Friday Morning Report: Oct. 26, 2012

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A quick look at the things that made news this week in Newport Beach:

• Quee Choo Chadwick, the Newport Coast woman whose body was found Oct. 18 in a Lakeside dumpster, died of strangulation, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reported. In a search of the Chadwick home, Newport Beach police found a bloody towel, broken glass, and an open safe, the Orange County Register reported. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, entered a plea of not guilty on a charge of murder with special circumstances for financial gain. He is being held without bail.

• Two Marines were arrested early Sunday, following a BB-gun shooting spree Saturday and Sunday that stretched from Crystal Cove to Dana Point, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department official reported. The Marines are suspected of shooting at the Crystal Cove Gap, a car occupied by a 25-year-old woman, and businesses in Laguna Beach, San Clemente and Dana Point. Jesse Ivie, 20, of Gresham, Ore., and Joseph Nahale, 20, of Fremont, both stationed at Camp Pendleton, were arrested on suspicion of felony shooting into an occupied vehicle and felony vandalism.

• A Brea man died Sunday during the Kring & Chung Triathlon in Newport Beach. Roger Stewart, 51, showed signs of distress while swimming in the Newport Dunes lagoon and failed to respond to lifesaving measures, according to Newport Beach fire officials. He was pronounced dead at Hoag Hospital.

• A 6-year-old boy tumbled nearly 30 feet from the rocks at Pirates Cove on Sunday, Corona del Mar Today reported. The boy suffered no visible injuries, according Newport Beach firefighters, but was taken by ambulance to Western Medical Center for evaluation. Officials didn’t release information about the boy or his condition.

• Owners of large commercial marinas will pay higher fees beginning in 2015, thanks to a fee hike approved Tuesday by the Newport Beach City Council. Owners could expect to pay about 18.5 percent of gross slip revenues when the increase is fully implemented in 2020.

• A boat carrying 16 suspected illegal immigrants was found during a routine patrol of Newport Harbor on Oct. 18. Paramedics examined the 11 men and five women, who were turned over to Border Patrol.

• Newport Beach City Council agreed Tuesday to spend $720,913 to fix the Central Library’s leaky clerestory wall. A report prepared by city staff blamed the water leak ton poor construction.

• Construction of a pedestrian bridge will close part of San Miguel Drive between MacArthur Boulevard and Avocado Avenue beginning Nov. 5. Construction will shut down outside lanes and inside left-hand turn lanes in both directions until Nov. 9, a city report said. Drivers should expect other closures through Feb. 8.

 

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