Health Care Agency's water quality section. The sewage drifted to tiny
Trinidad Beach, he said. It remains unclear how many gallons seeped out,
he said.The blocked pipeline started leaking Saturday, but health
officials weren't notified until Tuesday, at which point they closed off
the water to recreational users and divers who maintain the bottoms of
boats in the harbor, he said.
The Westchester Bay Homeowners' Assn. owns the private pipeline, which
has been repaired, he said. Officials are awaiting the results of water
samples to make sure contamination levels are within acceptable
In late November, more than 1,000 gallons of sewage leaked into the
harbor, forcing the closure of Peters Landing, Sunset Aquatic, Portifino
Cove and Mothers Beach. That leak also began with a clog in a pipe.
POLICE SEARCH FOR CAR THIEVES
Police are still searching for at least four thieves who stole five
Lincoln Navigators from a Huntington Beach dealership lot last week.
One suspect is already in custody.
At about 8 a.m. last Thursday, the thieves drove the sports utility
vehicles, worth $50,000 each, off the lot of the Beach Lincoln-Mercury
dealership at 16800 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach Police Sgt. Janet Perez
said. They somehow got the car keys from lockboxes on the lot, she said.
Company officials didn't report the cars missing until 10:20 a.m. because
no one noticed they were gone until a buyer arrived to pick up her
preordered vehicle, she said.
After a police bulletin was sent out, officers noticed one of the
vehicles driving northbound on Beach Boulevard, she said. They pursued
the car onto the southbound San Diego Freeway, until a man jumped out of
the car and hid in the bushes, she said. Police arrested Armen
Hovanissian, 22, of Burbank.