April 11, 2002
COSTA MESA Adams Avenue: A hit-and-run was reported in the 1500 block at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday. Elden Avenue: A petty theft was reported in the 2400 block at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday. Caraway Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 1500 block at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday. Center Street: Annoying phone calls were reported in the 700 block at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fairview Road: Vandalism was reported in the 2200 block at 8:19 a.m. Tuesday. Iowa Street: A vehicle burglary was reported in the 1600 block at 7:03 a.m. Tuesday.
August 30, 2007
Hai Nguyen, the 24-year-old Garden Grove man arrested last month on suspicion of stabbing a sea lion in Newport Beach, was charged Thursday with violating the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. Charges of a misdemeanor count were filed Thursday morning in United States District Court, accusing Nguyen of illegally taking and attempting to kill a marine mammal. “These mammals are protected under federal law and unfortunately, this is not the first time that we’ve had to file charges against fishermen who have attacked and sometimes killed sea lions and seals,” said Thom Mrozek, a U.S. attorney’s office spokesman.