Articles Posted in Newport Beach

Billionaire and Newport Coast resident, Henry Nicholas, is being sued by former girlfriend of 6 years for $70 million. Nicholas’s former girlfriend, Melissa Montero, filed the suit after attempting to help Nicholas during, what she describes as, a spiral of drug abuse and erratic behavior.

In the suit, Montero makes claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, assault and battery, and domestic violence. Continue reading →

Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach has been charged with 4 misdemeanor related to an assault on an Uber driver on Friday.

Golden faces assault on public transportation property, battery on a public transit employee with injury, assault and battery. The driver of the Uber car, Edward Caban, had a dash cam that recorded the entire event. Continue reading →

After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal.

The Newport Beach Fire Department determined that a faulty electrical cord that may have been part of the growing operation was the source of the blaze. The Newport Beach Police were notified by firefighters after they had extinguished the fire and discovered the plants.

It’s rather surprising that NBPD did not pursue charges related to the cultivation. Newport Beach, known for its politically conservative city council, charged over 550 drug abuse violations in 2014 – second only to DUI charges.