Public Safety

Police Files for Oct. 1

Costa Mesa: West 19th Street: Vandalism was reported in the 800 block at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for Sept. 27

Elden Avenue: Garage burglary was reported in the 2300 block at 8:21 a.m. Friday.

Police Files for Sept. 30

Costa Mesa: Bristol Street: Commercial burglaries were reported in the 2900 block at 12:18, 12:19, 12:40, 1:22 and 1:52 a.m. Monday.

Police Files for Sept. 26

Costa Mesa: Mesa Verde Drive East: Public drunkenness was reported in the 2700 block at 5:12 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for Sept. 29

Newport Beach: 38th Street: Battery was reported in the 400 block at 3:28 p.m. Sunday.

Police Files for Sept. 23

Costa Mesa: Harbor Boulevard: Robbery was reported in the 2200 block at 7:59 a.m. Monday.

County works to clear sand-clogged, stagnant canal in Newport

County works to clear sand-clogged, stagnant canal in Newport

Karl Post noticed last week that it had been high tide for an awfully long time in his Newport Beach neighborhood.

Firefighters rescue man from scaffolding at fairgrounds

Costa Mesa firefighters rescued a construction worker who was stuck 40 feet high on scaffolding at the OC Fair & Events Center Wednesday...

2 window washers rescued after getting stuck 17 stories up in Irvine

Firefighters rescued two window washers stuck near the top of a 19-story Irvine high-rise Wednesday, authorities said.

Costa Mesa to recognize public safety

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce plans to host its annual public safety recognition barbecue Thursday.

3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and...

Founder Chuck Smith's family sues Calvary Chapel

A daughter and the widow of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa founder Chuck Smith have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer...

Council candidate Ramos sues city contractor

Council candidate Ramos sues city contractor

Costa Mesa City Council candidate Lee Ramos is suing a city construction contractor, alleging that the company's negligent work in front...

Fountain Valley woman drowns at Costa Mesa motel pool

A 57-year-old Fountain Valley woman drowned in a Costa Mesa motel pool Friday evening, according to authorities.

Swimmer, 53, drowns in Irvine pool

A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, according to authorities.

Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state...

Late lifeguard Carlson, firefighter Medina honored at Newport beach party

Late lifeguard Carlson, firefighter Medina honored at Newport beach party

Late Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was honored as lifeguard of the year Wednesday evening at the 17th annual Newport Beach Fire and...

Newport man pays SEC after admitting insider trading

A Newport Beach man paid the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about $6,000 this summer after he admitted taking part in an insider-...

Coffee with a Cop Wednesday in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesans can talk to a local police officer over a cup of coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Man arrested after reports of flasher at thrift store

Police arrested a 43-year-old man suspected of flashing shoppers in a Costa Mesa thrift store Tuesday.

Man pleads not guilty in 'white power' assault case

A Costa Mesa man denied charges that he attacked a group of men outside a pool hall in what police say was a racially motivated crime.

Fire in vent forces evacuation of Irvine restaurant

Diners and employees had to evacuate an Irvine restaurant Wednesday when a two-alarm fire tore through the ventilation system.

Drug take-back day set Saturday

Police in Orange County will collect unused pills Saturday as part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program designed to prevent...

Newport sued over death of bicyclist hit by car

Former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem is suing the city of Newport Beach, alleging it contributed to the death of his wife, Debra, who was hit by...

 Ben Carlson foundation gets $10,000 donation at Dodgers game

Ben Carlson foundation gets $10,000 donation at Dodgers game

When Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson died in the line of duty this summer, he was remembered as an athletic and committed guard who...

Newport party to honor lifeguards, firefighters

The 17th annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Beach Party will honor Ben Carlson as lifeguard of the year Wednesday evening.

Police: Fugitive nanny gave children medicine to sleep

Police are looking for a Newport Beach nanny who they say gave two children cold medicine to help them nap and then skipped an August...

Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent...

Police arrest 3 suspects in assault on woman

Three members of a Costa Mesa street gang were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting a woman from a rival gang, authorities said.

Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison...

Costa Mesa council's attempt to discuss police contract ends quickly

A closed-session meeting for the Costa Mesa City Council to begin its negotiation process with the city's police union was unexpectedly...

Median project proposed for Placentia Avenue not just a matter of aesthetics

Median project proposed for Placentia Avenue not just a matter of aesthetics

By beautifying portions of Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa hopes to also trick the eye and reduce drivers' speeds.

Dog in hot car leads to confrontation

Newport Beach police are investigating a confrontation involving two women and a man over a dog left inside a hot car Wednesday afternoon.

Faulty propane tank suspected in residential fire

Costa Mesa fire officials suspect that a malfunctioning propane tank caused a fire at a home on Gannet Drive on Tuesday evening.

Memorial statue proposed for Newport lifeguard Ben Carlson

Memorial statue proposed for Newport lifeguard Ben Carlson

A local group hopes a statue of fallen lifeguard Ben Carlson will stand permanent watch over the shoreline at the base of the Balboa Pier,...

Woman recovers stolen boat after seeing it in the harbor

A woman reclaimed a stolen boat Monday afternoon when she noticed it motoring around Newport Harbor, according to police.

4th arrest in sexual mutilation case

Authorities announced Tuesday that they have in custody the last of four people they believe participated in a plan to torture and...

Police: 'Personal space' argument leads to injury, arrest

A man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kicking and robbing a woman in her 70s after a disagreement about "personal space...

Boy, 2 adults hurt as vehicles apparently street racing hit their car

Three people, including a young boy, were injured Monday night when their car was struck by two vehicles apparently street racing in Costa...

Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

John Wayne Airport's two runways are getting new call numbers, airport officials said, and the reason is out of this world — sort of.

Man suspected of DUI after car hits pedestrians

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after his car struck two pedestrians in what police described as a hit-and-run early...

Pedestrians among those injured in collision near Orange Coast College

Pedestrians among those injured in collision near Orange Coast College

Seven people, including three pedestrians, were taken to the hospital after a rollover crash in Costa Mesa on Saturday morning.

Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-...

Newport expos: What you need for disaster readiness, senior services

Two expos are being presented in Newport Beach on Saturday – one offering tips on how to prepare for emergencies, and another...

Corona del Mar High offices burglarized

Newport Beach police are investigating a burglary at Corona del Mar High School that was discovered Thursday morning.

Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees

Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees

A driver fled after crashing a stolen car into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday night, according to police.

Jeep overturns on South Coast Drive; 3 hurt

Jeep overturns on South Coast Drive; 3 hurt

A three-car crash at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa left one car overturned and sent three...

Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway

Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway

Construction on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach is expected to snarl traffic along Mariner's Mile as the first phase of an Orange County...

Police: Man posing as real estate agent tried to sell house

Police have arrested a Costa Mesa man after he allegedly posed as a real estate agent and tried to sell a residential property to which he...

Man robs BofA on Harbor Boulevard, says he has gun, explosive

Man robs BofA on Harbor Boulevard, says he has gun, explosive

An unidentified man robbed a Costa Mesa bank Monday morning after informing the teller that he had a gun and explosive device, according...

Parking plans to be studied by Newport council Tuesday

The Newport Beach City Council will discuss parking plans for Corona del Mar and Balboa Village during a study session Tuesday.

Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping...

Hurricane-related waves expected Sunday

Hurricane-related waves expected Sunday

Some Orange County beaches got a preview Friday of the high surf expected this weekend as Hurricane Norbert churns in the Pacific.

Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son.

Costa Mesa reserve police get higher hourly pay than some full-timers

At Costa Mesa's Police Department, a part-time reserve officer can now earn more per hour than a starting full-time officer.

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