NEWPORT BEACH — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Tuesday on suspicion of sexual attacks in Orange and Riverside counties in the past month.
Steve Dexter Brooks, whose last known address was in Riverside, was arrested Tuesday night without incident in Garden Grove by Garden Grove and Newport Beach officers, after a short surveillance, police said.
On Dec. 3, a Costa Mesa woman reported a rape, and on Nov. 29, a woman living on 38th Street in Newport Beach reported a similar attack.
On Dec. 16, a woman living on Colton Street in Newport Beach reported that an armed man threatened to rob and rape her but fled when her roommate returned home, according to Sgt. Andy Gonis.