Arrest Made by NPB PD

Updated:09:42 – Suspect Michael Jason Lopez, male Hispanic, 39 year old resident of Anaheim was arrested for 192 (c)(1) PC- Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence around 02:00 this morning in Anaheim.

He was booked at the Newport Beach Police Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail. Investigators are pursuing investigative leads and, in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation, the Department will not release any further information at this time.

Newport Beach Police Department personnel, with assistance from other Orange County law enforcement agencies, worked tirelessly since the incident occurred to bring the suspect into custody. They will continue these efforts throughout the investigation to insure justice will be served.


Newport Beach police arrested a suspect early Tuesday in connection with the crash that killed cyclist Catherine Campion-Ritz riding on Newport Coast Drive.

Deputy Chief David McGill said police also had custody of a Toyota Tundra suspected in the crash.  h/t – Corona Del Mar Today

Our thanks to the diligence and hard work to find and arrest this suspect and recover the vehicle.