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Two Arrested for Newport Vehicle Burglaries

Police arrest Anna Jean Giss, of Mission Viejo, and Justin Davis Markin, of Huntington Beach, in connection with several car burglaries in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

A man and woman were arrested this week for breaking into multiple cars in Newport Beach over the past several months, a police official reported today.

Anna Jean Giss, 31, of Mission Viejo, and Justin Davis Markin, 31, of Huntington Beach were arrested early Monday at a parking structure located in the 200 block of Nice Lane, according to Kathy Lowe, police spokeswoman.

Lowe said police responded to the parking garage about 6:30 a.m. after a resident called 911 and reported seeing a suspicious vehicle drive into the secured parking garage. Responding officers stopped the pair who were driving in a black BMW.

"Officers interviewed both individuals and determined that they had entered several vehicles inside the parking structure, removing property from two separate vehicles," Lowe said in a released statement. "The apprehension of these individuals was made possible in large part due to the observations and quick actions of the resident who initially reported the suspicious activity.

Further investigation revealed that both Markin and Giss had committed additional vehicle burglaries in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and were in possession of property taken in those crimes, Lowe said.

Markin was booked at the Newport Beach Jail for receiving stolen property and Giss for possession of a controlled substance and held on $20,000 bail.

The Newport Beach Police Department says if you notice suspicious activity in your neighborhood call 949-644-3717.

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