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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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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.


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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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.


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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

David Nakasla Muchemu, 60, San Jose – Friday. May 18

Gabriel Orozco Guillen, 21, Santa Ana – Friday, May 18

Carrie Cathleen Esparza, 54, Newport Beach – Thursday, May 17

Spencer Austin Woodruff, 25, Costa Mesa – Thursday, May 17

Dejae Vargas, 32, Anaheim – Wednesday, May 16

Incident Reports

Friday, May 18

University Drive I Burglary Tools, Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Warrant

9:39 p.m. Shirley Denise Williams, 41, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

9:02 p.m. Carl Richard Johnson Jr., 37, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Exhibiting Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Threatening Crime and Obstructing Peace Officer

12:35 a.m. Chad Michael Craddock, 28, Mission Viejo, was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $50,000.

Thursday, May 17

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jose Eduardo Chamu, 21, Costa Mesa

Chase M. Soderlund, 28, Downers Grove

Melaas Noghrehkar, 38, Mission Viejo

Grant Street & Seashore Drive I Tear Gas and Bicycle Headlight Violation

12:14 a.m. Joel Daniel Hill, 31, Huntington Beach, was arrested for being a felon in possession of tear gas and a bicycle headlight/reflector violation. Bail was set at $500.

Pacific View Drive I 3100 Block I Burglary and Trespassing

9:25 p.m. Tyrone Benjamin Gilbert, 42, Houston, was arrested for commercial burglary with no forced entry and trespassing by occupying property without consent. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway & Hoag Drive I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Warrant

7:57 p.m. Nicholas Michael Sketas, 22, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $2,000.

7:57 p.m. Alexis Lin Brown, 24, Newport Beach, was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

31st Street & W. Ocean Front I Paraphernalia and Narcotics

11:26 a.m. Andrew Curcio, 27, Dana Point, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Blvd. I 2600 Block I Paraphernalia and Appropriating Lost Property

10:35 a.m. Farhad Mossawat, 43, Orange, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

19th Street & Pomona Ave. I Costa Mesa I Paraphernalia

2:50 a.m. Christina Marie Fouts, 27, Costa Mesa, was arrested for being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Wednesday, May 16

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Joseph Allen Upton, 18, Long Beach

Daniel Edward Allen, 22, Mission Viejo

Jamboree Road & Santa Barbara Drive I Warrant

6:35 p.m. Tim David McDonald, 46, Newport Beach, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice. Bail was set at $20,000.

Balboa Blvd. & 46th Street I PRCS Violation

6:09 p.m. Ryan James Sopneski, 31, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a PRCS violation/10-day flash hold. No bail was set.

Bayside Drive & E. Coast Highway I Receiving Stolen Property

4:38 p.m. Ellen Sue Kornbluth, 49, Long Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway & Bayshore Drive I Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, False Personation and Warrant

4:29 p.m. Elpidio Gerald Antolin, 63, Long Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, receiving stolen property with a value less than $950, false personation of another and a warrant related to post release supervision. Bail was set at $20,000.

Balboa Blvd. & 39th Street I Controlled Substance and Warrant

3:08 p.m. Christopher William Anchondo, 28, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and an undetermined warrant.

L Street & E. Ocean Front I Driving w/o License and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

3:27 a.m. Ericberto Gonzalez, 36, Tustin, was arrested for driving without a license and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bail was set at $500.


DUI Arrests

Alexandra Marie Bigland, 24, Newport Beach – Tuesday, May 29

Nicolas Josef Fracchia, 20, Newport Beach – Tuesday, May 29 

Ulises Torres, 20, Santa Ana – Tuesday, May 29 

Samuel Elisjah Alvarez, 21, Santa Ana – Monday, May 28

Tad Kalani Fujioka, 26, Costa Mesa – Sunday, May 27

Jacklyn Yiannira Osegueda, 24, Chino – Sunday, May 27

Eric Rosales, 40, Costa Mesa – Sunday, May 27

Melody Marie Conour, 31, Tracy – Saturday, May 26

Shelly Catherine Leonard, 47, Costa Mesa – Saturday, May 26 (with prior)

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 29

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jewell Ann Stroup, 51, Newport Beach

Newport Blvd. & 18th Street I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Addict Driving Vehicle

10:10 p.m. Kamran Abdul Rahman, 32, Mira Loma, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and being an addict driving a vehicle. Bail was set at $10,000.

Avocado Ave. & San Miguel Drive I Window Obstructed in Vehicle, Marijuana, Driving while Suspended, Fireworks

9:47 p.m. Jake Benton Laine, 20, Huntington Beach, was arrested for operating a vehicle with a window obstructed, marijuana prohibited activities, driving while license is suspended or revoked and possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I Disorderly Conduct: Prostitution

9:18 p.m. Danielle Tiarz Larsen, 24, Honolulu, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution. Bail was set at $1,000.

Paris Lane I 200 Block I Narcotics, Paraphernalia, Under the Influence

8:31 p.m. Pearce Evin Hall, 23, Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Center Drive I Disorderly Conduct: Prostitution and Paraphernalia

6:48 p.m. Shana Denise Meyer, 44, Bakersfield, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000.

Newport Center Drive I Supervising Prostitution Activities

6:34 p.m. William Maurice Dillon, 37, San Jose, was arrested for supervising prostitution activities. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I Disorderly Conduct: Prostitution

5:51 p.m. Candice Rose Hewitt, 40, San Jose, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution. Bail was set at $1,000.

Newport Center Drive I Supervising Prostitution Activities and Warrant

4:46 p.m. David Winslow Knaak, 51, Irvine, arrested for supervising prostitution activities and an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $2,000.

Newport Center Drive I Disorderly Conduct: Prostitution

4:40 p.m. Monica Eleanor Barnes, 32, Irvine, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution. Bail was set at $1,000.

Newport Center Drive I Disorderly Conduct: Prostitution

3:40 p.m. Elizabeth Marquez, 24, La Habra, was arrested for disorderly conduct: prostitution. Bail was set at $1,000.

Newport Center Drive I Pandering, Metal Knuckles, Tear Gas and Pimping

3:52 p.m. Gregory Arnaz Holloway Jr., 24, Fullerton, was arrested for pandering to procure people for prostitution, possession of metal knuckles, felon in possession of tear gas and pimping. Bail was set at $35,000.

Irvine Ave. I 1100 Block I Narcotics and Paraphernalia

9:06 a.m. Robert Tyler Bond, 21, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, May 28

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Rueben Alejandro Gutierrez, 20, Huntington Beach

Abraham Ulises Celestin, 21, Costa Mesa

Irvine Ave. & Westcliff Drive I Petty Theft

7:40 p.m. Kelly Henderson, 48, Costa Mesa, was arrested for petty theft of bicycles. Bail was set at $500.

13th Street & Beach I Drinking in Public

5:38 p.m. Leon Javier Serrano, 24, San Bernardino, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

Riverside Drive I 300 Block I Controlled Substance, Under the Influence, Burglary Tools and Paraphernalia

5:05 p.m. Joseph Juan Macchi, 41, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Hospital Road & Old Newport Blvd. I Controlled Substance

1:29 p.m. Daniel Joseph Simmons, 25, Newport Beach, was arrested on possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Cruelty to a Child

12:28 p.m. Tania Leah Holman, 32, Garden Grove, was arrested for cruelty to a child with possible injury/death. Bail was set at $100,000.

Old Newport Blvd. I 300 Block I Under the Influence

10:10 a.m. Derek Adam Hudson, 24, Corona, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Sunday, May 27

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Martin Zimmerman, 60, Costa Mesa

Floyd Murray Lyttle, 22, Costa Mesa

Cesario Pereira Santos, 34, Newport Beach

18th Street & W. Ocean Front I Warrant

11:05 p.m. Joseph Andrew Flores, 53, Roswell, was arrested on a warrant related to disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $40,000.

Santa Barbara Drive I 800 Block I Warrants

10:30 p.m. Nathan Andrew Day, 37, Newport Beach, was arrested on warrants related to contempt of court and threatening to commit a crime. Bail was set at $25,000.

W. Coast Highway I 3100 Block I Controlled Substance and Warrant

5:29 p.m. Tiffany Faye Wilson, 43, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a warrant related to burglary. Bail was set at $10,000.

Island Ave. & Edgewater Ave. I Appropriating Lost Property, Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

5:42 a.m. Joshua A. Simmons, 24, Memphis, was arrested for appropriating lost property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

E. Coast Highway & Bayside Drive I Metal Knuckles, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Probation Violation

2:53 a.m. Ramon Flores, 21, Westminster, was arrested for possession of metal knuckles, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and a felony probation violation. No bail was set.

Jamboree Onramp to N/SR 73 I Burglary Tools, Driving while Suspended, No Registration, Unlawful Display on Vehicle, Marijuana and Receiving Stolen Property

2:18 a.m. Christian Elijah Cook, 24, Victorville, was arrested for possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana one ounce or less, receiving stolen property valued at more than $950. Bail was set at $20,000.

2:18 a.m. Jermontay Deondray Belton, 22, Moreno Valley, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked, no registration, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property valued at more than $950. Bail was set at $20,000.

Palazzo I 00 Block I Tampering with Vehicle, False Evidence of Age and Warrant

1:20 a.m. Gianpierre Sergio Burga, 20, Palmdale, was arrested for tampering with a vehicle, possession of false evidence of age and a warrant related to reckless driving. Bail was set at $35,500.

Hazel Drive I 400 Block I Trespassing

12:36 a.m. Christopher Martin Zimmerman, 60, Costa Mesa, was arrested for trespassing by occupying property without consent. Bail was set at $500.

Saturday, May 26

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian Robert Schaar, 32, Lake Forest

Micah Ralph Gadberry, 59, Costa Mesa

Sea Gull Lane & Sherington Place I Taking Auto w/o Consent, Controlled Substance in Prison and Controlled Substance w/o Prescription

10:34 p.m. Jordan Meguiar Firey, 18, Newport Beach, was arrested for taking an automobile without the owner’s consent, possession of a controlled substance in prison and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bail was set at $20,000.

10:30 p.m. Jucinda Marcella Mendez, 22, Costa Mesa, was arrested for taking an automobile without the owner’s consent and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Parole Violation and Appropriating Lost Property

5:30 p.m. Thomas Stephen Cruz Miramonte, 26, Goodwill, was arrested on a parole violation and for appropriating lost property. No bail was set.

20th Street I 200 Block I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, False ID, Burglary Tools, Appropriating Lost Property and Receiving Stolen Property

2:49 p.m. Jacinto Aaron Sanudo, 22, Anaheim, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, appropriating lost property and receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $2,500.

2:46 p.m. Ismael Barba, 19, Placentia, was arrested for false identification to a peace officer, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and a warrant related to unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. I 900 Block I Controlled Substance, Appropriating Lost Property, Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste and Under the Influence

8:47 a.m. David Douglas Meyers, 31, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, appropriating lost property, illegal transportation of sharps waste and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

E. Balboa Blvd. & E. Street I Narcotics

2:44 a.m. Mariela Carrillo Alcocera, 26, Fullerton, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Blvd. I 3300 Block I Narcotics for Sale, Transporting Narcotics and Controlled Substances for Sale

1:13 a.m. Matthew Stephen Page, 21, Tustin, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale, transporting narcotics for sale and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Bail was set at $25,000.


DUI Arrests

Steven Craig Lund, 62, Irvine – Friday, June 8

Mark Alan Bryant, 53, Coppell – Thursday, June 7

Jyll Cynthia Johnson, 52, Angels Camp – Wednesday, June 6

Robert Tyler Bond, 21, Costa Mesa – Wednesday, June 6

Ryan Manley Lolin, 28, Anaheim – Wednesday, June 6

Elijah Taylor Aguirre, 23, Corona – Wednesday, June 6 (with prior)

Incident Reports

Friday, June 8

21st Place & McFadden Place I Smoking within 100 Feet of the Beach and a Warrant

10:46 p.m. Dennis Ramirez, 22, Riverside, was arrested for smoking within 100 feet of the beach and a warrant related to paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,500.

University Drive I 2300 Block I Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste and Possession of a Controlled Substance

10:30 a.m. Regan Mychal Lieser, 33, Austin, was arrested for illegal transport of sharps waste and possession of an illegal controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Thursday, June 7

Placentia Ave. & W. 16th Street I Possession of Paraphernalia and Under the Influence

10:44 p.m. Guillermo M. Garces Guzman, 39, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Placentia Ave. I 1500 Block I Parole Violation

10:28 p.m. Shane Edward McEntee Jr., 31, Newport Beach, was arrested on a parole violation. No bail was set.

24th Street I 2400 Block I Warrant

9:30 a.m. Blake Alan Krumme, 53, Mission Viejo, was arrested on a warrant related to assault with a deadly weapon. No bail was set.

Sherington Place I 1800 Block I Warrant

7:39 a.m. Charles Sinclaire Goggin, 49, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to excessive blood alcohol level. Bail was set at $1,729.

Wednesday, June 6

35th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Warrant

11:26 p.m. Lobju Roltin, 23, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Superior Ave. & Industrial Way I Under the Influence

10:27 p.m. Cassie Joy Curley, 35, Fullerton, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Dove Street & Quail Street I Fireworks w/o Permit and Unclassified Fireworks

7:25 p.m. Antonio Ramirez-Nava, 31, Fullerton, was arrested for selling/using unclassified fireworks and possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

W. Balboa Blvd. I 1600 Block I Controlled Substance and Narcotics

3:30 p.m. Micah Patrick Downey, 25, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

17th Street & Monrovia Ave. I Costa Mesa I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Narcotics

3:40 a.m. Kyle Jeffrey Sutheimer, 28, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

University Drive & Jamboree Road I Driving while Restricted, Two Plates Required and Parole Violation

2:42 a.m. Joseph Albert Juarez, 41, Rialto, was arrested for driving while license is restricted, two plates required on vehicle and a parole violation. No bail was set.


DUI Arrests

Jeffrey Curtis Palmer Jr., 43, Rialto – Friday, May 25 (with prior)

Matthew George Jackson, 55, Newport Beach – Friday, May 25 

Matthew Palmer Saucedo, 21, Newport Beach – Wednesday, May 23

Incident Reports

Friday, May 25

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Maxwell Chad Root, 23, Laguna Beach

Colin Michael Fischer, 21, Laguna Beach

Jacob Kenneth Stallbaumer, 22, Cozad 

Christopher Marshall Hare, 34, Mammoth Lakes

Via Lido & Newport Blvd. I Narcotics

11:07 p.m. Luis Enrique Ramosmontes, 24, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. 16th Street & Superior Ave. I Costa Mesa I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer

10:17 p.m. Grace H. Choi, 34, Tustin, was arrested for obstructing resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Bristol Street I 2100 Block I Controlled Substance, Under the Influence, Narcotics, Paraphernalia and Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste

10:12 p.m. Zainalabdeen Maad Al-Birmani, 19, Herndon, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and illegal transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $2,500.

W. Coast Highway I 4600 Block I Controlled Substance and Appropriating Lost Property

7:53 p.m. Chad Matthew Woodruff, 34, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $25,000.

Pomona Ave. & 16th Street I Costa Mesa I Paraphernalia

4:40 a.m. Yuridia Navarojas, 37, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

B Street & E. Balboa Blvd. I Paraphernalia

2:34 a.m. Justin Allan Vandever, 34, Hemet, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Thursday, May 24

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Micah Ralph Gadberry, 59, Costa Mesa

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Warrant

10:51 p.m. Marco Antonio Alvarez, 34, Long Beach, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. No bail was set.

Canyon Crest I 00 Block I Irvine I Robbery with Firearm and Commercial Burglary

9:45 p.m. Barry Allan Buydens, 55, Irvine, was arrested for robbery with a firearm and commercial burglary with no forced entry. Bail was set at $1,000,000.

Fourth Ave. & Dahlia Ave. I Warrant

7:46 p.m. Bradley Scott Montgomery, 49, Newport Beach, was arrested for a warrant related to possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Coast Highway I Battery

7:35 p.m. Brian James Spencer, 47, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Under the Influence

7:12 p.m. David James Dahmer, 37, Aurora, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Zenith Ave. & Bay View Ave. I Paraphernalia and Probation Violation

1:23 p.m. Raymond David Arroyo, 43, Anaheim, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $15,500.

11th Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

2:34 a.m. Giovanny Jonathan Monroy, 21, Tustin, was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bail was set at $500.

Placentia Ave. & Superior Ave. I Illegal Transport of Sharps Waste and Paraphernalia

2:12 a.m. Adam James Roseberry, 27, Costa Mesa, was arrested for illegal transportation of sharps waste and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Wednesday, May 23

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Kannon Gregory Stone, 24, Costa Mesa

San Joaquin Hills Road & N. Crown Drive I Warrant

12:20 p.m. Misty Denise Touchard, 43, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to grand theft. Bail was set at $5,900,000.

Park Newport Drive I 1300 Block I Warrant

11:58 a.m. Ronald Cedric Touchard, 59, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to grand theft. Bail was set at $5,900,000.

Coast Highway & Newland Ave. I Huntington Beach I Taking Vehicle w/o Owner’s Consent and Grand Theft Auto

2:54 a.m. Juan Jesus Moran, 27, Downey, was arrested for taking a vehicle without an owner’s consent and grand theft auto. Bail was set at $20,000.

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Receiving Stolen Property, Controlled Substance and Appropriating Lost Property

12:51 a.m. Jamil Kareem McClain, 39, Los Angeles, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, possession of a controlled substance and appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $10,000.


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

Alastair William Hurry, 22, Corona del Mar – Tuesday, June 12

Suha Mahayni, 34, Fullerton – Monday, June 11 

Miguel Angel Chavez, 28, Moreno Valley – Monday, June 11 (with prior)

Roy Villalobos, 38, Costa Mesa – Sunday, June 10

Kenneth Arthur Tyner, 29, La Mirada – Sunday, June 10

Rachel Joy Reyes, 26, Las Vegas – Saturday, June 9 

Griffin Andrew Chappell, 21, Newport Beach – Saturday, June 9

Incident Reports

Tuesday, June 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

David Ignacio Ventrua Jr., 26, Irvine

Cian Mark Mellett, 21, Fountain Valley

E. Balboa Blvd. I 300 Block I Parole Violation

9:53 p.m. Trent Neil Jones, 26, Newport Beach, was arrested for a parole violation. No bail was set.

Baypointe Drive I 1800 Block I Contempt of Court

7:03 p.m. Christopher Hanks, 43, Newport Beach, was arrested for contempt of court for disobeying a court order. Bail was set at $15,000.

San Miguel Drive I 1600 Block I Shoplifting

9:58 a.m. Kaelin Gregory Wilson, 19, San Bernardino, was arrested for shoplifting less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway & Fernleaf Ave. I Warrants

7:40 a.m. Benita Inez Turner, 39, Santa Monica, was arrested for two warrants related to possession of paraphernalia and possession of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $5,000.

15th Street & Santa Ana Ave. I Burglary Tools, Driving w/o a License and a Parole Violation

3:22 a.m. Brandon Charles Henderson, 26, Colton, was arrested for possession of burglary tools and a parole violation. No bail was set.

3:17 a.m. Michael Anthony Nicotera, 33, Corona, was arrested for possession of burglary tools and driving without a license. Bail was set at $500.

Old Newport Blvd. & Orange Ave. I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Burglary Tools

1:05 a.m. Christina Love Stubbs, 45, Diamond Bar, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $10,000.

14th Street & Beach I Controlled Substance, Drinking in Public and Paraphernalia

12:44 a.m. Jose Guadalupe Rangel, 29, Riverside, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, drinking in public, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and driving, riding or parking on the beach. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, June 11

S. Pelican Hill Road I 22800 Block I Battery

7:05 p.m. Darrell Wesley Rushing, 35, Yorba Linda, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Probation Violation and Controlled Substance

7:20 p.m. Tanner Jason Sherwood, 37, Costa Mesa, was arrested for a felony probation violation and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

W. Coast Highway I 4500 Block I Appropriating Lost Property

7:25 p.m. Kara Leann English, 37, Costa Mesa, was arrested for appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

Baywood Drive I 700 Block I Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Controlled Substance in Prison

2:24 p.m. Bruce Huynh Schlusemeyer, 40, Garden Grove, was arrested for possession of an unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in prison. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway I 3300 Block I Assault

12:04 p.m. Luis Aubeno Bautista-Esquivel, 22, Costa Mesa, was arrested for assault. Bail was set at $500.

La Jolla Drive I 200 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Threatening Crime and a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

1:23 a.m. David Benjamin Grondona, 42, Newport Beach, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bail was set at $50,000.

Sunday, June 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Monique Regalado, 38, Whittier

Eastbluff Drive I 2100 Block I Threatening Crime

1:59 p.m. Sean Michael Sweeney, 34, Buena Park, was arrested for threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize. Bail was set at $50,000.

MacArthur Blvd. I 4200 Block I Threatening Crime

12:01 p.m. Justin Lynn Haggard, 41, Santa Barbara, was arrested for threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I Petty Theft, Parole Violation and Obstruction

10:47 a.m. Gonzalo Hernandez, 26, Anaheim, arrested for petty theft, a parole violation and obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Saturday, June 9

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Corbin Cade Gaona, 27, Lubbock

Carrie Lyn Piel, 47, Newport Beach

Benjamin George Martin, 38, Newport Beach

21st Street I 200 Block I Short Barreled Rifle, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance, Materials to make a Destructive Device and an Assault Weapon

3:57 p.m. Clyde A. Kent, 69, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a short-barreled rifle, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possessing materials to make a destructive device and possession of an assault weapon. Bail was set at $150,000.

21st Street I 200 Block I Attempted Murder, Attempt to Commit a Felony Crime, Willful Discharge of a Firearm, Paraphernalia, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Controlled Substance in Prison, Ammo by a Prohibited Person, Felon with a Firearm, Shooting at Inhabited Dwelling, Obstructing an Executive Officer and Damaging Jail Property

10:41 a.m. Miguel Angel Sandoval, 41, Lake Forest, was arrested for attempted murder, attempting to commit a felony crime, willful discharge of a firearm, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance in prison, possession of ammo by a prohibited person, being a felon in possession of firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, obstructing/resisting an executive officer and damaging/destroying jail property. Bail was set at $2,000,000.


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

Thompson Flournoy Willis, 50, Newport Coast – Friday, June 1

Avery Dugan Brown, 26, Newport Beach – Thursday, May 31

Paul B. List, 25, Costa Mesa – Thursday, May 31

Tim Brian Sudbrink, 54, Orange – Wednesday, May 30

Justin Lee Bosh, 33, Rock Springs – Wednesday, May 30

Incident Reports

Friday, June 1

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa

59th Street & Seashore Drive I Paraphernalia

11:23 p.m. Nicholas Scott Melanson, 36, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

17th Street & Orange Ave. I Costa Mesa I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

9:36 p.m. Jill Ann Johnston, 52, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Burglary Tools

7:17 p.m. Christopher Duane Campbell, 27, Long Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Shoplifting

4:46 p.m. Christopher Frederick Georg, 35, Tucson, was arrested for shoplifting. Bail was set at $500.

Twilight Bluff I 00 Block I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

4:48 p.m. Tyler Scott Boucher, 35, Irvine, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Center Drive I Trespassing

8:49 a.m. Gonzalo Hernandez, 26, Anaheim, was arrested for trespassing by refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Trespassing, Indecent Exposure and Warrant

4:50 a.m. Michael Earl Ellis II, 35, Newport Beach, was arrested for trespassing by occupying property without consent, indecent exposure and a warrant related to DUI. Bail was set at $1,629.

Pomona Ave. & 17th Street I Transporting Sharps Waste and Paraphernalia

3:50 a.m. Bruce Ken Peeler, 55, Costa Mesa, was arrested for illegal transport of sharps waste and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway I Goldenrod Ave. I Driving with a Suspended License

3:37 a.m. Gregory Adam Vicomi, 29, Costa Mesa, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. & 31st Street I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Burglary Tools, Identity Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Petty Theft, Driving with a Suspended License

2:13 a.m. Heather Corienne Smith, 30, Fontana, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value less than $950, petty theft of mail packages, identity theft by possessing 10 or more documents and driving with a license that is suspended/revoked. Bail was set at $20,000.

1:48 a.m. Jason Lee Arszmann, 36, Fontana, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, identity theft with possession of 10 or more documents, receiving stolen property valued less than $950 and petty theft of mail and packages. Bail was set at $20,000.

Thursday, May 31

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Mariah Meddy Reenan, 20, Newport Beach

Kalua Lane I 1500 Block I Tustin I Narcotics and Controlled Substance for Sale

7:26 p.m. Bradley Keith Martin, 36, Tustin, was arrested for possession for sale narcotic- controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Bail was set at $25,000.

W. Ocean Front & 22nd Street I Warrant

7:16 p.m. Andy Nguyen, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for a warrant related to driving at excessive speed. Bail was set at $1,000.

W. Ocean Front & 31st I Narcotics, Paraphernalia and Warrant 

12:41 p.m. Aaron Dunbar Sawyer, 41, Lake Forest, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

12:33 p.m. Amanda Marie Sawyer, 38, Lake Forest, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $3,000.

Avocado Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Controlled Substance, Driving w/o License, No License Plate Lamp and False ID

12:38 a.m. Ruben Rodriguez Cleto Gonzales, 27, Santa Ana, arrested for possession of a controlled substance, driving without a license, failure to maintain a license plate lamp and false identification to a peace officer. Bail was set at $2,500.

Wednesday, May 30

17th Street I 100 Block I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Driving w/o a License

10:17 p.m. Christopher Andrew Cook, 42, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and driving without a license. Bail was set at $2,500.

E. Coast Highway & Carnation Ave. I Obstructing a Peace officer, Taking an Auto w/o Owner’s Consent and Attempting to Commit Felony Crime

10:15 p.m. Brittany Elizabeth Love, 20, Simi Valley, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer, taking an auto without the owner’s consent and attempting to commit a felony crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

S. Center Drive I 1100 Block I Santa Ana I Giving Fireworks to an Unlicensed person and Possessing Fireworks w/o a Permit

9:32 p.m. Carlos Manuel Guillen, 31, Santa Ana, was arrested for giving fireworks to an unlicensed person and possession of fireworks without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

32nd Street I 400 Block I Trespassing

6:45 p.m. James Joseph Higdon, 61, Anaheim, was arrested for trespassing by refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

E. Promontory Drive I 200 Block I Grand Theft

1:45 p.m. Salvador Perez Gomez, 30, Anaheim, was arrested for grand theft of bicycles. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Ocean Front & 23rd Street I Controlled Substance

10:13 a.m. Marianna Nikilayeva, 40, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Tustin Ave. & Irvine Ave. I Warrant

2:31 a.m. Baron Victor Duarte, 21, Mission Viejo, as arrested for a warrant related to disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $15,000.

Irvine Ave. I 3300 Block I Disorderly Conduct

1:05 a.m. Emmanuel Junior Camil, 26, Naples, was arrested for disorderly conduct related to loitering on private property. No bail was set.


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

Bussakorn Tannarat, 24, Anaheim – Tuesday, June 5

Sandra Lynn Bilezkijian, 41, Costa Mesa – Tuesday, June 5

Armando Hideyosi Salgado, 27, Santa Ana – Tuesday, June 5 (with prior)

Leopold Leon Leleniewski, 40, Sun City – Monday, June 4 (with prior)

Ranna Anita Bakhshi, 30, Los Angeles – Sunday, June 3

Jeffrey Richard Pereira, 22, Santa Ana – Sunday, June 3

Tyson Valderrama Murillo, 33, Newport Beach – Saturday, June 2

Incident Reports

Tuesday, June 5

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Paul Lyle Smith, 50, Irvine 

Back Bay Drive & San Joaquin Hills Road I False ID

9:34 p.m. Aquinas A. Kasbar, 18, Newport Beach, was arrested for false identification to a specific peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Balboa Blvd. I 1500 Block I Paraphernalia and Narcotics

3:39 p.m. Micah Patrick Downey, 25, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Via Lido I 3400 Block I Controlled Substance

11:20 a.m. Armando Padilla, 28, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, June 4

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

David J. Sedath, 23, Irvine

W. Coast Highway & Prospect Street I Paraphernalia

3:09 p.m. Craig Allen Ramsey, 27, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 900 Block I Shoplifting, Marijuana for Sale and PRCS Revocation

2:50 p.m. Ryan James Sopneski, 31, Fountain Valley, was arrested for shoplifting with a value less than $950, possession of marijuana for sale and PRCS revocation. Bail was set at $500.

Chaminade I 00 Block I Contempt of Court

12:47 p.m. Jeremy Elijah Goose, 47, Santa Ana, was arrested for contempt of court for a protective custody violation. Bail was set at $15,000.

Sunday, June 3

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jose Enrique Paiz, 29, Adelanto

Austin Wyatt Pritchard, 20, Huntington Beach

W. Coast Highway & W. Balboa Blvd. I Vandalism and Throwing a Substance at a Vehicle

7:23 p.m. Anthony Castillero Rodriguez, 22, Fountain Valley, was arrested for vandalism by damaging property and throwing a substance at a vehicle. Bail was set at $20,000.

San Joaquin Hills Road & MacArthur Blvd. I Trespassing, Petty Theft and Shoplifting

3:43 p.m. Reese Mitchel Westenberger, 53, Laguna Beach, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave a property, petty theft from a building and shoplifting a value less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Battery and Vandalism

10:09 a.m. Justin Lynn Haggard, 41, Santa Barbara, was arrested for battery and vandalism of property. Bail was set at $500.

Canyon Fairway Drive & Big Canyon Drive I Warrant

8:38 a.m. Man Van Nguyen, 48, Garden Grove, was arrested on a warrant related to trespassing. Bail was set at $2,500.

Observatory I 00 Block I Battery

3:00 a.m. Joshua Caleb Cordas, 19, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Saturday, June 2

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Martin Zimmerman, 60, Costa Mesa

Michael Thomas Orr, 47, Rancho Cucamonga

Evan Christian Pugrad, 21, Lake Forest

Jeffrey Donald Cates, 57, Los Angeles

Superior Ave. & W. Coast Highway I Warrant

5:40 p.m. Robert John Shaw, 59, Lake Forest, was arrested for a warrant related to being drunk in public. Bail was set at $10,000.

Old Newport Blvd. I 500 Block I Controlled Substance and Contempt of Court

11:32 a.m. Ralph Pierpoint Morgan IV, 34, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and contempt of court for disobeying a court order. Bail was set at $15,000.

Marguerite Ave. & Seaview Ave. I License Plate Violation, Leaded Cane and Marijuana

1:21 a.m. Andres Garcia, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for not having two license plates on a vehicle, possession of a leaded cane and transporting/selling marijuana. Bail was set at $500.


DUI Arrests

Viet Duy Ngo, 34, Corona – Monday, May 21

Emery Donovan Frierson, 25, Perris – Sunday, May 20

Chelsea Latoro Karston, 28, Costa Mesa – Saturday, May 19

Eric Jerome Lapporte, 25, Costa Mesa – Saturday, May 19

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 22

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Guadalupe Jr. Cuevas, 34, San Clemente

Jamboree Road I 3600 Block I Warrant

11:43 p.m. Rueben Lalo Zamarripa, 27, Hacienda Heights, was arrested for an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $45,000.

W. Ocean Front Alley & 20th Street I Illegal Transport of Sharps and Controlled Substance

6:32 p.m. Gregory Robert Blanks, 31, Long Beach, was arrested for illegal transportation of sharps waste and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, May 21

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jennifer E. Ortega Ornelas, 24, Santa Ana

MacArthur Ct. & Campus Drive I Felon Possessing Stun Gun and Driving while License is Suspended

9:08 a.m. Jose Ramon Vidrio, 27, Victorville, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a stun gun and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $500.

Sunday, May 20

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Robert Sada, 58, Costa Mesa

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Battery

8:10 p.m. Shantal Mazzi, 22, Tustin, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Cliff Drive & Aliso Ave. I Narcotics, Paraphernalia, False ID, Controlled Substance in Prison, Under the Influence and Warrant

6:47 p.m. Michelle Diane Harwood, 27, Eugene, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, false identification to a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance in prison, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a warrant related to controlled substance. Bail was set at $40,000.

6:43 p.m. Molly Clair Anton, 29, Newport Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

W. Balboa Blvd. I 3100 Block I Trespassing

5:05 p.m. Logan Garrett Matas, 20, Diamond, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Harbor Blvd. I 1900 Block I Costa Mesa I Receiving Stolen Property, Two Counts Burglary, Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Conspiracy

2:39 p.m. James Thomas Moyna, 24, Costa Mesa, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, burglary from a motor vehicle, commercial burglary with no forced entry, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

Palm Street & Edgewater Place I Under the Influence

2:17 p.m. Sherry Arlene Endres, 51, Santa Ana, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Waterfront Drive I 2200 Block I Paraphernalia

2:00 p.m. Ryan Tyler Pautsch, 36, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Castaways Lane & Dover Drive I Burglary Tools, Receiving Stolen Property, Paraphernalia, Burglary and Conspiracy

10:35 a.m. Joshua Lancaster West, 42, Mission Viejo, was arrested for possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, burglary from a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

11th Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Warrant

4:27 a.m. Elmer Perez Sararana Jr. 26, Newport Beach, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $26,000.

Saturday, May 19

Clay Street & Aliso Ave. I Petty Theft, Conspiracy, Receiving Stolen Property, Tampering with a Vehicle

10:52 p.m. Serena Cristina Zamora, 18, Newport Beach, was arrested for petty theft from a vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property less than $950 and tampering with a vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

10:47 p.m. Bryan Colin, 19, Cosa Mesa, was arrested for petty theft from a vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property less than $950 and tampering with a vehicle. No bail was set.

Jamboree Road & Back Bay Drive I Under the Influence

4:23 p.m. Farhad Mossawat, 43, Orange, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Beach & 16th Street I Appropriating Lost Property & Warrant

2:38 p.m. Douglas John Robbio, 49, Costa Mesa, was arrested for appropriating lost property and a warrant related to drug possession. Bail was set at $10,500.

43rd Street & Seashore Drive I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

12:42 a.m. Stacey Marie Finley, 40, La Verne, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.


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.