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Newport Beach Police Department
Wednesday March 8th, 2017 :: 10:45 a.m. PST


Assault Suspect Arrested after Standoff with NBPD Officers

ARRESTED: Scott Patrick Cole, male white, 36-year-old resident of Newport Beach
Charges: Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, Trespassing, Cause Harm to an Elder/Dependent Adult, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:34 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center was notified of an assault at a residence in the 800 block of 15th Street.  On arrival, officers contacted the victim, who had fled to a neighbor’s home for safety.  Staff from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to the scene to render medical aid and transport the victim to a local hospital for further medical attention.
Officers attempted to contact the suspect (identified as Scott Patrick Cole) at the residence where the assault had occurred, but he repeatedly refused to come to the front door.  Cole appeared extremely agitated and began breaking windows and objects inside the home.  He subsequently barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to come out.  The Crisis Response Unit was activated, and members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team and Crisis Negotiation Team (C.N.T.) responded to assist with the incident.  A Newport Beach Police Department K9, Irvine Police Department K9, and members of the Irvine Police Department S.W.A.T. Team also responded in support of the Crisis Response Unit. 
After several hours of attempted negotiations, Cole still refused to engage with NBPD staff or leave the residence.  His behavior continued to be erratic and destructive.  Officers obtained warrants to enter the home and to take the suspect into custody.  Cole was safely apprehended without incident at 10:14 p.m. 
Although initial information indicated that Cole was armed with a knife, that detail is still being investigated.  This investigation is still open and ongoing.  Anyone with additional information on this case is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Peters at 949-644-3790.  Messages may also be left anonymously on the Police Department’s recorded hotline at 1-800-550-NBPD.

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

Emergency: 9-1-1

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