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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday November 5th, 2019 :: 05:45 p.m. PST


Press Release - Man Arrested for Discharging a Firearm in an Inhabited Dwelling

ARRESTED: Jesse Taylor Sweeny, male white, 24-year-old resident of Newport Beach
CHARGE: 246 PC: Shoot at Inhabitant Dwelling/Vehicle
On Tuesday, November 5 at 8:32 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a report of a possible domestic disturbance inside a residence in the 800 block of Irvine Avenue. Officers responded to the residence and contacted Jesse Taylor Sweeny.  Officers determined the suspect had discharged a firearm inside his apartment, but there were no associated injuries. Sweeny was taken into custody without incident and arrested for the listed charge.
During the initial response, a Newport Beach Police Department School Resource Officer at Newport Harbor High School initiated a “Lockout” on the campus through school administrators due to the proximity and nature of the call. A “Lockout” limits campus ingress and egress while still allowing students and faculty to continue with normal school activities inside the classrooms. Once the investigation revealed there was no ongoing threat to the school, the school resumed normal activities.

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

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