Newport Beach Crime
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Recent Crime News
Tuesday | via Patch.com
A Newport Beach man pleaded guilty today and was immediately sentenced to six months in jail for running a lottery scam out of a Santa Ana liquor store, in which he redeemed winning tickets and sold losing tickets to customers. Francis Bou Karam, who worked at Craig Liquor Store in Santa Ana from January 2013 through last November, redeemed $50,000 in winning lottery tickets while ripping off the State Lottery and customers of about $100,000, the combined value of the winning and losing tickets. Comment?
Monday Feb 16 | via Patch.com
The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, February 20, 2015 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via Patch.com
A Lake Forest councilman was charged today for removing campaign signs on public display belonging to another city councilman. Adam Nick, 50, Lake Forest, is charged with one misdemeanor count of petty theft and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 10 | via CBS Local
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Tuesday Feb 10 | via The Wave
Keith Richard Freeman, 32, of Fullerton was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglarizing a Newport Beach home while the residents were asleep upstairs. A 32-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Newport Beach home burglary late last month in which the residents were sleeping upstairs, police said. Comment?
Saturday Feb 7 | via Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE PICTURES Bruce Jenner takes sobriety test at the roadside after horror four-car pile-up: Reality star rear-ends Lexus leaving one woman dead and five children hospitalized Black family's $3.5million mansion FIREBOMBED in suspected hate crime: Family fear racists were out to kill them after night-time arson attack on LA home EXCLUSIVE: Rosie O'Donnell left The View over fights with producers, not her failed marriage ...and ABC hopes her exit could save flagging show Two bystanders shot during 'targeted shooting' of a 20-year-old man inside busy Pittsburgh mall: Gunman remains at large Five dead, including a 7-year-old, after gunman opened fire on his ex-wife, her new boyfriend and children in their Atlanta home Brian Williams temporarily steps down from NBC amid lies row because his 'actions have made him part of the news' Brian Williams' conflicting stories about how he once ... (more) Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via Anaheim Bulletin
Police are investigating the slaying of a Saudi national who died Saturday after being shot nearly two weeks earlier in a Santa Ana robbery. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Mansour Alhazawbar, who lived in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County Coroner's Office. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via CBS Local
SANTA MONICA - A man suspected of robbing seven banks worked as a dentist until his license was revoked last year. Damian Loren Newhart, 38, of Newport Beach, was arrested Thursday following a tip from someone who saw a published report about the search for the Rolled Sleeves Bandit and recognized him as the robber, according to the FBI. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via LA Daily News
A man identified as the “Rolled Sleeves Bandit,” suspected of robbing two banks in the South Bay, has been captured in Inglewood, the FBI announced Friday. Damian Loren Newhart, 38, of Newport Beach was arrested following a tip Thursday from someone who saw a published report about the search for the Rolled Sleeves Bandit and recognized the suspect. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 28 | via Los Angeles Times
A Newport Beach businessman accused of murdering his wife in their Newport Coast home and then dumping her body in a trash bin near the Mexican border has vanished, according to court records. The businessman faces a single murder charge for allegedly strangling Quee "Q.C." Chadwick, 46, and dumping her body in a trash bin in San Diego County. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 28 | via Patch.com
A 48-year-old Newport Beach man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in San Diego County has vanished, a prosecutor said today. Peter G. Chadwick has either fled or taken his own life, Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy told City News Service. Comment?
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