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Local arrested on alleged drug possession and sales charges 

Leah Natalie Zarian, 29, of Newport Beach, was arrested at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Irvine Ave. on a variety of drug related charges, including warrants.

Newport Beach Police encountered Zarian at 8:06 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and arrested her for alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substances without a prescription, possession of narcotics for sale and transporting narcotics for sale.

She also had outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance and for driving a vehicle while suspended or revoked for a DUI.

She was held by police on $57,500 bail.

Resident reports $49,000 theft

A crime of grand theft was reported to Newport Beach Police on Friday, July 12, by a local resident who noticed $49,000 in jewelry had been stolen from their home in the 200 block of Goldenrod Ave. in Corona del Mar, 

The theft reportedly occurred sometime between 12 noon of Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Police are investigating.

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

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