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Posted by Fay Arfa | Sep 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA – Two men were arraigned today for robbing and burglarizing a residence in Seal Beach while the victims were home.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Aaron Michael Lipsey, 34, Costa Mesa

Richard Henry Derderian, 33, Costa Mesa

Charged on Aug. 31, 2017, with the following felony counts:
  • (3) First degree robbery
  • (1) First degree burglary
  • (3) Dissuade witness by force or threat
  • (3) Criminal threats
11 years, eight months in state prison Pre-trial hearing

Sept. 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Aug. 21, 2017, Lipsey and Derderian are accused of entering a residence in the city of Seal Beach while three victims were inside the home.
  • The defendants are further accused of ransacking the residence, removing a safe belonging to one of the victims, and robbing each occupant of the home.
  • Before fleeing the scene, the defendants are accused of threatening to harm the victims if they called the police.
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers from Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) arrived to the scene and began investigating this case.
  • SBPD arrested the defendants on Aug. 30, 2017.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 17WF1844 / September 1, 2017

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Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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