing up in the 21st century as it relates to technology use.""What You Need to Know to Keep Your ... More >>
Garden Grove Police had such a swell time at its Dec. 4 DUI checkpoint that it will have its officers "saturate" the city looking for drunks behind wheels on Friday before conducting another checkpoint on Saturday. Hick.
View Larger Map UPDATE: Laguna Beach police arrested a second suspect in the Oct. 23 slaying of longtime Hotel Laguna catering manager Damon L. Nicholson. Lake Forest resident Jacob Quintanilla, 20, was booked into Orange County jail Friday night on suspicion of murder. Police believe Quintanilla wa ... More >>
Don't assume that because Deep Arora won a top prize at a math competition that women wouldn't find him irresistible. On February 16, 2006, Emily, whom he'd met online that evening, invited Arora to drive from Placentia (where he lived with his parents) to her Laguna Beach apartment. The 19-year-ol ... More >>
How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia
My day in the park with Michael Lavery
Returning stolen treasure . . . and a SLUT ring
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