Public Safety

Newport gets study's highest quality-of-life score

The Newport Beach area has the highest quality-of-life index in a new study by the nonprofit Social Sciences Research Council that...

Police Files for Jan. 21

Costa Mesa: Orange Avenue: Commercial burglary was reported in the 2000 block at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for Jan. 23

Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 1800 block at 3:26 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for Jan. 20

Costa Mesa: Melody Lane: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block at 2:47 a.m. Monday.

Police Files for Jan. 22

Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Theft was reported in the 2200 block at 7:59 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Files for Jan. 19

Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa's police files were unavailable Monday.

Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday...

Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa...

Big surf forecast for Saturday

After weeks of small surf, the National Weather Service is forecasting big waves along the Orange County coast this weekend.

Irvine man gets 40 years to life for father's murder

A former Corona del Mar High School student who shot his father to death in their Irvine home was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in...

Costa Mesa man killed in motorcycle crash on I-405

A 35-year-old Costa Mesa man died after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing on the 405 Freeway early Thursday, according to the...

Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?

Can you help ID gunman wanted in 3 robberies at Costa Mesa drive-up ATM?

Three times in the past two months, a robber has held drivers at gunpoint and forced them to withdraw cash from a drive-up ATM in Costa...

Costa Mesa police officer claims harassment, retaliation by supervisor, city

A Costa Mesa police officer has sued the city and a supervisor at the Police Department, alleging he was harassed and retaliated against...

Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the...

Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died...

Suspect arrested after Newport bank robbery

Police arrested a man who they say used a pellet gun to rob a Newport Beach bank Tuesday afternoon.

Lifeguard makes a rescue — by fighting a house fire

Most people who fight fires don't do it in flip-flops.

No flooding from king tides in Newport, H.B., Seal Beach

The king tides that rolled into Orange County beach communities Tuesday morning did not result in the flooding that the National Weather...

High tides could bring minor flooding today and Wednesday, forecasters say

The National Weather Service cautioned about possible tidal flooding in some Orange County beach communities until Wednesday.

Small plane makes emergency landing at Great Park

A small plane made an emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park on Saturday, the second time an aircraft has done so in the past two months.

3 asleep when car crashes into their Costa Mesa home

An apparently intoxicated driver crashed through the wall of a Costa Mesa house and into a bedroom where three people were sleeping early...

Newport to focus on motorcycle crash hot spots

The Newport Beach Police Department will have extra officers on the streets for one day next week focused on enforcing traffic laws in areas...

Irvine police invite public to open house

The public can get a peek inside the Irvine Police Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31.

O.C. measles cases reach 16

O.C. measles cases reach 16

Orange County's measles outbreak continues to grow, with 16 cases confirmed by the county Health Care Agency. That includes five cases added...

Firefighters lift injured skateboarder out of Costa Mesa skate bowl

Firefighters rescued a skateboarder who injured his spine and ended up stuck at the bottom of a 12-foot-deep skate bowl Thursday night at...

Victim identified in Costa Mesa freeway crash

A 48-year-old Mission Viejo resident was identified as the driver who died Tuesday after he lost control of his vehicle and went over the...

Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to...

Newport TV doctor denies he threatened to kill H.B. man

A Newport Beach physician who is a panelist on the daytime TV talk show "The Doctors" denied a Huntington Beach man's allegation that he...

Court extends grand jury application deadline

The Orange County Superior Court is looking for qualified residents to serve on its grand jury and has extended its application deadline...

Man convicted of raping, threatening relative

A Laguna Hills man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he raped a teenage relative at a Costa Mesa hotel and then tried to have her...

Strip club trip by Newport deputy police chief triggers questions in fired employee's lawsuit

One of the Newport Beach Police Department's top-ranking officials took the stand Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, where lawyers...

Claims of porn, sexism spice court arguments in lawsuit by fired Newport police dispatcher

Profanity-laced emails, searches of pornographic Internet sites, public arguments and allegations of sexism were on display for an Orange...

Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

Man arrested after knife-waving incident in Costa Mesa store

Police used a Taser to subdue a knife-wielding man at a Costa Mesa grocery store Monday, authorities said.

Man dies after losing control of car at 55 Freeway interchange

Man dies after losing control of car at 55 Freeway interchange

A man was killed Tuesday morning after losing control of his car while on a Costa Mesa freeway interchange, officials said.

Intruder is arrested after resident finds him in the home

Costa Mesa police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after a resident returned home to find a stranger in his Harbor Boulevard...

Sober-living home operator pleads not guilty to breaking Costa Mesa law

Costa Mesa is pursuing a criminal charge against a sober-living home operator accused of violating city law by hosting too many recovering...

Firefighter hurt in blaze at Newport duplex

A firefighter was injured early Saturday while battling a duplex fire in Newport Beach.

Man is arrested after trying to purchase $20,000 of merchandise with alleged counterfeit credit card

Costa Mesa police say a Rowland Heights man used a counterfeit credit card to try to buy $20,000 of merchandise at a high-end jewelry...

Man dies of motorcycle crash injuries

A Huntington Beach motorcyclist died Friday morning from injuries he suffered earlier this week in a crash in Costa Mesa, according to...

Irvine car chip company accused of false advertising

The Orange County district attorney's office said Friday that it is looking for possible victims of an Irvine-based company accused of...

Rescuer injured searching for Costa Mesa hikers to get $100,000

Rescuer injured searching for Costa Mesa hikers to get $100,000

A volunteer who broke his spine during the search for two lost Costa Mesa hikers in 2013 will receive $100,000 as part of a legal settlement...

UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees —...

Motorcyclist severely injured in Costa Mesa collision

Motorcyclist severely injured in Costa Mesa collision

A motorcyclist was severely injured and his female passenger also was hurt when their bike slammed into the side of a car in Costa Mesa late...

Judge rejects inmate's excessive-force lawsuit against Costa Mesa police

A federal magistrate judge has dismissed an Orange County inmate's lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa police officers broke his ribs and...

Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

Irvine police arrested a Woodbridge High School student Wednesday on suspicion of attacking a classmate with a knife, authorities said.

30 residents evacuated after Irvine water main breaks

30 residents evacuated after Irvine water main breaks

Firefighters evacuated an Irvine apartment building early Wednesday when water from a burst pipe flooded some of the units and leaked into...

Missing Newport woman found at Huntington Beach hotel

Missing Newport woman found at Huntington Beach hotel

A 56-year-old Newport Beach woman whose family reported her missing last month was found Sunday at a Huntington Beach hotel, authorities...

Missing Newport Beach eighth-graders found in Orange

Missing Newport Beach eighth-graders found in Orange

Two Newport Beach eighth-graders missing...

Search still on for Irvine woman missing near Big Bear

Search still on for Irvine woman missing near Big Bear

More than two dozen search and rescue personnel and volunteers continued combing the woods around Big Bear on Tuesday for an Irvine woman...

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

Police find 2 missing Newport Beach eighth-graders

UPDATE: Two eighth-graders missing since Saturday morning were located by the Orange police department Monday night,...

Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets

Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets

A Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling fake Disneyland tickets through Craigslist.

New Year's car crash wrecks 2 Newport offices

New Year's car crash wrecks 2 Newport offices

A Newport Beach wedding photography studio and an Orange County Water District official's private office were severely damaged New Year's...

Sewage spill puts part of Newport Bay off-limits to swimmers

A sewage spill Thursday in Newport Bay closed a portion of the waterway to swimmers and divers at least until Sunday.

Newport police to gain one officer, promote others

The Newport Beach Police Department will swear in one new officer and promote several others during a ceremony at the Civic Center on Monday...

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