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Boat reported stolen from Linda Isle

A boat was reportedly stolen from Linda Isle this past week according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

The grand theft took place sometime between Tuesday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 18, between the hours of 6 to 6 p.m.

The vessel was valued at $30,000.

“Fake” attorney arraigned for defrauding clients

James Frank Barker, 57, of Newport Beach, was arrested May 15 and arraigned May 17 for impersonating an attorney and defrauding several clients through debt consolidation and mortgage modification schemes.

Barker was charged on April 5, 2017 with the following felony counts: eight money laundering and three grand thefts. Sentencing enhancements include: aggravated white- collar crime of more than $100,000, property damage/loss of more than $65,000 and property loss of more than $200,000.

A pre-trial date is set for May 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Center Justice Center in Santa Ana. If convicted, the maximum sentence is 11 years and eight months in state prison.

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 Drugs and alcohol lead to hit-and-run with injuries

Sean Paul McDonald, 32, of Rialto, was arrested early Saturday morning for DUI alcohol and drugs leading to hit and run resulting in injury,

At approximately 12:33 a.m., Newport Beach Police received multiple calls about a hit-and-run collision involving a driver and pedestrian at Balboa Blvd. and 20th Street. At the same time an officer was flagged down by a witness identifying the suspected vehicle.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, which initially fled before yielding at Newport Blvd and 29th Street. After a field sobriety exam, it was determined that the suspect (McDonald) was under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol.

When officers arrived on scene, the pedestrian was unconscious, but breathing. He was transported to a local trauma center with numerous injuries.

Bail was set for McDonald at $100,000.

Unhappy customer hits employee and chucks cash register

Sheila Dezfulian, 35, of Santa Ana, was arrested and charged early Saturday morning for vandalism of property, battery and assault.

At approximately 6:07 a.m., NBPD received a call from a food service business that a battery had just occurred. The caller reported that a suspect (Dezfulian) hit an employee and threw a cash register at another employee after a verbal argument over the charge for her food.

An officer responded and contacted Dezfulian in the area.

The first employee signed a Private Person’s arrest for the battery. The damage to the register is estimated at $1000.

Bail was set at $20,000.

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Busted…one block from police headquarters

Laro Earleen Reid, 31, a hair stylist from Los Angeles, was arrested on a variety of charges, including an outstanding warrant related to prostitution.

Reid was arrested at Santa Barbara Drive and Santa Clemente Drive at 9:22 p.m. Saturday, May 3, a block away from NBPD headquarters.

Initial charges leading to the discovery of the outstanding warrant included possession of controlled substance, unlawful paraphernalia and being a passenger in a vehicle with an open container.

Bail was set for Reid at $62,500.

Illegal flashing lights lands felon back in jail

A felon, with an outstanding warrant, apparently drew attention to himself while violating Vehicle Code 25250 in utilizing “illegal flashing lights” at 17th and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. The incident took place at 12:27 a.m., on Saturday, May 3.

The Newport Beach Police Department responded and arrested Efren Ernest C. Abolencia, a 30-year-old student from Mira Loma, after it was discovered he had an outstanding felony warrant for “false imprisonment.”

Bail was set at $200,500.

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Armed robbery leads to coke and other issues 

Daniel Charles Noh, 28, a server from Santa Ana, was arrested Sunday evening on a number of charges including armed robbery.

The arrest took place in the 100 block of McFadden Place at 11:50 p.m.

Other charges filed against Noh included being in possession of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a concealed weapon, exhibiting a firearm, carrying an un-registered loaded handgun, possession of cocaine base for sale, an addict in possession of a firearm and possession of ammo by a prohibited person.

Bail was set at $50,000.

Costa Mesa man charged with elder abuse

Mark Joseph Lucidi, 54, of Costa Mesa has been charged with elder/dependent adult cruelty and contempt of court.

Lucidi was arrested Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Hazel Drive.

The charges say he violated Penal Code 368(c) “Any person who, under circumstances or conditions, willfully causes or permits any elder or dependent adult, with knowledge that he or she is an elder or a dependent adult, to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any elder or dependent adult, willfully causes or permits the person or health of the elder or dependent adult to be injured or willfully causes or permits the elder or dependent adult to be placed in a situation in which his or her person or health may be endangered,” could be found guilty of a misdemeanor.

Lucidi also was charged with contempt of court for willful disobedience of a court order.

Bail was set at $15,000.

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Newport resident arrested for intent to terrorize

Casey Waldman, 46, of Newport Beach, was arrested Wednesday, June 7, in the 5400 block of Residencia, for threatening a crime with the intent to “terrorize” and for exhibiting a “deadly weapon.”

Waldman is charged with “willfully threatening to commit a crime that will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, and is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out.”

The deadly weapon charge related to drawing or exhibiting a deadly weapon, other than a firearm, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, or unlawfully uses a deadly weapon other than a firearm in any fight or quarrel.

Bail was set for Waldman at $50,000.

Transient arrested for appropriating stolen cabling 

A Newport Beach transient, Shane Michael Wardell, 45, was charged with appropriating lost property and receiving stolen property.

Wardell was arrested Wednesday, June 7, at 9:57 a.m., in the 1100 block of Irvine Ave. Police discovered “wire, cable, copper, lead, solder, mercury, iron, or brass” in his possession.

Additionally, Wardell had two outstanding warrants, including one for “entering and occupying real property or structures of any kind without the consent of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession.”

Bail was set at $35,500.

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Realtor arrested for burglary, apparently no “open” house

Susan Carrie Lobel, 54, a realtor from San Clemente, was arrested last Friday, June 9, and charged with residential burglary with forced entry. The incident took place at 1:58 a.m. in the 400 block of Belvue Lane.

Newport Beach Police responded after neighbors reported seeing “a female breaking into a residence.” The property owner was not at home at the time of the incident. Lobel apparently knew the property’s owner, but did not have permission to be inside the residence.

Lobel was charged with disorderly conduct: alcohol; burglary with forced entry; vandalism, including graffiti/defacing property; and forcible entry causing property damage.

Bail was set at $50,000.

Roommate issue leads to assault with deadly weapon

An altercation between roommates led to Connor Thomas Mullin, 22, of Newport Beach, being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon last Friday, June 9.

Newport Beach Police officers responded to a disturbance call at 4:55 p.m. to a private residence in the 1900 block of 16th Street and learned that a crime had been committed.

Mullin was charged with assault with a deadly weapon/cutting instrument. His bail was set at $25,000. No injuries were reported.

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NBPD travels to Tustin for early morning drug bust

Newport Beach Police went to the city of Tustin early Wednesday morning, June 14, to arrest Carlos Javier Salas Castelan, 30, of Tustin.

Castelan, who lists his occupation as entrepreneur, was arrested for possession of illegal narcotics with purpose of selling them. HS 11351, the charge against Castellan, is a more serious crime than simply possessing narcotics, and can result in harsh penalties and fines. 

In addition, those charged with violating this code are automatically disqualified from taking advantage of alternative sentencing programs, specifically PC 1000 and Proposition 36.

Salas was also charged with possession of marijuana for sale.

Bail was set at $100,000.

Pizza delivery man arrested for meth…wasn’t a topping! 

Dominic Christian Harrison, 27, of Newport Beach, was charged Tuesday, June 13, with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful paraphernalia.

The most serious charge was HS 11377(A), possession of methamphetamine.

Harrison was arrested in the 20100 block of Spruce Avenue.

He lists his occupation as “pizza delivery.”

Bail was set at $10,000.

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Four arrested Monday…one has large capacity weapon magazine

Four individuals were arrested early Monday morning, June 19, for a variety of charges including the possession of a large capacity magazine that was illegally manufactured for a weapon and a variety of possession of controlled substance charges.

Ryan Barrett Conlon, 30, from Torrance, was charged with a large capacity magazine, in addition to identity theft charges. Bail was set at $20,000.

Christina Louise Gonzalez, 26, from La Habra, was also arrested. She was charged with possession of narcotics and unlawful paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Wesley James Davis, 32, of Arcadia, and Wilisha Janee Johnson, 22, of Bakersfield, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful paraphernalia and false identification.

Davis’ bail was set at $2,500 and Johnson’s was $500.

The group was picked up just before 3 a.m.

Be careful Newport Beach…DUI checkpoint tonight

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on tonight, Thursday, June 22, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-related impaired driving crashes. The Newport Beach Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a warning about driving or operating machinery on the label, you might be impaired enough to be arrested for DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing (especially when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs) and can result in a DUI arrest.

In California, alcohol-involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. “Over the course of the past three years, the NBPD has investigated 210 DUI collisions which have claimed three lives and resulted in 304 injuries to our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Michael Schiavi.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. 

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that, if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify impairment. 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000… not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Your Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

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Early morning bike ride takes a bad turn on the boardwalk

Lindsay Nicole Blaine, 33, of Yorba Linda, was arrested on Wednesday, June 21, at Bay Shore Drive and W. Coast Highway at 3:30 a.m. What started as a couple of minor bicycle violations, headlight and reflector violations and riding on the boardwalk, quickly turned into something worse.

Blaine also was charged with petty theft for the bicycle she was riding, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics and possession of brass knuckles.

Blaine listed her occupation at dancer.

Bail was set at $2,500.

Police DUI checkpoint catches violators

The Newport Beach Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint last Thursday evening, June 22, at Santa Barbara Drive and Jamboree Road.

The checkpoint turned up several drivers with suspended or revoked licenses and unlawful possession of paraphernalia.

One driver, Christine Johanna Feher, 43, from Santa Ana, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia.

Bail for her was set at $10,000.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided to the police department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

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Fire Files

Fire breaks out at healthcare facility

A fire broke out yesterday morning at Flagship Healthcare Center in Newport Beach. 

Newport Beach firefighters arrived to find a basement fire had broken out. They were joined in the fight of the two-alarm fire by Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach departments.

Some patients at the facility were evacuated, but no one was hurt. Firefighters and healthcare staff attempted to keep the patients comfortable in the outside heat.

Flagship healthcare is located at 466 Flagship Road.

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Police kept busy on Fourth, check out the stats

The Newport Beach Police Department was busy on July 4th. According to NBPD press Information officer Jennifer Manzella the department confiscated over 110 pounds of fireworks, issued nine tickets and five warnings for fireworks, and made one arrest for fireworks possession.

In addition, the NBPD made five DUI arrests, 31 drunk in public arrests, several open container in public violations and minors in possession.

Finally, there were three arrests related to battery of a peace officer.

Just another day at the office for our men and women in blue.

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Alleged drunk driver kills bicyclist  

Taylor Russell Evans, 25, from Santa Ana, was arrested early Saturday morning for hit and run resulting in death, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI alcohol causing bodily injury.

Evans hit several bicyclists, killing Jose Vasquez-Perez, 41, of Costa Mesa, on Newport Boulevard and Industrial Way at around 1:19 a.m. Evans then attempted to leave the scene, only to be arrested several blocks away by the Newport Beach Police Department.

His bail was set at $100,000.

Three arrested in large grab and dash from Neiman-Marcus 

Three San Francisco residents were arrested Saturday afternoon after a burglary of thousands of dollars worth of luggage from Neiman-Marcus in Fashion Island. The trio was arrested at 2 p.m. at Bear Street and South Coast Drive, near South Coast Plaza.

Shonnece T. Laniece Rodgers, 23, Loyresha Racine Gage, 28, and Azanaye Anne Cail, 24, were all charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property.

Gage and Cail had bail set at $20,000 while Rodgers had an outstanding warrant added that made her bail $50,000.

The suspects entered the store and bolted with multiple pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage and escaped in a waiting BMW.

The value of the luggage was estimated at $8,400.

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27-year-old arrested for inflicting injury to child

A 27-year-old Gilbert, AZ female was arrested and charged near the Fun Zone for Inflicting Injury Upon a Child last Sunday, July 16.

California Penal Code 273d punishes the act of physically injuring or imposing cruel physical punishment on a child...more commonly referred to as child abuse.

Kaila Lane Rosciano, 27, a secretary, was arrested at 10:16 a.m.

Her bail was set at $50,000.

Open container leads to $20,000 bail

Sometimes things just seem to go downhill. Brady Wayne Holt, 18, from Roseville, was initially encountered and charged with drinking in public, a violation in Newport Beach. 

Upon further investigation, he subsequently was charged with being a minor in possession, presenting false personation to a police officer and making a false statement to a peace officer.

Bail at the end of that initial open container violation, $20,000.

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Escrow officer charged with identity theft, forgery and more

Teresa Anne Castro, 51, from Hawthorne, was arrested and charged Wednesday afternoon with identity theft, grand theft, passing a fictitious check and forgery.

Castro, who lists escrow officer as her occupation, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. in the 800 block of Santa Barbara Drive.

The identity theft charge was an attempt to use personal identification of another person for unlawful purposes; the grand theft charge was the unlawful taking of another’s property valued over $950; and the forgery was related to signing someone else’s name with the intent to commit fraud.

Bail was set at $20,000.

Newport Beach woman arrested for warrants…four!

Brittney Amanda McArthur, 31, Newport Beach, was arrested for four outstanding warrants on Wednesday, July 19.

The four warrants were related to drug paraphernalia, dangerous drugs and two related to vandalism.

She was arrested in the 800 block of Santa Barbara Drive.

McArthur, who is unemployed, had her bail set at $40,000.

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Single-vehicle collision kills female

At 8:49 p.m. Tuesday night, the Newport Beach Police Department was notified of a single-vehicle traffic collision near the intersection of San Miguel Drive and Pacific View Drive. Officers arriving on scene found a grey Ford Fusion with a single occupant, a female driver. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was travelling westbound on Pacific View Drive when it left the roadway and collided with a light standard. Excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Newport Beach Fire Department staff responded to the collision, but the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver is not available at this time, pending identification and notification of her next of kin by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

The circumstances of the collision are still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective Chris Burns at 949-644-3747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Man trying to hide from police on roof, found and arrested

Matthew Joseph Brady, 38, of Costa Mesa, was arrested Saturday morning at 5:48 a.m. for commercial burglary and other charges.

Newport Beach Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious subject on the roof of some commercial buildings in the 2700 block of Coast Highway. When they arrived on scene, officers found some property damage that had already occurred and located Brady on the roof of a building. 

Brady refused to comply with officers' orders and continued to break glass and maintain his position on the roof. After a period of time, Brady left the roof and fled on foot. Officers located him in the 2600 block of Coast Highway and arrested him without incident.

It was determined that Brady had entered at least two businesses and stolen items from at least one of them before officers arrived. It also appears that he broke at least two skylights and a number of planting pots in the area.  

Medics responded to the scene and Brady received treatment for injuries he sustained in the commission of his crimes and in descending from the roof.

Charges filed against Brady were commercial burglary with forced entry, obstruction/resisting a police officer, vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $20,000.

Woman charged with grand theft and embezzlement by local restaurant

Newport Beach Police arrested Elias Biyobga Titanji Monday, July 24, in the 2000 block of Bristol Street for grand theft by an employee and embezzlement.

A Newport Beach restaurant contacted NBPD to report that an employee had stolen money from the cash register and safe on two separate occasions within the past week. The total loss is estimated at approximately $2,600.

Titanji, 25, from Santa Ana, is listed as a shift leader.

Officers responded and, after reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses and Titanji, arrested Titanji for the listed charges.

Bail was set at $20,000.

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Female car crash victim identified

The woman killed in the single-car crash last Tuesday night in Corona del Mar has been identified by the Orange County Coroner’s office as Gaylene Wayne, 50, of Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Police were summoned to the scene at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday following the vehicle crashing into a light pole. Wayne was pronounced dead at the scene, but her identification was held, pending family notification, until Friday (July 29).

The accident occurred at San Miguel Drive and Pacific View Drive.


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Local man beats down another outside bar

Todor Nikodimov Dimitrov, 41, of Newport Beach, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 300 block of Bayside Drive for battery with serious bodily injury.

Officers received a call reporting a physical fight outside a bar. When they arrived on scene, police found a male lying on the ground, bleeding from injuries to his head.

Medics arrived to treat the victim and officers identified Dimitrov as the potential suspect. After a field investigation, Dimitrov was arrested for the listed charge, which was determined based on the severity of the injuries to the victim.

Bail was set at $25,000. 

Woman screams at burglary suspect, police track him down

The Newport Beach Police Department arrested a 22-year-old student on Sunday for burglary. Murray Grant Bettingen Jr. of Newport Beach, was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.

The police initially responded to a home in the 500 block of Cancha where a resident saw a man crawling into one of her unlocked upstairs windows. She screamed, and he fled on foot. The resident later found that someone had entered the first floor of her home through another unlocked window and had taken her laptop.

Officers connected this report to another call in the area from several hours earlier, where a man matching the same description tampered with the resident’s front door and fled when the alarm went off. (The resident in this case did not want to file a police report.)

Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and identified the potential suspect as Bettingen, Jr. At 11:20 am, officers and detectives contacted Bettingen and, after an interview and additional follow-up, arrested him.

Bettingen was found to be in possession of the stolen laptop.

His bail was set at $50,000.

NB resident missing $112,000 worth of jewelry and silver

A Newport Beach resident in the 200 block of Ocean View Avenue filed a crime incident report when she found $111,985 of property missing from her home.

According to the report, jewelry and silverware were removed from the victim’s home by an unknown suspect sometime between April 25 and July 26.

The victim last remembered seeing the items on April 24, but they were no longer there when she went to retrieve them on July 26.

The crime is listed as a forced-entry residential burglary.

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Late night strong-armed robbery on Peninsula

Esteban Daniel Andres, 18, of Santa Ana, was arrested early Wednesday morning in the 3300 block of W. Coast Highway following a strong-armed robbery on the Peninsula.

Andres confronted an individual around 1 a.m. robbing him of personal possessions.

Responding officers captured Andres, several blocks away. 

All possessions were recovered.

Bail was set at $20,000.

Newport Beach woman arrested on long-list of charges

A Newport Beach cashier, Kelly Kristy Holt, 27, was arrested Thursday afternoon, August 3, on a number of charges including residential burglary with forced entry.

The incident took place in the 600 block of Clubhouse Avenue near the entrance to the Peninsula.

Holt was also found in possession of burglary tools, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and narcotics. She additionally got confrontational and was charged with threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and later with obstructing/resisting a peace officer.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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Little problems lead to bigger issues

Luis Felipe Chavez, 22, Santa Ana, had a bad visit to Newport Beach last Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight, Chavez was pulled over by Newport Beach Police following two noticeable violations that included an illegal U-turn in a residence district with a vehicle approaching and an illegal license plate covering.

Not so bad?

Upon further checking, Chavez was found to be driving under the influence and without a license.

It wasn’t over, Chavez was found to have two outstanding Vehicle Code warrants.

All told, bail was set at $8,000.

Ridesharing might have been cheaper

Jennifer Christine Lavallee, 38, from Simi Valley, was charged Monday, Aug. 7, for driving under the influence, possession of an open container while driving and hit-and-run with property damage.

The incident took place at Park Avenue & Diamond Avenue on Balboa Island shortly after 3 p.m.

It was discovered Lavallee also had a prior DUI.

Bail was set at $10,000.

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Parked stolen car leads to meth and heroin bust

A Newport Beach Police officer located a stolen vehicle in a parking lot Tuesday night in the 2200 block of University Drive. It was occupied by two individuals, later identified as Lindsay Hannah Nicely, 26, Costa Mesa, and Emery Leonard Scott Jr., 30 Rancho Santa Margarita.  

The car, a Nissan Sentra, was reported stolen to the Buena Park Police Department on Sunday, April 22.  

With back-up and air support from HB-1, the suspects were taken into custody without incident.  

After a thorough field investigation, officers found large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine, which it appears that Scott possessed for the purpose of sales. Nicely was also found to be in possession of heroin, syringes and a device for smoking heroin. A meth pipe was also found inside the vehicle. 

Scott was arrested on charges of grand theft auto, taking an auto without the owner’s consent, cocaine base for sale, controlled substance for sale and PRCS revocation. Bail was set at $30,000.

Nicely had charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance, illegal transport of sharps waste and illegal paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $2,500.

The old pass the stolen wallet on the way out doesn’t work 

On Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m., Newport Beach Police officers responded to a department store in the 600 block of Newport Center Drive in response to a report of a petty theft that had just occurred.

The incident involved a female and a male suspect, later identified as Jasmine Noemi Garcia, 20, of Los Angeles, and Francisco Javier Gastelumlara, 30, of Hesperia.  

The woman reportedly picked up and concealed a wallet from inside the store, and then left without paying for it. According to reports, she then passed the wallet to the man.  

Loss Prevention intervened, and was able to detain Garcia, but Gastelumlara fled on foot. He was detained shortly thereafter by an NBPD officer.  

The wallet, valued at $1,650, was recovered at the scene. Gastelumlara was additionally found to have wire cutters in his pocket. After a thorough field investigation, Gastelumlara was arrested for commercial burglary, receiving stolen property, burglary tools and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

Garcia had charges of grand theft from a building, conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary. Her bail was set at $20,000.

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NBFD knocks down Eastbluff vegetation fire

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Yesterday, May 3 at 1:44 p.m., the Newport Beach Fire Department was dispatched to a vegetation fire in the Back Bay near the Eastbluff community.

Upon arrival, first in units aggressively attacked the fire using multiple progressive hose lays and contained the vegetation fire to an approximately one-acre area. As a result of their actions, all of the homes along Vista Grande in the Eastbluff community were protected. There was no reported structure damage to any homes near the vegetation fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Newport Beach Fire Department Investigators. 

The Newport Beach Fire Department was assisted on the call by Costa Mesa Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority, with approximately 40 firefighters responding to the incident. The Newport Beach Police Department also responded, and assisted with traffic and crowd control. 


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Irvine man arrested for robbing Newport Beach bank

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Suspected robber handing note to bank clerk

On Thursday, May 24 at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department received a call that a bank robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 21171 Newport Coast Drive. 

The suspect, described as a male white, 5’-9” to 6’, weighing 190 to 200 lbs., with a short gray goatee, wearing a dark baseball cap, sunglasses, long sleeved jacket, latex gloves, and carrying a black bag, used a note during the robbery that stated he possessed a gun and was robbing the bank. After obtaining a large sum of cash from the teller, the suspect fled the scene on foot into the parking lot area. NBPD officers arrived and secured the scene but were unable to locate the suspect in the area. 

NBPD detectives were called to the scene and began their investigation. The FBI arrived to assist as well. NBPD detectives were able to retrieve still shot photos of the suspect from the surveillance cameras at the bank while on scene. The photos were disseminated to local law enforcement agencies and leads were collected. The follow up investigation into those leads revealed that Barry Buydens, a 55-year-old resident of Irvine, was the bank robbery suspect. NBPD detectives executed a search warrant of Buydens’ residence, vehicle and person later that evening. 

During the search, the stolen cash as well as numerous items used in the robbery were recovered. Buydens was arrested without incident and a bail enhancement was authorized due to his dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. 

This investigation is ongoing, and the Orange County District Attorney is reviewing the case. If you have any information regarding this bank robbery or Defendant Barry Buydens, contact NBPD Detective Jason Prince at 949.644.3762. Messages may also be left anonymously on the police department’s recorded hotline at 1.800.550.NBPD. 

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Residential fire knocked down fairly quickly

The Newport Beach Fire Department knocked down a residential fire in the 100 block of E. Balboa Blvd. on Sunday, May 27, shortly after noon.

According to the NBFD, seven engines and three trucks were sent to the two-alarm fire, which took some 30 minutes to extinguish.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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NBPD conducts prostitution sting, eight arrested

The Newport Beach Police Department conducted what appears to be a successful prostitution sting on Tuesday, May 29, in the 600 block of Newport Center Drive, that led to the arrest of eight people.

In the first incident at 3:32 p.m., police arrested Elizabeth Marquez, 24, of La Habra, for disorderly conduct: prostitution, and Gregory Arnaz Holloway Jr., 24, Fullerton, whose charges included pandering to procure a person for prostitution, possession of metal knuckles, possession of tear gas and pimping.

A short while later, just before 5 p.m., police arrested David Winslow Knaak, 51, from Irvine, for supervising prostitution activities, and Monica Eleanor Barnes, 32, for disorderly conduct: prostitution. 

At 5:51 p.m., Candice Rose Hewitt, 40, San Jose, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution; some 30 minutes later, police arrested William Maurice Dillion, 37, also of San Jose, for supervising prostitution activities.

The operation concluded with the arrests of two individuals, Danielle Tiarz Larsen, 24, from Honolulu, and Shana Denise Meyer, 44, from Bakersfield, each for disorderly conduct: prostitution.

Newport Beach drug deal goes wrong, man sentenced to 11 years for kidnapping

A man was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in state prison Wednesday, May 30, for kidnapping his associate during a drug deal in Newport Beach. Nicholas Andres Hernandez, 30, Murrieta, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, with sentencing enhancements that included a firearm and a prior felony conviction for burglary.

On February 8, 2017, Thomas Prince met Hernandez, Steele Malone Burnside, 29, Anaheim, and John Doe in a parking lot in Newport Coast to purchase large quantities of marijuana worth more than $100,000. Prince drove Hernandez and John Doe to a nearby resort to conduct the illegal exchange inside a private hotel villa.

Once inside the room, Prince robbed Hernandez and John Doe at gunpoint and stole 60 pounds of marijuana, as well as their personal belongings. Burnside and Hernandez kidnapped their associate John Doe following the robbery and drove the victim to an apartment in Anaheim. The defendants held the victim hostage in exchange for the estimated value of the marijuana lost as a result of the robbery.

The Newport Beach Police Department investigated this case after robbery victim John Doe’s family member reported him missing on February 18, 2017. They were arrested by NBPD on February 20, 2017.

NBPD identified Prince as the robbery suspect following the kidnapping investigation and arrested the defendant on March 29, 2017.

Burnside also pleaded guilty earlier in May to kidnapping and was sentenced to five years in state prison.

NBPD continues to seek witness and suspect in stabbing investigation

On Sunday, May 13, a man was stabbed in the area of Newport Blvd. and 28th Street. The Newport Beach Police Department continues to seek the identity of the witness and suspect in this surveillance footage of the incident. 

Please see the video here for more information: https://youtu.be/NbAErFxaGwM

If you can assist in identifying either of these two men, please contact Detective Rick Henry at 949.644.3797. 

Mom arrested for driving her family to hospital while intoxicated…faces big bail 

On Monday, May 28, at approximately 9:44 a.m., a Newport Beach Police officer responded to Hoag Hospital in response to a request for a welfare check. An injured man had come to the facility to seek treatment, accompanied by his wife and children. 

Both parents appeared to be intoxicated. The wife, identified as Tania Leah Holman, 32, of Garden Grove, admitted to driving the family to the location. After a field sobriety exam, officers determined that Holman’s level of intoxication behind the wheel had endangered the safety of her children.  

She was arrested without incident for cruelty to children. Her bail was set at $100,000.

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Human smuggling suspected in Crystal Cove panga boat recovery

Newport Beach Police assisted other agencies, including Laguna Beach Police and California State Parks, following a panga boat landing on the beach in the Reef Point area of Crystal Cove yesterday morning, Monday, June 11, in what is believed to be a “human smuggling event.”

According to reports, authorities detected a craft in the ocean via infrared images showing what was believed to be a dozen or so passengers, until it was lost in the marine layer. 

All occupants were believed to have departed the area immediately upon reaching shore and have not been located since.

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Courtesy of Laguna Beach PD

According to authorities, a “human smuggling event” occurred in Crystal Cove on Monday when this panga boat washed ashore

“We found the boat around 6:30 this [Monday] morning,” said Jorge Moreno, Information Officer, OC Parks Dept.

He could not comment any further regarding the event and said that all other questions need to be directed to the CA Border Patrol. 

Shortly after 7 a.m., Laguna Beach Police deployed drones as part of the search effort.

By 7:35 a.m., LBPD reported that the suspects were outstanding and believed to have left the area.

“There were no people. It was already abandoned. There were just remnants in the boat,” said LBPD PIO Sgt Cota.

The panga boat was removed from the beach as the investigation continued.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact CA Border Patrol at (619) 216-4000.


Police Files

“Finance man” suspected in knife assault on woman and child

On Saturday, June 16 at 2:26 p.m., NBPD responded to the 1900 block of Port Provence Place for a report of a domestic battery in progress. Witness statements indicated that the suspect, described as a 6’ male with brown eyes and black hair, weighing approximately 160 pounds, left the scene before officers arrived.

“The suspect’s car was located nearby and officers attempted to stop him. Instead, he failed to yield and returned to the scene of the incident before surrendering to officers,” said NBPD PIO Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Manzella. “A knife was involved in this incident. A child was one of the victims and the charges stem from the suspect’s actions toward the child.”

The suspect reportedly vandalized personal possessions of the victims with his hands and with the knife, Manzella said.

NBPD charged Christopher Chungyi Hsu, 37, of Upland, with assault with a deadly weapon for the knife, vandalism: graffiti defacing property, cruelty to a child: possible injury or death, and grand theft: motor vehicle parts.

“He was arrested without further incident for the listed charges,” Manzella said.

Hsu, who listed his occupation as “finance”, was booked on $100,000 bail.

Orange man arrested on residential burglary and stalking charges; alleged victim is a Newport Beach woman

On Friday, June 15 at 3:27 p.m. in the 700 block of East Taft in Orange, NBPD arrested Samuel Eugene Irving, 31, of Orange, for residential burglary, forced entry, stalking and criminal threats.

“A suspect attempted to enter a residence in the 300 block of Bay Front shortly before 3 a.m. [that morning]. The suspect found that the door to the residence was locked. He broke a window, but fled before officers arrived,” said NBPD PIO Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Manzella. “The stalking and annoying/threatening charges come from allegations and evidence that the suspect had been harassing the resident prior to the incident. He was served with a temporary restraining order.”

After identifying the suspect, described as a 6’ 3” male weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes, investigators responded to an address in Orange where they contacted him and took him into custody without incident. The alleged victim is a Newport Beach woman

“Approximately 12.5 hours transpired between the initial call and Irving being taken into custody,” Manzella said. 

Irving’s bail was set at $50,000.

Tire thrown from overpass nails suspect for meth and jails her for a felony probation violation

On Friday, June 15 at 7:57 p.m. at the University Off Ramp and 73 S Freeway, NBPD received a call reporting that a tire was dropped from the overpass that almost hit their vehicle.

The suspect, described as a 5’, 130-pound female with brown hair and brown eyes, was found with meth and a glass pipe, according to NBPD Spokesperson PIO Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Manzella.

NBPD arrested Ana Victoria Portilla, 33, of Corona, for possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, throwing a substance at a vehicle, and felony probation violation. She list her occupation as a recycler.

Bail was set at $2,500.

Throwing a golf ball at a car leads to a trajectory to jail

On Friday, June 15 at 2:58 p.m. at MacArthur Boulevard and San Joaquin Road, NBPD received a report about a suspect throwing something at their Ford Ranger, which turned out to be a golf ball.

NBPD arrested Norman Charles McIntosh, 59, of Garden Grove, for throwing a substance at a vehicle and vandalism/damaging property.

The suspect was described as a 5’10” 160-pound male with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Bail was set at $500.

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Kaiser doctor accused of inappropriate contact with local high school cheerleaders…are there more?

Orange County law enforcement, including the Newport Beach Police Department, are seeking potential additional victims of a doctor, David Lee Haller, 51, of Newport Beach, who has been charged with sending sexually motivated messages to local high school cheerleaders.

Haller has been a medical doctor and a volunteer with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Spirit Squad cheerleading team. The defendant also volunteered as a doctor at several athletic events at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) from October to December 2017.

On August 30, 2017, Haller is accused of messaging a NHHS cheerleader, Jane Doe 1, on Instagram showing Jane Doe 1 in a sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.

On October 27, 2017, the defendant is accused of contacting another NHHS cheerleader, Jane Doe 2, on Snapchat in a similar sexually motivated and inappropriate manner.

The victims contacted the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), who investigated this case and identified Haller with assistance from the UCI Police Department.

Anyone with additional information or who believe they are a victim is asked to contact Orange County District Attorney’s Office Supervising Investigator Paul Carvo at 714.834.5025.

Haller was charged Monday, June 18 with two misdemeanor counts of child annoyance. He will be arraigned this Tuesday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

His maximum sentence would be two years in county jail.

Newport man reportedly punches victim, then throws large rock

On Sunday, June 17 at 2:25 a.m., Newport Beach Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Newport Blvd in response to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, they found that several witnesses were detaining a suspect, later identified as Todd Bradley Moore, 48, from Newport Beach, across the street from where the altercation had occurred. 

Moore was uncooperative and showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

The victim and his friend were also located in the area. They also appeared to be intoxicated and were not fully cooperative with the investigation. 

From witnesses and evidence, officers were able to determine that Moore approached the victim and punched him, and then picked up a large rock and threw it at the victim. The victim appeared to have injuries to his face, but refused medical attention at the scene.

Moore, who lists his occupation as “real estate,” was arrested for battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $25,000.

Neighbor notices suspicious activities, calls police, potentially thwarts crime

Newport Beach Police officers responded to the 1700 block of Kings Road Saturday afternoon, June 16, for a report of suspicious activity. A caller reported that an unfamiliar man, later identified as Fabricio Enrique Galvez-Ceja, 25, from Pico Rivera, was parked in front of a neighbor’s open garage.

When officers contacted Galvez-Ceja, he was reportedly extremely nervous and emotional. Through the subsequent investigation it was revealed that he had a loaded shotgun in the back seat of his Jeep, along with some additional shotgun shells, a canister of pepper spray in a bag in the front seat, and a methamphetamine pipe near the driver’s seat. 

Officers found that Galvez-Ceja was on probation, and that his probation terms prohibited him from possessing weapons, including pepper spray and firearms or ammunition. He also had two outstanding warrants.

Galvez-Ceja was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on his person or in a vehicle, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, being a convicted person in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of tear gas, possession of ammo by a prohibited person and warrants related to being under the influence of a controlled substance and for possession of unlawful paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $25,000.

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Personal trainer knocks out homeless man, unprovoked, then gets a taste of his own medicine

A witness called the Newport Beach Police Department last Wednesday, June 20, shortly after 1 p.m., to report that a man, later identified as Warren Richard Geis, 31, of Irvine, was involved in two separate verbal and physical altercations.  

In one, Geis, who lists his occupation as personal trainer, reportedly punched a homeless man, unprovoked, who then lost consciousness. In the second incident, Geis is alleged to have repeatedly provoked the other party, following him and resuming the argument after the other party walked away. When the fight escalated, the other party punched Geis, who then reportedly lost consciousness himself.

Responding officers found that Geis was heavily intoxicated and uncooperative. The man who had punched him had left the area, but a number of witnesses assisted officers with the investigation.   

Both the homeless man and Geis were taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

Geis was arrested for battery with serious bodily injury and disorderly conduct related to alcohol. Bail was set at $25,000.

Man arrested for harassing patrons at local liquor store

On Wednesday evening, June 20, a Newport Beach Police officer responded to a report in the 4500 block of Coast Highway that a man, later identified as Justin Lynn Haggard, 41, Santa Barbara, was harassing patrons of a liquor store, and becoming increasingly belligerent with passersby. Haggard was also smoking in a smoking-prohibited area.  

When asked to leave by security, Haggard reportedly refused, and began threatening the security guard with bodily harm.

When the NBPD officer attempted to contact him, Haggard reportedly walked away and refused to comply with the officer’s instructions. He eventually walked across Coast Highway, through traffic, endangering the safety of himself and others on the road and eventually stopped in the middle of a lane of traffic. 

Another officer joined in the attempt to safely get Haggard out of the roadway and into custody. Haggard fled on foot but was ultimately detained and arrested. According to NBPD, he continued to threaten officers with bodily harm.  

He was charged with threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize, failure to provide a pedestrian yield, obstructing a peace officer, trespassing for refusing to leave a property and jaywalking.

Haggard also had four outstanding warrants and his bail was set at $20,500.

Fire Files

NBFD sends condolences to fallen Long Beach Fire Captain’s family

David Rosa

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Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa

With great sadness, the Newport Beach Fire Department (NBFD) is sending condolences to their Long Beach Firefighter family for their loss of Fire Captain David Rosa. He succumbed to his injuries sustained from a gunshot wound during an emergency incident on the morning of June 25. He is a 17-year veteran and assigned to Fire Station 10.


Police Files

Shots fired in CdM residence draws SWAT team, one arrested

On Wednesday, March 28 at 8:01 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a report of shots fired inside a residence in the 700 block of Marigold Avenue. Officers responded to the residence and the Crisis Response Unit (which includes the SWAT Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team) was activated to address the suspect.

Officers determined that the suspect had discharged a firearm inside an inhabited dwelling, but that there were no associated injuries. All subjects other than the suspect eventually left the residence.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., Chase Duncan Philip Rosten, 21, Newport Beach, exited the home and surrendered to officers. He was taken into custody without incident and arrested for willful discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.

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Shots fired at 21st Street, two arrested…one leads to $2 million bail

On Saturday, June 9, shortly before 9:30 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of 21st Street in response to a report that a man had fired a shotgun in the area. When police arrived, they found the suspect, Miguel Angel Sandoval, 41, Lake Forest, on 21st Street, unarmed. He was taken into custody without incident.

The subsequent investigation at the scene revealed damage to a building and a nearby vehicle, and the weapon, a shotgun, was located nearby. 

A victim, who had been in the damaged vehicle at the time of the incident and suffered minor wounds, was also located on the next block. He was transported to a medical facility for treatment.  

Investigators determined that Sandoval had fired two rounds from the shotgun, one at the victim in the truck and the other at the building (which was occupied at the time). Sandoval was found to be a convicted felon and was placed under arrest for the following charges: attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, willful discharge of a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Sandoval was then transported to the Newport Beach Police Department Jail Facility. There, he was found to be in possession of a meth pipe and methamphetamine, adding the charges of possession of narcotics paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Sandoval later damaged jail property by breaking a table and damaging the insulating material off the walls of an interview room. He also made several threats of violence against officers. Charges for obstructing/resisting an officer and destruction of jail property were added to his booking.

His bail was set at $2,000,000.

During the Sandoval investigation, officers learned that the shotgun involved belonged to Clyde A. Kent, 69, of Newport Beach. The shotgun was found to be illegally modified, with the barrel being several inches shorter than allowed by law. 

A subsequent search of Kent’s office revealed methamphetamine, a methamphetamine pipe, and what appeared to be a homemade explosive device. OC Bomb Squad staff responded to the scene and determined that the device was not harmful in its current state, but that Kent had sufficient materials for creating an explosive device. Bomb Squad personnel also located an automatic Word War II

submachine gun during their investigation.  

Kent was arrested without incident for the listed charges. His bail was set at $150,000.

Man allegedly threatens roommate with firearm

Newport Beach Police officers responded to the 200 block of La Jolla in response to a victim reporting that her roommate had threatened her with a firearm. She was able to flee to safety outside.  

When officers arrived, they contacted a third occupant of the residence, who was still inside, telephonically, and he was able to safely exit the home.  

The suspect, later identified as David Benjamin Grondona, 42, of Newport Beach, subsequently exited the building and complied with officer commands. He was taken into custody without incident.  

The firearm was found to be a rifle that did not comply with California laws, and Grondona was found to have a prior felony conviction. After a thorough investigation, Grondona was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, threatening a crime with intent to terrorize and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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Coke and mushrooms: Newport Police make drug sales arrest

On Wednesday, June 27, shortly after 8 p.m., Newport Beach Police officers located a white Kia Soul on Coast Highway that had been reported as an embezzled vehicle to Inglewood PD. Officers stopped the car on Coast Highway near the intersection with Clubhouse Drive, and found that there were two occupants, Joselito Alfredo Guevara, 32, Los Angeles, and Ashley Melissa Diaz, 29, Los Angeles. 

A search of the vehicle yielded cocaine, mushrooms (psilocybin), a number of empty baggies and a digital scale. The volume of the narcotics, coupled with the presence of materials required for repackaging those substances, indicated that the narcotics were being transported for sales. 

Guevara was arrested for transporting narcotics for sale, driving without a license and possession of narcotics for sale. His bail was set at $25,000.

Diaz were arrested for embezzling a leased/rented vehicle, possession of narcotics for sale and transporting narcotics for sale.

Her bail was set at $30,000.

Local woman accused of stealing from Newport restaurant she worked at

On Friday, June 15, Newport Beach Police officers responded to a theft call from a restaurant in the 3100 block of Newport Blvd. Employees at the business reported that approximately $1,650 had been taken over the course of a few days. 

Another employee, later identified as Renita Aurora Towery, 48, from Costa Mesa, was believed to be the culprit. 

After a follow-up investigation by police, detectives located Towery near her home in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June 27 at 10:44 a.m., and arrested her.

She was charged with grand theft from buildings and burglary of a commercial building with no forced entry. Bail was set at $20,000.

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Repeat offenders jam the system

Sometimes you have to pity the Newport Beach Police Department with having to deal with the same people over and over. Case in point, this week only:

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, of Costa Mesa, was picked up on disorderly conduct charges related to alcohol, again. That makes four times in the last week. 

As you can see, it’s a regular occurrence. He lists his occupation as drinker.

Or there’s Cristina Clark, 52, of Newport Beach, who has also been arrested for disorderly conduct alcohol twice in recent weeks.

The latest one also occurred last Saturday, June 23.

Finally, there’s Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, who was arrested twice this last week alone. First off, at 12:22 a.m. Saturday, he’s arrested for making loud noises at the Newport Pier and cited for $500.

A couple of days later, it’s Tuesday morning, June 26, 7:11 a.m., the same Gilreath is arrested for fighting/challenging to fight also in the Newport Pier area.

Bail set at $500.

What’s a city to do?

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Car equipment violations lead to big-time charges for fugitives with drugs on Bayside Drive

Shortly before 1 a.m., on Thursday, March 22, a Newport Beach Police Officer stopped a car near Bayside Drive and Coast Highway for several equipment violations. 

The driver, Courtney Alexandra Carrillo, 31, of Denver, was found to be in possession of heroin and numerous syringes with narcotics residue. The passenger, Jason Lee Gurule, 44, of Lakewood, was in possession of methamphetamine and a collapsible baton. Both parties also had an extraditable warrant out of Colorado, which was added to their other booking charges. They were taken into custody without incident.

Carrillo was booked on being a fugitive from justice, possession of narcotics and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $102,500.

Gurule, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a leaded cane and being a fugitive from justice. His bail was set at $120,000.

Newport resident defrauded of $222,000 from SEP-IRA account

A victim came to the Newport Beach Police Department to file an identity theft report on Thursday morning, March 22. On the previous day (Wednesday), the victim received a call from his investment management company stating that his SEP-IRA account had a withdrawal of approximately $222,000.  

The victim stated that an unauthorized person had used his personal information and an email address (which was not his) to initiate the fraudulent transaction.

Police are investigating.

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Local boater missing as his Whaler washes ashore

Newport Beach resident, Nicholas Busick, 47, left the harbor in his 17-foot Boston Whaler around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, April 22, for a short cruise, but never returned. His boat later washed ashore just before 6 p.m. at 48th Street without any signs of Busick.

Newport Beach lifeguards immediately notified the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Coast Guard immediately began an extensive search, but so far to no avail.

Carrie Braun, the O.C. Sheriff’s spokesperson, said, “We don’t believe there’s anything suspicious, but homicide is investigating as is the case with all missing persons.”

Busick is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

“Heavily intoxicated” women arrested for a variety of charges, including child endangerment

Just before 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, Newport Beach Police officers responded to a parking lot in the 700 block of W. Coast Highway. Employees of a nearby restaurant reported that two women appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and that they had small children in their care.  

When the first officers arrived on scene, they found Yareli Linda Sandoval, 27, of San Bernardino, in the driver’s seat of a white Chevrolet sedan, with four young children in the back seat, and found that she was exhibiting signs of intoxication.  

After a field sobriety exam, officers determined that she was driving under the influence. It was further determined that only one of the children was properly secured in a car seat.

Noemy Esmeralda Sandoval, 28, also of San Bernardino, was inside the restaurant. She was also heavily intoxicated. According to NBPD, Noemy was verbally combative with employees and was disheveled and only partially clothed. She was repeatedly asked to leave the location but failed to do so. When told that she would be arrested for trespassing if she did not leave, Noemy resumed her verbal altercation with restaurant staff, and then became physically combative with the police officer. 

After a thorough field investigation, each woman was arrested. Yareli Sandoval was arrested for DUI, with a prior, cruelty to children and driving while suspended or revoked. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Noemy Sandoval was arrested for battery on a peace officer, trespassing for refusing to leave property, disorderly conduct related to alcohol and cruelty to children. Her bail was also set at $100,000.

All four children were later released to the care of other family members.

Women run over by City vehicle while enjoying a day at the beach

At 1:12 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, the Newport Beach Police Department was notified of a traffic collision on the beach near 20th Street, just east of Lifeguard Tower 20. The collision involved one vehicle (a city-owned white GMC Canyon pickup truck, which was being driven by an on-duty city employee) and a pedestrian (a woman who was lying on the sand). Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was travelling towards the waterline at a low speed when the collision occurred. 

The woman reported pain in her chest and pelvis. Newport Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported her to a local trauma center for medical evaluation. It appears that she suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.

The investigation is currently open and ongoing. Anyone with additional information that can help in the investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Hanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 949.644.3746.

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Detectives arrest local with assault weapon following search warrant

Newport Beach detectives arrested Jeffrey Roger Webb, 52, of Newport Beach last Thursday, May 3, shortly after 1 p.m. 

Detectives found Webb in possession of an assault weapon while serving a search warrant. According to a witness that notified Stu News, SWAT was standing by to support the detectives, but they weren’t required to intervene.

The incident took place in the 2200 block of Santiago Drive.

Webb, who lists his occupation as investor, had his bail set at $100,000.

Good Samaritan notifies police and identity theft suspect taken off the streets…and it was big

On Friday, May 4 at 1:36 p.m., Newport Beach police officers responded to N. Pelican Hill Road and Via Burrone in Newport Coast on a report of suspicious circumstances. A witness had reported that she believed a man, later identified as Jason Christopher Norbeck, 46, Costa Mesa, was involved in fraudulent activity. 

The suspect left the area in a black Infinity SUV but was stopped nearby for an equipment violation for having covered up his license plates with paper plates. 

During the stop, Norbeck reportedly supplied officers with the name and date of birth of another person, as well as a copy of that person’s out-of-state driver’s license.

According to NBPD Spokersperson Jennifer Manzella, after a thorough field investigation, Norbeck was found to be in possession of stolen mail, fictitious credit cards, fictitious checks, supplies for printing fake IDs, a large collection of ID cards, both genuine and fictitious, and a syringe loaded with heroin.

Norbeck was arrested and identified through the fingerprinting process, according to NBPD. It was determined that he also had a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest.

He was charged with his license plate not being clearly visible, possession of a controlled substance, identity thefts with possession of 10 or more IDs and warrants related to identity theft from Rancho Cucamonga, North San Diego County, Torrance and Long Beach.

His bail was set at $230,000.

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Identity thieves taken off the streets in Newport Beach

Jason Lee Arszmann, 36, Fontana, and Heather Corienne Smith, 30, also of  Fontana, both of whom list their occupation as “unemployed,” were arrested early Friday morning, June 1. 

The arrests, which took place around 2 a.m. at Newport Boulevard and 31st Street, primarily centered on identity theft and petty theft of mail and/or packages. Each faces charges of possessing in excess of 10 or more different individuals’ identities.

Arszmann’s charges, in addition to identity theft and petty theft, also include possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools.

Smith was additionally charged with driving without a license.

Both had their bail scheduled at $20,000.

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Two men arrested, third on the loose, following Newport Coast commercial burglary

A Newport Beach Police officer responded to the 21200 block of Newport Coast Drive to a call about suspicious subjects in the area. A subsequent caller reported that two men were seen cutting a lock off a container inside a construction site in the same area. 

The officer found Ryan James Flowers, 37, from Anaheim, Frank Garrett Harmeier, 28, from Huntington Beach, and a third man nearby. The three men all fled on foot upon seeing the officer approaching them. With the assistance of additional officers, Flowers and Harmeier were located and taken into custody. 

The subsequent investigation indicated that the men had broken into the construction site and stolen approximately $4,000 in equipment. Harmeier was also found to be in possession of heroin and heroin paraphernalia.

Flowers was arrested for commercial burglary with a forced entry. His bail was set at $250,000. Harmeier was arrested for commercial burglary with a forced entry, possession of narcotics and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. His bail, too, was set at $250,000.

Additional charges for conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, and obstructing a police officer will be requested for both arrestees.

Investigators are in the process of locating the third man who was with them. 

Man allegedly spits on female bus passenger, pulls knife on police and gets tasered

A Newport Beach Police officer responded to the area of San Miguel and San Nicolas amidst reports than a man had spit on a female passenger on an OCTA bus. The man, later identified as Richard Anthony Duarte III, was found in the 500 block of San Nicolas Drive. 

According to reports, Duarte immediately became agitated and combative with the officer, and other officers responded to assist. He produced a large knife and allegedly used it to threaten the officers, accompanied by repeated verbal threats to harm them. After Duarte repeatedly failed to comply with officer orders to disarm himself, Taser deployment was used to take Duarte into custody. 

The woman from the bus desired prosecution for the battery, and Duarte was subsequently arrested for threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize, exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm, obstructing an executive officer and obstructing a peace officer. Bail was set at $50,000.

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NBPD takes potential burglar off streets in early morning arrest

Newport Beach Police were busy early Monday morning in the upper Dover Shores area arresting two different subjects.

Kodie Dylan Hitchcock, 24, an iron worker from Buena Park, was arrested at 3:57 a.m. in the 1400 block of Estelle Lane for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and a warrant for first degree burglary.

Hitchcock’s bail was set at $170,000.

Shortly thereafter, Melissa Marie Goehring, 46, Garden Grove, was arrested just a block away at Estelle Lane and Ruth Lane.

Goehring was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of tear gas and a felony probation violation.

Her bail was set at $500.

“Porn star” arrested for deadly weapon…go figure

These nice couple of guys were arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, May 8. 

Brandon Dale Jessup, 32, from Woodland Hills, who lists his occupation as “porn star,” was arrested in the 2100 block of W. Ocean Front at 12:57 a.m. His charges were threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

He was arrested and held on $50,000 bail.

Also arrested was Casey Daniel Purser, 30, from Sherman Oaks, who was charged with exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

Purser’s bail was $500.

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NBPD seeking “gay bashing” battery suspect in restaurant beating

Battery suspectThe Newport Beach Police Department is seeking a suspect and any possible witnesses as part of a battery investigation. The alleged crime occurred on Friday, April 13, at approximately 8 p.m. at the Siena Restaurant at Balboa Inn, 105 Main Street. According to statements received by the NBPD, three men were battered inside and in front of the establishment, after being victims of a “gay slur.” They filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court this week, alleging assault, “gay bashing,” civil rights violations and emotional distress. They are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

According to NBPD, the assault suspect (pictured) is described as a white male, approximately 40 - 55 years old, with grey hair. He is approximately 6’ tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing shorts and a white t-shirt.

NBPD detectives are asking this person, or anyone who can help identify him, to come forward to assist in the investigation. They are also seeking any additional witnesses who were in the area or at the establishment during the time of the battery. Anyone who can offer assistance is encouraged to contact Detective Rick Henry at 949.644.3790. Messages may also be left anonymously on the Police Department’s recorded hotline at 1.800.550.NBPD.



Fire Files

Pine Knot Motel burns in early morning fire

The Newport Beach Fire Department was called to a fire at the Pine Knot Motel, 6302 W. Coast Highway, around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10. According to Matt Brisbois, Newport Beach Fire Life Safety Specialist, five of the motel’s 12 rooms suffered heavy fire damage with the remaining rooms suffering heavy smoke damage. Firefighters assisted one occupant with evacuation and rescued three dogs.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Departments from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa and the Orange County Fire Authority assisted in the fight.

The motel was evacuated, and no one was injured.

Police Files

NBPD busts group on forgery, burglary and plenty more

Judging by the numbers of warrants and the variety of charges, this wasn’t their first time. 

Arrested by the Newport Beach Police Department in Newport Center on Friday, April 6 shortly after 8 p.m., were: Be Hai Pham, 39, Westminster; Jayden Pham, 25, Garden Grove; Anh Hoang Le Jr., 35, Garden Grove; and Duynam MinhHoang Dao, 26, Westminster. The group was arrested on charges ranging from forgery to burglary to conspiracy to commit a crime and false personation of another.

Also included in the charges were a number of warrants ranging from burglary, unauthorized use of an ID and fraudulently acquiring information from others.

The group allegedly entered businesses with an attempt to steal through forgery, fraud and false identifications.

Be Hai Pham, who lists her occupation as a manicurist, was arrested for burglary and forgery, plus four warrants, and held on $65,000 bail.

Jayden Pham, 25, Garden Grove, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime and forgery by signing another’s name. Bail was set at $20,000.

Le Jr. was arrested for forgery and conspiracy and bail was set at $20,000.

Finally, Dao, who sadly listed her occupation as “mom,” was arrested for false personation of another, conspiracy and three warrants. Her bail was set at $20,000.

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Police Files

Woman apparently enters multiple homes before being arrested…includes shower, food and a nap

On Friday, July 6 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Newport Beach Police officers responded to the first block of Bayside Place in response to a radio call about a suspicious person. A woman, later identified as Olga Schopfer, 38, of Anaheim, had come to the caller’s front door asking for coffee. It was later determined that Schopfer had attempted to break into the home through the front door prior to encountering the caller.

Officers then discovered that Schopfer had previously entered a neighbor’s home at approximately 6:05 a.m. through an unlocked door; she left after being confronted by the homeowner, who was not desirous of prosecution for the trespassing. 

It was later determined that Schopfer had eaten food, showered and laid down to rest inside the home, prior to being confronted. She admitted to entering multiple homes in the neighborhood with the intention to take food and/or other items.

Schopfer was arrested for burglary with no forced entry and an attempt to commit a felony crime. Her bail was set at $50,000.

Watch valued at $150,000+ missing

A victim called the Newport Beach Police Department on Thursday, July 5 to report a theft in the 200 block of Ambrose. On Wednesday, June 27, the victim reportedly left his Patek Philippe watch in his girlfriend’s residence before leaving on a trip. When he returned on Sunday, July 1, he discovered that the watch was missing. 

The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a furniture delivery had been coordinated for the time that he and his girlfriend were out of town. 

The loss was reported as $155,172.

Hemet man allegedly clocks another at Newport Pier

Newport Beach Police Department officers working on Wednesday, July 4 were alerted by a passerby to a possible fight at the base of the Newport Pier. Police responded and located a victim lying prone on the ground. 

The suspect, later identified as Ray Dino Davis, 54, of Hemet, had fled the area in a car. Witnesses stated that Davis had struck the victim with his fist after a verbal altercation. 

Other officers located Davis’s vehicle near Balboa Boulevard and 21st Street. and conducted a car stop at 6:10 p.m. After a field investigation into the circumstances of the fight, Davis was arrested and charged with battery causing serious bodily injury. His bail was set at $25,000.

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Police Files

Early morning fight sends one to the hospital, three arrested

Early Saturday morning, a number of Newport Beach Police officers responded to the 100 block of McFadden Place in response to several reports of a fight in the area. Two officers arriving on scene detained three men who matched the suspects’ descriptions walking northbound on McFadden Place. 

Another pair of officers located the victim (an adult male) who was still at the location. The victim had sustained visible injuries to his face, mouth and knee, and reported that he had been attacked, had lost and regained consciousness, and was in need of medical attention. 

Newport Beach Fire Department staff responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. 

After interviews were conducted of the suspects, witnesses and the victim, officers determined that the three suspects had attempted to initiate a verbal altercation with the victim (who was unknown to them prior to the incident). The victim did not engage but was then attacked physically by two of the suspects before being joined by the third. No weapons were involved. 

The three arrested were Brett Steven Giannos, 25, of La Verne; Andrew Michael Giannos, 25, of Irvine; and Christopher Justin Reyes, 24, of Pomona. Each suspect was charged with assault with deadly force: hands/fist. 

Bail was set at $25,000 each.

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Police Files

Victim stabbed on Newport Peninsula; NBPD seeking public’s help with IDs of suspect and witness

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NBPD is looking for this witness

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect and a witness for an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

The alleged crime occurred on Sunday, May 13, at approximately 1 a.m. in the area of Newport Blvd. and 28th St. in Newport Beach. 

According to statements received by NBPD, the victim was stabbed by an unknown object during an assault. The victim sustained several stab wounds and is in stable condition. 

A witness (pictured above) is described as a white male, in his mid-20s, with brown hair, and green or blue eyes. He is approximately 6’ tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing white shorts and a burgundy and white shirt with flip flop style sandals. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his mid-20s, with “scraggly” hair. He is approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt. 

NBPD Detectives are asking this witness and suspect, or anyone who can help identify them, to come forward to assist in the investigation. They are also seeking any additional witnesses who were in the area at the time of the assault. Anyone who can offer assistance is encouraged to contact Detective Rick Henry at 949.644.3797.

Messages may also be left anonymously on the Police Department’s recorded hotline at 1.800.550.NBPD.

Teen steals Duffy, ends up in China Cove…busted!

On Wednesday evening, May 16 at about 6 p.m., NBPD Dispatch began to receive calls from residents in the China Cove area reporting intoxicated people on the beach related to a Duffy boat that had been beached. When officers arrived to investigate, three people ran away. All were all detained by officers a short time later.

It turns out the Duffy boat was taken without the owner’s consent (or stolen) from the 400 block of Edgewater Place on Newport Peninsula. It appears the Duffy became inoperable and drifted ashore in China Cove.  

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Department was able to return the Duffy boat to the owner.

Joseph Allen Upton, 18, from Long Beach, was arrested for grand theft of a boat/vessel, disorderly conduct/alcohol and resist/obstructing a police officer.

The other two people, a female adult and female juvenile, were detained but not arrested.

Motorcycle safety enforcement next two weeks

As part of their grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department is conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations today, May 18, and Saturday, May 26. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in an effort to reduce injuries.  

Education and enforcement will be targeted at drivers and motorcycle riders alike. The officers will be focused on specific offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, driving on a suspended or revoked license, violations of motorcycle license endorsement, and any other dangerous activities.

Motorcycle fatalities have risen dramatically in California, showing a 28 percent increase over the decade low of 352 in 2010. In 2013, 453 motorcyclists lost their lives, marking the highest number of deaths in the previous five years. California collision data shows that the primary causes of motorcycle-involved collisions include speeding, unsafe turning, and driver/rider impairment due to drugs or alcohol.

During the past five years in the City of Newport Beach, 149 persons were injured in traffic collisions involving motorcycles and, tragically, two people lost their lives. 

The Police Department remains dedicated to preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. They encourage everyone on the road to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, especially when turning or changing lanes. Whether you are on two wheels, or on four, it’s your responsibility to share the road safely.

Motorcycle riders are urged to get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.californiamotorcyclist.com or by calling 1.877.RIDE411 (1.877.743.3411).

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Police Files

Drunk man arrested in Newport Beach residential community with a gun and knife

A man, later identified as Jose Enrique Paiz, 29, of Adelanto, was contacted by a security guard outside of a Newport Beach residential community shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, June 3. 

Paiz then appeared to get confrontational by reportedly removing a handgun from his waistband and holding it in plain view but pointing it at the ground. He then apparently spoke threateningly to the security guard.

The security guard contacted his coworker who called the Newport Beach Police Department for assistance.

When officers arrived, they located Paiz near the intersection of Rhine Place and Shipyard Way. Paiz followed officer instructions and was taken into custody without incident. 

NBPD removed a handgun and a large spring-loaded folding knife that Paiz had been carrying. Paiz was additionally found to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

His charges include exhibiting a firearm, threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize, disorderly conduct related to alcohol and carrying a switchblade knife on his person.

His bail was set at $50,000.

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Fire Files

NBFD extricate four after early morning collision

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On Monday, April 16 at 6:39 a.m., the Newport Beach Fire Department was dispatched to a multi-casualty traffic collision on University Drive near MacArthur Boulevard. 

Upon arrival, first in units found a single car accident with four patients. Three of the patients were quickly extricated while the fourth patient was trapped requiring extrication tools. 

Costa Mesa Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority assisted Newport Beach Fire Department at the incident. In total, approximately 20 firefighters from all three departments responded to the call. 

All four patients were transported to local area trauma centers. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Newport Beach Police Department. 

Police Files

After three trials, man finally sentenced to life in prison for 1981 Newport Beach murder

James Andrew Melton, 65, Los Angeles, was sentenced Thursday, April 12 to life in state prison without the possibility of parole after his third trial for the 1981 murder of a 77-year-old victim he met through a magazine ad.

Melton formulated a plan to meet and rob older, wealthy men interested in romantic encounters. In October 1981, the defendant met the victim, 77-year-old widow Anthony Desousa, through a male companionship advertisement placed in The Advocate.

On October 12, 1981, the victim agreed to pick up Melton at the Disneyland Hotel and bring him back to his residence in Newport Beach. Once inside Desousa’s home, Melton bound the victim and then beat and strangled him to death. The defendant robbed the victim and burglarized his home, taking jewelry and several personal belongings before fleeing the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

On or about October 13, 1981, the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) received a request for a welfare check at the victim’s residence and discovered the victim’s body.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) located the defendant with the victim’s vehicle and arrested Melton on October 6, 1981.

Melton was originally tried in November of 1982 and the jury convicted the defendant of burglary, robbery and first-degree murder, and found to be true the special circumstances of murder in the commission of a burglary and murder in the commission of a robbery on December 1, 1982.

On March 18, 1983, the defendant was sentenced to death. The California Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the conviction on March 3, 1988.

On January 19, 2007, United States District Judge Robert M. Takasugi granted a petition for writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that Melton was mentally incompetent at the time of his trial.

The court found that the defendant was improperly medicated with excessive doses of psychotropic drugs and as a result caused the defendant to lack a rational understanding of the proceedings against him and therefore deprived him of the ability to participate in his defense in a rational manner at trial.

On May 18, 2012, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas informed the court that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office would not be seeking death in the retrial.

On August 30, 2012, the Honorable Judge William Froeberg denied the defendant’s request to dismiss the case based upon his denial of a speedy trial.

In May of 2014, the case went to trial and resulted in a mistrial.

The case was re-assigned to the Honorable Greg L. Prickett and the defendant’s third trial began on May 14, 2017.

Thursday, Melton was found guilty of first degree murder, burglary and robbery, plus special circumstances including murder during the commission of a burglary and murder during the commission of a robbery.

His sentence is life in state prison without the possibility of parole.

Community prescription drug take-back day planned

On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at two locations: OASIS Senior Center at 801 Narcissus Ave. (Main Entrance) and Hoag Hospital, Sunset View Parking Lot (lower campus, first left when entering from PCH), 1 Hoag Road.

This event gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by removing potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. Anyone with medications to dispose of can bring them to either of the designated locations for quick and easy drop-off. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

Medicines that are languishing in your cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. The traditional methods of disposing of unused medicines – like flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash –pose potential safety and health hazards, but National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe and straightforward solution.

For additional information on this event, visit the DEA’s website at www.dea.gov.


Fire Files

Newport Beach Fire, with a little help from friends, knocks down residence fire

Yesterday, April 9 at 3:22 p.m., firefighters from the Newport Beach Fire Department, with assistance from Costa Mesa Fire Department and Orange County Fire Authority, responded to a two-alarm structure fire in the 2600 block of Alta Vista in Newport Beach.

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Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story, single-family residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story. The residence was occupied, and all occupants were able to safely evacuate. First units on scene immediately went to an interior attack on the second story and the roof. Due to their efforts, the fire was limited to the involved structure. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 


DUI Arrests

Felipe DeJesus Lopezperez, 18, Costa Mesa – Tuesday, June 26

Jesus Manuel Sandoval, 21, Santa Ana – Tuesday, June 26 

Nancy Denise Lorenz, 60, Campbell – Saturday, June 23 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, June 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Robert Aguirre, 21, Chino

Darryl Jon Hart, 49, Kapolei

W. Coast Highway I 1200 Block I Driving while Suspended, Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

11:59 p.m. Mateo Andres Estrada, 27, Santa Ana, was arrested for driving while suspended, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Coast Highway & Marigold Ave. I Warrants

7:51 p.m. Amber Nicole Linford, 29, Fair Oaks, was arrested for five outstanding warrants. Bail was set at $177,500.

E. Coast Highway & Marigold Ave. I Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

7:21 p.m. Blake Oliver Newman, 30, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Tustin Ave. & Emerson St. I Costa Mesa I Paraphernalia and Narcotics

7:05 p.m. Kory Robert Nielsen, 32, Mission Viejo, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

6:50 p.m. Alexander Casler Tadlock, 29, Carlsbad, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Orchid Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Warrant

9:07 a.m. Isaac James Foelber, 43, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and for a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $35,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Fight

7:11 a.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for fighting or challenging fighting. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. & Mesa Drive I Warrant

3:45 a.m. Jeovany Elias Pinedo, 31, Los Angeles, was arrested on a warrant related to driving while suspended. Bail was set at $35,000.

Monday, June 25

San Miguel Drive I 1600 Block I Warrant

12:37 p.m. Cristina Clark, 52, Newport Beach, was arrested for a warrant related to being drunk in public. Bail was set at $1,500.

19th St. & Court Ave. I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Drinking in Public and Warrant

2:43 a.m. Mark Allen Sutton, 30, Moreno Valley, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and a warrant related to methamphetamine. Bail was set at $5,000.

2:33 a.m. Ryan Edward Warmoth, 32, Yucca Valley, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Sunday, June 24

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Edgar Arcadio Avendano, 33, Los Angeles

Sergio Rene Reyes, 21, Riverside

Eric Barrera, 31, Huntington Beach

Amethyst Ave. I 100 Block I Paraphernalia

10:19 p.m. Naomi Hope Burdick, 34, Ontario, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

13th St. & W. Ocean Front Alley I Controlled Substance, Burglary Tools and Paraphernalia

7:04 p.m. Raul Jr. Valdes, 53, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Irvine Ave. I 800 Block I Vandalism

5:55 p.m. Michael Yoseph Abbara, 33, Newport Beach, was arrested for vandalism by destroying other’s property. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Balboa Blvd. & 23rd St. I Receiving Stolen Property and Probation Violation

4:41 p.m. Cody James Gourdin, 27, Newport Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value less than $950 and for a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $500.

Baywood Drive I 100 Block I Trespassing

3:56 p.m. David Patrice Thomas, 45, Laguna Beach, was arrested for trespassing by occupying property without consent. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway I 2200 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer, Under the Influence and a Warrant

12:35 p.m. Clark Douglass Roberts, 26, San Clemente, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a warrant related to robbery. Bail was set at $2,500.

Seashore Drive I 4300 Block I Under the Influence

8:29 a.m. Robert Marquez Jensen, 40, Brawley, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Placentia Ave. & Production Place I Paraphernalia and Under the Influence

3:15 a.m. Robert Roy Stell, 30, Downey, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Channel Road & Ocean Blvd. I Controlled Substance and Illegal Transport

1:21 a.m. William Douglas Rodriguez, 27, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and illegal transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $2,500.

Saturday, June 23

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Cristina Clark, 52, Newport Beach

Sherington Place I 1800 Block I Battery, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Trespassing

11:49 p.m. Haley Morgan Tucker, 23, Costa Mesa, was arrested for battery of a peace officer, obstructing/resisting a peace officer and trespassing for refusing to leave a property. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Smoking within 100 Feet of the Beach, False ID and a Warrant

7:40 p.m. Angel Henry Lopez, 19, Victorville, was arrested for smoking within 100 feet of the beach, false identification to a specific peace officer and a warrant. Bail was set at $50,500.

Irvine Ave. I 1100 Block I Trespassing, False ID and Probation Violation

11:18 a.m. Christopher Burl Nichols, 36, Westminster, was arrested for trespassing by occupying a property without consent, false identification to a specific peace officer and felony probation violation. Bail was set at $500.

59th Street & Seashore Drive I Warrant and Tear Gas

9:35 a.m. Anabel Avila, 35, Santa Ana, was arrested for being a felon in possession of tear gas and for a warrant related to possession of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $10,500.

Placentia Ave. & 17th Street I Costa Mesa I Under the Influence and Controlled Substance

12:48 a.m. Guillermo M. Garces Guzman, 39, Costa Mesa, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Noise

12:22 a.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for making loud noises. Bail was set at $500.


DUI Arrests

Haley Nicole Datt, 20, Costa Mesa – Friday, June 15

Dung Tien Nguyen, 36, Santa Ana – Friday, June 15

Renee Jeanette Bemis, 40, Newport Beach – Thursday, June 14

Alfredo Cabreraleal, 34, Costa Mesa – Thursday, June 14 (with prior)

Kristina Ashlie Castro, 26, Whittier – Thursday, June 14

Christopher James Martin, 32, Newport Beach – Thursday, June 14

Incident Reports

Friday, June 15

5:57 p.m. Robert Carl Munson II, 51, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public,

Newport Center Drive & Anacapa Drive I Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance

12:05 a.m. Kyle Edward Swallow, 24, Valencia, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Hospital Road I 300 Block I DUI Alcohol, Excessive Speed, Unsafe Lane Change, False Evidence of Age

1:54 a.m. Haley Nicole Datt, 20, Costa Mesa, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, excessive speed, an unsafe lane change, and possession/use of false evidence of age. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Warrant

2:45 p.m. Brian Robert Schaar, 32, Lake Forest, was arrested on a warrant related to being drunk in public and being under the influence of drugs. Bail was set at $20,000.

Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Shoplifting and Trespassing

3 p.m. Reese Mitchel Westenberger, 53, Laguna Beach, was arrested for shoplifting and trespassing – refusing to leave a property. Bail was set at $500.

Orange Street & Beach Drive I Possession of Paraphernalia

8:39 p.m. Yitzak Gonzalez, 26, Costa Mesa, was arrested for unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

16th Street I 1500 Block I Minor Possession of Alcohol, Drinking in Public/Open Container

10:56 p.m. A minor, 19, Newport Beach, was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, drinking in public and having an open container of alcohol while driving. Bail was set at $500.

Thursday, June 14

Via Lido & Newport Boulevard I DUI Alcohol and Unsafe Speed for Prevailing Conditions

2:10 a.m. Christopher James Martin, 32, Newport Beach, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving at an unsafe speed for prevailing conditions. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Center Drive I 500 Block I Petty Theft, Obstruction/Resisting Arrest of a Peace Officer, Trespassing, and Parole Violation 

11:35 a.m. Gonzalo Hernandez, 25, Anaheim, was arrested for petty theft from buildings, obstruction or resisting an arrest of a peace officer, trespassing, refusing to leave a property, and a parole violation. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 500 Block I Petty Theft and Trespassing

11:53 a.m. Jennifer Nicole Lamarque, 29, Garden Grove, was arrested for petty theft from buildings and trespassing – refusing to leave a property. Bail was set at $500.

16th Street I 2300 Block I DUI Alcohol and Drugs and Driver Possessing an Open Alcohol Container

12:46 p.m. Renee Jeanette Bemis, 40, Newport Beach, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and having an open container of alcohol while driving. Bail was set at $2,500.

Old Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Disorderly Conduct Alcohol

4:27 p.m. Stephen Andre Fontaine, 62, Santa Ana, was arrested for disorderly conduct concerning alcohol. Bail was set at $500.

MacArthur Boulevard I 4600 Block I DUI Alcohol with a Prior

4:51 p.m. Alfredo Cabreraleal, 34, Costa Mesa, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol with a prior. Bail was set at $10,000.

Jamboree Road & Bayside Drive I Drinking in Public, Open Container and Probation Violation

5:57 p.m. Robert Carl Munson II, 51, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public, having an open container of alcohol, and a probation violation. Bail was set at $15,000.

Mesa Drive I 1500 Block I Parole Violation and Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Narcotics

11:14 p.m. Richard Anthony Castellano, 23, Newport Beach, was arrested on a parole violation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Wednesday, June 13

23rd Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Drinking in Public, Open Container, Disorderly Conduct, Throwing a Cigarette

1:55 p.m. Stephanie Scaramella, 55, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking alcohol in public, disorderly conduct for alcohol, and throwing/discharging a cigarette onto a highway. Bail was set at $500.

Birch Street I 4800 Block I Paraphernalia and Controlled Narcotic Substance 

2:24 p.m. Kyle Edward Swallow, 24, Los Angeles, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500. 

Hilaria Way I 4000 Block I Probation Violation, Controlled Narcotic Substance and Under the Influence 

6:44 p.m. Johnny Ignasio Puzzio, whose age was listed as 99, was arrested for felony probation violation, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Westminster I Springdale Street I 1400 Block I Fireworks w/o Permit and Unclassified Fireworks

7:37 p.m. Donnell Keith Parma, 33, Long Beach, was arrested for selling/using unclassified fireworks and possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

Superior Ave. & Ticonderoga Street I Disorderly Conduct

9 p.m. Windy Noelle Mattison, 45, Huntington Beach, was arrested for disorderly conduct for alcohol. Bail was set at $500.

Ocean Blvd & 1st Street I Warrant

10:53 p.m. Scott Betancourt, 22, Santa Ana, was arrested for a warrant. Bail was set at $5,000.


DUI Arrests

Tina Louise Duitsman, 36, Temecula – Friday, June 29

Robert Boudinot Swanson, 24, Newport Beach – Thursday, June 28 

Myles Robert Torske, 26, Garden Grove – Thursday, June 28

Sylvia Elisabeth Valenzuela, 60, Ontario – Thursday, June 28 

Incident Reports

Friday, June 29

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Laura Leeann Seibert, 46, Orange

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Drinking in Public and Smoking within 100 Feet of the Beach

4:28 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for drinking in public and smoking within 100 feet of the beach. Bail was set at $100.

Balboa Bay & W. Coast Highway I Drinking in Public and a PRCS Violation

1:46 a.m. Alfredo Delasancha, 23, Santa Ana, was arrested for drinking in public and on a PRCS violation/10-day flash hold. Bail was set at $50.

1:42 a.m. Fernando Ceja, 34, Costa Mesa, was arrested for drinking in public and on a PRCS violation/10-day flash hold. Bail was set at $50.

Thursday, June 28

Polaris Drive & Morning Star Lane I Narcotics, Smoking within 100 Feet of the Beach and Using the Beach after Dark

11:28 p.m. Hamzah Anwar Zatar, 25, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, smoking within 100 feet of the beach and using the beach after closing. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. Ocean Front I 3400 Block I Warrant

5:04 p.m. Jessica Naomi Kanin, 35, Irvine, was arrested for a warrant related to being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Birch Street I 3900 Block I Marijuana for Sale and Riding a Bike on Sidewalk

11:18 a.m. Gerald Scott Croteau, 46, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and riding a bike on the sidewalk. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Continuing Prohibited Conduct, Loud Noise from a Sound Making Device and Maintaining a Public Nuisance

11:01 a.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for continuing prohibited conduct, creating loud noise from a sound making device and maintaining a public nuisance. Bail was set at $500.

32nd Street & Villa Way I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Carrying a Switchblade Knife

10:11 a.m. Ricardo James Jefferson Jr., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and carrying a switchblade knife on his person. Bail was set at $2,500.

Wednesday, June 27

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Adonis Hercules-Ayala, 27, Santa Ana (Drugs)

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Paraphernalia and Sleeping in a Vehicle

8:53 p.m. Michael Kevin Murphy, 58, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and sleeping in a vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

Poppy Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Transporting to Sell Narcotics, Driving w/o a License, Possession of Narcotics and Embezzling a Leased/Rented Vehicle

8:28 p.m. Joselito Alfredo Guevara, 32, Los Angeles, was arrested for transporting a narcotic/controlled substance for sale, driving without a license and possession for sale of a narcotic/controlled substance. Bail was set at $25,000.

8:02 p.m. Ashley Melissa Diaz, 29, Los Angeles, was arrested for embezzling a leased/rented vehicle, possession for sale of a narcotic/controlled substance and transporting a narcotic/controlled substance for sale. Bail was set at $30,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Loud Noise from a Sound Making Device

8:10 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for creating loud noise from a sound making device. Bail was set at $500.

Shalimar Drive I 600 Block I Costa Mesa I Grand Theft and Burglary

10:44 a.m. Renita Aurora Towery, 48, Costa Mesa, was arrested for grand theft from a building and commercial burglary with no forced entry. Bail was set at $20,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Battery

9:45 a.m. Yvonne Marie Nortonalarcon, 58, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

54th & Seashore Drive I Paraphernalia

5:16 a.m. Larry Howard Brecht Jr., 42, Stevenson Ranch, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway & Jamboree Road I Deceptive Government Identification and Driving w/o a License

2:12 a.m. Gilbert Roldan, 19, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of deceptive government identification. Bail was set at $500.

2:09 a.m. Javier Pena Flores, 18, Santa Ana, was arrested for driving without a license. Bail was set at $500.

Rue Fontainbleau I 00 Block I Paraphernalia

2:01 a.m. Edward Manfred Carmen, 55, Fountain Valley, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.


DUI Arrests

Armando Romo Reyes, 35, Irvine – Friday, June 22

Lisa Angeline Jaime, 39, Newport Beach – Friday, June 22 

Jonathon Henry Collins, 30, Costa Mesa – Thursday, June 21 

Isaiah Ali Parrish, 23, Severn – Thursday, June 21

Incident Reports

Friday, June 8

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kortney Durae Oliver, 43, Gilbert 

E. Balboa Blvd. & Cypress Street I Controlled Substance

10:50 p.m. Alfonso Jay Tiscareno, 48, Orange, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Balboa Blvd. & Adams Street I Receive Stolen Property

9:19 p.m. Robert Marquez Jensen, 40, Brawly, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

Santa Ana Ave. & Orchard Drive I Under the Influence, Narcotics and Paraphernalia

3:52 p.m. Cody Thomas Axt, 25, Corona, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

3:40 p.m. Justin Mark Lacono, 25, Corona, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Bayshore Drive & W. Coast Highway I Nudity and Warrant

3:13 p.m. Wayne Anthony Carey II, 26, Santa Ana, was arrested for public nudity and a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,500.

19th St. & W. Balboa Blvd. I Warrants

11:45 a.m. Michael Jesse Huerta, 27, Anaheim, was arrested on warrants related to battery and a suspended license. Bail was set at $15,000.

Dover Drive I 2000 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Use of a Park After Hours

4:00 a.m. Marcus James Bockman, 32, Santa Monica, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and using a park after hours. Bail was set at $500.

48th St. & River Ave. I Driving w/o a License, Narcotics, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Burglary Tools and Possession of Stolen Mail

2:57 a.m. John Ralph Regan Jr., 32, Huntington Beach, was arrested for driving without a license and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $500.

2:53 a.m. Michael James Engler, 33, Downey, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and possession of mail. Bail was set at $500.

2:53 a.m. Kristeena Marie Barela, 32, La Habra, was arrested for possession of burglary tools and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Blvd. I 3300 Block I Controlled Substance, False Personation and Warrants

12:35 a.m. Scott William Roberts, 25, Ojai, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, false personation of another and warrants. Bail was set at $40,000.

Thursday, June 7

Dover Drive & Norfolk Lane I Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Marijuana Prohibited Activities, Operating Vehicle with Window/View Obstructed and Inadequate Mufflers

10:10 p.m. Toni Yeri Hernandezloza, 19, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana, marijuana prohibited activities, operating a vehicle with a window or view obstructed and inadequate mufflers. Bail was set at $500.

10:10 p.m. Luis Enrique Barriosmiranda, 20, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. I 1100 Block I Narcotics and Paraphernalia

1:06 p.m. John Alexander Wesley Ansted, 40, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Center Drive I 1000 Block I Entering a Non-Commercial Dwelling

12:49 p.m. Miguel Viramontes, 38, Weslaco, was arrested for entering a non-commercial dwelling. Bail was set at $500.

Jasmine Ave. & Ocean Blvd. I Driving w/o a License and Paraphernalia

4:51 a.m. Daniel De La Cruz Hermida, 23, Corona, was arrested for driving without a license and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Wednesday, June 6

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jason Michael Cimba, 43, Oceanside

Warren Richard Geis, 31, Irvine

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Threatening Crime, Outside Pedestrian Yield, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer, Trespassing, Jaywalking and Warrants

7:45 p.m. Justin Lymm Haggard, 41, Santa Barbara, was arrested for threating a crime with the intent to terrorize, being on the roadway outside the pedestrian yield, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, trespassing for refusing to leave a property, jaywalking and warrants. Bail was set at $20,500.

22nd Street & W. Ocean Front I Fireworks

10:20 a.m. Robert Valdez, 44, Fontana, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

32nd Street & Newport Blvd. I Controlled Substance, Appropriating Lost Property, Paraphernalia and Warrant

7:45 a.m. Luis Fernando Garcia, 26, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, appropriating lost property, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to hit and run. Bail was set at $15,000.

W. Coast Highway & Orange St. I Paraphernalia and Driving while Suspended

2:23 a.m. Jacinto Ramon Herrera, 32, Chowchilla, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and driving while license is suspended/revoked. Bail was at $500.

24th St. & Beach I Warrant

1:58 a.m. Anthony Andre Daniels, 44, Ontario, was arrested for a warrant. Bail was set at $30,000.


DUI Arrests

Ronald Dale Gates Jr., 33, Newport Beach – Tuesday, May 1

Michael David Guarino, 25, Cypress – Monday, April 30

Jason Clement Rillings, 33, Costa Mesa – Monday, April 30

Jesus Ignacio Verdin Gonzalez, 30, Santa Ana – Sunday, April 29

Massyld D. Yelsi, 25, Lake Forest – Sunday, April 29 (with Prior)

William Grant Wood, 48, Newport Beach – Sunday, April 29

Cory Michael Yriarte, 29, Anaheim – Sunday, April 29

Richard Lee Talbert, 49, Costa Mesa – Saturday, April 28

Dennis Alfred Rhyne, 75, Laguna Hills – Saturday, April 28

Eleen Tran, 26, Laguna Niguel – Saturday, April 28

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Gregory Thomas Dessau, 38, Newport Beach

Francisco Javier Lopez Jr., 31, Laguna Niguel

Richard Glenn Swinford, 50, El Paso

Allison Phaphol, 32, Fresno

Phosy Vilaysack, 33, Fayetteville

Grant Street & Seashore Drive I Warrant

6:02 p.m. Anthony John Delgado Sr., 51, Huntington Beach, was arrested for a warrant from an outside agency. No bail was set.

Newport Center Drive I Burglary, Grand Theft from Buildings, Receiving Stolen Property, Conspiracy and Burglary Tools

5:00 p.m. Jasmine Noemi Garcia, 20, Los Angeles, was arrested for grand theft from a building, conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary over $950.

4:20 p.m. Francisco Javier Gastelum Lara, 30, Hesperia, was arrested for commercial burglary by shoplifting a value greater than $950, receiving stolen property greater than $950, a conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $20,000.

Santa Barbara Drive I 800 Block I Grand Theft (2 counts), Burglary and Warrant

11:44 a.m. Vincent Thanh Nguyen 29, Fountain Valley, was arrested for two counts of grand theft, commercial burglary with a forced entry and a warrant. Bail was set at $20,500.

17th Street & Orange I Costa Mesa I Controlled Substance, Narcotics, Addict Driving Vehicle and Paraphernalia

12:40 a.m. Sarah Jane Hoxie, 33, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, being an addict driving a vehicle and possession of unlawful paraphernalia.

University Drive I 2200 Block I Narcotics, Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste and Paraphernalia

12:26 a.m. Lindsay Hannah Nicely, 26, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, illegal transport of sharps waste and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

University Drive & Irvine Ave. I Taking Auto w/o Consent, Cocaine Base for Sale, Controlled Substance for Sale, Grand Theft: Auto and PRCS Revocation

12:24 a.m. Emery Leonard Scott Jr. 30, Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for taking an auto without owner’s consent, possession of a cocaine base for sale, grand theft: auto and PRCS Revocation. Bail was set at $30,000.

Monday, April 30

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Justin A. Burns, 47, Costa Mesa

James Joseph Higdon, 61, Anaheim

Blue Gum Lane I 1200 Block I Identity Theft, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Narcotics

10:31 p.m. Kimberly Ann Harris, 24, Newport Beach, was arrested for identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000.

9:48 p.m. James Douglas Ballard, 27, Big Bear City, was arrested for identity theft, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $20,000.

16th Street I 1800 Block I Battery

5:24 p.m. Gabriel Ben Wulf Shapiro, 19, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Superior Ave. & W. Coast Highway I Paraphernalia and Parole Violation

2:57 p.m. Eric Antonio Flores, 55, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a parole violation. Bail was set at $500.

Placentia Ave. & Superior Ave. I Drink in Public

11:19 a.m. Penelope Jo Bennett, 48, Costa Mesa, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Jamboree Road I 4600 Block I Narcotics, Driving while Suspended, Controlled Substance, Narcotics, Paraphernalia and Warrant

9:55 a.m. Thomas James Bryant, 38, Fullerton, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, driving while suspended and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

9:48 a.m. Diana Rose Dick, 33, Laguna Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $20,000.

Sunday, April 29

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Patrick Beraht Schoenberg, 26, Newport Beach

Cody Jordan Harmon, 26, La Habra

MacArthur Blvd. I 4200 Block I Warrant

10:23 p.m. Rick Taloa, 55, Whittier, was arrested for a warrant related to civil contempt. Bail was set at $15,000.

Saturday, April 28

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kelie Marie Richie, 36, Scotts Valley

31st Street & Balboa Blvd. I Assault and Battery

8:19 p.m. Erik George Nelson, 25, Lake Forest, was arrested for assault and battery. Bail was set at $500.

45th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Passenger 16+ Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Narcotics, Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste and Warrant

7:31 p.m. Suzanne Marie Martinez, 34, Santa Ana, was arrested for being a passenger 16+ and failing to wear a seatbelt, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, illegal transport of sharps waste and a warrant related to a red-light violation. Bail was set at $10,500.

Industrial Way & Superior Ave. I Costa Mesa I Driving while Suspended and False ID 

1:44 p.m. Shalyk Alexander Younger, 24, Long Beach, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked and presenting false identification to a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 1400 Block I Paraphernalia and Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste

11:03 a.m. Joshua Lancaster West, 42, Mission Viejo, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and the illegal transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. I 2300 Block I Battery

12:48 a.m. Nicholas Albert Squire, 28, Wilmington, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.


DUI Arrests

Bryant Griffin, 49, Riverside – Thursday, July 5

Ahmed Galal Younes, 43, Irvine – Thursday, July 5

Maurice Terrell Shaw – Wednesday, July 4

Incident Reports

Friday, July 6

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Erik Dave Tinnesen, 43, Newport Beach

No location given I Warrant

7:20 p.m. Guy Matthew Sacco II, 27, Corona, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $100,000.

Seashore Drive & Summit St. I Parole Violation, Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Probation Violation

9:01 a.m. William Charles McConaughy, 25, Newport Beach, was arrested for a parole violation, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and on a parole violation. Bail was set at $10,000.

Corella I 1100 Block I Burglary and Attempt to Commit a Felony Crime

9:25 a.m. Olga Schopfer, 38, Anaheim, was arrested for residential burglary with no forced entry and an attempt to commit a felony crime. Bail was set at $50,000.

Thursday, July 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Sue Katheryn Schmidt, 56, Newport Beach

Case John Donahue, 25, El Dorado Hills

Aleksandr Jayson James Peters, 21, Riverside

Zachary Allen Dawson, 24, Yorba Linda

James Louis Soulek, 43, Newport Beach

Luke Thomas Strosser, 36, Costa Mesa

Erika Lizette Leonvillegas, 36, Upland

Paige Kaitlin Empey, 22, Costa Mesa

Bayview Circle & Bayview Place I Miscellaneous Fish and Game Code

10:55 p.m. Francisco Montesruano, 55, Greely, was arrested on two miscellaneous fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

10:53 p.m. Balmore Villeda, 40, Denver, was arrested on two miscellaneous fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

10:49 p.m. Edwin David Escobar, 42, South Gate, was arrested on two miscellaneous fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

9:55 p.m. Jose Franasco Ruano, 32, Greely, was arrested on two miscellaneous fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

9:11 p.m. Jose Serrano Romero, 43, Greely, was arrested on two miscellaneous fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

46th St. & W. Ocean Front I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

8:31 p.m. Nella Maria Villano, 54, Cypress, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Superior Ave. I 1400 Block I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

7:47 p.m. Sergio Manuel Martinez, 54, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

19th St. & W. Bay Ave. I Warrant

3:32 p.m. Douglas John Robbio, 50, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to theft. Bail was set at $10,000.

MacArthur Blvd. I Warrant

3:08 p.m. Angelina Marie Padilla, 39, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant related to DUI. Bail was set at $15,000.

W. Coast Highway & Dover Drive I Drinking in Public

12:10 a.m. Peter James Morris, 24, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Wednesday, July 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jordan George Paulus, 23, Newport Beach

Nicole Danielle Pirez, 19, Pomona

Jessica Ramirez, 25, Buena Park

James Aloysius McKelvey IV, 30, Newport Beach

Devin Marie Alaniz, 25, La Habra

Kush Rahul Parik, 22, Walnut

Salar Alborz Hosseinzadeh, 27, San Francisco

Jared Richard Ameis, 21, Phoenix

Adam Joseph Scimeme, 22, Aliso Viejo

Lauren Taylor Dody, 24, Newport Beach

Jared Richard Ameis, 21, Phoenix

Keith Charles Kerrins, 54, Newport Beach

Callan Jeffrey Little, 21, San Marcos

Cassandra May Hildreth, 35, Corona

Michael John Cambianica, 29, Glendale

Dillon Luis Araque, 24, Los Angeles

Alex Leise, 26, Newport Beach

Christine Louise Vert, 53, Newport Beach

Trevor Patrick Dietmeier, 22, Mesa

Jacob Leonard Rosenblatt, 21, Fort Lee

Cole Vincent Aidnik, 21, Newport Beach

Colin Larocca Caver, 20, La Crescenta

James Joseph Higdon, 61, Anaheim

Noah James Lawson, 21, Newport Beach

Stewart Barkley Malcolm, 28, Pleasant Hill

Jacob Michael Hay, 23, Newport Beach

Milan Mandaric Baldini, 20, Hillsborough

Jonathon Mathew Estrada, 28, Buena Park

Back Bay Drive I 1100 Block I Appropriating Lost Property and a Warrant

11:46 p.m. Ryan Manley Lolin, 28, Anaheim, was arrested for appropriating lost property and for a warrant relating to annoying or molesting a child. Bail was set at $1,000.

23rd St. & Newport Blvd. I Drinking in Public

11:30 p.m. Tanuj Khurana, 32, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Fern St. & W. Ocean Front Alley I Fireworks without a Permit and Using, Selling, Handling Fireworks

10:46 p.m. Juan Carlos Reyes, 21, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit and using, selling, handling fireworks. Bail was set at $500.

Dover Drive I 2000 Block I Assault and Battery

10:35 p.m. Michael Andrew Stanley, 47, Newport Beach, was arrested for assault and battery. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Warrant

10:14 p.m. Ralph Pierpoint Morgan IV, 34, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to drawing a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $15,000.

Orange St. & Beach I Fireworks without a Permit

10:10 p.m. James Anthony Muro, 29, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

Fern St. & Beach I Fireworks without a Permit and Using, Selling, Handling Fireworks

10:00 p.m. Ashley Gonzalez, 21, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit and using, selling, handling fireworks. Bail was set at $500.

W. Balboa Blvd. & Island Ave. I Fireworks without a Permit

9:48 p.m. Evan Anthony Houston, 26, Pomona, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. No bail set. 

Santa Barbara Drive I 1000 Block I Narcotics and Vandalism

9:47 p.m. Samuel Charles Zillwood, 21, Scottsdale, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and vandalism by damaging property. Bail was set at $500.

Santa Barbara Drive I 1000 Block I Vandalism and Narcotics

9:29 p.m. Samuel Charles Zillwood, 21, Scottsdale, was arrested for vandalism by damaging property and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. No bail was set.

22nd St. & W. Ocean Front I Discharging Fireworks

9:25 p.m. Rachay Monique Lear, 43, Riverside, was arrested for discharging fireworks likely to injure. Bail was set at $500.

W. Ocean Front & 22nd St. I Fireworks without a Permit

9:15 p.m. Manuel Trinidad Hernandez, 20, Pomona, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

9:15 p.m. Edgar Omar Hernandez, 20, Pomona, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

50th St. & Seashore Drive I Fireworks without a Permit

9:10 p.m. Bruce Wally Bautista Miranda, 21, Irvine, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

9:10 p.m. James Muncaster Brown, 20, Honolulu, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

9:10 p.m. Bruce Wally Bautista Miranda, 21, Irvine, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

37th St. & Beach I Using, Selling, Handling Fireworks

8:40 p.m. Hayden Shane Church, 21, Queen Creek, was arrested for using, selling, handling fireworks. Bail was set at $100.

McFadden Place & Court Ave. I Narcotics

7:46 p.m. Luis Cambron, 21, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

48th St. I 200 Block I Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property and Fireworks without a Permit

7:40 p.m. Preston Boyd Patrick, 28, Charleston, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, receiving stolen property with a value less than $950 and possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500. 

27th St. I 100 Block I Carrying a Loaded Firearm 

6:43 p.m. Konnor Anthony Murphy, 21, Newport Beach, was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on person or in vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

40th St. & Seashore Drive I Driving while Suspended, Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and a Warrant

6:30 p.m. Timothy Girard Jackson, 36, Buena Park, was arrested for driving while suspended/revoked, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and for a warrant related to possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $4,000.

21st St. & W. Balboa Blvd. I Riding a Bicycle Under the Influence

6:25 p.m. Cathy Lynn Kanode, 55, Huntington Beach, was arrested for riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol. Bail was set at $500.

22nd St. & W. Balboa Blvd. I Battery with Serious Bodily Injury

6:10 p.m. Ray Dino Davis, 54, Hemet, was arrested for battery with serious bodily injury. Bail was set at $25,000.

I St. & E. Balboa Blvd. I Minor Possessing Alcohol and False Evidence of Age

5:45 p.m. Liam John Snashall, 19, La Canada, was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol and possessing/using false evidence of age. Bail was set at $500.

36th St. & Seashore Drive I Drinking in Public

5:01 p.m. Drew Thomas Dixon, 23, Huntington Beach, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Seashore Drive I 4100 Block I False ID and Drinking in Public

3:36 p.m. David John Erickson, 21, Huntington Beach, was arrested for presenting false identification to a specific peace officer and drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

28th Street I 100 Block I Continuing Prohibited Conduct and Maintaining a Public Nuisance

3:26 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for continuing prohibited conduct and maintaining a public nuisance. Bail was set at $500.

Seashore Drive I 4100 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Drinking in Public

2:50 p.m. Jake Ryan Talbert, 23, Newport Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

Seashore Drive & 38th St. I Drinking in Public

2:30 p.m. Jeremy Patrick Dunn, 31, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

35th St. & Seashore Drive I Minor possessing Alcohol

2:15 p.m. Alec Steven Hoff, 18, Irvine, was arrested for being a minor possessing alcohol. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway I 2700 Block I Warrant

11:49 a.m. Joseph Andrew Zamora, 22, Garden Grove, was arrested for an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $50,000.

Goldenrod Ave. & Fourth Ave. I Collection of Garbage and Recyclables

7:18 a.m. Jesse Jermaine Parker, 42, Fresno, was arrested for unauthorized collection of garbage and recyclables. Bail was $75.

Ocean Blvd., MacArthur Blvd., E. Coast Highway & Harbor View Drive I Fireworks without a Permit, Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Commit Crime, Switchblade, Robbery, Narcotics and Driving without a License

4:05 a.m. Adrian Alvarez, 19, Corona, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a switchblade in vehicle and robbery using a cutting instrument. Bail was set at $50,000.

4:05 a.m. David Romario Mendez, 22, Corona, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and driving without a license. Bail was set at $50,000.

4:05 a.m. Roberto Jonathan Romerofigueroa, 23, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of fireworks without a permit, robbery using a cutting instrument, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $50,000.

Rutland Road & Bedford Lane I Under the Influence and Paraphernalia

1:00 a.m. Christopher James Dempsey, 37, Newport Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.


DUI Arrests

Alicia Marie Smith, 46, Huntington Beach – Tuesday, June 19

Victor Segovia Jr., 31, Costa Mesa – Saturday, June 16

Jeffrey Arthur Taylor, 23, Corona – Saturday, June 16

Jeffrey Armon Tyssee, 22, El Cajon – Saturday, June 16

Incident Reports

Tuesday, June 19

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Gonzalo Hernandez, 26, Anaheim

David Andrew Parr, 28, Fountain Valley

Bayside Drive I 1000 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer

8:50 p.m. Gary Lee Bocek, 41, Oceanside, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set for $500.

W. Coast Highway & Bayshore Drive I Pedestrian Yield Failure and Under the Influence

8:36 p.m. Ernesto Leon Govea, 30, Artesia, was arrested for a pedestrian yield failure and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

E. Coast Highway & Orchid Ave. I Driving while Suspended and a Missing License Plate

7:20 p.m. Jeff Lanphere, 47, Long Beach, was arrested for driving while suspended and for failing to have two license plates on his vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

W. Ocean Front & 22nd Street I Warrant

6:51 p.m. Jesse Jimenez Garcia, 31, Fontana, was arrested for a warrant related to possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $10,000.

Bayside Drive & E. Coast Highway I Taking an Auto w/o Consent, Controlled Substance and Controlled Substance in Prison

10:13 a.m. Christopher Ill Klamczynski, 48, Santa Ana, was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in prison. Bail was set at $25,000.

Superior Ave. I 1400 Block I Paraphernalia and Warrant

2:36 a.m. Charles Arthur Oswald, 35, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and for a warrant related to a post release program violation. Bail was set at $500.

Monday, June 18

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Richard Jay Rensink, 53, San Pedro

Riley Quentin Flores, 18, Fountain Valley

W. 16th Street & Placentia Ave. I Costa Mesa I Vandalism, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Burglary Tools

7:57 p.m. Fernando Millan Guapo, 23, Costa Mesa, was arrested for vandalism by defacing property with graffiti, obstructing/resisting a peace officer and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $20,000.

Poppy Ave. & Ocean Blvd. I Driving w/o a License, False ID to a Peace Officer and

Warrants 

10:43 a.m. Jose Julian Guerrero, 34, Santa Ana, was arrested for warrants related to driving without a license and entering a crosswalk at a red light. Bail was set at $3,000.

10:37 a.m. John Alexander Sanchez, 27, Santa Ana, was arrested for driving without a license and presenting false identification to a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. I 2800 Block I Sharps Waste, Controlled Substance and Narcotics

10:15 a.m. Brandon Robert Lang, 26, Newport Beach, was arrested for illegal transport of sharps waste, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $500.

Lido Sands Drive I 5200 Block I Paraphernalia

4:51 a.m. Tamara Lynn Mecham, 39, Barstow, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Jamboree Road & Santa Barbara Drive I Warrant

3:38 a.m. Allison Nicole Harner, 35, Westminster, was arrested for a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $5,000.

27th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Driving w/o a License and Warrant

3:23 a.m. Javier Vidal Escobar, 29, Anaheim, was arrested for driving without a license and for a warrant related to possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $3,000.

University Drive I 2300 Block I Warrant

3:18 a.m. Joshua Mony Antoun, 28, Laguna Niguel, was arrested for a warrant related to a vehicle hit and run. Bail was set at $10,000.

Sunday, June 17

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Marina Andreic, 31, Foothill Ranch

Kenneth Thomas Petrick, 44, Covina

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Newport Center Drive I 600 Block I Grand Theft Auto

10:53 p.m. Tiana Marie Hayes, 33, Palm Springs, was arrested for grand theft auto. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I False Evidence of Age, Vandalism and Minor in Possession

3:16 p.m. Eduardo Garcia II, 18, Long Beach, was arrested for vandalism by defacing property with graffiti and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Bail was set at $500.

3:09 p.m. Emma Kate Gaughran, 18, Santa Ana, was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, vandalism by defacing property using graffiti and using false evidence of age. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. I 2600 Block I Battery with Serious Bodily Injury and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

2:25 a.m. Todd Bradley Moore, 48, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $25,000.

Saturday, June 16

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Gina Margaret Doyle, 42, Newport Beach

Haley Anna Horton, 26, Newport Beach

22nd Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Open Container in Vehicle and Driving while Suspended or Revoked

11:00 p.m. David Perez, 27, Ontario, was arrested for being a driver in possession of an open alcohol container and driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $2,500.

Goldenrod Ave. I 400 Block I Trespassing

10:45 p.m. Tony Rodriguez Clark, 32, Decatur, was arrested for trespassing by occupying a property without consent. Bail was set at $500.

Port Provence Place I 1900 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Vandalism, Cruelty to Child and Grand Theft

2:26 p.m. Christopher Chungyi Hsu, 37, Upland, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon using a cutting instrument, vandalism by using graffiti to deface property, cruelty to a child potentially leading to injury/death and grand theft. Bail was set at $100,000.

Kings Road I 1700 Block I Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Paraphernalia, Convicted Person with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Tear Gas, Possession of Ammo and Warrants

1:12 p.m. Fabricio Enrique Galvezceja, 25, Pico Rivera, was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on/in person/vehicle, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, being a convicted person in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of tear gas, possession of ammo by a prohibited person and warrants related to being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $25,000.

Cliff Drive I 2000 Block I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

10:28 a.m. Juan Carlos Tartre, 25, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

W. Coast Highway & Balboa Blvd. I Paraphernalia and Narcotics

12:20 a.m. Chellsie Oliana Dolesiluta, 22, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.


DUI Arrests

Miguel Sanchezantunez, 32, Newport Beach – Monday, July 2

Cori Lei Boese, 43, Tustin – Saturday, June 30 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, July 3

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Mark Wesley Thomason, 36, Irvine

Blake Andrew Julian, 52, Costa Mesa

Therese Marie Marion, 52, Newport Beach (Drugs)

Nordina St. & W. Ocean Front I Warrant

11:53 p.m. Evelyn Briana Flores, 22, Long Beach, was arrested for a warrant related to driving while suspended. Bail was set at $75,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Fight/Challenge Fight

9:20 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for fighting and challenging a fight. Bail was set at $500.

8:57 p.m. Walter Newton Betts III, 59, Costa Mesa, was arrested for fighting and challenging a fight. Bail was set at $500.

Santa Ana Ave. & 15th St. I Warrant

7:15 p.m. Donovan Ralph Lopez, 26, Santa Ana, was arrested for a warrant related to driving while suspended. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. Bay Ave. I 700 Block I Narcotics, Fictitious Checks, Marijuana and Sleeping in a Vehicle

4:48 p.m. Kai Ian McGonagle, 25, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, making/passing/publishing fictitious checks, possession of an open container of marijuana and sleeping in his vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500.

San Nicolas Drive I 500 Block I Exhibiting a Deadly Weapon, Obstructing/Resisting an Executive Officer, Threatening Crime with Intent to Terrorize and Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer

3:00 p.m. Richard Anthony Duarte Jr., 45, Laguna Beach, was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm, obstructing/resisting an executive officer, threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $50,000.

Irvine Ave. & Westcliff Drive I Controlled Substance

12:46 a.m. Tanya Anahi Renteria, 20, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, July 2

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Julio Cesar Lagarda, 48, San Clemente

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Columbia St. & Ticonderoga St. I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

8:30 p.m. Christopher James Dempsey, 37, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Center Drive I 500 Block I Grand Theft and Probation Violation

6:57 p.m. Jessica Ashley Saltarelli, 21, Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for grand theft from buildings and for a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $20,000.

University Drive & Irvine Ave. I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Narcotics

4:13 p.m. Heather McKinzey Wheeler, 22, Anaheim, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

4:10 p.m. Jeffrey Paul Quinn, 26, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

MacArthur Blvd. I 3900 Block I Narcotics, Controlled Substance, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Leash Required for Pet and Battery

8:33 a.m. Ian Kyle Murphy, 26, Alto Loma, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, failure to provide a leash for pet and battery on a peace officer. Bail was set at $2,500.

Atlanta I 8200 Block I Huntington Beach I Receiving Stolen Property, Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Warrant

8:09 a.m. Dennis Kent Moore, 55, Westminster, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

8:01 a.m. Douglas William Stottlemyer, 44, Huntington Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Sunday, July 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Omar Israel Delgado, 26, Santa Ana

Debra L. Smith, 58, Mission Viejo

Brook Allan Deford, 36, Marina Del Rey

Andrew Kevin Cronin, 22, Santa Maria

Monaco I 00 Block I Narcotics

6:40 p.m. Sebastian Que Hirschi, 19, Sherman Oaks, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

E. Coast Highway I 3100 Block I Under the Influence

6:20 p.m. Nathaniel Garcia Guest, 43, Long Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

37th St. & Balboa Blvd. I Drinking in Public and Appropriating Lost Property

4:04 p.m. Jhovany Tenorio, 19, Tustin, was arrested for drinking in public and appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

Bayside Drive I 100 Block I Receiving Stolen Property

3:21 p.m. Bryant Johnathon Garcia, 29, Newport Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Coast Drive & Ridge Park Road I Commercial Burglary, Narcotics and Paraphernalia

10:20 a.m. Frank Garrett Harmeier, 28, Huntington Beach, was arrested for commercial burglary with a forced entry, possession of narcotic controlled substances and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $250,000.

10:06 a.m. Ryan James Flowers, 37, Anaheim, was arrested for commercial burglary with a forced entry. Bail was set at $250,000.

Baywood Drive I 300 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon

4:07 a.m. Gerald Corey Burton, 44, Newport Beach, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, a firearm. Bail was set at $50,000.

Saturday, June 30

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Lafoga Byron Toia, 42, Azusa

19th Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Nitrous Oxide and a Warrant

11:12 p.m. Giovanni Flores Aguilar, 31, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of nitrous oxide and a warrant related to possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $5,000.

11:10 p.m. Pablo Gustavo Esparza, 31, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Ocean Blvd. & Dahlia Ave. I Driving while Suspended/Revoked and Unlawful Registration

7:34 p.m. Brandon Justin Gomez, 23, Corona, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked and unlawful registration with intent to deceive. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Drinking in Public

7:06 p.m. Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Appropriating Lost Property and Receiving Stolen Property

4:01 p.m. Justin Davis Steen, 47, Santa Ana, was arrested for appropriating lost property and receiving stolen property. Bail was set $500.

Santa Cruz Drive & Newport Center Drive I Drinking in Public, Pedestrian Crossing against “Don’t Walk,” and Narcotics

2:07 p.m. Benjamin Max Yeaw, 21, Santa Ana, was arrested for drinking in public, being a pedestrian crossing against a “don’t walk,” and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. 16th St. & Monrovia Ave. I Controlled Substance and Narcotics

10:06 a.m. Larissa Nixon, 26, Browns Mills, 26, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

9:45 a.m. Brandon Albert Gauweiler, 24, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Center Drive & Center Drive I Paraphernalia, False ID and Littering/Dumping Waste

8:10 a.m. Jesse Jermaine Parker, 42, Fresno, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, presenting false identification to a peace officer and littering/dumping waste. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Under the Influence and Paraphernalia

12:22 a.m. Noah Alan Nestel, 35, Orange, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $1,000.


DUI Arrests

None reported during this period

Incident Reports

Friday, May 11

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Omar Nazif, 44, Laguna Beach

32nd Street & Newport Blvd. I Vandalism

7:25 p.m. Andrew Loren Heitwit, 21, Peoria, was arrested for vandalism with possession of a drill. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 900 Block I Petty Theft

3:31 p.m. Victoria Uyenthi Nguyenboa, 21, Irvine, was arrested for petty theft from a building. Bail was set at $500.

3:31 p.m. Faiza Nadeem Ahmad, 21, Irvine, was arrested for petty theft from a building. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. & 15th Street I Marijuana, Controlled Substance and Vehicle with Obstructed Window 

12:38 p.m. Bryan Vu Nguyen, 36, Anaheim Hills, was arrested on for transporting marijuana for sale, possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle with an obstructed window. Bail was set at $10,000.

Thursday, May 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Zuly M. Pineda DeLeon, 33, Mission Viejo

Michael Anthony Masters, 53, Dana Point

Gregory A. Delovey, 45, Canton

Crystal Ave. & S. Bay Front I Warrants

11:56 p.m. Lisa Marie Brown, 47, Newport Beach, was arrested on warrants related to having a stolen vehicle or trailer obtained in a manner of theft or extortion, driving while suspended and failure to appear. Bail was set at $76,747.

11:45 p.m. Daniel Edward Wilson, 49, Monrovia, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value greater than $950. Bail was set at $20,000.

E. 19th Street & Santa Ana Drive I Costa Mesa I Marijuana

8:36 p.m. Larance Renard Hale, 24, Tatum, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway & Begonia Ave. I Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Driving w/o a License, No Registration and Warrant

8:33 p.m. Sandra Maureen Williams, 56, Yorba Linda, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, driving without a license, no registration on a vehicle/trailer and a warrant related to a vehicle bulb violation. Bail was set at $12,500.

E. Coast Highway & Begonia Ave. I Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

8:38 p.m. John Christopher Winslow, 47, Laguna Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Francisco Drive & Braemar Way I Re-Encoder, Identity Theft and Warrant

7:25 p.m. Michael Joseph Fiandaca, 31, Corona, was arrested for two counts of possession of fraudulent re-encoders, two counts of identity theft with intent to use other’s IDs and a warrant related to being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $50,000.

E. Coast Highway & Avocado Ave. I Battery

1:11 p.m. Jonathan Lee Cassano, 38, Chatsworth, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

S. Clementine I 800 Block I Anaheim I Grand Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Paraphernalia

12:01 p.m. Martin Naftel, 56, Midway City, was arrested for grand theft, receiving stolen property with a value greater than $950 and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. 16th Street I 800 Block I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

9:33 a.m. Logan Craig Clark, 34, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. Coast Highway I 4600 Block I Paraphernalia

8:35 a.m. Christopher Scott Sharp, 27, Placentia, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

San Joaquin Hills Rd. I 1500 Block I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Trespassing and Warrant

5:42 a.m. Adam Michael Quick, 37, Colton, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, trespassing by occupying a property without consent and a warrant related to grand theft. Bail was set at $2,500.

15th Street & Bolsa Ave. I Sharps Waste and Paraphernalia

4:35 a.m. Anthony Richard Paliobagis, 26, San Diego, was arrested for illegal transport of sharps waste and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Wednesday, May 9

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Matthew Stephen Higgins, 26, Amarillo

Avocado Ave. I 1500 Block I Parole Violation

11:44 p.m. Dale Ira Haviland Jr., 52, Santa Ana, was arrested on a parole violation. No bail was set.

15th Street & Beach I Felony Vandalism

11:30 p.m. Blake Donald Bassham, 20, Huntington Beach, was arrested for felony vandalism. Bail was set at $20,000.

32nd Street & Newport Blvd. I Warrant

10:25 p.m. Tyler A. Edmisten Garcia, 29, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to suspended driving privileges. Bail was set at $1,500.

W. First Street I 1500 Block I Santa Ana I Burglary, Grand Theft Fraud and Warrant

3:06 p.m. Daniellle Jonni Huerta, 32, Anaheim, was arrested for commercial burglary by fraud and/or forgery, two counts of grand theft for fraud and a warrant related to not having a valid driver’s license. Bail was set at $20,500.

19th Street & Beach I Narcotics and Drinking in Public

1:40 p.m. Adam Davi Herrera, 30, Tustin, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and drinking in public. Bail was set at $2,500.

Channel Road I 2200 Block I Narcotics and Drinking in Public

1:19 a.m. Maitim Thach Bui, 34, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and drinking in public. Bail was set at $2,500.


DUI Arrests

Alexander Sanchez, 31, Rowland Heights – Friday, April 20

Yareli Linda Sandoval, 27, San Bernardino – Thursday, April 19

Michael Gregory Pasbjerg, 62, Santa Ana – Thursday, April 19

Alexandra Kathryn Beauregard, 28, Yorba Linda – Wednesday, April 18

Incident Reports

Friday, April 20

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jamee Erin Swain, 42, Orange

Newport Blvd. I 3100 Block I Paraphernalia, Drinking in Public and Possessing a Controlled Substance

11:05 p.m. Mario Ray Crumpacker, 57, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, drinking in public and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Bayside Drive & E. Coast Highway I Driving while License is Suspended/Revoked

2:20 p.m. Christian Enrique Chicohernadez, 21, Long Beach, was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $2,500.

Thursday, April 19

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Noemy Esmeralda Sandoval, 28, San Bernardino

Eugene Lawrence Curcio, 61, Dana Point

Balboa Pier I 00 Block I Paraphernalia and Possessing a Controlled Substance

4:25 p.m. Nathan James Nunez, 43, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Coast Highway I 3200 Block I Drinking in Public, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and a Warrant

4:18 p.m. Joni G. Crowe, 61, Santa Ana, was arrested for drinking in public, obstructing/resisting a peace officer and a warrant related to alcohol. Bail was set at $2,000.

Wednesday, April 18

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

John Daniel Simhachalam, 26, Costa Mesa

E. Bay Ave. & Medina Way I Possessing a Switchblade

9:55 p.m. Joshua Ismodes, 21, Anaheim, was arrested for possession of a switchblade in a vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

Baywood Drive I 300 Block I Warrant

6:44 p.m. Julia Anne Horton-Conroy, 51, Newport Beach, was arrested for a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $15,000.

Bristol Street I 2100 Block I Warrants

2:10 p.m. Samantha Marie Fluor, 21, Newport Beach, was arrested for warrants, one related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Jamboree Road I 3300 Block I Taking a Vehicle w/o Consent, Burglary and Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer

11:14 a.m. Abdalla M. Elbeih, 32, Ladera Ranch, was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, commercial burglary with no forced entry and obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $20,000.


DUI Arrests

Trevor Austin Robinson, 28, Orange – Monday, May 7

Eddie Jr. Hill, 42, Los Angeles – Sunday, May 6

Andreas Luis Serranosiordia, 21, Vacaville – Sunday, May 6

Gerald Corey Burton, 44, Newport Beach – Sunday, May 6

Allie Lynn Noreen, 30, Etiwanda – Saturday, May 5

Jason Scott Wilson, 24, Rancho Cucamonga – Saturday, May 5

Briana Encinas, 23, Rancho Cucamonga – Saturday, May 5

Javona Lynette Williams – Saturday, May 5

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 8

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Cristina Clark, 52, Newport Beach

W. Ocean Front & 23rd Street I Warrants

5:40 p.m. Jaymie Amber Boggs, 40, St. Peters, was arrested for two fugitive warrants. Bail was set at $200,000.

10th Street & W. Ocean Front Alley I Narcotics

6:03 p.m. Christopher Michael Hassien, 35, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale. Bail was set at $25,000.

Irvine Ave. I 1100 Block I Paraphernalia, Sharps and Warrants

9:19 a.m. Burt Jay Hanson, 25, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, illegal transport of sharps waste and warrants related to paraphernalia (two) and dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $23,000.

Irvine Ave. I 1500 Block I Narcotics and Paraphernalia

9:23 a.m. Samantha Marie Fluor, 21, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Campus & West Peltason I Irvine I Warrants

7:01 a.m. David Sergio Ortega, 26, Long Beach, was arrested for warrants related to driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $80,000.

W. Ocean Front I 2100 Block I Deadly Weapon

2:32 a.m. Casey Daniel Purser, 30, Sherman Oaks, was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm. Bail was set at $500.

W. Ocean Front I 2100 Block I Threatening Crime and Deadly Weapon

12:57 a.m. Brandon Dale Jessup, 32, Woodland Hills, was arrested for threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm. Bail was set at $50,000.

Monday, May 7

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Robert Allen Lillycrop, 59, Costa Mesa

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

Avocado Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Under the Influence

9:36 p.m. Matthew Stephens Higgins, 26, Amarillo, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. I 2300 Block I Felony Vandalism

12:32 p.m. Bradley Jamescleeton Stone, 27, Anaheim, was arrested for felony vandalism. Bail was set at $20,000.

Estelle Lane I 1400 Block I Concealed Dirk or Dagger, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Burglary Tools and Warrant

3:57 a.m. Kodie Dylan Hitchcock, 24, Buena Park, was arrested for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and a warrant for first degree burglary. Bail was set at $170,000.

16th Street I 1600 Block I Trespassing

4:24 a.m. Gilberto Jr. Lizarraga, 27, Chula Vista, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave a property. No bail was set.

Estelle Lane & Ruth Lane I Narcotics, Controlled Substance, Tear Gas and Probation Violation

4:20 a.m. Melissa Marie Goehring, 46, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, a felon purchasing, possessing or using tear gas and a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $500.

San Miguel Drive & MacArthur Blvd. I Warrant

12:39 a.m. Nia Khalilah Perry, 41, Long Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to theft. Bail was set at $30,000.

Sunday, May 6

Oceancrest I 00 Block I Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing

7:32 p.m. Francis T. Merchantdest, 35, San Diego, was arrested for residential burglary with no forced entry, receiving stolen property and trespassing by occupying without consent. Bail was set at $50,000.

Saturday, May 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Michael Charles Henderson, 23, Placentia

Hugh Forsyth Seifert, 23, Irvine

Andre Garbo Swynenburg, 32, Van Nuys

Clifford Gordon Martens, 58, Huntington Beach

Cinzia Guilietta Molla, 31, Costa Mesa

Magaly A. Ruizhernandez, 30, Huntington Beach

W, Ocean Front I Battery

11:33 p.m. Eric Andrew Smith, 46, Costa Mesa, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

W. Balboa Blvd. & 15th Street I Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

3:14 p.m. Mark Douglas Caffey, 45, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Superior Ave. & Nice Lane I Warrant

9:51 a.m. Francisco Avonce, 28, Costa Mesa, was arrested for a warrant related to being drunk in public. Bail was set at $10,000.

38th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Appropriating Lost Property, Controlled Substance and Warrant

9:26 a.m. Wayne Anthony Carey II, 26, Los Angeles, was arrested for appropriating lost property, possession of a controlled substance and a warrant related to lewd conduct. Bail was set at $3,000.


DUI Arrests

Torsten Norbert Staudinger, 32, Freiberg – Tuesday, May 15 

Anthony Jacob Naber Romero, 26, Costa Mesa – Monday, May 14

James D. Hawkins, 44, Los Angeles – Sunday, May 13

Jonathan Miao, 25, Corona – Saturday, May 12 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 15

Irvine Ave. & Sherington Place I Receiving Stolen Property and Parole Violation

3:25 a.m. Christopher Lloyd Brown, 28, Huntington Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950 and on a parole violation. Bail was set at $500.

San Joaquin Hills Road I 2300 Block I Petty Theft

3:02 p.m. Phuong Lan Thi Bui, 57, Santa Ana, was arrested for petty theft from buildings. Bail was set at $500.

Monday, May 14

Fernleaf Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Controlled Substance

11:31 p.m. Michelle Leann Zander, 32, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

62nd Street & Seashore Drive I Paraphernalia, Forging/Altering Vehicle Registration, Unlawful Plates and PRCS Revocation

9:48 p.m. Michael F. Delmonico, 56, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, forging/altering vehicle registration, unlawful vehicle plates and PRCS revocation. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway & Old Newport Ramp N I Warrant

12:53 p.m. Michael Christopher McNeil, 59, San Francisco, was arrested on a warrant related to being under the influence. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Coast Highway & Bayside Drive I Fugitive from Justice

11:40 a.m. Alan Fernandez Pinto, 25, San Diego, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice. Bail was set at $100,000.

30th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Taking Auto w/o Consent and Warrant

1:51 a.m. Jacob Jason Trantham, 27, Huntington Beach, was arrested for taking an auto without the owner’s consent and on a warrant from an outside agency. Bail was set at $70.000.

Sunday, May 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Michael Cody Gilbert, 26, Ventura

Robert William Lyons, 22, Newport Beach

W. Balboa Blvd. & W. Coast Highway I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Narcotics

11:07 p.m. Jeremy Randall MacDonald, 40, Costa Mesa, was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:50 p.m. Randall Kevin MacDonald, 66, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Balboa Blvd. I 500 Block I Robbery, Attempting to Commit Crime and Warrant

8:02 p.m. Stephen Michael Arsenault, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for robbery with a cutting instrument, attempting to commit a felony crime and a warrant for domestic violence. Bail was set at $35,000.

Deputy Circle I 2700 Block I Laguna Hills I Burglary and Taking Auto w/o Consent

5:19 p.m. Nathan John Turner, 37, Dana Point, was arrested for residential burglary with forced entry and taking an auto without the owner’s consent. Bail was set at $50,000.

Irvine Ave. I 1200 Block I Warrant

4:13 p.m. Cameron Malik Crudupt, 23, Upland, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $100,000.

Vista del Oro & Vista del Sol I Narcotics and Switchblade

12:06 p.m. Hanna Nicole Tucker, 21, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a switchblade in vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500.

San Miguel Drive I 1600 Block I Driving while Suspended/Revoked, Addict Driving Vehicle, Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

11:10 a.m. Eric T. Gainers, 57, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:48 a.m. Gerald Martin Busane, 47, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked and an addict driving a vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Blvd. I 2300 Block I Vandalism

10:43 a.m. Nathan O’Neil Hulihan, 40, Citrus Heights, was arrested for vandalism for property damage. Bail was set at $500.

28th Street & Newport Blvd. I Warrant

9:28 a.m. Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $1,500.

22nd Street & Newport Blvd. I Controlled Substance and Warrant

8:53 a.m. Sandra Lee Bettis, 28, Phoenix, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and on a warrant related to grand theft. Bail was set at $2,500.

Saturday, May 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ryan Christian Rosas, 21, Amity

Aaron Farris Wolfe, 26, Corona

Andrew Michael Ferguson, 22, Rancho Santa Margarita

Back Bay Drive I 1100 Block I Obstructing/Resisting and Battery 

10:30 p.m. Carrie Ann Rose, 44, Murrieta, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and battery on peace officer or emergency personnel. Bail was set at $2,500.

Ocean Blvd. I 3300 Block I Violating Court Order

9:19 p.m. Shawn Timothy Brack, 50, Santa Ana, was arrested for violating a court order to prevent domestic violence. Bail was set at $15,000.

Channel Place I 4400 Block I False ID, Drinking in Public and Under the Influence 

8:09 p.m. Sarah Jean Paquette, 41, Orange, was arrested for false identification to a peace officer, drinking in public and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Tustin Ave. I 500 Block I Santa Ana I Warrant

7:28 p.m. Cynthia Diaz Folk, 36, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant related to an act of child endangerment. Bail was set at $250,000.

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Warrant

5:20 p.m. Dean Frederick Lee, 56, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to battery. Bail was set at $15,000.

E. Ocean Front I 2100 Block I Warrants

3:54 p.m. Franklin Aroldo Gonzales, 23, Santa Ana, was arrested on two warrants related to DUI and driving while suspended/revoked. Bail was set at $30,000.

MacArthur Ct. & Campus Drive I Parole Violation

3:20 p.m. Jason Ghassan Alijarrah, 30, Santa Ana, was arrested for a parole violation. No bail was set.

Constellation Drive & Santiago Drive I Paraphernalia and Warrants

2:24 p.m. Juan Aguilar Martinez, 36, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and warrants related to violating a court order. Bail was set at $18,000.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Trespassing

8:22 a.m. Dennis Quang Tran, 35, Orange, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Lido Park Drive I 700 Block I Exhibiting Deadly Weapon

8:06 a.m. Ralph Pierpoint Morgan IV, 33, Costa Mesa, was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm. Bail was set at $500.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Trespassing

2:02 a.m. Paul Alexander Gill, 24, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.