From the Police Log: Vandalism, Burglary, Thefts

posted: February 11th, 2013 01:41 pm | 0No Comments


A vandal caused $100 in damage over the weekend at Harbor View Elementary School, according to police.

Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said in an email that the vandal used black spray paint to paint graffiti on a building on the school campus at 900 Goldenrod Avenue. The incident occurred between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today and was reported at 8 a.m., a police report said.

Another vandalism incident was reported at 9:35 a.m. Sunday at 3222 East Coast Highway, a police report said. The incident occurred between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday and caused $1,000 in damage.

In other police news, a residential burglary in the 400 block of Narcissus Avenue occurred between 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 12:45 a.m. Feb. 7 and was reported at 12:46 p.m. Feb. 7. The burglary resulted in a loss of $3,535, but $2,175 was recovered, according to a report. Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said in an email that the suspect took Xbox video games, a Blu-ray player and four airsoft guns but several items were found outside on the front porch and in an adjacent breezeway.

An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of Cameo Shores Road between 12:55 and 3:33 p.m. Friday, a report said. There was no loss, but the incident caused $150 in damage to a door. Lowe said the suspect entered a garage through a window and “used an unknown object to pry open a door leading into a residence.”

According to a Nixle alert issued Tuesday afternoon, the suspect set off an alarm during the burglary attempt, which may have scared him/her off. No suspect was seen or heard, the alert said.

A grand theft was reported at 2:10 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Acacia Avenue, a report said. The theft, with a loss of $1,199, occurred between 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. Jan. 28, the report said. Another grand theft, with a $14,000 loss, occurred at the Islands Hotel at 690 Newport Center Drive between 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Lowe said a suspect took a diamond wedding and engagement ring from a locker in the spa.

A petty theft from a vehicle occurred between 1:40 and 1:45 a.m. Saturday at Orchid Avenue and East Coast Highway with a $530 loss, a report said.

Police also arrested a 19-year-old Irvine man at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at First and Carnation avenues on suspicion of possession of false government identification; his bail was $500, according to a report.

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