January 11, 2014
Costa Mesa Paularino Avenue: Residential burglary was reported in the 500 block at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Ford Road: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 400 block at 10:30 a.m. Friday. 18th Street: Drug paraphernalia was reported in the 200 block at 12:50 p.m. Friday. 16th Place: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Harbor Boulevard: Grand theft was reported in the 3000 block at 4:40 p.m. Friday. Susannah Place and Orange Avenue: Attempted vehicle burglary was reported at 6:10 p.m. Friday.
November 29, 2013
Newport Beach police last week arrested a man and a woman suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuables from medical conferences at high-end hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police allege that Eddwin Ricardo Bejaranobarrios and Mayra Alejandra Gutierrez-Leon, both of Los Angeles, would distract conference attendees and then plunder bags of electronics from meeting rooms. Bejaranobarrios, 26, and Gutierrez-Leon, 27, are linked to at least 11 such thefts from hotels in Newport Beach, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Los Angeles County, police said in an announcement Wednesday.