Newport Beach Crime
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Recent Crime News
Thursday | via Norwalk Citizen News
Three weeks ago, Laurin Crosson got word that yet another "client" had slit the throat of yet another sex-trafficked woman. Crosson - who spent two decades in that dark, violent world - has seen the scenario painfully play out over and over. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 28 | via The Wave
A flash of light out of the barrel of a gun and Steven Bruno watched his father fall, dying, onto the floor of his Irvine condominium. As Ernest Bruno lay moaning on the ground, Steven recalled walking up to him, closing his eyes and pulling the trigger for a second time, firing a bullet above his father's eyebrow. Comment?
Monday Oct 27 | via The Campbell Reporter
3922 Middlefield Road, 5:13 p.m. Wednesday A 51-year-old Palo Alto woman involved in a hit-and-run at Charleston Center was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Waterside Circle, 9:39 a.m. Oct. 21 A resident told police a suspicious male in a white panel van staring at houses drove off suddenly upon realizing his picture was being taken. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 21 | via The Wave
Suniti Shah, 53, Newport Beach was sentenced July 2012 to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, 13 felony counts of forgery, four felony counts of identity theft, four felony counts of recording false and forged instrument, five felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancement allegations for loss over $100,000, property damage over $1.3 million and aggravated white collar crime over $500,000. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 21 | via Huntington Beach Independent
Authorities charged a self-described drug counselor with murder Tuesday for allegedly killing a cyclist while driving drunk in Newport Beach. Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach did not stop after slamming into Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident, with his truck, police said. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 21 | via The Wave
A man suspected of hitting and killing a bicyclist on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach while drunk has been charged with murder, according to prosecutors. Neil Storm Stephany was charged with three felony counts stemming from the incident on Sunday near Crystal Cove State Park. Comment?
Monday Oct 20 | via Patch.com
Neil Storm Stephany was arrested, booted on suspicion of felony drunken driving and denied bail in the roughly 5 p.m. accident Sunday on East Coast Highway, according to Orange County Jail Records. A jailer said he worked as a counselor with Narcotics Anonymous. Comment?
Monday Oct 20 | via Huntington Beach Independent
A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said. Authorities said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach was traveling west on East Coast Highway in a Toyota Tacoma just before 5 p.m. when the vehicle hit 30-year-old Shaun Eagleson, who was riding a bicycle. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via Los Angeles Times
A tutor who allegedly led a cheating ring at a top-performing Orange County high school is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on burglary and computer fraud charges, prosecutors said. Authorities said Timothy Lance Lai, 29, fled the country last year amid a growing grade-fixing scandal that came to light after a teacher at Corona del Mar High School discovered that some of her student's grades had been changed. Comment?
Monday Oct 6 | via Patch.com
A tutor was charged today with crimes related to illegally changing grades of students at Corona Del Mar High School during the 2012 to 2013 school year. Timothy Lance Lai, 29, is charged with one felony count of second degree commercial burglary and four felony counts of computer access and fraud. Comment?
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