The Los Angeles Times reports that a Lancaster man was arrested in Laguna Beach on the weekend on the charges of DUI and felony stalking.
Lt. Tim Kleiser, the Laguna Beach Police Department spokesperson, told reporters that this is the second arrest for 19-year-old Gabriel Hernandez Stinnett in approximately one week.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, Laguna Police dispatchers received a call from one of Stinnett’s fellow employees at the Jack in the Box located at 1201 S. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
Because of Stinnett’s behavior, the other employee told police they were concerned that Stinnett was under the influence of alcohol.
Police responded to the call and confronted Stinnett at the restaurant. Officers at the scene observed signs of intoxication and administered field sobriety tests. Based on the investigation, Lt. Kleiser said the officers placed Stinnett under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
In a separate incident on Halloween, Monday, October 31, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Police arrested Stinnett on suspicion of child annoyance after he attempted to lure a 13-year-old boy into his van by offering him candy.
The Laguna Beach Police Department received several additional calls regarding Stinnett loitering outside of Laguna Beach High School and would follow children home after school on numerous occasions.
Court documents indicate that Stinnett was released for that incident on Wednesday, November 3.
Authorities have not yet released any further details in the DUI investigation pending a judge’s ruling in connection to the case.