Crime Time: Nekkid Folks, Robber Baby, Strip-Club Stabbers, Loaded Brownie and a Flaming Bag of Poo
Giving New Meaning to Heat Comes Down on You A security guard at the Coronado apartments at 1700 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, came upon a man carrying a 42-inch plasma TV out of an apartment shortly after 2 a.m. This forced the would-be burglar back into the unit, where he locked the door. Police arrived soon after to find two men jumping off a second-story balcony and running off. A police helicopter using a heat scanner later found the man suspected of trying to carry the TV away. He was identified as Brian Patrick Havens, 33. His partner apparently fractured his leg in the balcony jump. He was identified as Timothy Aubrey, 28. Police later arrested two others in connection with the attempted burglary: Beau Aubrey, 18, of Santa Ana, and Saisha Miranda, 29, of Huntington Beach. The unit's previous occupants had moved out, and the TV belonged to a rental company, according to police.
Shoulda Ordered the Veal Instead Sheriff's deputies discovered a man in the 600 block of Avenida Victoria in San Clemente just before 5 a.m. complaining of stomach pains. He'd allegedly chowed down on a brownie fortified with marijuana.
Spiffy Thieves A woman returned to her home on Fulton Road in Irvine just after noon Monday to discover a burglary in progress. One burglar was standing lookout in her yard, while a second came out of her house carrying a bag. Dressed for success in long-sleeve dress shirts, slacks and dress shoes, the pair drove off in a white compact car. Taking inventory, the victim discovered they had lifted between $10,000-$15,000 in jewelry.
Late Night Rapist A 59-year-old woman was home alone on her couch watching television in the 2200 block of East Briarvale Avenue, Anaheim, about 10:45 p.m. when a man wielding a knife and wearing a bandana to cover his face came in from her open back door. He threatened to stab her before raping her, at times putting a pillow over her face. He then asked where her purse was, stole her cash and threatened to kill her if she called police. He then fled out the back door. Anaheim Police officers searched the area and developed clues that led them to arrest Dexter Tagudin Villanueva, 44, at his Anaheim home. The District Attorney's Office later filed six felony counts against Villanueva that carry a maximum combined sentence of 91 years to life in state prison. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11
One-Man Wrecking Crew A blue Ford Mustang struck two parked cars at Pearl Drive and Sapphire Road in Fullerton shortly after midnight. Police officers arrived to find the unoccupied Mustang parked nearby. A passerby in the 3000 block of Pearl Drive reported he was robbed of his cell phone around the same time. A different officer investigating that crime heard the hit-and-run call on his radio, put two and two together and launched a search of the area that turned up a man who was allegedly hiding nearby. Edger Perez, 27, of Pomona, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, DUI, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.
Pot Shots Sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm at the Lake Forest Alternative Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in the 22400 block of Aspan Street, around 5 a.m. Shortly thereafter the alarm sounded at a second medical marijuana dispensary less than a mile away. Like the first, the Health and Wellness Center in the 23000 block of Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, had broken windows. It was unclear if anything (including a half-eaten brownie) was taken.
White-Gloved Robbers Two men wearing white gloves and hoods walked into Citibank at Kraemer Boulevard and Morse Avenue in Placentia around 10 a.m. At least one man had a gun, possibly a 9 mm. After demanding money, the pair split with an undisclosed amount of cash. They were seen driving off in a white Toyota Camry that police later recovered--without the bank robbers inside.
|Mike "Joker" Guymon, smiling.|