|For Immediate Release
Case # 12HF2750
September 27, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
TWO BROTHERS TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ATTACKING 83-YEAR-OLD WOMAN
NEWPORT BEACH – Two brothers are schedule ed to be arraigned tomorrow for attacking an 83-year-old woman. Paul Grigore Patrulescu, 30, and Ciprian Patrulescu, 31, both of Costa Mesa, are each charged with one felony count of inflicting injury on an elder adult. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. Both defendants are out of custody on $50,000 bail. They are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
On the night of Aug. 18, 2012, the defendants are accused of approaching Jane Doe at a bus bench on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa and asking her to go eat at a restaurant with them. The victim refused their offer and began to scream for help. The defendants are accused of then punching her twice in the face and fleeing the scene on foot.
A witness driving by saw the attack and called the Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD). CMPD officers, who investigated this case, found the victim lying on the bus bench, bleeding above her left eye with cuts to her nose and face. CMPD officers found the defendants nearby and arrested them.
Deputy District Attorney Heidi Garrel of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.