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Newport Beach

Volume 6, Issue 61  | July 30, 2021

Police Files

Burglary suspect arrested after being confronted by victim and fleeing with bike

A residential burglary reportedly occurred on Tuesday, July 13 at around 11:25 a.m. in the central Newport Beach community. While the victim was inside the residence in the 1600 block of West Oceanfront, a suspect reportedly jumped over a backyard wall to access the property.

Once inside, the suspect reportedly entered the garage through an unlocked open door. Then, while preparing to leave the residence with the victim’s bike, the victim heard noises coming from the garage and observed the suspect. He confronted the suspect who then took the bike and fled.

Newport Beach Police were called, and they located the suspect shortly thereafter, making an arrest while recovering the bike.

Ryan Ross Harris, 25, of Huntington Beach, was arrested in the 4500 block of West Coast Highway. He was charged with the burglary of a garage with no forced entry. Bail was set at $20,000.

With victim sleeping, suspect jumps wall to access residence but leaves with nothing

While a victim was sleeping in the bedroom of their residence, a burglary occurred in the Colony community on Colony Plaza at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, July 9.

The suspect entered the patio area of the unit and found access to the inside of the residence through an unlocked patio door. However, the suspect then abruptly left the residence shortly after entering and alerted the victim who heard a noise and observed him fleeing as he jumped over the surrounding patio wall.

Although there was no reported loss, a report was filed with the Newport Beach Police. The suspect was reportedly a white male.

No other information was available.

Suspect smashes window to burglarize Pelican Hill residence

Another residential burglary occurred on Canyon Terrace in the Pelican Hill community sometime between 10 a.m. on Monday, July 5 and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

While the victims were away, an unknown suspect entered the home by cutting the window screen to the master closet and then smashing the window. Once inside, the suspect rummaged through drawers and closets in the master bedroom and master bathroom before fleeing the scene.

Reported losses to the Newport Beach Police included watches, clothing, jewelry and shoes.

No suspect information was available.

Unoccupied Santa Ana Heights home latest to be victimized

An unoccupied home in the Santa Ana Heights community was burglarized sometime between 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 and 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14. The residence, located in the 1600 block of Pegasus, was accessed through a backyard side gate.

Once inside the yard, the suspect cut the screen to a bathroom window and entered through the unlocked window. The suspect did not steal any property from inside the residence before leaving through the front door.

The suspect was described to Newport Beach Police as a white male, mid-30s, approximately 5’10” and 190 lbs., with a long brown ponytail and beard.

No arrests have been made.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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