Cops and Robbers: Vandalized Vending Machine Leads to $3,000 Replacement Cost

Thanks to the Coronado Police Department for providing The Coronado Times with the below information (partial list):


8/28/19: Criminal Threats near 600 block of Orange Avenue

Witness reported that she overheard two male juveniles threatening to shoot up the Sacred Heart School in Coronado.

8/27/19-8/28/19: Malicious Mischief/Vandalism (Felony) near 1500 block of Glorietta Boulevard

Unknown suspect used a torch to defeat the locking mechanism of a vending machine. The suspect took approximately $200 from the vending machine. The damage to the vending machine is so extensive that it cannot be repaired. The estimated cost to replace is $3,000.

8/27/19: Petty Theft near 900 block of Ocean Boulevard

Unknown suspect cut cable lock and took a specialized bicycle from the city bike rack located Central Beach. Suspect left cable lock behind. The total loss for the bicycle was $700.

8/25/19: Malicious Mischief/Vandalism (Felony) near 100 block of D Avenue

Unknown subject punctured three of the victim’s vehicle tires by unknown means. The total cost in damage repair is $900.

8/25/19: Breaking and Entering near 2000 block of Second Street

Unknown suspect forced entry into three villas at the Coronado Marriott. All three front doors showed pry marks near the deadbolts.

8/23/19: Report of Domestic Violence at Undisclosed Location

Subject and his wife of thirteen years were involved in a domestic argument over money and their divorce.

8/21/19: Burglary of the Second Degree near 800 block of Orange Avenue

Victim noticed personal belongings were stolen from her vehicle. There were possible signs of forced entry at the passenger side window. Victim’s stolen belongings included a purse, wallet, backpack, debit card, and a medical insurance card. The total monetary loss was about $240.


8/27/19: Possession of Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor near 1100 block of Orange Avenue

46 year old male

8/27/19: Indecent Exposure – Misdemeanor near 1800 block of Strand Way

63 year old male

8/27/19: Disorderly Conduct Due to Drugs or Alcohol – Misdemeanor near 700 block of Orange Avenue

48 year old male

8/24/19: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Misdemeanor near 1100 block of Isabella Avenue

25 year old female

8/24/19: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs – Misdemeanor near 1100 block of Ninth Street

23 year old female

8/23/19: Disorderly Conduct Due to Alcohol – Misdemeanor near 1100 block of Adella Avenue

36 year old male

8/22/19: Disorderly Conduct Due to Alcohol – Misdemeanor near 1000 block of First Street

41 year old female

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Andres de la Lama
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: