News from around the city of Newport Beach.
Burglary Suspects Arrested
Newport Beach Police Department arrested four men in connection with a electronics store burglary on Wednesday, officials reported.
Christopher Lee Arnold, 24, Calvin Demetrius Makes, 26, Kendall Lasheed McDaniel, 24, and Richard Hayes Nichols III, 26, all of Bakersfield were arrested for commercial burglary this week and held on $20,000 bail each.
Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, an employee from an electronics store in the 2300 block of East Coast Highway contacted police to report the crime, NBPD spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella wrote in a press release.
The caller reported that four men had entered the store a few minutes before closing and began to forcibly remove cell phones and tablets from the displays, Manzella explained. The employee was able to take a photograph of one suspect and the suspects’ Toyota Camry as they fled the store, headed eastbound on E. Coast Highway. He described the suspects and the vehicle to police
A responding officer identified the 73 Freeway as a likely escape route and proceeded to the area (near Jamboree Road) to monitor vehicle traffic. Within minutes, the officer saw a Camry matching the vehicle description get on the 73 Freeway and head northbound. The officer followed the vehicle onto the northbound 405 freeway and initiated a traffic stop. All four suspects were apprehended without incident.
The stolen property included miscellaneous small electronics valued at approximately $7,200. All stolen items were recovered from the suspects’ vehicle.
“This case highlights exemplary teamwork on behalf of our patrol officers and dispatch staff, as well as exceptional foresight and observation of the officer who located the suspects’ vehicle,” Manzella wrote in the statement. “With the successful arrest of these individuals, four more criminals are in police custody and thousands of dollars’ worth of property has been recovered.”
California Highway Patrol, Huntington Beach Police Department, and Westminster Police Department assisted during the incident.
Anyone with additional information on this case is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Peters at (949) 644-3790. Messages may also be left anonymously on the Police Department’s hotline at 1-800-550-NBPD.
City Hosts Second Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Community Workshop
Another community workshop meeting about the Mariners’ Mile Revitalization Master Plan is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. in the Collins Island and Bay Island rooms at Marina Park.
“The second community workshop will also include the Planning Commission and will address preliminary ideas, developed in response to the comments you gave us at the first public workshop and subsequent stakeholder interviews,” city staff explains in an message.
Topics to be covered include streetscape improvements, parking, pedestrian and bicycle movement, and development in Mariners’ Mile.
Trial Anchorage Extended One Month
Harbormaster Mark Alsobrook updated the Harbor Commission on moorings and anchorage usage in the harbor during the Sept. 14 meeting.
During the discussion, Newport Beach Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller suggested keeping the trial anchorage open an extra month, until Oct. 15. Commissioners supported the idea.
Alsobrook also commented on a number of patrol and mooring checks completed in the temporary anchorage area between June 3 and Sept. 8.
Komen Race for the Cure in Fashion Island
More than 18,000 people are expected to take part on the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure on Sunday in Fashion Island.
Among the participants will be more than 1,000 breast cancer warriors, some still in treatment, donning bright pink gear and strands of beads signifying each year of survivorship. Peanuts characters Snoopy, Sally and Lucy sporting Komen pink outfits will be on hand, along with 1,700 volunteers.
Themed “The End of Breast Cancer Starts with You,” the event raises awareness, funds for local breast health services, education and global breast cancer research.
This year, Komen Orange County will unveil a new course for the first time in Race history, with fewer hills and more space for teams, music and cheering.
Last year’s event raised nearly $2 million, and is expected to do well again this year.
The event is centered around a Wellness Expo in front of the Pacific Life building that opens at 6:30 a.m. and goes until noon.
The first race, a 5K Run/Walk (PLUS Timing Chip participants), starts at 7:15 a.m. the Kids One-Mile Fun Run & Walk starts at 8 a.m. A Breast Cancer Survivor Parade starts t 8:45 a.m., followed by a Breast Cancer Survivors’ Tribute at 9 a.m. A slower-paced 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:45 a.m.
Registration is still open; participants can also register the morning of the event.
For more information, visit KomenOC.org.