Three people arrested after standoffs at a house in Newport Beach allegedly owned by a former “Real Housewives” star


Newport Beach, CA-Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Aerial view of beach fans enjoying a partially sunny warm day on the beach near the pier in Newport Beach, CA, April 28, 2020. Members of the Newport Beach City Council are holding a special meeting to discuss closing the city's beaches over the next few weekends, following criticism of Governor Gavin Newsom's large crowd and lack of social distance.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times).

Newport Beach police arrested three people on Tuesday night after responding to a barricade situation at a house on the Balboa Peninsula. Above, the coast of Newport Beach. (Allen J. Shaven / Los Angeles Times)

Authorities arrested three people allegedly hid in a luxury home on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach on Tuesday night.

Heather Langer, a spokesperson for the Newport Beach Police Department, said police officers were called into the East Balboa Boulevard and Medina Way areas around 1:50 pm to investigate “felony crimes.”

“It could be a felony suspect barricade to a dwelling in the area,” Langer said.

A SWAT unit was called to the scene and asked for help. During the standoffs, the East Balboa Boulevard between Island Avenue and Coronado Street was closed.

Police said the suspect was detained at around 7:40 pm, then entered his home and arrested two other suspects.

No standoff injuries have been reported.

Police first notified the general public about police activities in the area via Nixle alerts around 5 pm.

KCBS-TV Channel 2 reported The property record showed that the house belonged to the former “Orange County Real Housewife” Star Elizabeth Limbargas. A video from KCBS showed that a police vehicle was blocking Balboa Boulevard.

Langer did not confirm whether the dwelling belonged to Vargas.

Police did not provide additional information about the suspect or the case, including the type of felony they believed they had committed.

City News Service contributed to this report.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..