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Newport Beach Police Remind Residents Golf Carts are Not Always Street Legal

January 12, 2018 Comments Off on Newport Beach Police Remind Residents Golf Carts are Not Always Street Legal posted by: Bail Expert
 

A spokesperson for the Newport Beach Police Department is reminding residents that driving a low-speed vehicle (aka, golf cart) on city streets might be legal– depending on which street they’re being driven on.

Low speed vehicles, the spokesperson said, are limited to streets that have a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. Anyone who is caught driving a low-speed vehicle on streets with faster speed limits could be cited.

If police determine the driver is operating a low-speed vehicle while possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the driver could be arrested on suspicion of DUI. (In 2017 a Florida woman was arrested on DUI charges after passersby saw her riding horseback, and swerving all over the side of a road.)

For more information on which types of vehicles are permitted on the road, contact the Newport Beach Police Department.

Original article: Golf carts not street legal in Newport Beach, cops say

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Newport Beach Police Department Mounted Unit Gets Another Horse

October 16, 2017 Comments Off on Newport Beach Police Department Mounted Unit Gets Another Horse posted by: Bail Expert
 

Representatives from the Newport Beach Police Department have confirmed they’ve added a fourth horse to its mounted unit.

The search for the new steed has been ongoing, a spokesperson said, since a one of their horses, which had developed severe health problems, was put down earlier this year.

The newest steed-officer is 8-years-old and has been named Bullseye, after the toy horse in the “Toy Story” movies.

News reports confirm that Bullseye’s previous job was “ponying thoroughbred racehorses off the track.”

His handler has described the horse as having a calm demeanor, which made him an ideal candidate for the mounted unit. Bullseye will still need to undergo training but it’s believed he will fit in nicely with the Newport Beach Police Department.

Police Officer Shawn Dugan, who works for the mounted unit, said he’s excited to have a new partner.

Original article: Newport Beach adds fourth police horse to its mounted unit

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Man Convicted in Yacht Theft Re-Arrested on Same Boat

October 4, 2017 Comments Off on Man Convicted in Yacht Theft Re-Arrested on Same Boat posted by: Bail Expert
 

A man who was sentenced in 2014 for stealing a $3 million yacht has been re-arrested, police say, but the real clincher in the new case is that the man was arrested for trespassing on the same boat he stole three years ago.

The suspect, who has been identified as 35-year-old Richard Rodriguez, has since pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He’s been sentenced to serve three weeks in jail with an additional three years informal probation.

Rodriguez’s first encounter with the boat came in 2014 when it was docked at Newport Harbor. He decided he wanted to take it for a joyride but he ran into some trouble with the docks; he then called the harbor police for help and eventually, they helped escort him, and the vessel, out to sea.

He was arrested the following day after the yacht was reported stolen.

As for the current arrest, that came after Newport Beach Police Department officials received word he was back on the same boat. Although he was initially charged on suspicion of grand theft of a boat, prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him with that crime, which is why they prosecuted him on the trespassing charge, instead.

Original article: Man convicted in 2014 yacht theft heads back to jail after he’s found on the same boat again

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Labor Day Weekend Bail Bonds in Newport Beach

August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Labor Day Weekend Bail Bonds in Newport Beach posted by: Bail Expert
 

Tens of thousands of people vacation in Newport Beach every year and Labor Day weekend in not an exception.  If you and your family plan to celebrate in Orange County, you’ll want to keep several things in mind…

Should someone get arrested, you’ll want to contact an expert bondsman in Newport Beach to help ensure your loved one can get out of jail fast.  Newport Beach bail bonds (aka Newport Beach jail bonds) can be posted 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, weekends and holidays included.

If you need Orange County bail bonds assistance, we can help.  Call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with an Orange County bondsman in our area. All calls are handled confidentially and consultations are always free. Payment plans are available to those who qualify and we accept many forms of payment including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and debit cards.

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Newport Beach Bail Bonds for Misdemeanor Charges

June 5, 2017 Comments Off on Newport Beach Bail Bonds for Misdemeanor Charges posted by: Bail Expert
 

If you’ve learned that a friend, family member or loved one has been arrested by the Newport Beach Police Department, you’ll want to contact an Orange County bondsman as quickly as possible.

Our company can help you with bail bonds for misdemeanor charges at any time, day or night, weekends and holidays included. We can also help you learn whether the defendant is going to be released on his or her own recognizance (OR), and whether you’ll need to hire a bondsman in Orange County to help secure their release from custody.

If you need help getting someone out of the Newport Beach Jail, we can help. When you call our office, you’ll speak directly with a bondsman in Orange County, CA. All calls are handled confidentially and consultations are always free. Payment plans are available to those who qualify and we accept many forms of payment including debit and credit cards, cash and in some cases, personal check.

Call us now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed Newport Beach bail bonds agent you can trust.

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Fastest Bail Bonds in Newport Beach

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Fastest Bail Bonds in Newport Beach posted by: Bail Expert
 

If someone you care for has been arrested by a member of the Newport Beach Police Department, you’ll want to contact a Newport Beach bail bonds company as quickly as possible.

The good news, is that Newport Beach bail bonds can be posted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, which is why you’ll want to contact a Newport Beach bail bondsman as soon as you learn the defendant has been taken into custody.

When you call our office, you’ll be directly connected to an Orange County bail bonds agent who will be able to answer any and all questions you have about how bail works.  We can walk you through the bail bonds application in a matter of minutes, and we can even send your bail bonds documents to you electronically.  You’ll have the ability to e-sign these documents using a smart phone, tablet or computer.

For more information on how fast Newport Beach bail bonds work call our office now at 888-224-5266.

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Suspected Arsonist Arrested By Newport Beach PD

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Suspected Arsonist Arrested By Newport Beach PD posted by: Bail Expert
 

Police in Newport Beach say they’ve arrested a man who they believe is responsible for setting two fires in an area along the Pacific Coast Highway earlier this month.

The suspect, who has since been identified as 37-year-old Matthew Brady, was booked into the Newport Jail on suspicion of arson. His bail bonds amount was not immediately clear; it’s also unclear as to whether Brady will face any additional charges.

The fires, according to a report by OCRegister.com, were all set using matches.  Authorities have not said how they came to identify Brady as their primary suspect but they have said they don’t believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time these crimes were committed.

Anyone who believes they have information that could assist in the investigation of this case is asked to contact the Newport Beach PD.

Original article: Man arrested on suspicion of starting two fires along Pacific Coast Highway

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Newport Beach PD Helps Reunite Dog With Its Rightful Owner

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Newport Beach PD Helps Reunite Dog With Its Rightful Owner posted by: Bail Expert
 

A spokesperson for the Newport Beach Police Department has confirmed that the department helped reunite a missing, pure-bred dog with its rightful owner.

The microchopped dog ran away on April 21, according to a report by NBC Los Angeles, and although the pup’s owner saw a woman walk toward him, and pick him up, they quickly disappeared.

Lou Gotowski started hanging up posters– and even created a Facebook page– that offered up a reward for his dog’s safe return.  His friends eventually found the missing Havanese pup on an adoption website.   Gotowski said he tried calling the rescue group but they took his dog’s ad down as soon as he reached out.

They rescue group eventually agreed to bring the dog to the Newport Beach PD to do the exchange.  They initially asked Gotowski to reimburse them $525, which is what they paid to neuter his dog. It’s not immediately clear whether he needed to write a check in order to get the pup back.  Animal control was onsite, the article notes, and a quick scan of the dog’s microchip confirmed that Gotowski was the rightful owner.

Original article: Lost dog reunited with owner after popping up on adoption ad

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Do All Newport Beach Bail Bonds Need Collateral?

April 21, 2016 Comments Off on Do All Newport Beach Bail Bonds Need Collateral? posted by: Bail Expert
 

Q. Our uncle was arrested on domestic violence charges last night and he’s currently being held at the Newport Beach Jail.  We want to get him out as fast as possible but none of us own homes.  Someone told me that we’ll need to put a house up if we want to hire a bail bonds company so I’m wondering if there is any way to get around that.

A. It seems as if you’ve been given some misinformation.  The good news is that not all bail bonds require property collateral. There are some Newport Beach bail bonds companies that always prefer their clients put up collateral but depending on the nature of the crime, whether the defendant is a U.S. citizen, if they have ties to the community, you may be eligible for signature bail bonds. In this case the signature of the person who cosigns for the defendant is assurance enough that the defendant will go to court and finish their case.

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Newport Beach PD Arrestee Gets 7 Years For Writing Bad Checks

February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Newport Beach PD Arrestee Gets 7 Years For Writing Bad Checks posted by: Bail Expert
 

A Newport Beach man who was arrested on suspicion of writing more than $200,000 worth of bad checks has been sentenced to seven years behind bars, according to a recent report by the LA TImes.

Richard Bloustine was taken into custody last summer and was booked at the Newport Beach Jail after he wrote a rubber check to a local car dealership.  The dealership called the police once they realized they hadn’t, and wouldn’t, be getting “proper payment.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to writing multiple bad checks including one for $80,000 to cover dental work, $13,000 to purchase furniture and more than $30,000 to rent a local home.

Since the crime in question is a non-violent, non-serious and non-sexual offense, Bloustine will serve his time in one of the LA County Jails instead of spending 7 years in state prison.  This switch is a direct result of the 2011 CA prison realignment, which shifts custody of certain offenders from state prison to local lock ups.

Original article: Newport man sentenced to 7 years for writing more than $200,000 in bad checks

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