Newport Beach's ban on scavenging for recyclables has led to five arrests since the law took effect in January, police said.
Four of the five suspects had criminal backgrounds, which included battery, lewd conduct, tampering with vehicles, using false identification, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, being drunk in public, tampering with vehicles and trespassing, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.
None of the suspects were from Newport. They were from Fullerton, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Ana, said Sgt. Steve Burdette.