Huntington Beach police have arrested six additional suspects on charges related to the disturbance at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing in July.
According to a statement from police, the arrests, made since August, bring to 20 the number of people who have been taken into custody in connection with the melee July 28, when attendees of the surfing competition took to the streets of downtown Huntington Beach, causing several thousands of dollars in damage.
Michael Andrew Wilson Millard, 26, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, arson, vandalism, refusing to disperse and inciting a riot. He was taken into custody Nov. 14 at his home.
Vincent Trujillo, 24, of Huntington Beach surrendered to the Orange County Superior Court West Justice Center on Oct. 10 on charges of assault on a peace officer, inciting a riot and participating in a riot.
Police also arrested Shayne Cody Baldwin, 25, of Stanton on suspicion of failing to disperse. He pleaded not guilty Sept. 9 at the West Justice Center, in Westminster.
The remaining three of the most recently arrested suspects are juveniles, one from Long Beach and two from Huntington Beach.
Authorities arrested a Huntington Beach juvenile Aug. 6 on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, vandalism for damaging a taxi cab and newspaper stands, refusing to disperse and participating in a riot, according to the statement.
Another teen from Surf City was arrested Aug. 13 on suspicion of vandalizing newspaper stands.
Police issued a warrant Aug. 6 for the Long Beach suspect on suspicion of vandalism, property theft, inciting a riot and participating in a riot. Huntington Beach police detectives arrested the teen Oct. 11.
Huntington Beach police are continuing to identify and arrest those involved in the disturbance. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jerry Abrahams at (714) 536-5949. Anonymous tips may be submitted to http://www.occrimestoppers.org.
—Anthony Clark Carpio