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Newport Beach Police Department
Wednesday December 5th, 2018 :: 03:57 p.m. PST



On 12/1/2018 at 9:43 p.m. Aquinas Arrigo Kasbar, an 18 year old resident of Newport Beach, was taken into custody by the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) Detective Division on multiple charges of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Identity Theft and Resisting Arrest. Kasbar was identified by the NBPD Property Crimes Section as a possible suspect in a months-long series of Newport Beach Residential Burglaries where unoccupied homes were targeted.
In connection with the arrest, NBPD Detectives served search warrants at various locations within the city, including a storage unit, which yielded a large amount of suspected stolen property valued in the several hundred thousands of dollars. Much of the recovered stolen property is believed to be related to this recent series of Newport Beach Residential Burglaries. NBPD Detectives will be contacting the victims of these Newport Beach Residential Burglaries in an effort to return the stolen property. Victim inquires about the recovery of this stolen property should be directed to NBPD Property Crimes Detective Sergeant Comte, 949-644-3765.
NBPD would like to thank our law enforcement partners at the Huntington Beach Police Department Aviation Unit, “HB-1,” and the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Department for assisting in the capture of Kasbar.


Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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