Arson Saturday evening – suspect arrested
Newport Beach emergency personnel responded at 5:52 p.m. for a structure fire in the 4600 block of W. Coast Hwy.
There they arrested Christopher Scott Sharp, 26, no fixed address, for arson of an occupied restaurant. Bail was set at $250,000.
An arson was also earlier reported on Le Mans.
We will have more information in Thursday’s edition.
Robbery Saturday morning – suspects arrested
Saturday at 6:20 a.m., officers responded to MacArthur and Villagio for an armed robbery. The two suspects apprehended at the scene both had cutting instruments.
Samuel Arthur Morris, 25, no fixed address, and Trevor Nicholas Stephani, 26, Laguna Niguel, were both arrested for robbery and held with $50,000 bail each.
Slew of drug arrests this week
Newport Beach police officers had a busy week of drug busts last week, arresting four people for possession of drugs for sales.
First, on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., officers went to Huntington Beach and arrested Sean Schoepflin, 37, of Huntington Beach, for possession and transportation of narcotics for sales. His bail was $30,000.
Next up on Tuesday was Bodunrin Oriche Harrison Jr., 29, Newport Beach, at 4 p.m. on Goldenrod Avenue & E. Coast Hwy. He was nabbed for possession of narcotics for sales and held with $25,000 bail.
That wasn’t it for Tuesday – at 10:27 p.m. on 62nd Street & W. Coast Hwy, officers arrested Richard Perry Baker, 48, Tustin. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting officers, and two warrants for possession of dangerous drugs – plus possession of a controlled substance for sales. His bail was $50,000.
Finally, on Thursday at 7:09 p.m., officers went to the 18800 block of Douglass in Irvine. There they arrested Grace Jena Perez, 29, Torrance for possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics for sales, and possession of a controlled substance for sales. She was held with $25,000 bail. In addition to Perez, Lynne Charles Vanderwall, 46, of Newport Beach, was arrested on four warrants. Two of these were for violating a protective order, one was for resisting officers, and the fourth was for knowingly passing bad checks. He was held with $145,000 bail.
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