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Suspect startles victim in West Newport that leads to arrest of burglary suspect

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 14, a suspect entered a residence of the West Newport community in the 4700 block of Seashore Drive.

At approximately 2 a.m., while the victim was sleeping upstairs, the suspect located an unlocked window and removed the window screen. While attempting to enter the home, the suspect knocked over and shattered a vase waking the victim. The victim screamed and the suspect fled.

The victim contacted the police, and the suspect was taken into custody nearby at Balboa Blvd. and W. Coast Highway. Arrested was 32-year-old Luis Enrique Narcadelgado of Garden Grove, who was taken into custody on charges of residential burglary with a forced entry. He was held on $50,000 bail.

Suspect utilizes backyard patio furniture to access balcony to burglarize Mariners community home

A residential burglary occurred in the Mariners Community on Friday, June 17 in the 1100 block of Nottingham Road between 5:30-11:15 p.m.

While the victim was away, an unknown suspect accessed the backyard of the property and used patio furniture to climb to a second story balcony. On the balcony, the suspect shattered a glass door and entered the home. The suspect ransacked the master bedroom and master closet before fleeing the scene.

The loss is unknown at this time and there is no suspect information available.   

Two burglaries strike Cliff Haven area

Two residential burglaries recently occurred in the Cliff Haven community. 

The first, in the 300 block of St. Andrews Road, occurred on Wednesday, June 15 around 3:50 p.m.

With the victims were away, an unknown suspect accessed the side of the house and locating an open window. The suspect cut the screen, entered the home and started rummaging through the victims’ property.

The victims arrived home and observed the suspect vehicle parked in front of their home. When the victims opened the front door, they heard the suspect inside the residence and called out. The suspect fled via the side of the house and drove off.

Taken was jewelry and a gift card.       

Police were able to report that the suspect was a male, Hispanic, approximately 28-38 years old, wearing a grey short sleeve shirt and grey sweatpants. He was seen leaving in a white Chevy Tahoe.

The second burglary took place two days later in the 700 block of St. James Place at approximately 10 p.m.

While the victims were away, two unknown suspects accessed the backyard, located an unlocked window and removed the window screen. After climbing through the window, the suspect rummaged through drawers in various rooms in the home and ransacked the master bathroom and master closet.

Reported losses included purses.

The first suspect was described as a male with dark hair, wearing a grey hat, hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and black gloves. The second suspect was described as a male with dark hair, wearing a grey hat, grey long-sleeve shirt, black pants, blue mask and black gloves.

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.