Skip to comments.56 People Arrested In Newport Beach As 4th Of July Celebrations Get Rowdy
Posted on 07/04/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) Police have arrested 56 people in Newport Beach as July 4th celebrations continue into the evening.
Authorities tell KCAL9 most of the arrests were made for disorderly conduct.
Offenders are booked at an area set up outside Old City Hall, put on a bus and then taken to Newport Beach jail.
The last count was at approximately 7:45 p.m.; and although police say the number is on par with last year, officials and some revelers insist this year is far more tame than the last.
Family friendly is the word of the day. We definitely want the residents as well as the visitors to our city to be able to enjoy a safe environment, a police spokeswoman said.
Rancho Cucamonga resident Arlene Martinez said their efforts appeared to be working.
Everyone is more relaxed. They just want to enjoy the day, she said.
Newport Beach police are taking a more pro-active approach to crack down on troublemakers. Theyre keeping pedestrian traffic more free-flowing by not barricading streets like in the past.
We are focusing on making sure we have a fluid response to incidents that might come up into the field, a police spokeswoman said.
Theyre also getting help from other agencies to try to keep things safe, including Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Anaheim police and the CHP.
We are just out here helping keep the crime down and helping the city of Newport Beach have a great 4th of July, CHP Officer Robert Flocker said.
Authorities estimate more than 100,000 people were on the beach Thursday, pouring from along the boardwalk onto the side streets.
Last year, 119 people were arrested mostly for public intoxication.
It is a Patriot Act to get disorderly on the 4th.
Video at the link
Warning - includes a few girls in bikinis.
We need more George Zimmerman’s out there.
It just the “locals only “ crowd keep out the “vallies” or “valley kooks”.
Love Newport Beach.
Boycott IBM who makes you watch their stinking ad before you can see the bikinis.
Yeah, that was the suckiest pre-video ad ever.
I use the Adblock Plus plugin, and I almost never see ads. Including on youtube, google and facebook.
Thanks for the warning!
Hope they didn’t get the money in the banana stand....
I just looked that up. Do you think the police would react with such restraint today?
Years ago, I used to visit a friend in Fountain Valley/Costa Mesa and we would go to Newport to body surf at “The Wedge” and hit on girls.
There was nowhere within a mile to park a car back then - where do all these people park their cars?
We would occasionally go to Huntington Beach, aka “Scumington Beach” - I can only imagine what it’s like now.
I sisn’r see an IBM ad, there was an AutoNation ad though.
I also recall it was the out of towners (inlanders) who started the trouble. Locals like myself were more interested in the surfing contest that was happening at the same time. I only knew of the riot when the police helicopter was hovering and blowing sand over the crowd. It was then I saw the black smoke from the fires. The whole thing got little attention by the media because the Aero Mexico mid-air collision had happened the same day.
You do not cause trouble in Newport Beach, they do not put up with any disorderly conduct on any day. It is arguably the most wealthy (and conservative) city in CA.
Interesting. I just moved from Cali; I lived in the bay area but I have family that lived in the valley just a few miles away and it’s almost like two different countries.
“Family friendly is the word of the day”
Made me sick just reading that.
Rowdy in Newport Beach? What- did they rattle their Tiffany Bracelets too loudly?
Ha! Any reference to Arrested Development is OK by me.
I spent a little time in the Newport Beach jail during Easter Week of 1963. Boy was the old man pissed he had to come down and sign me out. I would have opted to stay in rather than face him but was given no choice in the matter.
Those were the days.