Fraud Alert Workshop

Fraud Alert Workshop
FRAUD ALERT!!!    "TO CATCH A THIEF" WORKSHOP JUNE 3, 2014 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Boys and Girls Club (1085 Laguna Canyon Road) PRESENTED BY: CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH DETECTIVE LARRY BAMMER CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST NICKIE HERNANDEZ If you own or manage a business in town, or have employees collecting service or merchandise payments, you need to attend this workshop. Credit card fraud in town increased by 10% in 2013 so arm yourself, your business and your employees with information on how t...
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Laguna memorial to honor sacrifices of police officers

Laguna memorial to honor sacrifices of police officers
When passers-by walk outside the Laguna Beach Police Department, they will forever remember two fallen heroes who lost their lives serving their city, 60 years apart. Last month, city arts commissioners chose two local artists to create a permanent outdoor memorial outside the police department that honors the officers: Jon Coutchie, who died in September while responding to a call when his police motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, and Gordon French, who in 1953 was shot and killed by a su...
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Laguna Beach Police Cite 40 Drivers for Not Respecting Pedestrians

Laguna Beach Police Cite 40 Drivers for Not Respecting Pedestrians
Pedestrians have the right-of-way. Apparently, drivers in Laguna Beach need to learn that lesson. Over and over again.  So the way some cities (including Laguna Beach) like to beef up patrols to look for impaired drivers, Laguna Beach Police Department from time to time likes to catch motorists who don't respect pedestrians in crosswalks. Like they did Wednesday. Forty of them. "Forty citations were issued for crosswalk right-of-way violations, and for passing cars stopped for pedestri...
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Lake Forest Man Gets Life for Killing Laguna Beach Resident

Lake Forest Man Gets Life for Killing Laguna Beach Resident
There will be no possibility of parole for Matthew Thomas Dragna, who was convicted of murdering Damon Nicholson. Meanwhile, the D.A. is discussing a plea deal for Dragna's co-defendant. A 23-year-old man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for robbing and killing a Laguna Beach resident in his home in 2009. Matthew Thomas Dragna of Lake Forest was convicted in December of first- degree murder, and jurors found true a special circumstance allegation of killing...
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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly)

What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly)
What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly) “Ecstasy” and "Molly" are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that’s nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used. That's why MDMA has been called a “club drug.” It has effects similar to those of other stimulants, and it often makes the person feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that’s not the case. MDMA is man-made—it doesn't come from a plant like marijuana or tobacco do. Other c...
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