Fire at Jack-in-the-Box Saturday was arson
Newport Beach police and fire personnel responded to the Jack-in-the-Box in the 4600 block of W. Coast Hwy Saturday at 5:56 p.m. for a structure fire.
“After the blaze was under control, an officer and a fire investigator began an investigation into the origin of the fire,” said Jennifer Manzella, NBPD spokesperson. “Through surveillance video and interviews, they were able to determine that a man had ignited the fire in an area near the outside tables at the restaurant.”
Christopher Sharp, 26, no fixed address was located outside the business and arrested for arson.
Man who stood out of a crowd went to jail
What started out as a friendly gathering Sunday evening ended up with a felony arrest for one man.
“While some of a large group of mutual friends was waiting for a ride in the 100 block of McFadden Place, one man began a verbal altercation,” said Jennifer Manzella, NBPD spokesperson. “He then struck the victim in the mouth.”
The two fell to the ground and a third party separated the pair. The two were not personally acquainted with each other.
The assailant, identified as Javier Isiah Nunez, 26, of Corona, was visibly intoxicated at the time and was arrested for public intoxication and felony battery causing serious bodily injury. He was also arrested on three probation violation warrants.
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