Mini Only In Laguna File – Squatter Alert

Saturday night: 6:43 pm, officers responded to 2442 S. Coast Highway for the report of a possible burglary in progress. The property manager reported that a male subject was seen on the surveillance system entering a vacant but furnished apartment building. Officers arrived and established a perimeter. After speaking with the property manager, officers checked the building and found an unlocked door to apartment #2. LBPD K-9 “Ranger” led the search which resulted in the discovery of a subject hiding in a bathroom. Transient Reese Westenberger was taken into custody. Westenberger had belongings strewed throughout the apartment and admitted to living in the unit for one week. The furnished unit is set to rent for $5,000 per month. Officers established evidence substantiating a burglary charge and Westenberger was taken into custody. He was also transported to OCJ.